Category Archives: Events

WestCo Open Mic Right Now

Beautiful boy prince Zack Kantor ’15 wants you all to take a break from work and check out WestCo Open Mic (in the WestCo Cafe)! Sign ups are right now!! From the FB event:

This will be the first Westco Open Mic of the year! Open Mic happens now on only the special-est of Wednesdays in the WestCo Cafe, and it gives students a chance to perform a song, read poetry, do a dance, play an instrument, or just sit and watch their talented peers do those things! ANY types of acts are welcome, in fact, the weirdest ones are the best ones!

Sign-ups will be at 9:00 pm in the Westco Cafe and the show will start PRECISELY at 9:30, so please please please come then!

You do NOT have to be in Westco to perform or come!

Date: Today, September 12
Time: Now!
Place: WestCo Cafe

You Need To Know About ZviDance

Know about it yet? No? Why the hell not? Fine. Take it away, Anya Backlund ’11:

Srsly. You need to know about ZviDance.

Specifically, know these things:

1.     ZviDance’s Zoom is the first performance in the CFA’s 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series – read on for more info about the show!

2.     [No longer applicable because I posted this late as fuck. Angry comments below! -Ed.]

3.     There’s a free masterclass with the dancers this Saturday at 11am in Bessie Schonberg Dance Studios on Pine Street. Register at the box office plz (again, deets below).

4.     Zoom is a dance about social media. Not kidding. You’re even supposed to use your smartphone during the performance (?!) to take pictures and text them (and your written thoughts) to a dancer on stage who then incorporates all that into real-time video collages that are then projected into the theater. THEN the dancers interact with the photos, texts, etc. In other words, your work becomes a part of their work.

Potluck Dinner Welcoming New Sustainability Coordinator

Wesleyan has hired its first ever Sustainability Coordinator.

From Earth House:

Come join Earth House and the environmental community on campus in welcoming our new sustainability coordinator Jen Kleindienst to Wesleyan! This will be a meet and greet event.

Seeing as this is a potluck, please bring food or drink to share, as well as your own reusable plate and fork!

Date: Tonight, Wednesday, September 12
Time: 6 pm
Place:  Earth House, 159 High. St.
Cost: Food to share
Facebook event

J Street U General Interest Meeting

Tired of hearing your grandmother talk about how anti-Israel Obama is at the dinner table? Want to learn more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a perspective that Mitt Romney wouldn’t endorse?

Come to the J Street U General interest meeting!  Officially J Street “is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans fighting for the future of Israel as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people. We believe that Israel’s Jewish and democratic character depend on a two-state solution, resulting in a Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace and security.”

J Street U is the student organizing arm of J Street and provides a good deal of freedom for chapters to run whatever events they like, so no matter your politics (or lack thereof) come check it out!

Date: Thursday, September 13
Time: 8:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108

Contact hwerman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, jpollan(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, rcasparjohns(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, or nsandweissbas(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for more info.

Audition for Winter Dance

See, it's fun!

Elisa Waugh ’13 wants you to audition for the Winter Dance:

Auditions will be held at the Schonberg Dance Studio at 247 Pine. No experience needed, but come dressed in comfortable clothing and ready to move! All dancers in the Winter Dance show will get to dance on the fabulous CFA stage and receive .25 credit.

Date: September 12, 2012
Time: 4:45 – 5:45 or 6- 7
Place: 247 Pine

Audition for “Eyes of a Blue Dog”

From Cicily Gruber ’15:

Come audition for Eyes of a Blue Dog, a new play by Grace Herman-Holland ’15, based on three short stories by Gabriel García Márquez.  The play is about a man and a woman who have been meeting every night in their dreams for years, but are unable to find each other in their waking lives.

The audition will be a cold read in pairs, so you will need bring a friend or make one at the auditions. Preferably, your partner will be of the opposite sex.  Performances will be on November 9th and 10th.

Questions? Please email Grace Herman-Holland at gholland(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Cicily Gruber at cgruber(at)wesleyan(dot)edu!

When: September 13th (tomorrow!) from 7 to 10 PM, and September 14th from 5 to 7 PM.
Where: 92 Theater tomorrow; the east room of the theater studios on Friday.
Why: why not?

Facebook event here.

Small Forest Temple, Big Forest Lessons

Aleksey Huntsin ’13 is taking a break from not submitting Wesleying posts to submit a Wesleying post or two:

This year’s lessons in Meditation, Taichi, and Kung Fu, taught by the Wesleyan Small Forest Temple, are beginning this Thursday!

The practice sessions meet on Thursdays: Meditation at 5:00pm in the Memorial Chapel meditation room, Taichi at 6:30 in the Freeman Athletic Center Multipurpose Room, and Kung Fu at 7:30 in the Freeman Athletic Center Wrestling Room.

Although there is a course fee of $60 payable by cash or check, the temple expresses that money should not be an obstacle in training and they are willing to work with students should the need arise.

Email ahunt@wes for more info or to be added to the listserv.

  • Where: depends on the class – Memorial Chapel meditation room, the Freeman Athletic Center Multipurpose Room & Wrestling Room (look above)
  • When: Thursdays – time depends on the class as well (look above)
  • Cost: $60 / otherwise decided upon fee

Click through for a little background on the Temple Master and his qualifications.

Peace Corps Information Sessions

From the Career Center: 

Live, Learn, and Work with a Community Abroad!

On September 12th, Anthony Trujillo, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and Peace Corps recruitment representative will be on campus to share about his experience living and working in Mongolia and Ukraine and the many benefits of international service.