Category Archives: Events

WeSlam Presents: The First Preliminary Slam of the Semester

Zachary Sporn ’15 claims to have heard every pun ever made about his last name, so don’t even try:

10 poets. 2 rounds. Who will take the first four spots to compete in the Wesleyan Final Slam? Come watch these poets battle with beautiful words this Saturday in the World Music Hall in the CFA @7:30. Anyone is welcome to slam, regardless of experience (click the link for details if you plan on performing). You’re not going to want to miss this. And we don’t want you to either.

But wait, there’s more! We will also be hearing poems from the incredibly talented Michael Lee. Michael is a Minneapolis poet,
performer, fiction writer, and youth worker who is currently the ninth ranked slam poet in the world. He was named the 2011 “Best Individual Poet” of Collegiate Nationals (CUPSI). Michael was both the 2011 Minneapolis (Poetry) Grand Slam Champion and the Great Plains Pile Up Champion. He performs and conducts poetry workshops at rehabs, homeless shelters, religious/spiritual institutions, youth programs, colleges and high schools in Minnesota and around the country.

Sunday: Audition for a 16mm Thesis Film

Calling all actors, male and female! This might just be the film for YOU to star in. And it will be directed by the lovely Stefan Skripak ’13. Auditions will take place 1:30-4 in PAC 001 More info via producer Albert Tholen ’15 below:

We are looking to fill two parts:
  • Boy– a wide-eyed young man who has yet to learn the consequences of his child-like faith
  • Girl – a striking young woman with a curious innocence and understanding of the natural world around her

Wesward Information Session

From Lisa Sy ’13:

Wesward  is a new online website that was born out of the feeling that anti-oppression, identity, activist and any other active Wesleyan student groups and students need an online hub for communication and collaboration.

We are holding an interest meeting Saturday, 9/22, 2pm in Allbritton 304 for any and all people who would like to work with us! We welcome anyone who wants to work with us in any capacity they can; no technical skills for the online component are necessary at all.

Date: Saturday, September 22
Time: 2 pm
Place: Allbritton 304
Cost: The cost of revolution.

Goodnight, Texas Concert @ Earth House

Coming in from ye ole Oliver Jim ’14 of Earthe House:

Goodnight, TX a downright bodacious folk/string band returns to EARTH HOUSE to pluck away the night! New album of theirs drops on October 2nd. They blew away the crowd last spring and are back by popular demand! So come early and stay late.

Date: Saturday, September 22
Time: 9:00 pm – 12:00  am
Place: Earth House, 159 High Street


Anonymous Ensemble’s “Liebe Love Amour!” @ CFA Theater

Check out this video interview with Jessica Weinstein ’02, produced by Yeran Zhou ’14, and get excited for Liebe Love Amour! this Saturday, a choose-your-own-adventure-style film-ish play:

The latest interactive work by Anonymous Ensemble, “Liebe Love Amour!” (2012), is a raw, theatricalized “live film” of a search for an understanding of the phenomenon of love, inspired by the iconography of actress and singer Marlene Dietrich and director Erich von Stroheim. The audience’s stories become part of the fabric of the piece as they help guide the spontaneous “choose-your-own-adventure” narrative, which is told by performers Jessica Weinstein ’02, Eamonn Farrell, and Liz Davito. The New England premiere of “Liebe Love Amour!” features live video processing, lush orchestral music composed by William Antoniou, and film footage from the “Golden Age” of Hollywood that has come into the public domain.

Date: Saturday, September 22
Time: 8pm – 9:30pm
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $6 for Wesleyan students (tickets at the box office)

R. Stevie Moore @ Eclectic

Hey! Who’s that guy hangin’ out with MGMT? Your lo-fi grandaddy, that’s who. Wyatt Hodgson ’14 has more:

He’s R. Stevie Moore.
He’s released over 400 records.
He’s a pioneer of lo-fi music.
He’s catchy as all hell.
He’s a legend.
He’s playing Eclectic this Saturday.

A documentary on the man himself: