Category Archives: Events

Gino Robair: Solo and Ensemble Show @ Russell House

How many kids in the Experimental Music Group does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Just one. Ashlin Aronin ’13 bloops:

TOMORROW NIGHT!  The Experimental Music Group presents Gino Robair: composer, improviser, pioneering percussionist and electronic musician from the Bay Area. Robair will present a set of solo percussion and electronics, followed by an ensemble of Wesleyan students and alums who will perform a set of his improvisation-based group compositions.

Gino Robair has performed and recorded with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Nina Hagen, Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, John Butcher, Derek Bailey, Peter Kowald, Otomo Yoshihide, and the ROVA Saxophone Quartet. He is one of the “25 innovative percussionists” included in the book Percussion Profiles (SoundWorld, 2001), as well as a founding member of the Splatter Trio and Pink Mountain. His opera, I, Norton, based on the life of Norton I, Emperor of the United States, has been performed throughout North America and Europe.

Date: Sunday, November 04
Time: 9:00PM – 10:30 PM
Place: Russell House
Cost: Free

First Annual La Boca Taco Eating Contest

Main Street’s La Boca invites you to eat a shitload of tacos next week and possibly win $200:

Hope you’re hungry! La Boca’s First Annual Taco Eating contest! Preliminary on Wednesday, Nov 14th from 7-10 pm. Finals on Friday Nov 16th from 8-9pm. All participants must fill out and submit the sign up sheet to La Boca (find it on the La Boca website here). Sign up sheets are also available at La Boca’s front desk. $200 cash prize for the winner who eats the most!

Date: November 14, 2012
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Place: 337 Main Street
Cost: $20 to participate, free to watch

Sustainability Roundtable presented by The Green Fund

Via Sam Walker ’13:

Do you want to learn more about the green initiatives at Wes? Curious about how you can make a difference? Trying to find people to help achieve your sustainable visions? Like hanging out in the Public Affairs Center?

Join the Green Fund Committee in PAC 001 at 3 pm Sunday 11/4 [That’s Tomorrow!] for a proposal workshop and a project brainstorming session!


DATE: Tomorrow
TIME: 3 pm

Film Series: Woman in the Dunes

1964. Japan. Dir: Hiroshi Teshigahara. With Eiji Okada. 123 min.

An entomologist finds himself trapped in a strange town with the eponymous woman in this gorgeous, intriguing allegory. Teshigahara’s second collaboration with author Kobo Abe (who adapted his own celebrated novel) conducts a sensitive and palpably atmospheric rumination on existential entrapment and emotional connection.

Tonight, 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Sparkplug Plays Buho

From Bill Carbone:

Sparkplug, the groovy funky organ-tastic extravaganza, will be appearing at Buho this Saturday!

Sam&Friends go on just after 10 And then Sparkplug! checkemout

Date: Saturday, November 3
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Place: Buho
Cost: Free