Category Archives: Events

Dither Electric Guitar Quartet

“The electric guitar quartet Dither, typifying this nebulous twenty-first century, brings massive chops with an egalitarian sense of purpose to every piece of music.” – Free Music Archive

Heads up from the CFA: Dither is coming to Wesleyan! For those who don’t know, Dither is a New York based electric guitar quartet dedicated to an eclectic mix of experimental repertoire, which spans composed music, improvisation, and electronic manipulation. Formed in 2007, the quartet has performed in the United States and abroad, presenting new commissions, original compositions, improvisations, multimedia works, and large guitar ensemble pieces. With sounds ranging from clean pop textures to heavily processed noise, from tight rhythmic unity to cacophonous sound mass, all of Dither’s music embraces the beautiful, engulfing, and often gloriously loud sound of electric guitars. The current members of the quartet are Taylor Levine, Joshua Lopes, James Moore and Gyan Riley.

  • What: Concert by Dither Electric Guitar Quartet, featuring the world premiere of “Mi-Go” (2012) by Joshua Lopes
  • Date: Friday, November 16
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Place: Crowell Concert Hall, located at 50 Wyllys Avenue on the Wesleyan campus
  • Cost: $6 for students, $22 for the general public

For (lots) more info about Dither, click after the jump.

Join Well-Being House in the Spring

From Meiyi Cheng ’13:

Are you looking for a SUBSTANCE-FREE living environment? Are you interested in living a healthy lifestyle? Join Well-being house in the spring semester! We are looking for sophomores and juniors currently not living in a program house to fill two openings, one in a male double and one single!

Where: 250 Court Street, 2 minutes’ walk from Downey House

Why:
1. Safe substance-free environment
2. Laundry in the house and AWESOME kitchen
3. Close to English Department, Downey House, Romance Language &
Literature Department, College of the Environment, Fisk, CFA
buildings, Russel House
4. Awesome housemates!

When: Before Friday, November 16 at 9am.

Send an email to Meiyi Cheng at mcheng(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for house application. Come join us!

Deadline: TOMORROW, November 16 by 9am

“Performance Now” Film Series: Other Worlds

Stratton Coffman ’14 writes in:

Join us for a program this Thursday evening that pairs films made by Daria Martin and Laurie Simmons, two artists who break down the boundaries between dance, visual art, and music, in work that shares a highly aestheticized exterior belying more complex and disturbing content. The elegant work of British artist Daria Martin—”In the Palace” (2000), “Loneliness and the Modern Pentathlon” (2004-5), and “Harpstrings & Lava” (2007)—presents the human body as a mechanized and abstract container for rich emotions, composed with the eye of a painter for two-dimensional surfaces and the mind of a filmmaker for visceral three-dimensional perspectives. Laurie Simmons, best known for her large-scale puppet-based photographs from the 1980s, made her directorial debut with “The Music of Regret” (2006), a three-act musical featuring actress Meryl Streep that uses puppets to enact tales of ambition, disappointment, love, loss, and regret, suggesting the darker side of domesticity, and the fragile ecology of everyday life.

Date: Thursday, November 15
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Place: Powell Family Cinema
Cost: Free

Middletown Encuentro: Community Dialogue on Shared Struggles

From Daniel Plafker ’15 who sent us a model event submission (props to you, bro):

A horizontal, democratic moment of encounter for the Middletown community, Encuentro is a concept developed by the Zapatistas of Mexico and since adopted by communities in resistance around the world. It is a place for dialogue about the shared struggles that bind us: a gathering of individuals who are struggling for housing, education, health, freedom, justice, love, a voice, a space to exist, peace, respect, themselves, for our community, for our dignity, and for humanity.

Encuentro is organized by a coalition of Middletown locals and Wesleyan students. Come together to share a free meal, to listen to music, to build solidarity, and to discuss the urgent need for action. Ongoing discussions include the establishment of a community police watch, collective debt resistance, and a free people’s garden.

The first step in addressing the class antagonisms that manifest in violence between our fellowMiddletown residents is to encounter each other to see where our struggles intersect.

This is a place for immigrants, workers, students, the unhoused, and the unemployed to unite around our shared humanity and organize for our collective future.

Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 1:30pm-5:00pm (Wes students can take free van from Parking Lot C – Corner of Church and High @ 1:15pm)
Place: Founders Hall, Middlesex Community College
Cost: Free
Facebook: See the full events schedule

Film Series: Female Trouble

1974. USA. Dir: John Waters. With Divine, David Lochary. 97 min.


“Who wants to die for art?” Waters’ divine muse takes on Baltimore’s most carnally outrageous denizens in his follow up to 1971’s infamous PINK FLAMINGOS. The film pushes the limits of “comedy” and “taste” ever further, becoming at once visceral exploitation, sly satire, and an absurdist anti-manifesto. Co-sponsored by Queer Organizing Committee.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free

Who’da Funk It? @ the Westco Café

Hey ya’ll, David Whitney ’16 wanted to let everyone know about the Who’da Funk It? concert @ the Westco Café

Who’da Funk It? is a young, all-female funk band from Amherst MA whose genre melting sound could be described as somewhere between alternative rock, arty experimental, afrobeat, ska, bossa nova, klezmer and just about anything else.

The important thing is that their music will make you want to dance.

See them perform their first show at Wes friday in the Westco Café!

Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 10 pm
Place: Westco Café
Cost: FREE, FREE, FREE! (It’s like it’s Christmas or something!)

Check out the FACEBOOK EVENT & DA MUSIC!!!

The Vintage Players Present Chasing Manet

Olivia Ford ’13 wants ya’ll to check out Chasing Manet:

Come see the beautiful play by Tina Howe , CHASING MANET!

Directed by Carolyn Kirsch

November 16th and 17th at 7pm
November 18th at 3pm
Green Street Arts Center
51 Green Street, Middletown, CT
$10 Suggested Donation
Reservations are required. Please call (860) 685-7797.

Date: Friday (11/16), Saturday (11/17), Sunday (11/18)
Time: 7 pm (on Nov. 16 & 17) & 3 pm (on Nov. 18)
Place: Green Street Arts Center: 51 Green Street, Middletown, CT
Cost: A suggested $10 donation

Call (860) 685-7797 to make a required reservation.

Resonance Info Session

From Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn ’13 (try saying that name 5 times fast):

Resonance Journal, Wesleyan’s East/Southeast Asian journal, is looking for new members for our editorial team! Anyone interested in being a part of the reviewing and editing process, designing spreads, blogging, working with website design, or East Asian culture in general should come to our informational meeting on Friday, November 16 in PAC 136 from 5-6PM. We’ll be tossing around ideas for our Spring 2012 issue.

Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 5pm
Place: PAC 136

“Performance Now” Film Series: Other Worlds

From Stratton Coffman ’14:

Join us for a program this Thursday evening that pairs films made by Daria Martin and Laurie Simmons, two artists who break down the boundaries between dance, visual art, and music, in work that shares a highly aestheticized exterior belying more complex and disturbing content. The elegant work of British artist Daria Martin—”In the Palace” (2000), “Loneliness and the Modern Pentathlon” (2004-5), and “Harpstrings & Lava” (2007)—presents the human body as a mechanized and abstract container for rich emotions, composed with the eye of a painter for two-dimensional surfaces and the mind of a filmmaker for visceral three-dimensional perspectives. Laurie Simmons, best known for her large-scale puppet-based photographs from the 1980s, made her directorial debut with “The Music of Regret” (2006), a three-act musical featuring actress Meryl Streep that uses puppets to enact tales of ambition, disappointment, love, loss, and regret, suggesting the darker side of domesticity, and the fragile ecology of everyday life.

Date: Today, November 15th
Time: 7pm
Place: Powell Family Cinema
Cost: Free

Panel: What Does it Mean to be ______-Caribbean?

Marjahn Finlayson ’15 invites you to join in defining the meaning of Carribean identities:

 In conjunction with Latino Affirmation Month, the Carribean Students Association and Ajua Campos present a panel on what it means to be Carribean and Latino/American/etc.

Date: Thursday, November 15
Time: 7 pm – 8pm
Place: PAC 004
Cost: Zilch.