Category Archives: Events

WeSLAM Featuring Franny Choi: Preliminary Slam No. 3

The good folks of WeSLAM bring you the third and final preliminary slam of the semester. For poets interested in signing up to perform, there is important SIGN UP INFORMATION after the jump!

Come to Malcolm X House this Saturday to watch 10 poets battle it out to decide the final 4 competitors in the grand slam final! These 4, along with the 8 other finalists from previous preliminaries, will compete on December 5th for one of 5 slots on Wesleyan’s slam poetry team.

This weekend we are poetically blessed to have Franny Choi as our feature. Franny was a finalist at the 2012 Individual World Poetry Slam and a finalist at both the 2011 National Poetry Slam and the 2011 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Franny also works as an organizer with the Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM), a non-profit that challenges and supports Southeast Asian youth to become leaders, organizers, and critical thinkers. Franny is undoubtedly going to bring the house down.

Franny will also be hosting a workshop at 2pm on Saturday (day of the slam!) in Usdan 110. Come practice, come hang, come spend a few hours not worrying about homework.

Seating IS LIMITED, so if you want to go down with it, make sure to get there on time!

Date: Saturday, Nov 17th
Time: 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Place: Malcom X House
Facebook? Of Course.Why: Frannychoiiscomingohmygodwhat!?

MUSIC for MINDS @ Brew Bakers

Shyam Desai ’15 writes in:

On Saturday the 17th, The MINDS Foundation will team up with Brew Bakers on Main St. for a day of music and good vibes. Wake up late on Saturday and meander your way to Brew Bakers to get a breakfast sandwich or an extra large coffee— bring a book, or a friend, or multiple friends with books, or multiple books if you’re that type.

We’ll have some chill musical accompaniment to your morning refreshments:

Andrew Pfeiffer ’13 11-12:30

Molly Balsam ’14 12:30 – 2

Daniel Light ’14 2 – 3:30

Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 10 am –  5 pm
Place: 169 Main St. (Brew Bakers)
Cost: Free (it still costs $$ to get food)

KSA Culture Show

Jackie Zhang ’13 wanted to let ya’ll know about the KSA Culture Show:

Time to indulge in Korean culture and FOOD!!
Come to the KSA Culture Show!

Performances will range from Korean drumming, bboy, fan dance, bands,
hiphop dance, and more!!

Tickets will be sold THIS WEEK during lunch (12pm-1pm) and dinner
(5pm-6pm) at USDAN!!

Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 5 pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: $3 in Advance, $5 at the Door

Film Series: Shut Up and Play the Hits

2012. USA. Dir: Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace. Documentary. 110 min.

Having decided to quit while they’re ahead, disco infiltrators LCD Soundsystem prep for the final and biggest gig of their career: a sold out show at Madison Square Garden. Exquisitely recorded concert footage and intimate behind-the-scenes detail make this The Last Waltz for the dance-punk generation.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Student-Trustee Conversation on Financial Aid

Students asked that they be brought into the conversation with the Board of Trustees on issues such as the need-blind policy, and here’s an opportunity organized by the WSA:

What is the state of financial aid at Wesleyan? What are your thoughts on need-blind admissions? How much of a priority is aid and how should priorities in financial aid be established?

As part of this weekend’s gathering of the Board of Trustees, several trustees will be in attendance to engage in a conversation with students about financial aid at Wesleyan.

This event was arranged by the WSA.

Date: TODAY, November 16th
Time: 5:15-6:15PM
Place: PAC 001

Facebook event here.

Havdalah Ritual & Meal

This brought to you by Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15:

Join us for Havdalah this Saturday night to spiritually close Shabbat and enjoy a sense of renewal for the new week. Havdalah is a powerful Jewish ritual of distinguishing light from dark and Shabbat from the work week. We are hoping to build a grounding moment that is unique to our community. The ritual will include brief traditional blessings and beautiful melodies, followed by a dinner. We welcome all religious affiliations and non-affiliations and invite any instruments, songs, poems, or dance to share.

Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Place: Zelnick Pavilion

SHOFCO Benefit Concert

From the quite incredibly amazing SHOFCO superwoman Maeve Russell ’14:

SHOFCO’s doing a benefit concert, and it’s gonna be good. Alpha Delt will be jamming all night long with the funkiest bands on campus, and it’s all for SHOFCO! Bands include:

  • 10:30-11:15: Sky Bars
  • 11:30-12:15: Bones Complex
  • 12:30-1:15: The Taste

Tickets are being sold all this week at Usdan during lunch and dinner for $2!!! Come get your ticket now to guarantee entrance to the concert!

So come dance your a$$e$ off for the only tuition-free school for girls in the entire slum of Kibera.

Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 10:30 pm- 1:15 am
Place: Alpha Delt
Cost: $2