Category Archives: Events

Kyle McNeill and the Stumble @ the Westco Café

Nick Selden ’16 likes good music and contemplating the more profound topics of life. Do you?

Kyle McNeill and the Stumble is a rock and roll band from Los Angeles. They’re blowing up on the LA Music Scene. Taking cues from rock, jazz, and blues Kyle McNeill is a song writer contemplating the more profound topics of life. If you like good music this show is for you.

Wesleyan’s own singer-songwriter Andrew Hove ’15 will be opening.

Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 pm – 12:00 am
Place: Westco Café
Sound: Cloud

WesDEF Presents: What is the “Wesleyan Experience

Carey Gilchrist ’13 writes in:

After President Roth’s announcement about budget allocations, there has been a lot of talk about which aspects of our school should/can be cut and which aspects are essential to maintain the integrity of the “Wesleyan Experience.” This will be a neutral space to deeply explore difficult and personal questions about what the “Wesleyan Experience” means to us.

Everyone is welcome and snacks will be provided!

 Date: Sunday, November 18th
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Place: Room 114, 41 Wyllys
Face: bookSnacks: yes!

Happening Now: Redeveloping Our Brownfields: An Open Forum for Education and Discussion

From Maggie Feldman-Piltch ’14:

Brownfields are sites recognized by the state or federal government as contaminated by toxins. More than three exist within the limits of Middletown, including on Long Lane Farm, and both Beckham Hall and 41 Wyllys are remediated brownfield sites.

Join members of Professor Lori Gruen’s “Justice and the Environment” for an educational discussion regarding Middletown-area brownfields and how we can get involved in their remediation and redevelopment. Light Refreshments will be served!

Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 2pm-3pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Olson Commons
Facebook Event: Link.

AASC Film Screening: Better Luck Tomorrow

From Lynna Zhong ’15:

A movie with a badass ALL Asian American cast?  A movie without Asian American stereotypes? An ACTION-packed Movie? Brew Bakers BRUNCH?

Asian American Student Collective presents a screening of Better Luck Tomorrow!

Directed by Justin Lin, a group of unlikely high school students take up crime as an extracurricular activity but they soon find themselves moving deeper into the criminal underworld than they ever anticipated, and things get ugly when they try to move on.


Date: Sunday, November 18th
Time: 1 pm
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Free

Film Series: A Day at the Races

1937. USA. Dir: Sam Wood. With The Marx Brothers. 111 min.

Groucho, Chico, and Harpo attempt to save a sanitarium from foreclosure by dabbling in “The Sport of Kings,” only to wreak havoc on horses and hospital-dwellers alike. The madcap Marx routines and silly songs snowball towards a chaotic (yet, we caution, intermittently racist) finale at the Big Race.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free

Recess Rocks! Volunteers

Jelisa Adair ’13 is making me nostalgic:

What: Recess Rocks! is a program designed to help keep children active during their recesses in the winter months. It is a fun, dance focused program that anyone can learn to teach!
When: Volunteer any weekday you are available between 11-2! There is one mandatory training on Tuesday, November 27th from 6:00-9:00pm, location TBA.
Who: Anyone who likes children and wants to get involved in the Middletown Community!

For more information, contact wesleyanchc(at)

ReTribe Spiritual Retreat Info Session

From Lily Martin ’14:

Don’t know what to do during your loooong winter break? Come join other young adults at Retribe’s Rite of Passage Retreat this Jan 2-7. It will be a week of transformations, including workshops in Trance Dance, Breathwork, Mindfulness, Yoga, Nature Immersion, Drumming, Art etc.

Come hear more about it and get your questions answered by Julia Martin, the founder of ReTribe, at a brief info session with tea and cookies) this Saturday in Farmhouse at 2:00.

Date: Sunday, November 18
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Place: Farm House
Cost: Free

Spread the Seeds of WILD WestCo!

“A seed is a small embryonic plant enclosed in a covering called the seed coat, usually with some stored food. It is the product of the ripened ovule of gymnosperm and angiosperm plants which occurs after fertilization and some growth within the mother plant. The formation of the seed completes the process of reproduction in seed plants (started with the development of flowers and pollination), with the embryo developed from the zygote and the seed coat from the integuments of the ovule.” – NDST ’15

Ever wondered what the heck is going on in the WestCo courtyard? Ever
wondered when it’ll all finally be green? Ever wondered what 100
chocolate chip cookies (and a bunch of apple cider tea) look like?
Stop by the WestCo courtyard this Saturday to help spread the seeds
for (almost) the entire WILD WestCo Permaculture Garden and find out!
There will also be time for talking about what’s been going on in the
WILD WestCo site, about permaculture more generally, and for lots n
lots of treats and beverages!

Hope to see you all there!

Date: Saturday, 17 Nov.
Time: 2:15 PM
Place: WestCo Courtyard
Cost: One exotic native plant (still)