Category Archives: Events

Joint Chiefs of Math Concert at Buho

From Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15:

It’s the last concert of the year for Buddhist House! Are you wondering what math has to do with rock? Do you enjoy rhythms that throw off your internal sense of balance? Are you at least curious what I’m talking about?

Joint Chiefs of Math is a guitar and drum math-rock duo based in Philly. Think Hella meets This Town Needs Guns meets Breadwinner meets Don Caballero. Or just checkitout:

We’ve also got the student group Anaphylactic Shock opening for them, featuring Henry Robertson ’13 on guitar and vox, Frank Fineis ’13 on bass, Jacob Masters ’15 on keys, and Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15 on drums.

Date: Tonight, November 30th
Time: 10PM
Place: BuHo
Facebook Event: Link.

“Not In My Backyard is Beautiful!” Panel Discussion

We actually didn’t get an e-mail about this, but this panel today with the College of the Environment Think Tank 2012 seems semi-relevant to the current battle that is taking place over the Centerplan development:

NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) environmental protests are usually associated with images and rhetoric of selfish, parochial communities who engage in violent clashes with authorities.  Most social science literature thus far has focused on what policy makers and businesses can do to avoid this kind of opposition.  This panel takes a different view.  Examining NIMBY environmental protests in Germany, China, Russia, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, the four panelists will argue that although they may begin with narrow goals, NIMBY protests can often have positive and lasting influences on environmental policy and governance. 

Projects for Peace Grant Info Sessions

Dana Pellegrino ‘GRAD is incredibly succinct:

$10,000 grant. 2 Info Sessions: 11/30 at 4PM and 12/10 at 1PM, Allbritton Room 304. Projects for Peace. Get it.

Wait! I didn’t read the…

Date: Today, November 30th and Monday, December 10th
Time: 4 pm (today) and 1 pm (on the 10th)
Place: AllbiTRON 304
Money: 10,000 green ones

“The Other City” Screening in Honor of World AIDS Day

From Tali Robbins ’15:

Join us this December 1 for a screening of “The Other City” in honor of World AIDS Day.

Not far from the White House, the Capitol, and the National Mall lies a part of Washington, DC that the tourists never see and the mainstream media virtually ignores. At least three percent of DC is HIV positive, a staggering rate higher than parts of Africa. Behind all the stories of heartbreak, loss, and struggle there are also the incredible, encouraging stories of the people behind grassroots movements to extend education, combat stigmas, and spread hope.

Come, watch, eat free Typhoon dinner, and remember to wear red!

Date: Saturday, December 1
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Place: Shanklin 107
Cost: FREE (and you get Typhoon dinner)
FB Event.

Film Series: American Psycho

2000. USA. Dir: Mary Harron. With Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe. 102 min.

Patrick Bateman: a man with the winning smile of Tom Cruise and the bloodthirsty tendencies of Hannibal Lecter. Bale’s breakthrough performance blurs the line between deeply disturbing and downright hilarious, carrying a biting critique of Reagan-era business culture and masculine vanity (not to mention a compelling defense of Huey Lewis). It’s hip to be square!

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

Desperate Measures Holiday Sweater Show

 Ariel Lesnick ’14 would like to share the following message, with the hope that it will kindle some warmth within your laughter deprived souls:

Desperate Measures Improv(e) Comedy goes out with a bang with their FINAL show of the semester! In countless families, there is at least one person who loves to create, wear, and gift, spectacular sweaters. Thrift shops worldwide also help to contribute fabulously festive fabrics for a better tomorrow.

Come get cozy with us!

Place: West(cozy)Co Cafe
Date: Friday, Novembah 30th, 2012
Time: 8-9 pm
Cost: No Monies

Noche De Gala

From Zaida Garcia ’15 who always knows where the party’s at:

Come celebrate and wrap up the end of Latin@ Affirmation Month at our annual semi-formal! Attire is black and white. Come classy y listo para bailar. DJ STYLES will be returning to Wes this weekend to hold it down. Tickets will be sold in Usdan all week. Thank you to all those who have supported Ajùa Campos this month, Wesleyan’s oldest Latin@ student organization!

Date: Saturday, December 1st
Time: 11:00pm – 3:00am
Place: 200 Church
Cost: $3 individual, $5 couple
Facebook it. 

TASTE-O-QUAZI: Just a Little Olin Concert

Trina Park ’15 wants to let you know that Quasimodal (Shout out to Emma Buford ’16!) is going to throw down in Olin tonight.

While not time for our big end-of-semester show, we felt it was time for a little showing.

Come to Olin @ 9:30 for the briefest of sets (<20 min) and let us serenade you! We have some unbelievably fantastic newbies that we’d love to show off, and a couple great new songs.

Come a little tipsy, get a little tipsy. Stop by on your way to a pre-game, or use the concert as an excuse to get away from that awkward pre-game with your Spanish class. Meet a friend, find a lover.

So come on down at 9:30 and help us close down Olin before you head off and begin your Friday night.

Date: Friday, November 30th
Time: 9:30pm
Place: Olin
Cost: FREE (no need for bills, bills, bills)

Facebook event, yo!

Campaign Finance, Political Communication, and the 2012 Elections

From Matt Motta ’13:

With the support of the Knight Foundation, CSPL, Baldwin University Lectures, and the Government Department, the Wesleyan Media Project will be bringing several prominent scholars and national media representatives to Wesleyan’s campus for an election conference on Nov 30 (details here).

Please RSVP to Laura Baum (lbaum(at)wesleyan(dot)edu).

If you can’t make it in person, the day’s events will be live webcast from 9am to 4:30pm (link will be available on the Project website). We will also be tweeting and you can send questions to us @wesmediaproject or through hashtag #WesElectionConf.

Date: Friday, November 30
Time: Panels throughout the day, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108

Wesleyan Contra Dance

Oriana Ott invites you to have ragtaggin’ root-toot-tooting good time

Come on out to Beckham Hall this Friday for our very own contra dance.  Contra dancing is basically socialization with movement. There will be a beginner’s lesson 7:30, but no experience or partner is needed.

The dance starts at 8:00.

Caller: Luke Donforth

Musicians: Corey Walters on flute and mandolin; Nora Smith on fiddle; Christopher Jacobs on guitar

Snacks and water will be provided!

Date: Tomorrow, November 30th
Time: 8:00pm until the cows come home 11pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: FREE