Category Archives: Events

WestCo Open Mic [Now]


Beautiful boy prince Zack Kantor ’15 wants you all to take a break from work and check out WestCo Open Mic (in the WestCo Cafe)! Sign ups are right now! First open mic of the semester! yah!

Date: Today, February 6
Time: Now!
Place: WestCo Cafe

Sal Hepatica this Weekend at the ’92

From my girl Bennett Kirschner ’13:

Friends! Lovers! Acquaintances! Unknowns! Sal Hepatica goes up this weekend, at 7 and 9PM on Friday and 7PM on Saturday. Together, we will enjoy magical renditions of tiny animals, travel to far-away places, dance to be-bop jazz, and grapple with the paralyzing force of meticulous cleanliness. The show is three tiny shows bundled up into one delightful hour — seats are very limited, so we recommend you come whenever you can.

Friday, February 8th
Saturday, February 9th

7:00 PM and 9:00 PM (Friday)
7:00 PM (Saturday)

’92 Theater

Buttonwood Tree Seeks Wesleyan Band For Paid Opening Set

buttonwood tree

You heard right — paid.  Elizabeth Halprin ’14 writes in with an opportunity for your talented student band to earn money playing music.  Isn’t that the dream?

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Community Center: in Middletown is looking for an indie rock sorta band to perform on March 1st with Higher Animals. We’d need a 45 – 55 minute set, and the band would get 1/3 of the door profits. Tickets are usually $10, $5 for students.

Please email thebuttonwoodtree(at)gmail(dot)com if you’re interested.
Seems pretty straightforward to me: Step One: Email the fine people of The Buttonwood Tree.  Step Two: Advertise the heck out of this show.  Step Three: ???.  Step Four: PROFIT.
When: Friday, March 1st.
Contact: thebuttonwoodtree(at)gmail(dot)com
Deadline: Apply soon!  As in, now!

EcoMusic Competition

From Sewon Kang ’14:

Calling all environmentally conscious & musically gifted friends!

Submit to an EcoMusic competition hosted by COE, Music, and CFA that centers around environmental issues/themes seen in the exhibition FOOD-WATER-LIFE, currently in the Zilkha Gallery. We are looking for proposals for creative and passionate music that addresses these issues so please consider submitting! You could win $200!!! YAY! Proposals due 3/1/13.

See below for guidelines.

The Hip Hop Show Feat. Flatbush Zombies & kechPhrase

Ujamaa Presents...

From McKenzii Webster ’13:

Joey Bada$$ killed it last semester, and NOW Flatbush Zombies are going to kill it on FEBRUARY 8th!!!

If you haven’t heard of the Flatbush Zombies, then you must be DEAD!!! These BEAST COAST affiliates, are on the rise, and they are about to take over Wesleyan for one night!

It doesn’t stop there either!! kechPhrase will be opening!! This Veehead signee (Kool AD’s label) is making waves in the game with his production and verses, but the crazy part is he’s ONLY a Senior at UPenn!

This will be a concert like no other!!!

Date: Friday, February 8
Time: 10 p.m.
Place: Psi U
Facebook: Right Here

Story Time with Brendan O’Donnell ’14

Story Time with Brendan O'Donnell '14

Some weeks ago, when Brendan O’Donnell ’14, otherwise known as BZOD, otherwise known as The King of Friends, made his triumphant return from Chile, I joked that he had so many people to catch up with, he should just have one huge catch-up session and get it all out at once. He replied that he was actually thinking of booking the CFA Hall for similar purposes (and our readers enthusiastically approved). Instead, he has opted to reserve WestCo Cafe. From Brendan O’Donnell ’14:

WHAT THIS IS: I went abroad to Chile last semester. People are asking me to tell them stories. In an effort to not tell the same stories a dozen times, I figured I’d hold a storytime. You’ll hear about everything from strikes to credit cards to apostrophes to buses and police stations. Hell, maybe if you’re a good audience, I’ll even sing you a song. It’ll last for between an hour and an hour and a half.

Also, even if you graduated/are abroad, I invited you in case I post audio or pictures or something here. Or maybe you want to post on the wall about how much you love and/or hate me. Both of those are cool.

Date: Tonight, February 6
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: WestCo Cafe
Cost: Free as Brendan’s friendship
Facebook event: Fill out the survey and help Brendan decide if she should invite Michael S. Roth ’78!

Planning Meeting for Gun Control March in Hartford

From Em Kianka ’13:

Missed the first planning meeting but wish you could have came? Please come to the second planning meeting for the March for Change that will take place in Hartford on Thursday, February 14th from 11-12:30. The March for Change is a grassroots effort organized by a coalition of activists supporting the enactment of safer gun legislation in CT and will support the efforts of CT Against Gun Violence. March for Change supports several potential legislative changes, including strengthening our assault weapons ban and banning large capacity ammunition magazines of more than 7 rounds, with no grandfathering.

Please come stand in solidarity and attend this planning meeting! As a community, we must take a stand and tell our legislators that enacting gun control legislation is necessary to ending gun violence in the state of Connecticut. At this meeting, we will be having an informed and grounded discussion of gun control in the U.S., making posters and fliers for the march, and discussing how to get as many people involved as possible.

Open Outreach Session @ East Asian Studies Center

The great wave

From Daniel Plafker ’15:

Promote Asian culture and art to adorable children at the East Asian Studies Center Outreach Program’s open house this Friday! Throughout the semester, our program receives groups of kids from across the region to learn about Asian culture from Wesleyan students. We lead activities ranging from arts & crafts to music, food, dancing, and games. Also the kids are really cute, which is a bonus.

If you’re interested in potentially joining the program (it’s paid!) or just wanna see what its all about, we invite you to join us this Friday to observe, help out, and play with the kiddies.

Date: Friday, February 8th
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: East Asian Studies Center (Washington and Mt. Vernon Street)
Cost: Free
Facebook link: Link

Comparing and Contrasting South African Apartheid & Israeli Government Policy


From JJ Mitchell ’15:

Come hear Darryl Li compare and contrast South African Apartheid and Israeli Government Policy.

Darryl Li is an anthropologist and attorney whose research is broadly concerned with the relationship between law, empire, and war in the context of encounters between people from different (non-western) regions and cultures. He has been exploring these themes through research on Arab Muslim travelers and immigrants in non-Arab Muslim societies experiencing armed conflict.

Related to his work on transnational Islamist movements is a concern with understanding evolving forms of the transnational use of violence and coercion by the U.S. national security states. He focuses on various forms of proxy detention and rendition targeting transnational Muslim populations, as well as legal rationales conflating categories of external and internal warfare under a broader logic of global civil war.

Darryl’s research has appeared most recently in Arab Studies Journal and the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. He is on the editorial committee of the Middle East Research & Information Project (MERIP). He will be giving a lecture comparing and contrasting South African Apartheid and Israeli government policy.

There will be time at the end for a few questions.
There will be snacks