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Big Moth #1.5: Sam Dickey and Friends/Andrew Colwell Solo @ 49 Brainerd

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Looking for something to do later on Thursday evening? This concert may be one of the coolest things happening anywhere on campus. It’s pretty much only at Wesleyan that you can see a concert of double bass and throat singing. Bring a few bucks in cash for a donation. More information below:

A new concert series featuring diverse members of the Wesleyan community playing music from around the world. Anything and everything goes…and we chose to kick things off on Valentine’s Day, so bring your date, partner, pal, or imaginary friend and join us for a night of great music!

First set: Andrew Colwell, throat singing and double bass

Andrew Colwell combines a background in jazz bass with a remarkable facility in throat singing (also known as overtone singing) technique, cultivated through his intense study of the music of Mongolia. The result is unlike anything you’ve ever heard, ever.

March for Change Sign Up

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From Em Kianka ’13:

Come out and stand in solidarity with those working to end gun violence in CT and attend the March for Change in Hartford tomorrow, 2/14 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. Here is the full list of the legislative efforts that March for Change supports.

America has significantly more permissive gun laws than other high-income nations. Consequently, lethal gun violence poses a much more significant public health problem. As a community, we must stand together and tell our legislators to enact gun control legislation that will help end gun violence violence in the state of Connecticut.

F##K Valentine’s Day Concert: Slowdance & Featherwood Bee

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Eric Lopez ’15
brings you ear candy to accompany your lonely, companionless soul this Valentine’s Day:

HONESTLY FUCK VALENTINE’S DAY AND ALL THIS ROMANTIC SHIT
COME OUT AND HAVE SOME SWEET SWEET TUNES QUELCH THE FIRE IN YOUR HEART (and pants).

SLOWDANCE: COMING OUT OF BROOKLYN, NEW YAWK, THEY ROCK OUT TO SONGS WITH FRENCH LYRICS. WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED.

FEATHERWOOD BEE: DRUNK ASS FEATHERWOOD BEE IS AT IT AGAIN.
DON’T MISS OUT ON ONE OF THE BEST WESLEYAN BANDS.

So get off those ACB M4whatever posts and come enjoy a non-saccharine cultural bonanza.

Date: Thursday, February 14th
Time: 10 pm
Place: WestCo Café
Cost: Free
Facebook: Link

Film Series: Goodfellas

1990. USA. Dir: Martin Scorsese. With Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro. 146 min.


“As far back as I could remember, I always wanted to be a gangster…” Scorsese’s now-classic chronicle of a mobster’s rise and plummet remains as mesmerizing as it is unflinchingly brutal, thanks to Marty’s meticulous pop soundtrack, stunning camerawork (oh, that nightclub scene – you’ll know it when you see it), and vicious sense of humor.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Please note that due to extenuating circumstances, tonight’s screening will be off a DVD.

Submit to Metis

From Julia Bond ’13:

Metis is the Wesleyan Undergraduate Journal of Classical Studies. We accept any work related to Classics and can be rendered in 2D. This includes papers, photos, artwork, poetry, translations, and any other Classics-themed creative work. Consider submitting your work from last spring semester, this past fall, or any work you’ve done here at Wesleyan related to Classics.

We’re looking for a wide variety of pieces, so even if you are not sure if it is appropriate for the journal please send it anyway! If you have questions or if you’re interested in getting involved with Metis beyond submissions, email jbond(at)wes. The submission deadline is February 28, 2013.

Submit to: wesleyanmetis(at)gmail.

Contact: wesleyanmetis(at)gmail
Deadline:
 February 28

IIMPACT India Meeting

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Simoneil Sarbh ’13 writes in with an opportunity to do some good during your Spring semester: 

IIMPACT India is transforming education in rural India by building learning centers and creating learning materials! Come check out what we did last semester and how you can help out this semester! We also give massages and feed people lots of Indian food and grilled cheese. So if it’s cheese and massages you are interested in, go check out the IImpact Meeting. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your new calling.

Date: Wednesday, Febrary 13th
Time: 9pm-10pm
Location: Usdan 110
Cost: Only got $20 in my pocket

Costuming Wonderland and Waltz Workshop

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Practical life skills, brought to you by Anika Milik, Tessa Young ’13, Chelsea Goldsmith ’13 and Dan Storfer ’15:

Are you ready for the Mad Hatter’s [costume-encouraged, dancing inevitable] Tea Party this Valentine’s Day? If your moves are a bit rusty or you want some help figuring out what to wear, or you’d like to learn more about the influences of Alice in Wonderland and Victorian England in the costuming and alternative fashion worlds, have we got an event for you! Come hear our special guest, Anika, share her costume knowledge and experience. Then marvel at the grace of Dan, Dan, The Dancing Man. We’ll see you in Wonderland!

Date: Today! Wed, Feb 13
Time: 7pm-8:30pm
Place: Alpha Delta Phi, corner of Church and High
Links: Facebook

Audition for Rocky Horror Picture Show

YOU could be the next Brad Majors. From Sarah Marmon ’14:

Come audition for the sexiest shadow cast on campus— Absent Toast!

If you are a fan of Rocky Horror or just like being your sexy self on stage, this audition is for you. No preparation or experience is necessary; come as you are. The show will be on the last day ofclasses.

Parts available:
Brad Majors
Transylvanians

Auditions are Wednesday (Feb 13th) 5:30-7 PM and Thursday (Feb 14th) 8-9:30 PM.

Date: Today, February 13th and tomorrow, February 14th
Time: 5:30-7pm; 8-9:30 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114
Cost: Free

The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign Alternative Spring Break Info Sess

Ross “Rosendo” Levin ’15 is really freakin awesome and extends the opportunity to be awesome to you:

An experience of learning by living, communal living, anti-poverty organizing and bridging barriers through dialogue and action in one of the poorest urban neighborhoods in the country. The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign is a nationwide, multiracial movement that does everything from organizing marches to defending families from evictions to occupying vacant land to grow food. This is not some cushy non-profit. The group is led by the poor and people of color. For decades, in various incarnations, they’ve been working to ensure, as the name suggests, that their basic human rights are met and taking care of each other when society doesn’t. From March 10 to 17, students will have the opportunity to live in the home of a member of PPEHRC in Philadelphia, PA and participate in anti-poverty organizing classes and actual anti-poverty organizing, ranging from knocking on doors to home takeovers.

There will be two informal info sessions to talk more about the details, costs (not very expensive at all), and whatever else you’d like to know.

INFO SESSION One
12pm-1pm, Friday, February 15
41 Wyllys, Room 114
INFO SESSION 2
5pm-6pm, Wednesday, February 20
41 Wyllys, Room 114

SALD Leadership Luncheon

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From Winston Soh ’14:

Join Dwight Greene intern Christian Hosam ’15 as he leads a session titled “Unlocking Your Leadership Potential by Understanding Your Social Location,” designed to decipher how your demographic make-up can affect your leadership potential. In collaboration with Black History Month.

Lunch is provided!

Date: Tomorrow, February 14th
Time: 12pm-1pm
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: Free (plus free lunch)