Category Archives: Events

WESU Concert Series: The Stepkids, Sidewalk Dave, Featherwood Bee

Like rock? Psych pop? Stepchildren? Jesse “Jesse & Brent” Brent ’13 has great news:


We’re kicking off our concert series with a bomb-ass show! The Stepkids, hailing from Bridgeport and signed to Stones Throw Records (J Dilla), are bringing their audiovisual spectacular to the Memorial Chapel this Friday night, supported by New Haven/Brooklyn rocker Sidewalk Dave and Wesleyan’s own Featherwood Bee. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Learn more on our website and join the Facebook event. What up, CT!

What: The Stepkids/Sidewalk Dave/Featherwood Bee
Date: Friday, February 22
When: Doors 7:30; Featherwood Bee 8:00; Sidewalk Dave 8:45; The Stepkids 10:00
Where: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free
Who can attend: Everyone
Bring: Dancing shoes; white shirts. (You’ll see why.)

Delicate Steve & Robert’s Don Concert


 From Yiyang Wang ’15:

D. Steve: Like a hydro-electric Mothra rising from the ashes of an African village burned to the ground by post-rock minotaurs, the music of Delicate Steve will literally make you the happiest person who has never lived.

Robert’s Don: They’ve been described as irish pirate rockabilly, but still don’t know what that means. Bandcamp link here.

Date: February 21

First meeting of Tai Chi and Kung Fu training

Sam Barth ’13 breaks the first and second rules of fight club:

Are you interested in improving yourself physically and mentally?  Becoming more centered? Have you seen too many kung fu movies and want to see what the real thing is? The Small Forest Temple holds weekly sessions for those interested in learning meditation and self-defense skills. All are welcome.

Both sessions are held every Thursday in Freeman.

-Tai Chi class meets from 6:30-7:30 in the multipurpose room
-Kung Fu meets from 7:30-9:00 in the wrestling room next door

For more information, please email Alex Hunt ’13 at ahunt(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Thursdays
Time: 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Place: Freeman MPR and wrestling room
Cost: Roughly $50/semester

The Future of Peacekeeping: a Talk with Bill Flavin of the U.S. Army War College

Peacekeeping solutions

From Sarah Cassel ’13:

Peacekeeping missions, which originally responded to global and regional politics during the Cold War, have since evolved into
strategic tools to address diverse international conflicts. This talk will discuss the shape of peace operations today and what the future might hold.

Professor Bill Flavin is a professor at the U.S. Army War College and the Division Chief of the Doctrine, Concept, Education, and Training Division in the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute.

This event is sponsored by the Wesleyan Government Department and organized by students on the Government Majors’ Committee.

Date: Thursday, February 21
Time: 4:15 p.m.
Place: PAC 002

Playing God: The Ultimate Addiction featuring Rami Shapiro


Courtesy of Rabbi David Teva:

You’re not who you think you are. You’re not who other people think you are. In fact who you really are can’t be “thought” at all. And yet we continue to live our lives as if we were God; as if we were in control; as we were free to set and secure our destiny. The truth is otherwise, and the truth will set you free. Join as he pulls the curtain back from the Great and Terrible Wizard of Self to reveal a little ego with a large megaphone. He will offer practical spiritual advice on how to live holistically and intentionally in a chaotic world. Free Indian Food!

Date: Friday, February 22
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108
Cost: Free

Film Series: Cloud Atlas

2012. USA/Germany. Dir: Tom Tykwer, the Wachowski Siblings. With Tom Hanks. 171 min.

Here is a film truly unlike any other: ambitious and stunning, earnest and silly, exaggerated and true, messy yet finely wrought, a genuine big-screen moving picture cascading in operatic crescendos of image and emotion. Six stories – sprawling from the 1800’s to a post-apocalyptic distant future – bounce off each other as echoing acts of courage and kindness change the world.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

5th Annual Social Justice Leadership Conference

sjlc poster (email size)

From Winston Soh ’14SALD and the WSA:

The Social Justice Leadership Conference (SJLC) is a collaborative effort which provides a space for students, student groups, community members, alumni, faculty, and staff to discuss social justice and to learn and refine leadership skills. SJLC seeks to empower its participants to create change by applying the skills and knowledge acquired during the conference.

Check out the full schedule, totaling 9 sessions!

Also, register online NOW!

Date: Saturday, February 23rd
Time: 11am-4pm
Place: Daniel Family Commons (and later 41 Wyllys)
Cost: None (if you register)!

Second Contra Dance of the Semester


From Veronica Lumbantoruan ’15:

As we plunge deeper into the semester, it’s time to let go of our woes
and worries about our classes for a few hours. Come on out to Beckham
Hall to contra dance the night away! There will be a beginner’s lesson
at 7:30 but no experience needed. You can bring your whole hall or
come alone and meet new people!

Caller: Sarah VanNorstrand
Music: Last Exit – with Ross Harriss, Christopher Jacoby, and Doug

Snacks and water are provided!

Date: Friday, February 22
Time: 8-11 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: F-F-F-Freeeeeee