Category Archives: Events

Goodnight, TX @ Earth House

goodnight_texasOliver James ’14 brings you tidings of great joy:

Goodnight, TX a super duper mellifluous alumni string band returns to Earth House by popular demand. Means only one thing: get here early and stay late.

Their website has a very friendly url.

Date: Friday, February 22nd
Time: 9:30 pm
Place: Earth House
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Italian Improv Workshop

Courtesy of Andrea Ballanti:

Directly from the Italian stages, bars and basements: the first Improvisational Theatre Workshop at Wesleyan all in Italian!

All levels of improvisation and Italian language are welcome. You’ll have the opportunity to try, take risks and have fun.

For any questions please contact Andrea Ballanti at aballanti(at)wes(dot)edu. Send a confirmation of your participation if possible, or just show up.

Date: February 23rd
Time: 1PM-3PM
Place: Usdan B25 (Multipurpose Room)
Cost: Gratis!!!

Alex Vans & The Hide Away

Courtesy of Anne-Marie Cannata from the Buttonwood Tree:Alex-Vans

Indie rock band Alex Vans & the Hide Away is coming to the Buttonwood Tree TONIGHT!

Alex Vans turns his keen pop culture observations into guitar laden indie rock with tight melodic hooks and sincere lyrical sensibility. His genre-bending music celebrates the musical diversity of artists like Bob Mould and Buffalo Tom, all tied together by Vans’ lyrical wit and cynicism.

Date: February 21st
Time: 8PM-10PM
Place: The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main St.
Cost: $10

Second Stage Presents: Gruesome Playground Injuries

gruesome playground injuries

Second Stage always seems to know what you want to do with your weekend.  From Brett Keating ’15:

Come see Rajiv Joseph’s darkly comedic study of friendship and compassion in this love story written in the scars.

Tickets are available for free at the Wesleyan box office on the day of the performance. Shows are expected to sell out, so get them early.

Starring: Willa Beckman ’15, Reiss Clauson-Wolf ’13, Ali Goldberg ’15Sara Guernsey ’15, Philip Halin ’15, Mark Popinchalk ’13, Linsin Smith ’16, and Richie Starzec ’14.

Written by Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Brett Keating ’15
Stage managed by Sam Melvin ’13

Please note: This production contains sensitive material relating to self-harm.

Date: Thursday, February 21st – Saturday, February 23rd
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: ’92 Theater
Cost: Free while supplies last!

“Post-Butler Post-Zionism”: SJP Meeting (Today!)

“You SJB? WeSJP!” chants Greg Shaheen ’13, from the front lines of a march through Bil’in:


 Wesleyan Students for Justice in Palestine (WeSJP) is a group of students and faculty committed to giving a voice to the Palestinian narrative.

Join us for the first WeSJP meeting of the semester.

This Thursday at 5pm Usdan couches—look for the kids in keffiyehs.

Date: Today, February 21st
Time: 5:00PM
Place: Usdan black couches
Not to be confused with: This

Monopolizing Knowledge: Can Science Explain Everything?

Screen Shot 2013-02-21 at 12.59.02 PMFrom Kumbi Kuti ’16:

Science is an incredibly powerful tool … can it make religious explanations obsolete? Is the Bible inconsistent with science? Are science and faith at war? Ian Hutchinson, professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT, will be sharing his perspective at The Veritas Forum at Wesleyan University.

We are anticipating a full house for Ian Hutchinson’s presentation! The event is open to the public, but student ID holders will be given priority seating so that Wesleyan students have the first opportunity to see Ian Hutchinson.

Date: Today, Feb 21
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Place: Exley 150 (Tishler Hall)
Cost: FREE

Scientific Dissent Lecture by Kitcher


Check out this cool lecture by Professor Kitcher today. From Hilda Vargas ’15:

Professor Kitcher’s many published books in the philosophy of science include Science in a Democratic Society, Living with Darwin, In Mendel’s Mirror, Science, Truth and Democracy, and The Advancement of Science.

Date: Today, Feb 21
Time: 4:15-6 p.m.
Place: Russell House (350 High St)
Cost: Free

Film Series: The Five Houses of Lea Goldberg

2011. Israel. Dir: Yair Qedar. Documentary. 50 min.

“This is the story of the loves, poems, and fears of the woman who chose Hebrew and Hebrew chose her.” Five acts interweaving animation, interviews, photos, and original music tell the tale of the beloved and yet very much enigmatic life of renowned poet Lea Goldberg. Speaker: Sami Berdugo, Visiting Professor.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Coffeehouse Open Mic Night Feat. Cliff Chase

WORDS WITH FRIENDSHere’s a chill opportunity for this Friday night from the English Majors Committee:

The English Majors Committee presents its second Open Mic, headlined by beloved writer and professor Clifford Chase!

Come read selections for your poetry, short stories, plays, and any other creative works. Fictional and nonfiction welcome. This event is open to the public, not just for English majors. Come to perform, or just come to listen, or just come for the coffee. Come one, come all.

Sign-ups for reading slots are available here. Alternatively, you can also come a few minutes early on Friday to sign up.

Cliff Chase is a writer whose work knows no bounds, crosses over from nonfiction to fiction and back. Chase is the author of Winkie, a novel challenging contemporary America through a teddy bear accused of terrorism. The Hurry-Up Song, meanwhile, is a memoir weaving together the lives of two gay brothers and detailing the pain of one’s eventual loss.

Learn more about the English Majors here.

Date: TOMORROW, Friday, February 22nd
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Downey House Lounge, 294 High Street