Courtesy of Anne-Marie Cannata from the Buttonwood Tree:
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
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 atThe 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.
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, InMendel’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
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.
Here’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.