Category Archives: Events

WesAmnesty Letter Writing for Immigration Reform

If you want to make your letter look super official and revolutionary-era, you can do this.

Some activism with your coffee in light of recent events, from Samara Ressler ’13:

Want to have a say in immigration reform? Want to make sure legislation passed takes into account human rights? Come write a letter to congress members on Thursday night outside Espwesso from 9-11 and let your voice be heard.

There will be a 25-cent drink discount for the first 50 people who write letters!

Date: Tonight, February 28th
Time: 9-11pm
Place: Outside Espwesso
Cost: -25 cents, possibly

BIG MOTH #3: Desert Music/Nestor Prieto Solo


There will be another concert by graduate students in the music department tonight on Brainerd. Information below:

Set 1: Nestor Prieto – electronics

Nestor: “A live improvised set using my collection of hand-made and circuit-bent electronics that include: the Maxim’s three-oscillator NAND synth, an Atari Punk Console (stepped tone generator), a circuit-bent Stylophone, a circuit-bent Gakken SX 150 analog synth, the Curious George delay unit (based on the PT2399 echo/delay IC), and the Lord Shiva circuit-bent chorus/tremolo unit.”
Fun for all ages.

Set 2: Desert Music

Sam Dickey – guitar, Jocelyn Pleasant – percussion

Desert Music is a project focused on the music of the southern Sahara. With serpentine melodies and a wide variety of hypnotic, cyclical rhythms, this is music for dancing, meditating, or just listening.

Date:  Today, Thursday, February 28
Time:  10:30 PM
Place:  49 Brainerd Avenue
Cost:  Some sort of a donation

Punchline! Auditions


You may recall that Punchline! had auditions like a while ago but there was only one day because snow and we kept saying we’d totally have ONE MORE DAY of auditions to make up for that.

Well, Punchline!, the comedy collective that cried auditions, is finally making good on that promise. ONE MORE DAY. This is your last chance to come show us your stuff and by that we mean your comedy. Let’s do this thang.

Come with 2-3 minutes of prepared material, an anecdote, monologue, series of jokes your friends laugh at, or a more traditional “set.” Something funny, basically.

Date: Tomorrow (Friday), March 1
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Place: Fisk 101
Facebook? Here.
Xanga? Nope.
Xanga Unchained? Hopefully.

Two Nights of Higher Animals


What are you doing? There’s music to be heard! Roberto Muller and the fine people at the Buttonwood Tree are bringing Higher Animals down to play, and if you miss them the first time, that’s alright! They’ll be at Wesleyan the very next night! Not to mention, some of our favorite Wes student bands are opening, so you really have no excuse not to be there at least one night, possibly both:

Friday, March 1st @ 8pm – Higher Animals with Robert Don ’15 and Grand
Cousin at The Buttonwood Tree.

Saturday, March 2nd @ 10:30 p.m. – Higher Animals with Carroll at BuHo.

Music and info at the Higher Animals website. Come shake yo’ booty!

Date: Friday, March 1st | Saturday, March 2nd
Time: 8 p.m. | 10:30 p.m.
Place: The Buttonwood Tree | Buddhist House
Cost: $10 adults/$5 Students, and free (pass the hat), respectively

Interest Meeting: Looking for Performers for Balinese Kecak Dance

From Haikal Ramadhan ’16:

For those of you who would like to experience the culture from a land far away: Now you can immerse yourself in the beautiful culture from the island of Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian Society at Wesleyan (Indonesyan) invites you to dance Kecak at Mabuhay this April.

Kecak is a form of traditional Balinese dance and musical, often performed after sunset as a way to narrate the story of Indian epic, Ramayana, thus this performance is also known as Ramayana Monkey Chant. No experience required. No audition. Better yet, you will be sitting for most of the time!

Matur suksma!

P.S. If you are interested in joining but not able to make it to the first meeting, just send an email to hramadhan[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Tonight, February 28
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Fayerweather Dance Studio
Cost: Free

Liberating Education & Deschooling Anti-Austerity

Why are we in here and not out there? How can we reconcile the intellectual merits of the Academy with its role in perpetuating class divisions? What is the role of education in our daily lives and in society as a whole? Is struggling for need-blind enough, or do we need to go beyond offering “equal access” to alienating, repressive, and reactionary institutions?

If you’ve ever found yourself pondering these questions, this event on Saturday is a can’t-miss. Rumor has it a covert collaborator from inside the Wesleyan sociology department might make an appearance. Dan Fischer ’12 with the deets:

How can we defend our schools at the same time as we work to radically transform or even abolish them? This roundtable aims to find areas for collaboration between teachers’ union, student anti-austerity, deschooling, unschooling, horizontal pedagogy, and free school movements, among others.

12:00 – 12:30   Remarks by Daniel Long, Professor of Sociology
12:30 – 1:30     Schooling and Austerity: The Public School Dilemma
1:30 – 2:30       Unschooling: Opting Out and Overcoming Barriers to Access
                         or Resisting the Neoliberal Academy: Beyond Need Blind
2:30 – 3:30       The School-to-Prison Pipeline in CT
                         or Technology and Survelliance: Impacts on Schools
3:30 – 4:00        Open Discussion

“If we want to abolish prisons, then in a sense we’re going to have to abolish schools in the way they currently reproduce the prison and disciplinary technologies.” -Angela Davis


Whr th vwls t? drn “Jpns Blnd” DFntn ’13 xplns:

This is it. The show you never thought would happen. Three bands. That you have probably heard of but never seen. Return. To. Campus. Period. [Click pic for short version of this.]


The Japanese resurface after nearly two years of conducting subterranean experiments. The last time you saw them, they opened for Lightning Bolt during Insanity Weekend ’11. Now they’re back together for the first time. Again. Watch their super-NSFW vid here, and come ready to party/die.

Grand Cousin changes names like that girl from your high school on Facebook. Whatever you call them, they play rock and/or roll and want you to come see them. Robby “Ronald” Caplan ’14 (bass), Evan “Que Lastima” Low ’14 (drums), and Henry “Seed” Hall ’14 (vox/tar) promise it will be “the fun.”

Johnny Love and the Heartmen have (has?) never played at WestCo Café, and you won’t want to miss them (him?). “Equal parts dulcet and abrasive, his gloomy baritone will inspire everyone, be they big or fat or nothing at all. He truly is one of the last great geniuses.” #startedfromthebottom

Here are important links:

The Kindness of Strangers: A Thesis Production

PosterPosterFrom Leah Rosen ’14:

Come see “The Kindness of Strangers”, a senior thesis performance by Emily Hunt ’13

The Kindness of Strangers is a solo performance exploring the psychological journey of an actress struggling to find herself in the infamous character of Blanche Dubois (A Streetcar Named Desire). Konstantin Stanislavski’s and Bertolt Brecht’s philosophies and methodologies of theater, in particular, will be closely examined in relation to cognitive dissonance–how does one rationalize acting as a different person, a universal form of deception in the normal world, as “moral” on the stage?

Seating is very limited, so get there early! Run time is approximately 40 minutes.

Dates and Times:

  • Thursday, February 28th, 8pm
  • Friday, March 1st and Saturday, March 2nd, 7pm and 9pm

Place: ’92 Theater
Cost: Free! Tickets available day of at the box office.

Monsoon Wedding and Free Indian Food

Indian food, guys! Indian Food! From Simoneil Sarbh ’13:

Come watch Monsoon Wedding and eat some delicious free Indian food in Usdan B25 sponsored by IIMPACT INDIA! Cause like why not?

Date: Thursday, February 28th
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Usdan B25
Cost: Net gain of Indian food

Big Tusk, Marathon, and Petunia @ Farm House


Ana Clare Smith ‘15 wants you to know:

Big Husk Tusk, with Sam Long ’12 and Howe Pearson ’12, are coming back to the motherland, and particularly back to Farm House this Thursday. Check out what they have been up to. Opening for them are Friendship Marathon, and Petunia. The show starts at 9:30, and Farm House is located across the street from Indian Hill, on Vine and Wash. More scoop here on the facebooks. See ya’ there!


Farm House

Date: Thursday, February 28
Time: 9:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Place: Farm House
Cost: Free