Category Archives: Events

Sign Up to Bake for the Cookie Cup

Marisa Guerrero ’15 has a delicious proposition:

Do you love to bake? Think you can create the yummiest cookie ever? In need of a break from midterms? Well you’re in luck!

Next Thursday 3/7, Brighter Dawns is hosting its second annual COOKIE CUP! The Cookie Cup is an event where Wesleyan students can sample dozens of cookies made by a bunch of teams (including yours!) and vote on the most creative/most delicious/most aesthetically appealing, etc. Basically, it’s an excuse for us all to eat our weight in cookies.

Right now, we’re looking for teams – of however many people you want – to bake! Don’t be afraid to get creative with your baked goods. (Last year’s winner was the “Inception Cookie” – a cookie inside a cookie – and it was legendary). Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams!

To sign up a team or receive more information, email sbhalobasha@wes. Even if you are not interested in baking, join us at the Usdan Cafe at dinnertime on Thursday, 3/7 to participate in the eating part of the Cookie Cup! Proceeds benefit Brighter Dawns, an organization that works to improve health conditions in the slums of Bangladesh.

Date: Sign up now, compete on Thursday, 3/7
Time: Contest is from 6-9 pm
Place: Usdan Cafe

MIX Potluck @ 200 Church

Rebecca Wyzan ’15 offers free food and free puns:

Do you take your papusas with kimchi? Ever wonder why gumbo isn’t always made with Polish sausage? Don’t know why you should ever have to choose naan over injera? Is your idea of a well rounded meal enchiladas and sashimi? WE GOT YOU!

Come to the MIX Mixer (pun always intended) Potluck, bring delightfully and experimentally mixed cuisine (or not, you can just bring hummus), and mingle with some damn fine multiracial, multiethnic, and multicultural folks.

If you are interested in becoming more involved with MIX this semester or just want to know what we’re all about, drop by and show us some love!

Date: Today, March 1
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: 200 Church
Cost: Free

Tragical Mirth – A History of the Atlantic Ocean

Jenna Weinstein ’14 manages to combine your interests in the environment, maritime history, and puppets in one fell swoop:

Interested in environmental education and awareness? What about maritime history? Or better yet, PUPPETS?

Well then come see the first ever work-in-progress showings of “Tragical Mirth – A History of the Atlantic Ocean” TOMORROW and Saturday in the CFA Hall, to see how your three favorite things can all possibly exist in one engaging live performance.

Produced by Theater Department Artist in Residence Leslie Weinberg and her company Puppetsweat Theater, “Tragical Mirth” examines the history of the Atlantic Ocean and the human impact on environmental resources. Each performance will be followed by a talk-back session with the creators to discuss the themes and content of the show. The production explores performance as a medium for educating and inspiring action, so we need your feedback to create the most informative and powerful production we possibly can. Hope to see you there!

Dates: Tonight, March 1, and Tomorrow, March 2
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: CFA Hall
Cost: Free

Film Series: Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip

1982. USA. Dir: Joe Layton. With Richard Pryor. 82 min.

Pryor’s most successful stand-up film does not lack the characteristic boldness of his brand of comedy. Rather, confronting issues like racism and drug abuse – even recounting the time he set himself on fire while freebasing cocaine – lends the film its scale, drama, and cinematic vibrancy.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5

Cinema CFPA: Channeling Pinchot

Miranda Linsky ’15 wants to teach you about forestry:

Come watch the first episode of the Forest Service Centennial film, The Greatest Good, which looks at the conservation movement and the growth of forests and forestry in the early 20th century!

The film runs about an hour. Afterwards, enjoy **REFRESHMENTS** and add your voice to a warm discussion about protecting and stewarding forests and parks in Connecticut and America.

Meet at the Center for Community Partnerships (Allbritton 3rd floor) at 5:45 pm! Transportation is provided.

Please email wescfpa(at)gmail if you have any questions or would like to be added to the mailing list for future events.

Date: Today, March 1
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 16 Meriden Road, Rockfall, CT 06481
Cost: Free

Jacco Gardner, Featherwood Bee, and O Presidente at the WestCo Cafe

From Ethan Hill ’16:

AuralWes presents dutch psychedelic pop musician Jacco Gardner in the Cafe this Friday! Gardner just released an astonishingly beautiful debut record, The Cabinet of Curiosities, and he and his band are touring the States for the very first time this winter. His show here at Wesleyan will be his DEBUT U.S. APPEARANCE, so don’t miss this special evening!

NPR says: “Dutch multi-instrumentalist and producer Jacco Gardner’s debut album, Cabinet of Curiosities, offers a fresh take on the baroque pop sound of the 1960s. Gardner plays every instrument on the record except drums, and his studio acumen, command of instrumentation and sense of arrangement recall and update the kind of ornate songs orchestrated by groups like The Left Banke and The Zombies and producers like Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks.