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J Street U Open Meeting

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Come to the J Street U Open meeting!  Officially J Street “is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans fighting for the future of Israel as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people. We believe that Israel’s Jewish and democratic character depend on a two-state solution, resulting in a Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace and security.”

Unofficially, we like to think of ourselves as an irreverent student movement that is shaking up the status quo in the hawkish American Jewish community. We also have a knack for making, mildly inappropriate, slighly offensive Two-State Solution Ryan Gosling Memes.

We have a lot of really exciting plans for this semester so whether you sing hatikvah in your sleep, think Zionism is an irredeemable racist project, or have never thought about these issues before, we hope you will join us.

Date: Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
Time: 8 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 133

Beartrap, Consumption, Al Borland, Bakshi @ Westco Café

Speaking of hardcore, here’s yet another collection of frightening band names and equally intimidating concert fliers. Improve your vocabulary of the various ‘punks and ‘cores (+”dadviolence!?”) with Ashe Kilbourne ’14:

rippin music in the westco café on saturday march 2nd. Free, no id nonsense. you can come in at 8 (or earlier), music starting before 8:30 NEVER LATER

BEARTRAP – fastcore from mass

CONSUMPTION – hartford crust

Al BORLAND – dadviolence from ct

BAKSHI – they go here…

Date: Today, March 2
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: WestCo Cafe
Cost: Free

The Taste, Grand Cousin, and Molly Rocket & The Crooks @ PSI U

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Cam RahBar ’15 of PSI U says:

Come to Psi U this Saturday for some Grand Cousin, The Taste, and Molly Rocket & The Crooks! Check out the bands (in order of who’s playing on Saturday) below!

Molly Rocket & The Crooks:
Molly Balsam ’14 – lead vocals and piano
Lindsay Schapiro ’14 – backup vocals and harmonica
Atticus Swartwood ’14 – drums
Matt Gross ’15 – guitar
Ian Anderson ’14 – guitar
Robby Caplan ’14 – bass
Henry Peterson ’14 – tenor sax

Ensemble Pamplemousse at Russell House

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From Ashlin Aronin ’13, as previewed in Wesleying’s Winter Concert Peview:

This Sunday, March 3rd, the student-run Experimental Music Group kicks off its spring season with a performance by New York-based Ensemble Pamplemousse at Russell House.

“[Theirs is] a style and concept that bridges the gap between the earliest conscious sounds humans made together and the most up to the moment exploration of musical possibilities…the event horizon of each sound describ[es] a moment with infinite possibilities, including infinite duration.” (George Grella, The Big City)

This show features works and performances by several Wes alumni, including Andrew Greenwald, Ivan Naranjo and Maria Stankova.

Thanks for listening!

Read up on the program after the jump.

Film Series: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

1976. USA. Dir: John Cassavetes. With Ben Gazzara. 135 min.

In a bid to save his seedy yet whimsical strip club, Gazzara undertakes the titular murder contract on a certain unlucky soul. The film careens through dim-lit, asynchronous stripteases and a dizzyingly exposed showdown, revealing a man’s mad desperation to pursue and protect the American Dream.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Nuclear Issues: A Kinetic Approach with Eiko Otake

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Lia Monti ’13 wants you to learn about nuclear energy through dance, and also eat brunch. Probably not at the same time.

This Sunday morning, MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient Eiko Otake will present a workshop centered on concerns of nuclear weapons and nuclear power.

Through dance, she will lead participants to reflect on the past, present, and future dangers introduced by nuclear technology.

Please join us for this truly unique and moving bodily exploration of the global nuclear crisis.

FREE BRUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED!!!

Sponsored by Global Zero / ICAN Wesleyan

Date: Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Place: CFA Dance Studio TST 001
Cost: Free! Brunch included!
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Farmer’s Market Meeting

From Zia Grossman-Vendrillo’15 :

Hey there! Like food? Like it local/sustainable/fresh/tasty? Wanna hang with other people who feel the same way? Then join us for the first Farmer’s Market club meeting of the semester next Monday at the lovely Sophie Duncan’s house on 265 Pine! We will discuss our plans for the semester and eat snacks.

Date: Monday, March 4
Time: 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Place: 265 Pine
Cost: Free