Hey. You look like you haven’t laughed in a while. We can fix that:
Everybody is welcome.
Comedy groups include:
- Desperate Measures (short-form improv)
- Gag Reflex (long-form improv)
- Lunchbox (sketch comedy)
- New Teen Force (long-form improv)
- Punchline (stand-up comedy)
- Vocal Debauchery (a cappella + sketch comedy)
Date: Wednesday, April 17
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Place: Nics Lounge
From Zia Grossman-Vendrillo ’15 comes your daily dose of news about veggies and organic things:
First farmer’s market of the semester! There will be jams, jellies, spices, honey, greens, sweets, other local produce, and chillin’ in the sun with friends.
Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Place: Usdan Courtyard
Cost: 0 Dolla Bilz
Professor Priscilla Meyer of the Russian department writes in:
Kirill Medvedev is a poet and socialist activist from Moscow. He is the founder of the Free Marxist Press and the author, most recently, of It’s No Good: Poems/Essays/Actions. He has opted out of the literary world by refusing to copyright his works; the copyright page of It’s No Good reads “Copyright denied by Kirill Medvedev, 2012,” and the Moscow (NLO) edition of his works is titled “Without Permission of the Author.” Kirill is also the lead singer of Arkady Kots, a protest rock band.
“He comes across as a shambling holy fool, an unkempt mix of Roberto Benigni and Gary Shteyngart. He throws complicated moral thunder. . . . Medvedev’s unrhymed, come-as-you-are poems (he is a translator of Charles Bukowski) reject romanticism of any sort.” — Dwight Garner, The New York Times.
Keith Gessen is a founding editor of n+1 and Kirill Medvedev’s translator; he has also translated Ludmilla Petrushevskaya and Vladimir Sorokin. He writes about Russia for the New Yorker and the London Review of Books.
Sponsored by the Russian Department. For further information, contact dpozzetti@wes.
Date: Wednesday, April 17
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Place: Fisk 210
The Friends of the Wesleyan Library invite you to view a collection about activist book artists:
During the open house, the work of activist book artists will be available for browsing in the Davison Rare Book Room. Among the artists’ books on display will be work connected to the contemporary movements featured in the Davison Art Center exhibition, Artists Take Action (which includes three portfolios from SC&A), as well as related causes. Boom!: a Summary of the Paper Landmine Print Project by John Risseeuw (Tempe, AZ: Cabbagehead Press, c2011) is printed on paper made by the artist from the clothing of landmine victims. Julie Chen’s Memento (Berkeley, CA: Flying Fish Press, c2012), a tiny book in a locket, is described by the artist as evoking “the fragility of the book and the power of reading.” Memento is part of the The Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition, which commemorates and laments the bombing of a street of booksellers in Baghdad on March 5, 2007. Occupy Your Wallet by Emily Artinian (Wilmington, DE, 2012), is a collection of images from the Occupy movement, each presented in credit card form.
No registration required; for information contact SC&A at (860) 685-3864 or sca[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Date: Wednesday, April 17
Time: 4:15-6 p.m.
Place: Davison Rare Book Room inside Olin’s Special Collections & Archives
Civic Engagement Fellow Dana Pellegrino ’12 wants you to join The Patricelli Center and Joy Anderson ’89 at this upcoming social entrepreneurship bootcamp:
Join us for the next installment of the Patricelli Center’s Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, “Structure Lab.” Joy Anderson ’89, President of Criterion Institute and instructor of Wesleyan’s “Money and Social Change” course, is a prominent national leader at the intersection of business and social change. She will bring her patented program — Structure Lab — to campus in this hands-on, learning-intensive session for anyone with an idea for a new enterprise, who wants to build business skills, or is just curious about the ways organizations function. Coffee and dessert will be served, by the way. Register here.
Date: Thursday, April 18
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 004
Andrew Trexler ’14 and Michael “President” Roth ’78 want to know what on Earth you’re doing here. Want to let them know? Your chance is tonight.
“As an elite liberal arts institution, Wesleyan can often look very similar to its peers (whoever they are). And yet, we at Wesleyan generally believe that Wes is unique, is the best. What is it that distinguishes us from our peer schools? What are our comparative strengths, and what are our comparative weaknesses? In other words, why Wesleyan? And how can we improve?” We hope that you can join us and give your recommendation for Wesleyan’s future.
Attendance at events like these proves to administrators that students care and want to have a voice. So if you have the chance, prove it.
Date: Tuesday, April 16
Place: PAC 002
Here’s an email that WestCo’s tallest triplet, Angus Macdonald ’16, sent me about the arts and activism:
can you get a post on wesleying about the noah baerman residency on wednesday night? it is at 8 PM in the lounge, and the subject is the relationship between the arts and social causes and how they influence each other. It’s being put on by WestCo in conjunction with Resonant Motion, Inc.
thanks a mil
Date: April 17
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: WestCo Lounge