Category Archives: Events

Comedy Combo Show

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
Cost: Free

Facebook: Here.

The Farmer’s Market is Back

carrotsFrom 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

“It’s No Good”: A Reading by Kirill Medvedev

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
Cost: Free

Book Artists Take Action: Open House in Special Collections & Archives

The Friends of the Wesleyan Library invite you to view a collection about activist book artists:Image: Strange Fruit by John Risseeuw, 2002

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

“Why Wesleyan?” Forum Tonight

President Roth at a forum last Fall.

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
Time: 7:00PM
Place: PAC 002

Noah Baerman Residency

Noah Baerman “Know Thy Self” Jazz Suite.

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
Cost: Free