Category Archives: Events

American Balungan: A Senior Recital

Madi Holland ’13 wants to take you to GAMELAND!:

It’s that time! Come to my senior recital for a night of gamelan.

Four manipulations of traditional central Javanese gamelan pieces will be performed. Two will feature instrumental reassignments in the traditional framework, and the second two will be regular balungans with bonang barung (played by Madi) and guitar improvisations (played by Henry Robertson) over them.

It would mean the world to me if you could attend. Really.

s[our]ce: Spring Dance Concert

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From Stellar Levy ’15, who is the designated dance event poster because I’m her roommate:

Come support this year’s Dance Composition class as we present our final pieces!

Friday May 3
Saturday May 4
8 PM (both nights) in the ’92 Theater.

Tickets were available at the Usdan Box Office, but are now sold out! Get there early and you’ll probably get in off the wait list.

New works by: Tess Jonas ’15, Emily Jones ’14, Judy Lee ’13, Stellar Levy ’15, Miranda Orbach ’15, Ibironke Otusile ’15, Min Suh ’15, Nora Thompson ’15, Harry Zhu ’15

Date: Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4
Time: 8-9:30 p.m.
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: $5 General Public, $4 Wesleyan Students
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Last Chance to Buy WESU Shirts

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Virgil Taylor ’15 sends word from the land of free-form:

If you happened to stroll through Usdan during lunchtime for the past couple of days, you may have spied a few cooler-than-average kids sitting nonchalantly behind a table decked in a WESU banner and some super renegade t-shirts and other merch. But if you missed them, fear not! They will return one final time, tomorrow from 11 – 2, selling shirts, hats, and stickers, all at a special student price. Don’t miss out!

Date: Friday, May 3rd
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Place: Usdan Lobby
Cost: $10-15 for shirts ‘n’ hats, $1 for stickers

Wes, Divest! Garden Party

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Wesleyan’s hot new fossil fuel divestment group Wes, Divest! is having a garden party on Friday.

Come celebrate all things divestment in the Buho backyard. There will be orange foods (carrot cake, pumpkin pie, sweet potato fries, you name it), divestment-related crafts, fun backyard activities and music jammage.

In solidarity with the fossil fuel divestment movement, wear orange (or black)!

Date: Friday, May 3
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: BuHo Backyard (356 Washington St)
Facebook: Woohoo!

Film Screening: The Dream is Now

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Christian Hosam ’15 writes in with a great film that you should see tonight:

The Dream is Now is a new 30-minute documentary that’s being made in real time, as this debate is unfolding, by Academy Award-winning director, Davis Guggenheim (Waiting for ‘Superman’An Inconvenient Truth). Dream gives voice to and puts a human face on the undocumented children of immigrants who are desperate to earn their citizenship and give back to the only country they’ve ever called “home.” The film also goes beyond the personal. It places these stories in a larger context and explores the consequences of continuing our current policies and maintaining the status quo – consequences not just for these young people today, but for our country’s future.

Both moving and thought-provoking, The Dream is Now brings this pressing issue to America’s attention, where we can all debate, discuss, and decide for ourselves what is right, what is fair, and what is best for our nation.

Date: Tonight!
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Usdan 110

Girl Rising Screening

The incandescent Miranda Orbach ’15 writes in to let you know about a cool film screening going on Thursday evening:

Join the global campaign to educate and empower girls around the world! Come see Girl Rising, presented at Wesleyan by Half the Sky! It will be screened in Exley 150 at 8PM on May 2nd.
Check out the phenomenal trailer here.

10X10 is a global campaign to educate and empower girls. At the center of the campaign is a feature film, Girl Rising. The film, by Academy Award nominated director Richard Robbins, features performances from Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys and others. This is a beautiful and important film that tells the stories of 9 remarkable girls from around the world and their remarkable journeys to overcome all odds and acquire an education. The film carries a powerful message: if we educate girls, we can change the future of some 66 million girls around the world who today only dream of going to school. Together, we can create powerful change. I hope you’ll join this movement with us!

Date: Thursday, May 2nd
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Exley 150
Facebook: Is here

Evan Okun’s Senior Recital – Friday, May 3

Evan Okun ’13 sends us the above image for his senior recital this Friday. He didn’t even send a blurb. I’m not sure if he expects me to write something, or just wanted me to post the image. I guess I could probably mention that he did a music video recently. And that his rap name E. Oks isn’t really hiding his identity very well. Also, there’s a Facebook event for his recital, and I’m probably just going to end this post with some event details before it gets more obnoxious and rambly than it already is.

Date: Friday, May 3
Time: 9:15 PM
Place: Russell House
Facebook: Present

WesTaiko Concert

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Hannah Vogel ’13 is spreading the word about the semester’s most anticipated Japanese Taiko drumming event:

We’re sensei-tional.

“Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Taiko students under the direction of Kaoru Watanabe perform the thunderous and exhilarating rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming. Several dynamic styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary Taiko repertoire.”

WESLEYAN TAIKO.
YOU KNOW.

Date: Friday, May 3
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Crowell
Cost: $2
Facebook Event

Concert Committee Forum

The inestimable Chelsie Green ’14 invites you to an open forum at which many topics will be addressed, none of which will be booking Spring Fling:

Concert Committee is holding a forum this Thursday for anyone looking to voice concerns, suggestions, or comments relating to CC’s operation this year. If you can’t make it, feel free to email me at chelsietgreen(at)gmail(dot)com with anything you’d like to let us know.

Date: Today, May 2
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112
Cost: None