Category Archives: Events

Music Festival on Washington Street

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The residents of Washington street and several student bands want you to know:

There is going to be a party on Washington Street tomorrow afternoon! We have got a whole lot of music coming–there will be two stages divided between Farm House and Buddhist House, and 15, that is right, 15 acts between the two. Tomorrow is 72 degrees, and sunny, pretty perfect for some outdoor music.

Buho backyard:
2:00 Deep Future
2:30 Anaphylactic Shock
3:15 Featherwood Bee
4:00 Sky Bars
4:45 New School
5:30 Lets Party Hats! Hats! Hats!
6:00 Bakshi

Saturday: Slender James / Ono / Davison Courtyard

Simon Riker ’14 writes in to inform us of what will surely be the Chana of the month:

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Trim Jake aka Skinny Jim teams up with Ono McTopia.

Songs will be sung, laughs shared, demons exorcised.

Joint concert (was that a pun?) May 4, 8:30pm.

Davison Courtyard. If rain, WestCo Lounge.

See comments for directions. Thanks.

Date: Saturday, May 4
Time: 8:30-9:30 pm
Place: Davison Courtyard
Ono: Oh yes

Toneburst Laptop Ensemble – Live on WESU

The disembodied telepresence of Tobias Butler ’13 (aka tobobo from the hub) rises again:

This friday at 5 Eastern, a subset of Wesleyan’s Toneburst Laptop Ensemble will be taking over (some of) the airwaves on WESU 88.1 Middletown’s Wild Wild Live hosted by Mickey Capper and Rachie Weisberg. We will be using the very same computers most of us use to write essays and browse Facebook to create evocative, evolving musical works.

This will be no ordinary radio broadcast—a little over halfway through, you’ll be invited to visit http://t.obi.as/ using Google Chrome on your own computer to participate in a composition that will involve your personal machine as one voice in a potentially worldwide laptop choir. There will be a few guerrilla performances around the Wesleyan campus and in Middletown where many computers will be participating simultaneously—so grab your friends and laptops and go to a public place where you can sit and listen for a bit.

Second Stage Presents: Opposable Plays

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Lindsay Schapiro ’14 invites you to come get fingered:

Fingers– what exactly are they?– how did they become that shape?– when did we as humans start using them in a sexual capacity?– why do they shake when you hold them out?– why do we crack them and they make a booming sound?– why do we put a circular object on one of them to show others that we are taken?

These are some questions explored through a collaborative theatrical event this week.

Conversation about Music, Feminism and Cultural Production with Whore Paint

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Feminist, artist, musician, and citizen of humanity Ally Bernstein ’13 is continuing the discussion:

How can we foster an inclusive and exciting music and arts scene at Wesleyan?

Recently, I wrote an opinion piece about the lack of female performers in Spring Fling (since then, Girl#$wag has been added to the line-up; shout out Emma Daniels ’13). Members of the band Whore Paint (hailing from Providence, RI) will be on campus at 4:00 PM to discuss their experiences and answer questions. All are welcome to come share and discuss strategies for fostering an empowering scene at Wesleyan.

Date: Saturday, May 4
Time: 4:oo PM
Place: Room 113, 41 Wyllys

Read on for Ally’s rundown of Whore Paint’s members.

Happening Just About Now: Radical Giving and Alternative Economics

Hope Dana Pellegrino ’12 forgives our tardiness on this one:

RADICAL GIVING AND ALTERNATIVE ECONOMICS: a post-Wes conversation with Brendan Martin ’95, hosted by Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Lunch will be provided, and registration is required. If you would like to register and are unavailable to attend the lunch at noon but you are interested in meeting Brendan while he is on campus, contact mjkingsley@wes.

After graduating from Wesleyan with a degree in economics and a specific interest in issues of poverty and economic opportunity,
Brendan Martin ’95 started his career as a general manager at a Wall Street information firm. A few years later, he decided to change gears, and using his personal savings, he founded the “La Base” Loan Fund and The Working World, a non-profit which supports fledgling cooperatives and underrepresented workers in Argentina, Nicaragua, and ultimately in the United States. The Working World partners with workers’ cooperatives, helps them with their business plans, and offers other services. It has now made more than 600 loans, worth over $3 million, to some 100 cooperatives, ranging from metal-working to honey-gathering groups.

Worker’s Day Picnic! (At Lunch! [Today!])

Alma Super-Eccentric ’14 is just that cool:

Come join workers at Wesleyan, WesDEF, and  USLAC for the Worker’s Day Picnic!
12pm on the Lawn by 200 Church.

Come and meet our campus workers and enjoy a meal with them. We will also have a facilitated conversation where our fellow students and workers will share their stories. Feel free to bring your friends and food.

Date: Today, May 3
Time: Noon (90 minutes!)
Place: 200 Church
Cost: Nope.

CRITICAL UPDATE: Wesleying has just learned via SMS that the lunch will be provided by Iguanas Ranas. Awwwwwwww snap.

X-Tacy Presents: The Sextacy Experience

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From the bodacious, vivacious, and loquacious Denise Francisco ’16:

Are you ready to:
> smack that strawberry bubblegum?
> hop up on that pusher love?
> be pressed up in black and white?
> dance, don’t hold the wall?
> cruise around, land and make love on the moon?
> let the groove get in right there right there?

It’s that time of year to get your sexy groove juices flowing. Join us on Saturday night May 4th, for an all new SEXTACY EXPERIENCE! Brought to you by X-TACY the Collective!

Dance Party starts at 10pm | Show starts at 11 pm. $1 BEFORE 11pm! $2 after! Get there early so you don’t miss what is going to be a hot and Sextacy Experience.

Date: Tomorrow, May 4th
Time: 10pm
Place: WestCo Cafe
Cost: $1 before 11pm, $2 after 11pm
Facebook: Twerk it, girl

The Cupcake Farm

Jennifer Roach ’14 has an offer more appetizing than her surname:

If you need a sugar rush to make it through your afternoon class, come to Usdan between 11 and 3 on Friday to support Jennifer Roach’s urban farming program and partake in the sweet goodness that is a CUPCAKE.

These cupcakes are not some amateur nonsense baked in the dorm kitchens – these are donated by Icing, a cupcake business in Hartford. You can tell how professional a cupcake is by its cake to icing ratio (That’s just science). These are rocking a 1:1.

The suggested donation for a cupcake is 3$ and 100% of the money goes to supporting Summer of Solutions Hartford to build urban community and school gardens in Hartford! You can read about it here.

Now go put 3$ in your backpack (or satchel if you’re doing a hipster thing) and prepare for cupcake mania this Friday, May 3rd.

Date: Friday, May 3
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan
Cost: $3 a cupcake