Category Archives: Events

Lunchbox Presents: Live from Flavortown [homecoming sketch-comedy show]


Do you like humor? Do you love to laugh? Do you have a soft spot for Guy Fieri?

If you answered no to the last question, then you should definitely come on out to Lunchbox’s homecoming show!

This sketch-comedy presentation will be few-holds-barred, fully-throttled, and holier-than-thy-hole.

Prepare yourself for goofs, spoofs, and maximum discomfort. You will regret every minute of it.

  • DATE?: Tomorrow (November 2nd)
  • TIME?: 8pm
  • PLACE?: Nics Lounge

Espwesso OPEN Tomorrow!


Courtesy of Sam Sikder ’14:

ESPWESSO WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW (11/02) FROM 9AM – 2PM FOR PARENT’S WEEKEND. Come warm up with some delicious coffee or a London Fog if you’re more a tea-fancier. Bring your parents, come hang out! Cash only.

Also, Espwesso is STILL hiring. Send your applications to jmasand[at] by November 5th!

Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Place: Basement of Allbritton (Espwesso)

WESEMINAR Art Informing Science/Science Informing Art

AH_PhoenixRisingFrom Stratton Coffman ’14:

Ian Boyden ’95, Stephanie Calvert ’08 and John Hatleberg ’79 from the Alumni Show II at the Zilkha Gallery, will discuss the ways in which scientific research has informed their work. Wesleyan science faculty members James Greenwood, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and David Beveridge, Professor of Chemistry, will respond to the works in the exhibition and comment on the role of art in their own research practice.

Moderator: Pamela Tatge ’84 P ’16, Director, Center for the Arts
[Image: Stephanie Calvert]

Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 11:30 AM
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Cost: FREE

Friends of the Wesleyan Library Book Sale

booksale from connection 2009

From Jennifer Hadley and the Friends of the Wesleyan Library:

The Friends of the Wesleyan Library will hold their annual Book Sale on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Olin  Library. Over 3500 books will be offered for the bargain price of $1-$5, with special books $10+. Cash and checks will be accepted. The selection ranges from in-depth academic works to popular novels, with recent donations of books about  music, film, engineering, science, and much more. It’s always fun to browse and you never know what treasures you will find. For more information, contact libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Place: Olin Library

Stories Better Never Told, or, The Library Project


From Emilie Pass ’15

Written, directed, and performed by
The Students of ENGL 000
with the dancers of Collective Motion

The Students of ENGL 000 invite you to join us for an evening of words, wisdom, mischief, and magic. Stories Better Never Told removes the characters of The Odyssey from the world of Homer’s epic and places them in the familiar but mysterious realm of the Olin Library Stacks. Watch, listen, read, and explore with the ensemble in this interdisciplinary, immersive theatrical experience.

Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: Midnight
Place: Olin Library
Cost: Free



Shinekwa Kershaw ’15 wants you to know about the most enticing event this semester:

This Saturday. Eclectic. 10pm. Dance Party.

Drag show of Wesleyan’s student Kings and Queen at 11pm– come see your peers work the fuck outta the runway.

Facebook event here.

Date: Saturday, November 2nd
Time: 10pm
Place: Eclectic
Cost: $5

Tour of the WestCo Courtyard Permaculture Landscape

From Manon Lefevre ’14:

Since 2010, WILD Wes (Working for Intelligent Landscape Design at Wesleyan) has been working on changing the face of our campus landscape to build beautiful, productive, unifying places. The WestCo courtyard was our first project, transformed from its degraded and eroded state into a stunning landscape with dozens of edible and native trees and shrubs, rain gardens, and native meadows (and all that kaaale). Now, nearly three years later, we are hosting a special Parents’ Weekend tour of the garden for anyone interested in its history and ecology. If you’ve ever wondered about the space or would like to learn more about WILD Wes, come on out! Bring your family! And we’ll hopefully be planting trees in the courtyard at that time as well, which will be awesome!!!

Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Place: WestCo Courtyard

U.S. Health Care Reform: Images and Realities of Costs, Quality, and Access


From the Center for the Study of Public Life, Jennifer Enxuto has an announcement:

Free and open to the public.

Three of the country’s leading specialists in health policy, economics and health communication will address the implementation and effects of the Affordable Care Act, and consider how political messaging by both proponents and opponents of the ACA is helping shape public opinion and frame the terms of the debate.

John Dankosky, News Director of WNPR and radio host of “Where We Live” (CT Public Broadcasting Network) will moderate a question/answer discussion with the panelists and audience following the presentations.

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Place: Powell Family Cinema
Cost: Free!

Read about the panelists after the jump!

Desperate Measures Parents’ Weekend Improv Show

Whose Line

Boy, does the hilarious and tall Noah Masur ’15 have a show for you:

Come to the Nic Lounge on Friday at 8pm to help Desperate Measures write their first full show of the semester… as it’s being performed! This means that we get to show off our shiny, brand new baby players — Rachel, Billy, and Peter. It also means that you get to cram in to the lounge with your friends and your personal bottle of absinthe and your Pokemon Y, plop down in the front row, and proceed to shout “Miley Cyrus” for every single suggestion we ask for, repeatedly, uninhibited by our attempts to ignore you, until we are all forced to collectively sigh and look at you, at which point one of us must say, “Fine,” and then use your suggestion for some ridiculous scene that causes such great laughter and applause that you continually congratulate yourself everywhere you go for your brilliant and original suggestion, feeling satisfied with your life for many years until the day you come face to face with all of us in the fiery pits of Hell itself to answer for what you did. It’s gonna be fun!

Facebook event here.

Date: Friday, November 1st
Time: 8-9pm
Place: Nics Lounge
Cost: Split sides