Category Archives: Events

Speedy Ortiz, Ryan Power, and Neo Sora at Ecelctic

From Ethan Hill ’16:

Come to Eclectic this Friday night to see Northampton indie rock band Speedy Ortiz and their grungy blend of guitars, thoughtful lyrics, and 90s sensibilities. The much buzzed-about band, featuring Wesleyan graduate Darl Ferm ’12 on bass, is coming to Wesleyan with much anticipation after an unfortunately cancelled show at Earth House last spring. Playing with Speedy Ortiz will be Burlington, VT experimental pop musician Ryan Power.

SPEEDY ORTIZ – grungy northampton indie rock
RYAN POWER – weirdo vermonter pop
NEO SORA – ambient fun

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Date: Friday, Nov 8
Time: 10PM
Place: The Eclectic Society

Humble Tripe at Buttonwood Tree

Pushing the boundaries of folk-Americana, Humble Tripe moves from songwriter to symphony, resulting in a haunting landscape of beautiful swells, dramatic tension, and space on their upcoming sophomore album, The Giving.

In celebration of their latest work, Humble Tripe’s Shawn Luby, a nationally recognized classical guitar player in his youth, and Berklee School of Music graduate Stud Green return to Middletown for a special acoustic performance of their album at the Buttonwood Tree.

Date: Friday, Nov 8
Time: 8PM
Place: The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main Street
Cost $10

Terpsichore Fall Show

Courtesy of Caroline Shadle ’16:

Terpsichore is back y’all and you won’t want to miss this semester’s show! This fall’s completely student-choreographed show features a wide range of dances from breaking, to hip-hop, to contemporary…(and there might even be some twerking). So come out next Friday November 8th and Saturday November 9th to the World Music Hall to see the show!
The shows are happening FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8TH AT 7 AND 10 PM AND SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH AT 1 PM.
Tickets are on sale now for $4 at the Box Office in Usdan so get them soon!
Be there.
Tickets go fast.
Dancing is hot.

Showtimes:
Friday, November 8 at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM
Saturday, November 9 at 1:00 PM
Place: World Music Hall (Center for the Arts)
Cost: $4, Usdan Box Office

Wes Bike Co-op First Meeting!

From Rachel Connor ’14:

Come to the regenerated Wesleyan Bike Co-op’s first meeting! Formerly known as L.E.G.I.T., the bike co-op has tools and a bike room, and will meet for workdays and bike-fixing skill-shares.
Even if you don’t know the difference between a tube and a tire (or if ya do), bring your bike or just yourself and lets get greasy.

Date: Friday, November 8
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: UOC (On High Street, next to Eclectic)

Symposium: Archaeology and Politics

From Ali Rosenberg ’15:

Come to the Archaeology and Politics Symposium featuring:

  • Epistemology and Ethics of an Activist Science at the African Burial Ground (Michael Blakey, College of William and Mary)
  • The Role of Archaeology and Community: The Shared Past of Israelis and Palestinians in the Present (Ann E. Killebrew, Pennsylvania State University)
  • The Politics of Naming and Knowing: Repatriation and Indigenous Identity (Dorothy Lippert, Smithsonian Museum)
  • The Politics of Protection (and Destruction) of Archaeological Sites in Contemporary India (Carla M. Sinopoli, University of Michigan)

Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Archaeology Program, the Government Department, and Jewish and Israel Studies.

Date: Friday, November 8
Time: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: Allbritton, Room 311

Privilege, Sex, Gender, Relationships, and Policy at Wesleyan

Flyer

Tomorrow (Thursday) from 7 – 9 PM in Bennett (long live Fauver) Lounge, Rosy Capron ’14 and Brendan O’Donnell ’14 will be facilitating the final Privilege and Policy at Wesleyan discussions. The topic this week will be sex, gender, and relationships at Wesleyan.

Things that might come up include male-female ratios of faculty and students in different departments, treatment of male vs. female sports teams, gendered spaces (bathrooms, program houses, Greeks) on campus, the queer community, the privileging of males over females in admissions, services provided (or not provided, or costs not covered) at the Health Center for trans* students, treatment of queer students by faculty, staff, and students, sexual assault, and anything else you would like to discuss.

Please join us this evening for the discussion!

Date: Thursday Nov 7
Time: 7PM to 9PM
Place: Bennett Freshman Fauver Lounge

Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive

From Kirby Sokolow ’14:

Wesleyan AMSA will be holding a registration drive for the Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry! Every four minutes, one person is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Seventy percent of all patients who need a transplant don’t have a matched donor in their family. Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry® to find a match to save their life.
Joining the registry is only paper work and a cheek swab– no bone marrow donations will be taken at the drive.
You can find out what it means to join the registry by stopping by the drive and you can find additional information on the Be the Match website!
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer but cannot attend
the meeting, feel free to contact Kirby Sokolow at asokolow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or Swetha Mummini at smummini[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Friday, November 8
Time: 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108

Dinner & Talk With a Yale Medical Student

An invitation from Swetha Mummini ’14:

Interested in attending medical school? Wesleyan’s American Medical Student Association (AMSA) will be hosting a talk by Ankit Kansal ’10, a current 2nd year medical student at Yale. After double-majoring in Neuroscience and Economics at Wes, Ankit joined Teach for America, and taught Biology and Chemistry for two years at a charter school. He then started Yale Medical School in 2012. If you are interested in learning more about the medical school application process and what medical school is like, come to this event. Pizza/pasta will be served.

Date: Thursday, November 7th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: PAC 001

Film Series: The Act of Killing

2012. Denmark. Dir: Joshua Oppenheimer. Documentary. 115 min.

The leaders of Indonesia’s 1960s genocide hubristically agree to stage Hollywood-styled reenactments of their death squad’s murders. Yet amidst the gaudy pageantry and grotesque dark humor these men gradually begin to confront their own bloody crimes. Co-Sponsored by Indonesyan and LinkAsia. Speaker: Prof. Ronald Jenkins, Theater.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.