Category Archives: Events

UCAB Presents: Massages and Manicures

From Everton Laidley ’14:massage_woman

Stressed out from the hectic semester? Come get pampered at Massages and Manicures!

Massage sign ups available at the UCAB table at lunch and at the event.

First come first serve basis…you don’t wanna miss out on this one!

Date: Thursday, November 21
Time: 7-11 p.m.
Place: Usdan Cafe
Cost: Free

Feministing Comes to Wes


From Talia Baurer ’15:

What is the state of the feminist movement today? Where is it “moving”? How do we build a feminist movement that centers the needs of trans* people and people of color? If you are curious about these topics, have an opinion on these topics, have heard these topics discussed on campus (and want to know more), love Feministing, love panels, love PAC, love having opinions about things (yes, every Wesleyan student, that means you)… come hear Feministing editors Jos Truitt and Katie Halper, and Shira Engel (!!), speak and answer questions on these questions on Thursday, November 21st at 6 PM in PAC 001! Want to know more about our speakers? Read their bios here (note: Katie is a Wes alum!).

Brought to you by: Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness (ASHA), Students for Consent and Communication, Womanist House, Women of Color House, Open House, Chi Psi, and Planned Parenthood

Sponsored by: WesWell; CAPS; the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship; SALD; and the African American Studies, FGSS, and English departments

Date: Thursday, November 21
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Place: PAC 001

Free Passes to Screening of Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen Brothers’ Film) Mancester on a Table in Usdan

This is the trailer for Inside Llewyn Davis, the new Coen Brothers film.

It opens in theaters on Friday, December 6. However, CBS Films dropped off probably 100 passes to see the film in Manchester tomorrow night – for free. The showing will be at 7:30 PM at Cinemark Buckland Hills, 99 Red Stone Road, Manchester, CT 06045. It’s about 20 minutes away by car.

The pass doesn’t reserve you a seat; you still have to show up early. Also, even though the pass is just a piece of paper, it is unique – so you can’t photocopy it.

But if you want to go see the movie for free, I’m just gonna drop these on this table in Usdan and slip away. GRAB THEM!

Date: Tomorrow, Thursday, November 21
Time: 7:30 PM (but get there around 7:00 probs)
Place: Cinemark Buckland Hills; 99 Red Stone Road, Manchester, CT 06045
Cost: Free (with pass)

Dharma Talk with Ji Hyang Padma


From Nicki Dodd ’15:

Lamenting the fact that you didn’t make it over to Buddhist House for a meditation this semester? It’s not too late!

Come to BuHo on Thursday Nov 21st for a meditation and dharma talk with Ji Hyang Padma! Ji Hyang Padma is the Buddhist chaplain at Wellesley College. She has done intensive Zen training and teaching in Asia and North America for 20 years. She also teaches Zen workshops annually at Omega Institute and Esalen Institute and served as Director and Abbot of Cambridge Zen Center, one of the largest Zen Centers in the country. She is gifted at finding an entry-point into practice for people who are just beginning their journey. On Nov 21st, teachings will be drawn from Ji Hyang’s newly released book– Living the Season: Zen Practices for Transformative Times–which combines Zen practice with creative approaches that support the discovery of positive outcomes in everyday life.

More info about Ji Hyang here.
More info about her new book here.

Hope to see you there!

Facebook link.

Date: Thursday, Nov 21
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Place: Buddhist House – 356 Washington Street.

Film Series: Certified Copy

2010. France/Italy/Iran. Dir: Abbas Kiarostami. With Juliette Binoche. 106 min.

Life imitates art – or vice versa – in this quiet, contemplative film tracing both a conversation and a relationship that are (to understate it) in flux. A writer and an apparent stranger embark on a surreal afternoon marked by sudden yet ambiguous shifts in topic, language, location, and interpersonal familiarity. Presented as part of The Tournées Festival.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Middletown Potluck Bake Sale Outside Espwesso



From Ari Ebstein ’16 and Yael Horowitz ’17:

Ever thought that you could really use something sweet and homemade to go with your late night coffee and studying?

Of course you have. Come to Espwesso on Wednesday night (tonight) for some awesome treats! They will be sold at a low cost, and all proceeds will go directly to buying lockers to secure the personal property of homeless citizens in Middletown. These lockers are essential for homeless people as there are no other ways to safeguard their few and valuable belongings, which are often stolen because of a lack of proper storage. Come to Espwesso, buy yummy treats, and feel good about it, too.

Date: 20 Nov. 2013
Time: 9:00pm-1:00am
Place: Outside of Espwesso!
Cost: Pay what you can, but pay something.

WITH Care Benefit Show! [OPEN CALL]


Leo Enverga ’14 offers another way to help out with relief efforts:

A benefit show is being held after Thanksgiving, bringing together different facets of the Wes performance scene (a capella, dance, bands, cultural performances, etc.), in support of Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines!

Come to today’s meeting at 9PM in Usdan 110 to find out more about the event, to volunteer and to confirm your group’s involvement!

Two ways to help with this event:
–   Volunteer! We’ll need help keeping the event running smoothly, promoting and raising awareness for the typhoon and ways to help during the event, and advertising.
–   Perform! We’re having a variety of performers, so please don’t hesitate to join the show’s program! We’re showing the world that all sides of Wes care.

Thanks for your help!

Date: Today, November 20, 2013
Time: 9PM – 10PM
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: Free