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Improv Comedy Tri-Show

Noah Masur ’15 invites you to see an improv comedy Triforce:

This Friday night, come see all three of Wesleyan’s improv comedy groups in one Non-Geographical Location!
Featuring:
Gag Reflex – Armando long form
Desperate Measures – short form
New Teen Force – free form
Laughter! Romance! Suspense! All made up as we go along!

Date: Friday, November 22
Time: 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Place: Nics lounge
Facebook: Event page!

Samsara 2013

From Anika Amin ’14:

Shakti, Wesleyan’s sexiest South Asian cultural association, is proud to present SAMSARA 2013!! Samsara is the annual South Asian cultural extravaganza featuring Wesleyan students involved in cultural dances, songs, comedy sketches, and spoken words from or pertaining to the region. This year we’re excited to be welcoming back Yale Rangeela, a fusion dance team that has performed at Samsara in the past. Our show will also feature parody sketches like “How I Met Your Auntie” and “Mami-ji” (an Indian take on ‘The Godfather’)

Come check it out! All of our proceeds go to benefit Impact India in helping provide education to children in rural areas of India, and all ticket holders will be put on a list to be V.I.P.’s at HOLI 2014!! (1 free bag of powder + access to a FastTrack line!)

Date: TODAY, November 21st
Time: 8:00PM – 9:45PM
Place: Crowell Hall
Cost: $5
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The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano

SoniamanzanoFrom Zaida Garcia ’15:

Maria from Sesame Street is coming to Wesleyan TODAY! Emmy award winning writer and one of America’s most influential Hispanic women, Sonia Manzano delivers a powerful debut YA novel—a coming-of-age story set in New York City’s El Barrio in 1969.

There are two secrets Evelyn Serrano is keeping from her Mami and Papo—her true feelings about growing up in her Spanish Harlem neighborhood, and her attitude about Abuela, her sassy grandmother who’s come from Puerto Rico to live with them. Then, like an urgent ticking clock, events erupt that change everything. The Young Lords, a group of Puerto Rican activists, dump garbage in the street and set it on fire, igniting a powerful protest. When Abuela steps in to take charge, Evelyn is thrust into the action. Tempers flare, loyalties are
tested. Through it all, Evelyn learns important truths about her Latino heritage and the history makers who shaped a nation.

Infused with actual news accounts from the time period, Sonia Manzano has crafted a gripping work of fiction based on her own life growing up during a fiery, unforgettable time in America, when young Latinos took control of their destinies.

Sonia Manzano has affected the lives of millions since the early 1970s, as the actress who defined the role of “Maria” on the acclaimed television series Sesame Street. Sonia has won fifteen Emmy Awards for her television writing and is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Arts and Sciences. People magazine named Sonia one of America’s most influential Hispanics. This is Manzano’s first novel. She lives in New York City.

Sonia will be delivering a talk on “The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano” tonight in Memorial Chapel. A book signing and dessert reception will follow in the Zelnick Pavillion.

Date: TODAY! November 21, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free

SHOFCO Presents: Chapati Late Night!

From Maeve Russell ’13:

SHOFCO Chapati Late Night

It’s Thursday night. Late night to be exact. You’re either slightly inebriated, miserably plugging away at this week’s last assignment, or too tired to move after surviving yet another busy week. Whatever the case, you’re hungry. Bottom line.

You want a delicious, Indian-inspired, savory Kenyan pancake, stuffed with a decadent array of toppings. That’s right, you want LATE NIGHT CHAPATI. Good thing SHOFCO’s got you covered!

This Thursday, choose your preferred menu item below, and either pick it up from WoCoHo or have it DELIVERED to you – just EMAIL shofco[dot]chapati[at]gmail[dot]com with your order and location.

MENU and PRICING:

  • Banana Nutella – $3
    A classic combination of hazelnut, chocolate, and banana
  • Apple Cinnamon (Vegan!) – $3
    Warm apples in brown sugar and cinnamon
  • Huevos Rancheros – $5
    Mexican inspired, complete with spicy salsa and eggs
  • Veggies with Goat Cheese and Pesto – $5
    If you’re feelin’ fancy…
  • Plain – 2 for $3

Sponsored by the Adelphic Education Fund
All proceeds go to The Kibera School for Girls in Nairobi, Kenya

When: Today (Thursday) from 9-12pm
Where: Women of Color House (227 Pine Street) OR WE CAN DELIVER TO YOU! Just email your order to shofco[dot]chapati[at]gmail[dot]com  with time and place. We’ll be there.
Price: $3-5 for some delicious and fresh Indian-inspired Kenyan pancakes. Talk about a damn good fusion

Sanctuary Songs: Senior Music Recital

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Jess Best’s ’13 long awaited senior recital is finally going live in the Chapel this weekend. Expect some brand new material brought to life by some familiar faces.

  • Date: TOMORROW November 22, 2013
  • Time: 8:30pm (doors), 9:00pm (show)
  • Place: Memorial Chapel
  • Cost: Free

Screening of “Greedy Lying Bastards”

Greedy Lying BastardsFrom Aly Raboff ’16:

This Thursday (tomorrow) Climate Ambassadors is putting on a film screening of the outspoken documentary Greedy Lying Bastards.

It’s a film about the “stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite the consensus in the scientific community that it is not only a reality but also a growing problem that is placing us on the brink of disaster.” The film looks at how big industry (especially Koch bros) has created a “campaign of lies” to oppose the reality of climate change.

for more info on the film, check out the website: http://greedylyingbastards.com/

The screening will be from 7-9 in Downey 113 this Thursday, come check it out!

~**There will be snacks**~

Date: TODAY! Thursday, November 21, 2013
Time: 7 – 9 PM
Place:Downey 113
Cost: FREE FREE FREE
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A WesBAM! Workshop for the Male-Identifying Community

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From the kick-ass kickboxing superwoman Renee Dunn ’14:

Have you been wanting to try one of our group exercise classes, but feared you might be one of the few male-identifying people in the room? Break away the stigma and get a taste of some of what we have to offer at this FREE event.

The WesBAM! Team strives to provide services to the entire Wesleyan community, but demographically, those who identify as male are underrepresented in our classes. This workshop will move through three of our fitness modalities – TurboKick, CardioKickboxing, and Yoga – tailoring to your bodies and ensuring a comfortable environment in which we’ll be open to your feedback as we strive to make WesBAM! more accessible. Try it out and bring your friends! You’ve got nothing to lose.

For more information on WesBAM! visit our site here or “like” us on Facebook here!

Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Place: Fayerweather Studios (next to Usdan; same building as Beckham Hall)
Cost: FREE (you betta work up a sweat doe)
Facebook: BAM!

Magic Man || M E M E || Swordfish Doula

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From Brent Packer ’15:

Spring Fling came early.

We’re excited to bring a touch of melodic magic to Wesleyan this Thursday.

Magic Man is a synth-pop band that combines the complexities of Passion Pit with the cheerful hooks of Walk the Moon. The band has performed with Ms Mr, St. Lucia, Ra Ra Riot, Walk the Moon, and is currently touring with New Politics & Sir Sly.

Start the mental preparations for an amazing concert/ dance party.

feat. Wesleyan’s own Mikah Feldman-stein ’16 (M E M E) & Brent Packer ’15 and Jared Geilich ’15 (Swordfish Doula)

9:30 – 10:00 || SWORDFISH DOULA

10:00 – 10:30 || M E M E

10:30 – 11:30 || MAGIC MAN

Date: Thursday, Nov 21
Time: 9:30-11:30 p.m.
Place: Art House
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Venture for America Info Session and Office Hours – Today!

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Courtesy of Rosy Capron ’14, Venture for America Campus Ambassador:

Imagine a job that teaches you valuable skills, encourages creativity, and contributes to social good. Now imagine that it’s in a low-cost city (no NYC/LA/Boston rents to pay!) with a supportive group of peers and mentors. This may sound like a dream, but Venture for America makes it a reality!

VFA is a nonprofit organization that matches high-achieving college grads with start-up companies around the country. After a summer intensive training program and two years of exciting, enlightening work, VFA fellows come away with the knowledge, experience, and networks necessary to succeed as entrepreneurs and to potentially start their own businesses, thereby contributing to job creation and economic growth. 

Film Series: Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors

2013. USA. Dir: Sam Fleischner. With Jesus Sanchez-Velez. 102 min.

A 13-year-old on the autism spectrum follows the image of a dragon onto the NYC subway and begins a self-reflective odyssey through the subterranean world. But a hurricane looms above while his mother, an undocumented worker, desperately searches for her child. Q&A with editor Talia Barrett ’08.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.