Category Archives: Events

The Breaking Yard @ Earth House

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Gabe Greenberg ’14:

Its Wednesday and you’ve been working hard. take a break! treat yo self. Come to Earth House and unwind for a bit with the must of Portland, Oregon based folk band The Breaking Yard

The Breaking Yard is making a stop at Wesleyan on their North American tour. They describe themselves as a “cinematic Indie Folk with an Acoustic-Electronic sounding flare whose intricate instrumentation, haunting harmonies and swelling energy has enthralled audiences all over the country.

instruments show-cased include but are not limited to the violin, hammered dulcimer, glockenspiel, drums, chains, electric guitar, harmonium, bass, banjo, and 8-string ukelele…

But don’t take MY word for it, go give em a listen!
http://thebreakingyard.com/

Date: TODAY, December 4th
Time: 9:30pm
Place: Earth House (corner of Lawn and High)
Cost: None

Second Stage Presents BROADCAST

From the illustrious Dylan Zwickel ’14:

A new musical about people and technology.

Music by Scott Murphy
Words by Nathan Christensen
Directed by S. Dylan Zwickel

Tickets available in the Usdan Box Office starting at 10 AM on the day of each performance. The house is small, so make sure to get there early! If you’re unable to get a ticket, come to the ’92 an hour before the performance to put your name on the waiting list.

Please note: the Thursday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm, but Friday night is at 9.

When: Thursday, December 5th 8pm; Friday, December 6th 9pm; Saturday, December 7th 8pm
Where: ’92 Theater
Cost: FREE! Get your tickets from the Box Office.

World AIDS Day Movie Screening

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Join the Planned Parenthood Campus Action Interns, ASHA, Open House and the Queer Resource Center for a screening of the award-winning documentary How To Survive A Plague!

How To Survive A Plague is the story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time.

There will also be FREE INDIAN FOOD courtesy of Udupi for all you point-less and meal-less folks!

Date: Thursday, December 5th
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Place: PAC001
Cost: FREE!

WINTERFEST

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Who says you cant have a Winterfest without snow? This Thursday we’re pulling out all the stops! Gingerbread House making competition! Cider! Hot Cocoa! Cookies! Photos with Ole St. Nick and his snowmen! Snowflake ornaments (in which said photos can be placed)! We will be also be announcing the winner of the iPad mini raffle! Come close out the semester with UCAB’s last event this Thursday at 7pm and be sure to be around for the drawing of the winning ticket at 9pm sharp!

Date: Thursday, December 5th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan
Cost: Free

Documentary Screening: Sins Invalid

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Submitted by Emma Maclean ’14:

Come to see the new documentary about the performance troupe Sins Invalid who are unashamed to claim beauty in the face of invisibility. Their website states “Sins Invalid is a performance project on disability and sexuality that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artist of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized from social discourse.” The screening will be in Downey House at 7:30. The film only runs about a half hour and then there will be a brief discussion for those who want to stick around and talk. This is a great short study break during a busy last week of classes. Plus there will be snacks!
When: Wednesday, December 4th, 7:30pm
Where: Downey House 113
Cost: Free! There will be snacks!

Responsible Alcohol Consumption Seminar

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From Beta Theta Pi:

The brothers of Beta Theta Pi cordially invite all Wesleyan students to participate in a discussion about responsible drinking practices. Beta Theta Pi junior Bobby Cunningham has spent this semester putting together an extensive presentation regarding safe drinking habits. He will lead the discussion, focusing on what we can do as individuals as well as a community to encourage and promote sensible alcohol consumption and avoid the consequences of excessive drinking.

Please stop by 184 High Street at 9:15 pm TODAY to find out what you can do to not only better yourself but also improve social responsibility amongst the Wesleyan community. This will be a great opportunity to focus and reflect on responsible vs. irresponsible drinking, learn about the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption, and adopt smarter, safer drinking habits. There will be fun facts and non sequiturs galore.

We look forward to seeing all of you on Wednesday night.

Date: Wednesday, December 4
New Time: 9:15 PM – 10:15 PM
Place: 184 High Street
Cost: free

CPE Presents The Grey Area: Feminism Behind Bars

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Did you binge-watch Orange is the New Black this summer? Want to learn more about life in a real women’s prison? Are you interested in feminism? Education? Our country’s broken prison system? Maybe even all of the above???

Come to the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education ‘s screening of The Grey Area this Thursday in PAC 002 at 7:00PM! The film provides an intimate look at women’s issues in the criminal justice system and the unique experience of studying feminism behind bars.

Through a series of captivating class discussions, headed by students from Grinnell College, a small group of female inmates at a maximum security women’s prison in Mitchellville, Iowa, share their diverse experiences with motherhood, drug addiction, sexual abuse, murder, and life in prison.

The Last WestCo Open Mic of the Year

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Willie Zabar ’16 has a way with words:

IT’S THE WESTCO OPEN MIC featuring the WESTCO BATTLE OF THE BANDS wherein Westco’s top bands will wow you and zow you.

But there’s more than just music!

We’ll have:

  • COMEDY
  • POETRY
  • MATH
  • DANCE
  • MUSIC

Come, perform, watch!

It’ll be a blast (if you know what I mean).

  • DATE?: Tonight. Wednesday, December 4th.
  • TIME?: signups @ 9:00pm, show starts @ 9:30pm
  • PLACE?: WestCo Café
  • FACEBOOK?: Here.

Film Series: Almayer’s Folly

2011. France/Belgium. Dir: Chantal Akerman. With Stanislas Merhar. 127 min.

Joseph Conrad’s debut novel shifts to 1950s Malaysia, where the titular trader desperately unravels in the jungle heat as he tries to raise his mixed-race daughter. Akerman and Conrad make an unexpectedly inspired pairing – Forward.com jokes that it’s a “postcolonial Jewish feminist response to Apocalypse Now.” Presented as part of The Tournées Festival.

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

Alumni Startup Showcase

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From Jelisa Adair ’13 and the PCSE:

Hear from nine extraordinary Wes grads who founded or run their own ventures. This inaugural Startup Showcase will include stories about startup life, an unprecedented opportunity to mingle with inspiring young entrepreneurs, and hearty snacks and coffee to fuel your Reading Period work. Registration is strongly suggested!

Sponsored by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, the Wesleyan Career Center, and the Wesleyan Entrepreneurship Society.

Date: Sunday, December 8th
Time: 4pm-6pm
Place: Olson Commons
Link: Hurrrr
Cost: Freezles

Read after the jump to see what awesome alumni will be at this event.