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Yoga U: Create Your Own Home Practice WORKSHOP

From Shira Engel ’14:

This 2-hour-long workshop will equip you with the skills, inspiration, and knowledge to lead your own yoga classes for your own beautiful selves and bodies. DIY Yoga will empower you to create your own home practice for those days when WesBAM! classes don’t fit into your schedule or for when you want to freestyle it on your mat, but safely and effectively.
Together, we will move, breathe, and discuss the best and most effective ways for starting your own practice and moving like yourself.
This workshop costs $10 and is payable by student account. Email Shira at sengel01[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with your name, WesID, and any questions/requests to reserve a spot and receive your included copy of Yoga U: The College Student’s Tools for Balanced Living, an 100-plus page e-book on personalizing the yoga practice at no extra charge!

Date: Saturday, February 8th
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Place: Fayerweather Theater Room
Cost: $10
Facebook: Event page!

Model United Nations Informational Meeting

Leslie Knope Denmark

If you thought your Model UN days ended with high school, think again my friends. If adults in Pawnee, Indiana can appreciate this fine activity, you will probably find unbounded joy in dominating a moderated caucus in college. Want to know what that means?  Sadichchha “Not A Freshman Anymore” Adhikari ’16 will tell you!

Can’t stop thinking about nukes? Want to express your love for politics? Want to improve your public speaking skills?!?!?!??! Look no further, Model UN is the place for you! Come to the semesters first informational meeting this Saturday. It’ll be a short meeting to give you an idea of what MUN is like at Wesleyan.

Date: Saturday, February 8th
Time: 2:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 110
Cost: (her words, not mine) FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Facebook: Right here

WeSlam Presents The Prop Slam

Aziza

First slam of the spring! Fuck the rules! WeSlam’s rewriting them this time around. This slam, as the title states, is a prop slam. Did that rule about not being able to use props dissuade you from slamming before? This is your time. Prop away. Eat a sandwich in a poem about sandwiches; caress a stapler in a poem not about staplers – any prop is welcome!

If that’s not enough cause for excitement, the incredibly talented Aziza Barnes will be featuring! A member of the 2011 & 2012 NYU slam team, which placed first at CUPSI, the national collegiate poetry slam, Aziza is the winner of the 2013-2014 NYU Gallery Prize for Radical Presence in Black Contemporary Art and has a chapbook, me Aunt Jemima and the nailgun, published through Button Poetry. Basically, she’s a rock star – check her out here.

DJ Rashad at Eclectic

1467-artist-266-1366-image-detailFrom Chelsie Green ’14: 

DJ Rashad is a Chicago-based footwork artist. Part of the Teklif crew, this guy has been receiving accolades from critics and music  biddies since his debut album Double Cup dropped in October. His set will be two hours long — you best be dancin for the entirety of it.

He got in a car accident on his way to the airport in September when this show was originally scheduled. Let’s hope he gets here this time…

Our own Watson Frick will be opening the show at 10pm. He’ll be soothing you like your baby bottle never could. The show will not be in the ballroom so if you want to see it, get there early.

Date: Friday, 2/7
Time: 10:00 PM -1:30 AM
Place: Eclectic
Cost: Free

Film Series: Cool Runnings

1993. USA. Dir: Jon Turteltaub. With Leon, Doug E. Doug. 98 min. 

Celebrate the start of the Winter Olympics (or your boycott thereof) by recalling a simpler time: when we all cheered on a rag-tag team of Jamaican athletes who, with the help of John Candy, became unlikely bobsledders. You’ll smile, you’ll laugh, you’ll boo the East Germans.

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

Talking Healthcare with Chris Murphy – Saturday at 11:30 AM

meet-chris-murphy-the-freshman-senator-on-a-personal-crusade-against-the-nraThis just in from Ben Florsheim ’14, whose stylish new haircut is matched only by his stylish new jacket:

Join WesDems, Wesleyan Young Advocates, and the Community Health Center for a conversation with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy about the Affordable Care Act, getting covered, and other topics. Bring your questions about healthcare and Chris’s other work in the Senate. Coffee and breakfast will be provided.

Chris Murphy was elected to represent Connecticut in the United States Senate in 2012 after serving three terms in Congress. He is a leading voice for progressive causes and is currently the youngest senator.

Date: Saturday, February 8
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge (ESC184)

Bayit Shabbat

BayitTalia Bauer ’15 writes in:

Thinking about living in the Bayit next year? Lived in the Bayit before and have wisdom to share? Just feel like some free home-made dinner? Come to BAYIT SHABBAT for Bayit-resident-led services and/or Bayit-resident-cooked dinner, to ask or answer questions about living in the house, to see the space if you haven’t already, to reunite with past housemates, or to just hang out and see how cool everyone is who lives/has lived in this glorious edifice (that’s right, we use fancy words). Services are at 6, dinner is at 7:30, come to either or both! All are welcome. This is a regular Shabbat PLUS the opportunity for prospective Bayit-goers to ask their questions in an informal setting. See you there!

Date: Friday, 2/7
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: The Bayit, 157 Church Street
Cost: Free