Category Archives: Events

Kirtan Shabbat!


The one and only, undeniably wonderful Bryan Garrett-Farb ’14:

Rabbi Andrew Hahn leads kirtan (ecstatic chanting) services in Hebrew, and he’s coming to Wesleyan this Friday! Come for chanting, music, connections, and a delicious meal afterward.

Date: Friday, March 28th
Time: 6-8pm
Place: The Bayit (157 Church–a few houses below High)
Link: here

Relay for Life Kickoff


Gavriella Wolf ’15 and the Relay for Life team:

Relay for Life is just around the corner! Come by Usdan on Friday to register for the event and learn about fundraising, have fun and support a great cause!

Registration is $10 by cash or card, and all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. If you’ve registered already but haven’t paid the registration fee, you can do that here.

Date: Friday, March 28th
Time: 11am-1pm
Place: Usdan
Cost: $10 to register

The Desperate Measures’ Annual 24 Hour Improv Show

desperate measure 24 hrsFrom Noah Masur ’15:

Wesleyan’s only short-form improv group Desperate Measures invites you to come join us for our annual 24 HOUR IMPROV SHOW in the WestCo Lounge.

Featuring the Desperate Measures crew performing for the ENTIRETY of the event, as well as surprise appearances by the other improv and comedy groups on campus and possibly groundhogs, the 24 HOUR SHOW will be your source of non-stop laughs LITERALLY ALL DAY.

The 24 period will likely include:
– Vest Hour
– Hobo Hour
– 1-Hour Scene
– Musical Hour
– Every game in our roster
– 24 Hour Show *exclusive* games
– Parallelojams
– ???

Come watch us as we struggle with sleep deprivation and attempt to create comedy during all hours of the day! Those that stay the longest will win a special prize — last year, two brave souls stayed for the entire performance. Can you match them? And will the laughter ever end?

Date: Friday, March 28 to Saturday, March 29
Time: 9 PM Friday – 9 PM Saturday
Place: WestCo Lounge
Facebook: here

UCAB: Massage and Spa Night


The grand Mary Diaz ’14:

Feeling a little stressed? Need to relax some muscles, get a mani, or even shape your brows? Then you do not want to miss this awesome UCAB event on Thursday, March 27th from 8pm-12am in the Usdan Cafe.

**NOTE: First come, first served. Massage sign-ups at lunch on the 27th, and on a walk-in basis. Eyebrow threading on a walk-in basis and DIY manicures on a walk-in basis.

Date: Thursday, March 27th
Time: 8pm-Midnight
Place: Usdan Cafe
FB Event: here
Cost: FREE

Bioethics at the Pediatric Bedside, Round III

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The wonderful Swetha Mummini ’14:

Dr. Rauch, a pediatric hospitalist, returns to campus this spring to facilitate another lively conversation about some of the difficult ethical concerns physicians face in daily practice, inviting you to think through with him some challenging cases. Snacks provided and all are welcome.

Dr. Rauch is Associate Director of Pediatrics at Elmhurst Hospital, a NYC public hospital, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Wesleyan and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is the editor, along with Dr. Jeffrey Gershel, of Caring for the Hospitalized Child, recently published by the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospital Medicine.

This event is part of the Reality Check series, presented in a partnership between AMSA and the Career Center.

Date: Thursday, March 27th
Time: 6:30pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 115
Cost: Free

Film Series: Biutiful

2010. Mexico/Spain. Dir: Alejandro Gonza?lez In?a?rritu. With Javier Bardem. 148 min.

After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, a man struggles to provide for his young children as he navigates a life of crime in the gritty Barcelona under- world. From the director of Amores Perros and Babel, Biutiful startles with bursts of tender and unflinching beauty (biuti?) amidst a grey, hopeless world.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Punchline! Presents: Vernal Equinox


Regen Routman ’16 writes:

Though there may still be some snow on the ground, spring has officially sprung. Come celebrate the (theoretical) end of winter with Wesleyan’s only stand-up comedy collective! Your laughter will breed prodigiously like rabbits in the spring.

  • TIME?: 8pm
  • PLACE?: 200 Church
  • FACEBOOK?: Here.

Opening Reception: Oral Fixations by Julia Randall

78877_2_600The folks over at the CFA invite you to an opening reception:

From strange hybrid “Lovebirds” to disembodied mouths and monumental bubblegum, the subjects of Assistant Professor of Art Julia Randall’s drawings seduce the viewer. The exhibition “Oral Fixations” is a ten-year retrospective of the meticulous, hyperrealist drawings by Ms. Randall. As the artist explains, she sees the mouth as “the threshold of the id,” and her works are “simultaneously erotic and humorous, beautiful and repulsive.” The exhibition title nods towards Sigmund Freud’s theory of oral-stage fixation, but Ms. Randall’s often monumental drawings go beyond
psychoanalysis, presenting surreal, sensual, even visceral images, while surprising with a sense of humor.

Date: Friday, March 28th
Time: 5-7pm
Place: Davison Art Center
Cost: Free!