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Close Encounters of the Feminist Kind

THE Christian Hosam ’15 writes in

Interested in questions of feminist solidarity? Cross- racial feminisms? Women of color in higher education? Beyonce?

This event is for you!

On Friday, the Student of Color Coalition in collaboration with a number of departments will be putting on Close Encounters of the Feminist Kind: Representations of Contemporary Feminism(s)

This day-long mini conference is designed to engage students and faculty in innovating and intriguing conversations about feminism, race, and nationalism.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

Americana

Is the only thing missing from your photo collection a picture of yourself in antique western garb? Do you fancy mechanical animals? Do you like GRILLED CHEESE? How about free grilled cheese!? If so, come out this Thursday from 8pm-12am as we turn the USDAN cafe into a (non-alcoholic) saloon! We will have an antique photo booth, mechanical bull, and free grilled cheeses for anyone who can stay on the mechanical bull for long enough!! Oh, and did we mention these grilled cheeses will be served up by Whey Station!?? Don’t miss this magical event!!

When: April 10th, 8pm-midnight
Where: Usdan Cafe
Cost: Free .99
Face: book

“Vatzlav” by Slawomir Mrozek

 Vatzlav is a castaway slave in search of a new life and identity. After a tempest leaves him shipwrecked, he washes up on a remote island where he encounters a zany cast of characters including a blind Oedipus, a wealthy bloodsucking couple, and their son who pretends to be a bear while instigating a revolution. This panoramic political farce is a mash-up of 18th-century French philosophical tales like Voltaire’s “Candide” and the Marquis de Sade’s “Justine.” In 77 brisk episodic scenes, a bizarre and biting tale unfolds about the absurd mechanisms of power. Wesleyan alumna Lily Whitsitt ’06 directs. Dissident Polish playwright Slawomir Mrozek wrote “Vatzlav” shortly after he sought political asylum in France in 1968, but due to censorship because of his defection, it did not appear in Poland until almost ten years later. Mr. Mrozek died in 2013 at the age of 83.

When: Thursday, April 10 & Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8pm; Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2pm and 8pm.
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $8 general public; $5 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $4 Wesleyan students

Experimental Jazz Fusion: Mothguts and the Bill Carbone / Darian Cunnings Duo

  Get your music grind on tonight at Buho! From Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15, an event that will blow. your. mind.

Mothguts is a grindy NY-based jazz group featuring Anthony Ware on saxaphone, Mike Noordzy on bass, Ben Ross on drums, and Chris Welcome on guitar. They’re known for stitching free and avant jazz elements gruesomely together with grindcore, noise, mathrock, and whatever other dissonant / heavy musics they can get their hands on. We promise plenty of genre and moral confusion.

Check them out on youtube or click here for the facebook event.

The Bill Carbone / Darian Cunning Duo will also be openning with an
effects-driven take on funk and fusion.

Be there.

Where: Buddhist house
When: Tonight, April 10th. 9-11pm
Cost: Your immortal soul

Film Series: Porfirio

2011. Colombia. Dir: Alejandro Landes. With Porfirio Ramirez. 101 min.

Victim of a stray police bullet and an unsympathetic legal system, the eponymous paraplegic spends his time scraping for survival while secretly plotting his revenge. Landes creates a remarkable doc-fiction hybrid that joins the intimate details of Porfirio’s day-to-day life with a re-creation of his astonishing attempt to hijack an airplane.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

You will attend tomorrow’s Tim Fite concert at Eclectic

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Manon Lefèvre ’14 has the information:

Tim Fite is one of a kind. He’s a print maker! An illustrator! A multi-instrumentalist! And a hell of a performer.

Tim creates sonic experiments combining genres from hip hop to folk in inventive ways that make you want to dance. His latest project iBeenHACKED focuses on how humans have been hacked by technology and asks us to consider the cyborg in all of us.

He can’t wait to meet you. Come hang out and listen to wonderful music like this.

AND THIS

Also, Alma’s Engine, Weiner Apocalypse, and Novelty Daughter will be opening!

Tim will be on at 10:00. COME BEFORE PUNK @ DKE. Facebook.

Date: Friday, April 11th
Time: 9pm to 11pm
Place: Eclectic
Cost: Free