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Turn Up or Nah? Featuring Apollo Mighty x Thread Count

Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 6.04.29 PMFrom McKenzii Webster ’13:

Ujamaa is bringing you the show and after-party of the year featuring Apollo Mighty (Memphis, TN, Alternative R&B singer/songwriter) & Thread Count (One of Wesleyan’s DOPEST genre-blending bands)!

If you think the show is something ridiculous, wait until you experience the after-party. Just to make the after-party interesting, we are bringing back Class of 2013’s DJ KenziiKenz!

So, are we TURNING UP or nah?

**Apollo Mighty** Soundcloud / Album Review / Website

Sponsored by Ujamaa & Hosted by Malcolm X House

Date: Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Time: 10PM (NOTE: After-party will immediately follow the show.)
Place: Malcolm X House Basement
Cost: Free!

Queer Farmer Film Project

Long Lane Farm writes in:

The Queer Farmer Film Project is coming to Wesleyan!  Join some of Long Lane’s own queer farmers in watching “Out Here,” a documentary about queer farmers in the United States.  We’ll also be joined by the director, Jonah Mossbergwho will be answering questions after the film.  The movie, as described on the website:

Out Here is a full-length documentary film created by the Queer Farmer Film Project.  Completed after 4 years in production, it looks at the experiences of queer farmers across the country and asks – what does it mean to be a queer farmer, is agriculture a safe space for queer people, and what are the relationships between food production and queerness? It is the filmmaker’s dream that this project will give voice and visibility to queer people in agriculture and inspire a flagrant national discussion about gender and sexuality as they are related to our food system.

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2014
Time: 5pm
Place: PAC 001

Film Series: Almost Famous

2000. USA. Dir: Cameron Crowe. With Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson. 122 min. 

The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we’re uncool.” A 15-year-old jour- nalist covering a rising band experiences the messy humanity behind the sex, drugs, and rock & roll. Crowe’s film a? clef lovingly recreates the whirlwind of the seventies’ music scene and the young hearts swept up in its wake.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Poetry Reading with Amy Nawrocki

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Courtesy of Amy Nawrocki herself:

Award winning poet Amy Nawrocki will be reading from her latest collection Four Blue Eggs on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5:00 at Broad Street Books, Wesleyan’s Bookstore and Cafe. Amy is the author of 4 poetry collections and 2 Connecticut History Books. Four Blue Eggs was a Finalist for the 2013 Poetry Prize from Homebound Publications.

Date: Today, April 11th, 2014
Time: 5PM
Place: Broad Street Books, 45 Broad Street, Middletown, CT 06457
Cost: Free and open to the public

The Career Center Wants to Employ You

Rachel Berman from the Career Center has a job for you:

Matt Donahue ‘14 (aka mister career center) is graduating and so are current Peer Career Advisors Esthefany Castillo ’14, Hazal Muhtar ’14Kah Wei Yoong ’14, Benjamin Carus ’14 and Ilir Necaj ’14. That’s a lot of graduating Peer Career Advisors and a LOT of room for you to join the Career Center staff. Not only is the PCA position a paid leadership opportunity where you get to advise your peers on the art of resume and cover letter writing, interact with cool Wes Alums and learn about job & internship opportunities as they come in to the center, but you get to work with (arguably) one of the best staffs on campus under the supervision of Rachel Berman (who is pretty much the best boss you could ask for).

Application deadline is SUNDAY, April 13, 2014 at 11:59pm on MyCC (see link) and ALL CLASS YEARS are welcome to apply. Questions? Email rMberman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

A little more information:

Afrobeat Concert: Benyoro at Buddhist House

Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15 is just killing it with the concerts. This one is going to be wild fun and non-stop dancing.

Benyoro is playing again at Buddhist House, so come out and dance to
some damn groovy rhythms! (They will be performing both an amplified
set and an acoustic one with more traditional instruments! Woohooo!!)

“African music in America at its very finest! An all-star group.”
– NPR’s Afropop Worldwide

In the Bamana language of Mali, Benyoro means meeting place, and
that’s exactly what this group is. It’s about the meeting of
traditional and modern instruments, Malian and American musicians, and
centuries-old songs and modern arrangements.