Category Archives: Events

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From Michael Vaughan ’16:

The second official installment of Deep@DKE, a deep house dance party with sexy dance music from Brooklyn NY native, Sleepyhead and swervey opening set by Yung DJ M. Vaughan.

Get loose bb

Date: Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Time: 10PM
Place: Earth House
Cost: Free

Inequality and the Climate Crisis: A panel discussion on fossil fuel divestment

Video by Ani Acopian ’16

An event sponsored by Wes,Divest! and the Committee for Investor Responsibility- a panel discussion of great importance to the future of the planet.  

Fossil fuels do more than threaten the stability of the Earth’s the climate; fossil fuel extraction destroys the communities where oil, coal and gas are removed from the ground. Mountaintop removal coal mining, hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for natural gas, oil drilling, and pipelining each pose incredible risks to water supplies and to the health of local residents. As the people in these communities suffer, the political and economic sway of fossil fuels companies allow them to continue with their destructive ways.

Supporting Survivors Workshop

The endlessly talented Willa Beckman ’15 has an important and relevant event for you.

Come to our interactive workshop to learn how to support survivors of sexual violence. We’ll be providing information about:
-How to offer support
-What to say-Coping with your own emotions
-Intersectionality of identities
-The effects of trauma
-Reporting options-On and off campus resources.
We want to help you help others!

You can check out the Facebook event here

When:Thursday, May 1st 7-8pm
Where:41 Wyllys room 114
Cost:Free!

May Day in Middletown

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Yael Hororwitz ’17 writes in:
Come Celebrate the International Day of the Worker on MAY DAY = May 1st at the  St. Vincent DePaul soup kitchen on Main St. Join the community we will create there for a dinner of rice and beans and a General Assembly.

Date: May Day, May 1st, 2014

Time: 4:30 – 6:20

Place: St. Vincent DePaul, 617 Main St., Middletown

Face: book

Among the Trees: a tree-planting celebration

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From Manon Lefèvre ’14:

Come celebrate the planting of a mulberry tree in the CFA Courtyard, a collaboration among students, the CFA, and Physical Plant!

There will be singing, dancing, drumming, snacks, tea, and ceremony.

Bring a mug for tea and bring your dancing feet!

There will also be a discussion on how to keep Wesleyan trees healthy and happy.

Collaborators include WILD Wes, Wesleyan Center for the Arts, Green Fund, Feet to the Fire, Physical Plant, and Nicole Stanton’s Perspectives on Dance as Culture class

Date: Thursday, May 1st
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Where: CFA Courtyard
RAIN OR SHINE

Wesleyan Taiko Concert

Wesleyan-recital

Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students in the Taiko Drumming Ensemble perform the thunderous and exhilarating rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan. Several dynamic styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary Taiko repertoire.

Date: Friday, May 2nd
Time: 9pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $2 Wesleyan students; $3 all others

Marina Rosenfeld & G. Lucas Crane: MIXER FESTIVAL

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From Daniel Fishkin GRAD:

experimental music group presents….

WEDNESDAY 4/30: TECHNÉ SERIES 1: THE MIXER: MARINA ROSENFELD AND G LUCAS CRANE

The Techné Series considers philosophies and practices of music technology. Each occasion of the series will focus on a particular theme within the context of presentations, workshops, and live performances. For Techné Series: The MIXER, Wesleyan invites two composers who utilize the ubiquitous audio mixer for vastly different means. The principal performers are, G. Lucas Crane and Marina Rosenfeld. Crane and Rosenfeld are two artists who use found sound to create sheets of delicate sonic webs. Each uses DJ mixers to mix tapes and records in a unique fashion borrowing equally from hip hop technique and the american avant-garde. The artists are spiritual cousins, using similar styles and equipment, but have never before collaborated.

Film Series: Lolita

1962. US/UK. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. With James Mason, Sue Lyon. 152 min.

How did they ever make a movie of Lolita? Kubrick turns his inimitable eye on the tale of Humbert Humbert, a man driven to the ends of the earth by his doomed obsession with the titular nymphet. Its daring cinematic precision livened by caustic wit and dabs of outstanding tenderness, the film remains as titillating as it is poignant.

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