Category Archives: Events

Lapalux / Snacs / DJ Rimless at Eclectic

From Chelsie Green ’14:

LAPALUX

This British guy, Stuart Howard, on Flying Lotus’s label, Brainfeeder, is gracing us with his presence this Friday. He will keep you moving to his often disjointed, airy, and/or affecting music, along with selections from other artists with his own twist and projections.

SNACS

He is coming to us from New Jersey via Bard, fresh off his latest release, “Weird Ontology.” He will perform his distinct brand of dark, chilled out beats that are chalked full of texture and emotion.

DJ RIMLESS

Our own peer and my own neighbor Saarim Zaman is opening the show. He’s been playing quite a bit lately for a reason (he’s good.)

Date: Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Time: 10PM
Place: Eclectic
Cost: Free

Wild Things

From the upmost talent of Josef “Joey” Mehling ’14 comes a moving play that is sure to bring out your inner wild child.  

Based on Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are,” presented by Second Stage and the A.E.F.

The show will begin at 182 Cross St, Middletown, CT. Dress for walking and the weather. Showtimes are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 5:30 PM and 6:45 PM.

(Free) tickets will be available at a table in Usdan starting at 11AM the day of each performance.

Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights Open Meeting

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WSDR invites all members of the campus community to join us for this open meeting. What does WSDR do? How can you be involved in making this campus more accepting and accessible? What does ‘disability’ actually mean, anyway?All these questions and more will be answered. Additionally, we invite comments and suggestions from the community about what WSDR’s next projects might be, focusing on accessibility and attitudes towards disability at Wes and in the wider world.

Date: TODAY Thursday, May 1st
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Allbritton 113
Cost: free/none

Challah for Hunger Bakesale

A delicious message coming to you from the extraordinary Eva Steinberg ’17:

Pre-finals stress eating just got SIGNIFICANTLY tastier!! Come by Exley this Friday for Challah for Hunger’s last sale of the semester!!! All proceeds go to charity (it’s a win-win situation for humanity AND your stomach!). Bring cash!! This round, we’re finishing up strong with PLAIN, CINNAMON-SUGAR, and CRANBERRY! See you there!

Date: Friday, May 2nd
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Place: Exley Science Center
Cost: $3 – $4

Film Series: Paris Is Burning

1990. USA. Dir. Jenny Livingston. Documentary. 71 min.

Take an intimate look into the drag ball culture of 1980s New York City and the magnetic individuals who shaped it. At once wildly exuberant and profoundly tragic, Paris illuminates not only in its depiction of gender performance, but in the roaring vitality of a marginalized community living in the midst of white, straight America.

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

TEXTS.COM PRESENTS SHRAK THE MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL PRESENTED BY TEXTS.COM

shrek_is_love__shrek_is_life___3_of_3__by_rhythmlizard-d70p1cuAn all-caps invite from Nick Petrillo ’14:

DID YOU LOVE THE MOVIE “SHREK” WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG? DO YOU OFTEN WISH IT HAD MORE SEX IN IT? DO YOU SOMETIMES THINK THOUGHTS THAT ARE INAPPROPRIATE TO SAY OUT LOUD, BUT THEN YOU SAY THEM ANYWAYS?

TEXTS.COM PRESENTS SHRAK THE MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL” IS THE SHOW FOR YOU.

COME WATCH THE STORY THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE TOLD. MAY 1ST @ 7PM, MAY 2ND @ 7 PM AND MAY 3RD @ 10 PM IN THE WESTCO CAFE.

SEATS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, SO GET THERE EARLY!

Date: May 1, 2nd, and 3rd
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: WestCo Cafe

Gamelan Concert

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Sarah Bartholomew writes in—concisely—to entice you to see a 5 1/2 hour long Gamelan concert.  I don’t know about you, but I think this event has “perfect procrastination method” scrawled all over it:

Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of Javanese
gamelan. The concert will include a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth
Gamelan Ensemble.

Where: World Music Hall
Date: TONIGHT May 1, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM – 1 AM
Cost: $2 at box office

Writer Elif Batuman speaks at Downey House

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I am tripping over myself with excitement because this Friday, May 2nd, the writer Elif Batuman will be on campus for a Writing Programs-sponsored reading. Batuman is the author of The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, as well as numerous journalistic and critical essays for Harper’sThe New Yorker, n+1The London Review of Books, and many other periodicals of renown.

At 4:30 p.m. in Downey House room 113, Batuman will read from her work and offer a brief Q&A. Do not miss the event many have already begun referring to as “the literarary event of the semester” and “likely to be very good.”

You might enjoy this New Yorker piece in which Batuman describes training with three-time Muay Thai boxing world champion and autodidact Bunkerd Faphimai, and writes the sentence, “It was astounding to see these enormous men, in protective helmets and mouth guards and shin guards, flying to all corners like discarded robots while Bunkerd stood in the middle of the ring, cheerfully wiping blood from his nose and displaying no sign of fatigue or ill humor.”

Date: Friday, May 2
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Downey House, room 113
Cost: $0

More selections of Batuman’s writing follow: