Category Archives: Events

Navaratri Festival Concert: Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Keyboard Sathya

From Andrew Chatfield:

“One of the greatest and most expressive slide players in the world.” —Acoustic Guitar Magazine

A disciple of Ravi Shankar, Padmashree Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt mesmerizes audiences with his fiery music on the Mohan Veena, a modified archtop guitar, held in the lap like a slide guitar. “Meeting by the River,” Pt. V. M. Bhatt’s improvised collaborative album with Ry Cooder, won the Grammy Award for “Best World Music Album” in 1994. At Wesleyan, he presents duets with 19-year-old keyboardist Yukal Bharathi K. Sathyanarayanan, who has performed over 1,000 concerts since he was 6 years old.

This event is part of the 38th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

Date: Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Time: 8PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $18 general public; $15 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

Navaratri Festival Film Screening—“The Unseen Sequence”

From Andrew Chatfield:

“The camera revealingly shifts from close-up to long-shot…showing the rich multi directionality of Bharata Natyam…..and above all, the singular way a great Indian dancer visibly subordinates the self to a sense of something far larger.”—The New York Times

“The Unseen Sequence,” directed by Sumantra Ghosal, celebrates Malavika Sarukkai’s distinctive intellectual and creative approach to Indian dance. This searching and personal film premiered in January 2014 at the prestigious Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center inNew York City, with an introduction by Wesleyan University Assistant Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan: “There is a beautiful urgency of Malavika’s diverse inspirations and how she uses these to harness freshness to her craft.” Followed by a post-screening conversation with Ms. Sarukkai, Mr. Ghosal, and Wesleyan University Assistant Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan.

This event is part of the 38th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

Date: Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Time: 3:30PM
Place: CFA Hall

SHOFCO at Brew Bakers

From Marina King ’16shofco:

Come to Brew Bakers to enjoy breakfast, lunch and delicious coffee where you can also support SHOFCO (Shining Hope for Communities). Brew Bakers will give 5% of all proceeds to the Wesleyan-originated Shining Hope for Communities! Bring your mom, bring your dad, bring your entire family!

SHOFCO has created a network of community driven social services such as a health clinic, a women’s empowerment program and much more in Kibera, Kenya, one of the largest slums in Africa. They also provide support for two tuition free schools for girls in Kibera and Mathare: two slums in Nairobi, Kenya.

Date: Saturday, September 27th
Time: 7AM-5PM
Place: Brew Bakers, 169 Main Street

Worker Student Solidarity Meeting postponed until next Friday

Because the custodial workers had a long meeting with Sun Services early this morning and heavy workloads for the rest of today, some workers requested that the meeting (originally scheduled for today at 12PM) be moved to next Friday at noon.

We (the United Student Labor Action Committee) are still planning on having this meeting, but are moving it to next week. We invite everyone to come hear the stories of people who work on our campus.

Date: Friday, October 3rd, 2014
Time: 12PM
Place: 200 Church Street Lounge

Apply to Become a Wesleyan Student Poet!


From Rachel Warner ’14:

Submit 5 pages of poetry as an attachment to russellhouse(at)wesleyan(d0t)edu by 12:00 P.M. on Friday, October 3rd.

Wesleyan’s top contenders will become the Wesleyan Student Poets and will be published in the 2014-2015 Russell House poetry pamphlet.

One nominee will be selected to enter the statewide competition for the Connecticut Student Poetry Circuit Team, who will read their work at universities across the state.

Date: Friday, October 3rd
Time: 12:00PM
Contact: russellhouse(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Family Weekend Yoga


From Isabel Fine ’17:

Parents stressing you out? You stressing parents out? Don’t know what
to do with your parents? Then come to FAMILY WEEKEND YOGA sponsored by

Drop your parents off, come as a family, bring someone else’s family,
anything you want goes. This class will be fun, relaxing, and open to
practitioners of all levels and ages.

Date: Saturday, September 27th
Time: 5:00-6:00 PM
Place: Westco Lounge
Cost: Free

S’mores on Home

From Talia Baurer ’15:

The senior CAs are at it again! Start out your Saturday night with
yummy s’mores around a campfire in the Home Ave backyards. Guitars

Date: Saturday, September 27
Time: 8PM-10PM
Place: 52 Home Ave.

Artist Talk—Tula Telfair

From Andrew Chatfield:

The exhibition “A World of Dreams” includes new large-scale paintings in which Professor of Art Tula Telfair presents monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that are simultaneously awe-inspiring and intimate. She combines stillness with motion, solitude with universality, and definition with suggestion in her bold and quiet works. Ms. Telfair’s paintings are fully contemporary in their inspiration and execution, demonstrating the spirit and potency of the genre adapted to a new century. Each painting evokes a sense of wonder and calls attention to the power and fragility of the environment. Her work has been described as a meditation on the field itself, fueled by memories of her experiences living on four continents. Ms. Telfair shares her private vision of the beauty and majesty of the natural world. More than a single moment in time, each scene is a continuum that develops a narrative of past, present, and future, indicative of nature itself.

Tula Telfair is a winner of the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Ms. Telfair’s work has been exhibited extensively in one-person and group exhibitions, and her work is in numerous public collections around the world. She is represented by Forum Gallery in New York City and Los Angeles.

Date: Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Time: 2PM
Place: CFA Hall

Film Series: Trapped In The Closet

2005-2007. USA. Dir: R. Kelly, Jim Swaffield. With R. Kelly. 89 min.

From the brilliant mind that brought you “Ignition (Remix)” emerges a timeless domestic melodrama ripe with sex, deceit, emotional twists – and a very shiny handgun. Feel free to join in as Kells croons every single character’s part in a continuous melody through the first 22 chapters of his “hip hopera.”

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