Join us for an old-fashioned night at the movies: a 35mm screening of the 1935 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers picture Top Hat, preceded by a newsreel, short, and cartoon from the era — just like it would have been seen in its original release.
The most successful of the Astaire-Rogers films, Top Hat sees the two singing and dancing, flirting and bickering, as comedic and romantic mix-ups take them from London to an exquisite Art Deco rendering of Venice (as only Hollywood could build it). The score boasts a wealth of hummable Irving Berlin favorites, including “Cheek to Cheek” and “Isn’t This a Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain).”
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free
If you’re sticking around this weekend to support the football team (and field hockey! and soccer! and volleyball! and the cheerleaders!) and connect with visiting alumni, why not also spend some time getting to know your neighbors? On Saturday, Wesleyan will host the Second Annual Middletown Day, where community members are invited to join Wes alumni, students, families, faculty and staff for some family-friendly fun. There will be a bounce house, face painter, and balloon artist, and the Middletown High School band will perform at halftime. Admission to the football game is free for Middletown residents, Wes students, and children under 12.
Place: The *Spirit Tent* on Andrus Field
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM (football game at 1:30 PM)