Category Archives: Events

Fall Faculty Dance Concert—“To Not Forget Crimea: Uncertain Quiet”

From Andrew Chatfield:

In response to recent political changes in Crimea, the premiere performance of “To Not Forget Crimea: Uncertain Quiet,” by Associate Professor of Dance Katja Kolcio, explores issues of historical memory, home, and cultural narrative as they relate to the history of Tatars, native Muslim inhabitants of Crimea, and their complex relationships with Ukraine and Russia. This event is part of “Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.”

Date: Friday, October 24th, 2014
Time: 8PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: $8 general public; $8 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

Yiddish Dance Extravaganza

From Andrew Chatfield:

An evening of live klezmer music by Wesleyan’s klezmer band Veeblefetzer and Yiddish dancing led by Steve Weintraub. Co-sponsored by the Music Department and the Jewish and Israel Studies Program.

Date: Friday, October 24th, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM
Place: The Bayit

La Boca hosts Trivia Night with UCAB


From UCAB:

La Boca’s very own Matt is coming to host Trivia Night!

Featuring live music by Bryan Farb & The Raisin Band, with opener Andrew Hove (8 PM)!

Come join us! There will be food :)

Date: Today
Time: 8:30 PM
Place: Usdan Cafe

VIO/MIRÉ/Daniel Fishkin’s DEADLION/Rachel Connor’s Photo Show


From Angus Macdonald ’16:


“From the swell of cello to the ripple of pump organ to the baronial flight of trombone to those voices – soaring, too, on surging wings of their own design – Vio/Mirè is a band destined to be many things. But first and foremost, when you hear the hum and thrum of their music, and can even see it come into view, over the treetops or rising from the earth, what they are is a band borne of the land, sea, and mountains jutting into canyons of sky.”

Daniel Fishkin’s DEADLION
romantic oscilloscope music fuck u hell yay

Rachel Connor’s Photo Show
Also a band, not an exhibit

Date: Today
Time: 8 pm
Place: Eclectic

The Sacred Tales w/ Harry T, Same Sex, and The Raised by Wolves @Eclectic


From Elise Blanchard ’14:

It’s been proven 3453 times that seeing people, relaxing, dancing and listening to great music when under pressure can save your life. So drop the post-break blues or the winter-hating crisis, and stop complaining about (home)work . Just take a break and come to Eclectic to enjoy some of the best 23rd century punk alternative ambient rock post punk shoegazing indie rock. And if you don’t like any of those genres, I think you will like the show even more. Or the show might make you vomit on someone you will end up marrying and raising annoying kids with. I mean it’s your call but I think you should give it a try. Give the show a try, not the kids. Kids are gross. Proven countless times.

Check out these links of the bands:

the sacred tales
Same Sex
The Raised by Wolves 

And invite your friends unless you don’t like your friends

FB event page.

Date: Friday, October 24th
Time: 10:30 PM
Place: Eclectic 

Sonatas and Interludes—Keyboard Music by Cage, Scarlatti, and Macbride

“In David Macbride’s music, one finds technical skills of a high order, a direct lyricism that informs the most complex passages.” —Newsday

David Macbride, Professor of Composition and Music Theory at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford, performs selected sonatas by John Cage, Domenico Scarlatti, and original works based on those composers for harpsichord, piano, and prepared piano. The program will be announced using chance operations.

When: Friday October 24th from 8-10pm
Where: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: FREE!

Klezmer, Dancing, and Food with Veeblefetzer and Steve Weintraub

Via Matthew Stein ’16:

Veeblefetzer (hip hoppin’ klezmer band) + Steve Weintraub (incredible Yiddish dance leader) + home-cooked dinner (yummy and free) = a nakht to remember! No dancing experience necessary, but wear comfortable shoes! Check out the event on Facebook.

Current Members of Veeblefetzer:
Matthew Stein, fiddle
Josh Davidoff, clarinet
Sophie Breitbart, clarinet
Angus Macdonald, guitar
Ben Klausner, guitar
Ben Zucker, trombone
Dylan Awalt-Conley, drums
Matt Chilton, bass

Date: Friday, October 24
Time: 5:30-7 PM
Place: The Bayit, 157 Church Street

Ski Week and Team: Informational Meeting

1012288_10152907748880466_132374472047363929_nFrom Michael Creager ’15:

Interested in Ski Week!? We know you are, its okay to admit it to yourself. Come to our Informational meeting at 9:30pm Thursday (10/23) to hear about how you can experience, the legend, the myth, and the shenanigry that is SKI WEEK 2015!!

We don’t even have to ask the question, we know you’re game for Ski Team too! That meeting will directly follow the Ski Week meeting at 10:15 the same night!

Be There. Be The Dog. Woof.

Here’s a Facebook Link.

Date: Today
Time: 9:30 PM
Place: Exely 150 (Tischler Hall)

Nation Beat: A Lecture and a Concert + Don Froot

1901933_10152828438677658_5875441021063785904_nFrom Colin O’Connor ’15:

Nationally acclaimed band Nation Beat, a combination of Brazilian percussion and New Orleans funk, is coming to Wes in a combination lecture-concert event.

The band–described as, “a deliciously original 21st century fusion between thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms”– merges two festival cultures that both rely on, “booming, swinging, danceable percussion and call-and-response chants that celebrate history and survival” and their, “explosive live show,” is known to break into, “crowd-wide Carnival-style drumming and singing.”

Willie Nelson—after performing with them—called them, “just a fantastic group,” and NPR reviewer Banning Eyre, called Nation Beat the “the most original and alluring fusion group I have heard in years.” Among other publications, the band has also received praise from the NYT, BBC World Radio, and Afropop.

Film Series: Underground

1995. Yugoslavia. Dir: Emir Kusturica. With Predrag Manojlovic. 167 min.


“Once upon a time there was a country.”

So begins Kusturica’s uproariously comic, morally complex epic that follows two crackpot comrades through the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia, the Cold War, and into the height of the Yugoslav Wars in 1992. This lively film arguably features the best Balkan brass band soundtrack of any Yugoslavian Palme d’Or winner.

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