Category Archives: Events

Fall Planting at the Ferry St. Community Garden


From Adin Vaewsorn ’15:

Come down to the Ferry St. Community Garden and help us make the garden sparkle! We’ll be planting flower bulbs and garlic, preparing raised beds for the winter, and doing a variety of other tasks to make this productive little urban farm as nice as possible before the snow begins to fall. Bring clothes that you don’t mind dirtying up a bit and a bit of elbow grease.

Date: Sat, Nov 8
Time: 1-3:30 PM
Place: 33 Ferry St. (near the corner of Ferry and Dekoven, a block away from
the intersection of Main and Washington)

Film Series: Spirited Away

2001. Japan. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki. Animated. 125 min. 

When her family takes a fateful detour en route to their new home, a moody ten-year-old becomes trapped in a spirit world inhabited by witches, gods, and monsters – to whom she must tend at the local bathhouse while she tries to divine an escape. Miyazaki crafts a hand-drawn dream steeped in awe and whimsy, fear and beauty.

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

Latin@ Affirmation Month: Keynote Address

Kimberly Heras ’17 writes in:

Performing through his drag alter-ego Lola Von Miramar, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes delivers “Abolición del pato”, a theatrical interpretation and critique of the historical place of queerness and homosexuality in the Americas.

Date: Friday, November 7th – tonight!
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Place: Memorial Chapel
Facebook event

More information after the jump.

Concert: Riffat Sultana and Party

Courtesy of CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:

Riffat Sultana channels the musical wisdom of 500 years and eleven generations of master musicians from India and Pakistan, bringing a spectacular voice and talent to the world stage.”—Banning Eyre ’79, Afropop Worldwide
Sufi fusion singer Riffat Sultana broke boundaries in 1995 by becoming the first woman from her family’s musical lineage to perform in public. She is the daughter of the late Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, who is universally recognized as one of the finest Pakistani classical singers of his time. Ms. Sultana makes her New England debut at Wesleyan, accompanied by an ensemble that includes her brother Sukhawat Ali Khan on vocals and harmonium, guitarist Shiraz Ali Khan, Ghurdeep Singh on tabla, dholak and dhol (double-headed drums), Jay Gandhi on bansuri (bamboo flute), and very special guest Mitch Hyare, an internationally renowned dhol master.

Date: Friday, November 7 – tonight!
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall (CFA)
Cost: $22 general public; $19 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni

More information after the jump.

Lessons in Dissent: A Documentary on Hong Kong’s Youth Activists

Courtesy of Michael Leung ’15:

Come learn about how 15 year old Joshua Wong (leader of the Scholarism movement) and 17 year old Ma Jai challenged the presiding political apathy in Hong Kong. This timely documentary vividly illustrates the generation of young activists who are committed to creating a more democratic Hong Kong.
Director Matthew Torne will be present for post-screening Q&A.
Hong Kong’s youth are scarcely known for being political animals: little wonder, given the example set by their pragmatic elders. Doing well at school, finding a decent job and getting their hands on the latest iPhone tend to be higher priorities than politics. Yet a breed of young activists is challenging the presiding apathy, riding a wave of political activism that is sweeping the city.
Lessons in Dissent catapults the viewer on to the streets of Hong Kong and into the heart of the action: confronting the viewer with Hong Kong’s oppressive heat, stifling humidity and air thick with dissent. More information here.

Date: Friday, November 7 – today!
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Place: Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

Recovery@ Lunch

An invitation from WesWell:

Recovery@ Lunch is an informal lunch meeting where members of the Wesleyan community who are in recovery and those who are affected by a family member or friend’s substance abuse can come together and share their experience, strength, and hope in order to support one another.
We will gather for fellowship, discussion and lunch on 11/7 at 12 noon. This is a closed lunch, only for those in recovery or affected by another’s substance abuse.

Please email recovery[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more information and location.

Date: Friday, November 7th – today!
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Place: please email recovery[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for this information