So, it snowed for the first time last night. I’m assuming this means that winter has started, which is a little scary, but the events of this weekend are making it easier to process. There are many awesome things going on, including cultural shows, dancing shows and performing bands.
Here’s a roundup of some of the things happening:
Korean Culture Show: Today at 6PM in Beckham Hall, the KSA(Korean Student Association) is hosting a Korean culture show with food, dancing, and Korean drumming. Tickets are still on sale today at lunch in Usdan. You’ll get a delicious dinner and you’ll enjoy multiple cultural acts, including a K-pop dance by the freshmen boys. Here’s the Facebook event page.
Slim Charles // Sleep Kid // Schwab @ Psi U: Psi U invites you to come and enjoy music from Slim Charles: a Brooklyn band that just released their new album, Sleep Kid and Schwab tonight at 10PM. Time to turn up. Check out the Facebook page here.
Panty Punk @ ArtMuHouse: Babelar (once Faceplant) opening at 10 with killer grrl punk, followed by Slow Parade covering the Dead Kennedys at 10:30, and finally Brooklyn band Truthers with “not really punk but like tropical punk/ominous 60’s surf garage whatever bring a hawaiian shirt maybe” at 11. Facebook here.
AWKWAFINA + Cornelius + jdv plus @ Alpha delt: From the Facebook event page: “Wesleyan Asian American Student Collective presents AWKWAFINA!!! Asian-American rapper from Queens, New York known for witty, quirky, expensive satire and comical rap verses and music videos.” Doors open at 10:30. Music starts with Cornelius at 11:15, Awkwafina starts at 12, and jdv plus will go on last at 12:45.
SEED + Rui Barbosa @ Earth House: Tonight from 10PM to 1:30AM, Rui Barbosa, a Wesleyan band featuring Featuring Adam Rochelle ’17, Jonah Wolfson ’17, and Johnnie Gilmore ’18, and SEED, a progressive Funk band are performing at Earth House. I saw Rui Barbosa at a WestCo Open mic, and they were honestly one of the most entertaining acts so I would recommend going when they open. For more information you can look at the Facebook event page.
In the Heights: From the Facebook event page: In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. With book by Wesleyan’s Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater Quiara Alegría Hudes, In the Heights is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for “Best Musical,” “Best Original Score” (Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, Theater), “Best Choreography,” and “Best Orchestrations” (Alex Lacamoire ’02 and Bill Sherman ’02, Music).” There are performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8PM and also Sunday at 2PM.
Terpsichore: This completely student run and student choreographed dance show has something for everyone with a wide variety (I’m personally looking forward to the dance set to “Anaconda”). There are over a hundred Wes students participating so there are very good chances that you know someone dancing or have seen them around campus so much that you are now awkwardly debating whether or not to say hi to them. Anyways you should definitely check this show out. There are two tonight, one at 7PM and one at 10PM, and a show 1PM on Saturday in the World Music Hall. Though it’s sold out, if you show up early to put your name on the waiting list, you’ll likely get in. Check out their Facebook event page here.
Duke Day at WestCo: Come to the WestCo cafe on Saturday for this awesome music and art festival. Check out the schedule on their Facebook event page. Going on from 2PM to 7PM. Enough said.
Low Fat Getting High + Dances + Thatcher @ Eclectic: Check out two more Brooklyn bands Saturday night at Eclectic–Low Fat Getting High (who just dropped their new album on Tuesday), joined by psychedelic indie rock trio Dances and Wesleyan’s own Thatcher. Get ready to mosh! Facebook here.
Have fun, be safe, and get crunk, man.