Miranda Haymon ’16 writes in:
PENAL COLONY: a settlement used to exile prisoners and separate them from the general populace by placing them in a remote location, often an island or distant colonial territory.
“In the Penal Colony” (oder “In der Strafkolonie” auf Deutsch) is a short story by Franz Kafka. The story is set in an unnamed penal colony. “In the Penal Colony” describes the last use of an elaborate torture and execution device that carves the sentence of the condemned prisoner on his skin before letting him die, all in the course of twelve hours.
More information can be found on the Facebook event.
Date: Thursday, January 29
Time: 6-7 PM
Place: Theater Studio
From Andrew Chatfield:
“Picture/Thing” presents ten artists—Kendall Baker, Isidro Blasco, Rachel Harrison ‘89,Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, Anouk Kruithof, Marlo Pascual, Mariah Robertson, Erin Shirreff, and Letha Wilson—who make hybrid objects that challenge the limits of photography and sculpture at a time when the definitions of the two media continue to evolve. These artists take varying approaches to material, technology, and presentation, expanding and redrawing the traditional perimeters of both. Defying photography’s specificity as a “window onto the world,” some prioritize the materiality of the photograph over the actual image, while others migrate the graphic flatness of the photograph into the full dimensionality of the sculptural realm. Undoubtedly a response to the immateriality and infinite reproducibility of digital technology, the surveyed works insist on both the physical presence and uniqueness associated with sculpture, and the indexical relationship to the physical world exemplified by photography, resulting in a new formulation: a picture/thing.
Opening reception: Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 5pm to 6:30pm with talk by the curators at 5:30pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, Noon to 5 pm from January 29 to March 1
Date: Tomorrow, January 29
Time: 5-6:30 PM
Place: Zilkha Gallery
From Mio Magee ’18:
Unleash the geek and warrior within you… Audition for She Kills Monsters! She Kills Monsters is a one-act comedic romp about a considerably average young woman who finds a Dungeons and Dragons game module her deceased teenaged sister had left for her. She battles in the fantasy world alongside her sister’s D&D character, combatting demons, homicidal faeries and three-headed dragons. Hilarity and epic swordfighting ensue.
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An invitation from Nora Canby ’17:
For years, Chairman Mao Zedong was able to balance it all: being an awesome dictator, pulling funny pranks, being a “silly” dad. But now, with Sarah Silverman maybe visiting the palace next weekend, Mao must swallow his pride and find a governess to help wrangle his six healthy teenagers. He hires Magnolia, an American tourist, but she turns out to be crazy and in love with him! Meanwhile, the teenagers face problems ranging from environmental activism to being a goth.
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Sam Raby ’17 writes in:
Have you ever wanted to write comedy? Love Clickhole, Broad City, and other #currentpopularcomedy? Want to sit in a room with other funny people and make jokes every week? Join the Ampersand, Wesleyan’s only humor publication! We meet every Thursday at 4:30 in the basement of Allbritton. Snax and laughs will be #provided.
Date: Thursday, January 29th
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Place: Allbritton, rm. 004
An invitation from Josh Davidoff ’18:
Could you tell your life story in the space of a moment; the length of a sonnet? Come try out for Sonnets for an Old Century by Jose Rivera, a beautiful play that we are adapting to take place in and around Westco, as well as including original student material. By staging this play in the context of a dorm, we hope to call attention to the college dormitory as a place of danger and isolation as well as comfort and exploration.
No prep necessary–we will give you a sonnet to read. Wednesday and Thursday the 28th/29th from 4:30-7pm in the Westco Cafe. Contact mfriedlich[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or jedavidoff[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more info.
Dates and times:
Wednesday, January 28th (today!), 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Thursday, January 29th (tomorrow!!), 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Place: WestCo Café
Dawanna Butler ’15 writes in:
This is a panel presentation and discussion to explore various
perspectives on the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and New York to commemorate the life, civil rights and social justice legacy that Dr. King has left. Come to listen, share, and try to understand these different viewpoints.
Date: Friday, January 30th
Time: 3:15-6:00 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
Zia Grossman-Vendrillo ’15 writes in:
TRAGIKINGDOM: A Medieval Skapopera (ska-pop-opera)
Set roughly within the 5th and 15th century, TRAGIKINGDOM weaves the tale of forbidden and feudal love between a queen and a revolutionary serf to the musical stylings of No Doubt’s 1995 album Tragic Kingdom.
We are looking for singers, dancers, actors, jesters, and fools of all
types and backgrounds to audition to be part of this concert
Auditions will be from 4:30-6 on Wed, Jan 28 in the East Room
& Thurs, Jan 29 in the Jones Room
Callbacks will be Sat, Jan 31
Date: January 28th-29th
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM
Place: East Room (Wednesday) and Jones Room (Thursday)
The College of Social Studies is holding an info session for interested freshmen:
The College of Social Studies (CSS) is a rigorous, multidisciplinary major focusing on History, Government, Political and Social Theory, and Economics. Founded in 1959, the CSS is reading and writing intensive, encouraging intellectual independence with weekly essays, small group tutorials, and a vibrant intellectual environment.
Professors and current students will be available to discuss the major and answer questions. The event will be held from 12 to 1 PM in the CSS Lounge (on the 4th floor of PAC). Pizza will be served.
The application will be available here on February 5th, and is due by Monday, February 9th.
Date: Thursday, January 29th
Time: 12 – 1 PM
Place: CSS Lounge (4th floor of PAC)
2014. Japan. Dir: Isao Takahata. Animated. 137 min.
A humble bamboo cutter encounters a young girl who sprouts forth from one of the shoots: a princess sent from above to experience the hubris of man. In adapting Japan’s oldest recorded folktale, Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away) dazzles with sparse, striking imagery and experimental animation styles.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5