Category Archives: Events

YMCA Andre’s All-Stars

AndreDrummondPistons_Knicks020413It only took one well-timed and compliment laden email from Noam “LSDefense” Sandweiss-Back ’15 to convince me to post this awesome opportunity:

NBA SUPERSTAR and dreamboat Andre Drummond [Ed note: who is the same age as most Wes 2015ers!!!] recently endowed an after school program at the Middletown YMCA. From Monday to Thursday the program will offer middle-school students academic tutoring and play/recreation time. We’re looking for tutors, athletes, and anyone skilled in running around for a couple hours to help get the program off the ground. Hit up nsandweissba[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you’re interested, and come by the Office of Community Service in Allbritton floor 3 on Thursday, 6 PM to learn more!

Date: Thursday February 5th
Time: 6 PM
Place: OCS (Allb. 3rd floor)

Free ‘Selma’ Screening and Discussion

The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, with the support of the Center for Community Partnerships, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development, is sponsoring a free showing of Selma, followed by a short talk by Ben Jackson, a veteran of the Selma demonstrations, and a discussion of the film led by members of The Ankh.

The event will be held at 7:45 PM on Monday, February 9 at Metro Movies 12 in downtown Middletown. Tickets are free but required. They are extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis from Sara Wadlow in Allbritton 116 at the following times:
3 PM – 5 PM on Wednesday, 2/4
9 AM – 5 PM on Thursday, 2/5
9 AM – 1 PM on Friday, 2/6
9 AM – 5 PM on Monday, 2/9

Date: Monday, February 9
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: Metro Movies (140 main Street)

Film Series: The Babadook

2014. Australia. Dir: Jennifer Kent. With Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman. 94 min.

 

A harried young widow suffers when her rambunctious son claims to be haunted by a supernatural fiend he saw in a creepy pop-up book. As she’s run ragged by her own exhaustion, insomnia, and hallucinations, this presence starts to feel harrowingly real – is it simply the stress of raising a difficult child alone, or something far more horrific?

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

Daniel Handler ’92 Reads at Russell House

daniel-handler-photo-updatedFrom the folks at the Russell House Series:

Bestselling author Daniel Handler will read from his new work on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown, CT. This event is free and open to the public, no tickets required. A book signing will follow the reading and books will be available for purchase at the event. For more information, please call (860) 685-3448 or visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/writingevents.

Daniel Handler’s newest novel is the highly-anticipated We Are Pirates, which Bloomsbury will publish in February 2015 and Neil Gaiman describes as “honest and funny, dark and painful.” He is also the author of the novels The Basic Eight, Watch Your MouthAdverbs, and, with Maira Kalman, Why We Broke Up, which won the Michael J. Printz Honor. His criticism has appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Believer.

As Lemony Snicket, he has written the best-selling series All The Wrong Questions as well as A Series of Unfortunate Events, which has sold more than 60 million copies. Snicket is also the creator of several picture books, including the Charlotte Zolotow Award–winning The Dark, illustrated by Jon Klassen, and 29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy, illustrated by Lisa Brown.

Date: Thursday, February 5
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Artist Talk and Opening Receptions with Eiko Otake and William Johnston

a-body-in-fukushima_eventFrom CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:

After a 5:30pm artist talk with dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston about their collaboration for the exhibition “A Body in Fukushima,” a walking tour of the Erza and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Davison Art Center, and College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center will begin at CFA Hall at 6pm, with a reception in each location.

Date: Thursday, February 5
(Snow Date: Tuesday, February 10)
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Place: CFA Hall