Category Archives: Events

1000 Hands Dance Info Meeting

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From Eki Ramadhan ’16:

Wanna try something new and really cool and flaunt it to Wesleyan peeps? Join the Indonesian traditional dance team!

Come to our informational meeting on Saturday at Fayerweather. We’re going to perform 1000 Hands Dance at Mabuhay (Asian/Asian-American Culture Show) this April. We will also have an opportunity to learn the dance directly from some professional dancers who are coming all the way from Sumatra, Indonesia!

This is open to anyone on campus, no prior dance experience or audition necessary.

P.S. If you are interested in joining but not able to make it to the first meeting, send an email to Veronica (vlumbantorua[at]wesleyan[dot]edu).

Date: Sat, Feb 21
Time: 8 PM
Place: Fayerweather 106 (Theater Rehearsal Room)

“Idiopreneurial Entrephonics” Concert II

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Special CFA Event:

The second concert of a two day festival of music made mostly with analog electronic circuitry, “Idiopreneurial Entrephonics,” this business of sharing sound. The festival concludes with a concert of live electronics old and new, with performances by Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Jonathan Zorn, Michael Johnsen, Mark Verbos, Matt Wellins, and a special original instruments performance of David Behrman’s “Runthrough” (1967-1968).

Date: Sat, Feb 21
Time: 8 PM
Place: World Music Hall

SHOFCO Summer Institute Info Session

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From Alessandra Cervera ’16:

For four weeks this summer, the teachers at Kibera School for Girls will be updating their curriculum, and too busy to teach. We need YOU to come help the school stay in session!

If you ever wanted to:
Volunteer at an educational day camp, Watch a community help itself, Care for and love some of the most amazing, intelligent girls in the world, Spend time abroad, Be involved with SHOFCO beyond buying or selling those cool bracelets, then consider applying to SHOFCO’s 2015 Summer Institute, and come to our information session!

Some of last summer’s volunteers will be there to tell you about their experiences, answer questions, and give information about the application process.

Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) is a non-profit organization started by Kenedy Odede of Kibera, to improve his community. Kibera is the largest slum in Africa, located next to Nairobi, Kenya. In addition to the Kibera School for Girls, SHOFCO currently runs a clinic, Youth Peer Providers program, Women’s Empowerment Program for HIV-positive women, and a clean water initiative.

Date: Sat, Feb 21
Time: 2 PM
Place: Usdan 108

We Speak We Stand: Campus-Wide Training [Register TODAY]

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From Willa Beckman ’15:

Become an active bystander by registering for Wesleyan’s bystander intervention training! Empowered bystanders make the campus community safer by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be difficult for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively.

The training features two distinct and separate tracks: sexual violence prevention and alcohol use intervention.

Register here by Friday, February 20th.

Dinner included!

Date: Monday, Feb 23
Time: 7 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys room 114
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Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental – “17 Border Crossings”

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Special CFA Event:

Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental develops original theater works using creative structures, objects, found and original texts, and extensive travel. Collected over fifteen years, the Connecticut premiere of “17 Border Crossings” (2011) weaves together real adventures into a dramatic, visual, and surreal examination of imaginary lines, arbitrary passports, and curious customs. Written and directed by Thaddeus Phillips and based on his actual experiences, this deceptively simple solo work takes audiences to the frontiers of Angola, Austria, Bali, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Palestine, Serbia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The performance style begins as a classic monologue told from a desk and chair, but quickly morphs into its own skin, which draws inspiration from standup comedy, the Balkan films of Emir Kustarica, the floor shows of the Tropicana in Havana, musicals about Austria, cheap magic, Native myths from the Amazon jungle, and Chilli Relleno recipes.

Date: Sat, Feb 21
Time: 8 PM
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $6 Wes students

Socialist Shabbat

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From Julia DeVarti ’17 and Yael Horowitz ’17:

Join the Wesleyan Jewish Community this Friday evening for what we are calling “Socialist Shabbat”. Come dismantle hierarchy and capitalism from a Jewish perspective. There will be songs, discussion, reflection, and joy in celebrating the Shabbat!! We would love your company and EVERYONE is welcome. There will be a free dinner afterwards, woohoo!!

Date: Today
Time: 5:15 PM
Place: The Bayit, 157 Church St.
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Film Series: Birdman

2014. USA. Dir: Alejandro González Iñárritu. With Michael Keaton. 119 min.

 

A washed-up Hollywood superstar struggles with erratic actors, vicious critics, fatherhood, and his own demons as he prepares to mount an ambitious Broadway production that will reinvent his career. Powerful performances (Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone) and Iñárritu’s bold visual style (a Rope-style long take experiment) intensify the film’s darkly comedic blurring of fantasy and reality.

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

Cymbals Eat Guitars // all-caps LADD // Schwab at Eclectic 2/20

From Bennett Gelly ’15:

Cymbals Eat Guitars is an indie rock band from Staten Island, New York. The band recently released their third album LOSE. “The LP is inspired by the death of a guy who was friends with the band, but the LP doesn’t sound depressive or numbed. Instead, it’s huge and alive and bursting with melody and spirit.” -Stereogum

All-caps LADD is a group of amateur magicians turned musicians living, laughing, loving, and most of all learning in middlesex county. It’s a journey.

Schwab is a three-piece outfit, the pants in the band are worn by Anna Schwab. They are and always have been Tim Allen’s favorite dad rock band.

Date: Fri, February 20
Time: 10 PM
Place: Eclectic
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