Category Archives: Events

Friends of Haiti Clothing Sale

PSA from Camila Recalde ’16:

Yo! Support your GLOBAL COMMUNITY and come to the fountain backyards
this Saturday -during VIBES Music Festival- to buy some dope clothes.

All proceeds go directly to the Wynne Farm Ecological Reserve /
Reserve Ecologique Wynne Farm in Kenscoff, Haiti. They desperately
need a fence in order to protect the forest from being cut down. This
place is an incredible center for wellness, music, and creativity –
and it needs your support!

Camila will be selling not only her own clothes, but many other
people’s so there will be a variety! Men’s clothes too!

Date: Saturday, May 2nd
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM
Place: Fountain Backyards

Wesleyan University Orchestra featuring Concerto Competition Winners

Nadya_Potemkina_Wesleyan_University_OrchestraFrom the CFA:

The Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, presents a winning dish from October 2014’s “à la carte” menus—the audience voted for Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”—and the winners of the Wesleyan University Concerto Competition.

Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

Film Series: Brute Force

1947. USA. Dir: Jules Dassin. With Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn. 98 min.


The harshest of Dassin’s socially conscious films noir concerns prison inmates suffering under a power-mad security chief who pushes institutional cruelty to the point of sadism. The imprisoned men reflect on their former lives as they channel their present frustration into a risky escape attempt. Co-sponsored by the Center for Prison Education.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Speak Out Against Sexual and Gender Violence Part II

20385_10153279185693126_2128550882176541150_nFrom Natalie Ancona ’15:

Last semester’s speak out in Usdan was an incredible moment in which our community came together to speak openly, honestly, and compassionately about sexual assault and gender violence of all kinds. As a continuation of that conversation, we will be holding another speak out in Usdan on Thursday April 30th from 5-8pm (or as long as it needs to go).

Please feel welcome to share a short piece about your experiences, whether they are related to the administration or to your community in or outside of Wesleyan. Write about whatever you feel is important to point out as contributing to sexual/gender discrimination and violence.

If you feel comfortable speaking publicly, we would like to support you in doing so. Know that you will be physically surrounded by people both sharing their own stories and supporting their peers. If you’re not comfortable speaking publicly, you can choose to write a piece that someone else will read, anonymously or not.

Please email Natalie Ancona at or Chloe Murtaugh ( letting us know if you’d like to speak at the event, or with your piece to be read by someone else. Anyone is welcome to speak during the event without having contacted us beforehand.

Date: Today
Time: 5 pm
Place: Usdan

Film Series: Shaft

1971. USA. Dir: Gordon Parks. With Richard Roundtree. 100 min.

Q: Shaft is…
(a) The black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks
(b) The man that would risk his neck for his brother man
(c) The cat that won’t cop out when there’s danger all about
(d) A bad mother… (Shut your mouth)
(e) All of the above

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

Spring Dance Concert: Unbecome

11109165_10153245322368104_2191824455578913194_nFrom the CFA:

Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies. Come see seven new works by sophomore dance majors:

Emily Butcher
Sara Feldman
Bria Grant
Sonya Levine
Rick H. Manayan
Paola Maseda
Sarah Mininsohn

Date: Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2
Time: 8-9 PM (both days)
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: $4 in the Box Office

Experimental Music for Vocal Quartet

The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbum, Artistic Director and ConductorFrom the CFA:

Four members of the New York Virtuoso Singers, under the direction of Harold Rosenbaum, will present a concert of new and recent music for voice by Wesleyan graduate students and others.

Date: Friday, May 1
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

exHOTic other

10424312_10204011261777077_8164664536049362324_nA cool thing this Friday:

taking on the world and taking off her clothes! full-bodied autobiographical story-telling.

written and performed by Una Aya Osato (’06 alum!!!)
directed by Dawn Crandell
stage managed and featuring Michi Ilona Osato

How many layers must you lose to get to the center of yourself?

exHOTic other weaves together the threads of the political and personal. This autobiographical tale literally strips away the pieces of ones self to reveal and share universal pain, love, and laughter.

Through the use of storytelling and burlesque this show engages audiences in unexpected ways. Una’s use of burlesque harks back to its origins as a satirical art form making political commentary. The show explores Una’s life as a queer Japanese Jewish American woman, born and raised in NYC, from a working class family as they transition to the middle class.

Date: Friday, May 1
Time: 7:30-9 PM
Place: World Music Hall

FB event !

Collegium Musicum Concert


From Julia Zachary ’17:

Need more Medieval and/or Renaissance music in your life? Come listen to The Collegium Musicum, a performance-based chamber vocal ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing the diverse vocal and instrumental repertories of the medieval, Renaissance, and baroque periods of European music history. We’ll be singing songs about everything from death and love to crickets and swans!

Date: Wed, April 29
Time: 8 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Kitab: Identity, Politics, Culture, and Representation of Muslim Women in the Book Arts An Open House in Special Collections & Archives


A cool thing today:

Please join us this afternoon (4:15-6 p.m.) for a drop-in open house in the Davison Rare Book Room to celebrate Islamicate book arts. Highlights include 17th- and 18th-century English translations of the Qur’an, contemporary artists’ books, and a series of books and posters commemorating the booksellers of Al-Mutanabbi Street in Bagdad.

Please share this with anyone who may be interested.

Sponsored by the CFA’s Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan and Special Collections & Archives, Olin Library.

Date: Wednesday, April 29
Time: 4:15-6 PM
Place: Davison Rare Book Room, Olin