Category Archives: Events

ESQUE presents Primordial Ooze: Inaugural Angst


Trouve Ivo ’16 writes in:

ESQUE presents Primordial Ooze: Inaugural Angst Special appearances by your favorite WesDemons including Toxic Sludge & Punctual Punani.

This is a casual get together / open mic / collective mourn / group prayer created for your inner Wesleyan super villain’s glam rock persona…DUH! Come and share the feels/nerves/hopes/dangers about being back at skool.

There will be few short performances and a group candle-lit vigil.

Bring a flashlight if you have one!

There will be a more chill, late-night vigil for ppl who wanna just hang in a community space afterwards.

***Non-performers: Create a super DIY (unscripted and unrehearsed) short performance or monologue personifying your Wesleyan nightmares. Profess your wet dreams about Mathew Garret, or getting backed into a corner at pine palace. All mediums welcome. Email slurie(at)wesleyan(dot)edu just to let us know you’re interested!!

Date: Wednesday, September 9th
Time: 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: Top of Foss Hill

Creation/Destruction Auditions


From Jess Cummings ’17:

BOOM! BANG! CRASH! What was that!? Have you ever destroyed something? Better question: have you ever created something? Better-er question:have you ever created something out of destruction? Do you want to? We are looking for artists (actors, dancers, movers, musicians, sound makers, ANY KIND OF ARTIST) who want to explore this concept with us.We will be putting up a show the weekend of October 1-3 that experiments with how we can destroy and how we can create.

Come to the Jones Room in the Theater Studios between 6:30 and 8:30 on Wednesday the 9th or Thursday the 10th to say hello and audition for us. We ask that you bring in a 90-120 second story from these three prompts: 1. about your first memory, 2. from the perspective of a person 100 years in the future, 3. describing a time you created something. If it can be memorized, that’s great! Feel free to tell us this story using whatever means you like. Come for the fun, stay for the fun (and also audition)

For questions contact:

Jess Cummings: jlcummings(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Anthony Dean: asdean(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Eli McClintock-Shapiro: emcclintocks(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Checkout the Facebook event here

Date: Wednesday and Thursday, September 9th and 10th
Time: 6:30-8:30
Place: Jones Room (Theater Studios)

Frosh Open House

PSA from the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:

Hey frosh, come learn more the Shapiro Center, Wesleyan’s creative
writing hub! Shapiro offers readings, masters classes with
professional writers, workshops with peers, and a place to hold your
writing-related events. It’s also a 24 hour study space with blissful
air conditioning and an endless supply of free coffee and animal

Join us for some snacks to check out the Center and get card access to
an amazing space on campus!

Date: Thursday, September 10th
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center (167 High Street)

WeSLAM Community Showcase


Giorgia Sage ’18 writes in:

Come kick off the start of the slam season with a noncompetitive
poetry event hosted by Wesleyan’s slam poetry community, WeSLAM!
Showcasing a variety of performers from all over campus, this reading
will serve as a space to welcome back poets who are already familiar
with WeSLAM’s work, and to introduce others (especially frosh) to what
we do as a group, and what we are trying to do in the future! However,
please note that this is a minuscule sampling of the range of voices,
styles, and identities present in the slam and non-slam poetry
communities of Wesleyan.

Date: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Place: WestCo Cafe

Student Forum: Marine Biology

finding nemoFrom Abby Meyer ’16:

The ocean covers 71% of the Earth’s surface and contains 97% of the planet’s water, yet more than 95% of the underwater world remains unexplored. If this intrigues you, come learn about the 5% we do know about and watch lots of critter videos like this:

Come to our information meeting at 7pm Wednesday September 9th in Exley 121 to find out more about this full credit class!

Date: Wednesday, September 9 — tonight!!
Time: 7-8 PM
Place: Exley 121

Local Co-Op Info Session

co-opFrom Heather Whittemore ’17:

Local Co-Op is back and ready to provide you with local produce, dairy, bread, cheese, eggs, meat, preserves, coffee, tofu, and seitan!

Join us for an information session on September 10 at 8 pm as we explain the ins-and-outs of co-op, including: how to sign up, how to pay, and how to actually receive your food once it begins to arrive. This meeting is NOT mandatory, but is strongly recommended for first-timers!

Date: Thursday, September 10
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: PAC 001

fb event (in case the location changes)

Come Play Frisbee with Throw Culture

From Mira Klein ’17:

What is Throw Culture? Many have asked. All that is certain is that there is frisbee, some silly, and a whole lot of fun. Come hang out with Wesleyan’s coed frisbee team! We do many things included but not limited to: frisbee, wearing jorts, telling childhood stories, and frisbee. No previous experience is required! Look for the people having a blast at the bottom of Foss. Anyone and everyone is welcome! Also feel free to email WesleyanCoEdFrisbee[at]gmail[dot]com for more info.

Date: Thursday, September 10
Time: 4-6 PM
Place: Foss Hill

they sent a fb link but it is broken? you can try anyway, or comment if you have one that’s fixed

Film Series: The Birds

1963. USA. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. With Tippi Hedren. 119 min. 35mm print

A young socialite’s pursuit of a potential beau takes a turn for the bizarre when ever-increasing flocks of birds descend upon a sleepy bayside resort town. Is it the apocalypse or just an ornithological nightmare? Hitchcock’s chilling avian thriller will leave you squawking in terror.

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

Sixth annual “Bach to School” Organ Concert

organOur first of many events from the Center for the Arts:

Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht’s sixth annual concert features a works by Bach, Franck, Widor, and John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce.

Date: Friday, Sept. 11
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel (221 High St.)