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Dave Kopperman LP Release Party & Concert at the Buttonwood Tree

This Friday at the Buttonwood Tree:

Singer/songwriter Dave Kopperman’s music dodges between the twin poles of jangly folk rock and taut new wave – with a hint of lush art pop thrown in. Celebrating the release of his first solo album (and inaugural vinyl LP from RMI Records),  “Island off the Coast of America”.

Dave Kopperman’s eclectic music at once evokes the folksy harmonies of the Byrds, the tuneful songwriting of Paul McCartney, the literate yet emotive lyrics of Paul Simon, the ambient, progressive textures of Pink Floyd and the no-nonsense rocking of Talking Heads. Kopperman recently released his self-produced album Island off the Coast of America, and created a music video for his lead single, “Don Henley.”  The video is animated with charcoal drawings by Kate TenEyck, and these works will be on display at The Buttonwood Tree throughout the month of September.

Dave Kopperman (guitar, bass, keys, lead vocals)
Noah Baerman (keys, guitar, vocals)
Mel Hsu ’13 (bass, cello, vocals)
Karl Mueller (lead guitar)
Edz O’Leary (drums, vocals)

Learn more about Dave Kopperman here:

Seats may be reserved by emailing thebuttonwoodtree[at]gmail[dot]com or by calling (860) 347-4957

Date: Friday, September 11
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: The Buttonwood Tree
Cost: $15

Farm House Pancake Breakfast

Hey potential farmers! Eva ‘Transplant’ Steinberg ’17 is inviting YOU to an event this Wesleying staffer wishes she could attend:

Interested in Long Lane Farm but don’t know where to start? Come to Farm House this Saturday from 9-10 to meet some farmers and eat pancakes, then walk over together for a community work day!

Date: Saturday, September 12
Time: 9-10 AM
Place: Farm House, 344 Washington St.

Comedy Combo Show!!!!

comedy combo showFrom Jess Wolinsky ’17:

laughs are good and so are you.

Come to Wesleyan’s annual COMEDY COMBO SHOW! Basically, all of Wesleyan’s comedy groups come together and have a show to introduce their group to freshmen and the world and announce their ****auditions**** for the fall semester.

New Teen Force: long-form, free-form improv
Lunchbox: sketch comedy
Gag Reflex: long-form Armando improv
Desperate Measures: short-form improv
Punchline!: stand-up comedy
Dainty Rubbish Service: video sketch comedy

COME OUT and bring a friend! We’ll see you there with our eyes. xoxoxoox

Date: Saturday, September 12
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: Nics Lounge

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Film Series: All That Jazz

1979. USA. Dir: Bob Fosse. With Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange. 123 min.

Gotta dance? Gotta die! Legendary director-choreographer Fosse turns his camera inward in this meta-musical extravaganza, fictionalizing his feverish juggling act between public, lionized artiste and private, pill-popping lothario. As his on-screen alter ego quite literally flirts with Death herself, he spirals into progressively outlandish hallucination.

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

Food Justice Student Forum Info Session


Rachel Eisman ’16 writes in:

Ever wondered what’s really in your Usdan grilled cheese? Or what it took to get that vegan apple crisp onto your plate? Join us this Thursday to learn more about the “Food Justice and Sustainability at Wesleyan and Beyond” student forum. We’ll talk about food around the world, in the U.S., and on our campus. See ya there…we’ll have food.

Date: Thursday, September 10th — today!
Time: 7:00PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm 112

The Fear Project Auditions!

the fear projectFrom Second Stage:

This semester, we will be devising a piece of theater that explores what fear is. The production will be an exploration of the concept, emotion, and phenomenon of FEAR– and how it varies in different ages, genders, sexualities, classes, etc. We will be telling stories and making theories.

We will be using documentary theatre techniques (most specifically, a variation of Moment work) to create a performance based on inspired ideas that come from interviews, books, songs, and journal entries. The design team will be actively involved in the creation/rehearsals, and the process will be deeply collaborative.

We are looking for a team of creators! Actors, dancers, thinkers, writers, painters, players, movers, inventors, curious humans… Experience is not necessary! Nor is it necessary for you to consider yourself a typical performer! We want a diverse ensemble filled with people who are passionate about exploring and using their bodies and minds as mediums.

WesClimb Info Session

wesclimb goatHannah Salzer ’16 writes in:

Interested in becoming part of WesClimb, Wesleyan’s rock climbing team? Join us for a brief information session this Thursday (9/10) at Outhouse at 8 PM. No rock climbing experience is necessary.

Date: Thursday, September 10 — today!
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: Outhouse

Audition for Terminus

terminusFrom Justin Greene ’16:

What do worms, demons and Bette Middler have in common? Come audition for Terminus on Friday the 11th and find out!

Described as “a grotesque and brutal feast of language,” Terminus comprises three cycles of interconnected monologues recounting one very intense night in Dublin. Terrible things happen to, and because of, three characters – a former schoolteacher turned crisis hotline volunteer, a young woman who fatefully encounters someone on the tip of a crane and a singing serial killer – but none occur onstage.

Instead, events are told in a vivid and vulgar verse.

No need to prepare anything – sides will be provided (along with candy)! Questions? Email me at jigreene(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Friday, September 11
Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 113

Tour of the “Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions” Exhibition and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn. Lieven Willemsz van Coppenol, Writing-Master: The Smaller Plate, ca. 1653 (Hind) or ca. 1658 (Boon and White). Etching; 10 1/8 x 7 1/2 in. Yale University Art Gallery, Fritz Achelis Memorial Collection, Gift of Frederic George Achelis, B.A. 1907; 1925.136.

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn. Lieven Willemsz van Coppenol, Writing-Master: The Smaller Plate, ca. 1653 (Hind) or ca. 1658 (Boon and White). Etching; 10 1/8 x 7 1/2 in. Yale University Art Gallery, Fritz Achelis Memorial Collection, Gift of Frederic George Achelis, B.A. 1907; 1925.136.

This one from the CFA is pricey and not on campus but hey, it’s fucking Rembrandt:

Tour the Columbia University exhibition Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions with curator Robert Fucci ’92, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Ticket price includes lunch. Space limited. Transportation not included. Reservations required; call the Wesleyan University Box Office at (860) 685-3355.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 12
Time: 11 AM
Place: Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
Cost: $65 general public; $55 for the Friends of the Davison Art Center

Here’s a link to the CFA page about the tour.