Category Archives: Events

“R. Luke Dubois—In Real Time” Exhibition

Andrew Chatfield writes in from the CFA to invite you to see a gallery exhibit by R. Luke Dubois:

Genre-defying composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois utilizes data to create maps, scores, and videos that explore subjects including the Iraq War and the census; and that raise questions of artistic agency, privacy, and fair use. Organized as a database of his projects and concerns, the exhibition “R. Luke DuBois: In Real Time” is the first major gallery presentation of his work, and will include recent and commissioned pieces that take as their basis real-time data flows, topical statistics, and contemporary media footage. Co-sponsored by Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History, Department of Government, Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative, Information Technology Services, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Quantitative Analysis Center.
Closed: Wednesday, November 25 through Monday, November 30, 2015

Date: Open until December 13th (But closed November 25th and November 30th)
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Main Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-5pm
Read more about this exhibition on the Zilkha Gallery’s website.

First Middle Eastern Perspectives Meeting

perspectivesFrom the incredible Rajaa Elidrissi ’16:

Come join us for our first meeting of the year!

Our group’s goal is to create a comfortable and safe space for people who identify as Middle Eastern, Arab, Persian, Turkish, and etc. We also want members that do not identify as Middle Eastern, but who are interested in learning more about the region and its people to participate as well. We want to provide a view of the region that is not tarnished by western media. Topics of discussion will include identity, religion, intersectionality, feminism, media perceptions, gender roles, and etc.

We are also part of the Student of Color Coalition and we want to collaborate with as many SOC groups as possible this year!

Date: Wednesday, September 23
Time:8:30-9:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108
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First Waste Not Freecycle Day

Michael Ortiz ’17 invites you to get free stuff from Waste Not:

Many great items were not sold at the Waste Not Tag sale over Labor Day weekend, and we want to give the Wesleyan community a chance to get great used items for office or home.
From Exley’s back entrance, turn right on Lawn and left on Brainerd; 44 is on your left. The end time is TBD, so come early for the best merchandise! If you have questions, email jkleindienst[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Friday, September 25th
Time: 1:00pm
Place: Behind 44 Brainerd Avenue
Cost: Everything is FREE!

Favorite Song Listening Party

Bryan Schiavone ’16 writes in:

do you have a favorite song? a song so profound, so beautiful, so perfect that everyone needs to give it a good long listen? well now is your chance to share that with friends new and old.

you’re going to arrive at our cozy lounge, grab a cup of tea or cider, and tell us your favorite song. we’ll listen to all of them and talk about our experiences.

stop in for a bit, bring your knitting/coloring book/journal, and hear music that means the world to other people. this will be an intimate experience.

Date: Thursday, September 24
Time: 7:30-9:30 PM
Place: Music House lounge (230 Wash)

Table Talk With Amy Bloom

table talkFrom the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:

Drop/add is over and it’s time to get down to the daily grind. Brighten things up by discussing your ideas with a professional writer and your peers. Bring all your plans (drafts, outlines, concepts, you name it!) for all things prose to workshop them with Amy Bloom and the Wesleyan writing community.

Free snacks, great people, and valuable critique! Don’t miss this chance to praise, pity, and parse your writing, or anyone else’s.

Date: Thursday, September 24
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street

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WesReads/WesMath Tutor Training Sessions

kids readingFrom Maya Adler ’16:

Interested in tutoring at a local elementary school? Want to get off campus for an hour a week and teach cute kids all that you know about reading and math?

Come to one of our training sessions:
Thursday, Sept. 24th @ 7:30-8:30 pm or Sunday, Sept. 27th @ 1:30 -2:30 pm

Place: Allbritton 311
Cost: priceless!

Theater After Wesleyan

theater after wesleyanFrom the CFA:

Four Wesleyan Theater Department alumni — producer Roberta Pereira ’03 (The Opponent, Mothers and Sons), director Michael Rau ’05 (Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Wolf 359), playwright MJ Kaufman ’08, and scenic and properties designer Emmie Finckel ’14 (Communications Associate at David Korins Design) — talk about their work and careers in theater after Wesleyan.

Date: Thursday, September 24
Time: 5:30-7 PM
Place: CFA Hall, 287 Washington Terrace

Dorrance Dance

dorrance danceThis brilliant sentence is from the CFA:

Connecticut debut of choreographer Michelle Dorance’s combination of tap and modern dance, which is “edgy, seductive and smart” (Chicago Tribune)

This is from their event page. It’s much more interesting and actually informative.

After devoting 30 years to studying and performing tap dance, Michelle Dorrance founded Dorrance Dance / New York in 2011, and has become a contemporary tap sensation; pushing the tradition rhythmically, aesthetically, and conceptually. During their Connecticut debut, the company will feature excerpts from their critically acclaimed works SOUNDspaceETMThe Initial Approach featuring a living set that responds sonically to the dancers’ steps, and The Blues Project with music by Toshi Reagon.

A Breaking Ground Dance Series event presented by the Dance Department and the Center for the Arts. Made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Expeditions Program of the New England Foundation for the Arts.

Date: Thursday, September 25
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $25 general public; $23 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

Male Identified Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group

The deadline to sign up for this CAPS-run group is coming up:

The Sexual Assault Support Group for male-identified survivors will be held on Tuesdays, beginning September 29th-December 8th from 7:00-8:15pm. Meetings will follow an open support group format and participants determine group topics each week.

Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator at awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more information. Reference “Tuesday Support Group” in the subject line. The deadline to sign-up is Thursday, September 24th.

Date: Tuesdays, September 29-December 8
Time: 7:00-8:15pm
Place: find out by emailing

Best Buddies Information Session

From Eva Weintraub ’16:

Do you eat lunch in Usdan ? Do you want to meet a wonderful new group of peers? If so, come join Best Buddies in our partnership with the Middlesex Transition Academy (MTA), a program for students 18-21 with intellectual or developmental disabilities. It is a wonderful way to make some amazing friends and to get more involved with our community.

Come find out more at our info session this Tuesday or Wednesday from 8:30-9 pm in 41 WYLLYS rm 112!!

Date: Today, September 22 or tomorrow, Wednesday September 23
Time: 8:30-9PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm 112