Category Archives: Events

Film Series: Zabriskie Point

1970. USA. Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni. With Mark Frechette. 111 min.

Campus activist Mark – alias “Karl Marx” – steals an airplane and embarks on a psychedelic trip through the desert with “a sweet, pot-smoking post-teenybopper of decent inclinations” (N.Y. Times). A soundtrack by Pink Floyd and Jerry Garcia pairs with expansive landscape photography to paint a generation-defining portrait of the American counterculture.

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

Open House for New & Prospective Psychology Majors

From the Psychology Department:

Come learn about the Psychology major!
Prof. Matthew Kurtz, department chair, will provide an overview of the major to prospective majors and to review requirements with junior majors. Prof. Kurtz will be available before and after the meeting to sign forms (e.g., study abroad, transfer credits). Meet our peer advisor, Julia Lejeune ’18. Pizza will be provided!

Psychology majors Manual:
Prospective student email after submitting request:

Date: Monday, October 2nd
Time: 12:10PM-1:10PM
Location: Judd Hall, Room 116

Lalgudi Duo

From the CFA:

Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan and his sister Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi perform as a violin duo, blending tradition and innovation, and mesmerize the audience, bringing each raga—a pattern of notes used as a basis for improvisation in Indian music—to life. The siblings share an extraordinary coordination and almost telepathic understanding.

Date: Today! Saturday, September 30th
Time: 8PM
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
Price: $28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18

Film Series: Colossal

2017. Canada/Spain. Dir: Nacho Vigalondo. With Anne Hathaway. 110 min.

After her boyfriend evicts her over her alcoholism, Hathaway returns to her childhood home and falls back into damaging patterns with an old friend. Concurrently – perhaps relatedly? – a giant monster appears to be destroying Seoul, South Korea. Hathaway must consider whether her bad behavior is affecting more than herself in this Kaufman-esque kaiju fable about toxic relationships.

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

Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)

From the CFA

This religious service, led by A. V. Srinivasan, marks the most auspicious day of the year for beginning new endeavors. The audience may participate and bring instruments, manuscripts, and other items for blessing.

Date: Saturday, September 30th
Time: 5PM
Location: World Music Hall

Darpana—“Nataraja Vandanam: Love Songs to Shiva”

From the CFA

Mallika Sarabhai and three dancers from India’s Darpana Academy of Performing Arts perform “Nataraja Vandanam: Love Songs to Shiva,” choreographed by Ms. Sarabhai and her mother Mrinalini Sarabhai. In the work, the nayikas (heroines) journey through a wide range of emotions in their joyous, rhythmic celebration of Shiva, one of the principal Hindu deities.

Date: Today! Friday, September 29th
Time: 8PM
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18

Film Series: Under the Sun

12015. Russia. Dir: Vitaly Mansky. Documentary. 110 min.

Conceived as a “time machine” back to the Stalin-led Soviet Union, this controversial doc depicts the totalitarianism of North Korea with chilling objectivity. The country’s Ministry of Culture oversaw production of the film, yet viewers can witness the artificial staging and scripting of scenes featuring an eight-year-old preparing for Kim Jong-il’s birthday celebration.

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

Henna and Chaat

From the CFA

Experience South Asian culture through henna art and sampling of chaat (savory snacks), hosted by Shakti, Wesleyan’s South Asian Students’ Association.

Date: Friday, September 29th
Time: 7PM
Location: Olin Memorial Library Lobby

Film Screening—“Mrinalini Sarabhai: The Artist and Her Art”

Indian dancer and choreographer Mrinalini Sarabhai (1918-2016) was one of the first women to perform the classical dance form Kathakali, and was among a group of contemporaries who introduced wider audiences to Bharata Natyam dance. “Mrinalini Sarabhai: The Artist and Her Art” (2012) is directed by Yadavan Chandran and Mallika Sarabhai (Ms. Sarabhai’s daughter).

Date: Thursday, September 28
Time: 5:30 PM
Place: Ring Family Performing Arts Hall