Category Archives: Events

Bar Night at Usdan

It’s Bar Night at Usdan.  It’s BAR NIGHT at USDAN.  A headline out of my dreams:

A full range of mocktails and sodas will be served with labeled ingredients.

We will provide a range of different activities such as Wii, trivia competition, water pong, darts, karaoke, pool, foosball, and other
games. Following the bar night theme, we will be serving fries, onion rings and chicken fingers.

While participating in this fun filled event, students can enjoy delicious drinks and great entertainment with friends, without
worrying about having a terrible hangover the next day. This will also be a scent and strobe-light free event.

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 9:30pm-11:59pm
Place:  The Usdan Center
Cost: Noneskies

“Ki” Seminar: Lecture and Demonstration of “Ki” by Riichi KItano

This is kicking off in just a few hours; Kaito Abe ’15 writes in:

Riichi Kitano is the founder of Shinkiryu Bujutsu and carries black belts in Karate, Judo, Aikido, Shorinji Kempo, and Ti. He has been sharing the practice and concept of “Ki” which he acquired through practicing traditional martial arts. “Ki” is a difficult concept to describe, and is based on the spirituality of harmony and integration with nature. He will be introducing Japanese philosophy through martial arts, as well as demonstrating how to control the natural power of “Ki”.

“Ki’ might sound like magic or superstition. But what Kitano is introducing as “Ki” in this session is not what we supposed to be magic, but something that every single one of us inherently possesses. The practice of “Ki” is based on true kindness and a willingness to do good things for others without expecting anything in return. It is difficult to explain “Ki”, but as Kitano simply puts it, “‘Ki’ is a practice of using man’s original ability.” Kitano will be demonstrating his own mastery of Ki in this session, as well as offering insights into the brand of traditional Japanese spirituality on which the practice of Ki is based.

Date: Today, February 17
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Place: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies
Cost: Absolutely Free

Kaffee und Kuchen at German Haus

From Julian Azaret:

Coffee and cake, german conversation hour, socializing, love interests, the sweet and sexy Frau Iris Bork!!!

Date: Freitag, 17. Februar 2012
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Place: German Haus (65 Lawn)

MISSTEPS X ASTRO NAUTICO @ Eclectic

Want to go out this Thursday night and don’t want to go to PSI U?

Come out to Eclectic tonight for a free show with Kuhn, Obey City, and The Range–three New York based artists who’ll be bumping booty-on-the-floor (shout-out to Big Freedia) dance music starting @ 9:00!

Think R. Kelly meets footwork meets hip-hop on ADD

Basically, you don’t miss this first installment of Missteps, a monthly concert series showcasing left-field electronic music. Check out the Facebook page here.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 16
Time: 9:00pm
Place: Eclectic
Cost: FREE

Free Rap Show at Psi U: CITIES AVIV – Friday, February 17

This Friday, rapper Cities Aviv (preceded by Will Feinstein ’13, who recently dropped his first solo EP) will take the stage at Psi U. A description of the acts follows, courtesy of Patrick Newman ’14:

Kill-F: Aka Waka Flaka Feinstein, AKA Trill Feinstein, AKA Will Fine-Dime-stein, will be opening up with some face melters off his recent Very Good EP (see album title for description of his style). Check out his Bandcamp page for more of his music.

Cites Aviv:  ”Memphis” Gavin Mays is an eclectic hip-hop act with his own perspective.” He’s coming out from Memphis with one of his producers to to kick back with all of ya’ll and lay down some tracks on the PSI U stage. His most recent album, Digital Lows is the shit and he’s got more ish in the works. Check out his Bandcamp page for more of his music.

For more information about Cities Aviv, check out this article from Pitchfork or this Facebook page for the event.

  • Date:  Friday, February 17
  • Time:  10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Place:  Psi U
  • Cost:  Free

SHOFCO Summer Institute Info Session Friday!

Submitted by Nathan Mackenzie ’12:

Interested in volunteering for Shining Hope for Communities at the Kibera School for Girls? Looking for a challenging, meaningful summer experience with real responsibility? Passionate about SHOFCO’s mission and work, with a commitment to learning from local leadership and empowering women and girls? If you answered “Yes” to any of the above the Summer Institute might be for you!

The Summer Institute is a highly competitive program that provides deeply motivated college students with on-the-ground experience teaching at The Kibera School for Girls, the first free school for girls in the Kibera slum, Africa’s largest slum located in Nairobi, Kenya.

Come hear more about the program and talk with past Summer Institute volunteers. Some information and the application are located here. Can’t make the session but still interested? Contact Nathan at nmackenzie@wesleyan.edu.

  • Date:  Friday, February 17
  • Time:  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Place:  Usdan Multi-Purpose Room B25
  • Application:  Here

Soul Train feat. Victor Vazquez of Das Racist

From Eclectic:

In honor of Black History Month, Eclectic presents Soul Train on Friday, February 17th. Come celebrate the longest running television program in history. Bust out your bell bottoms, tube tops, and dancing shoes, and get down on the Soul Train Line. Special guest performances will be provided by Victor Vazquez ’06 (Kool A.D.) of Das Racist with Lakutis and Kassa Overall. Check out Kool A.D.’s recent mixtape, Palm Wine Drinkard, here.

There will be a photo booth. There will be a love lounge. There will be dancing with disco balls on deck. Hosted by Don “Cornelius” Jones.

Tickets available online here. Due to occupancy restrictions, tickets WILL sell out.

Date: Friday, February 17
Time: 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Place: Eclectic
Cost: $8.50
Facebook: Link

Press Release for Arts Commission: Arts Advocacy Award

Some artsy news from editor Cassandra Day of the Middletown Patch:

The Middletown Commission on the Arts (MCA) presents annually an Arts Advocacy Award to an individual or group who has significantly contributed to the city’s cultural and artistic enrichment and/or has shown extraordinary support and initiative for the arts.

This year, for the first time, the MCA is seeking public input on nominations for the award. We would like to see who you believe has made a positive cultural or artistic impact on the Middletown community. The nominee need not reside in Middletown but should be an individual or group that has made an outstanding impact on the arts in this city.

Please email suggestions to MCA Chair Lee Godburn at arts(at)middletownct(dot)gov no later than February 18, 2012, your nominations may or may not be anonymous but please identify the town you live in.