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

Minimum Rage: Nona Willis Aronowitz ’06 Speaks

From Samantha Maldonado ’13:

Journalist and cultural critic Nona Willis Aronowitz ’06 will be speaking about the economic fate of the downwardly mobile Millennials and how that will affect the future of labor movements, as well as the implications of that on how we think about our professional identity. This discussion will be based on her work as manifested in her ”Hustlin” series at GOOD Magazine, where she formerly was an editor.

Nona was an American Studies major during her time at Wes. She founded Tomorrow Magazine and is a Roosevelt Institute fellow. Her writing about feminism, sex, politics, and pop culture has appeared in The Nation, The New York Observer, The Atlantic, The Village Voice, Slate, The American Prospect, Salon, and Washington Post. She also edited the anthology of her mother Ellen Willis’s rock criticism and co-wrote the book Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism after graduating from Wesleyan.

Event sponsored by the Sociology Department, the Adelphic Educational
Fund, After Hours Literary Magazine, and SALD.

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 4:30pm
Place: 200 Church
Facebook: Right hurrrr

Film Series: Contagion

2011. USA. Dir: Steven Soderbergh. With Matt Damon, Kate Winslet. 106 min.

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We leave Halloween’s exaggerated grotesquerie behind for horror of an all-too-plausible sort, carried out with a tensely clinical accuracy. After pig-bat disease (rather charitably) kills Gwyneth Paltrow, a devastating global pandemic begins and the all-star cast must fight to save humanity or die trying. (Please wash your hands before coming to the cinema.)

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Little Shop of Horrors

From Jenna Robbins ’13:

On the twenty-third day of the month of September in an early year of a decade not too long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence. And this terrifying enemy surfaced, as such enemies often do, in the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places….

THE 92!

So come and explore your love for botany with Little Shop of Horrors! Tickets are available for free at the box office – get them before they run out!

Presented by Second Stage.

Co-Directed by:
Jenna Robbins
Jiovani del Toro Robles

Author & Punisher. Bakshi. Music House.

If Music House is your house, this is what’s happening in your house tonight, starting at 10 PM. If Wesleyan is your university, this is happening on your campus tonight. Charlie Ellis ’13 wants to introduce you to Author & Punisher:

“Author & Punisher is an industrial doom and drone metal, one man band utilizing primarily custom fabricated machines/controllers and speakers. He has performed and shown these machines in festivals and exhibitions in the United States and abroad extensively, releasing his third album, yet first sculpture/art based album entitled “Drone Machines” in 2010 on Heart and Crossbone Records of Tel-Aviv. The Drone Machines are custom made machines fabricated from raw materials and utilizing open source circuitry. The devices draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation, robotics and mechanical tools and devices, focusing on the eroticism of interaction with machine. The machines require significant force from the performer, aligning he or she with the plodding drone and doom influenced sounds that are created.”

The show will take place in Music House providing an intimate space for epicness.

It’s been too long since I’ve been at a fucking ridiculous MuHo show, so I’m looking forward to it. Pretty sure Bakshi (“4-person powerviolence, singing about pegging, bodily functions, queer shit. More hateful than ever before.) was playing whenever that was, so it’s appropriate and awesome. (Just to keep track: if you watched the video above and saw the opening act described as “powerviolence”, you should be fucking terrified at this point. If you’re not, go past the jump.

Investing: The Muslim Model

Want free hot chocolate tomorrow at 4?

High yields. No Compromises.

Come join the Muslim Students Association (WesMSA) and The Committee for Investor Responsibility for a presentation on Islam-based strategies Muslim and Non-Muslim investors have utilized in the past decade to generate sizable returns without the compromise of conscience. The presentation will be given by Mansoor Alam ’15, who currently serves as an Organizational Consultant to UNESCO.

The event is additionally being cosponsored by The Interfaith Justice League and The Catholic Students Association.

CHAI AND HOT CHOCOLATE WILL BE SERVED 4 FREE.

Date: Thursday November 1st
Time: 4pm
Place: PAC 001
Facebook: here

Free Clothes Hangers

From the cool peeps down at the Wesleyan University Costume Shop:

Here at the costume shop we have tons of hangers we don’t need! But maybe you need them? Because you are at college and have clothes? Or you like crafts? Or something? From here on out, there will be a box of hangers outside of the costume shop (in the basement of the theater department building), free for the taking Monday through Friday, 1-5pm.

If you don’t take these hangers, we’ll forced to put them down…

Date: Whenever
Time: 1-5pm
Place: Wesleyan University Costume Shop
Cost: Free as a bird (okay, maybe some birds aren’t free…)

WESUggest You Come See Doug Berman ’84

Holy shit! Avery “Honey Tru Tru Child” Trufelman ’13 drops the details on what promises to be the best lecture of November so far:

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! and Car Talk creator and producer Doug Berman ’84 is coming to Wesleyan this Thursday for the third installment of the WESU Lecture Series!

Berman is a Peabody Award winner, whose career has spanned not just the world of public radio but also into newspapers, with Car Talk’s syndicated column, and beyond.

What’s he going to talk about? How to produce a show. How to make it big. Whatever you want him to talk about.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Join us at the CFA Hall for a casual Q+A with one of radio’s heaviest hitters!

Date: Thursday, November 1

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: CFA Hall (directions here if you’re not from around these parts)

Cost: Free

FB Event Page?: Aw, yeah

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Archeology Open House

Alex Ray ’13 writes in about an academic department that may or may not teach you how to find wooly mammoth fossils:

The Archaeology Program is having an Open House tomorrow, and all are welcome!

You dig? Come and learn about course offerings, field work opportunities, archaeology internships, and museum and collections work.

There is also a brand new archaeology minor.

Date: Thursday, November 1
Time: 12 pm
Place: Exley 351

Liz Bradbury: Lesbian Fiction, Self-Publishing, and Queer Activism

From Izzy Rode ’14 and Eric Stephen ’13:

Liz Bradbury, author of the critically acclaimed Maggie Gale Mystery series, will be visiting campus to talk about and read from her newest hot Lesbian romance/mystery Being the Steel Drummer and share her experiences as a Lesbian writer/publisher and activist.

Recently featured in Diversity Rules Magazine and Lesbian.com Magazine, Liz has also written over 350 nonfiction published articles, columns, and essays. She founded the Valley Gay Press newspaper in 1998, has served as co-editor of Sinister Wisdom Magazine, and is the co-creator of the Medusa Literacy Society for Fiercely Independent Lesbian Publishers.

A full time Queer activist, Liz founded Pennsylvania Diversity Network in 2004. PDN is now the largest LGBT advocacy organization by membership in Pennsylvania.

Liz will be discussing her history of Queer activism, her experiences as a fiction writer, and how self-publishing is a way many Queer authors have made a successful living. She will take questions during the presentation and will be available afterwards to speak individually with those who have questions about writing and publishing their work.

Date: Thursday, November 1
Time: 7pm
Place: Judd 116
Cost: Zero