Category Archives: Events

Film Series: Shut Up and Play the Hits

2012. USA. Dir: Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace. Documentary. 110 min.

Having decided to quit while they’re ahead, disco infiltrators LCD Soundsystem prep for the final and biggest gig of their career: a sold out show at Madison Square Garden. Exquisitely recorded concert footage and intimate behind-the-scenes detail make this The Last Waltz for the dance-punk generation.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Student-Trustee Conversation on Financial Aid

Students asked that they be brought into the conversation with the Board of Trustees on issues such as the need-blind policy, and here’s an opportunity organized by the WSA:

What is the state of financial aid at Wesleyan? What are your thoughts on need-blind admissions? How much of a priority is aid and how should priorities in financial aid be established?

As part of this weekend’s gathering of the Board of Trustees, several trustees will be in attendance to engage in a conversation with students about financial aid at Wesleyan.

This event was arranged by the WSA.

Date: TODAY, November 16th
Time: 5:15-6:15PM
Place: PAC 001

Facebook event here.

SHOFCO Benefit Concert

From the quite incredibly amazing SHOFCO superwoman Maeve Russell ’14:

SHOFCO’s doing a benefit concert, and it’s gonna be good. Alpha Delt will be jamming all night long with the funkiest bands on campus, and it’s all for SHOFCO! Bands include:

  • 10:30-11:15: Sky Bars
  • 11:30-12:15: Bones Complex
  • 12:30-1:15: The Taste

Tickets are being sold all this week at Usdan during lunch and dinner for $2!!! Come get your ticket now to guarantee entrance to the concert!

So come dance your a$$e$ off for the only tuition-free school for girls in the entire slum of Kibera.

Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 10:30 pm- 1:15 am
Place: Alpha Delt
Cost: $2

Dither Electric Guitar Quartet

“The electric guitar quartet Dither, typifying this nebulous twenty-first century, brings massive chops with an egalitarian sense of purpose to every piece of music.” – Free Music Archive

Heads up from the CFA: Dither is coming to Wesleyan! For those who don’t know, Dither is a New York based electric guitar quartet dedicated to an eclectic mix of experimental repertoire, which spans composed music, improvisation, and electronic manipulation. Formed in 2007, the quartet has performed in the United States and abroad, presenting new commissions, original compositions, improvisations, multimedia works, and large guitar ensemble pieces. With sounds ranging from clean pop textures to heavily processed noise, from tight rhythmic unity to cacophonous sound mass, all of Dither’s music embraces the beautiful, engulfing, and often gloriously loud sound of electric guitars. The current members of the quartet are Taylor Levine, Joshua Lopes, James Moore and Gyan Riley.

  • What: Concert by Dither Electric Guitar Quartet, featuring the world premiere of “Mi-Go” (2012) by Joshua Lopes
  • Date: Friday, November 16
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Place: Crowell Concert Hall, located at 50 Wyllys Avenue on the Wesleyan campus
  • Cost: $6 for students, $22 for the general public

For (lots) more info about Dither, click after the jump.

Who’da Funk It? @ the Westco Café

Hey ya’ll, David Whitney ’16 wanted to let everyone know about the Who’da Funk It? concert @ the Westco Café

Who’da Funk It? is a young, all-female funk band from Amherst MA whose genre melting sound could be described as somewhere between alternative rock, arty experimental, afrobeat, ska, bossa nova, klezmer and just about anything else.

The important thing is that their music will make you want to dance.

See them perform their first show at Wes friday in the Westco Café!

Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 10 pm
Place: Westco Café
Cost: FREE, FREE, FREE! (It’s like it’s Christmas or something!)

Check out the FACEBOOK EVENT & DA MUSIC!!!

The Vintage Players Present Chasing Manet

Olivia Ford ’13 wants ya’ll to check out Chasing Manet:

Come see the beautiful play by Tina Howe , CHASING MANET!

Directed by Carolyn Kirsch

November 16th and 17th at 7pm
November 18th at 3pm
Green Street Arts Center
51 Green Street, Middletown, CT
$10 Suggested Donation
Reservations are required. Please call (860) 685-7797.

Date: Friday (11/16), Saturday (11/17), Sunday (11/18)
Time: 7 pm (on Nov. 16 & 17) & 3 pm (on Nov. 18)
Place: Green Street Arts Center: 51 Green Street, Middletown, CT
Cost: A suggested $10 donation

Call (860) 685-7797 to make a required reservation.

Resonance Info Session

From Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn ’13 (try saying that name 5 times fast):

Resonance Journal, Wesleyan’s East/Southeast Asian journal, is looking for new members for our editorial team! Anyone interested in being a part of the reviewing and editing process, designing spreads, blogging, working with website design, or East Asian culture in general should come to our informational meeting on Friday, November 16 in PAC 136 from 5-6PM. We’ll be tossing around ideas for our Spring 2012 issue.

Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 5pm
Place: PAC 136

Spring Awakening

Get ready for all your hallmates, roommate(s), etc. to get “The Bitch of Living,” “Totally Fucked,” “Touch Me,” and many more catchy-as-fuck tunes stuck in your head just before Thanksgiving break. WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Sarah Corey ’15 wanted to let all ya’ll know that Spring Awakening is opening this weekend!

Directed by Lily Martin
Music Direction by Simon Riker
Artistic Direction by Kayla Stoler
Stage Managed by Sarah Corey and Hannah Rimm

Set to folk-rock music, Spring Awakening follows a group of teenagers
as they experience coming of age in repressive 19th century Germany.

November 15-17 at 7:30pm
Memorial Chapel
The show is free and not ticketed, so please arrive early to get a
seat! Doors open at 7:15pm.


Date: Thursday, Friday, Saturday (November 15 – November 17)
Time: 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:15 pm)
Place: Memorial Chapel, puh-reach!
Cost: IT’S FO’ FREEEEEEEEEE! (just the way I like basically everything)

Banking Boot Camp

Rachel Berman writes in from the Career Center:

Join us for a virtual boot camp on investment banking! This session, hosted by Evercore Partners, will cover the investment banking key basics:

- What is an investment bank?
- What is the role of an analyst?
- How do I get a job in an investment bank?

Presenters include Liz Lynch ’80, Senior Managing Director; Stephen Worth ’88, Senior Managing Director; James Lilly ’04, Associate; Mike Winik, Vice President; and Danielle Even, Analyst.

If you are interested in investment banking, don’t miss this great opportunity to learn more about the industry and get the inside scoop from Wes alumni.

Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 12pm
Place: Olson Commons (Career Center)
Cost: Zero
Super coolio Facebook event: Here

Second Stage Presents: Footloose

Kirby Sokolow ’14 invites you to get your Kevin Bacon on Mariana Quinn-Makwaia ’14 on:

Come see the popular musical about youth empowerment and the freedom to dance!

Stage Adaptation by DEAN PITCHFORD and WALTER BOBBIE, based on the Original Screenplay by Dean Pitchford Music by TOM SNOW

Directed by Cassie Garvin

Vocal directed by Maggie Feldman-Piltch

November 15th, 16th, and 17th, 8PM, ’92 Patricelli Theater

Tickets will be sold at the box office the day of each show. All tickets are free but go early to make sure you get one!

Date: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 15, 16, and 17
Time: 8:00pm
Face: book.
Place: ’92 Theater
Cost: Free