Category Archives: Events

Kyle McNeill and the Stumble @ the Westco Café

Nick Selden ’16 likes good music and contemplating the more profound topics of life. Do you?

Kyle McNeill and the Stumble is a rock and roll band from Los Angeles. They’re blowing up on the LA Music Scene. Taking cues from rock, jazz, and blues Kyle McNeill is a song writer contemplating the more profound topics of life. If you like good music this show is for you.

Wesleyan’s own singer-songwriter Andrew Hove ’15 will be opening.

Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 pm – 12:00 am
Place: Westco Café
Sound: Cloud

Happening Now: Redeveloping Our Brownfields: An Open Forum for Education and Discussion

From Maggie Feldman-Piltch ’14:

Brownfields are sites recognized by the state or federal government as contaminated by toxins. More than three exist within the limits of Middletown, including on Long Lane Farm, and both Beckham Hall and 41 Wyllys are remediated brownfield sites.

Join members of Professor Lori Gruen’s “Justice and the Environment” for an educational discussion regarding Middletown-area brownfields and how we can get involved in their remediation and redevelopment. Light Refreshments will be served!

Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 2pm-3pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Olson Commons
Facebook Event: Link.

Film Series: A Day at the Races

1937. USA. Dir: Sam Wood. With The Marx Brothers. 111 min.

Groucho, Chico, and Harpo attempt to save a sanitarium from foreclosure by dabbling in “The Sport of Kings,” only to wreak havoc on horses and hospital-dwellers alike. The madcap Marx routines and silly songs snowball towards a chaotic (yet, we caution, intermittently racist) finale at the Big Race.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free

Spread the Seeds of WILD WestCo!

“A seed is a small embryonic plant enclosed in a covering called the seed coat, usually with some stored food. It is the product of the ripened ovule of gymnosperm and angiosperm plants which occurs after fertilization and some growth within the mother plant. The formation of the seed completes the process of reproduction in seed plants (started with the development of flowers and pollination), with the embryo developed from the zygote and the seed coat from the integuments of the ovule.” – NDST ’15

Ever wondered what the heck is going on in the WestCo courtyard? Ever
wondered when it’ll all finally be green? Ever wondered what 100
chocolate chip cookies (and a bunch of apple cider tea) look like?
Stop by the WestCo courtyard this Saturday to help spread the seeds
for (almost) the entire WILD WestCo Permaculture Garden and find out!
There will also be time for talking about what’s been going on in the
WILD WestCo site, about permaculture more generally, and for lots n
lots of treats and beverages!

Hope to see you all there!

Date: Saturday, 17 Nov.
Time: 2:15 PM
Place: WestCo Courtyard
Cost: One exotic native plant (still)

WeSLAM Featuring Franny Choi: Preliminary Slam No. 3

The good folks of WeSLAM bring you the third and final preliminary slam of the semester. For poets interested in signing up to perform, there is important SIGN UP INFORMATION after the jump!

Come to Malcolm X House this Saturday to watch 10 poets battle it out to decide the final 4 competitors in the grand slam final! These 4, along with the 8 other finalists from previous preliminaries, will compete on December 5th for one of 5 slots on Wesleyan’s slam poetry team.

This weekend we are poetically blessed to have Franny Choi as our feature. Franny was a finalist at the 2012 Individual World Poetry Slam and a finalist at both the 2011 National Poetry Slam and the 2011 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Franny also works as an organizer with the Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM), a non-profit that challenges and supports Southeast Asian youth to become leaders, organizers, and critical thinkers. Franny is undoubtedly going to bring the house down.

Franny will also be hosting a workshop at 2pm on Saturday (day of the slam!) in Usdan 110. Come practice, come hang, come spend a few hours not worrying about homework.

Seating IS LIMITED, so if you want to go down with it, make sure to get there on time!

Date: Saturday, Nov 17th
Time: 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Place: Malcom X House
Facebook? Of Course.Why: Frannychoiiscomingohmygodwhat!?

MUSIC for MINDS @ Brew Bakers

Shyam Desai ’15 writes in:

On Saturday the 17th, The MINDS Foundation will team up with Brew Bakers on Main St. for a day of music and good vibes. Wake up late on Saturday and meander your way to Brew Bakers to get a breakfast sandwich or an extra large coffee— bring a book, or a friend, or multiple friends with books, or multiple books if you’re that type.

We’ll have some chill musical accompaniment to your morning refreshments:

Andrew Pfeiffer ’13 11-12:30

Molly Balsam ’14 12:30 – 2

Daniel Light ’14 2 – 3:30

Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 10 am -  5 pm
Place: 169 Main St. (Brew Bakers)
Cost: Free (it still costs $$ to get food)

KSA Culture Show

Jackie Zhang ’13 wanted to let ya’ll know about the KSA Culture Show:

Time to indulge in Korean culture and FOOD!!
Come to the KSA Culture Show!

Performances will range from Korean drumming, bboy, fan dance, bands,
hiphop dance, and more!!

Tickets will be sold THIS WEEK during lunch (12pm-1pm) and dinner
(5pm-6pm) at USDAN!!

Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 5 pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: $3 in Advance, $5 at the Door

Havdalah Ritual & Meal

This brought to you by Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15:

Join us for Havdalah this Saturday night to spiritually close Shabbat and enjoy a sense of renewal for the new week. Havdalah is a powerful Jewish ritual of distinguishing light from dark and Shabbat from the work week. We are hoping to build a grounding moment that is unique to our community. The ritual will include brief traditional blessings and beautiful melodies, followed by a dinner. We welcome all religious affiliations and non-affiliations and invite any instruments, songs, poems, or dance to share.

Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Place: Zelnick Pavilion

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

Middletown Encuentro: Community Dialogue on Shared Struggles

From Daniel Plafker ’15 who sent us a model event submission (props to you, bro):

A horizontal, democratic moment of encounter for the Middletown community, Encuentro is a concept developed by the Zapatistas of Mexico and since adopted by communities in resistance around the world. It is a place for dialogue about the shared struggles that bind us: a gathering of individuals who are struggling for housing, education, health, freedom, justice, love, a voice, a space to exist, peace, respect, themselves, for our community, for our dignity, and for humanity.

Encuentro is organized by a coalition of Middletown locals and Wesleyan students. Come together to share a free meal, to listen to music, to build solidarity, and to discuss the urgent need for action. Ongoing discussions include the establishment of a community police watch, collective debt resistance, and a free people’s garden.

The first step in addressing the class antagonisms that manifest in violence between our fellowMiddletown residents is to encounter each other to see where our struggles intersect.

This is a place for immigrants, workers, students, the unhoused, and the unemployed to unite around our shared humanity and organize for our collective future.

Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 1:30pm-5:00pm (Wes students can take free van from Parking Lot C – Corner of Church and High @ 1:15pm)
Place: Founders Hall, Middlesex Community College
Cost: Free
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