Category Archives: Events

Table Talk with Amy Bloom

From Izzy Rode ’14 comes an exciting opportunity:

Every Thursday beginning January 31st, Amy Bloom, Welseyan’s Kim Frank Writer-in-Residence, will be hosting Table Talk:

All things prose. Anything you want to discuss? Translations, problems with papers, letters you can’t bring yourself to write, expressions that puzzle you, books that you can’t finish (as a reader or a writer), anything to do with the word, the sentence or the paragraph.

Please come and discuss.  (Over a cup of coffee or glass of wine)

Time: Every Thursday from 5-6 pm
Place: Shapiro Center for Creative Writing, 167 High St.
Cost: nothing

Film Series: My Australia

2011. Israel/Poland. Dir: Ami Drozd. With Jakub Wroblewski. 97 min.

Two brothers in 1960′s Poland get involved with an anti-Semitic gang, not knowing that their mother hides her own Jewish identity. She convinces them to board a ship for Australia – that mysterious land of a young lad’s fancy – only to take them to Israel, where a very different life awaits. Speaker: Magda Teter, the Jeremy Zwelling Professor of Jewish Studies.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Come Hear: Slender James and the Princeton Footnotes

Everyone I’ve talked to since the start of the semester has told me that the one thing hir break lacked was a performance by two all-male a cappella groups from Wesleyan and Princeton, respectively. Simon Riker ’14 must have overheard all of these conversations:

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Welcome back! And so are we! Let Slender James and the internationally recognized and acclaimed Princeton Footnotes knock your socks off this Thursday at the highest-scoring pavilion in Scrabble. Soul food — that is to say, music — will be served.

Check out the event on Facebook, and check it out in real life, too.

What: Slender James Provides Shelter for Vagabond Princeton Choral Group
Where: Zelnick Pavilion
Date: Thursday, January 31
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 pm
How Much?: $0

“A Streetcar Named Desire” Auditions

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From Bennett Kirschner ’13:

Actors! Dancers! Musicians! Come on out and audition for an ensemble production of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The three-month rehearsal process, and the production concepts that will be going along with it, promise to be very exciting. Memorized monologues are requested but certainly not required – we will have sides available. Each audition should take only 10 minutes; feel free to drop by on any of the three days. Please find further details below.

Date: 
Thursday, January 31st
Friday, February 1st
Saturday, February 2nd

Time:
4:00-6:00 PM (Thursday and Friday)
2:00-4:00 PM (Saturday)

Place:
Fayerweather 106 (Thursday and Friday)
Usdan 110 (Saturday)

Race: How it Matters in Reproductive Technologies

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Hilda Vargas ’15 and the Philosophy Department have an opportunity for you to get your weekly dose of dialogue (with a visiting lecturer, no less).

Hi everyone!

The Philosophy Department is hosting a lecture tomorrow (Thursday, January 31st) entitled, “Race: How it Matters in Reproductive Technologies.” It will be at 4:15 in Russell House (350 High Street) and the lecturer is Camisha Russell from Penn State University. Come check it out if you can!The Philosophy Department is hosting a lecture tomorrow (Thursday, January 31st) entitled, “Race: How it Matters in Reproductive Technologies.” It will be at 4:15 in Russell House (350 High Street) and the lecturer is Camisha Russell from Penn State University. Come check it out if you can!

Date: Thursday, January 31
Time: 4:15-5:15
Place: Russell House (350 High Street)

RA Information Sessions

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Want to be an RA? Veronica Young has the deets:

ResLife wants YOU!….

…to join our team. Apply to be a resident advisor (RA) and develop great leadership skills while shaping the residential experience for other students at Wes. Learn more at our information sessions:

-Thursday, January 31st 7-8pm Butt A Lounge
-Monday, February 4th 7-8pm Bennet Lounge
-Tuesday, February 5th 7-8pm Nicolson Lounge

Dates: Thursday, January 31st; Monday, February 4th; Tuesday, February 5th
Times: 7-8pm
Places: Butt A Lounge (Thursday), Bennet Lounge (Monday), Nicolson Lounge (Tuesday)

Audition for Slavei

An urgent yet hilarious message for all musically inclined individuals who wish they could be Eastern European folk singers from Nathan Shane ’13:

You know you want to be a part of Wesleyan’s bestest, zaniest, hottest, oldest, prestigious-est Eastern European singing ensemble! And guess what? You can be. That’s right, Slavei is having auditions this Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 in Usdan 108. You do not need to prepare a song — just come as yourself and we’ll do some singing and a little talking and generally just have a good time.

Slavei sings some of the craziest/most interesting music that you will ever hear in your life. You will probably not get a chance to sing in an ensemble like this outside of Wesleyan, so you should do it!

We’re also the a capella group that uses the most instruments.

Date: Today, January 30
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Place: Usdan 108

Author’s note: Slavei is awesome. If you’re interested in a capella, audition for this.

Spring WILD Wes Info Session and Student Forum

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Thinking about which student forums to join this spring (cool topics and academic credit hollaaaaa)? Nate Dolton-Thornton ’15 has a super cool option for you:

The WILD Wes student forum is back again this spring, and things are popping! The information session for this semester’s forum will be this Thursday night at Earth House, following the first student group meeting of the year at 8:00pm! For now, here’s a brief description of the course:

This semester, we’ll be learning about permaculture, landscape design, and plant biology/ecology, interspersed with group-based landscape design projects. At the same time, the student group will be working with administrators so that, come a bit later, students will have the chance to design the Summerfields area of the Butts or WILD Wes’ second full-on site! The latter part of the forum (when it’s warm and the ground is less frozen) will be spent implementing and learning about the final plantings in the WILD WestCo site — the understory plants in the Edible Forest Garden and Forest Mimic, and the Shrub and Berry Thicket — and, hopefully, starting work on the new WILD Wes site!

Contact Rina Kremer ’15 at rkremer(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Nate Dolton-Thornton ’15 at ndoltonthorn(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with any questions, comments, or for more information!

Date: Thursday, January 31
Time: 8pm
Place: Eart Yurt (159 High St.)

Film Series: Dr. Strangelove

1964. UK/USA. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. With Peter Sellers, Peter Sellers, Peter Sellers. 90 min.

When a rogue general orders nuclear airstrikes on Russia, our nation’s top minds desperately panic to recall the bombers as the two superpowers stand hours away from mutually assured destruction. In other words: pure comedy gold.

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

Board Games at ADP

board gamesWe challenge you! (Yes, you.) Think you can strategize with the big kids? Has King of the Nerds inspired you to prove your chess skills to every passer-by? Do you just like playing Apples to Apples sometimes to unwind? If so, have we got an event for you…

Board Games at ADP!  B O A R D  G A M E S @ A D P.  B  O  A  R  D    G  A  M  E  S     A  T    A  L  P  H  A    D  E  L T  A    P  H  I.

That is all.

Date: Today, Wednesday the 30th
Time: 4-7:30pm
Place: Alpha Delt, 185 High St.
Cost: your soul
Links: Facebook