Category Archives: Events

Sinkane & Dreamhost @ Eclectic

LwBz7ne

From Eric Lopez ’15:

The touring multi-instrumentalist for Of Montreal, Caribou and Yeasayer named Ahmed Gallab is coming to Wesleyan.

Opening is Wesleyan’s own DreamHost (Dylan Bostick ’13).

Come for the 80s beats.
Stay for the dancing.

Doors open at 9:30 p.m.
DREAMHOST at 10:00 p.m.
SINKANE at 10:45 p.m.

This is before TOP 40 so come out and dance!

Film Series: Black Narcissus

1947. UK. Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. With Deborah Kerr. 100 min.

A sisterhood of nuns setting up a convent in the Himalayas start to lose their composure when a short-shorts-clad Englishman drops by. Piety isn’t made easy with Powell and Pressburger gracefully exposing sublimated desire and turning the literally breathtaking scenery into a stage for mounting passion.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Wesleyan Body and Mind (WesBAM!) Promotional Week

Cardio_Kickboxing_17_0001

Renee Dunn ’14 wants you to keep those New Years’ Resolutions:

Want to take fitness classes? Want to try them for FREE?! Well, good news – WesBAM! is back and kicking off the semester with a week of free classes. Meet all of our awesome instructors and try any of our classes – whether it be Zumba, CardioKickboxing, Krav Maga, TurboKick, or one of our many yoga disciplines. All classes cater to beginners, and no prior experience or fitness level is required. Check out the Spring 2013 schedule, rates, class descriptions, instructor bios, and more on our website at wesBAM.weebly.com. Looking forward to seeing you in class! Check below the jump for a schedule…

Gowl, Weald, Misanthropic Noise, Spinach, and Stone Titan @ WestCo

Where in the world does Ashe Kilbourne ’14 find these bands!? I don’t know, but as featured in our winter concert preview, a whole buncha grindcore is going down in the Cafe tonight:

Have you ever wikipedia’d “grindcore?” HA that’s embarrassing! But now’s your chance to see it in action! Gowl, Weald, Misanthropic Noise, Spinach, and Stone Titan are all playing tonight (Saturday) in the Westco Café. If you hate slow music (or alternately you like slow music but want it to be more crushing), this will be the best. show. EVER.

Listen to Gowl here. It start on-time at 8, don’t be late!

Date: Saturday, February 2
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: WestCo Cafe
Cost: Free
Facebook: Link

Resonance Journal Submission Call

Khmer

Love East Asian culture? Zheyan Ni ’15 brings you a supes coolio opportunity:

Hey guys! Resonance Journal is now calling for submissions. Resonance is a yearly journal about East Asian culture, supported by the East Asian Studies department. You are welcome to submit your senior thesis, essays, book reviews, papers, photography, calligraphy, painting, etc…Anything related to East Asia will do! Thank you!

Please send your works to resonance(dot)wesleyan(at)gmail(dot)com. The deadline is Feb.22nd.

Deadline: Friday, February 22nd

Wesleyan Restoration Society Meeting

bobthebuilder Come join us Saturday the 2nd at Community Service House for Wesleyan:

Restoration Society’s first meeting and an afternoon of most certainly back-breaking labor! We’ll begin projects that will involve learning how to reupholster a vintage chair and repair and refinish an antique table. At the meeting we will talk about learning new techniques in furniture restoration and future ideas for the rest of the semester. No experience necessary, just a willingness to work with old furniture!

Date: Saturday, February 2nd
Time: 1:00 PM
Place: Community Service House

Christine Sun Kim: Self Notary Public

Holly Everett ’15 writes in with an amazing opportunity to take part in a workshop with and experience a conceptual project by deaf sound artist and composer Christine Sun Kim.  Just looking at the event’s sponsors (Sign House and the Music Department, among many others), you can tell that this is not something you’ll want to miss:

This Saturday join us for a two part event featuring Christine Sun Kim, a deaf sound artist and composer. Miss Kim investigates the visual manifestations of sound as an expression of her agency and ownership of it. In this new work, Self Notary Public, Christine presents “a conceptual attempt to legitimatize [her] presence through vocalizing.”

Workshop: 12 pm 41 Wyllys Room 114. Bring your brunch and your
questions.

Performance: 8 pm World Music Hall. FREE. Open to the public.

Repost: A Very Wesleying Recrootment

This is a repost of our fall recruitment post. Same rules apply. Our blog could be your life.

Hey, readers. Wesleying’s pretty low-staffed lately (update: just kidding, we have some underclassmen now), and to make matters worse, a whole bunch of us are graduating this coming May. So it goes. Wesleying underwent a pretty wild generational shift back in 2010, when Sheek exited and handed over the reigns, and as it finishes up its seventh academic year, it’s going to have to weather another one in 2013. That’s where you step in.

We bloggers exited the WiFi confines of our cyberspace existence yesterday in September to get some sunlight and schmooze in flesh-and-blood form at the Student Activities Fair. Frankly, it was pretty weird. People don’t really think of Wesleying as a group of humans, as normal students—we’re just a thing that’s out there, online. And it turns out there are a lot of freshmen reading. One girl bragged that Wesleying is pretty much why she applied ED. Another declared, “I’ve been reading this blog for so long, and I’m only a freshman!” Another claimed to have read every Wesleying post, which is pretty impressive, considering there are over 11,000. We’ll be materializing again tomorrow, and here’s your chance to keep the blog alive.

There’s a whole lot of text below the jump, so here’s the short of it: Wesleying is recruiting. We’ll be having a formal recruitment meeting tomorrow, February 2, at 3:30 p.m. in 41 Wyllys, Room 112. We’re looking for bloggers, journalists, writers, photographers, interviewers, social media types (help run our Twitter!), homespun Wes historians, videographers, internet addicts, Photoshop fiends, and web design wizards—whatever. Frosh especially welcome. If you love Wesleying and want to help make it the weird, irreverent, and colorful media space it has become—or if you just like blogging in your underwear—please stop by. In the immortal words of The Great Sheek, “All you need is Internet access, the ability to string sentences together coherently, and an interest in life at Wesleyan as it is, was, and might be.”

48 Hour Magazine Theme: Inside Out

AWESOME LAPRISCOPY PHOTO

From Benjamin Soloway ’13:

The 48 Hour Magazine submission period begins NOW. The theme of this issue is INSIDE OUT. We are looking for ANY form of writing, visual content, or film—especially materials created today. If you already have material that fits, send it in as well!

Submissions are due by midnight tonight to 48hourmag(at)gmail(dot)com. All submissions must include your name, class year, the title of the work, and preferably your phone number.

Here are some prompts to get you thinking:

Musical Mentoring Student Forum Info Session

guitarboat_main

Evan Scarlett ’14 has an opportunity you won’t want to miss (especially if you hate all the open Drop/Add class options):

Looking for a 4th class to fill your schedule? Not impressed with what still has open seats on Wesmaps? Like playing music and hanging out with kids?

This semester, Liza Reagan ’13 and I are leading a student forum called ”Musical Mentorship: A Service Learning Forum”. For an entire course credit, students who sign up will teach music lessons to kids in Middletown on a weekly basis and also attend class to discuss the relationship between music and development.

For those interested, there will be an information session held in the Music Studios lobby at 3:00 pm this Saturday.

Feel free to contact Liza at ereagan(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or myself at escarlett(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with any further questions.

Date: Saturday, February 2nd
Time: 3pm
Place: Music Studios lobby