Category Archives: Events

Audition for WesFlix Short Films

imageFrom Ariel Jacobson ’15:

This semester, the Sophomore Film Coalition (WESFLIX) will be producing 10 short films that need YOUR pretty little faces. So, if you ever had the dream of being captured by the moving image or if you just wanna help out some awesome aspiring filmmakers come on over and show us whatchya got! NO PREVIOUS ACTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

For any questions please contact Rizky Rahadianto ’15 at rrahadianto(at)wes.

Date: Today, February 17th
Time: 4-7pm
Place: Usdan 136

Program House Hopping Day

Pictured: not a Wesleyan program house.

Pictured: not a Wesleyan program house.

Ariane Turley ’15 embarks upon a lucrative career in real estate dealership:

Want to learn more about cooking, writing or Middle Eastern culture? Come by to Full House, Writing House and Turath House tomorrow during House Hopping Day to participate in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win free movie tickets!

Date: Today, February 17
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Place: Full/Writing House (202 Wash), Turath House (73 Pearl Str)
Cost: Free

French Hall Brunch

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From David Mai ’15:

Come to French Hall this Sunday to enjoy a tasty French brunch: crepes, pancakes, coffee and tea. Come chill with French Hall residents and learn what’s it to live on the hall!

Date: Tomorrow, February 17th
Time: 11:30 am – 2 pm
Place: French Hall (Nics 7 basement)
Cost: None

Spring Dance Auditions (Take Two!)

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From my roommate and friend Stellar Levy ’15 and her dlf (dance lady friend) Tess Jonas ’15:

Spring Dance Auditions have been rescheduled! HOORAY. Hopefully this time there won’t be another blizzard… You know the drill:

Love to dance? Never Danced before? Want credit for dancing? Want to be part of student choreography? Want to help out the dance majors? Want to perform in the ’92? Want to make friends?

If you are at all interested in any of these things, come audition for Spring Dance! No experience necessary, just come ready to move.

Come to EITHER session one from 5:00-6:00 pm, OR session two from 6:15-7:15 pm.

Leaves of Green / O Presidente / Blackbird & the Cherry Tree @ Earth House

From Our Dear Leader Zach Schonfeld ’13:

Describing themselves as “a band with a penchant for falsetto,” Leaves of Green is a quartet of NYU students (two of whom hail from the bustling metropolis that is Chappaqua, NY). “Caving In” is a pretty solid indicator of their sonic depth, which ranges from ethereal post-rock to driving indie-rock to a thick, dramatic climax. And yes, there’s a falsetto. According to NYU Local (motto: “The Wesleying of NYU”) (not really), they’re great live, too.

O Presidente is a noo-wop / bro-fi / tropicália band based out of San Francisco and Wesleyan University. Last month, they released their debut full length album, Clube de Futebol, which tastemakers have called “an entertaining, rocking, and even sometimes crooning record” and “very, very good.” Check out their jock jamz at this link. According to esteemed musicologist Alexia Nazarian ’13, “O Presidente makes me want to get in a kiddie pool and splash around.” [Gabe recently wrote a review of O Presidente's music, check it out at this link.]

Blackbird and the Cherry Tree is a collaboration between Jess Best ’14 and Mel Hsu ’13. With a cello holding down the bass and the keys building a bluesy core, the duo’s razor-sharp harmonies pull you into a place as sweet as it is wild. Sam Friedman ’13 and Mark Bennett ’13 often join them on stage to fill out the sound with dirty harmonica and hard-hitting drums. Although this band is all about groove, don’t expect to get too comfortable because the storm is never far off.

Submit to Metis

From Julia Bond ’13:

Metis is the Wesleyan Undergraduate Journal of Classical Studies. We accept any work related to Classics and can be rendered in 2D. This includes papers, photos, artwork, poetry, translations, and any other Classics-themed creative work. Consider submitting your work from last spring semester, this past fall, or any work you’ve done here at Wesleyan related to Classics.

We’re looking for a wide variety of pieces, so even if you are not sure if it is appropriate for the journal please send it anyway! If you have questions or if you’re interested in getting involved with Metis beyond submissions, email jbond(at)wes. The submission deadline is February 28, 2013.

Submit to: wesleyanmetis(at)gmail.

Contact: wesleyanmetis(at)gmail
Deadline:
 February 28

Pyxis Call for Submissions: “Memory”

wordcloud_memory_finalClaire Seoin Choi ’13 is calling all writers and artists:

“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” — Marcel Proust

What does it mean to remember, or to forget? In his chef d’oeuvre In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust questions how one remembers and accesses memory. Proust, however, is not alone in this exploration. Many other scholars have delved into the topic of memory and investigated its importance in social organization, historical construction, and personal and group narratives. This semester, Pyxis invites you to contribute your academic work on this theme. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

How do we express memory in literature, in visual form, in performance? How do the stories we tell ourselves–through narratives, myths, or collective memories–structure the world around us? How is memory constructed, recorded, represented, manipulated?

EcoMusic Competition

From Sewon Kang ’14:

Calling all environmentally conscious & musically gifted friends!

Submit to an EcoMusic competition hosted by COE, Music, and CFA that centers around environmental issues/themes seen in the exhibition FOOD-WATER-LIFE, currently in the Zilkha Gallery. We are looking for proposals for creative and passionate music that addresses these issues so please consider submitting! You could win $200!!! YAY! Proposals due 3/1/13.

See below for guidelines.

Survey: Classical Musicians and Improvisation

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Nathan Shane ’13 wants to pick your brain about music:

If you have learned classical music at some point in your life, or you are learning it now, then please take this survey! By conducting this survey, I hope to gather information for my undergraduate thesis, the topic of which is improvisation in classical music education. I will ask you questions about your music education, music in your life today, and your thoughts on improvisation. If you have 30 minutes, I would appreciate your participation a lot!

Here’s the link to the survey.

Contact: nwshane(at)wes
Deadline: February 28