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War for February: A Staged Reading

War For February PosterStage Manager of the Year candidate Hannah Rimm ’15 writes in with an appropriately-titled play.  Because the month we are in is also in the name of the show:

Come see a staged reading of War For February, a new play by Tess Jonas ’15.

Directed by Sivan Battat ’15
Stage Managed by Hannah Rimm ’15

Cast: Eva Ravenal ’15Grace Nix ’15, Helen Handelman ’16Matt Krakaur ’14Roxie Pell ’15Sarah Woolf  ’16, and Zach Libresco ’13.

Special credit to Gabe Gordon ’15 and Mel Hsu ’13.

Friday February 22 and Saturday February 23, 8 p.m., Fayerweather Theater Studio.

Seating is limited and this performance is NOT ticketed so arrive
early to get seats!

Date: Tonight, Feb. 22, and Feb. 23
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Fayerweather 106
Cost: FREE DOLLARS

The New School, Siren, and Sky Bars at BuHo

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From Raechel Rosen ’15:

Come check out all these poppin bands with sassy female singers!!!

THE NEW SCHOOL: Wesleyan’s newest hip-hop group, a fusion of contemporary jazz harmonies with classic backbeat grooves and fresh phrase logics.

SIREN: AKA The Bee Gees

SKY BARS: Let me be your stimulation
I could be your occupation
Work you like a 9 to 5
Plus put it that over time

Date: Tonight, Feb 22
Time: 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Place: Buddhist House
Cost: Free
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Film Series: No Country for Old Men

2007. USA. Dir: Ethan & Joel Coen. With Javier Bardem. 122 min.

A stalwart hunter tries to make off with a million dollars in cash, but finds himself trailed by a mop-headed, bolt gun-wielding hitman – one terrifying force of nature who is definitely not your “friendo.” The Coens’ tense, nihilistic modern Western provides a good approximation of staring death in the eyes (and poorly coiffed hair).
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Goodnight, TX @ Earth House

goodnight_texasOliver James ’14 brings you tidings of great joy:

Goodnight, TX a super duper mellifluous alumni string band returns to Earth House by popular demand. Means only one thing: get here early and stay late.

Their website has a very friendly url.

Date: Friday, February 22nd
Time: 9:30 pm
Place: Earth House
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Second Stage Presents: Gruesome Playground Injuries

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Second Stage always seems to know what you want to do with your weekend.  From Brett Keating ’15:

Come see Rajiv Joseph’s darkly comedic study of friendship and compassion in this love story written in the scars.

Tickets are available for free at the Wesleyan box office on the day of the performance. Shows are expected to sell out, so get them early.

Starring: Willa Beckman ’15, Reiss Clauson-Wolf ’13, Ali Goldberg ’15Sara Guernsey ’15, Philip Halin ’15, Mark Popinchalk ’13, Linsin Smith ’16, and Richie Starzec ’14.

Written by Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Brett Keating ’15
Stage managed by Sam Melvin ’13

Please note: This production contains sensitive material relating to self-harm.

Date: Thursday, February 21st – Saturday, February 23rd
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: ’92 Theater
Cost: Free while supplies last!
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Coffeehouse Open Mic Night Feat. Cliff Chase

WORDS WITH FRIENDSHere’s a chill opportunity for this Friday night from the English Majors Committee:

The English Majors Committee presents its second Open Mic, headlined by beloved writer and professor Clifford Chase!

Come read selections for your poetry, short stories, plays, and any other creative works. Fictional and nonfiction welcome. This event is open to the public, not just for English majors. Come to perform, or just come to listen, or just come for the coffee. Come one, come all.

Sign-ups for reading slots are available here. Alternatively, you can also come a few minutes early on Friday to sign up.

Cliff Chase is a writer whose work knows no bounds, crosses over from nonfiction to fiction and back. Chase is the author of Winkie, a novel challenging contemporary America through a teddy bear accused of terrorism. The Hurry-Up Song, meanwhile, is a memoir weaving together the lives of two gay brothers and detailing the pain of one’s eventual loss.

Learn more about the English Majors here.

Date: TOMORROW, Friday, February 22nd
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Downey House Lounge, 294 High Street
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WESU Concert Series: The Stepkids, Sidewalk Dave, Featherwood Bee

Like rock? Psych pop? Stepchildren? Jesse “Jesse & Brent” Brent ’13 has great news:

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We’re kicking off our concert series with a bomb-ass show! The Stepkids, hailing from Bridgeport and signed to Stones Throw Records (J Dilla), are bringing their audiovisual spectacular to the Memorial Chapel this Friday night, supported by New Haven/Brooklyn rocker Sidewalk Dave and Wesleyan’s own Featherwood Bee. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Learn more on our website and join the Facebook event. What up, CT!

What: The Stepkids/Sidewalk Dave/Featherwood Bee
Date: Friday, February 22
When: Doors 7:30; Featherwood Bee 8:00; Sidewalk Dave 8:45; The Stepkids 10:00
Where: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free
Who can attend: Everyone
Bring: Dancing shoes; white shirts. (You’ll see why.)

Playing God: The Ultimate Addiction featuring Rami Shapiro

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Courtesy of Rabbi David Teva:

You’re not who you think you are. You’re not who other people think you are. In fact who you really are can’t be “thought” at all. And yet we continue to live our lives as if we were God; as if we were in control; as we were free to set and secure our destiny. The truth is otherwise, and the truth will set you free. Join as he pulls the curtain back from the Great and Terrible Wizard of Self to reveal a little ego with a large megaphone. He will offer practical spiritual advice on how to live holistically and intentionally in a chaotic world. Free Indian Food!

Date: Friday, February 22
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108
Cost: Free

Second Contra Dance of the Semester

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From Veronica Lumbantoruan ’15:

As we plunge deeper into the semester, it’s time to let go of our woes
and worries about our classes for a few hours. Come on out to Beckham
Hall to contra dance the night away! There will be a beginner’s lesson
at 7:30 but no experience needed. You can bring your whole hall or
come alone and meet new people!

Caller: Sarah VanNorstrand
Music: Last Exit – with Ross Harriss, Christopher Jacoby, and Doug
Healey

Snacks and water are provided!

Date: Friday, February 22
Time: 8-11 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: F-F-F-Freeeeeee

Kaffee und Kuchen at German Haus

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Eliza Loomis ’15
brings you this message from Heidi the cross-eyed opossum, a nationally revered figure in Germany:

Think you might want to live in German Haus?

Do you have an undying affection for words with upwards of 60 letters? (Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz, am I right?!)

Do you have a tortured relationship with Sigmund Freud (not to mention your mother)?

Do you think wurst is actually…the best?

Then come to Kaffee und Kuchen this Friday from 5-6 PM at German Haus and check us out! We’ll talk about the application process, what it’s like to live in the house, and answer any questions.

Date: Friday, February 22
Time: 5-6 PM
Place: German Haus (65 Lawn Ave.)