Zia Grossman-Vendrillo ’15 writes in:
TRAGIKINGDOM: A Medieval Skapopera (ska-pop-opera)
Set roughly within the 5th and 15th century, TRAGIKINGDOM weaves the tale of forbidden and feudal love between a queen and a revolutionary serf to the musical stylings of No Doubt’s 1995 album Tragic Kingdom.
We are looking for singers, dancers, actors, jesters, and fools of all
types and backgrounds to audition to be part of this concert
Auditions will be from 4:30-6 on Wed, Jan 28 in the East Room
& Thurs, Jan 29 in the Jones Room
Callbacks will be Sat, Jan 31
Date: January 28th-29th
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM
Place: East Room (Wednesday) and Jones Room (Thursday)
Some activism with your coffee in light of recent events, from Samara Ressler ’13:
Want to have a say in immigration reform? Want to make sure legislation passed takes into account human rights? Come write a letter to congress members on Thursday night outside Espwesso from 9-11 and let your voice be heard.
There will be a 25-cent drink discount for the first 50 people who write letters!
Date: Tonight, February 28th
Place: Outside Espwesso
Cost: -25 cents, possibly
There will be another concert by graduate students in the music department tonight on Brainerd. Information below:
Set 1: Nestor Prieto – electronics
Nestor: “A live improvised set using my collection of hand-made and circuit-bent electronics that include: the Maxim’s three-oscillator NAND synth, an Atari Punk Console (stepped tone generator), a circuit-bent Stylophone, a circuit-bent Gakken SX 150 analog synth, the Curious George delay unit (based on the PT2399 echo/delay IC), and the Lord Shiva circuit-bent chorus/tremolo unit.”
Fun for all ages.
Set 2: Desert Music
Sam Dickey – guitar, Jocelyn Pleasant – percussion
Desert Music is a project focused on the music of the southern Sahara. With serpentine melodies and a wide variety of hypnotic, cyclical rhythms, this is music for dancing, meditating, or just listening.
Date: Today, Thursday, February 28
Time: 10:30 PM
Place: 49 Brainerd Avenue
Cost: Some sort of a donation
From Haikal Ramadhan ’16:
For those of you who would like to experience the culture from a land far away: Now you can immerse yourself in the beautiful culture from the island of Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian Society at Wesleyan (Indonesyan) invites you to dance Kecak at Mabuhay this April.
Kecak is a form of traditional Balinese dance and musical, often performed after sunset as a way to narrate the story of Indian epic, Ramayana, thus this performance is also known as Ramayana Monkey Chant. No experience required. No audition. Better yet, you will be sitting for most of the time!
P.S. If you are interested in joining but not able to make it to the first meeting, just send an email to hramadhan[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Date: Tonight, February 28
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Fayerweather Dance Studio
Whr th vwls t? drn “Jpns Blnd” DFntn ’13 xplns:
This is it. The show you never thought would happen. Three bands. That you have probably heard of but never seen. Return. To. Campus. Period. [Click pic for short version of this.]
The Japanese resurface after nearly two years of conducting subterranean experiments. The last time you saw them, they opened for Lightning Bolt during Insanity Weekend ’11. Now they’re back together for the first time. Again. Watch their super-NSFW vid here, and come ready to party/die.
Grand Cousin changes names like that girl from your high school on Facebook. Whatever you call them, they play rock and/or roll and want you to come see them. Robby “Ronald” Caplan ’14 (bass), Evan “Que Lastima” Low ’14 (drums), and Henry “Seed” Hall ’14 (vox/tar) promise it will be “the fun.”
Johnny Love and the Heartmen have (has?) never played at WestCo Café, and you won’t want to miss them (him?). “Equal parts dulcet and abrasive, his gloomy baritone will inspire everyone, be they big or fat or nothing at all. He truly is one of the last great geniuses.” #startedfromthebottom
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From Leah Rosen ’14:
Come see “The Kindness of Strangers”, a senior thesis performance by Emily Hunt ’13!
The Kindness of Strangers is a solo performance exploring the psychological journey of an actress struggling to find herself in the infamous character of Blanche Dubois (A Streetcar Named Desire). Konstantin Stanislavski’s and Bertolt Brecht’s philosophies and methodologies of theater, in particular, will be closely examined in relation to cognitive dissonance–how does one rationalize acting as a different person, a universal form of deception in the normal world, as “moral” on the stage?
Seating is very limited, so get there early! Run time is approximately 40 minutes.
Dates and Times:
- Thursday, February 28th, 8pm
- Friday, March 1st and Saturday, March 2nd, 7pm and 9pm
Place: ’92 Theater
Cost: Free! Tickets available day of at the box office.
Indian food, guys! Indian Food! From Simoneil Sarbh ’13:
Come watch Monsoon Wedding and eat some delicious free Indian food in Usdan B25 sponsored by IIMPACT INDIA! Cause like why not?
Date: Thursday, February 28th
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Usdan B25
Cost: Net gain of Indian food
Ana Clare Smith ’15 wants you to know:
Husk Tusk, with Sam Long ’12 and Howe Pearson ’12, are coming back to the motherland, and particularly back to Farm House this Thursday. Check out what they have been up to. Opening for them are Friendship Marathon, and Petunia. The show starts at 9:30, and Farm House is located across the street from Indian Hill, on Vine and Wash. More scoop here on the facebooks. See ya’ there!
Date: Thursday, February 28
Time: 9:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Place: Farm House
You know those guys who put up a new, student-produced, student-run show pretty much every single weekend of the year? Jenna Robins ’13 wants to bring you into that world of acclaim and admiration:
Have you ever wanted to be a part of the oldest student theater group in the country? Produce a whole lot of really great theater? Be young, friendly, and attractive? Have keys to the ’92?
Now’s your chance! Starting today, Second Stage is accepting applications to join our staff! Duties include meetings every Monday, setting up risers most Wednesdays, representing Second Stage at shows on weekends, and striking shows most Saturday nights.
Please contact Grace Herman Holland (gholland(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) or any member of Second Stage staff for an application or with questions. Applications are due Sunday March 31st at 11:59 pm. Contact information is available on our website.
Deadline: By Sunday, March 31st, 2013
Place: ’92 Theater/ Second Stage email inboxes
From Andrew Trexler ’14 comes an opportunity to spend some cozy-time with President Roth tomorrow at noon, before this weekend’s Board of Trustees meeting:
I am writing to invite you to participate in a new form of student engagement with President Michael Roth and the Board of Trustees. Over the past several months, I have worked with the President’s Office to organize a face-to-face discussion with the President on an open question about Wesleyan’s future direction, shape, and character. Board meetings (in which WSA representatives participate) usually address one such question, and this time around I am pleased to announce that the question is also being posed to the student body as a whole.
President Roth’s question:
We often talk about the scholar-teacher model as being at the heart of Wesleyan’s educational experience. I believe very strongly that much of the work that our faculty do to advance their own fields makes their teaching sharper and more vital. But not all research finds its way into the classroom, and at many universities there is a strong feeling that research serves some larger cultural good — not just the good of the students. This is much less true at most liberal arts colleges. Many professors at institutions that value research express that they want time “to do their own work,” and this often means work that serves their disciplines, not (necessarily) the university.