From Elizabeth Arslanoglou ’16:
Are you an international student? Are you facing difficulties in adapting to classes and social life at WES? Do you feel that your cultural norms are different from those in the US? Do you believe that there are many things you just don’t get here? Do you feel homesick? Do you want a group of people similar to you to talk to?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us in our New Mental Health Support Group, specifically focused on International Students. The group will be facilitated by trained students who will also be active participants in the discussion. We will be having weekly friendly conversations about issues that concern us, relative to our transition from other cultures into a US college campus. You are not the only one out there facing “culture shock” so come share your experiences and thoughts!
Date: February 23-May 11
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel Meditation Room
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)
Covering eight indigenous communities, Standing On Sacred Ground exposes threats to native peoples’ health, livelihood and cultural survival. In the U.S. and around the world, indigenous people defend human rights and restore the environment in their sacred places, the original protected areas. In a growing worldwide movement, their resistance provides the path to our common future.
Produced and directed by Christopher McLeod P’17. Narrated by Graham Greene (Oneida), with the voices of Tantoo Cardinal (Metis), Q’orianka Kilcher (Quechua), Rhoda Roberts (Bundjalung) and Luana Busby-Neff (Hawai`i).
Featuring Chief Oren Lyons (Onondaga), Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), and authors Barry Lopez and Satish Kumar.
Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Center for Film Studies, College of the Environment, Anthropology Department and Department of Religion
The schedule for the event follows after the jump:
Rebecca Wyzan ’15 offers free food and free puns:
Do you take your papusas with kimchi? Ever wonder why gumbo isn’t always made with Polish sausage? Don’t know why you should ever have to choose naan over injera? Is your idea of a well rounded meal enchiladas and sashimi? WE GOT YOU!
Come to the MIX Mixer (pun always intended) Potluck, bring delightfully and experimentally mixed cuisine (or not, you can just bring hummus), and mingle with some damn fine multiracial, multiethnic, and multicultural folks.
If you are interested in becoming more involved with MIX this semester or just want to know what we’re all about, drop by and show us some love!
Date: Today, March 1
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: 200 Church
Jenna Weinstein ’14 manages to combine your interests in the environment, maritime history, and puppets in one fell swoop:
Interested in environmental education and awareness? What about maritime history? Or better yet, PUPPETS?
Well then come see the first ever work-in-progress showings of “Tragical Mirth – A History of the Atlantic Ocean” TOMORROW and Saturday in the CFA Hall, to see how your three favorite things can all possibly exist in one engaging live performance.
Produced by Theater Department Artist in Residence Leslie Weinberg and her company Puppetsweat Theater, “Tragical Mirth” examines the history of the Atlantic Ocean and the human impact on environmental resources. Each performance will be followed by a talk-back session with the creators to discuss the themes and content of the show. The production explores performance as a medium for educating and inspiring action, so we need your feedback to create the most informative and powerful production we possibly can. Hope to see you there!
Dates: Tonight, March 1, and Tomorrow, March 2
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: CFA Hall
1982. USA. Dir: Joe Layton. With Richard Pryor. 82 min.
Pryor’s most successful stand-up film does not lack the characteristic boldness of his brand of comedy. Rather, confronting issues like racism and drug abuse – even recounting the time he set himself on fire while freebasing cocaine – lends the film its scale, drama, and cinematic vibrancy.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5
Miranda Linsky ’15 wants to teach you about forestry:
Come watch the first episode of the Forest Service Centennial film, The Greatest Good, which looks at the conservation movement and the growth of forests and forestry in the early 20th century!
The film runs about an hour. Afterwards, enjoy **REFRESHMENTS** and add your voice to a warm discussion about protecting and stewarding forests and parks in Connecticut and America.
Meet at the Center for Community Partnerships (Allbritton 3rd floor) at 5:45 pm! Transportation is provided.
Please email wescfpa(at)gmail if you have any questions or would like to be added to the mailing list for future events.
Date: Today, March 1
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 16 Meriden Road, Rockfall, CT 06481
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
You may recall that Punchline! had auditions like a while ago but there was only one day because snow and we kept saying we’d totally have ONE MORE DAY of auditions to make up for that.
Well, Punchline!, the comedy collective that cried auditions, is finally making good on that promise. ONE MORE DAY. This is your last chance to come show us your stuff and by that we mean your comedy. Let’s do this thang.
Come with 2-3 minutes of prepared material, an anecdote, monologue, series of jokes your friends laugh at, or a more traditional “set.” Something funny, basically.
Date: Tomorrow (Friday), March 1
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Place: Fisk 101
Xanga Unchained? Hopefully.