Category Archives: Events

Standing on Sacred Ground Film Screening and Symposium

Danil-SOSG-shadow1Covering 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: 

MIX Potluck @ 200 Church

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
Cost: Free

Tragical Mirth – A History of the Atlantic Ocean

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
Cost: Free

Film Series: Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip

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

Cinema CFPA: Channeling Pinchot

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
Cost: Free

Jacco Gardner, Featherwood Bee, and O Presidente at the WestCo Cafe

From Ethan Hill ’16:

AuralWes presents dutch psychedelic pop musician Jacco Gardner in the Cafe this Friday! Gardner just released an astonishingly beautiful debut record, The Cabinet of Curiosities, and he and his band are touring the States for the very first time this winter. His show here at Wesleyan will be his DEBUT U.S. APPEARANCE, so don’t miss this special evening!

NPR says: “Dutch multi-instrumentalist and producer Jacco Gardner’s debut album, Cabinet of Curiosities, offers a fresh take on the baroque pop sound of the 1960s. Gardner plays every instrument on the record except drums, and his studio acumen, command of instrumentation and sense of arrangement recall and update the kind of ornate songs orchestrated by groups like The Left Banke and The Zombies and producers like Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks.

BIG MOTH #3: Desert Music/Nestor Prieto Solo

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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

Punchline! Auditions

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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
Facebook? Here.
Xanga? Nope.
Xanga Unchained? Hopefully.

Two Nights of Higher Animals

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What are you doing? There’s music to be heard! Roberto Muller and the fine people at the Buttonwood Tree are bringing Higher Animals down to play, and if you miss them the first time, that’s alright! They’ll be at Wesleyan the very next night! Not to mention, some of our favorite Wes student bands are opening, so you really have no excuse not to be there at least one night, possibly both:

Friday, March 1st @ 8pm – Higher Animals with Robert Don ’15 and Grand
Cousin at The Buttonwood Tree.

Saturday, March 2nd @ 10:30 p.m. – Higher Animals with Carroll at BuHo.

Music and info at the Higher Animals website. Come shake yo’ booty!

Date: Friday, March 1st | Saturday, March 2nd
Time: 8 p.m. | 10:30 p.m.
Place: The Buttonwood Tree | Buddhist House
Cost: $10 adults/$5 Students, and free (pass the hat), respectively

TNGHT: TH JPNS, GRND CSN, JHNNY LV ND TH HRTMN T WSTC CF

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.]

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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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