Category Archives: Events

Beartrap, Consumption, Al Borland, Bakshi @ Westco Café

Speaking of hardcore, here’s yet another collection of frightening band names and equally intimidating concert fliers. Improve your vocabulary of the various ‘punks and ‘cores (+”dadviolence!?”) with Ashe Kilbourne ’14:

rippin music in the westco café on saturday march 2nd. Free, no id nonsense. you can come in at 8 (or earlier), music starting before 8:30 NEVER LATER

BEARTRAP - fastcore from mass

CONSUMPTION - hartford crust

Al BORLAND – dadviolence from ct

BAKSHI – they go here…

Date: Today, March 2
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: WestCo Cafe
Cost: Free

The Taste, Grand Cousin, and Molly Rocket & The Crooks @ PSI U

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Cam RahBar ’15 of PSI U says:

Come to Psi U this Saturday for some Grand Cousin, The Taste, and Molly Rocket & The Crooks! Check out the bands (in order of who’s playing on Saturday) below!

Molly Rocket & The Crooks:
Molly Balsam ’14 – lead vocals and piano
Lindsay Schapiro ’14 – backup vocals and harmonica
Atticus Swartwood ’14 – drums
Matt Gross ’15 - guitar
Ian Anderson ’14 – guitar
Robby Caplan ’14 – bass
Henry Peterson ’14 - tenor sax

Film Series: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

1976. USA. Dir: John Cassavetes. With Ben Gazzara. 135 min.

In a bid to save his seedy yet whimsical strip club, Gazzara undertakes the titular murder contract on a certain unlucky soul. The film careens through dim-lit, asynchronous stripteases and a dizzyingly exposed showdown, revealing a man’s mad desperation to pursue and protect the American Dream.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. 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

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

Liberating Education & Deschooling Anti-Austerity

Why are we in here and not out there? How can we reconcile the intellectual merits of the Academy with its role in perpetuating class divisions? What is the role of education in our daily lives and in society as a whole? Is struggling for need-blind enough, or do we need to go beyond offering “equal access” to alienating, repressive, and reactionary institutions?

If you’ve ever found yourself pondering these questions, this event on Saturday is a can’t-miss. Rumor has it a covert collaborator from inside the Wesleyan sociology department might make an appearance. Dan Fischer ’12 with the deets:

How can we defend our schools at the same time as we work to radically transform or even abolish them? This roundtable aims to find areas for collaboration between teachers’ union, student anti-austerity, deschooling, unschooling, horizontal pedagogy, and free school movements, among others.

12:00 – 12:30   Remarks by Daniel Long, Professor of Sociology
12:30 – 1:30     Schooling and Austerity: The Public School Dilemma
1:30 – 2:30       Unschooling: Opting Out and Overcoming Barriers to Access
                         or Resisting the Neoliberal Academy: Beyond Need Blind
2:30 – 3:30       The School-to-Prison Pipeline in CT
                         or Technology and Survelliance: Impacts on Schools
3:30 – 4:00        Open Discussion

“If we want to abolish prisons, then in a sense we’re going to have to abolish schools in the way they currently reproduce the prison and disciplinary technologies.” -Angela Davis

The Kindness of Strangers: A Thesis Production

PosterPosterFrom 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.
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Apply to join Second Stage Staff

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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
Contact: gholland(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

The Amazing Race: Wesleyan Edition

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Jacob Musinsky ’14 and the WSA Spirit and Events Committee want you to get cray this weekend:

Think you and your friends can outrun, outsmart, and outdo the rest in various activities? Think you know a lot about Wesleyan’s history and campus? Are you particularly good at particularly weird challenges? If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions, you are a perfect candidate for the Spirit and Events Committee’s THE AMAZING RACE: WESLEYAN EDITION.

The race works like this: each team gets a clue, follows it to a location, and completes a challenge. Once that challenge is completed, the team will get a clue leading them to a new location, and this continues for 7 stops. The clues test your knowledge of Wesleyan. The challenges test your knowledge of Wesleyan as well, but also test your ability to do stupid shit. The race will be both a good time and an intense battle.

Prizes (cash?) will be awarded, but only to the best of the best. THINK YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES? Emailjmusinsky[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with your team members and team name– team costumes are encouraged but not required. Submit your team by Friday, March 1st at 3pm.

Contact: jmusinsky(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Deadline:
 Friday, March 1

Desperate Measures 24 hour show promo

Mark Popinchalk ’13 and the rest of his fellow DM’ers have got your back, and they made a video to prove it: 

DM’s annual 24 hour long show is coming up. Friday at 9PM to Saturday at 9PM in The WestCo Lounge. Which hour will you be there for?

Date: Friday, March 1- Saturday, March 2
Time: 9 p.m.
Place: WestCo Lounge
Cost: nothing. well, caffeine if you want them to be funny in hour 23.