Category Archives: Events

Apply to Teach Kindergarten Kickstart

Magic-School-Bus

If the word “teach” is in the title, you can be sure what follows is from Resident Educationisto Andy Ribner ’14:

Interested in teaching preschool this summer? Apply to teach Kindergarten Kickstart!

This innovative, five-week summer pre-k program employs Wesleyan students to teach high-need students who need an extra boost before their kindergarten year. This year, we will have sites working with students going to Macdonough and Farm Hill.

For more information, see the application here, or feel free to contact Sydney Lewis ’14 (salewis@wes), Taylor Deloach ’13(tdeloach@wes), and Andy Ribner ’14 (aribner@wes).

Applications are due April 5!

Contact: kickstartct(at)gmail(dot)com
Deadline: Friday, April 5th, 2013.
Application: Right over here.

Film Series: Sunset Boulevard

1950. USA. Dir: Billy Wilder. With Gloria Swanson, William Holden. 110 min.

When your narrator is introduced face-down in a Hollywood swimming pool, you can rightfully expect equal parts fatalism and pitch-black satire. A broke screenwriter on the run hides out with a forgotten silent-movie queen, while she slips into dangerous delusion. Wilder’s eerie tinsel-town tale proves that before MULHOLLAND DRIVE, there was SUNSET BOULEVARD.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Wave Envy & So Many Other Bands @ Buho

Noah Rush ’14 wants you to come celebrate Spring with this lineup:

Wave Envy
O-Face
Three Piece Bikini
Hyperinflation
Let’s Party Hats! Hats! Hats!

Wave Envy and O-Face come from another liberal arts college and play fun fun fun music.

Three Piece Bikini are formerly and possibly still Sweater Puppies.

Hyperinflation is noise and experimentation, come join them if you see Ben Guilmette ’15 somewhere in person.

Let’s Party Hats! Hats! Hats! has a new song for you.

Date: Tonight, March 29th
Time: 9:30 PM
Place: Buddhist House
Cost: Nothing

WeSLAM and QueerWes Present: The Short Poem Slam (feat. Cam and Sam)

cam and sam blue

WeSLAM, Wesleyan’s premiere slam-poetry organization, is back from spring break with a tan, a shorter attention span, and an illegally obtained case of PBR. So y’all best prep yourselves for our second-ever Short Poem Slam:

The rounds will go like this:

  • 1st round: 1 minute poem 
  • 2nd round: 30 second poem 
  • 3rd round: 15 second poem (Haikus Are Totes Kosher For Pesach) 

But that’s not all. The incredibly talented and prolific Cam Awkward-Rich ’11 and Sam Sax, also known as the Gay Pride Poetry Tour, will be featuring with an earth-shatteringly hilarious, devastating, and mindblowing set of poems that are sure to knock your socks off (to say the least).

Lotsa Matzah Brei

Give Bubbe a kiss. There you go.

Bubbe - Latkes

You poor thing, you’re starved. All skin and bones. College isn’t feeding you enough. C’mon, eat a little more. Here, I got some still in the oven— you like that matzah brei? I know you do. Plenty more where that came from.

Still have room for more? Rebecca Koppel ’14 wants you to have a proper Passover, just like at Bubbe’s:

Come to the Bayit this Saturday from 11-2 to help make (or just help eat) lotsa matzah brei. If you’ve never been to a Jewish event at Wesleyan before, this is a great time to start! If you’ve been to more Jewish events at Wesleyan than you can count, this is a great time to continue! If you don’t know what matzah brei is, come and try it! Come whenever you can and stay for 5 minutes or for all 3 hours!

If the front door isn’t open, come around to the back and knock on the kitchen door.

Date: Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Place: The Bayit
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Cost: As free as the Jews after they crossed the Red Sea!

Precision Ensemble Spring Show: Can’t Get Enough

Precision

From Stellar Levy ’15 who is in this performance but is in a chair the whole time because she fractured her foot a month ago:

Come see Precision Ensemble dance in their annual spring performance! It’s exciting to watch and FREE FREE FREE so you have no excuse. Plus Barry White will make an appearance.

Performance Dates:

March 29th 7:00pm and 9:00pm

March 30th 8:00pm

Tickets will be available the day of the shows at the box office and at the door.

Date: Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30
Time: 7 and 9 p.m. on Friday, 8 p.m. on Saturday
Place: ’92 Theater
Cost: FREE
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#YOZO: Zammuto, Snowblink, The Japanese @ Eclectic

If you read our winter concert forecast (cloudy with a chance of Delicate Steve), you’ll recall the short bit we included about Zammuto:

Zammuto is the solo project of guitarist/vocalist Nick Zammuto of the generally inimitable Books, who called it quits a year ago. Zammuto features that same glitchy, wildly inventive cut-and-paste aesthetic, but more vocal-oriented and less emphasis on bizarre spoken word samples. (If you don’t know The Books, stop what you’re doing and watch this video.)

Guess what, homedrones? Winter’s over, and that means Zammuto is bringing his powers of freak experimental wizardry THIS SATURDAY to ECLECTIC for a FREE CONCERT that is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Jesse “Skeevy on the Radio” Brent ’13 with the crucial deets:

Lunch Cult/ The Ne’er Dowells/ The Micks @ Westco

blaise concertBlaise ’16 wants you to come to this awesome concert:

A mix of Maine and Brooklyn based bands! Lunch Cult is from Portland, Maine and the band of future Wes student Luke MacDonald. “Comedy routine disguised as punk rock band. blow-fi.” The Ne’er Dowells are a Brooklyn band lead by the audacious Gio Escobar. Technically developed fun indie rock woo. The Micks are also based in BK are lead by John Walsh of New Paltz college. Lunch Cult are fun moshy, rock with anthem-y tunes that you will like. COME AND MOSH AND SING

Date: March 30, 2013
Time:9:00 PM
Place: Westco Cafe
Cost: Free

Apply to join Second Stage Staff

second stage

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