Category Archives: Events

WestCo Disco

Michael Vaughan ’16 wants you to shake ‘all that:’

The Westco Disco aims to bring a sexy, sweaty, underground night club to the basement of WestCo. Wesleyan DJs will be spinning dance music in the Westco Cafe from 10pm to 2am. Come dance. All. Night. Long.

Time: 10PM to 2AM
Place: WestCo Cafe

Beta Theta Pi Rush BBQ


From Joey Amendola ’16:

Come join the brothers of Beta Theta Pi for their first rush event. No commitment necessary, just some free BBQ and some information about us.

Date: Fri, Sept 6
Time: 6-8 pm
Place: 184 High St
Cost: FREE

Writers, Graphic Designers, and Environmentalists Needed for GreenScene

environmentalismFrom the super green Isabel Stern ’14:

The Wesleyan GreenScene is an environmental newsletter put out by Wesleyan’s Environmental Organizer’s Network (EON). It includes all the comings and goings of environmental groups on campus, as well as news, events, articles, and pictures! If you are interested in helping design, edit, or write for GreenScene, or you are just interested in learning more about Wesleyan’s environmental scene, email Katy Hardt or Isabel Stern for more information! Help spread the word!

Deadline: Friday, September 27th
Interested? Email: Katy Hardt at khardt(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Isabel Stern at istern(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Post-Orientation Comedy Combo Show (TONIGHT)

Combo Show Poster TemplateCome see every comedy group perform live tonight at 7:30pm in the Nics Lounge! All groups will also be announcing their auditions, which are imminent!

  • Desperate Measures: short-form improv
  • Gag Reflex: long-form improv
  • Lunchbox: sketch comedy
  • New Teen Force: long-form improv
  • Punchline: stand-up comedy
  • Vocal Debauchery: a-cappella + sketch comedy

WHERE?: Nics Lounge.

WHEN?: TONIGHT at 7:30pm.

SHOULD I BRING A FRIEND?: Bring all your friends.

Film Series: Wet Hot American Summer

2001. USA. Dir: David Wain. With Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler. 97 min.

Send summer off with a bang! A rag-tag group of counselors face the last day of camp in this noveau cult favorite with a loaded ensemble cast. Nostalgic spoofing meets sheer absurdity as the hackneyed cliches of “summer love” give way to full-on sexual odysseys and talking cans of vegetables.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.


mash_logoInspired by Fete de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, THE MASH is a day of music that highlights Wesleyan’s student music scene. Student bands on three stages at Olin, WestCo and Butterfield Courtyard from 2pm to 5pm; then food and music from 5pm to 7pm on Andrus Field.

Click past the jump for the day’s full schedule:

Tashlikh – Eco-Nature Walk


From Britt Duncan ’15:

Join us for an afternoon of tranquility as we stroll from the Bayit to Harbor Park on the Connecticut River. During Tashlikh, we engage in a ritual to start the new year of 5774 from a place of wholeness.

Contemplate the year that has passed and start anew by the river.

Please meet at the Bayit (near the corner of Church and High Street), 4PM, on Friday, September 6th.

All are welcome.

Date: Fri, Sept 6
Time: 6 pm
Place: The Bayit

Audition for BROADCAST


From Dylan Zwickel ’14:

Broadcast is an exciting new musical by Nathan Christensen and Scott Murphy that was workshopped at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Music Theater Conference this past summer. If you’ve ever wanted to be a musical theater hipster (because let’s be real, who doesn’t want that?) and be in an AMAZING show before most of the rest of the world even knows it exists, now is your chance.

Though set at the time of the invention of radio, Broadcast is a remarkably relevant look at the role technology plays in communication. A cast of five men and three women will explore how this incredible innovation empowered, inspired, rescued, and destroyed
the relationships of 30 historical and fictional characters.

Oh, and the music is ridiculously beautiful. If you don’t believe me, come find me and I’ll play a demo track for you. It’ll make you want
to audition, I promise.

Auditions will be held on Friday 9/6 from 5pm-8pm and Saturday 9/7 from 12pm-3pm in the Jones Room (TST 101), and callbacks will be Sunday 9/8 from 1pm-4pm, also in the Jones Room. Please come prepared with 16 bars of a song. Come when you can and you can leave when your audition is over.

The show will go up December 5-7.

Feel free to email the director, Dylan (szwickel[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or comment with any questions!

Date: Sept 6 and 7
Time: 5 pm
Place: Jones Room

U.S.L.A.C Meeting


From Leah Bakely ’16:

U.S.L.A.C, Wesleyan’s United Student Labor Action Coalition, wants you! We work with Wesleyan’s sub-contracted workers (the lovely people that clean your dorms and houses, Bon Appetit employees etc.) to, among other things, listen to and act on the concerns of these workers and raise awareness about their existence on our campus. Recently problems have arisen between Sun Services (the company that employs our janitors), the University, the janitors and their union primarily regarding their unreasonable workloads and their recent reorganization. If these problems seem concerning to you or if you’d just like to hang out with some really cool people in the U.O.C, come to our meetings!

Date: Fri, Sept 6
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Place: University Organizing Center (U.O.C) 190 High Street

Comedy Combo Show

comedy groups

From Taylor Goodstein ’14:

Do you like comedy? Are you maybe thinking about joining a comedy group but you want to know what Wes has to offer? Do you have a free hour and half between the hours of 7:30 and 9 on Friday? Then you should come to the Comedy Combo Show!!

At the show, you’ll see Punchline members perform stand-up in between the improv acts of short-form group Desperate Measures, long-form, free-form group New Teen Force, and long-form, Armando performing Gag Reflex (say that five times fast). Also, catch the sketch comedy of Lunchbox and the a capella sketch combination brought by Vocal Debauchery. If you are interested in doing comedy at Wes, all groups will also be announcing their audition times!

Show starts at 7:30. Buffet starts at never.

Date: Friday, 9/6
Time: 7:30-9pm
Location: Nics Lounge