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)
From Yiyang Wang ‘ 15:
Saint Rich is the new project from 1/2 of Delicate Steve.
Pastoral rock and lawlessness
Verdigrls plays sad girl tunes and sometimes covers Daft Punk
Come through if you wanna.
Date: November 2, 2013
Time: 10 pm – 12 am
Place: WestCo Cafe
Ford Fellow Piers Gelly ’13 sends us this, but I’m too tired to think of something witty to say in this line and am just going to end it with a colon after this word:
Bring a short piece of writing (you own or someone else’s) and learn
how to turn that text into a beautiful printed work. Halloween-related
texts are extremely welcome but not required.
Please email pgelly[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions.
Date: TODAY, Thursday, October 31
Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Place: CFA Lab
From Helen Handelman ’16:
Come see Alan Ball’s wonderful play “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”!
Directed by Gwendolyn Rosen ’15
Stage Managed by Helen Handelman ’16 and Rachel Kaly ’17
Thursday, 10/31 at 8PM
Friday, 11/1 at 8PM
Saturday, 11/2 at 8PM
in the Downey House Lounge.
Show will be first come, first served–so arrive half an hour early to get a seat! (NO TICKETS WILL BE NEEDED)
CAST (In order of appearance)
Frances – Alison Goldberg
Meredith – Annie Cooperstone
Trisha – Connie Des Marais
Georgeanne – Jessica Wolinsky
Mindy – Rebecca Hutman
Tripp – Conor Boughton
Sponsored by Second Stage.
Date: October 31st, November 1st & 2nd
Time: 8PM – 10PM
Place: Downey House Lounge
2001. Spain/Mexico. Dir. Guillermo del Toro. With Marisa Paredes. 106 min.
A boy sent off to a remote orphanage in Spain discovers the remnants of a horrible tragedy that still lingers behind creaking doors and lonely corridors. Before the success of Pan’s Labyrinth, del Toro tapped into the horrors of the Spanish Civil War with a chilling and hauntingly lyrical ghost story.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.
Straight from Ronnie Alvarado ’15:
Did you pretend that you were a knight when you were little? Do you love King Arthur or secretly listen to Gregorian chants? Think that the Crusades are really awesome? Then come to the Medieval Studies Open House this Thursday at noon!
Learn about the courses offered in this amazing interdisciplinary major and enjoy free pizza!
Date: October 31st
Time: 12PM – 1PM
Place: Downey House Lounge
1974. USA. Dir: Tobe Hooper. With Marilyn Burns. 83 min.
Five teens road-tripping through isolated backcountry pick up a creepy hitchhiker, run low on gas, wander into a creepy old farmhouse…needless to say it ends messily. Be thankful that this influential yet truly disturbing film (and its acolytes) taught you the warning signs so well.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.
Anya Morgan ’14 wants you to celebrate Halloween mindfully:
Come join us for a spooky fusion class in which we will be doing a yoga warm up with Anya & working up to learning the Thriller dance from Ally! All you need to bring is your own corpse! (& an optional $5 donation if you’re not already signed up for the class)
Costumes ENCOURAGED (just make sure you can boogie in them!)
Date: October 31st
Place: Fayerweather Basement– Theater Room
Cost: Free (optional $5 donation)