Category Archives: Events

Film Series: Chi-Raq

2015. USA. Dir: Spike Lee. With Teyonah Paris, Nick Cannon. 127 min.

 

Lysistrata comes to Chicago’s South Side, as the local women refuse sex in protest against the growing gang violence that plagues their community. Lee’s welcome return to form is bold and dynamic, packed with music, humor, and a who’s-who cast (including Samuel L. Jackson as a one-man Greek chorus) to declare a still-urgent social message. Part of the CFILM Awareness Series.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Multiplayer Madness

super smash characters lolI like video games and so does Zoe Thrasher ’16:

Join ADP for multiple videogames being played at once. Expect Smash. Expect Food. Expect Fun.

come demonstrate your skillzzzz

Date: Wednesday, February 3
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: Alpha Delt Grotto
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Opening and Gallery Talk: “Light of the East” Exhibition

light of the east exhibitionFrom the CFA and the Center for East Asian Studies:

Prominent Korean digital artists Youngho Kim and Jisong Lee examine the “beauty of movement in silence” through photography and video in their first exhibition outside Korea. Both artists build on their long careers in fashion and commercial work to create works that examine the core principals hiding behind what we see, and provide an opening to re-explore, in a contemporary light, the topic of whether the world that we are living in is a dream.

A luncheon buffet will be served following the gallery talk by Curator Patrick Dowdey.

Date: Wednesday, February 3
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: College of East Asian Studies Gallery

More info on the CEAS website.

Light of the East—The Beauty of Movement in Silence

PSA from the College of East Asian Studies:

Prominent Korean digital artists Youngho Kim and Jisong Lee examine
the “beauty of movement in silence” through photography and video in
their first exhibition outside Korea. Both artists build on their long
careers in fashion and commercial work to create works that examine
the core principals hiding behind what we see, and provide an opening
to re-explore, in a contemporary light, the topic of whether the world
that we are living in is a dream.

Date: Wednesday, February 3rd – Sunday, May 22nd
Time: 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Place: College of East Asian Studies Gallery

Tracy K. Smith Reads at the Chapel

tracy k smithSophia Franchi ‘GRAD writes in:

Award-winning poet and memoirist Tracy K. Smith will read from her work on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at 8:00 P.M. in Wesleyan University’s Memorial Chapel, 221 High St, Middletown, CT.

Tracy K. Smith is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Light, which was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in nonfiction and was selected as a Notable Book by The New York Times and The Washington Post. She has also written three acclaimed books of poetry: Duende, The Body’s Question, and Life on Mars, which won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize. Her other honors include a Whiting Award, an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award, the Robert Creeley Award, the James Laughlin Award, and the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. She is currently the director of Princeton University’s creative writing program.

At times political, whimsical, and always meditative, Smith’s poems speak to the role of art and to the conception of what it means to be American. “In Life on Mars, Smith shows herself to be a poet of extraordinary range and ambition,” says The New York Times Book Review. “. . . As all the best poetry does, Life on Mars first sends us out into the magnificent chill of the imagination and then returns us to ourselves, both changed and consoled.”

Booklist calls Ordinary Light “a gracefully nuanced yet strikingly candid memoir about family, faith, race, and literature” and praises Smith for her ability to “hold our intellectual and emotional attention ever so tightly as she charts her evolving thoughts on the divides between races, generations, economic classes, religion and science.’” BBC’s Between the Lines says, “Ordinary Light is a lament, an homage, a discovery, a blessing.”

Free and open to the public. Reception and book signing to follow the reading. For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/writingevents.

Date: Wednesday, February 3
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Aural Wes First Meeting 2016

aural wes logoChris Gortmaker ’17 writes in:

Aural Wes’ first meeting of 2016 will be this Wednesday at 6:30 PM in Usdan 136. Many of us will have Usdan plates, as we will be experimenting with a groundbreaking new meeting/meal format. We may talk with our mouths full, but we will have good things to say!

So, if you’re passionate about Wesleyan’s music scene or feel like you might be (you probably will be soon enough), come and see what Aural Wes is all about. Experience in music journalism is by no means necessary.

We’re looking for writers, photographers, videographers, show-bookers, graphic designers, web designers, generally aural-oriented individuals and social media hype-machines. With Aural Wes, you’ll be on the beat of music happenings at Wes. From hanging out with touring groups that come through campus to covering the vibrant student music community, there are a ton of opportunities for awesome journalism waiting for you.

If you can’t make the meeting on Wednesday and still want to get involved, don’t hesitate to message us on Facebook or email teamauralwes[at]gmail[dot]com.

Date: Wednesday, February 3
Time: 6:30-8 PM
Place: Usdan 136
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Audition for Calendar Year!

From Jonathan Tang ’18:

“Calendar Year” explores the domestic, romantic and quietly dramatic lives of a couple living together over the course of a year.

Jodie and Peter have been together a while. Through the series, we witness their intimate conversations, little revelations ancalendar yeard maybe gain some insight into what it means to be “together.”

Sides will be provided and everyone is welcome regardless of experience.

AUDITION INFO
Location: Usdan 108
Monday, Feb 1st, 7.30-9.30pm
Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 7.00-9.00pm
Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 4.00-6.00pm

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1693732950869017/
Signup Sheet: https://goo.gl/xyR6vd

Contact Us:
Benjamin Yap (director): byap[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Jonathan Tang (producer): jktang[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Joey Ellis (producer): jmellis[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Produced in Association with Cardinal Pictures

Date: Monday, February 1, Tuesday, February 2, and Wednesday, February 3
Time: 7:30-9:30 PM, 7:00-9:00 PM, and 4:00-6:00 PM
Place: Usdan 108

WesBAM! Promo Week

wesbamFrom WesBam:

It’s that time of the year again–WesBAM! FREE Promo Week!

Time to sweat, flow, dance, jump, meditate, and get your mind right–a whole week for FREEEEE!

This semester WesBAM! is bigger an badder than ever: With 7 yoga instructors, 5 HIIT and Kung Fu instructors, and 3 Zumba instructors we have something for all skill levels and interests!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your mat and your sneakers!

Check out the Facebook event here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/879688948795903/879987988765999/

Date: Sunday, January 31 – Saturday, February 6
Place: Fayerweather Dance and Theater Rooms

Opening Reception + Exhibition – We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art

Image: Pixy Yijun Liao, "The King Under Me," 2011, digital c-print, 34 x 44 x 2 inches, courtesy of the artist.

Image: Pixy Yijun Liao, “The King Under Me,” 2011, digital c-print, 34 x 44 x 2 inches, courtesy of the artist.

Some information first about the opening reception from Andrew Chatfield:

Come join us for the debut of an exhibition by ten emerging artists from Beijing, Shanghai and New York that will include paintings, installations, video art, photography, and an artist-designed video game. This exhibition debuts at Wesleyan, and features works by Sun XunJin ShanMa QiushaLu YangBo WangPixy Liao, Liu ChuangShi ZhiyingGuo Xi, and Yan Xing. The exhibition is curated by Guest Curator Barbara Pollack.

Date: Tuesday, January 26th (Snow Date: January 27th)
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace

And now for in-depth information about the exhibition sponsored by the CEAS: