Category Archives: Events

Film Series: Mean Girls

2004. USA. Dir: Mark Waters. With Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams. 97 min.

 

A naïve teen must navigate high school cliques, crushes, and the draconian rules of Girl World after a lifetime of home schooling abruptly comes to an end. An immensely quotable script by Tina Fey and a hilarious supporting cast make for one of the most essential teen movies in recent memory – it’s so fetch.

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

Minyanim Shabbat

shabbat thingTalia Kaplan ’18 writes in:

What’s more fun than Shabbat? Extra Shabbat! Join the Wesleyan Jewish Community for Minyanim Shabbat, a Shabbat full of options!

Promptly at 5:15, we will light candles in the Bayit. Then, people will have their choice of prayer services. Rebecca Sussman ’18 will be leading a traditional egalitarian service with beautiful melodies, group davening, and time for personal prayer. Ellie Donner-Klein will be leading a musical service with Steven Fields on guitar! They will be incorporating some of their favorite URJ (Union for Reform Judaism) camp tunes.

Before dinner, we will all join together for a brief d’var torah and a concluding song.

Date: Friday, February 5
Time: 5-7:30 PM
Place: the Bayit (157 Church Street)
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Summer Farming Opportunity

long lane at the farmer's marketAre you still figuring out your summer plans? Do you love vegetables and/or dirt and/or poultry? Have you always dreamt of having your own hands-on agricultural experience? Would you like to be more involved in the Middletown community?

Long Lane Farm is looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and hard working applicants for their summer farm positions! Summer farmers will get involved at the farm this semester to prepare. Here is a job description and application.

For funding purposes, applications are due as soon as possible, hopefully by this Friday, February 5! The application or other questions should be sent to weslonglanefarm[at]gmail[dot]com.

Gaida in Concert

cfa gaidaFrom the CFA:

Syrian vocalist and songwriter Gaida is one of the most “effusive and charming” (Timeout New York) singers on the world-music scene, delivering “entrancing and luscious” performances. With a voice described as “beyond perfect” by The New Yorker, for her Connecticut debut at Wesleyan she will be joined by the outstanding ensemble of pianist George Dulin, Zafer Tawil on oud (stringed instrument), percussionist Tony Devivo, and bassist Jennifer Vincent to perform original fusion compositions and traditional Syrian songs.

“[Gaida’s] plaintive, gauzy vocals effectively disarmed listeners, she improvised incantatory lines as an accomplished jazz vocalist might have done.” — Chicago Tribune

Date: Friday, February 5
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $19 general public; $17 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

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

Apply for a Writing Mentor

Ford Fellow Elana Rosenthal ’15 writes in:

Are you already overwhelmed by that 15-page paper at the end of your syllabus? Does drafting an English essay stress out your neuroscience-majoring soul? Does the thought of writing simply make you flop?

Apply now for a Writing Mentor, a personal tutor who will meet with you privately to help you with your writing. Mentors can help you at all stages of the writing process—generating ideas; structuring your essay; improving grammar, clarity, and style; or simply managing your time—and will meet with you weekly to address all of your writing worries and woes. If you participate, a specially trained sophomore, junior, or senior will meet with you throughout the semester.

We work with students of all writing abilities and in all disciplines, and all services are, of course, free.

Applications are available here. Please apply by midnight on Friday, February 5th. We will notify new mentees by the 10th, and hold a reception for new mentor-mentee pairs on Friday, February 12th, at 4:15 p.m. in Allbritton 311.

Application Deadline: midnight on Friday, February 5

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: