Category Archives: Events

Film Series: Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro)

1959. Brazil/France/Italy. Dir: Marcel Camus. With Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn. 107 min. 35mm print.

 

Eurydice is on the run, hiding from a strange man; Orfeu is in love with her, but engaged to another. Come celebrate Carnival with one of cinema’s biggest parties, as the streets pulse with energized bodies, swirls of vibrant color, and bossa nova beats. Sponsored by the Dept. of Romance Languages & Literatures.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Birthday Party at the Van Vleck Observatory

Van Vlack Party

From Michaela Fisher ’17:

Interested in astronomy and/or the histories of astronomy and education? Want to party in the Van Vleck Observatory? As part of a series of events celebrating the observatory’s centennial, we are honoring the 143rd birthday of Frederick Slocum, Van Vleck’s first director, this Saturday, February 6th at 7 p.m..

Along with snacks and refreshments, Research Associate Professor of Astronomy Roy Kilgard and Professor of History Amrys Williams will be recreating a 1916-­era public astronomy lecture in period attire using original lantern slides and projector from the observatory’s collections. A Q&A session will follow the lecture, and if the conditions permit, the newly restored 20” refracting telescope will be open for observing!

Date: Saturday, February 6
Time: 7-9PM
Place: The Van-Vleck Observatory

NFS’s Movie Screening: The Devil’s Miner

The_Devils_Miner_PosterFrom Angela Chung ’18 and Proud Sirichantaropart:

Directed by Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani, The Devil’s Miner tells the story of 14-year-old Basillio who worships the devil for protection while working in a Bolivian silver mine to support his family.

Facebook event: facebook[.]com/events/434975780024563/

Our club site: wesnotforsale[.]weebly[.]com

Date: Saturday, February 6
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Place: PAC 421

Empowerment Power Hour

Empowerment Power Hour

From Jenna Shapiro ’17:

WesBAM! and the Vagina Monologues Cast and Crew present a Community Class to empower and be empowered! This Community Class is a “donate-what-you-can” fundraiser ($5 suggested donation) to benefit the Middletown New Horizons Domestic Violence Center.

The class will be a fast-paced, legs and core focused workout taught by HIIT instructor, Caitlin O’Keeffe, that will fortify the foundation of your body’s strength. We look forward to seeing you to empower our Wesleyan and Middletown community!

Date: Saturday, February 6
Time: 2-3PM
Place: Fayerweather Dance Studios
Cost: Whatever you are willing to donate.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1031907003534561/

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

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: