Category Archives: Events

Film Series: Present Continuous

2012. Israel. Dir: Aner Preminger. With Hagit Dasberg, Alma Dishit. 104 min.

 

Enraged by the constant violence of the Second Intifada, an Israeli mother decides to barricade her house from the outside world – much to the surprise and fury of her husband and children, who are locked inside. Presented as part of the Ninth Annual Ring Family Israeli Film Series. Director Preminger, currently Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Center for Jewish Studies, will present and discuss his work.

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

Democratic Debate Watch Party

From Christina Sickinger ’18:

Interested in politics? Want to watch the latest Democratic debate with others who have been following the campaigns? Join Arcadia Political Magazine, WesDems, and WesRepubs this Thursday night to watch the Democratic debate.

Bring your friends, and feel free to come and go as you please! This event is part of a series of all the primary debates this semester.

Here’s the schedule: http://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2016-debate-schedule/

Sponsored by:
Arcadia Political Magazine
Wesleyan Republican Committee
Wesleyan College Democrats

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1680949408840878/

Date: Thursday, February 11
Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: Tischler Hall (Exley 150)

WESU Interest Meeting

12694963_10153902064064441_8753415261701117921_oFrom the delightful Ben Goldberg ’17:

Come to PAC 002 this Thursday at 7pm where members of the WESU board can answer all of your burning questions (such as “When does training start?” and “Do you think radio can be used as a force for good as well as evil??”) Attendance at this meeting is not mandatory for completing training but if you are interested in getting involved with the station this semester try to make it!

Date: Thursday, February 11th
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Place: PAC 002

French Play Auditions

french playFrom Natacha Bielikoff ‘GRAD:

Do you like acting but never got your big break? Do you speak (some) French? Do you want to be a part of the coolest play on campus this semester? Well, come audition for us and join the French theater team!

This semester we are presenting a modern version of Marivaux’s play “The game of love and chance”, a comedy about love and misunderstandings. Much laughs involved.

Show up in DOWNEY 113 anytime between 5.30 and 8pm, all you have to do is read a short passage of the play and discuss with us a little. So we hope to see you there! And also invite your friends, it’s gonna be really fun I promise. There even might be food involved.

Date: Thursday, February 11th
Time: 5:30-8 PM
Place: Downey 113
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Table Talk with Amy Bloom

AmyBloom_0209Zenzele Price ’18 writes innnnn:

Drop/add is over and it’s time to get down to the daily grind. Brighten things up by discussing your ideas with a professional writer and your peers. Bring all your plans (drafts, outlines, concepts, you name it!) for all things prose to workshop them with Amy Bloom and the Wesleyan writing community.

Free snacks, great people, and valuable critique! Don’t miss this chance to praise, pity, and parse your writing, or anyone else’s.

Come to chat, come to share, come to snack.

Date: Thursday, February 11th
Time: 5-6:30 PM
Place: Shapiro Center (167 High Street)
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Summer Farming Interest Meetings

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Are 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?

 

 

If you missed this last week, never fear! You can still learn all about spending the summer at Long Lane Farm, at one of two interest meetings. If meeting a lovely bunch of farming folk isn’t attraction enough, there will also be (tbd) SNACKS.

Dates: Wednesday, February 10 and Thursday, February 11
Time: 8:30PM and 12:30PM, respectively
Place: PAC 421 or Usdan 110, respectively

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

Volunteer with Food Rescue!

From Emily Murphy ’18:

Hate food waste? Looking to be involved in the Middletown community?

Food Rescue needs your help! Sign up for a once-a-week, 20 minute night time shift to drive food from the Wesleyan dining halls to a local homeless shelter.

*Volunteers with and without cars needed!!*

Please email wesfoodrescue[at]gmail[dot]com for any questions and further instructions before shifts start!

Sign-up Spreadsheet!

Date: From Sunday, February 7 to Sunday, May 8
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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: