Category Archives: Events

East Meets Wes

From Becky Eder ’18:

Do you wanna hear some awesome music sung by some awesome people? Well you’re in luck! Come see East Meets Wes, a musical revue with two guys singing some of their favorite songs in the musical theater. It’ll be a lot of fun. There will be songs from Wicked, Avenue Q, Hamilton, and If/Then just to name a few.

Performances are in the ’92 Theater at:
Friday 2/12 9:00PM
Saturday 2/13 8:00PM

No need to buy tickets in advance, just show up!

Performers
Liam Tran
Connor Bennion
Tekla Monson

Date: Friday, February 12 & Saturday, February 13
Time: 9:00 PM & 8:00 PM (respectively)
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater

Film Series: Akira

1988. Japan. Dir: Katsuhiro Otomo. Animated. 124 min.

 

“Neo Tokyo is about to explode…” When an insidious energy source grants psychic powers to a lowly member of a biker gang, he’s promptly made subject to army experiments. Unable to be contained, he seeks revenge on the society that doubted him. Equal parts The Warriors and Blade Runner, this anime landmark saved the Japanese film industry.

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

Social Justice Teach-In

Social Justice Teach-In FlyerFGSS has organized a teach-in happening tomorrow!

Panels include:

  • Race, Gender and Intersectionality in Social Movements
  • Words that Harm
  • The Complexities of Allyship

There will be refreshments!

Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 12-5–come and go as you can!
Place: Russell House

Factory Farming Awareness Coalition Speaker Event

FFACFrom Joey Chipman ’18:

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of carbon emissions and water consumption on the planet! You might already know this, but you definitely need to learn more; learn what you can do about it. 6pm on Friday, come listen to Claudia Lifton-Schwerner of the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition provide a holistic overview of the impacts of industrial animal agriculture on everything from climate change to social justice. The event is sponsored by PHARAL Wes (promoting human animal relations and animal liberation). There will be FREE THAI food!

so yummy so free

Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
Place: PAC 004

Eat Your Heart Out: Russian Tea and Cupcake Decorating

Zoe Thrasher ’16 writes in:

It’s v close to V-Day, but no one likes dat sappy puppy love or commodifying/commercializing intimacy, so we’re gonna celebrate by decorating sweets with ironic intentions and AMAZING sprinkles, edible pearls and frosting. This feminine event is for everyone (duh). Indulge your stomach and your bitterness for February.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1116378338373233/

Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM
Place: ADP
Cost: Spoiling your dinner appetite

Beyond Wesleyan: Data in my Professional Life: A chat with Mansoor Alam ‘15 & Summer 2016 Apprenticeship Info Session

BeautifulDataLogo2Joli Holmes ’17 writes in:

Hi Wes friends, and DATA fanatics!

If you’re interested in doing research with a professor this SUMMER and want to get FUNDED…

The Quantitative Analysis Center (QAC) offers funding to students interested in working with professors in their quantitative research over the summer. The summer apprenticeship is targeted at students who have some experience in statistics, coding, software, and an interest in academic research. The apprenticeship is open to all majors and all years!

Mansoor Salam, Wesleyan alum ’15 will also be giving a talk about how he uses data in his professional life and the experiences he gained from being a part of the QAC at Wesleyan. Mansoor now works as a Data Engineer at Athena Health in Boston.

Please invite your friends!

Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 12:00 -1:00 PM
Place: Usdan 110

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)

Kota Yamazai/Fluid hug-hug: “OQ”

kota yamazaki fluid hug-hug cfaFrom the CFA and the College of East Asian Studies:

Dancer/choreographer Kota Yamazaki founded Fluid hug-hug when he moved to New York in 2002. At Wesleyan, his “stellar cast” (The New York Times) will perform the New England premiere of “OQ” (2015), a stunning work inspired by renga, a collaboratively-written form of linked poetry, and named after the phonetic sound for the Japanese word “palace.” Five performers search for ways to communicate with one another playfully and freely on a mirage-like stage set, created by the architect collective SO-IL.

Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $25 general public; $23 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students, $6 Wesleyan students

More info here.

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