Category Archives: Events

Film Series: Raising Arizona

1987. USA. Dir: Joel & Ethan Coen. With Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter. 94 min.

 

Unable to have children of their own, an ex-con and his police officer wife scheme to nab one of the quintuplets recently born to a wealthy furniture magnate. Madcap madness plays out across the Arizona desert as the Coens’ trademark wry comedy balances with a surprising amount of heart.

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

Old, Poor, and Hungry in America: A Film Screening of Caring for Mom and Dad

WesAGE and Hunger and Homelessness are teaming up to put on a film screening of “Caring for Mom and Dad,” a moving documentary to spark a discussion surrounding economic, financial, and social issues inherent in caring for the elderly. There will be Thai food for dinner, so please feel free to stop by for dinner, a film screening, and discussion on Wednesday, February 17th at 6PM in PAC 002. We hope to see you there!

Date: Wednesday, February 17
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Place: PAC 002

Richard S. Field: “Cutting Remarks II”

From the CFA:

Richard S. Field is Curator Emeritus of Prints and Drawings at the Yale University Art Gallery, and was Curator of the Davison Art Center in the 1970s. While at Wesleyan University, the exhibitions he created included those of prints by Armand Seguin, and the prints and paintings of Jasper Johns.

This talk will attempt to describe the intricacies and problems of the cutting techniques used in the 15th and 16th centuries. The snow date for this lecture is Thursday, February 18, 2016.

Date: Wednesday, February 17
Time: 5-6 PM
Place: CFA Hall

Rocky Horror Picture Show Auditions

From Lucy Rubin ’17:

Amazing costumes?? Dance with friends? Watch an amazing(ly bad) movie? If yes, then Absent Toast, Wesleyan’s only (and sexiest) Rocky Horror Shadowcast, is where you should be! The show is a low time commitment, once a week rehearsals, and one show on the last days of classes at midnight!

Auditions? Super low key. Just show up with some attitude!
Auditions are in Fisk 302
Monday, Feb 15 from 8:30-10
Wednesday, Feb 17 from 7-9

Each audition shouldn’t take that long. Come by, feel the vibe, make some friends, looking bangin in a corset. YAAAASSS!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1551558648489054/

Date: Monday, February 15 & Wednesday, February 17
Time: 8:30 – 10:00 PM & 7:00 – 9:00 PM (respectively)
Place: Fisk 302

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: