Category Archives: Events

Film Series: Yakuza Apocalypse

2015. Japan. Dir: Takashi Miike. With Hayato Ichihara. 115 min.


Prolific madman Miike’s (Ichi the Killer, Audition) chaotic gangster-horroraction-satire follows a yakuza who turns vampire when bitten by his decapitated boss. He faces increasingly bizarre foes, including an assassin in a cotton frog costume who seems to be the harbinger of the entire world’s doom. Don’t think too hard about all this; just watch and enjoy.

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

Female Hysterics Comedy Show (PERFORMERS STILL WANTED!)

Lauren Langer ’16 writes in to tell us: 

On Friday, February 26th at 8pm in 200 Church, the Female Hysterics (an all female comedy collective) will be having their first show of the semester!

Come support your local female comics, many of whom will be trying stand up or sketch for the very first time!

*We are still looking for female-identifying performers! Beginners are especially welcome! If you’ve never tried comedy before, this is a chance to put yourself out there in a supportive environment! If you’re interested in performing or have any questions about the group, email Lnlanger[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Friday, February 26th, 2016
Time: 8PM to 9PM
Place: 200 Church

Your Career Playbook

image003 copyFrom Jennifer Opalacz:

This event features a panel of experts who will share strategic tips & tricks on everything from nailing an interview and cultivating a mentor to salary negotiation. It’s a great opportunity to ask candid questions and find out what it takes to launch a successful career. You’ll also have a chance to test out your networking skills by mixing and mingling with alumni leadership during the reception.

Date: Friday, February 26
Time: 4-6 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons

Register here!


esque fuck the whatFrom Lauren Burke ’16, otherwise known as Lizard The Wizard:

ESQUE :: wtf is it???
Honestly, we don’t know. But we’re doing a show and we need YOU.

Last Spring, ESQUE took the form of a queer(ed) burlESQUE about desire and difference. This April, we’re doing it all again!

As a show/group/organization ESQUE is all about creating space on this campus for marginalized voices. We’re open to work in any form–poetry, visual art displays, performance art of all kinds, singing, dancing, short film, making strange noises on stage, head-shaving, sex ed demos and more! This is an explicitly political space for work you might not see room for anywhere else.

Want in as a performer or artist or production person!?! Fill out The Big ESQUE Form (link below!!!) by February 26th. Tell us what you want to do and we’ll help you make it happen.

Questions? Email Rémy Hatfield-Gardner (rhatfieldgar[at]wesleyan[dot]edu), José Luis Sánchez (jlsanchez[at]wesleyan[dot]edu), or Sarah
Lurie (slurie[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)!


Application Deadline: Friday, February 26 at 11:59 PM

Submit to Headspace

minds foundation logoFor all you creatives interested in the terror that is the human brain:

Submit your work to Headspace, a student run publication! Headspace examines all topics related to the mind, the brain, and behavior. This year we are looking for submissions related to the topic, “What is Consciousness?” We seek submissions of a variety of formats including prose, poetry, science writing, visual art, or anything in two dimensions.

Some ideas to get you started: How does your field interpret consciousness?, How do we understand different “kinds” of consciousness (animal consciousness, for instance)? What does it mean to transcend consciousness? How does awareness of consciousness impact your life? Students and faculty are welcome to submit work from any academic discipline.

Email your submissions with your name and class year (if applicable) to wes.headspace[at]gmail[dot]com by Friday, February 26th. Anonymous submissions are welcome. Our only guideline for submission is that it be under 1200 words.

Thanks very much for your consideration and, of course, do not hesitate to contact us for questions or comments.

Submission Deadline: Friday, February 26

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: