Category Archives: Events

Film Series: Jackrabbit

2015. USA. Dir: Carleton Ranney. With Reed Birney, Josh Caras. 101 min.

 

When a friend’s suicide leaves behind a mysterious computer drive, a fringe hacker and a computer tech join together to decipher the message left in his wake. This throwback sci-fi piece premiered at the 2015 TriBeCa Film Festival. Panel to follow with alumni filmmakers including Destin Douglas ‘09 (writer) and Joe Stankus ‘08 (producer/editor).

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

WESU Concert: Tracy Grammer @ Earth House

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From the incredible Ben Goldberg ’17:

Come to Earth House this Saturday night for a WESU-sponsored acoustic set from folk singer-songwriter Tracy Grammer! Start your night off listening to some amazing songs with great people in a great space (and maybe some tea too!)

Tracy Grammer is an acclaimed folk singer-songwriter who rose to acclaim as half of the folk duo Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, where they released three incredible albums and went on tour with Joan Baez. Now, after Dave Carter’s death in 2002, Tracy Grammer continues to perform his songs in addition to writing her own. As a masterful storyteller, she has become one of New England’s most beloved folk artists, singing songs that both pull on your heart strings and make you smile. Daniel Pope (’16), an acoustic singer-songwriter following his EP “What a Strange and Vulgar Thing” last spring, will be opening.

Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm
Place: Earth House
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Disney Music Concert @ Art/Music House

bc08210c19369c3f19c69e1880f89165From Adam Rochelle ’17:

This Saturday, student band and lovers of all things goofy Rui Barbosa team up with a bunch of friends to play a big concert of Disney music. Come rock out to songs from The Lion King, Tarzan, The Little Mermaid, and more!

Opening the show is the debut performance of neo-soul group Hoatzin.

Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 10:00pm-1:00am
Place: Art/Music House (230 Washington St.)

Wesleyan University Orchestra Children’s Concert and Musical Petting Zoo

orchestra_eventAn event not JUST for kids from the CFA:

Children can learn about all the instruments in the orchestra and how they work together. The performance by the Wesleyan University Orchestra under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina will be followed by a multi-station instrument petting zoo—a great experience for children of all ages.

Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 3-4:30 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

China’s Youth: Another Cultural Revolution

china's youth another cultural revolutionFrom the CFA:

Barbara Pollack moderates a panel discussion about issues facing the post-Mao generation in China. Eric Fish is the author of the book “China’s Millennials: The Want Generation,” and a writer at Asia Society New York focusing on Chinese youth, politics, education, and social issues. Stanley Rosen teaches political science at the University of Southern California, specializing in Chinese politics and society. Michelle Yun is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Asia Society Museum.

Date: Saturday, February 27th
Time: 1-2 PM
Place: CFA Hall

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: