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COL Speakers Series

Berel Lang, a visiting professor of Philosophy and Letters, is the first presenter in the COL Work-In-Progress lecture series. His lecture is titled “Holocaust-Writing in the Genre of Silence,” and refreshments will be provided.

When: Wednesday, February 27th
Where: COL/Butt C Lounge
Time: 4:15PM

Hail, Comrades!

Are you a believer in Chinese Communism? Think that Stalin had a really awesome ‘stache? Get your kicks from dancing to trippy Cold War music and watching propaganda cartoons? Then come to the Communist Party, the most badass dance party on this side of the Iron Curtain! Dress up as your favorite Communist, or just wear excessive amounts of red, and dance until the Wall comes down.

Date: Friday, November 9th
Time: 10:00PM-2:00AM
Place: Russian House (163 High)
Hosts: Russian and Chinese Houses

Order? Chaos?

Silent Football is a game that mirrors both the structure and the randomness of the universe. Hosted by Mr. Dictator, the goal of the game is to continue to pass around an imaginary football, which preserves the existence of the known universe. This is done in ways only explained at the beginning of each session; complicated, amusing rules can generally be assumed. Countering the preservation of the universe are “Outside Evil Chaotic Communist Forces,” who do everything within their power to stop the passing of the football, and to create situations so inherently ridiculous that the universe collapses in laughter.

Come to the Butt C lounge after Spring Fling to engage in a hilarious, vibrant game of epic proportions. Bring your friends, and show up on time. The universe depends on it.

Host: God
Date: May 9, 2007
Time: 6:00 — 8:00 PM
Place: Butt C lounge

Chalking Party!

Are you already interested in chalking, or curious about what it entails? If so, then meet up in front of the Campus Center at 11 AM on Saturday, April 21 to see what all of the fuss is about! We will be distributing chalk and writing messages across campus until one, which is just before “Talking Chalk,” a panel held in PAC 004 on everything from the history of chalking on Wesleyan’s campus to current issues surrounding it. Come ready to discuss whatever’s on your mind about chalking!

Date: Saturday, April 21st
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Place: Beginning in front of the Campus Center, then across campus

Stray Dog

Come to the CFA Cinema tonight to watch the next in the Mondays at 7 series, Stray Dog. Directed by Akira Kurosawa in 1949, the film is set in Japan, and deals with the upheaval and desperate social conditions that formed the Post-War era.

Date: Monday, February 12th
Time: 7 PM
Location: CFA Cinema

Steel Band explosion

Music 450’s been working hard this semester to bring the sounds of the steel band to you. Now it’s your turn to bring the audience to them.

Come on down to hear some traditional Carnival favorites, as well as original arrangements by the class. It’s music from the world’s biggest party (Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago), and should be a good time for all.

The location is the old squash court building next to North College. You may also know it as the construction office, the weird building that’s finally having a back put back on it, the condemned building with the chain-link fence surrounding all but one entrance, or “I didn’t know they had anything in there except capoeira.” I know, weird place for a concert, but it will be worth it. Go in that door on the front that isn’t surrounded by chain-link fence, up the stairs to your left to the third floor, and then take a right. You’ll pass a little door that looks like something out of Alice in Wonderland, and the next door is the one you want.

In there, the party begins!

Date: Monday, December 11th
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Venue: the old squash building next to NorthCo

Electra live!

Written by Sophocles, Electra is history’s best revenge play, with everything we’ve come to expect from Greek tragedies — murder, intrigue, sorrow and vengeance. Come to the ’92 Theater and watch the tale unfold with live orchestration to accompany it. Directed by Mike James ’07 and based on Canadian poet Anne Carson’s translation, this is sure to be a performance worth seeing.

Tickets are free at the campus center.

Date: December 7-9th
Time: Thursday-Saturday 8:00 PM, Saturday 3:00 PM
Venue: ’92 Theater

Digital Photo Exhibition

Swing by the art studio and see a full semester of photography unfold! Refreshments will be provided.

Date: Tuesday, December 12th
Time: 11:2o AM-1:00 PM
Venue: Art Studio

The Real World: Vocal Debauchery

Seven strangers picked to live in a house… you know the rest. All the drama, all the confessionals, all the characters you love to hate, plus more actual music than on MTV! Featuring a brand-new song you WON’T want to miss…

Date: Monday, December 11th
Time: 7:25-8:25 PM
Place: Nic Lounge