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Das Racist, Leif, Harrison Schaaf, Yea Mann at Eclectic

Come to Eclectic on Friday, February 12th to rage, party, dance, and listen to witty raps about fast food chains.

The lineup consists of Wesleyan DJs Ian Johnson and Harrison Schaff, live performer and seriously durrrty rapper Khalif Diouf (aka Leif), as well as Das Racist.

Based out of Brooklyn, Das Racist is composed of Wesleyan alumni Himanshu Suri and Victor Vazquez. They first gained mainstream attention with the song “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.” Since then, Das Racist has been featured in Pitchfork Media, XLR8R magazine, The Village Voice, The Guardian, and The New Yorker, just to name a few. On January 19th, they headlined Highline Ballroom in New York City. It’s also rumored that Fox News will be doing a write-up about the show on Friday night.

WHEN: Friday, February 12.
Set times: Yea Mann:
Harrison Schaaf:
11:00 – 12:15
12:15 – 1:00
Das Racist:
1:00 – 3:00
COST: $7, Tickets on sale at Usdan

Meditation and Tai Chi with the Small Forest Temple

The Small Forest Temple is offering classes in traditional Meditation, Tai Chi and Kung Fu. All classes are taught by priests of the Small Forest Shaolin temple with over 40 years of combined teaching experience.

Temple Meditation
Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00pm
in the Memorial Chapel Meditation Room
The essential practice of Chan (Zen), meditation.
In this class you will learn the fundamental practice of traditional Chan
(Zen) meditation. We will practice both sitting and walking meditation
that are meant for daily use, as well as special techniques that have more
specific applications. Here you will quiet your mind, reduce overall
stress, increase your ability to concentrate, and speed up the process of
getting to know who you really are. It is a completely non-religious practice of spiritual awakening.

Temple Tai Chi
Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30pm
In the Freeman Athletic Center, Multi Use Room #1 (next to wrestling room)

Tai Chi is meditation in motion. Shaolin arts emphasize the

internal, not just the external form and movements. In Tai Chi, we use physical movements to guide internal movement. You will learn to get in
touch with this internal energy, and to direct it. Some of the many
benefits include increased concentration, reduced stress, improved
health, clarity of perception, and the personal strength and confidence to
be yourself.
for more information email societyofheavenandearth [at]

Consciousness Club Meeting!

Artwork by Wes alum Jason Leinwand ’01: “Accepting Fear Rather Than Trying to Understand it” (colored paper collage, colored pencil, pen on panel), recently featured in Vision Quest: A Group Show of Neo-Shamanic Art at the Brooklyn gallery Observatory.  Click here for his website.

Chloe Bolton ’10 writes:

Consciousness Club is having its first meeting of the semester tomorrow at 10:10 PM at 12A Knowles Ave. For those of you returning from abroad, or those out of the loop, Consciousness Club meets every Wednesday at the same time & place. If you’re down with altered states of consciousness, meditation, hypnosis, psychic powers, infinite love, aliens, astral travel, healing, shamanism, lucid dreaming, and all things spiritual and metaphysical, Consciousness Club is for you! Interested? Come to the meeting! And in the meantime, check out the blog and make contact at cosmicwes [at]

Date: Wednesday, January 27

Time: 10:10 PM

Place: 12A Knowles Ave

Violinists, Cellist, Production Assistants Wanted for Thesis Opera Bad Island

Bad Island, the senior thesis opera based on the book by William Steig, is looking for two more violinists and a cellist to round out the 25 musician ensemble. Also wanted are people who want to help with anything production related… lights, costumes, set, assistant stage managing, etc. The opera goes up early, Feb 25,26,27. Email bcbernstein@wes if you’re interested.