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PRIMAL SCREAM

From Arron Luo ’18:

Tonight, when reading period turns to exam period, is the PRIMAL SCREAM because finals start tomorrow!!!! Here’s the link to the Facebook event if you’d like that. This time it is Neon Genesis Evangelion-themed. Here’s the link to the anime if you’d like that.

Indulge in this great Wes tradition tonight and gather together on the Olin steps to scream your hearts/S² engines out! There will be a countdown.

Date: TONIGHT
Time: MIDNIGHT
Place: Olin steps

An Evening with Caryl Phillips

From Zenzele Price ’18:

Join us for a reading and Q&A with Caryl Phillips at the Shapiro Center for Writing. Light refreshments will be served.

Caryl Phillips is the author of over twenty works of drama, film, fiction, and nonfiction, including: The Wasted Years (BBC Giles Cooper Award for Best Radio Play,) Crossing the River (1993 Booker Prize shortlist,) A Distant Shore (2003 Booker Prize longlist, 2004 Commonwealth Writers Prize,) Dancing in the Dark (2006 PEN/Open Book Award,) and Colour Me English. He was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year in 1992 and was on the 1993 Granta list of Best of Young British Writers. His literary awards include the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a British Council Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and Britain’s oldest literary award, the James Tait Black
Memorial Prize.

Date: Monday, Dec. 4th
Time: 8-9 PM
Location: Shapiro Center (116 Mt. Vernon)

Wesleyan/Yale Film Mixer

From Cardinal Pictures:

Come through for Cardinal Pictures’ biannual WALE film mixer on Saturday, Dec. 2 @ 8 in Shapiro!! Meet potential new film collaborators, watch some amazing student films, and eat snacks to your heart’s content. It’s gonna be a ball, don’t miss out!

If you would like your short film to be screened, please email it to us at cardinalpictureswes@gmail.com! Due to time constraints we won’t be able to show them all, so please email ASAP for top priority :))

Date: Saturday, Dec. 2nd
Time: 8-10 PM
Location: Shapiro Writing Center

Opening Reception—“UP IN ARMS”

From the CFA:

“UP IN ARMS” presents a number of perspectives on the image and impact of guns in contemporary culture, though none endorse them as a means to an end. Works by thirteen artists touch upon a host of issues surrounding access to and the use of firearms, examining and representing the role that guns continue to play in our national mythologies and pathologies, suicide and homicide rates, domestic violence, and mass media.
This exhibition is being presented in conjunction with Wesleyan’s annual Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns, which will be focused on “Guns in American Society” on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2017. For more information, please visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/shasha. Exhibition on display through Sunday, December 10, 2017. No handguns or other firearms (even if all permits, licenses and registrations are up to date and available), explosives, or weapons of any kind are allowed on the Wesleyan campus at any time and for any reason whatsoever
.

Date: Friday, October 27th
Time: 5-7PM
Location: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, South Gallery

Like Gummy Bear Vitamins? You’ll Love Cummies!

“A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”  -Steve Jobs (1998)

In the YouTube debut of esteemed Wesleyan alums Russell Goldman ’17 and Johnny LaZebnik ’16, we are introduced to Cummies®: “the world’s first ever jizz-flavored vitamin chew”.

The testimonials in this parody infomercial leave you with some pleasant mental images as to the accurate flavor of Cummies®.  Lines describing the flavor include, “An almost empty glass of white wine with a little bit of ranch dressing plopped in”, “Three day old oyster water”, and “Black truffle that’s washed up under the Santa Monica Pier”.

The infomercial ends with an offer for a bonus bottle of Facielle by Cummies®, a lotion, and then a shot of Brent (played by Johnny) being splattered with the lotion in a rather suggestive way.  Describing how many takes this shot took, Johnny said, “By the end, I looked like I’d just shot a bukake scene with 50 well-hydrated men.”

Watch after the jump:

“This Is It!” The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce—Part XIII

From the CFA:

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the thirteenth in a series of fifteen CD-length recitals of his piano music, featuring the first complete performance, in order, of the “Nine Nocturnes;” and two works that incorporate improvisation, “Les harpes imaginaires” and “Outdoor Scarlatti.”

Date: Sunday, October 15th
Time: 3PM
Location: Crowell Concert Hall

Foss Hill Jam!

From the people who organized Foss Hill Jam:

Come down to Foss Hill for the annual Foss Hill Jam with food, bouncy houses, face painting, and more! Celebrate fall with your friends on Foss!

Date: Saturday, October 14th
Time: 3:30-6PM
Location: Foss Hill

Graduate School Fair

From the Office of Graduate Liberal Studies:

On Saturday, October 14, from 9am-noon, more than 20 graduate programs will have representatives at the Connecticut Teachers Graduate School Fair – a free event being held at Wesleyan University in Beckham Hall. Admissions and faculty representatives from CCSU, UConn, Southern, UNH, Quinnipiac, and more will be on hand to discuss the many graduate school options for educators and education professionals in Connecticut. Programs represented include M.A. Elementary Education; Ed.D.; Leadership 6th Year; SYC in Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts; numerous subject-specific masters; MAT; interdisciplinary studies and more.

Information about Wesleyan’s partnership with ARC, the Alternate Route to Certification to gain initial certification to teach in Connecticut public schools, will also be available.

This event is free to attend, but we advance registration is encouraged! More information, and the RSVP form, can be found on the Teachers Graduate Fair website. Please be in touch with the Graduate Liberal Studies office, masters@wesleyan.edu, if you would like additional information about this event!

Date: Saturday, October 14th
Time: 9AM-Noon
Location: Beckham Hall

Cardinal Pictures Creative Speed Dating

From Jack Warren ’20:

Looking for the star of your next web series? Or your perfect cinematographer? Or maybe your indie-film-loving soulmate?? Then the first ever Cardinal Pictures Speed Dating event is for you! All experienced OR aspiring writers, directors, producers, gaffers, sound recordists, and movie buffs are welcome. Come to PAC 001 at 5:30 on Wednesday, 10/11 to pitch ideas, build production teams, learn about making a movie with Cardinal Pictures, or just have fun with the incredible Wes student film community. It’s a great way to meet a ton of cool, creative folks! We hope to see ya there :)))

Date: Wednesday, October 11th
Time: 5:30-6:30PM
Location: PAC 001