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Gag Reflex Auditions

Gag Reflex, Wesleyan’s oldest improv comedy group, is holding auditions this Friday and Saturday in that ol’ barnhouse now known as the renovated chicken coup, or Usdan 110. You should see us as soon as you enter the room–we usually look like seven very confused people, most of whom can scramble up some damn good eggs and a few others who won’t stop making them just a little too runny. Come on by at any time and make us giggle for a little while–each audition shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. No preparation or prior experience necessary!
Date: Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th
Time: 4-6 PM (Friday), 1-3 PM (Saturday)
Place: Usdan 110



This Friday at 10:30 in The Grotto, let the frenetic grooves of Peter Pinelli and the Buffaloligarchy electrify and excite your body and soul, while Beat the Grave‘s beefy rhythms fill your music-hungry tummy. Don’t bring your momma or your pappa but remember your dancing shoes, because we don’t want you tearing up our mahogany floors.

Date: Friday, June 17th
Time: 10:30 PM
Place: The Grotto

Void Digest Still Available!

You wanted to get Void Digest last week but couldn’t find it anywhere. Here’s a second chance — there are several big stacks of it on the counter behind the information desk in Usdan. If you want a copy so bad that you’d rather not risk missing them there, email jpattenATwes or akhandrosATwes and we’ll figure something out.

Gag Reflex: The “YOU GOT THIS” Reading Week Show

Worrying about that paper looming over your head and need a quick, useful distraction before the weekend begins or you get on back to work? Come to the Lobby of Exley this Tuesday at 8:00 PM to get some useful encouragement for whatever you do from Gag Reflex! It’ll be All-Star Josh Margolin ’11’s last improv show at Wesleyan–you won’t want to miss his CRAAAAAAZY PARTING WORDS!
Date: Tuesday, May 10th
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Exley Lobby
Cost: $0$

Gag Reflex: The Wesfest Show

Most recently seen opening for the UCB Touring Company this past Friday, Gag Reflex is at it again one week later with another tummy-tickling, fist-pumping show! Come to Westco Cafe at 7:00 PM this Friday for another great night of improv comedy!

Date: Friday, April 15th
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Westco Cafe
Cost: not a dime, not a cent

GAG REFLEX: The Bathing Vegetables Show

ATTENTION. Tonight in the WestCo Cafe there is a GAG REFLEX (that’s Wesleyan’s oldest long-form improv comedy group) performance. Your attendance is expected.

Date: Saturday, March 26th (today!)
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: WestCo Cafe
Cost: laughter

Rugby Information Session


If you like hitting, dodging, kicking, jumping, rucking, running, passing, singing, yelling, hurting, healing, or all of the above, you should play men’s rugby. Come to Usdan 110 at 6 pm TONIGHT to find out more about the upcoming spring season!

Date: Wednesday, March 2nd (tonight)
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Usdan 110

Oscar Party at Film Hall


Roll out the red carpet, bask in the glamor of Hollywood, take a brief study break before midterms consume you. Come to Film Hall TONIGHT to watch the Oscars with us! It will be a (semi-)formal event–so look sharp. Food and drink will be provided, and there will be amazing film-related prizes for those who guess the most awards correctly. See you there!

Date: Sunday, February 27th (today!)
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Film Hall (basement, Nics 6)

Apply to Film Hall!


From Daniele Packard ’13:

Warning: objects in picture may be farther than they appear. YES, this is Film Hall’s awesomely enormous lounge; YES, there is a beautiful kitchen with two fridges behind the photographer, and YES that is a projector at the far end with a DVD player, cable, and which can be plugged into personal computers.

Film Major, or simply film enthusiast? Interested in making or talking about movies? Enjoy watching stuff? Apply to Film Hall! Located in the basement of Nics 6 (I know what you’re thinking, and don’t worry, all the rooms have windows), Film Hall is a small community within a larger dorm, providing the perfect combination of dorm life and independent house life. Apply through your student portfolio by this Friday, February 25th–don’t miss out!