From the one and only Ben Zucker ’15:
Adam Rudolph, a renowned worldly percussionist, leads his band Moving Pictures in his unique system of conducted improvisation. Come to Crowell Hall at 8PM this Thursday, April 10, for this free public concert!
Experimental Music Group (EMG) Members – a mix of Wesleyan undergraduates and grad students – will join the ensemble for the second set.
There will also be a workshop in Rehearsal Hall 001 from 4 to 6 PM, during which Adam Rudolph will teach his techniques.
More info on the Facebook event page.
DATE: Thursday, April 10
TIME: 4-6 PM workshop; 8-9:30 PM concert
PLACE: workshop in Rehearsal Hall 001 (in the music studios); concert at Crowell Concert Hall
Mara Woods-Robinson ’16 writes in about an awesome screening happening tomorrow:
“An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. The search for identity leads us back across a continent to seek out the people left behind and the meaning of a mysterious tattoo.”
Like film? Activism? Free food? Then join us on Wednesday night for a screening of Who Is Dayani Cristal?, a 2013 award-winning documentary film about immigration politics. The screening will be followed by a live Google Hangout with director Marc Silver. And there will be snacks!
REACT to FILM is a nonprofit organization with chapters in colleges across the nation. We organize screenings of documentary films about social issues, with the hope of generating discussion around the issues and providing the opportunity for students to become involved.
Date: Wednesday, February 26 (tomorrow)
Time: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Place: PAC 001
A message about great art (and free food) Rachel Hirsch ’15:
Come to the opening of Mary Heebner’s installation at the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies. Includes a gallery talk by the center’s curator and a lunch buffet.
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 12 (NOTE: This event has been postponed.)
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Place: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies
The one and only Kenny On ’15 writes in:
The North End Action Team (NEAT) mentoring program is recruiting guy mentors! The NEAT mentoring program is a program in which Wesleyan students are matched up with kids age 6 to 11 from the Middletown community to do fun things together such as go out for ice cream, do sports, watch movies, and much more. It is a program very similar to Big Brothers and Big Sisters except catered towards kids who could use a positive influence in their lives that reside in the North End of Middletown. The program is in need of guy mentors who can serve as role models!
The only requirements are that you like to spend time with kids and are regularly available for at least two hours on a weekly basis. Please feel free to contact with any questions.
Deadline: Friday, Feb. 7
A note for potential tutors from Angela Yoo ’15:
Do you love to work with really cute kids? Join WesMath/WesReads! Minimum of 1 hour commitment per week. Tutor students in grades 2-5 at Macdonough Elementary School or Farm Hill Elementary School. All interested/returning tutors must attend a training session (dates/times listed below). All training sessions will be held in Allbritton 311. Hope to see you there!
Learn more at our website.
Dates/Times: Sunday, Jan. 26 at 2:00 PM or Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7:00 PM (for returning tutors)
Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2:00 PM or Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7:00 PM (for new tutors)
Place: Allbritton 311
” I’ve gotten so much better at embracing that uncertainty, and it’s a really fun and freeing attitude to take.”
After you graduate from Wesleyan, you can go the usual route and become a lawyer or a doctor or a barista or whatever. Alternatively, you can join a nomadic street theater troupe and live out of a bus for four months. For now, Emily Caffery ’10 is choosing the latter. She and four other actors, collectively known as The Vagari Project, have been making their way down the East Coast since September, performing on street corners, in parks, and at farmers’ markets along the way. The troupe will be passing through Wesleyan tomorrow, so if you see a group of strangely-dressed individuals making wild gestures outside Usdan, don’t be alarmed. Or be as alarmed as you want; as Caffery notes, the group never knows what kind of audience it’s going to get.
The Vagari Project is the brainchild of Hampshire theater student Forrest Hejkal, who writes in his mission statement that he hopes to experiment with breaking the conventional performer-audience model of theater. The performances are “short comedies mainly in the style of commedia dell’arte, the tradition of street performers of the Italian and French Renaissance (think masks, outlandish characters, and slapstick humor).”
I didn’t get a chance to talk with Caffery in person, but she happily answered my questions by email about what it’s been like on the road (specifically in this awesome bus), her theater experience at Wesleyan, and how she got involved with the project. Read more after the jump.
Last semester, Wesleying interviewed Molly Balsam ’14 about her hopes to make Wesleyan’s music scene more inclusive. Her plans to start a Women’s Music Co-op on campus are now underway and will kick off tomorrow. She writes in with more info:
I am starting a Women’s Music Co-op that will attempt to address and resolve some of the issues women have with the music scene at Wes. I have tons of ideas on how to do this, but first and foremost I would like to find out what other musical ladies are thinking and feeling before I start to make any concrete plans. SO this forum will hopefully help to get the ball rolling. Come hang out! I will be in the Usdan Multipurpose Room from 5:30-7:30 tomorrow running this forum.
Date: Tomorrow (Thursday)
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room (in the basement)
Emma Singer ’15 writes in with good news for funny people & a relevant photo & lots of other &&&s:
The Ampersand, Wesleyan’s ONLY humor publication, has a NEW WEBSITE. wesleyanampersand.tumblr.com will be updated daily, so bookmark it now! In other news, our first meeting of the year will take place this Thursday, September 5th, at 4:30 p.m. in the Allbritton basement next to Espwesso. We are looking for new writers, social media interns (Compose tweets that will be read by Carter Bays! He follows us!), & generally funny people. Contact Sarah Esocoff ’15 at sesocoff(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with questions & concerns & jokes. No experience necessary. Over & out.
Date: Tomorrow (Thursday), September 5th
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: the basement of Allbritton
Note: This is by no means an exhaustive list of eating options in Middletown. Many of the restaurants we missed will be featured in a second installment tomorrow, but feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments.
Middletown has so many fantastic dining options that at first you might feel like this turtle: faced with an almost insurmountable mountain of deliciousness. Much like the above turtle, though, you’ve got to start somewhere. We’re here to give you a head start.
From coffee-shop casual to awkward-family-dinner upscale, there’s food in Middletown for every occasion. This is Part 1 of our guide to some of the best places to eat in town, to be continued tomorrow. Prices are on a $ to $$$ scale. Also worth noting is that a lot of Middletown restaurants accept Middletown cash, so save up some of that laundry money for your dining excursions. Read all of Part 1 of our food list after the jump!
Are you at Wesleyan for the summer? Bummed by your limited on-campus dining options/money supply? Not to worry; your next seitan wrap is only 45 days away. But until then, you can earn some free food – and get to know some restaurants in the Middletown area – by writing for WesStuffed. Ari Rudess ’15 and Alex Irace ’15 write in:
Have you ever wanted to eat a bunch of free cupcakes, make friends with someone who owns a restaurant, or write a published article? Good news! Now you can! If you’re on campus this summer, WesStuffed, Wesleyan’s official food blog, is looking for students who are currently at Wesleyan and want to go down to some of our favorite Middletown restaurants and chat with the owners about what’s happened while the rest of the student body has been away. Free food is a high possibility. Meeting an awesome person and publishing an article are definites. If you’re interested, hit us up at info[at]wesstuffed[dot]com. The sooner the better!
WHERE: on campus/in the Middletown area
WHY: food, potentially lots of it. The best thing since free pizza on Foss.