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Open [Unplugged] Mic Night @ 14 Fountain/Benefit For The Senior Fund

Samantha Pearlman ’11 writes…

Are you on campus for Senior Week? Are you looking for an opportunity to share a song, poem, instrumental piece, rock band, whatever? Do you want to watch your peers and friends perform for you???

The girls of 14 Fountain are hosting an “Unplugged” Open-Mic Night. Bring your “act” to 14 Fountain at 7:00PM for sign-ups on Wednesday May 18th, 2011. We have a pianist who can sight-read and play most pop songs if you seek accompaniment and a full 88-key keyboard if you would like to accompany yourself. Besides that, we unfortunately will not have any amplifiers, other instruments, or microphones on hand so you need an “acoustic act” or your own equipment.

  • What: Open [Unplugged] Mic Night @ 14 Fountain//Benefit For The Senior Fund
  • When: 9:00PM Performance (Come to the show even if you aren’t participating!!!) [7:00PM Sign-Ups/Check-in]
  • Where: 14 Fountain
  • Cost: Free but donations will be given to the senior class fund (See note after the jump)

Primal Scream Tonight

As per Wesleyan tradition, the last night of reading week shall be marked with the primal scream. Gather on the front steps of Olin Library at 11:59PM tonight!

  • What: Primal Scream
  • Date: Monday May 9th, 2011
  • Time: 11:59PM
  • Location: Olin steps or anywhere you happen to be at midnight tonight!

New Group Final Concert Ever… This Year.

An apropos New Group haiku  regarding our final concert:

Attractive singers
Dressed up, singing beautiful
Music songs. Like a

a. River
b. Mountain
c. Flowering tree

Yeah. Come hear us singink pretty muziks pleez. And YOU can decide what natural element we most sound like. And help us send off our seniors in style. So come classy, and come hungry. (For spiritual/musical food. We will not feed you. Sorry.)

Also, bring ja moms, since this once-in-a-year event falls on Mother’s Day in the lunar calendar.

The New Group is: Josh Smith ’11, Ben Carman ’11, Nate Mondschein ’12, Claire Randall ’12, Bridget Read ’12, Katie Silver ’12, Michaela Swee ’12, Ben Marcu ’13, Liza Goodstein ’13, Shinekwa Kershaw ’13, Faith Harding ’14, Jackie Soro ’14 and Will Fraker ’14.

  • Date: Sunday
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Location: Crowell Concert Hall
  • Facebook link: click here.

Waiting In Line Presents: The Uber-Fancy Formal Final Concert (Of the year)

Come join “Waiting In Line” in our final concert of the year and watch us bid goodbye to our graduating seniors: Emily Levine ’11, Samantha Pearlman ’11, Ross Shenker ’11, Michael Sandwick ’11, and John “Nic” Wilder ’11. It’ll be naughty yet formal.

“Waiting In Line” also includes: Carolyn Mortell ’12, Ala Faller ’12, Hannah Vogel ’13, Christine Treuhold ’13, Jake Blumenthal ’13, Will Feinstein ’13, Em Trambert ’14, Mariana Quinn-Makwaia ’14, Jordan Gaynes ’14, Matt Getz ’14, and Tory Mathieson ’14.

  • Date: Sunday May 8th, 2011
  • Time: 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • Location: The Zelnick Pavilion (The glass building between the 92 and the chapel)
  • Cost: Free

Second Stage Presents: Waiting For Godot

Come see Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett this weekend in the ’92 theater!

May 6, 7, 8 at 8:00 PM
Tickets are available day-of at the Usdan Box Office

Two men wait for a third named Godot.

Ben Vigus ’11
Jaime Maseda ’11
Zach Libresco ’13
Jakob Schaeffer GRAD
Josef Mehling ’14

Director: Dakota Gardner ’11
Stage Manager: Ariella Axelbank ’14
Assistant Stage Manager: Maddy Oswald ’14
Set Design: Evan DelGaudio ’12
Lighting Design: Ross Firestone ’12
Costume Design: Brenna Galvin ’11

Produced through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Inside The Playwright’s Studio: An Evening With Donald Margulies

Join Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Donald Margulies and Ross Shenker ’11 for a look inside the playwright’s studio. Professor Margulies is the acclaimed author of the plays “Time Stands Still,” “Brooklyn Boy,” “Dinner With Friends,” Sight Unseen,” “Collected Stories,” and others. He has received a Lucille Lortel Award, an Outer Critics’ Circle Award, two American Dramatists’ Guild Hull-Warriner Awards, one Tony Award nomination, five Drama Desk Award nominations, two Pulitzer Prize nominations, and one Pultizer Prize. His works have been performed on and off Broadway and at major theaters across the United States, in Europe, and around the world.

Presented by the Jewish and Israel Studies Department. This event is in partial fulfillment of Shenker’s Senior Project entitled “Embedding The Self In One’s Art: How Donald Margulies Draws Upon and Transcends Contemporary Jewish-American Identity In His Playwriting.”

  • Date: Tuesday May 3rd
  • Time: 8:00PM
  • Location: Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room), Reception to follow in Usdan 110 (Andersen Meeting Room)
  • Cost: Free

It’s Time For The Wesleyan Melodrama Ya’ll

The time is nigh for the 2011 Wesleyan Melodrama, the annual spaghetti western that never takes itself seriously. You will be hot, you will be cold, you will be yes, you will be no and you will certainly be sticky.  So mosey on down to the Nic Lounge at 9PM, Thursday April 28h, Friday the 29th, and Saturday the 30th!!

No tickets needed. Two marshmallows provided per audience member, so bring your own if you want to increase your chances at audience-actor interactions.

And please know, audiences are expected to come rowdy. So bring it. Yeehaw.

Written By: Arie Levine ’11, Eli Timm ’13, and Sarah Wolfe ’12
Music and Lyrics By: Ross Shenker ’11 and Emma Daniels ’13
Directed By: Arie Levine ’11 and Eli Timm ’13
Featuring: Aaron Melendez ’11, Ross Shenker ’11, Abby Horton ’11, Liz Valentin ’11, Ben Carman ’11, Justin Schwartz ’11, Emma MacLean ’14, Christine Treuhold ’13, Dan O’Sullivan ’11, and Margot Boyer-Dry ’11

  • Date: Thursday April 28th, Friday April 29th, and Saturday April 30th
  • Time: 9PM
  • Location: The Nic Lounge
  • Cost: Free

Apply To Put On A Performance With Second Stage

Second Stage is now accepting applications for performances for our Fall 2011 season. Applications are due Saturday May 7th, 2011 at 11:59PM either via e-mail (blaurie(at)wesleyan(dot)edu). Curious about putting on a show but worried you don’t have the know-how or the team of people to make it happen? Come to our show application meet and greet from 1PM-3PM on Saturday April 30th, 2011 at the Zelnick Pavilion (between the Memorial Chapel and 92 Theater).

Date: Saturday April 30th (meet and greet), Saturday May 7th (show apps due)

Time: 1PM, 11:59PM (respectively)

Location: Zelnick Pavilion, Your computer

You can find the application on our website