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WSO À la carte: Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

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From Harim Jung ’16:

FREE Orchestra Concert!!!

Come sample a fine selection of delicious orchestral masterpieces, brought to you by exemplary talented musicians of the Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra. An interactive concert program/menu will allow audience members to select the main course – a movement from one composition – that they would like to hear in its entirety in the Spring. Build your own symphonic experience!

This will be Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of the academic year and will feature symphonic works by Beethoven, Mussorgsky, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and David Berhman. Concert will be free and in Crowell Concert Hall of the CFA on Saturday, October 25th at 8:00 PM!

Date: Sat, Oct 25
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

VIO/MIRÉ/Daniel Fishkin’s DEADLION/Rachel Connor’s Photo Show

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From Angus Macdonald ’16:

VIO?MIRÉ:

“From the swell of cello to the ripple of pump organ to the baronial flight of trombone to those voices – soaring, too, on surging wings of their own design – Vio/Mirè is a band destined to be many things. But first and foremost, when you hear the hum and thrum of their music, and can even see it come into view, over the treetops or rising from the earth, what they are is a band borne of the land, sea, and mountains jutting into canyons of sky.”

Daniel Fishkin’s DEADLION
romantic oscilloscope music fuck u hell yay

Rachel Connor’s Photo Show
Also a band, not an exhibit

Date: Today
Time: 8 pm
Place: Eclectic

Ski Week and Team: Informational Meeting

1012288_10152907748880466_132374472047363929_nFrom Michael Creager ’15:

Interested in Ski Week!? We know you are, its okay to admit it to yourself. Come to our Informational meeting at 9:30pm Thursday (10/23) to hear about how you can experience, the legend, the myth, and the shenanigry that is SKI WEEK 2015!!

We don’t even have to ask the question, we know you’re game for Ski Team too! That meeting will directly follow the Ski Week meeting at 10:15 the same night!

Be There. Be The Dog. Woof.

Here’s a Facebook Link.

Date: Today
Time: 9:30 PM
Place: Exely 150 (Tischler Hall)

Nation Beat: A Lecture and a Concert + Don Froot

1901933_10152828438677658_5875441021063785904_nFrom Colin O’Connor ’15:

Nationally acclaimed band Nation Beat, a combination of Brazilian percussion and New Orleans funk, is coming to Wes in a combination lecture-concert event.

The band–described as, “a deliciously original 21st century fusion between thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms”– merges two festival cultures that both rely on, “booming, swinging, danceable percussion and call-and-response chants that celebrate history and survival” and their, “explosive live show,” is known to break into, “crowd-wide Carnival-style drumming and singing.”

Willie Nelson—after performing with them—called them, “just a fantastic group,” and NPR reviewer Banning Eyre, called Nation Beat the “the most original and alluring fusion group I have heard in years.” Among other publications, the band has also received praise from the NYT, BBC World Radio, and Afropop.

CypherLeague: Culture is Yours to Create – D.i.Y. Workshop

0000969693_10From David Stouck ’15:

What is Cypherleague?
Cypher League is a multi-platform cooperative that facilitates artistic collaboration among the creative, independent, and inquisitive. We are plugged into the most diverse artistic community there is, the hip hop community. In our opinion, Hip Hop is the most advanced form of artistic self-expression. That’s because it is not a single form of self-expression, but rather an eclectic mash-up of many. Based in Brooklyn, NY, our team will be coming to Wesleyan’s campus this week to participate in the R.A.W. Cypher, share our thoughts on founding an independent artistic collective at our D.i.Y. workshop, and perform at Earth House on Friday night!

History Thesis Colloquiums

keep-calm-and-make-history-17From Emma Rothberg ’15:

Come learn about some of the great thesis projects in the History Department. These presentations will be about 45 minutes each, from 4:15 to 6 on Wednesday and Thursday in PAC 136. Come support the thesis writers and hear about some cool aspects of history!

Gabriel Frankel 10/22
British Palestine: Security, Cartography, and Rebellion

Max Shafer-Landau 10/22
The Gilding of Spain’s Golden Age

Jessica Lopez 10/23
Real Madrid & F.C. Barcelona: Football as a Reflection of Extremely
Complex Relations Between Two Cities in 1930’s Spain

Emma Rothberg 10/23
The Myth of Brotherhood: How American Civil War Veterans Created
Historical Consensus

Date: Wed 10/22, Thurs 10/23
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: PAC 136

Liberty in North Korea information meeting

1937501_10153269159548975_6869841640513692015_nFrom Michelle Jae Lee ’16:

Liberty in North Korea is an organization that helps North Korean refugees’ resettle and empowerment process. LiNK at Wesleyan is a chapter from the national organization based in L.A., California. LiNK empowers the North Korean PEOPLE as they drive progress inside their country.

We are having an information meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22nd, at 6pm, Usdan 110, about the club’s goals for this semester. If you are interested, please stop by and say hello!

Date: Wed, Oct 22
Time: 6 pm
Place: Usdan 110

Homecoming Weekend Events and Dining Hours

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How ironic is it that the one day when it’s totally accepted to dust off our Wesleyan apparel and wear our school colors (props to the people who do that normally), it’s Fall Break? It’s a big athletics weekend for Wes vs Amherst. Not only is the football team playing Amherst today, but also the field hockey and men’s and women’s soccer teams (there’s also a volleyball game against Middlebury). That’s fives games during which we can wear our Wesleyan shirts (and kick other NESCAC schools’s butts)!

While it’s weird that homecoming weekend is when many students are off campus, according to Alex Sakhno ’15, who’s on the football team, it’s purely a coincidence. Wes’s homecoming game happens every fifth or seventh week of the year and it just so happens that this year it’s during the fifth week and also Fall Break. He’s still expecting a large crowd, though, since mostly alumni, parents, and Middletown residents come to games. Also, it’s Middletown Day today so lots of family friendly events will be happening concurrently (like a bounce house and face painting) and there will probably be some great dogs and little children around. If you want to watch Wes football play against Amherst, the game starts at 1:30 PM and will be live streamed here. For other Homecoming weekend shenanigans, check out the full schedule of weekend events.

For those of you still on campus, here are the relevant on-campus dining hours for Fall break. Usdan, Weshop, and Red & Black Cafe are your best bets (also Neon Deli, other Middletown spots, and cooking for yourself):