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Charlie Suriyakham—Clarinet Passion

cfaFrom the CFA

Clarinetist and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Charlie Suriyakham and friends present a diverse and energetic program featuring operatic solos from Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata;” passionate works by Jules Massenet, Robert Schumann, Frederic Chopin, and Andre Messager; and crowd favorites in the klezmer style.

Date: Sunday, February 26
Time: 3PM
Place: Russell House

DDS Skillshare Workshop: Glitch Art

glitchbhsbfkaeelgeslCool thing going on at the Digital Design Studio:

Come to the inaugural DDS Skillshare Workshop, a series of open mini-lessons on various digital art and design skills taught by the DDS Monitors.

This first workshop will be on text-based glitch art, taught by the DDS Assistant Manager, Giorgia Peckman ’18.

No previous experience necessary and no specific technological needs. Bring yourself, an image (or pull one from the internet at the lesson), and a laptop if you have one available, but if not you can use a studio desktop computer.

Date: Saturday, February 25
Time: 2:30-4PM
Place: Digital Design Studio

WRP Benefit Concert w/ Chef, Girltype Behaviors, the good lonely

chefffCasey Smith ’17 writes in:

This concert is a WRP fundraiser benefiting the International Refugee Assistance Project, an organization that provides legal services to refugees and displaced people worldwide and organizes lawsuits and policy advocacy related to the travel ban. Read about their work at refugeerights.org. $3 (or more!) donation at the door.

GIRLTYPE BEHAVIORS: Girltype Behaviors serves your daily dose of snack punk with a side of root vegetables.

CHEF: Wesleyan’s oldest 10 piece Hip-Hop-Funk-Soul-Rnb-Jazz fusion ensemble!! Cookin’ and servin up the hottest jams in the central Connecticut region since ’13.

THE GOOD LONELY: Three sophomores playing dance tunes. They are very excited about the new LCD Soundsystem album.

Doors at 9
Music at 9:30

Date: Saturday, February 25
Time: 9PM-1AM
Place: Music House (200 High Street)

Patricelli Seed Grant Finals

pcRebecca Jacobsen ’16 writes in:

Wesleyan University’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 PCSE Seed Grants. These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture.

Each team will pitch their project or venture and engage in a Q&A with a panel of judges. The pitches and interviews are open to the public and will be broadcast via Facebook Live on the Engage at the Allbritton Center Facebook page — “like” the page to get a notification we go Live on Friday!

Read more about the finalists here!

Date: Friday, February 24
Time: 11AM-1PM
Place: Pitches broadcast on Facebook Live (held in Boger 112)

Apply to be an NSO & Academic Peer Advisor!

peeradvisorsFrom Michael Ortiz ’17:

The Deans’ Office is looking for talented and motivated students to become Academic Peer Advisors and NSO Peer Advisors for the 2017-2018 academic year. Academic Peer Advisors are juniors and seniors who work during New Student Orientation (NSO) and throughout the academic year to support Wesleyan’s faculty advising program and enhance student access to academic resources, while NSO Peer Advisors work through New Student Orientation (NSO) towards the same goals. Academic Peer Advisors will receive training, give individualized peer advice and facilitate workshops for groups of students regarding metacognitive learning strategies, time management, public speaking, study, and exam preparation strategies. Link to the descriptions & applications for both positions can be found here.

Deadline: Apply by Monday, February 27

Muhal Richard Abrams Quintet

abrams_quintet_highlightFrom the CFA

Legendary pianist and 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Muhal Richard Abrams performs with his Quintet, featuring trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, vibraphonist Bryan Carrott, drummer Reggie Nicholson, and bassist John Hebert. At the forefront of the contemporary music scene for over 50 years, Mr. Abrams co-founded the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in Chicago in 1965, and has performed with Max Roach, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Emeritus Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, Marty Erlich, Kronos Quartet, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago, among many others.

Fee: $28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18.

Date: Friday, February 24
Time: 8PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18 $28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students.

Saving the Earth at the State & Local Level

vtgovFrom the Allbritton Center:

Former Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will speak on Climate Change and Public Policy: Saving the Earth at the State and Local Level.

Peter Shumlin ’79, Governor of Vermont 2011-2017, has been a pioneer in developing state-level policies to combat climate change, including the 2011 Comprehensive Energy Plan with a goal of achieving 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Under his watch 15,000 jobs have been created in clean energy, solar panels have increased by 1000% while the cost of solar has fallen 60%, and wind generation has increased 400%.

Date: Thursday, February 23
Time: 7-8:30PM
Place: Shanklin 107

duo :: duo

cfaFrom the CFA:

Two ongoing collaborations drawing on dance, sculpture, and electronic and acoustic sound—Kata Kovacs and Tom O’Doherty (Berlin) and Visiting Instructor in Dance Abigail Levine and Associate Professor of Music Paula Matthusen (New York City/Middletown)—come together for the first time in this shared space.

Date: Thursday, February 23
Time: 9PM
Place: Beckham Hall

Paintings, Prints, and Plush Animals

pppaFrom the Greet Street Teaching and Learning Center:

Join us for the opening reception of “Paintings, Prints, and Plush Animals” an exhibit featuring Wesleyan students Maria Ma ’17, Aidan Bardos ’17, and Xhonia Robinson ’18.

Date: Thursday, February 23
Time: 6PM
Place: Green Street Teaching and Learning Center

The Sloth: Let’s Talk About Sex

slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooothLizzie Shackney ’17, Zazie Alter ’17, Laura McIntyre ’17, and Liv Ryan ’19 all write in together:

The Sloth is a storytelling collective that puts on 1-2 story slams each semester (v similar to another story slam with maybe a similar name)! At these story slams, each storyteller gets 5 minutes to tell a story related to a chosen theme. It’s non-competitive and always fun.
The theme this round: let’s talk about sex. We’re searching for storytellers who want to talk about sex (however you choose to define it) – the good, the bad, the weird, the magical, the disgusting, the XYZ…you name it, you tell it.

Send a 2-3ish sentence story pitch to wesloth[at]gmail[d0t]com by TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28th

Storytellers will be chosen on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1st
The show will be SATURDAY, MARCH 4 in 200 Church at 8 pm

Date: Submit by Tuesday, February 28; Show on Saturday, March 4
Time: 8-9:30PM
Place: 200 Church