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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


Dinner with Bassem Eid

bassameidFrom Cardinals for Israel:

Come join Cardinals for Israel, as we welcome Bassem Eid, a Muslim Palestinian humans rights activist and political analyst. Eid is the founder of the Jerusalem based Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Organization. He is an outspoken advocate not only for Palestinian rights, but also for peace between Palestinians and Israelis. All are welcome. Typhoon will be served :)

Date: Wednesday, February 22
Time: 6PM
Place: PAC004

Barbara Held at Wesleyan

cfaFrom the CFA

Barbara Held is a flutist, composer, and sound artist who lives in Barcelona, Spain. She has commissioned and performed a very personal body of new repertoire for flute by both Spanish and American composers, including Professor of Music Ronald Kuivila’s “Electric Wind” and John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Emeritus Alvin Lucier’s “Self Portrait.” She has a continuing interest in composing with the sensuality of the rhythm between sound and image.

Date: Tuesday, February 21
Time: 9PM
Place: World Music Hall

Rho Epsilon Pi Rush

repRho Ep wants you to rush:

Come meet Wesleyan’s only female identifying sorority, Rho Epsilon Pi, in our Spring 2017 Rush Process. We will be having many events throughout the next two weeks. Follow our Facebook page for the schedule of events and for more information

Find out more from the Facebook event!

Date: Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 26

BeTheArt: SOC Art Show

betheartFrom Ujamaa:

Ujamaa’s Black History Month Presents it’s BeTheArt Showcase dedicated to the creative students of color either displaying their visual work or grand performances. This is dedicated to platform for students to be seen and heard and all are welcome to support and have fun! The open reception is on the 23rd, but the work will stay in the gallery for the weekend of the 24th-26th of February. Thank you and please do come and witness the performances on opening night!

Date: Thursday, February 23
Time: 4-9PM
Place: Zilkha Gallery

“This Is It!” The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce—Part XI

cfaFrom the CFA:

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the eleventh in a series of fifteen CD-length recitals of his piano music, featuring his work for harpsichord. Highlights include the first complete performance of “A Book of Pieces for the Harpsichord,” and the world premiere of “Polytonal Fantasy for Two Harpsichords” with guest artist Elena Zamolodchikova; plus music for viola and harpsichord by Alvin Etler and Dick Higgins, with guest artist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

Date: Sunday, February 19
Time: 3PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall