Category Archives: Culture

Star and Crescent Opening Week Menu !!!

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House
LUNCH- 12:00-12:35
DINNER- 5:00- 6:45
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE
EVERY DAY!!!

MONDAY-
DINNER- Greens w/ Creamy Cilantro Dressing. Chile & Lime Marinated, Grilled Shrimp or Roasted Tofu, Spanish Rice, Garlic Black Beans, Chipotle Salsa, Fried Tortilla Strips
DES- Chocolate & Cayenne Cake w/ Raspberry Coulis and Whipped Cream

TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Sautéed Corn, Spinach & Mushroom Ancho Mole Enchiladas w/ Chicken or Tofu
DES- Mango Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Carrot Ginger Vin. Masaman Curry w/ Chicken or Tofu & Jasmine Rice
DES- Banana Cream Pie

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Grilled Flank Steak or Portobello & Cheese on Focaccia w/ Roasted Sweet Onion & Pepper, Cheddar & American Cheese
DES- Strawberry & Banana Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Pesto Gemeli, (Fresh Basil, Toasted Pine Nuts, Parmesan, EVOO, Garlic) w/ Grilled Chicken or Tofu
DES- Berry Crisp w/ Whipped Cream

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Corn & Poblano Chowder w/ or w/ out Bacon. Scallion & Smoked Paprika Garnish, Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES- Oatmeal, Walnut, Chocolate Chip, Craisin Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Dal Saag w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan
DES- Lemon Poppy Cake, Berry Coulis & Whipped Cream

The MASH: Interviews with Good Morning CT, Bonanza, and Johnnie Gilmore ’18

The Mash at Wesleyan University, Sept. 9. (Photo by Caroline Kravitz)

As you probably know by now, there is a fun event coming up this weekend called The MASH. The MASH is a performance event that happens every year during the first week of classes. It provides spaces and resources for different bands, singers, and artists to share their talent. Shoutout to Harrison Nir ’19, the student intern who has done a ton of work to make this event happen this year, and also Hanna Orovec, the staff member in the CFA that oversees the event. Give Josh‘s post a read if you want to know more about how this all came together. All of the groups that perform are Wesleyan affiliated, whether it be alumni bands like the one Michael Roth ’78 is in, faculty artists, or new ensembles like Good Morning Connecticut (GMCT). Below are some short interviews of student bands, including the aforementioned group GMCT, and another called Bonanza. We’ve also got some words from bassist Johnnie Gilmore ’18.

Douglas Cannon Spotted in the Career Center

It’s Reunion & Commencement Weekend, which means campus is crawling with wealthy alumni; nervous soon-to-be-graduates; underclassmen working temp jobs as ushers or golf cart drivers or squatting in their senior friends’ houses; and, of course, Wesleyan dads.

In between all the snoozing on Usdan couches, schmoozing on Foss Hill, engaging in Senior Week shenanigans, chasing after famous alumni currently on campus (shoutout to Joss Whedon ’87, Matthew Weiner ’87, Craig Thomas ’97Carter Bays ’97, Santigold ’97), and packing up your life’s belongings with your parents (godspeed), you may have missed an important piece of Wesleyan history reemerge in the Gordon Career Center.

That’s right: after a multi-year absence, the Douglas Cannon has made an appearance once more. Read past the jump for more details

Beginners Javanese Gamelan

Randi Plake writes in:

Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble. The concert will include a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.

Date: Thursday, May 4th
Time: 7 PM
Place: World Music Hall

TRAILER: Wesleyan Senior Thesis Films 2017

We’re a couple days late on this, but w/e, some of us have three finals due before the last day of classes. (Why?? Why?????)

Anyways, do you have senior film major friends/crushes/friendcrushes/Wescams? Do you want to see some cool short films that they put a ton of blood, sweat, tears, and Kickstarter money into? Then I highly, highly recommend checking out the Senior Thesis Films at the Goldsmith Family Cinema on May 12-13.

Don’t believe me? Check out this kickass trailer, edited by Ostin Fam ’17:

Wesleyan Korean Drumming and Taiko Ensembles

Randi Plake writes in:

Wesleyan’s Taiko Drumming Ensemble, directed by Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan, performs the thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese kumi daiko drumming. The Korean Drumming Ensemble, directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Jin Hi Kim, plays a variety of mesmerizing rhythmic patterns from the samulnori repertoire. Several dynamic and exciting styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary sounds from each culture.

Date: Friday, May 5th
Time: 8 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

Spring Faculty Dance Concert—“Shake”

Randi Plake writes in:

“Shake” is a rambunctious and tender duet born out of a nine-year friendship between Wesleyan Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka and Bates College Associate Professor of Dance Rachel Boggia. The world premiere of their first choreographed work features their shared love of vibratory movement, smooth breath, and cheesy humor; and influences including Ghanaian dance forms, American postmodern dance, fake tap dance, bad jokes, and life experiences.

Date: Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th
Time: 8 PM
Place: CFA Theater

Holi

Kavya Padmanabhan ’18 writes in:

~~~~~COME CELEBRATE HOLI WITH SHAKTI!!!~~~~~
PARTY AT 2:30PM, COUNTDOWN AT 3PM

Holi is a South Asian festival celebrating spring and renewal. To celebrate the vibrance and excitement of the new season, people throw colored powder (gulal) at each other.

Make sure you wear clothing that you don’t mind getting stained!

*****VENMO AND CASH ACCEPTED*****

Shakti members will be selling Holi shirts for $7 in Usdan at LUNCH AND DINNER on May 1st (Monday) through May 5th (Friday). IF YOU HAVE A SHIRT YOU GET TWO BAGS OF FREE POWDER!!!!!!!

The event is free and unticketed, but you’ll need colored powder to participate! You can buy powder on Foss the day of for $1 a bag.

Date: Saturday, May 6th
Time: 2:30-4:30 PM
Place: Foss Hill
Cost: $7 for a Holi shirt, $1/bag for colored powder
Facebook event

South Indian Music Student Recital

From Randi Plake:

Students of Adjunct Assistant Professors of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan and David Nelson perform music from the Karnatak tradition of South India. Performances will feature vocal and instrumental music, percussion, and solkattu (spoken rhythm).

Date: Wednesday, May 3
Time: 7pm
Place: World Music Hall