Category Archives: Events

Rocky Horror Picture Show


Lucy Rubin ’17 writes in:

We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange journey- a journey through the craziest night in the lives of the newly engaged Brad and Janet. After a flat tire halts their trip to see an old science teacher, the couple stumbles upon Dr. Frank-n-Furter’s castle, filled with servants, groupies, party guests, and his very own live experiment. Come see the campiest, sexiest horror parody movie this side of Denton! Absent Toast, Wesleyan’s very own Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast performs the midnight cult classic right in front of the screen, with full audience participation.

Doors Open at 11:00
Pre-Show Begins 11:30
Show Starts Midnight

Date: Wednesday, May 6th
Time: 11:00PM
Place: CFA Hall

The MASH 2015 Open Call for Bands

Ben Spiegel ’15 writes in:

The MASH is looking for musicians to play for our annual campus-wide concert next fall! The MASH will be mashing on September 11, 2015 from 2pm-5pm on three outdoor stages across campus. All types of music and any size group welcome.
Performers should submit contact info to The MASH staff by May 6, the last day of classes using the form HERE. We will follow up with all bands who submit before the end of the year.

Please direct any questions or inquiries to Ben Spiegel ’15 (bspiegel[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Hanna Oravec, CFA (horavec[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

Date: Sign up by May 6th (tomorrow!) for an opportunity to perform in September 2015
How to sign up: Use this form!

Recital: South Indian Voice and Solkattu

An exciting invitation from the CFA:

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

Date: Tuesday, May 5th – tonight!
Time: 7:00pm
Place: World Music Hall

WesWinds Spring Concert

The CFA invites you to tonight’s WesWinds concert:

The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble, under the direction of John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce, performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion, including music by Timothy Mahr, Percy Grainger, Karl King, Samuel Hazo, and Eli Fieldsteel.

Date: Tuesday, may 5th – tonight!
Time: 8:00pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

Wesleyan Student Film Festival


From Ella Israeli ’17:

“Blood, sweat and tears meet camera and action!”

Come see a selection of student-made short films hosted by the Wesleyan Film Project. There will be snacks, comfortable seating and CINEMA. No tickets needed.

Date: Wednesday, May 6
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Place: Exley 150
Cost: $0.00

Ebony Singers Spring Concert

The CFA invites you to tonight’s Ebony Singers concert:

An evening of great gospel music by Wesleyan’s Ebony Singers under the direction of Dr. Marichal Monts ’85 will sooth your soul and lift your spirits.

Date: Monday, May 4th – tonight!
Time: 8:00pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $5

Video Art: Final Screening

It’s not just video, it’s art! Come to the Digital Design Studio this Wednesday any time between 5 and 7 for some free snacks and cool art!! (Digital Design Studio? Where’s that, you ask?? The entrance is in the back of Davison Art Center, on the side of the parking lot.) There will be a continuous screening of the final projects for ARST480//Video Art. Did I mention FREE SNACKS??

Featuring work by:
Ben Velaise 18
Carlos Lopez Jr. ’16
Emily Wilson ’15
Grant Lounsbury ’17
Haenah Kwon ’17
Hannah Norman ’16
Heather Whittemore ’17
Jake Katofsky ’16
Shea Fitzpatrick ’18
Tristan Bass-Krueger ’15
Alison Lam ’17
Tiffany Liang ’17
Wyatt Krutsch ’18

Date: Wednesday, May 6
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Place: Digital Design Studio
Cost: Free!

Writing Prize Winners Read at Russell House

Selected student winners of the Wesleyan writing awards will read from their work on Wednesday, May 6th in the Russell House.

The speakers will include:
Anna Strzempko 17, winner of the Boylan Award for an outstanding piece of journalistic work
Nora Canby 17 and Rebecca Michelson 15, co-winners of the Herbert Lee Connelly Prize for an outstanding piece of creative nonfiction
Madalena Henning 15 and Markeisha Hill 16, co-winners of the Sarah Hannah Prize for an outstanding poem
Rachel Kaly 17, winner of the Horgan Prize for an exceptional short story
Hea-Ream Lee 15, winner of the James L. McConaughy Prize for the best essay on a specialized subject, written for general readers
Amy Mattox 17 and Katherine Gibbel 15, co-winners of the Sophie Reed Prize for the best poem or group of poems
Quinn Frenzel 16, winner of the Wesleyan Fiction Award for an outstanding piece of fiction

This event is free an open to the public. Click here for more info or call 860-685-3448.

Date: Wednesday, May 6
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Russell House

Apply to Work at Russell House

Professor Anne Greene and Kim-Frank Fellow Rachel Warner ’14 write in:

Love the writers and poets who come to speak at the Russell House? Want to get paid to watch them read? Come work for the Russell Series of Prose and Poetry!

At the Writing Programs we are hiring several students to join the staff of the Russell House for the fall semester. You will work closely with the Kim-Frank Writing Fellow, helping to run the visiting writers’ talks. Duties include greeting the campus audience and members of the public, managing the reception, setting up and breaking down each event, and helping to meet the speaker’s needs. Perks include meeting the authors (and having your books signed!) and sharing the reception food after the event, including desserts from the Green Room. Applicants should be well-organized, polite, and calm in the face of last-minute problems.
To apply, please send the following material to Rachel Warner at
russellhouse[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by 4 p.m. on Monday, May 11:
1) A statement of interest that describes your work experience.
2) A resume, if you have one available.
3) Your spring class schedule and a list of any other time commitments you’ve already made.

Date and time: Applications due Monday, May 11th by 4:oopm
Send applications to: Rachel Warner, russellhouse[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

A Celebration of “Silent Sounds”

Celebrate the writing excellence of students in Middletown Public Schools, grades 6 through 12, and hear their winning submissions of essays, short stories, and poetry from the annual literary magazine “Silent Sounds.” Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts, Community and University Services for Education, and the Middletown Public Schools Cultural Council.

Date: Wednesday, May 5
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Place: CFA Hall
Cost: Free