Category Archives: Events

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Tuesday Support Group

From Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator Alysha B. Warren:

The Sexual Assault Support Group for female-identified survivors will be held on Tuesdays beginning September 23rd-December 2nd from 5:30-6:45PM. Meetings will follow an open support group format and participants determine group topics each week.

Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator (awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) for more information.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 23rd-December 2nd
Time: 5:30-6:45PM

Mount Eerie @ BuHo

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From Matt Fine ’15:

Phil Elverum is a singer/songwriter who goes under the moniker of The Microphones and Mount Eerie. He is going to be playing a small, stripped down, performance in Buddhist House at 8. His music combines elements of lo-fi and folk music with brief elements of black metal and noise, finding beauty within dissonance.

Check out these videos.

Date: TONIGHT
Time: 8 PM
Place: BuHo

Ballroom, Latin and Swing Informational Session

From Josephine Ho ’16:

Ever wanted to learn cha-cha or waltz? How about swing, rumba, tango, and more? Already love these dances and want to keep dancing at Wesleyan? Check out Ballroom, Latin, and Swing Team’s first lesson/ informational meeting! No experience, no partner and no audition necessary.

Date: Today, September 21st, 2014
Time: 3:15PM
Place: Usdan Fayerweather 106

The MINDS Foundation Interest Meeting

MINDS-Lotus3From Jenn Cummings ’16:

The MINDS Foundation is a non-profit started by Wes alumni that promotes a grassroots approach to mental health and neurological disorders in rural India. We believe that mental illness is not just US issue- it is a global issue.

Come by if you want to work with the chapter on campus this semester! We’ll be planning fundraising events and events to promote awareness on campus. We’ll also be discussing our next issue of Headspace, an interdisciplinary journal that looks at mental health issues through a diverse array of artistic and scientific media.

There will be chai and/or baked goods.

Date: Sunday, September 21 — today!
Time: 7-8 PM
Place: Albritton 107
Website: http://www.mindsfoundation.org/

Annual Dance Showcase TONIGHT

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The Annual Dance Showcase involves all of the active dance groups on campus and gives new students a taste of each group’s style. Along with information about auditions and group meetings, the Showcase brings hip hop, contemporary, modern, ballet, step, breakdancing, African, dancehall, and much more onto one stage on one exciting night.

Performers include:
Precision Troupe and Ensemble
X-tacy
FUSION
WesMalai
WesBLAST (Ballroom Latin and Swing)

Film Series: The Leopard

1963. Italy. Dir: Luchino Visconti. With Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon. 187 min.

 

The times, they are a-changin’ (in 1860s Sicily). During the tumultuous unification of Italy an aging aristocrat contemplates history, class, and his family’s legacy in the face of imminent political and social upheaval. From ballroom to battlefield, lavish cinematography and magnificent settings transmit a powerful sense of nostalgia for a bygone era.

Tonight’s screening of the digital restoration of The Leopard will be the PREMIERE SCREENING on the Goldsmith Family Cinema’s new 4K DCP (Digital Cinema Projector).

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

A Public Conversation with Silvia Federici

From Matthew Garrett:

The Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Presents: A Public Conversation with Silvia Federici. Please join us for a discussion of activism, theory, and the history and future of struggles for the commons.

Date: Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Time: 4:15PM
Place: Vanguard Lounge, Center for African American Studies, 343 High Street

Check after the jump for more information.

Call 2 Artists/Exquisite Corpse

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Some words from  Sophia “Sophia Jennings” Jennings ’16:

Method Magazine and SWERVED are teaming up with Columbia’s PostcryptArt Gallery for a Wes/CU show in NYC on October 24th. Over the course of a month, we invite you to start working on anything. It can be a story, a poem, a painting, a drawing, a photo, a beat, anything.

On September 29th, we’ll send it to NYC, where a group of Columbia artists will keep working on it. Then they’ll send it back to us by October 7th. You’ll take what they’ve done and add to it more before we send it back on October 15th. The Columbia artists will add their finishing touches and by October 24, the piece will be part of an opening at Postcrypt Gallery beneath St. Paul’s Cathedral in Morningside Heights.

If you’re interested in getting involved email msjennings[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by Wednesday, September 24th.

Pep Band Info Meeting

A super-exciting, pep-filled invitation from Melanie Schaffler ’15:

Calling all students with a specific set of oral skills…. The Cardinal Players Pep Band is looking for new members.
-No auditions.
-If you don’t have an instrument, we can rent one for you.
-We only practice for an hour a week.
-Meet people who are actually willing to watch football games with you.
-We’re pretty cute.
Find out more! Come to our info meeting!

Date: Saturday, September 20th
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, room 114

Film Series: Obvious Child

2014. USA. Dir: Gillian Robespierre. With Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffmann. 84 min.

 

In this humbly subversive rom-com, a twenty-something comedian gets more than she bargained for when her drunken one-night stand gets her pregnant – just in time for Valentine’s Day. Slate gives a stellar turn as a young woman adrift in her newfound adulthood, while the film balances plenty of laughs with an earnest and refreshingly honest handling of the unwanted pregnancy.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5