Category Archives: Events

Navaratri Festival: Henna and Chaat

festivalFrom the Center for the Arts:

Experience South Asian culture through henna art and sampling of chaat (savory snacks), hosted by Shakti, Wesleyan’s South Asian Students’ Association.

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 7-8:30PM
Place: Olin Library Lobby, 252 Church Street, Middletown


The Men of Color Talks

men-of-color-talks-2016From Invisible Men:

At the Men of Color Talks, Invisible Men invites Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and Middletown residents over dinner to discuss issues that pertain to men of color on campus, in the Middletown community, and broader social contexts.

The event is open to the public
This Jamaican food is about to be poppin’- don’t miss out

Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: The Vanguard Lounge in the Center of African American Studies

WesUp Presents: ‘Our Night’

wesup-thingJust in time for ~bar night~ is this thing:

WesUp‘s first event “Our Night” will be outside on Wednesday night in Mezzo Grill’s backyard, right off of Washington Street. Expect a beautiful night, accompanied by a tiki bar and a grand stage for performers! There will be plenty of elbow room ;)

The talented and entertaining band The Racquets, who won “The Battle of The Bands” last year are headlining the event with an opening act by DJ Mavrx. This is a 21+ event with a $5 cover charge and there will be a series of Wesleyan inspired drinks including the “Foss Chill” and the “How I Met Your Father”. Of course we remembered the late night food options. Jalapeño Poppers are just a preview!

DJ Mavrx will begin performing at 10pm and The Racquets will start their set at 1145pm.

The Ride has a route that brings you in three minute walking distance to Mezzo. Also, I heard that some people may be unerring there! Otherwise, Mezzo is a ten minute walk from the center of campus. No big deal :)

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Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 10 PM – 1 AM
Place: Mezzo Grille
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Reading By Poet and Artist Dawn Lundy Martin

dawnlundymartin_newbioimage2015-maxfreemanQuinn Frenzel GRAD writes in:

On Wednesday, October 19, 8:00 pm, Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT, the Wesleyan University English Department will host a reading by poet, essayist, and conceptual video artist Dawn Lundy Martin. Martin is the author of three books of poems and three chapbooks, including most recently, Life in a Box is a Pretty Life (Nightboat Books 2015). She is currently at work on Good Stock, Strange Blood (forthcoming from Coffee House Press) and a memoir.

Her non-fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, and other magazines. Martin is a co-founder of the Black Took Collective, an experimental performance art/poetry group of three, and a member of HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? A global arts collective. She has been awarded the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry and a 2016 Investing in Professional Artists Grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Heinz Endowments. Martin is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

In addition to the reading, there will be a Q&A with the poet at 4:30 pm in Downey Lounge.

For more information, contact Valda Ramdial, (860) 685-3613, vramdial[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 8-9:30PM
Place: Russell House

“Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes”—Michael S. Roth Interviews Henry Adams

tula-telfair-landscapesFrom the CFA:

Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth ’78 interviews Henry Adams, Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University and Menakka, and Essel Bailey ’66, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the College of the Environment at Wesleyan, about Professor of Art Tula Telfair‘s new book, “Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes.” Ms. Telfair’s hyper-realistic landscape paintings are at once awe-inspiring and extremely personal. Featured essays by Mr. Adams and Mr. Roth explore the technical and aesthetic aspects of Ms. Telfair’s work, her personal history, and the interplay between realism and invention.

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts and the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program.

Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 6-7:30 PM
PlaceRing Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
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Submit to the Subway Ride: TIME

From Haenah Kwon ’17:

tsrIT’S ABOUT TIME. The Subway Ride, the all-inclusive human expression magazine, is accepting submissions for our Fall’16 magazine and blog, and it is, indeed, about TIME. You know the rules, submit any work (anonymously or not) you have as long as you think it is respectful to others and is vaguely- or closely- related to our theme. Be creative!

We accept videos and sounds/music in addition to printable works.
We will also have boxes traveling around campus (related to ‘REGRETS’ and ‘TIME TRAVEL) (especially near bathrooms and cafes) where you can submit anonymous short pieces, so watch out for those.

Email everything to thesubwayride[at]gmail[dot]com.
More info:

We are, after all, cans of pine-apples (points for you if you get the reference).

1975. Russia. Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky. With Margarita Terekhova. 108 min. 35mm print

Shakespeare said an artist’s role was to hold a mirror up to nature; in this semi-autobiographical work, Tarkovsky does just that, though his looking-glass is a fractured and opaque as human experience itself. The movie weaves a series of haunting, half-remembered dreams as a dying man reflects on his broken past.

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

Omar Fraire – “Quotation_Synergies”

What exactly is this? What does this quotation mean? An intriguing submission from the CFA:

“To crack a nut is truly no feat, so no one would ever dare to collect an audience in order to entertain it with nut-cracking. But if all the same one does do that and succeeds in entertaining the public, then it cannot be a matter of simple nut-cracking. Or it is a matter of nut-cracking, but it turns out that we have overlooked the art of cracking nuts because we were too skilled in it and that this newcomer to it first shows us its real nature, even finding it useful in making his effects to be rather less expert in nut-cracking than most of us.”

Date: Tuesday, October 18
Time: 9-10:30 PM
Place: World Music Hall
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Film Series: Finding Dory – In 3D!

2016. USA. Dir: Andrew Stanton & Angus MacLane. With Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks. 97 min.

Your favorite, forgetful, whale-speaking blue tang buddy is back and she’s looking for answers. The follow-up to Pixar’s 2003 classic dives us back into, and back out of, the ocean for another heartfelt adventure with the turbulent aquatic family.

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

Film Series: Ixcanul

2015. Guatemala/France. Dir: Jayro Bustamante. With María Mercedes Coroy. 100 min.

On the slopes of an active volcano, modernity and ritual collide. Young María works the coffee plantation, goes along with the preparations for her arranged marriage, and dreams of the United States beyond the volcano. Her circumstances provide no room for change, until an unexpected pregnancy complicates matters…

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