Category Archives: Events

Annual Dance Showcase!

Anna Krotinger ’19 writes in:

Come check out 16 of Wesleyan’s incredible dance groups for an amazing night of dance!!!
EXLEY PATIO outside SciLi facing Olin
10:00pm Party
10:30pm Show

Along with information about auditions and group meetings, the Annual Dance Showcase brings together a variety of styles including hip hop, contemporary, modern, jazz, African, Caribbean, Bollywood, ballroom, salsa, tap, belly dancing, K-pop, and much more.

Performers include:

Precision Troupe
Precision Ensemble
X-tacy Dance Collective
Fusion Dance Crew
Terp Core
Collective Motion
Wesleyan Ballroom, Latin, and Swing Team
Wes Belly Dancers
Praise Dance

The Annual Dance Showcase is hosted by Precision Dance Company and made possible with the help of Second Stage, graphic designer Ava Bradlow, SALD, the WSA, sound and light board operator Sultan Olusekun, and Sound Co-Op.

Date: Friday, September 21
Time: 10PM party; 10:30PM show
Place: Outside Exley on Church St. (facing Olin)
Rain Location: Movement House
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Repair Cafe

Get involved with the Middletown Community!

Bring your broken phones, busted lamps, ripped pants, dull knives, bicycles, jewelry,

phones, and small appliances to our repair cafe. Skilled volunteers will help fix and teach you how to fix your things—saving you money and keeping items working and out of incinerators and landfills. Tool use and help is free. Participants cover spare part costs or bring their own. Special thanks to Perk on Main for providing coffee and snacks! And to our many volunteer experts for giving their time to help with repairs.

Date: Sunday, September 23
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:Middletown Senior Center, 61 Durant Terrace

Meet Your Greens with Jane Harris

This event comes at you from the Middletown Gardening Club!

Join us in the rooftop garden of the Community Health Center for drinks and a conversation with gardening expert Jane Harris of the Middletown Garden Club. Beer and wine will be provided.

And for those of you not familiar with Meet Your Greens: Middletown Green Drinks, this monthly event provides networking opportunities for anyone who is interested in making connections and exchanging news about emerging environmental issues.

Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 5:30-7 PM
Place: Community Health Center, 675 Main Street

Gordon Career Center Open House

The Gordon Career Center is having an open house!

Come meet our staff, including our peer career advisors, get more familiar with our office, and learn about all of our exciting

services and resources including Cardinal Internships, Summer Grants, WEShadow Externships, Handshake, and our new NYC Career Trek program coming this winter. Enjoy popcorn, apple cider, and cider donuts and enter into our raffle for a chance to win a Wesleyan swag basket.

Date: Friday, September 14th
Time: 1-3 PM
Place: Gordon Career Center
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LGBTQ Ice Cream Social

Check out this event submitted by Mina Khan ’20

What’s a better icebreaker than ice cream? Come to Open House and meet members of your community. Fun friends AND ice cream? Wow! Better come through!

Open House is our campus’s LGBTQ+ program house. We are committed to making our home a space for the whole community. Our house is Your house! Not despite, but Because of your differences!

Date: Friday, September 14th
Time: 5-6:30 PM
Place: Open House


Apply for a Writing Mentor!

It’s only the second week of school, but work is definitely already picking up. The Shapiro Writing Center is putting a call out for potential writing mentees! 

Are you anxious about writing academic papers? Do you want to develop your writing skills over the course of the semester? Would you benefit from having a peer tutor dedicated to helping you with your assignments on a consistent basis? If so, apply for a Writing Mentor! Mentors are Wesleyan students majoring in a variety of disciplines who are specifically trained to help peers with their writing. If matched with a Mentor, you will meet with them once a week for 45-minutes and work on your assignments at any stage in the writing process. This service is completely free, and successfully matched mentees will be given 0.25 credits for working with a Writing Mentor.

Please apply through this form, by Friday, September 14 at 9:00 AM. You will be notified directly about your mentee status through email.

We look forward to working with you!

Date: Friday, September 14th
Time: 9:00 AM
Place: Boger 114


Film Series: Some Like It Hot

1959. USA. Dir: Billy Wilder. With Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon. 121 min.

“I wanna be loved by you, just you, and nobody else but you…” What’s not to love about a couple of fools dressed as women to join an all-female band and escape the mob? Through convoluted comedy hijinks, the bickering buddies learn to regret their wolfish ways even as they cozy up to iconic sex symbol Monroe.

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

Film Series: Black Panther (3D)

2018. USA. Dir: Ryan Coogler. With Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira. 134 min.

Re-immerse yourself in Coogler’s Afrofuturist magnum opus. A charismatic techie, a spy, and a badass general team up, as the women of Wakanda must protect their country from a vengeful Oakland orphan who yearns for the throne. There is also some fellow in a cat suit who does some pretty cool stuff too. Wakanda forever!

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


Film Series: Fallen Angels

1995. Hong Kong. Dir: Wong Kar-wai. With Leon Lai. 99 min.

A hit man and his business partner. A mute delinquent and his father. Wong delves into the turbulent side of Hong Kong life while paying homage to gangster flicks. Like Chungking Express and Happy Together, Angels boasts a killer soundtrack and career-defining work from cinematographer Christopher Doyle.

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