Category Archives: Events

Film Series: Guardians of the Galaxy… IN 3D

2014. USA. Dir: James Gunn. With Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana. 121 min.

 

In Marvel’s most madcap movie to date, that guy from Parks and Rec, that blue girl from Avatar (now green), two-time Oscar-nominee Bradley Cooper (as a raccoon), and Vin Diesel (as the plant he was born to play) team up against impossible odds to…well…guard the galaxy.

***Our first 3-D presentation ever!*** 

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

A Symphony Á La Carte

From Andrew Chatfield:

Sample some of the greatest treasures of orchestral literature as the Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, showcases a selection of movements from several large-scale symphonic works, and presents an opportunity for the audience vote on which composition they would like to hear in its entirety in the spring. Become a part of the repertoire decision-making process!

Date: Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Time: 8PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

Fall Faculty Dance Concert—“To Not Forget Crimea: Uncertain Quiet”

From Andrew Chatfield:

In response to recent political changes in Crimea, the premiere performance of “To Not Forget Crimea: Uncertain Quiet,” by Associate Professor of Dance Katja Kolcio, explores issues of historical memory, home, and cultural narrative as they relate to the history of Tatars, native Muslim inhabitants of Crimea, and their complex relationships with Ukraine and Russia. This event is part of “Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.”

Date: Friday, October 24th, 2014
Time: 8PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: $8 general public; $8 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

Yiddish Dance Extravaganza

From Andrew Chatfield:

An evening of live klezmer music by Wesleyan’s klezmer band Veeblefetzer and Yiddish dancing led by Steve Weintraub. Co-sponsored by the Music Department and the Jewish and Israel Studies Program.

Date: Friday, October 24th, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM
Place: The Bayit

VIO/MIRÉ/Daniel Fishkin’s DEADLION/Rachel Connor’s Photo Show

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From Angus Macdonald ’16:

VIO?MIRÉ:

“From the swell of cello to the ripple of pump organ to the baronial flight of trombone to those voices – soaring, too, on surging wings of their own design – Vio/Mirè is a band destined to be many things. But first and foremost, when you hear the hum and thrum of their music, and can even see it come into view, over the treetops or rising from the earth, what they are is a band borne of the land, sea, and mountains jutting into canyons of sky.”

Daniel Fishkin’s DEADLION
romantic oscilloscope music fuck u hell yay

Rachel Connor’s Photo Show
Also a band, not an exhibit

Date: Today
Time: 8 pm
Place: Eclectic

The Sacred Tales w/ Harry T, Same Sex, and The Raised by Wolves @Eclectic

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From Elise Blanchard ’14:

It’s been proven 3453 times that seeing people, relaxing, dancing and listening to great music when under pressure can save your life. So drop the post-break blues or the winter-hating crisis, and stop complaining about (home)work . Just take a break and come to Eclectic to enjoy some of the best 23rd century punk alternative ambient rock post punk shoegazing indie rock. And if you don’t like any of those genres, I think you will like the show even more. Or the show might make you vomit on someone you will end up marrying and raising annoying kids with. I mean it’s your call but I think you should give it a try. Give the show a try, not the kids. Kids are gross. Proven countless times.

Check out these links of the bands:

the sacred tales
Same Sex
The Raised by Wolves 

And invite your friends unless you don’t like your friends

FB event page.

Date: Friday, October 24th
Time: 10:30 PM
Place: Eclectic 

Sonatas and Interludes—Keyboard Music by Cage, Scarlatti, and Macbride

“In David Macbride’s music, one finds technical skills of a high order, a direct lyricism that informs the most complex passages.” —Newsday

David Macbride, Professor of Composition and Music Theory at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford, performs selected sonatas by John Cage, Domenico Scarlatti, and original works based on those composers for harpsichord, piano, and prepared piano. The program will be announced using chance operations.

When: Friday October 24th from 8-10pm
Where: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: FREE!

Klezmer, Dancing, and Food with Veeblefetzer and Steve Weintraub

Via Matthew Stein ’16:

Veeblefetzer (hip hoppin’ klezmer band) + Steve Weintraub (incredible Yiddish dance leader) + home-cooked dinner (yummy and free) = a nakht to remember! No dancing experience necessary, but wear comfortable shoes! Check out the event on Facebook.

Current Members of Veeblefetzer:
Matthew Stein, fiddle
Josh Davidoff, clarinet
Sophie Breitbart, clarinet
Angus Macdonald, guitar
Ben Klausner, guitar
Ben Zucker, trombone
Dylan Awalt-Conley, drums
Matt Chilton, bass

Date: Friday, October 24
Time: 5:30-7 PM
Place: The Bayit, 157 Church Street

Ski Week and Team: Informational Meeting

1012288_10152907748880466_132374472047363929_nFrom Michael Creager ’15:

Interested in Ski Week!? We know you are, its okay to admit it to yourself. Come to our Informational meeting at 9:30pm Thursday (10/23) to hear about how you can experience, the legend, the myth, and the shenanigry that is SKI WEEK 2015!!

We don’t even have to ask the question, we know you’re game for Ski Team too! That meeting will directly follow the Ski Week meeting at 10:15 the same night!

Be There. Be The Dog. Woof.

Here’s a Facebook Link.

Date: Today
Time: 9:30 PM
Place: Exely 150 (Tischler Hall)