Category Archives: Events

Vigilante Margarita/Bernd Klug/James Strong

11021455_734389261206_1614464370501490656_oA last minute request from Ben Zucker ’15:

EMG (experimental music group) presents
the first EMG show of the year! ?

Vigilante Margarita  The Buenos Aires based trio, Vigilante Margarita is landing in the US for the first time to do a tour in NY and surroundings. VM is: Cecilia Grammatico (drums, samplers), Guillermina Etkin (voice, piano) and Cecilia Lopez (voice, synthesizer). Vigilante Margarita is a Buenos Aires based trio of indie/experimental rock. www.vigilantemaergarita.com.ar www.vigilantemargarita.bandcamp.com 

Gary Lawson on the Decision of 1803

unnamedGary Lawson, a professor at the Boston University School of Law, will speak on whether the United States has gotten too big for its Constitution, whether this massive size contributes to political disfunction, and what might be done to remedy the problem if it is indeed a problem.

Contact radelstein[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for the accompanying paper, “One (?) Nation Over-Extended.”

An informal reception will follow. This is the second of four lectures on Centralization and Decentralization hosted by the Allbritton Collaborative Cluster Initiative.

Date: Wednesday, March 4 (today!)
Time: 4:15 PM
Place: PAC 002

Africanizing Technology Conference

An invitation from Jasmine Mack ’16:

Africa has long been a space of technological innovation and adaptation despite popular Western media depictions to the contrary. In fact, Africa is at the center of global technology stories such as the history of nuclear proliferation. Recently scholars have documented novel uses of contemporary media technologies on the continent, as well as adaptations of older technologies such as studio photography or the automobile, all of which have had rich and complicated social impacts. Writers, artisans, and farmers have also created new technological cultures, while many African medical professionals have responded to technologically ‘poor’ environments by improvising basic solutions. Africanizing Technology aims to highlight and interrogate these and other technology stories on the continent from an interdisciplinary perspective.

More information after the jump:

Westco Open Mic

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Bryan Schiavone ’17 writes in:

Come to the last open mic before spring break! you can perform (come
at 8) or watch (come at 8:30) or neither (don’t come). It’ll be fun
and 100% not stressful.

Date: Wednesday, March 4th
Time: 8:30 PM-9:30 PM
Place: Westco Cafe
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Structure Lab

JoySepiaWeb-1216391666-1172What are the essential differences between for-profit and non-profit organizations? If you want to start a business or create social change (or both!), what do you need to know about the various legal structures, corporate forms, and relationships that will come into play?

Joy Anderson ’89 — president of Criterion Institute and instructor of Wesleyan’s “Money and Social Change” course — will answer these questions and more in her patented program Structure Lab, a hands-on, learning-intensive session on the enterprise of social change.

Read more about Joy Anderson and Structure Lab here. Registration is required, and space is limited.

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
Register here

Spring Break Shuttles

bus break imageFrom Transportation & Wesleyan Box Office — only three more days to book yr spring break transportation!

Spring Break Shuttles are on sale now!! Get your ticket outta here for spring break between now and March 4th from the Usdan Box Office or online at www.wesleyan.edu/shuttles.

Buses to Boston and New York are $25 and depart on Fri 3/6 at 5pm and return at 3pm on Sun 3/22.

Shuttles run to the Bradley Airport for $20 on Fri 3/6 & Sat 3/7. Returning Sat 3/21 & Sun 3/22.

And shuttles run to the New Haven Train Station for $15 on Thurs 3/5, Fri 3/6 & Sat 3/7. Returning Sat 3/21 & Sun 3/22.

Seats are limited so book today!

Booking Deadline: Wednesday, March 4
Place: Usdan Box Office (open 10 AM – 4:30 PM)
Cost: $15-$25

Green Solutions Auditions

An invitation from Charlie Martin ’16:

You are cordially invited to come audition for the new Wesleyan Film Project short film, written and directed by Charlie Martin.
Green Solutions is a dark comedy about two gardeners who discover a horrible secret in one of their clients’ backyards, leading them on a morally-shaky escapade of bad decisions.
The roles of our two protagonists are waiting to be filled. We’re looking for people who can make us smile, even in the face of terrible circumstances. So if you’ve got what it takes, then come on down and take a read!
Also, if you’re a scary looking guy, we can work around that too!!

Date: Sunday, March 1st – today!
Time: 4:01pm – 6:01pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, room 113

Music at The Russell House: Stanley Maxwell

Andrew Chatfield invites you to a concert this afternoon:

“Hearing this quartet bop their way through their own brand of modern jazz is like a cleanser for the overexposed mind, as the four players manage to create an ensemble-sized sound with a wealth of nuance and compositional thoughtfulness.” —Home Grown Music Network
The Connecticut-based quartet Stanley Maxwell plays original music that blends tight arrangements with intricate group improvisations. The conservatory trained group of musicians features Andy Chatfield on drums, Mark Crino on bass, Eric DellaVecchia on alto saxophone, and Evan Green on piano.

The group has built a grassroots name for themselves at colleges and festivals throughout the northeast since 2001, combining the virtuosic and the simple into a visceral concoction, which helped lead to their winning “Best Jazz Band” in the Hartford Advocate’s Grand Band Slam Readers’ Poll in 2007, 2009, and 2010.
The group also won “Best Jazz Song” at the 7th annual Independent Music Awards, as well as the Relix Magazine November 2007 “JamOff” contest for unsigned artists.
At Wesleyan, the band will present acoustic arrangements of original tunes from the past decade, including several world premieres.

Date: Sunday, March 1st – today!
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Place: The Russell House

Film Series: Seven Chances (with LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT)

1925. USA. Dir: Buster Keaton. With Keaton. Approx 90 min, including shorts.

 

Buster can claim his inheritance if he gets married in a day, but the poor lad just can’t seem to catch a break. Either he’s being rejected by every gal he knows, or he’s being chased over streets and hillsides by a hundred ferocious would-be-brides. Live musical accompaniment by Ben Model (MoMA) and some short films round out a night of slapstick hijinks.

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

Last Night for Auntie Stein’s Smiletime Pizzaburger Palace

From Russell Goldman ’17:

A new play written and directed by Russell Goldman and Mitchell Stone
Inspired by the album “SMiLE” by Brian Wilson
Music Director: Jacob Feder
Stage Manager: Celina Gray Bernstein
Assistant Stage Manager: Alison Silverstein
Presented by Second Stage

Who’s hungry? SMiLETIME, a modern parable for troubling times, follows a German matriarch who creates the most successful non-chain fast food restaurant in central Ohio. The restaurant skyrockets to fame after appearing on Guy Fieri’s “Diners Drive-Ins and Dives” and plummets to
one-star Yelp reviews after Auntie Stein’s unexplained disappearance. Now, in the face of a special surprise Auntie left behind, the employees of SMiLEtime must deal with their own insecurities as they confront a greater truth.

Starring:
Zacko Brint
Max Cembalest
Adam DeSantes
Emily Feher
Michael Matthews
Zoë Thrasher
Jessica Wolinsky
and introducing Josh Weiner as Guy Fieri

Set Design: Phillip Heilbron
Light Design: Maia Golden
Costume Design: Sofie Rose Somoroff
Prop Design: Emily Feher
Sound Design: Griffin Deary
Choreography: Sara Feldman
Master Carpenter: Henry Lombino
Master Electrician: Nola Werlinich
Publicity: Anthony Dean

WARNING: This play contains “objectionable” content that is not recommended for viewers under 18.

Have a great day!

Date: Tonight, Saturday February 28
Time: 8 PM
Place: Westco Cafe
Cost: Free! Come whenever