Category Archives: Events

Inferno: A Homecoming Show

From Prometheus:

Some like it hot, but others like it ablaze – Come see Prometheus, Wesleyan University’s best and only fire-spinning troupe perform a dizzying array of fire-fueled performances!

Check out the Facebook event here.

Date: Saturday, November 4th
Time: 8:30 PM
Place: The lawn outside of Alpha Delta Phi and 200 Church

Freestyle Circle at PsiU with Circles & Ciphers

improvisation and police abolition. This space will feature live instrumentation, and will invite all of campus to freestyle rap/sing, drum, key, horn, and bass, alongside some of Chicago’s leading artists and activists!

you’re invited to bring any live instruments, beats, bars, or dope movements you want to share!

Circles & Ciphers is a Chicago based restorative justice organization led by young people of color who are prison-, court-, gang-, and DCFS- involved. Using Hip-Hop infused peacemaking circles, they empower participants to transform legacies of violence, incarceration, patriarchal masculinity, and disengagement.

 

Date: Friday, November 3rd
Time: 9- 11 PM
Place: PsiU

48 Hour Phone Film Festival, hosted by Cardinal Pictures

From Chris Jackson:

Do you have a phone?
Does it record video?

If you answered yes to both of these questions, you’re ready to take part in Cardinal Pictures’ 4th Annual 48 Hour Phone Film Festival!

It begins at 5 pm on Friday, November 3rd and ends at 5 pm on Sunday, November 5th.
You can submit your films anytime between then!

We are also doing a 7 Second Film Challenge as part of the festival, where all the films are limited to 7 seconds (same rules apply, except the runtime is limited to 7 seconds).

Sign up using this form linked here anytime before 1 pm on Friday the 3rd!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbQgKd1t0_oZwDUnmblf3wxoHnLXCKFWFlIA-sDTXFwYhjCA/viewform?usp=sf_link

The films will be screened on Sunday at a time and location TBA. There will be yummy food and great company.

Date: Friday, November 3rd – Sunday, November 5th
Time: 5 pm on Friday to 5 pm on Sunday

Continue reading to see the guidelines:

The Politics of Knowledge: FGSS 2017 Fall Symposium

Please join the FGSS faculty and students in celebrating 40 years of gender studies at Wesleyan with a special panel of alumni on Homecoming Weekend. Alumni will share their insights about how the study of women, gender, sexuality and feminism has influenced them, how they have put their learning into practice, and why gender studies matters in the world in and outside academia.

Date: Friday, November 3rd
Time: 3:30-5:00 PM with a reception immediately after
Location: PAC 001 (Symposium) / PAC 229 (Reception)

Aviva and Lucas//Washboard Slim & The Bluelights

From Maggie Rothberg ’20:

Get off campus this Saturday night and come hear WASHBOARD SLIM & THE BLUELIGHTS at The Buttonwood Tree on Main Street! The Bluelights have been performing their blues, jugband, early jazz and rockabilly mix throughout the United States for over twenty five years.

Wesleyan’s own AVIVA AND LUCAS, a bass and guitar duo whose music blends indie, pop, and Brazilian melodies, will open the show.

The Buttonwood Tree is a nonprofit community arts organization/music venue/art gallery/used bookstore/all-around gem of Middletown– if you haven’t been there yet, this show is your chance to check it out.

Admission is $10 with your WesID!

Date: Saturday, November 4th
Time: 8 PM
Location: The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center, 605 Main St, Middletown, CT, 06457

Apply to Be a Writing Tutor

From Emery Frick, Ford Fellow:

If you love to read, write, and — most importantly — help others with their writing, apply to be a writing tutor this spring!

The Writing Workshop has begun soliciting applications for the Spring 2018 writing tutor positions. Apply now—the quick and easy pre-application form is available here (link: http://wesleyan.edu/writing/writingworkshop/resourcesforstudents/becometutor.html) and is due by Friday, November 3rd at 5 PM.

Tutors will be compensated for one semester of work with a $500 stipend and 1/2 course credit in the Writing Certificate. All tutors undergo a two-day intensive training session at the beginning of the spring semester, followed by check-in meetings on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 12-1 PM.

There are two steps in the application process:

1. The pre-application form. This is a short form indicating your interest in applying for a position.

2. The full application is due on Friday, March 10 at 5 pm. Applications are to be delivered to Ford Fellow Emery Frick’s office (Shapiro 307).

To learn more, visit our website. Please direct any questions to Ford Fellow Emery Frick at writingworks@wesleyan.edu or Interim Director of Academic Writing Meg Furniss Weisberg at mweisberg@wesleyan.edu

Date: Friday, November 3rd

Time: 5 PM

Place: Shapiro 307

Mondo Table Talk

From Zenzele Price ’18:

We’re halfway through the semester– do you have a short story you can’t quite finish? A screenplay you’d like to hear out loud? You’re in luck- it’s time for the second Table Talk with Amy Bloom! Bring all your plans (drafts, outlines, concepts, you name it!) for all things prose, and get ready to workshop with Amy Bloom and the Wesleyan writing community.

Free pizza (from MONDO!) great people, and valuable critique!
Don’t miss this chance to praise, pity, and parse your writing (or anyone else’s.)

Come to chat, come to snack, come to share!

Date: Thursday, November 2 (today!)
Time: 5-6pm
Place: 116 Mount Vernon (Shapiro Center)

Film Series: Special Free Preview Screening – The Shape of Water

2017. United States. Dir: Guillermo del Toro. With Sally Hemmings, Vanessa Taylor. 123 min.


“Yes, Del Toro’s latest flight of fancy sets out to liberally pastiche the postwar monster movie…But it’s warmer and richer than the films that came before. Beneath that glossy, scaly surface is a beating heart.”
– Xan Brooks, The Guardian

“A ravishing, eccentric auteur’s imagining, spilling artistry, empathy and sensuality from every open pore.”
-Guy Lodge, Variety

“The Shape of Water has a generosity of spirit, as if del Toro is extending a hand in comfort and understanding.”
-Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

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

BA/MA Panel

From the Office of Graduate Student Services:

Hear from current students and the Director of Graduate Student Services about the ins and outs of the fifth year masters program. There will be current BA/MA students from departments across NSM (bio, chem, CS, E&ES, psych) discussing their experience with the program: how they decided to do it, what it’s like to apply, what it’s like to be a BA/MA student at Wes, how they worked out housing, and advice for future students. Please join us! People of all majors and genders are welcome!

Date: Tuesday, October 31
Time: 12-1PM
Place: Boger 114

Film Series: Deep Red

1975. Italy. Dir: Dario Argento. With David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi. 127 min.


A British jazz musician stumbles on the grisly murder of a famous psychic – a harbinger of more deadly things to come. Massive meat cleavers, cherry-red ooze, and childhood trauma lurk around every corner in this sadistic, candy-colored stomach-turner that’s as terrifying as it is aesthetically striking.

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