Battle of the Bands

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Head down to Eclectic this Friday for battle of the bands, which will determine the opener for this year’s Spring Fling.

Contestants include:

  • KROOX
  • Baby Gap
  • Featherwood Bee
  • Sky Bars
  • Ladd
  • Grand Cousin
  • Novelty Daughter

Come support your favorite Wes bands!

Date: Friday, April 18th
Time: 10pm – ?
Place: Eclectic
Cost: Free
Facebook: Click Me

Pokemon Battle Night

Alienor Leon ’14 writes in:

For the third year in a row, Wesabi, Wesleyan’s anime and gaming club, is hosting a pokemon battle night! We provide you with 94 trained rental pokemon on X and Y cartridges to choose from, almost all from the original 151. The battles are projected onto a screen for everyone to watch, and in between battles we’ll have fun watching hilarious pokemon videos and eating yummy food. Whether you’re a casual player, a competitive battler, or just want to come for nostalgia, you’ll have a great time!

You can email aleon[at]wes for a list of all the movesets.

Date: Friday, April 18th
Time: 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Place: PAC 107
Cost: Free!

Come see Nat Baldwin in the WestCo Café on Friday

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Double bassist Nat Baldwin will perform in the WestCo Café on Friday. Come hear songs from his new record In the Hollows before its release on April 29. You may also know him the bassist for the Dirty Projectors, or as a contributor to albums by Grizzly Bear, Vampire Weekend, and Department of Eagles. He is a brilliant musician, and, incidentally, learned some of his chops from Anthony Braxton, with whom he studied while living in Middletown. Check out his luminous new music video for “In the Hollows.”

Opening will be HAP, whose music has been variously described as “lend[ing] itself well to dancing” and sounding “like Dirty Projectors played out of a gameboy,” and who will perform in the company of The Admiral, an antique radio, their other-than-human fifth bandmate. Check out their phenomenal album Corners here.

Also opening will be producer Clement Gelly, premiering his sample-ample new album Salvatore’s Paradise, available here. Check out this song cowritten with Jack Ladd ’15, and see also “Wake Up,” a rap track.

Date: Friday, April 18
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Location: The WestCo Café
FB: here
Cost: $0

WESU wants your Prefrosh

 From your favorite campus radio station, WESU:

 In honor of WesFest WESU will be hosting an open house! Come hang out with some awesome WESU board members and get a tour of the station.

 Date: TOMORROW, April 18th
 Time: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
 Place: the same building as Broad Street Books

WeSLAM presents: The Big Slam ft. Jon Sands

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WeSLAM’s doing it big:

Wesleyan’s THIRD ANNUAL INTERCOLLEGIATE POETRY SLAM is coming to you this Friday at 8 PM in the CFA Hall! The 2014 WeSLAM team will be competing against Oneonta and a storm team: you (and your prefrosh; bring them, too!) don’t want to miss this. Four rounds of incomprehensibly awesome poetry, a taste of the WeSLAM team doing what it does on the intercollegiate scene and the talented (and, rumor has it, ridiculously huggable) Jon Sands – why would you miss this? Show up early and guarantee yourself a seat.

Date: Friday, April 18th
Time: 8pm
Place: CFA Hall
Facebook: Get at it

Ability and Wellness at Wesleyan

student_wellness_showoff-1024x723 (1)This just in from Sarah Kalish ’14:

Join students from Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights, Active Minds, and the Peer Health Advocates for a conversation about disability/ability, health, and wellness at Wesleyan. Feel free to bring any questions you may have relating to any aspect of campus life or transitioning to college. We invite anyone interested in discussing these issues as well as learning about disability and health activism on campus to join!

Date: Today, Thursday April 17th
Time: 4:15pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Rooms 115 and 113
Cost: Free!

 

WSDR Film Screening of “Wretches and Jabberers”

background_homeFrom WSDR:
Join Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights for a film screening of “Wretches and Jabberers”. The film follows two men with autism, Tracy and Larry, as they travel around the world. Through their journey they meet many different people and engage them on the subject of autism in an effort to reimagine and reframe perceptions of disability. Tracy and Larry immerse themselves in new cultures and examine public attitudes toward autism. The film runs 90 minutes and there will
be snacks as well. See you there!
Date: Thursday, April 17th
Time: 8pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Rooms 115
Cost: Free/none

Film Series: Crystal Fairy

2013. Chile. Dir: Sebastia?n Silva. With Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffman. 98 min.

After chatting up “Crystal Fairy” at a party, douche-y expat Cera accidentally recruits the oft-nude heroine on a quest to find a magical hallucinogenic cactus. Tensions flare as they drive across Chile, thundering towards a secluded beach where the climatic drug trip will play out in all its (strangely moving) glory.

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

Wesleyan Boxing Club

From Caitlin O’Keeffe ’17:

Whether midterms are getting you down or you just want to make some bad@$$ new friends, check out Wesleyan Boxing Club – you’ll get a great workout and be trained by a Golden Glove winning boxer!

Gloves are provided, wraps are requested though not required, and a smile is mandatory!

Regular Training times are Thursdays at 4:30 & Saturdays at 3:00

Date: TODAY, April 17th
Time: 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Place: Freeman Multipurpose Room
Cost: a smile