Procrastination Destination: Agar.io

be the dot, become the dot

Agar.io is a game that my friend Joomy Korkut ’17 showed me maybe two years ago, and the basic premise is this — you are a dot. You use your mouse to move your dot around the screen in a network of other dots. When you run into a smaller dot, you absorb it into your body and you get a little bit bigger. But when you run into a bigger dot, you get absorbed by that body and you lose. The catch is that bigger dots move much much slower than smaller dots, so it’s easy to run away from the big dot monsters for a while.

Yoga & Meditation Workshop

From Kate Gilbert ’18:

Enjoy take a pause in your day and let’s come together for an hour of free yoga and meditation, taught by Sonia Max ’17 and Kate Gilbert ’18. We’d love to end with tea. Please bring a mug if you can!

If you have a mat, please bring it. Also, bring a friend!

Date: Saturday, May 12
Time: 5-6:30PM
Place: Allbritton 311
Facebook Event: Here

The Big Drop!

From WesMaSS:

Ever wanted to see stuff falling from the top of Exley? Come see the big drop! Sponsored by WesMaSS and the Free Radicals, students will be throwing everything from fruit to PINATAS from the roof. Come and see some great demonstrations.

Here’s a link to the video from last year:

Cool!

Date: Wednesday, May 10
Time: 4:30-5:30PM
Place: Exley Patio (closest to Lawn Ave)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

From Lucy De Souza ’16:

We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange journey- a journey through the craziest night in the lives of the newly engaged Brad and Janet. After a flat tire halts their trip to see an old science teacher, the couple stumbles upon Dr. Frank-n-Furter’s castle, filled with servants, groupies, party guests, and his very own live experiment. Come see the campiest, sexiest horror parody movie this side of Denton! Absent Toast, Wesleyan’s very own Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast performs the midnight cult classic right in front of the screen, with full audience participation.

Dressing up in your finest corsets, fishnets, and heels STRONGLY encouraged!

Date: Wednesday, May 10
Time: 11PM-2AM
Place: CFA Hall (Ring Family Performance Hall)
Facebook Event: Here!
More on the cast:

Toneburst Electroextravaganza

From the CFA:

The Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Paula Matthusen, teams up with Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht to present a series of works involving live-electronics and the Memorial Chapel organ. The concert will feature world premieres by Linda Buckley, Visiting Scholar in Music Terri Hron, and Jeff Snyder, as well as new works by ensemble members.

Date: Tuesday, May 9
Time: 9-10PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Listen to Trot Fox’s “Do You Realize?” with Lead Vocals from Claire Randall ’12

December was a somber time for many in the Wesleyan community in the light of news of Claire Randall ’12‘s untimely passing due to a horrific act of gun violence. Around a week ago, Nate Mondschein ’12 posted a public status on Facebook announcing the release of Trot Fox’s cover of The Flaming Lips’ “Do You Realize?” The rendition is led by Claire as lead vocalist, and is truly a poignant reminder of the talents that she shared with so many.

Back in the spring of 2016, Claire, Nate, and other members of Trot Fox Gabe Gordon ’11 and Declan O’Connell recorded the first version of the cover during a one-day session at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn. The initial recording was recorded in a single take and, according to Nate, “Claire delivered what remains one of the most honest, astonishingly powerful performances I have ever heard her give.”

The final version of the “Do You Realize” was produced after Claire’s passing, with the help of 30 of her friends and family.

Film Series: Young Girls of Rochefort

1967. France. Dir: Jacques Demy. With Catherine Deneuve. 120 min.


When a fair comes to town, the titular port whips up into a delectable, sherbet-colored spree of jazz and dance and love, for a weekend of crisscrossing missed connections and second chances. At the heart of the musical excitement are twin sisters – “a pair of carefree young things/waiting for the joys that love brings.”

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

Wesleyan Concert Choir

Randi Plake writes in:

The Wesleyan Concert Choir, under direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, presents a program featuring both a cappella and accompanied selections from classical and modern choral repertoire.

Date: Sunday, May 7th
Time: 4 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall