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MIX Potluck @ 200 Church

Rebecca Wyzan ’15 offers free food and free puns:

Do you take your papusas with kimchi? Ever wonder why gumbo isn’t always made with Polish sausage? Don’t know why you should ever have to choose naan over injera? Is your idea of a well rounded meal enchiladas and sashimi? WE GOT YOU!

Come to the MIX Mixer (pun always intended) Potluck, bring delightfully and experimentally mixed cuisine (or not, you can just bring hummus), and mingle with some damn fine multiracial, multiethnic, and multicultural folks.

If you are interested in becoming more involved with MIX this semester or just want to know what we’re all about, drop by and show us some love!

Date: Today, March 1
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: 200 Church
Cost: Free

Rocket Power: Molly Rocket and the Crooks Boogie at 200 Church


When I arrived home Saturday night after chowing down on some meatsicles and spring rolls at Lan Chi‘s soft opening, I realized that I was compelled to see a show. The night before, I had a religious experience at The Stepkids, Sidewalk Dave, and Featherwood Bee in the Chapel. Before that, late Thursday night, I was fortunate enough to see most of Delicate Steve’s set at Eclectic, where he blew minds and melted faces.

So, in order to keep my streak off seeing fabulous live music alive, I headed out to see Molly Rocket & The Crooks (Molly Balsam ’14, Lindsay Shapiro ’14, Ian Anderson ’14, Matt Gross ’15, Robby Caplan ’14, Henry Peterson ’14, Atticus Swartwood ’14) with openers Robert’s Don (Robert Don ’15, Matan Koplin-Green ’15, Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15). (Molly Rocket and The Crooks will be sharing a bill with The Taste and Grand Cousin at Psi U this Saturday at 10:30, Facebook event here.)

Robert’s Don, who also got the party started before Delicate Steve Thursday evening, warmed the crowd up with a surprising amount of groove juice emitted from just three members. Most notable was Koplin-Green’s head bobbing, which basically looked like this. I must say, I was a little distracted by a rather competitive game of billiards and missed most of Robert’s Don’s set, though I would advise against you doing that next time they perform. (For more of Robert Don’s music, click here.)

Molly Rocket & The Crooks and Robert’s Don @ 200 Church


From Molly Balsam ’14:

Some of you have seen us once, and have been craving more ever since. Others have never seen us, and you don’t know what da fux you’re missing. But it’s officially official, MOLLY ROCKET & THE CROOKS ARE BACK! Come Rock Out. Come Dance. Come Bounce Your Faces Off. There might be free Taco Bell…

Molly Rocket & The Crooks is:

Molly Balsam ’14: Lead vocals and Piano
Lindsay Shapiro ’14: Back up vocals and harmonica
Ian Anderson ’14: Guitar
Matt Gross ’15: Guitar
Robby Caplan ’14: Bass
Henry Peterson ’14: Tenor Sax
Atticus Swartwood ’14: Drums

Middletown Potluck Meeting

Is this politically correct?

Righteous dudes Ari Ebstein ’16 and Bulelani “Jills” Jili ’16 write in with news of a new student group seeking to forge new bonds and strengthen existing relationships between Weskids and Middletown residents. Interested? Peep the following:

come to our first meeting, we’re trying to not suck
rather bring all together with community pot lucks
pot stickers, pot pies, pot brownies and more!
we’ll welcome one and all with an open front door
Middletown Potlucks is a group dedicated to organizing potluck dinners between Wesleyan students and Middletown residents. With the goal of creating community one dish at a time, we seek to develop meaningful relationships with our neighbors over common meals and shared stories. Tired of learning about social justice and diversity solely in the classroom? Then come to our first meeting and help us get this ball rolling. We’re a new group, so we need all the volunteers and energy we can. See you there! :)

Date: Tomorrow, February 12
Time: 9 pm
Place: 200 Church
Cost: Free your mind and your ass will follow

Open Mic at 200 Church

Lily Myers ’15 and Kate Weiner ’15 want you to bring your inner poet/singer/cookie monster to 200 Church this Tuesday!

Come share your creative work — writing, music, art, anything — at 200 Church. Cookies will be provided (probably). Absolutely no experience is required.

This is a great chance to show off anything from that song you’ve been composing in the shower or that short story you’ve been writing on the back of Usdan napkins in a relaxed, non-competitive environment with current and soon-to-be-your friends.

Sign up by being at 200 Church at seven and asking one of the hosts to put you down to perform. Late signups are accepted throughout the open mic.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 5th
Time: 7 PM
Place: 200 Church
Why: Cookies, performances, and people.
Bring: Yourself and everyone you know.

Happening Almost Right Now: First SHOFCO Meeting

Why choose between bold and ALL-CAPS when you can do like Ari Fishman ’13 and get the BEST OF BOTH WORLDS?

There’s so much to plan: this month, the school started their new term, there’s a new class of pre-kindergarten, and the gender-based violence clinic is up and running! Let alone the fact that Chelsea Clinton did a report on SHOFCO on NBC

Our first meeting of the semester will be
at 9pm
at 200 Church.

Date: Tonight, January 29
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Place: 200 Church
Cost: Free

Acoustic / Improvisational / Participatory Rap Concert

From Ari Ebstein ’16:

No amps, no amps – just some double bass, box drum, cello, guitar, and audience rhythm (spoons, snaps, whatever we can think of) supplying the beat for some socially conscious bars and HOOKS. Come sing along!

The concert is part of a movement called the 1-0 movement which is a movement deemphasizing individualism and reemphasizing community – moving from 1s (individuals) to a 0 (circle / community), and inverting the semiotic concepts of 1 and 0 to do that. Ie; 0 = full, whole, and 1 = nothingness, finitude, etc. Themes of the bars will include: debt, pathos, gender, sustainability, consumerism, computers, love, and more.

In going with the ideological theme of the concert, the performance seeks to break down the hierarchical rapper / audience divide. There will be opportunities for audience input and an open mic section for whoever would like to get up and spit some bars. There will be a writing desk just outside the venue for people to write down some
lyrics if they so choose.

Bring money to donate here.

Seating limited! So show up on time. :)

Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Place: 200 Church
Cost: Free

200 Church Clothing Swap

Remember that party you went to? The one where you saw that girl in that overwhelmingly sparkly dress-tube-thing? Or that boring riveting lecture on fruit flies where you saw that guy in the cool band t-shirt? As the weather gets warmer, it’s been really tough to go sit on the hill where everyone is dressed more ironically more interestingly than you. Fortunately, Reese Sy ’13  is a problem solver, and has given you the opportunity to steal everyone else’s clothes:

Need to spring clean? Don’t want to pack up all your old clothes? Tired of your old wardrobe? Want to mix it up? Come to the 200 Church Street Clothing Swap!

Date: Saturday, May 5th
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Place: 200 Church
Cost: Swap is a 1:1 ratio. Also, clothes must be cleaned (we want to wear you, not smell you)

What’s more, unclaimed clothes (aka sweater vests) will be donated to Middletown Goodwill.

Open Mic at 200 Church

Kate Weiner ’15 invites you to share feelings artfully:

Come to an open mic to share anything and everything or nothing at all (you can just cheer on!). There might be a pretty colorful lamp, but we don’t know yet for sure. No promises. BUT there will be cookies and an opportunity to listen, share, and be inspired!

Time: Today, 8-10 p.m.
200 Church

Discussion with Prof. Stewart: Big Finance and Environmental Justice

Ross Levin ’15 writes in about “Bank of America,” a pressing new release by avant-garde Wesleyan band Chilly Phoenix a discussion taking place at 200 Church:

Join students and faculty at 200 Church on Tuesday at 4:15 PM for an open discussion on the troubled relationship between the American finance industry and the environment, facilitated by Professor Brian Stewart. What role does the finance industry currently play in climate change, pollution, and other environmental problems? Can the finance industry be reformed to play a positive role in moving towards a sustainable economy? What can we, as students, do to speed up this process?

This is part of Bank Transfer Week, a series of events leading up to Bank Transfer Days on Thursday, Friday, and Monday, when representatives from local credit unions will be on campus to help students start accounts and leave the big banks behind. In addition to the Inside Job screening last week and this discussion and the Bank Transfer Days, we will be having a march to the local branch of Bank of America to let them know we don’t want our money supporting their corrupt practices–stay tuned for more info on that, and for more information on Bank of America, look at the links below:

Date: Tuesday, April 24
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: 200 Church
Cost: $15 in monthly fees from Bank of America