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Wesleyan Student Visual Art Showcase and Concert

ueootsgCome support Wesleyan’s Visual Artists:

From November 10 – November 23, original prints, drawings and oil paintings by Wesleyan visual artists will be on display at The Buttonwood Tree, Main St’s non-profit performing arts and cultural center.

To kick off the gallery show, The Buttonwood Tree will also sponsor an evening of performances by Wesleyan musicians on Thursday November 10 at 8:30 pm.

Date: Thursday, November 10 to Wednesday, November 23
Time: 8:30-10:30PM
Place: The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center

(More info after the jump) 

Weekend Fun @The Buttonwood Tree

buttonwood treeAre you an artsy person? Do you know about the Buttonwood Tree? Whether you answered yes or no, read on:

Unsatisfied with Wesleyan’s weekend nightlife? Want to organize a new event and you need a cool space to do it in? The Buttonwood Tree has what you’re looking for!

The Buttonwood Tree is a non-profit performing arts center located on Main Street (right next to It’s Only Natural). We have a performance space as well as a bookstore, art gallery, and concession stand.

We are looking for students to create Friday and/or Saturday night events that run from 11pm-2am. You could book the space for your band, coordinate an open mic, poetry readings, debates, studying?!? host a dance party, almost anything you want!

Send your ideas and/or questions in an email to thebuttonwoodtree[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject “Wesleyan space rental.” You can also learn more about us on our Facebook page. Can’t wait to hear from you!

There is no start date or end date! Do cool things off campus!

Alex Vans & The Hide Away

Courtesy of Anne-Marie Cannata from the Buttonwood Tree:Alex-Vans

Indie rock band Alex Vans & the Hide Away is coming to the Buttonwood Tree TONIGHT!

Alex Vans turns his keen pop culture observations into guitar laden indie rock with tight melodic hooks and sincere lyrical sensibility. His genre-bending music celebrates the musical diversity of artists like Bob Mould and Buffalo Tom, all tied together by Vans’ lyrical wit and cynicism.

Date: February 21st
Time: 8PM-10PM
Place: The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main St.
Cost: $10

Buttonwood Tree Seeks Wesleyan Band For Paid Opening Set

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You heard right — paid.  Elizabeth Halprin ’14 writes in with an opportunity for your talented student band to earn money playing music.  Isn’t that the dream?

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Community Center: in Middletown is looking for an indie rock sorta band to perform on March 1st with Higher Animals. We’d need a 45 – 55 minute set, and the band would get 1/3 of the door profits. Tickets are usually $10, $5 for students.

Please email thebuttonwoodtree(at)gmail(dot)com if you’re interested.
Seems pretty straightforward to me: Step One: Email the fine people of The Buttonwood Tree.  Step Two: Advertise the heck out of this show.  Step Three: ???.  Step Four: PROFIT.
When: Friday, March 1st.
Contact: thebuttonwoodtree(at)gmail(dot)com
Deadline: Apply soon!  As in, now!

Brighter Dawns Benefit Concert

Eric Wilson ’15 invites you to a concert for Brighter Dawns. The Wesleyan founded non-profit aims to provide a slum of Khalishpur, Bangladesh with clean water, with the larger initiative of empowering women and improving health conditions.

Performances include Men with Bad MannersVocal Debauchery (VD), and many more!

Brought to you by the Middletown Arts: Social Justice class.

All proceeds will go to Brighter Dawns.

Time: today, 7-9 p.m. 
The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main Street
$5 donation

Anything Goes Open Mic Night With WESU

WESU 88.1 FM is hosting an open mic night at The Buttonwood Tree every first Monday of the month, starting this Monday, October 3rd.

Some performers from Middletown’s favorite non-commercial radio station will bring their songs and poetry to the stage but anyone is welcome to sign up and perform.

  • Date: Monday, October 3
  • Time: Signups at 7:30 PM, performances begin at 8
  • Place: The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main St.
  • Price: $3-5 donation suggested