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Coffee House Seeks Performers


Yet another plea for student performers during Orientation:

“Coffee House” during Orientation is the alternative to the dance party Bend it at Beckham. We are looking for poets, musicians and other students looking to perform. The description that will be in the schedule is as follows: Looking for a chill alternative to the dance party scene? Drink a cup of coffee, listen to performers, intellectualize, philosophize, problematize… or just relax.

Coffee House will be from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. on Friday, August 31, in the Usdan Cafe.

You will also be guaranteed early housing! Apply! Your performance could be just a minute-long dada poem or a 15 minute-long set; the event is very flexible! Seeking at least one person willing to do a dramatic reading of Kierkegaard.

Apply here.

Orientation Coffee House – TONIGHT!

Don’t want to go to Bend It at Beckham and looking for a chill way to spend your evening? Want to go to Bend It at Beckham, but can’t because you’re not a new student and the security team refuses to respond to your slightly sexual advances? Come check out the annual Orientation Coffee House from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM in the Usdan Café! There will be coffee. There will not be a house.

Set list below:

  • 10:00Kelly Lee ’14 and John Ryan ’14
  • 10:20Molly Balsam ’14
  • 10:40Elizabeth Simon ’12
  • 11:00 – Samuel Long ’12
  • 11:20 – Splee Trio (Owen Callahan ’12, Matt Hurwitt ’12, Ofer Levy ’12)
  • 11:40 – Solomon Billinkoff ’14
  • 12:00 – Patrick Sarver ’14 and Claire Whitehouse ’14
  • 12:20 – Nick Petrie ’12
  • 12:40 – Evan Okun ’13
  • Date: Friday, September 2
  • Time: 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Place: Usdan Café
  • Cost: Free!

Coffee House Performers Needed!

NOTE (7/25/11): The Orientation Office now has a full roster for the Coffee House. Thanks to all who responded!

Are you a returning student in the class of 2012, 2013, or 2014? Looking to perform in the calm, classy alternative to Bend It at Beckham? Want to put up some of your art around the café throughout the night? Sign up for the New Student Orientation Coffee House. Show off your talents to the incoming frosh in a night of soft, acoustic music, dim lighting, and hot beverages. All acts are welcome! Send an email to orientation[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or lmantilla[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you would like to participate.

  • Date: Friday, September 2
  • Time: Slots of at least 15 minutes between 10:00 p.m. and 1 a.m.
  • Place:  Usdan Café

NOTE: Dinner will be provided on Friday, September 2 to performers. Performers will be permitted to move into housing on Friday, September 2.

[Credits to Paula Kerr for that awesome coffee pot image.]