Tag Archives: fun

Procrastination Destination: 99 Problems but a Stitch Ain’t One

Hi friendos. Today, I’m going to talk about knitting. Nobody in my life ever loved me enough to teach me how to knit, so I learned exclusively through videos like this. Now, I’m a straight-up string freak, up to the point where I have a folder of downloaded Ravelry patterns on my computer.

But here’s the secret: It’s easy. Too easy. What you need:

Second Stage Presents: Weekend of Workshops ROUND 2!!!

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Second Stage Workshop Queen Maya Herbsman ’17 writes in:

Welcome to Weekend of Workshops Round 2!! This time around we are teaching a WHOLE BUNCH OF EXCITING NEW THINGS!!!!

This weekend we have workshops for DIRECTORS, ACTORS, PLAYWRIGHTS, STAGE MANAGERS, DESIGNERS (Costume, Set, Lights, Sound, EVERYTHING!), DRAMATURGS AND MORE! As always, all workshops will take place in the ’92 Theater and will last around an hour unless otherwise specified. We’re doing some amazing stuff this weekend, come check us out and email Maya Herbsman (mherbsman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) with any questions!

Click through the jump for the schedule and descriptions of each workshop:

The MASH 2015 Open Call for Bands

Ben Spiegel ’15 writes in:

The MASH is looking for musicians to play for our annual campus-wide concert next fall! The MASH will be mashing on September 11, 2015 from 2pm-5pm on three outdoor stages across campus. All types of music and any size group welcome.
Performers should submit contact info to The MASH staff by May 6, the last day of classes using the form HERE. We will follow up with all bands who submit before the end of the year.

Please direct any questions or inquiries to Ben Spiegel ’15 (bspiegel[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Hanna Oravec, CFA (horavec[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

Date: Sign up by May 6th (tomorrow!) for an opportunity to perform in September 2015
How to sign up: Use this form!

Grand Cousin’s Final Wes Show w/ all-caps LADD and Faceplant

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Straight from Evan Low ’14 of Grand Cousin:

Grand Cousin is playing its final Wesleyan show ever tonight at Earth House with spicy awesome opening acts ALL-CAPS LADD and FACEPLANT!!! This is your last chance to see us before we head to Iceland to start our tour of Norther Europe and SIBERIA!!!!!! SO let’s make this the best DANG show ever and pack as many people as humanly possible into a tiny, sweaty ROOM!!!!!!!!!!!

Love,
Grand Cuzzy

Date: TONIGHT, Friday May 2nd
Time: 9:30PM – 1:30PM
Place: Earth House
Cost: Free!

P.S. Grand Cousin just released a new single, “Oxygen”. Listen to it, right now!

Follow the band on FacebookTwitter, and their website!

Zonker Harris Day

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Zonker Harris Day is a music festival-art smorgasbord-spring time-event for all. On Saturday, April 19th, 9 bands will play in the WestCo Courtyard from 11:30 AM to ~7 PM. Specially-selected foodstuffs and art supplies will be at your disposal, and Whey station will be serving a signature Zonker sandwich in the Courtyard! WestCo will be your sandbox.

Here’s the Facebook event. Setlist and poetry after the jump!

Suggest Movies for the 2014-15 Film Series

Have you ever complained to your friends that your favorite movie is never available to watch in 35mm? Want the chance for your cinematic voice to be heard by the Wesleyan masses? Want more Fellini? More Michael Bay?

We have just the survey for you…

Submit any and all suggestions for next year’s Film Series calendar! Or if technology frightens you, write them down and drop them in one of the Film Series suggestion boxes around campus. We want to know what you want to watch.

Sign Up for the WSA Kickball Tournament

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From Lizzie “Shack Attach” Shackney ’17 and Key “I’m a Boss” Session ’17:

Gather your student group, sports team, house, hallway, and friends to sign up for the WSA Kickball Tournament! It’ll be at the Bacon Field House starting at 12 pm on Sunday, April 6th and it’s totally free. Sign up and get your friends to come cheer for you. There will be music, excitement, and $100 for the winning team, bobble water bottles for the runners up, as well as the pride of being able to say that your student group/friend group/whatever is the best (at kickball).

Sign up HERE by Friday, April 4th.

Date: Sign up by Friday, April 4th (Actual kickball tournament is on Sunday, April 6th!)
Time: 12pm-6pm on April 6th
Place: Bacon Field House
Sign Up: HERE HERE HERE

Procrastination Destination du Jour: Coffitivity and Other Coffee-Related Things

Is it weird that I’ve bookmarked so many coffee-related websites despite the fact that I don’t drink coffee?

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It’s that time of year, folks: The writers of Wesleying are bringing you our biannual Procrastination Destination feature, where we post a frenzy of addictive, pointless, and/or awesome links to help you get your procrastination on every day for all of finals (today + reading period + actual finals week). Have a link you think would be rad for Procrastination Destination? Email us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.

First link in our PD lineup: Coffitivity.

Did you know that the “ambient noise of a coffee shop” can boost your creativity and productivity? Neither did I, but apparently Coffitivity knows more than us. I stumbled upon Coffitivity over a year ago and immediately spent 30 minutes playing with the coffee shop settings trying to find the right “category” of sounds. Was it Lunchtime Lounge (described as “bustling chatter of the lunchtime rush”), University Undertones (“The scholarly sounds of a campus cafe”), or something more meta, like Morning Murmur (“A gentle hum gets the day started”)?

Whatever you choose, I can promise this: You too will spend a large chunk of time trying to find the perfect setting and volume. For an app that claims to make you more productive, it might take you a little while to get to that point.

Read after the jump to see more coffee fun-ness.

Blacklight Capture the Flag

UCAB has another fun Thursday night in store:

Attention all trigger happy Cardinals: UCAB is throwing down in Beckham Hall once again! Bring your blacklight friendly clothing and join the UCAB team for a night of Nerf Dart/flag capturing fun! Remember that all attendees will be entered into a raffle to win an iPad mini! See you there!

Date: Thursday, October 24
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Facebook: Event page