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WILD Wes Workday

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If you’ve been curious about that crazy garden growing behind Weshop, stop by the first WILD Wes workday of the year to learn more and get involved in its design and maintenance. All are welcome, whether you’re an experienced gardener or you’re just interested in sustainability (or you want free homegrown kale and plums). People who know anything about scaring away groundhogs are particularly welcome.

Workdays happen every Saturday from 1 to 4 pm, and weekly meetings are TBD. You can read more about WILD Wes here and here and connect with the group through OrgSync.

Date: Saturday, September 13
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: WestCo Courtyard
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WESU Concert: Boldy James, Gifted Higgz, Kill-F

Jesse “Morocco Mike” Brent ’13:

boldy james2WESU’s Spring Concert Series concludes on Friday, April 12th with:

  • Boldy James, a wildly inventive, cool-headed MC from Detroit. He’s due to release a new project with prolific producer The Alchemist later this year.
  • Gifted Higgz, an up-and-coming MC from RIGHT HERE IN MIDDLETOWN.
  • Kill-F, the mysterious controversy whose music was too hot for the Internet. Read about (and listen to) his EP here.

This event is on Facebook, but it’s also outdoors in real life. And it’s free. And open to all.

We hope — WE SUpplicate — to see you there.

Date: Friday, April 12
Time: 9 – 11pm
Place: WestCo Courtyard (rain: WestCo Café), 18 Foss Hill Drive
Free: AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

WILD Wes Workday

Sick of being cooped up inside? Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton ’15 invites you out to the pristine wilderness of WILD Wes for a workday:

Hey all!

Come out tomorrow from 12-4 for the weekly WILD Wes workday in the WestCo courtyard! We just got the seeds to sprinkle for ground cover across the entire site — but we have to move a bunch of extra wood chips first, and we’re trying to get it all done before the colder and wetter the weather sets in. Stop on by, learn about some plants, touch (or don’t touch) some dirt, think about where you actually are — it’ll be sweet! Also, if all goes well this weekend, come on by next weekend to help seed the meadow and ground cover for everything!

Date: TODAY, September 29th.
Time:
Noon-4:00PM
Where:
WILD Westco Courtyard
Cost:
Free

The Bea’les on WestCo Skybridge

It’s been a great couple of days in the WestCo courtyard. After an amazingly fun, happy Zonker Harris Day, the Bea’les (Matt Hurwit ’12Jordan Lewis ’13, John Ryan ’14Sam Long ’12, Howe Pearson ’12, and Abaye Steinmetz-Silber ’12) played on the WestCo skybridge for an energetic crowd in the courtyard below. They played about an hour long set of Beatles classics and crowd favorites; lots of dancing ensued.

I’m really glad the skybridge is being utilized as a music space this year.  

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Tanlines Bring “Real Life” to Zonka; Bouncin’ Ensues

HTML overlord Tobias Butler ’13 sends in video evidence of synth-pop duo Tanlines’ compulsively danceable ’80s nostalgia-fest in the WestCo Courtyard yesterday afternoon. The Brooklyn-based outfit took the stage after sets by tried-‘n-true Wes bands Lyon’s Den (read: not Lioness), North Paw, Yeoman’s Omen, Treasure Island, Spring Fling openers Peace Museum, and Grand Father. The clip depicts a whole lotta bouncin’ happening to the beat of Tanlines’ minor hit “Real Life,” which appears on the group’s just released debut LP Mixed Emotions. High five to the weather, too—there’s something to be said for the first sunny, uninterrupted Zonker Harris day since when I was a prefrosh.

Be sure to check out 2:03, when the whole front section of the crowd jumps in unison, and don’t miss A-Batte’s freakish arm choreography at approximately 00:45. Scroll on for a few more images from Tanlines’ and Grand Father’s spirited sets at Zonker Harris Day 2012.

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WILDWes Sheet-Mulching Work Day

If you (a) are on campus this week and (b) know what sheet-mulching is, you’re in for a treat: WILDWes sheet-mulching work days. It’ll be just like Woodstock, but without the drugs, or Janis Joplin.

Details via WW rep Manon Lefevre ’14:

This coming Thursday and Friday, WILD Wes will be hosting sheet-mulching work days from around 10:00 to 5:00 in the WestCo Courtyard, and we would love for you to join us! We will be out there breaking down cardboard, laying out compost and mulch, and potentially doing some digging. If you are confused as to where the Courtyard is, need more information, or just want to send moral support, contact Manon Lefevre ’14 at 860-918-8830 or Andrew Pezzullo ’13 at 207-615-7742.