Center For the Arts 

All Upcoming Events

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2015
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2015

May

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Freestyle Love Supreme: A Benefit for Financial Aid
Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
Freestyle Love Supreme—featuring Andrew Bancroft ’00, Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson, Arthur Lewis, and Chris Sullivan—performs their spontaneous fusion of hip hop, improv, and comedy as a benefit for financial aid.
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Artist Talk: A Body in Fukushima
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11:00am
CFA Hall
Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston will talk about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima.
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WESeminar: Robert Dannin - The "Money Shot" and Other 20th Century Artifacts
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1:00pm
41 Wyllys Avenue, Room 112
Robert Dannin P'14 holds a doctorate in ethno-linguistics and anthropology from the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences in Paris. He was the director of Magnum Photos Inc. from 1985 to 1990 and taught urban anthropology at New York University from 1993 to 2003.
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Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2015’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. Curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair.
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Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
Ida, A Novel is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel.
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WESeminar: Ben Foss - Fail Early, Succeed Often: Why One Third of Entrepreneurs are Dyslexic and What This Reveals About Innovation
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 3:00pm
CFA Hall
Ben Foss '95, a dyslexic entrepreneur, had a hard time in early education, but went on to invest in startups at Intel and invent technology for the chipmaker. He now coaches early stage companies in Silicon Valley. He is author of The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan (Random House 2013) and holds a J.D./M.B.A. from Stanford.
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June

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Elizabeth Willis: Live Poetry
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
Wesleyan University Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing Elizabeth Willis will read from her new book Alive: New and Selected Poems.

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July

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Las Cafeteras
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Courtyard (Rain location: Crowell Concert Hall)
Dance to the urban folk of Las Cafeteras from East Los Angeles! The band fuses traditional Afro-Mexican music with alternative sounds.

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Taking Over Space: Exploring Three-Dimensional Paintings by Marela Zacarias
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
Visual artist Marela Zacarias will discuss her site-specific work, combining painting and sculpture with an interest in object history and current events.

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This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VI
Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the sixth in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music, featuring the world premiere of Four Friendly Fugues.

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How to Seduce an Audience? A Talk by Tamilla Woodard and Ana Margineanu
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
Directors Ana Margineanu and Tamilla Woodard of PopUp Theatrics discuss the relationship between performer and audience in an era of digital connectivity and physical alienation.

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Regina Carter Quartet
Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Jazz violinist Regina Carter returns to Wesleyan with the U.S. debut of her Quartet featuring guitarist Marvin Sewell, bassist Chris Lightcap, and drummer Alvester Garnett.
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Okwui Okpokwasili: Embodied Performance/Making the Invisible Visible
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
Okwui Okpokwasili discusses her attempt to make a performance piece that interrogates of the art of making a story, and the reading of race and gender.

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Work-In-Progress Showing of /peh-LO-tah/ and Conversation with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Marc Bamuthi Joseph returns to Wesleyan with a work-in-progress showing of /peh-LO-tah/ — a collaborative work featuring spoken word poetry, dance, music, and shadow animation.

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Blackbird - A Benefit Concert for the Stephanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
An "all-star band" will be performing The Beatles' White Album (1968) in its entirety as a benefit concert to create a scholarship fund in memory of Stephanie Nelson.
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