All Upcoming Events

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2022
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2022

September

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Opening Reception: Nick Raffel Exhibition
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

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Nick Raffel’s work in sculpture, installation and digital modeling considers architectural and infrastructural systems which facilitate the flow of air, water and gas. This reception will include a curator talk by Associate Director of Visual Arts and Adjunct Instructor in Art Benjamin Chaffee at 5pm.
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Opening Reception: Renee Gladman Exhibition
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

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Writer and artist Renee Gladman is preoccupied with crossings, thresholds, and geographies as they play out at the intersections of poetry, prose, drawing and architecture. This reception will include a talk by exhibition curator talk by Associate Director of Visual Arts and Adjunct Instructor in Art Benjamin Chaffee at 5pm.
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Opening Reception—Karen Xu: Massive Power Ball
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 12:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

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Celebrate the opening of the new exhibition Massive Power Ball by Karen Xu ’22 in the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center. Refreshments will be provided following a talk by the curators and a walkthrough of the exhibition.

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Virtual Graduate Music Colloquium: Katherine Schofield
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 4:30pm
Zoom

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Katherine Schofield, Senior Lecturer in South Asian Music and History, King’s College London, is a historian of music and listening in Mughal, India and the paracolonial Indian Ocean.
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Kinetic Visualities Exhibition Opens
Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, South Gallery

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The exhibition Kinetic Visualities will present art processes by the members of SAEDA (South Asian Experimental Dance Artists), a United States-based collective which explores shared and divergent artistic processes and disrupts representations of South Asian bodies in the diaspora. This exhibition is part of the 46th annual Navarati Festival at Wesleyan.
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Film Screening: The Other Song
Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

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This screening of the documentary The Other Song will be followed by a Zoom conversation with Director Saba Dewan based in India, and moderated by Assistant Professor of Film Studies Anuja Jain as part of the 46th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.
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B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
Friday, September 30, 2022 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Vocalist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan will be joined by Adjunct Associate Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam as part of the 46th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

October

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Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan
Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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World-renowned sitar virtuoso Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan belongs to the seventh generation of an influential musical lineage. His playing focuses on exploring and expanding the possibilities of the melodic framework for improvisation in North Indian classical music, or raag, often to mind-blowing effect. This concert is part of the 46th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.
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Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 11:00am
World Music Hall

FREE!

This religious service, led by Joseph Getter MA '99, marks the most auspicious day of the year for beginning new endeavors. The audience may participate and bring instruments, manuscripts, and other items for blessing. This event is part of the 46th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.
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Dance Performance: Nrithya Pillai
Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Hall Pillai belongs to the Isaivellalar caste, the hereditary dancing community who were practitioners of the Sadir and Bharatanatyam traditions. A talk-back moderated by Professor and Chair of the Dance Department and Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Hari Krishnan will follow the performance. This event is part of the 46th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.
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Queer Horror: Gravest Hits
Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 8:00pm
Goldsmith Family Cinema, The Jeanine Basinger Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut

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Portland, Oregon's Queer Horror is the only LGBTQ+ feature-length horror screening series in the United States. Gravest Hits presents the silliest and most ghoulish international short films hosted by drag clown Carla Rossi, leaving the audience shook, slain, and screaming for more.

November

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fron/terra cognita + Hostile Terrain (HT94) Exhibition Opens
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

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fron/terra incognita + Hostile Terrain (HT94) is an exhibition comprising a series of lectures, performances, readings, and art installations on the broad theme of borders, migration, displacement, and violence. Programming will provoke reflections on the territorial dimensions of borders and their consequential effects.
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Art Lecture: Vyta Pivo
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 12:00pm
Zoom

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Vyta Pivo is a postdoctoral scholar and Assistant Professor at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan specializing in architectural and urban history, environmental studies, and the U.S. in a global context.
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Everybody
Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

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In Everybody, written by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins, five of the nine actors choose their parts by lottery before every performance. Directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl, Everybody is a wild, involving, provocative,​ hilarious journey for both the actors and the audience.
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Everybody
Friday, November 4, 2022 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

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In Everybody, written by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins, five of the nine actors choose their parts by lottery before every performance. Directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl, Everybody is a wild, involving, provocative,​ hilarious journey for both the actors and the audience.
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Everybody
Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater

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In Everybody, written by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins, five of the nine actors choose their parts by lottery before every performance. Directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl, Everybody is a wild, involving, provocative,​ hilarious journey for both the actors and the audience.
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Everybody
Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

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In Everybody, written by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins, five of the nine actors choose their parts by lottery before every performance. Directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl, Everybody is a wild, involving, provocative,​ hilarious journey for both the actors and the audience.

December

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Korean Drumming and Creative Music
Friday, December 2, 2022 at 3:00pm
World Music Hall

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Beginning and advanced students of the Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble, directed by Assistant Professor of the Practice in Music Jin Hi Kim, play new arrangements of samulnori (percussion quartet) repertoire.
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Fall Faculty Dance Concert
Friday, December 2, 2022 at 7:00pm
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The Fall Faculty Dance Concert will feature new works by Visiting Instructor in Dance Nik Owens ’12 and Assistant Professor of the Practice in Dance and Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies Joya Powell.
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Fall Faculty Dance Concert
Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 8:00pm
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The Fall Faculty Dance Concert will feature new works by Visiting Instructor in Dance Nik Owens ’12 and Assistant Professor of the Practice in Dance and Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies Joya Powell.
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Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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The Worlds of Dance Showcase will feature Wesleyan students performing an exciting array of dance styles from a variety of courses, including Javanese Dance, Bharata Natyam, Hip Hop, Afro-Brazilian, and “Introduction to Dance” classes.
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Senior Thesis Theater Production: Antigonick
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown, Connecticut

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Anne Carson brings Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone into the contemporary world by fracturing it into stupendous imagery and startling, spare language. This production will use the structure of Carson’s Antigonick to explore how theater can function as a ritual to create community and connection. Directed by Sarah Shapiro '23.
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Senior Thesis Theater Production: Antigonick
Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown, Connecticut

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Anne Carson brings Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone into the contemporary world by fracturing it into stupendous imagery and startling, spare language. This production will use the structure of Carson’s Antigonick to explore how theater can function as a ritual to create community and connection. Directed by Sarah Shapiro '23.
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Winter Dance Concert
Friday, December 9, 2022 at 7:00pm
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Wesleyan students across different class years present new group works focusing on a diversity of techniques, methods, and aesthetic approaches.
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Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble
Friday, December 9, 2022 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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The Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Noah Baerman, will present an exciting program of small-group jazz representing a variety of modern jazz traditions and techniques.
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Senior Thesis Theater Production: Antigonick
Friday, December 9, 2022 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown, Connecticut

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Anne Carson brings Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone into the contemporary world by fracturing it into stupendous imagery and startling, spare language. This production will use the structure of Carson’s Antigonick to explore how theater can function as a ritual to create community and connection. Directed by Sarah Shapiro '23.
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Winter Dance Concert
Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 7:00pm
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Wesleyan students across different class years present new group works focusing on a diversity of techniques, methods, and aesthetic approaches.
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West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring Assistant Professor of Music John Dankwa and Assistant Professor of Dance Iddi Saaka, joined by students in West African music and dance classes.