All Upcoming Events

Below are all upcoming events. To view the archives of past events, please click here.


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2019

September

Drag Queens and Radical Faeries and Judys, Oh My!
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 4:30pm
Allbritton Center, Room 311, 222 Church Street, Middletown

FREE!

A panel discussion on gender performance and queer histories in sound and dance hosted by Wesleyan’s Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.
Artist Talk with Marc Erwin Babej and William Wylie
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

FREE!

A presentation and conversation with Marc Erwin Babej and William Wylie, the artists featured in the exhibition "Urban Space, Roman Couture, and A Living Past: Views of Pompeii and Pantheon," curated by Wesleyan Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak.
A Conversation with Taylor Mac
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

A conversation with Taylor Mac, moderated by Sean F. Edgecomb, Assistant Professor of Drama at The City University of New York’s Graduate Center and the College of Staten Island.
Regional Dance Development Initiative
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:00am
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown

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The New England Foundation for the Arts’ Regional Dance Development Initiative co-hosts a community forum, and professional development workshop facilitated by Deborah Goffe MA ’19, with Wesleyan's Center for the Arts and the Dance Department.
Queer Cocktail Hour (21+)
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 5:00pm
Conspiracy, 350 Main Street, Middletown

FREE!

Join fellow audience members for pre-show drink and food specials from 5pm to 6pm at Conspiracy. Ages 21 and up. 
Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater

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Taylor Mac performs the Connecticut premiere of the highly immersive and outrageously entertaining two-hour abridged version of A 24-Decade History of Popular Music highlighting various musical styles and artistic voices.

This event is sold out. A wait list will begin at the venue at 6:30pm on the day of the performance.
Rhonda Larson: Winds of the World
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 3:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

Originally from Montana, GRAMMY Award-winning flutist Rhonda Larson's Winds of the World takes the listener on a journey with an assortment of flutes and her virtual band.
Talk by Professor Sean F. Edgecomb
Monday, September 23, 2019 at 6:00pm
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

FREE!


A talk by Sean F. Edgecomb as part of Wesleyan’s Center for the Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series.
Artist Talk: Netta Yerushalmy Sharing Paramodernities #6 - The Choreography of Rehabilitation: Disability and Race in Balanchine’s Agon
Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 4:45pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street. Middletown

FREE!

Choreographer Netta Yerushalmy, Professor of English and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Christina Crosby, and other scholars discuss a disability- and race-themed segment of Yerushalmy’s multi-part work, Paramodernities. 
Paul Orgel: From Bach to Bruce
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

Pianist Paul Orgel performs music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce, and others.

October

Opening Reception: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Opening reception and performance (at 5pm) for Inaction, a new sculptural and performance-based installation by Brendan Fernandes.
Inaction Performances
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery with Brendan Fernandes and Charles Gowin

FREE!

Students from Wesleyan's Dance Department perform; selected performances by Brendan Fernandes and Charles Gowin.
Netta Yerushalmy: Paramodernities
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater

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The Connecticut premiere of choreographer Netta Yerushalmy's Paramodernities features a series of four dance-experiments, deconstructing landmark dances by Vaslav Nijinsky, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Alvin Ailey.
Master Class: Netta Yerushalmy Deconstructing Dance History — A Studio Practice
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:00am
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown

FREE!

Join choreographer Netta Yerushlamy in a movement workshop that explores, interrogates and re-frames the Western dance canon. This workshop is appropriate for intermediate-level dancers.
Guided Exhibition Tours: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Take a closer look at Brendan Fernandes: Inaction by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Colloquium: Re-sounding Islam—Marking Religious and Aesthetic Pluralism in the Historiography of South Indian Music
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

FREE!

Davesh Soneji, Associate Professor and Graduate Chair of the University of Pennsylvania’s South Asia Studies Department, will give a talk at the start of the 43rd annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.
Opening Reception: Into the Image—Art in Miniature Across the Centuries
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center

FREE!

Opening reception for exhibition of miniature artworks—drawn entirely from the Davison Art Center collection—featuring objects made across several centuries, including pieces by Rembrandt van Rijn and Henri Matisse.
B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Vocalist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam and violinist Nandini Viswanathan.
Guided Exhibition Tours: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Take a closer look at Brendan Fernandes: Inaction by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Dr. Yashoda Thakore: Courtesan Dance from South India
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 4:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Dr. Yashoda Thakore balances the practice of the art of dance with research in her Connecticut debut during the Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan. She has enthralled audiences around the world—from England and Greece to Dubai and Bangladesh—with her flawless artistry.
Bhojanam (Feast)
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 6:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall, 55 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

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Treat yourself to vegetarian Indian delicacies at the Navaratri Festival’s Bhojanam (Feast) following the Connecticut debut dance performance by Yashoda Thakore at 4pm.
Amjad Ali Khan: Sarod Trilogy
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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GRAMMY Award-nominated sarod (19-stringed instrument) master Amjad Ali Khan is joined by his sarod-playing sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash.
Inaction Performances
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery with Charles Gowin

FREE!

Students from Wesleyan's Dance Department perform; selected performances by Brendan Fernandes and Charles Gowin.
Guided Exhibition Tours: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Take a closer look at Brendan Fernandes: Inaction by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Inaction Dance Party
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Part performance, part dance party, the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery transforms into a night club in this event choreographed by artist Brendan Fernandes.
Inaction Performances
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery with Brendan Fernandes ("Inaction" Dance Party)

FREE!

Students from Wesleyan's Dance Department perform; selected performances by Brendan Fernandes and Charles Gowin.
Inaction Performances
Monday, October 28, 2019 at 12:15pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery with Brendan Fernandes

FREE!

Students from Wesleyan's Dance Department perform; selected performances by Brendan Fernandes and Charles Gowin.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown

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Senior choreographers will present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.

November

Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown

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Senior choreographers will present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
Guided Exhibition Tours: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Take a closer look at Brendan Fernandes: Inaction by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Inaction Performances
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery with Charles Gowin

FREE!

Students from Wesleyan's Dance Department perform; selected performances by Brendan Fernandes and Charles Gowin.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown

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Senior choreographers will present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
In Conversation: Machine Dazzle [TIME CHANGE]
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

A moderated conversation with Taylor Mac collaborator and costume designer Machine Dazzle.
Lewis Hyde
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

A talk by poet, essayist, translator, and cultural critic Lewis Hyde, who has a particular interest in the public life of the imagination.
Inaction Performances
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Students from Wesleyan's Dance Department perform; selected performances by Brendan Fernandes and Charles Gowin.
Laurie Anderson: The Art of Falling
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson performs the Connecticut premiere of the new work The Art of Falling, which explores the subject through sounds, images, poems, and electronics.
Guided Exhibition Tours: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Take a closer look at Brendan Fernandes: Inaction by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Guided Exhibition Tours: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Take a closer look at Brendan Fernandes: Inaction by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring choreographer and Dance Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka and Assistant Professor of Music John Dankwa joined by students in West African Dance classes.
Guided Exhibition Tours: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Take a closer look at Brendan Fernandes: Inaction by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

"Introduction to Dance" and other beginning dance students perform works of various styles, including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical), Afro-Brazilian, and jazz.

December

Inaction Performances
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery with Charles Gowin

FREE!

Students from Wesleyan's Dance Department perform; selected performances by Brendan Fernandes and Charles Gowin.
Guided Exhibition Tours: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Take a closer look at Brendan Fernandes: Inaction by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.

2020

January

Golden Hornet’s The Sound of Science featuring Jeffrey Zeigler
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:30pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

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Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler performs the Connecticut premiere of The Sound of Science, featuring Pastaza, which reflects on the work of Wesleyan's Robert Schumann Professor of Environmental Studies Barry Chernoff.

February

New England Dance on Tour
Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater

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Four regional dance artists showcase the diversity and richness of dance in New England, including Wesleyan Dean of the Arts and Humanities and Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Lynn Stanton.
Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Bash
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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The Wesleyan Music Department community celebrates the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) with an inspired, diverse mix of traditional and experimental tributes.
Tabaimo and Maki Morishita: Fruits borne out of rust
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater

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The New England premiere of the whimsical, mischievous multimedia work Fruits borne out of rust, conceived and directed by Japanese visual artist Tabaimo in collaboration with choreographer Maki Morishita.

Tickets are on sale now online. Pick your own seats! The Wesleyan University Box Office is open for walk-up and phone sales Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm. 860-685-3355

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