All Upcoming Events

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2020
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2020

September

Video Screening: Karrabing Film Collective - The Mermaids or Aiden in Wonderland
Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

"The Mermaids or Aiden in Wonderland" by Karrabing Film Collective is the second video being screened as part of the exhibition A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS. The gallery is open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
The Era Footwork Crew: Dance Workshop/Lab Session and Conversation with 860MVMNT
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 7:00pm

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The Era Footwork Crew will teach the basics of the Chicago style to dancers of all backgrounds and experience levels in a free workshop, followed by a conversation with Hartford-based street dance collective 860MVMNT moderated by Deborah Goffe MA '19.
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode Eight
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4:00am
WESU Middletown 88.1FM

FREE!

The eighth episode of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” will feature a conversation between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and pianist, composer, and artist Jason Moran on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode Eight
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM

FREE!

The eighth episode of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” will feature a conversation between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and pianist, composer, and artist Jason Moran on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.
Re-Evaluating the Ground on Which We(s) Stand(s): An Evening of August Wilson with Broadway’s Crystal Dickinson and Brandon Dirden
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4:30pm
Zoom

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Assistant Professor of Theater Maria-Christina Oliveras and Associate Professor of English Rashida Z. Shaw McMahon explore August Wilson’s work, featuring scenes and excerpts from his 1996 keynote address The Ground on Which I Stand, performed by acclaimed actors Crystal Dickinson and Brandon Dirden.
Bach to School
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 8:00pm

FREE!

At the eleventh annual opening of the Wesleyan concert calendar, Artist in Residence and University Organist Alcee Chriss presents a virtual organ recital with possible cameos by other members of the Wesleyan Music Department.

October

A Conversation with Ananya Chatterjea and Hari Krishnan: Rethinking “Navaratri”
Friday, October 2, 2020 at 7:00pm

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Professor and Chair of the Dance Department Hari Krishnan will speak with Ananya Chatterjea, Artistic Director of  Ananya Dance Theatre in this free talk, part of the 44th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.
Video Screening: Trisha Baga—Winters Spring
Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

“Winters Spring” by Trisha Baga is the third video being screened as part of the exhibition A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS. The gallery is open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
Noontime Talk with Kristina Wong: Identity, Politics, Comedy, and Activism
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 12:00pm

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Wesleyan students join performance artist and writer Kristina Wong for a free virtual discussion about making solo work and addressing social and racial justice issues through the use of comedy and parody. Moderated by Assistant Professor of Theater Maria-Christina Oliveras.
The Era Footwork Crew: “Footwork Saves Lives” Panel Discussion
Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7:00pm

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The Era Footwork Crew co-founder, dancer, and activist Jamal “Litebulb” Oliver; writer, director, and editor Wills Glasspiegel; and dance group president Shkunna Stewart will discuss their work with the non-profit Open the Circle in a free panel discussion. Moderated by Assistant Professor of Dance Iddi Saaka
Video Screening: Stanya Kahn —Stand in the Stream
Friday, October 16, 2020 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

"Stand in the Stream" by Stanya Kahn is the fourth video being screened as part of the exhibition A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS. The gallery is open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
SLABBER 20
Friday, October 16, 2020 at 5:30pm
Center for the Arts Courtyard

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The theater work “SLABBER 20” will be devised by a Wesleyan ensemble directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl for the current socio-political moment. Free performance open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
SLABBER 20
Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 5:30pm
Center for the Arts Courtyard

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The theater work “SLABBER 20” will be devised by a Wesleyan ensemble directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl for the current socio-political moment. Free performance open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
SLABBER 20
Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 5:30pm
Center for the Arts Courtyard

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The theater work “SLABBER 20” will be devised by a Wesleyan ensemble directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl for the current socio-political moment. Free performance open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
Engage2020 Speaker Series: Kristina Wong —Reality Television, Political Theater, and Social Change
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 6:00pm

FREE!

Performance artist, comedian, and writer Kristina Wong will discuss her racial, political, and community justice work as part of the Wesleyan Engage 2020 (E2020) initiative.
Video Screening: Arthur Jafa — APEX
Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

"APEX" by Arthur Jafa is the fifth video being screened as part of the exhibition A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS. The gallery is open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
Fall Faculty Dance Virtual Concert
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:00pm

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A free, engaging virtual evening of riveting works by Visiting Associate Professor of Dance Doug Elkins and Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Maho Ishiguro MA '12 Ph.D. '18.

November

Performance by Tosh Balco (aka boychild)
Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2:00pm

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Zürich-based performance artist Tosh Basco (aka boychild) will perform virtually in conjunction with the exhibition A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS.
Video Screening: Charlotte Prodger—BRIDGIT
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

"BRIDGIT" by Charlotte Prodger is the sixth video being screened as part of the exhibition A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS. The gallery is open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
The Art of Listening: A Conversation with Laurie Anderson
Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7:00pm

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Writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson discusses the art of listening, including the intimate conversations she had as part of “Party in the Bardo,” which she hosted on WESU Middletown 88.1FM, in this free conversation.
Eiko Otake: Virtual Studio Tour and Conversation
Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 7:00pm
Eiko Otake Virtual Studio

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A free conversation and tour of the Virtual Studio of Center for the Arts Virtual Artist-in-Residence Eiko Otake. She will be joined by collaborators DonChristian Jones ’12 and Iris McCloughan ’10.

December

West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, December 4, 2020 at 8:00pm

FREE!

An invigorating virtual performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring Assistant Professor of Music John Dankwa and Associate Professor of Dance Iddi Saaka, joined by students in West African music and dance classes.
Thesis Theater Production: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 8:00pm

FREE!

Directed by Lauren Stock ’21, Simon Stephens’s play based on the book by Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, will be streamed online for free.
Thesis Theater Production: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Friday, December 11, 2020 at 8:00pm

FREE!

Directed by Lauren Stock ’21, Simon Stephens’s play based on the book by Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, will be streamed online for free.
Thesis Theater Production: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 8:00pm

FREE!

Directed by Lauren Stock ’21, Simon Stephens’s play based on the book by Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, will be streamed online for free.
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