All Upcoming Events

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2021
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2021

October

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Talk It Out: Oedipus El Rey
Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 5:30pm
Downey House Lounge, 294 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

The Wesleyan Theater Department presents a "Talk It Out" interdisciplinary, open conversation around the issues framed by their November production of Oedipus El Rey directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl and featuring a senior theater capstone performance by Milton Espinoza ’22.
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Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, October 29, 2021 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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A collection of new works will be presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project of the dance major. Featuring works by Annie Kidwell ’22, Natasha Marder ’22, Spenser Stroud ’22, and Maren Westgard ’22.
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Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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A collection of new works will be presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project of the dance major. Featuring works by Annie Kidwell ’22, Natasha Marder ’22, Spenser Stroud ’22, and Maren Westgard ’22.

November

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Artists in Conversation: Tanya Lukin Linklater and Raven Chacon
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 6:00pm
Zoom

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This online event features artist Tanya Lukin Linklater in conversation with composer, performer, and installation artist Raven Chacon from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation. The artists will discuss the concepts of the score as related to their work, held in conjunction with the exhibition The Language in Common, on display in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery through Sunday, December 12, 2021.
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Language as a Site of Struggle: A Conversation with Lou Cornum, Jeffers Lennox, and Steve Lyons
Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

A conversation with Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Native American Studies Lou Cornum, Associate Professor of History Jeffers Lennox, and artist and art historian Steve Lyons held in conjunction with the exhibition The Language in Common, on display in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery through Sunday, December 12, 2021.
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Oedipus El Rey
Friday, November 12, 2021 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

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A production of Oedipus El Rey, an urgent examination of the criminal justice system, societal barriers, and the influence of storytelling for those bold enough to challenge the gods of our time, written by playwright Luis Alfaro, directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl, and featuring a senior theater capstone performance by Milton Espinoza '22.

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Oedipus El Rey
Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater

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A production of Oedipus El Rey, an urgent examination of the criminal justice system, societal barriers, and the influence of storytelling for those bold enough to challenge the gods of our time, written by playwright Luis Alfaro, directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl, and featuring a senior theater capstone performance by Milton Espinoza '22.

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Oedipus El Rey
Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

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A production of Oedipus El Rey, an urgent examination of the criminal justice system, societal barriers, and the influence of storytelling for those bold enough to challenge the gods of our time, written by playwright Luis Alfaro, directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl, and featuring a senior theater capstone performance by Milton Espinoza '22.

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Oedipus El Rey
Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater

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A production of Oedipus El Rey, an urgent examination of the criminal justice system, societal barriers, and the influence of storytelling for those bold enough to challenge the gods of our time, written by playwright Luis Alfaro, directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl, and featuring a senior theater capstone performance by Milton Espinoza '22.

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Artist Talk by Julien Creuzet
Monday, November 15, 2021 at 12:00pm
Zoom

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An online artist talk by Julien Creuzet held in conjunction with the exhibition The Language in Common, on display in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery through Sunday, December 12, 2021.
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Capstone Theater Production: The Party at the Edge of the World
Friday, November 19, 2021 at 8:00pm

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An original play about childhood, togetherness, and how we embrace both grief and joy in the face of the massively unthinkable, The Party at the Edge of the World is a capstone theater production by Liz Woolford ’22 presented in a site-specific and immersive format.
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Capstone Theater Production: The Party at the Edge of the World
Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 8:00pm

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An original play about childhood, togetherness, and how we embrace both grief and joy in the face of the massively unthinkable, The Party at the Edge of the World is a capstone theater production by Liz Woolford ’22 presented in a site-specific and immersive format.
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Capstone Theater Production: The Party at the Edge of the World
Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 8:00pm

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An original play about childhood, togetherness, and how we embrace both grief and joy in the face of the massively unthinkable, The Party at the Edge of the World is a capstone theater production by Liz Woolford ’22 presented in a site-specific and immersive format.

December

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Fall Faculty Dance Concert: FULL SPEED AHEAD!
Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater

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Forging ahead with gusto and excitement, the Wesleyan Dance Department presents a mixed bill of dance works intertwining activism, race, identity, dance history, somatics, and dynamic movement featuring Artist in Residence in Dance Patricia Beaman, Associate Professor of Dance Katja Kolcio, and Visiting Instructor in Dance Nik Owens '12.
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Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble Virtual Mini-Concert and Demonstration: Traditional Music of Java
Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 8:00pm
YouTube Live

FREE!

While COVID-19 is still with us this semester, the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music I.M. Harjito and Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Sumarsam, offers a series of 30-minute virtual mini concerts and demonstrations. This week’s concert features the traditional music of Java.
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Fall Faculty Dance Concert: FULL SPEED AHEAD!
Friday, December 3, 2021 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater

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Forging ahead with gusto and excitement, the Wesleyan Dance Department presents a mixed bill of dance works intertwining activism, race, identity, dance history, somatics, and dynamic movement featuring Artist in Residence in Dance Patricia Beaman, Associate Professor of Dance Katja Kolcio, and Visiting Instructor in Dance Nik Owens '12.
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West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 7:00pm
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.
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Worlds of Dance Showcase
Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Worlds of Dance Showcase will feature Wesleyan students performing an exciting array of dance styles from a variety of courses, including Indonesian Dance, Bharata Natyam, Hip Hop, and “Introduction to Dance."
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Thesis Theater Production: Heroes of the Fourth Turning
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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Heroes of the Fourth Turning directed by Anna Buchmueller ’22 creates opportunities for audiences to hold space for competing beliefs and listen to those for whom they may have the impulse to block out.
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Thesis Theater Production: Heroes of the Fourth Turning
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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Heroes of the Fourth Turning directed by Anna Buchmueller ’22 creates opportunities for audiences to hold space for competing beliefs and listen to those for whom they may have the impulse to block out.
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Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble Virtual Mini-Concert and Demonstration: Traditional Music of Java
Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 8:00pm
YouTube Live

FREE!

While COVID-19 is still with us this semester, the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music I.M. Harjito and Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Sumarsam, offers a series of 30-minute virtual mini concerts and demonstrations. This week’s concert features the traditional music of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble.
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Thesis Theater Production: Heroes of the Fourth Turning
Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

RESERVE NOW

Heroes of the Fourth Turning directed by Anna Buchmueller ’22 creates opportunities for audiences to hold space for competing beliefs and listen to those for whom they may have the impulse to block out.
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Winter Dance Concert
Friday, December 10, 2021 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater

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Wesleyan student choreographers across different class years present new group works focusing on a diversity of techniques, methods, and aesthetic approaches.
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Winter Dance Concert
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater

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Wesleyan student choreographers across different class years present new group works focusing on a diversity of techniques, methods, and aesthetic approaches.
Tickets and reservations for fall events are available online. The general public will be welcomed back to Wesleyan this fall to enjoy Center for the Arts outdoor programming and exhibitions in both the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery and the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center. All patrons must adhere to and follow the University COVID-19 safety guidelines. Wesleyan requires all visitors to be fully vaccinated. All visitors will need to provide proof of having been fully vaccinated. Public health officials consider an individual to be fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Masks are required in all University buildings regardless of vaccination status. Indoor performances as well as special events, including opening receptions in the galleries, will be open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. Vaccinated visitors may attend outdoor events and outdoor activities unmasked. Patrons under the age of 12 are required to wear a mask at outdoor events. Due to current CDC age limits on vaccinations, individuals under the age of 12 will not be permitted at indoor exhibitions. The box office is open for walk-up sales Monday through Friday from 11am to 2pm.
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