In collaboration with other departments and organizations, the CFA hosts nearly 300 events a year, including performances and exhibitions in art, dance, music, and theater. Increasingly, many events embrace more than one discipline or genre. The CFA presents student and faculty work as well as the work of visiting artists in our various series offerings. With this in mind, events can be viewed in the following different ways:

Events by Series

Performing Arts Series
Navaratri Festival
Music at The Russell House
In the Galleries

Events by Genre

Art Talks
Dance Events
Music Events
Theater Events

Events by Department

Art & Art History Department
Dance Department
Music Department
Theater Department

Events by Season

Fall 2017

Upcoming Events

A Conversation with Bread and Puppet Theater
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall


Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in New York City in 1963 before moving to Vermont in 1970.
Bread and Puppet Theater: The Diagonal Life Circus
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00pm
Foss Hill/Andrus Field


The Diagonal Life Circus is funny and moving—a colorful, tonally and formally diverse tumult of short acts on the urgent themes of the day, powered by a riotous brass band.
Susan Russell
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall


Dr. Susan Russell is an Associate Professor in the School of Theatre at Penn State, where she teaches literature/criticism, musical theater history, and playwriting.
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 1:00pm
Various locations on the Wesleyan University campus


Inspired by Fête de la Musique (also known as Make Music Day), the eighth annual The MASH festival highlights Wesleyan's student music scene, with multiple stages on campus featuring everything from a cappella ensembles to student and faculty bands.

Tickets are on sale now online. Pick your own seats! The Wesleyan University Box Office opens for walk-up and phone sales on Monday, August 26, 2019. 

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