Supplemental Events

Supplemental Events are optional events that take place on Wesleyan's campus. We strongly encourage attending events that fit your interests and college goals.
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600 HIGHWAYMEN : The Fever
2/28-3/02, multiple times, CFA Theater, 271 Washington Terrace

Brooklyn-based theater artists Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone have performed as the duo 600 HIGHWAYMEN since 2009. The Connecticut premiere of The Fever (2017) tests the limits of individual and collective responsibility, and our willingness to be there for one another.

Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibit
3/09, 5:00-7:00 pm, Zilkha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace

Opening Reception for an art exhibit that features works from Middletown public school students. Exhibition on display through Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Taiko Showcase
3/27, 7:30 pm, World Music Hall, 40 Wyllys Ave.

Wesleyan's Taiko Drumming Ensemble students perform a recital of the thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese kumi daiko drumming under the direction of Adjunct Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan.

Alsarah and the Nubatones
3/29, 7:30 pm, Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave.

Singer/songwriter Alsarah was born in Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan. As a Brooklyn-based ethnomusicologist, she is used to fusing the sounds and styles of disparate cultures. As the leader of The Nubatones—percussionist Rami El-Aasser, bassist Mawuena Kodjovi, oud (stringed instrument) player Brandon Terzic, and background vocalist Nahid—she performs lavish, joyful East African retro-pop, full of Arabic-language reflections on identity and survival.

Martin F. Manalansan IV, "Queer Dwellings: Migrancy, Precarity and Fabulosity"
4/04, 4:30-6:30 pm, Russell House, 350 High St.

Manalansan’s book explores how precarity, resilience, survival, and suffering are enfolded into experiences of fabulousness, pathos, and exuberance for undocumented queer immigrants living in precarious conditions between the Philippines and the United States.

“The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today” with Jelani Cobb
4/04, 8:00 pm, Memorial Chapel, 221 High St. 

Journalist, educator, and public intellectual, Jelani Cobb engages the enormous complexity of race in America.

WESU Spring Community Record Fair
4/06, 11:00-4:00 pm, Beckham Hall, 55 Wyllys Ave

Pheeroan akLaff and Angelica Sanchez: Art of the Improvisors
4/07, 3:00 pm, Russell House, 350 High St.

Drummer and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Pheeroan akLaff has been a contributor to the Wesleyan community for 25 years, employing non-standard procedures of improvisation and creativity and inspiring hundreds of students worldwide.

Marking Time: Art in the Era of Mass Incarceration
4/08, 6:00-8:30 pm, Daniel Family Commons, 45 Wyllys Ave.

Nicole Fleetwood explores various aesthetic practices of incarcerated artists in  U.S. prisons.

Social Entrepreneurship Panel
4/08, 7:00-8:00 pm, Usdan 108, 45 Wyllys Ave.

Students from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship will talk about their projects and ventures. All are welcome.

Explore Your Path Forward - A Gathering for Young Men
4/16, 12:00-4:00 pm, 175 East Main St., Meriden

We invite young men to attend this free half-day conference focused on community building and gaining skills for positive growth.

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Lecture
4/18, 4:30-6:00 pm, Russell House, 350 High St.

The featured speaker will be Professor Robert Reid-Pharr, Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. Prof. Reid-Pharr is a founder and leader of black queer studies and the author of four critically acclaimed books: Black Gay Man: Essays; Once You Go Black: Choice, Desire, and the Black American Intellectual; Conjugal Union: The Body, the House, and The Black American; and most recently Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist Critique.

High School + College Pitch Competition 
4/25, 6:00 pm, Wesleyan RJ Julia, 413 Main St., Middletown

Be the Change Venture supports students who have bright ideas ready to be implemented but lack the resources to be fully brought to life. Apply by 4/12!

Javanese Gamelan
4/25, 8:00 pm, World Music Hall, 40 Wyllys Ave.

A magnificent orchestra of bronze gongs, xylophone, drums, strings, and voices, the gamelan accompanies feasts, ceremonies, and dances. Wesleyan's Javanese Gamelan ensemble, under the direction of Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Sumarsam and Artist in Residence I. Harjito, presents the classical music of Central Java.

Cardinal Community Classic 
4/28, 1:00-6:00 pm, Freeman Athletic Center, 161 Cross St., Middletown

2nd Annual 3v3 Basketball Tournament benefiting the Middlesex Health Cancer Center to support cancer patients facing financial hardship. Register your team by 4/14!

West African Music and Steelband Concert
5/03, 8:00 pm, Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave.

An invigorating performance filled with rhythms and songs of West Africa, featuring Wesleyan Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music and master drummer John Dankwa, joined by students in West African drumming classes, Ghanaian choirs from Worcester, the Wesleyan Steelband ensemble, and guest performers.