Events: THIS IS WHY

These events—fundraisers for financial aid—feature thinkers, artists, and policy and culture makers you want to experience. Watch this page for the latest information on how to buy tickets, and on upcoming events.

Thanks go to members of the Board of Trustees and several other alumni who made donations to underwrite these special events! Their thoughtful generosity means that all proceeds from ticket sales—100%—will go directly to financial aid for Wesleyan students.

On Campus: Reunion & Commencement Weekend – Randy Newman in Concert
May 23, 2014
Crowell Concert Hall
The celebrated singer and composer Randy Newman P’14 will perform a selection of his captivating songs in a benefit for financial aid.
Past Event: Boston: Red, Black & Blue - A Special Performance
November 13, 2013
Charles Playhouse
The famous Blue Man Group will present their 2013 show—an interactive multimedia experience for audience members of all ages—followed by a talkback with Blue Man co-founder Chris Wink '83.
Past Event: On Campus: Homecoming & Family Weekend - Dar Williams in Concert
November 1, 2013
Crowell Concert Hall
Wesleyan's beloved singer-songwriter Dar Williams '89 uses her beautiful soprano voice to weave stories personal, social, and political. Says Elmore magazine, "Dar aims for the brain and heart."
Past Event: San Francisco: Table Talk - A Forum for Foodies
October 22, 2013
The Box SF
Join the conversation as bestselling writer Michael Pollan P'15 (Food Rules, Cooked, The Omnivore’s Dilemma) is interviewed by leading activist against food waste Jonathan Bloom '99 (American Wasteland) about food as pleasure, necessity, and industry.
Past Event: Washington, DC
June 19, 2013

Conversation with Senator Michael Bennet '87 and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper '74, and Governor of Vermont Peter Shumlin '79

Past Event: On Campus During Reunion & Commencement Weekend
May 24, 2013

Concert and conversation with singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer '98 and bestselling author Neil Gaiman

Past Event: Los Angeles
May 1, 2013

Conversation with Emmy-award winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus P'14 and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper '74

Past Event: New York City
April 25, 2013
Event with Emmy-award winner and creator of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner ’87