25th Anniversary Party

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WesWings 25th Anniversary Celebration

APRIL 30, 2016

Love WesWings as much as we do? Owners Ed Thorndike ’89 and KarenKaffen-Polascik are throwing a party to celebrate 25 years feeding Wesleyan Students. The party will feature a concert by The Rooks (Wes alumni band!), yummy sushi by Yooki Yama Restaurant, and the CLASS OF 2016. Seniors over the age of 21 will be given 2 drink tickets.

Sponsored by the Senior Class Gift Committee, University Relations and WesWings!

Event details

Saturday, April 30, 2016
8 -11 p.m.
Beckham Hall

**Registration is for seniors only and ID is required. Space is limited.

Please register by Tuesday, April 26.

Register Here

Music Monday @ Red & Black w/ Lindsay Shapiro Nov. 4 6:30-7:30

1453536_10201730174509103_1592798117_nThis could well be the most surprising Music Monday of all- because we have no idea exactly what Lindsay has in store for us… her namesake having just created a controversy at Foxwoods not withstanding- this chanteuse has been compared to Portishead, early day Cowboy Junkies and Shania Twain by various campus musicologists- Molly Stern claims that Lindsay taught Miley Cyrus how to twerk in Summer Camp. So… anything can and probably will happen.

Come in for a panino and a fruit smoothie and leave with an indelible mark on your mind.

Music Monday with Hom3e Avenue on Oct 7th

1375704_10201507705187509_457578714_nThis is a very special edition of Music Monday for us folks at The Red & Black. Our own Rachel J Rosengard is back for her 3rd show!! Last year, she played with 2 different guys in duos- Alex Ginsberg and Brendan O’Donnell. Both guys refused to quit the band- so this time out they’ll do it as a trio. Alex was supposed to send the trio picture- but has not.. so we posted a pic from Rachel’s recent foursome.
They’ll still be covering all your fave indie-pop tunes and Rachel will amaze you with her uke playing-
Come for dinner- stay for the cool.

Monday October 7th


45 Broad St

Music Monday at The Red & Black Cafe’ with Hom3e Avenue

Grand Cousin at Red & Black Café

1380734_10201453948043614_487578668_nGrand Cousin is the hot to trot rock act on the Wesleyan campus right now- even a dude from das racist tweeted their latest video- and people tell us that their live shows are amazing. This stripped down, acoustic version promises to be one of our craziest Music Mondays this year. “Camera” is a catchy tune with just the right amount of creepy built in- that’s what hooked us- now you should come get hooked too!!!

Come for dinner- have a fruit smoothie- rock on.

Monday September 30, 2013
Red & Black Café
45 Broad St



Music Monday at Red & Black Returns


The 8th year of the acoustic series “Music Monday” starts this upcoming Monday-September16th. We are proud to feature Dan Light ’14 from 6pm this week. Dan will perform a mix of his sophisticated originals and some choice covers- he sings real good and you should come listen. This series has featured fab Connecticut locals like The Grimm GenerationFrank Critelli, The Sawtelles, Christopher Bousquet, and Arlene Wow!b as well as all the musicians from Wesleyan that we can corral- such as Adrien DeFontaine Alma Eppchez, Bottle Up & Go, Andrew Pheiffer, Alek Barkats, The Appledaughters, Ben Seratin, Rachel J Rosengard‘s multiple acts, and.. of course, MGMT ( in their first acoustic gig!).
So why miss the opportunity to catch a set by a person likely to be on your radio any day now?
Come for a lovely Panino, a bowl of succulent soup or a frosty fruit smoothie and be entertained for FREE.
and ring up Robbie for a show of your own!!!!!

Fossils @Music Monday Dec. 3


As semester break approaches we are bringing out the latest addition to Wesleyan’s vibrant music scene-Fossils. This folk/funk outfit will break out the entire acoustic setup to bring us an exciting hour of well written originals; paired with a selection of covers that will delight us all.
Drop by 6:30-7:30 for a nice grilled panino or a freshly baked scone paired with a steaming hot coffee drink. Maybe cut that cotton mouth with a frosty fruit smoothy!!

Music Monday Feb. 4th with Alma Eppchez

Music Monday has become THE place to be on a Monday night when you have a hankering for fine music coupled with a delicious cafe’ menu that includes fab grilled panini-delicious hot coffee drinks and frosty fruit smoothies- just to name a few items on the menu.
Alma is one of our favorite Wesleyan musicians. Her alternate tunings and deft guitar stylings; combined with introspective, world weary lyrics are a musical wonderment.

Music Monday 11/12- Call It Arson

Call It Arson is a 5 piece rock act whose music has been lauded on the music blogosphere and in local papers alike. For this stripped down, acoustic performance they’ll leave the amps and drums at home, but bring all the fire and fury of the tunes in a more appropriate form for the cafe’. Come hear their fine original songs with a sprinkle of carefully chosen covers tonight at The Red & Black Cafe’- located in The Broad St Books Wesleyan Bookstore.
Have a grilled panino- a warm and delicious coffee drink or a frosty fruit smoothie and join the groove of Call It Arson.

Cafe Music Monday 11/5 with the Sawtelles

Monday series continues in the face of the election with Middletown faves-The Sawtelles. Frequently found at Typhoon or Javapaloser, this duo is very busy indeed- they’ve played almost every Farmer’s Market in the state and are frequently found on the stages of Connecticut clubs. Recently they released a split live CD with Frank Critelli- recorded live at The Buttonwood Tree by The Coffee House recording stdio wiz Mike Arafeh.
Come tonight and have a coffee drink- a frosty fruit smoothie and a grilled panino- and enjoy this harmonious act.