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06/01/2015 - CWU Monday Movie Madness: Focus

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-05-30 20:00
June 1
Monday Movie Madness: “Focus”
Two showings: 7 and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

06/03/2015 - CWU Celebrates Filipino Heritage with Barrio Fiesta

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-05-30 20:00
In an effort to honor the traditions of the Filipino culture and to offer everyone the opportunity to experience Filipino arts and celebrations, the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) and the CWU Filipino American Student Association (FASA) will host Barrio Fiesta Wednesday, June 3 from 2 to 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Barto residence hall. This event is free and open to the public. Dance performances by both FASA and Batang Wapato, of Wapato, Wash., will demonstrate traditional Filipino dances, and ethnic Filipino food and refreshments from FASA and local Ellensburg vendor Lutong Pinoy will be served. Family friendly activities will include bracelet making workshops, face painting, tutorials and introductions to traditional Filipino dances Tinikling and Tumbang Preso, and much more! Don?t miss out on this fiesta packed full of fun in the sun and join the CWU Filipino community as they honor their culture and history. For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.

06/03/2015 - CWU Black Film Series presents Selma

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-05-30 20:00
The CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) Black Film Series concludes Wednesday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Black Hall room 151 with a screening of “Selma” with introductions by Drs. Bobby Cummings and Keith Champagne of CWU. This event is free and open to the public and includes free pizza and refreshments.
 
Directed by Ava DuVernay and starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., this 2015 Best Picture Academy Award nominated film chronicles Dr. King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights during the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Featuring moving performances from a star-studded cast, including Oprah Winfrey, this movie tells the story of a Civil Rights movement that prompted change in America that is still felt today. 
 
For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.
 
 

05/30/2015 - Bluegrass Concert and appetizer/dessert potluck at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-05-29 20:00
The Swauk-Teanaway Grange presents their annual Bluegrass Concert on Saturday, May 30, with an outstanding young band from the greater Seattle area, ?North Country Bluegrass.? North Country consists of young but experienced musicians ? Nick Dumas, Kent Powell, Norm Olsen, and Will McSeveney. The evening begins with an appetizer/dessert potluck, doors open at 6:30 pm, and the band takes the stage at 7:00 pm. The hall is located at 1361 Ballard Hill Rd, about 8 miles NE of Cle Elum near the intersection of SR 970 and Teanaway Rd. Admission is $8, kids under 12 years of age are free, don?t forget to bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

05/30/2015 - Mode: 19th annual Student Fashion Show at CWU

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-05-29 20:00
Mode: 19th annual Student Fashion Show at CWU
 
When: Saturday, May 30 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Where: Milo Smith Tower Theatre
Presale tickets: $8 for CWU student w/ID, $10 GA
At the door: $10
 
Central Washington University presents two showings of “Mode: the 19th annual Student Fashion Show,” Saturday, May 30 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Milo Smith Tower Theatre, located in McConnell Hall. A silent auction will be held an hour before each show and will feature various different gift baskets including items such as wine, movies, local artist’s work and of course, Seattle Seahawks gear.
 
Tickets are available in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) tabling area starting Monday, May 18. Presale tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for CWU students with ID. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the event for $10.
 
Student designers will be presenting their own original work that they have created throughout the program that follows this year’s theme, “Mode: Fashion Strikes Back.” The show will be split into three ready-to-wear segments that will feature styles reflecting the theme —“Urban Jungle,” “Coastal Vibes” and “Desert Daze.” The designers are responsible for the entire experience of the audience while their line is being shown; they choose everything from the models to the makeup to the music being played in order to best reflect their overall vision.
 
For more information please contact Delaney Curtis, Student Fashion Association student Promotions Lead, at curtisde@cwu.edu or Andrea Eklund, Apparel, Textile and Merchandising (ATM) Professor, at aeklund@cwu.edu.
 
This event is sponsored Student Fashion Association, CWU Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising Program, the CWU Fashion Show Production Course and USITT.
 

06/01/2015 - International Games Night at CWU

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-05-29 20:00
The act of playing games has been a part of human activity since the dawn of time. Over the years, many cultures from around the world have developed and mastered different types of games, especially board games. To bring different nationalities and cultures together, the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) is hosting an International Games Night Monday, June 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137. The event is free to attend and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring games from their culture that they wish to share. 
 
For more information, please contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.
 

06/01/2015 - CWU Monday Movie Madness: Focus

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-05-29 20:00
June 1
Monday Movie Madness: “Focus”
Two showings: 7 and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

05/30/2015 - [CANCELLED] Wildcat Dash 5k and Obstacle Course This Spring

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2015-05-28 20:00
 

This event has been canceled. Check back next spring for Wildcat Dash updates.

05/30/2015 - Ladies Auxiliary Craft Club Plant Sale

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2015-05-28 20:00
Cle Elum Eages #649
Ladies Auxiliary Craft Club
Plant Sale!
Saturday- May 30th, 10am-4:00pm
​Country Corner
Craft Items, Members & Guests welcome
 

05/30/2015 - CloneAPalooza's Spring Campout

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2015-05-28 20:00
Camping and Music Festival

05/30/2015 - Mode: 19th annual Student Fashion Show at CWU

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2015-05-28 20:00
Mode: 19th annual Student Fashion Show at CWU
 
When: Saturday, May 30 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Where: Milo Smith Tower Theatre
Presale tickets: $8 for CWU student w/ID, $10 GA
At the door: $10
 
Central Washington University presents two showings of “Mode: the 19th annual Student Fashion Show,” Saturday, May 30 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Milo Smith Tower Theatre, located in McConnell Hall. A silent auction will be held an hour before each show and will feature various different gift baskets including items such as wine, movies, local artist’s work and of course, Seattle Seahawks gear.
 
Tickets are available in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) tabling area starting Monday, May 18. Presale tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for CWU students with ID. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the event for $10.
 
Student designers will be presenting their own original work that they have created throughout the program that follows this year’s theme, “Mode: Fashion Strikes Back.” The show will be split into three ready-to-wear segments that will feature styles reflecting the theme —“Urban Jungle,” “Coastal Vibes” and “Desert Daze.” The designers are responsible for the entire experience of the audience while their line is being shown; they choose everything from the models to the makeup to the music being played in order to best reflect their overall vision.
 
For more information please contact Delaney Curtis, Student Fashion Association student Promotions Lead, at curtisde@cwu.edu or Andrea Eklund, Apparel, Textile and Merchandising (ATM) Professor, at aeklund@cwu.edu.
 
This event is sponsored Student Fashion Association, CWU Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising Program, the CWU Fashion Show Production Course and USITT.
 

05/29/2015 - Wild Hacks hackathon at Hal Holmes Community Center

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2015-05-27 20:00
The denotation of a computer hacker is someone who exploits weaknesses in a computer network’s security. In today’s context, hacking can mean strengthening a computer’s features, removing weaknesses or seeking a deep understanding of computer knowledge. To assist in the positives of computer hacking, the CWU Startup club is hosting Wild Hacks, central Washington’s largest “hackathon” Friday, May 29 from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, May 30 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hal Holmes Community Center, located at 209 N Rugby St. in Ellensburg. The event is free, open to the public and includes free pizza courtesy of Pizza Collin. 
 
Wild Hacks “hackathon” is an event for attendees, both technical and non-technical, to create an application of their choice in the time allowed. At the end of the event, the applications will be presented then judged based on these criteria: Ability to articulate the use of the app, idea originality and technical difficulty of the implementation. Spectators are also welcome.
 
For more information and to register visit www.cwustartup.com.
 
This event is sponsored by the CWU Startup, Ellensburg Public Library, ArcZap, CWU Rotaract Club and Pizza Colin. Persons of disability may make arrangements 

05/25/2015 - CWU Celebrates Pride Week

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2015-05-26 20:00
It’s that time of year again to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, and CWU is set to host a week’s worth of events for CWU Pride Week Monday, May 25 through Friday, May 29. Pride is a nationally recognized movement in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and ally culture with annual events scheduled in cities and communities across the globe. A wide range of events are planned for CWU, from professional lectures to drag shows.
 
A full list of CWU Pride Week events are as follows:
 
All Week
 
Queer Feminism Partition/Pride Week Partition
SURC
All Day
 
Monday, May 25
 
Field Day
A wide variety of competitive sporting activities and games as a fun way to kick off Pride Week
CWU Barto lawn 
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Spectators are free, participants are $2/person or $10/group
Pre-registration open and available online at http://www.cwu.edu/equal/pride-week-field-day-registration
 
Tuesday, May 26
 
Neville Hoad: “Drag & the Pedagogy of the Normal Lessons from Botswana's Miss HIV Stigma-Free Beauty Pageant”
A lecture on the history and cultural impact of Botswana’s Miss HIV Beauty Pageant, where all of the contestants are open about being HIV positive.
CWU Black Hall 151 
4 p.m.
Free
 
Block Party
A festival-style block party with activities, campus clubs and organizations, and a wide array of companies/organizations. Show up ready to have fun, get access to resources and engage in the diversity of campus.
SURC
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free
 
Bingo
There will be a bake sale and fun prizes. 
SURC 137 A/B
7 p.m.
One Bingo card is $0.50 and three are $1.
 
Wednesday, May 27
 
Queer Art Show
The purpose of this event is to create a positive space for Queer Expression.
SURC 137 A/B
All day
Free
Submission open and available at http://www.cwu.edu/equal/queer-art-show-submissions
 
Dyke March and Rally
A way to acknowledge women within the Queer Community and increase lesbian visibility.
SURC 137 A/B
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free
 
Dr. Shaka McGlotten presents “Political Aesthetics of Drag”
The “Political Aesthetics of Drag” is part of a larger project about artists and activists who use drag in their work. Dr. McGlotten argues that their drag personas and performances can provide unique vantage points from which to consider our shared political present.
Black 151
3 p.m.
Free
 
Find Your Inner Drag Queen or King, led by Cat McMillen, CWU Costume Manager
SURC 135
4 – 6 p.m.
Free
 
Singer-songwriter and Transgender Motivational Speaker Ryan Cassata
SURC Theatre
7 p.m.
Free
 
Thursday, May 28
 
Lavender Graduation
Lavender Graduation is a cultural celebration that recognizes LGBTQIA+ CWU students of all races and ethnicities and acknowledges, achievements and contributions to campus.
Black 151 
6 p.m.
Free
 
Friday, May 29
 
Amateur Drag Show
SURC West Patio
11 a.m.
Free
 
Pride Parade 
Anyone and everyone is welcome to march. Grab a sign or a flag and join the group!
SURC West Patio
After Amateur Drag Show (around 1 p.m.)
Free
 
Professional Drag Show
Come see our professional Drag Queens/Kings perform. Hosted by Jenuwine Beaute & Aquasha DeLusty.
SURC Ballroom
7 p.m.
Free
“Queen Fling” dance at the Elmira After Professional Drag Show (around 9:30 p.m.)
 
Celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community with students and community members at CWU Pride Week. With a robust list of events, there’s something for everyone. 
 
For more information call 509-963-2127 or email equal@cwu.edu.

05/26/2015 - The Mask You Live In movie screening

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2015-05-26 20:00
To bring awareness surrounding society’s narrow view of masculinity, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) is screening the feature documentary “The Mask You Live In” Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Dean Hall 103. This event is free and open to the public and will include free pizza and refreshments.
 
Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, this riveting documentary explores America’s fascination with masculinity and the harm it causes to boys and men in society at large. The film asks the question of what can be done to correct these issues to make a better cultural surrounding.
 
For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu

05/26/2015 - CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Drag-Hosted Bingo!

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2015-05-26 20:00
Come unwind and have fun with Equality through Queers and Allies (EQuAl) by playing a game of Drag-Hosted Bingo Tuesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. in Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137 A/B. There will be a bake sale and fun prizes. One Bingo card will be $0.50 and three will be $1.00. For more information contact EQuAl at equal@cwu.edu.

05/27/2015 - CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Queer Art Show

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2015-05-26 20:00
In celebration of Pride Week at CWU, the Equity and Community Services Council (ESC) and Equality through Queers and Allies (EQuAl) are excited to present the Queer Art Show Wednesday, May 27 in Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137 A/B. The art show is open all day and everyone is encouraged to attend. The Queer Art Show strives to create a positive space for queer expression. Everyone is invited to help build and affirm Central's queer community and to challenge traditional notions of identity, art and the queer experience by either submitting your own work or attending the show to support the artists. ALL ART IN ALL MEDIUMS FROM ALL ARTISTS IS WELCOME! Submit your work at http://www.cwu.edu/equal/queer-art-show-submissions or by emailing equal@cwu.edu.

05/27/2015 - CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Professional Drag Show

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2015-05-26 20:00
It’s that time of year again to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, and CWU is set to host a week’s worth of events for CWU Pride Week Monday, May 25 through Friday, May 29. Pride is a nationally recognized movement in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and ally culture with annual events scheduled in cities and communities across the globe. A wide range of events are planned at CWU, from professional lectures to drag shows. 
 
One distinguished event is the Professional Drag Show, complete with a live musical performance by the award winning CWU a capella group Fantastic Forte Friday, May 29 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Hosted by well-known drag performers Aquasha DeLusty and Jenuwine Beauté, this free show is set to close out Pride Week in style.
 
In addition to the drag show, a “Queen Fling” is scheduled following the performance, which includes an all-inclusive, all-ages dance at the Elmira in downtown Ellensburg at 117 E 4th Ave. Free transportation from the SURC to the Elmira will be provided by the CWU Access, Belonging, Learning and Equality (ABLE) club. 
 
For more information contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.
 
 

05/27/2015 - CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Singer-songwriter & transgender motivational speaker Ryan Cassata

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2015-05-26 20:00
It’s that time of year again to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, and CWU is set to host a week’s worth of events for CWU Pride Week Monday, May 25 through Friday, May 29. Pride is a nationally recognized movement in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and ally culture with annual events scheduled in cities and communities across the globe. A wide range of events are planned for CWU, from professional lectures to drag shows.
 
One such event of note is a live performance by Ryan Cassata, singer-songwriter and transgender motivational speaker, who will combine music and activism to highlight the transgender community Wednesday, May 27 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.
 
Cassata is a transgender male who has been speaking publicly about Gender Identity Disorder, Transgenderism and bullying, and his own personal transition from female to male. He has performed at multiple venues and has made appearances on the popular television shows such as the “Larry King Live Show” and “The Tyra Banks Show.”
 
For more information contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.
 
 

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