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Good afternoon, its Thursday, February 14th Happy Valentines Day, this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I'm J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY, Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. WESU is now recording our live stream! Visit wesu.streamrewind.com to hear VOICE of the CITY, and other great shows recorded here on WESU! Thanks for tuning in.
We hope life is getting back to normal following the historic Blizzard of 2013, and its aftermath. Many thanks to all of the public works employees, contractors, volunteers, good neighbors and first responders who have worked tirelessly and at times without thanks for the best interest of others during this challenging time.
Here’s a run sown of some of what’s scheduled to happen in the community this week. Keep in mind that many venues and business were set back by the unprecedented weather we experienced this week and as such may not be back up and running yet. We suggest you check with venues directly to make sure they are open for business and are back on schedule.
Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown Tonight and each Second Thursday (of the month) brings Writers Out Loud! , a literary prose open mic w/host Cocomo Rock & co-host Al Bower, Jr. Doors open at 6:45 for sign-up, presentations begin at 7:15. Friday night Shawn Taylor’s Wandering Roots Trio & the Brian Dolzani Duo play “Fresh new songs, Deep Ol’ Roots” at the Buttonwood.
Saturday Mornings at the Buttonwood Tree bring Chi Quong (Chee Gwong), Yoga, and spiritual alignment workshops. Saturday afternoon at 3 brings an opening reception for this month’s Art Gallery show celebrating the work of Peruvian born visual artist, Juan Carlos Bautista’s “Poetic Art”. Saturday night at 7pm, Steven and Resa Ferreira present Streetlight Stories: “Endings and Beginnings” for an evening of stories about healing and transformation, for adults.
Each Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal. You can help prepare it beforehand at First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am. Sunday afternoon at 4pm brings the monthly gathering, Poetry Potluck, which is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit buttonwood.org.
Down at Café Nine in New Haven, tonight, the Lip Gloss Crisis 3rd Annual Valentines Day Show where’ New Haven’s own Dot Mitzvah will be the ringleader at this romantic circus-themed burlesque cabaret! Friday night The Greg Sherrod Band and The New Dirty make for a night of Rock and Roll at Café nine. Saturday at 4pm it’s the weekly SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ JAM w/ this week’s host Tony Dioguardi and Friends. Saturday night brings Daphne Lee Martin celebrating her new release, "Moxie" alongside Ellison Jackson. Sunday’s SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM will be hosted by Dom Zullo and the Cafe Nine All Stars. You can get more information at cafenine.com.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight Jazz Vocalist Dana Lauren, to the Sally’s stage. Friday, Shaka and the Soul Shakers perform their Louisiana sound along with Two Virgins. Saturday brings Paul Gabriel Blues Band to Blackeyed Sally’s. For more information, you can check out blackeyedsallys.com.
George Clinton and parliament Funkadellic return to the Toads Place stage on Tonight night down in New Haven. Friday night THE BLACK SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE AT YALE presents a performance by the Hip Hop Collective, PHONY PPL at Toads Place. Sunday at Toad’s GORILLA MUSIC presents the NEW HAVEN BATTLE OF THE BANDS. More can be found online at toadsplace.com
Saturday The Russell Knitters meet on from 11:00am-1pm in Meeting Room 3 and invite you to bring your knitting projects. You can access russelllibrary.org for more info.
Saturday night the CFA Wesleyan University Center for the Arts: “Glass Guignol: The Brother/Sister Play” directed by Lee Breuer, who explores the life and work of Tennessee Williams in this production.
Saturday evening The Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents: The Graduate Recital of Brian Parks at Memorial Chapel, on High Street at 8pm. this event is free and open to the public. more online at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track, here in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways inHartford, Oscar-nominated short films, both animated and live-action, make up the bulk of the schedule through next Wednesday. More can be found online at realartways.org.
At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, Tonight Cinestudio kicks off a three day run of the 1942 black and white classic Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Sunday Cinestudio kicks off a run of the newest film by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, This must be the Place” details online at www.cinestudio.org.
Now here's what's on tap on air at WESU tonight, as we make our way through week 2 our new spring schedule.