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Good evening, it's Thursday, February 21st and 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.
Here’s a run sown of some of what’s scheduled to happen in the community this week.
Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight Alex Vans and the Hide Away performs indie rock at 8. Friday at 8, it’s Ari and Mia Friedman, a sister duet harmonizing as they explore the traditions of Southern Appalachia and Northeastern fiddle music. On Saturday, community yoga is offered at the Buttonwood Tree beginning at 8:45. Also on Saturday at the Buttonwood, it’s An Afternoon with Liela Marie Fuller, a poet whose first collection has been called an emotional roller coaster ride from joy and happiness to sadness and pain. Then Saturday night at 8, enjoy Federico Ughi’s music at the Buttonwood. His music infuses the New York avant garde sound with a sense of melody inspired by the Italian classical and folk traditions of his childhood in Rome.
Then Sunday, and every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal. And, you can help prepare it beforehand at First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit their website at buttonwood.org.
At Cafe' Nine, in New Haven, tonight at 8, Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys play at Café Nine. Friday from 5 to 7, it’s the Friday Happy Hour , with Byl Cote, followed by TACO HUT RECORDS & PROMOTION Presents Jose's 25th Birthday Bash featuring Party Horse; Milksop:Unsung; and You Scream, I Scream. Saturday, it’s the Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam, with host George Baker at Café Nine, followed at 8 by CT.com Royal Thunder; with Ancient Wisdom; Bedroom Rehab Corporation; and Stone Titan. Sunday, from 4 to 7, it’s the Bluegrass Jam at Café Nine, hosted by Stacy Phillips. That’s followed at 7 by the Sunday After Supper Jam, with host Dom Zullo and the Café Nine All Stars. Details can be found at cafenine.com
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight Friday at Toad’s, it’s the award-winning Shakedown, playing the Dead and beyond. Also playing are Down-Stairs Sally and Eggy & the Delegates. Then Friday, Afton Presents in Lilly’s Pad: Paragon; Molly Maine; Boltcutter; Fortune’s Gale; and Bob Raymond and Guests. Details can be found at toadsplace.com.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight, 8 brings Little Ugly with Paper Hill Casket Company to Blackeyed Sally’s. Then Friday, John Fries is back, this time with his trio The Heat and special guest Matt Zeiner. Saturday night, it’s Milo Z, a New York institution. For info on all acts, go to blackeyedsallys.com
At Wesleyan University tonight at 7 p.m. in Wesleyan’s Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, a senior music recital—“Music of the Night Chorus”—will be presented by Brian Goodell. Go to wesleyan.edu/cfa for details about all of these events.
Also on Thursday at 7 p.m., over at Russell Library, a program on Starting Your Vegetable Garden from Seeds will be offered. More information can be found at russelllibrary.org.
On Saturday at 7:30, the Greater Middletown Concert Association presents “Maria de Buenos Aires,” an opera by the Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, including tango dance pieces, at the MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 LaRosa Lane (off Newfield Street) in Middletown. For information, contact Barbara Arafeh at email@example.com.
Now here's a rundown of cinema – plus an event AT a cinema-- off the beaten track, here in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, Oscar-nominated short films, both animated and live-action, make up the bulk of the schedule through tonight. Tomorrow, and every third Thursday, it’s the Creative Cocktail Hour, from 6 to 10 p.m., when creative people come together for conversation, art and music. The music will be by DJ Occult 69. Friday through next Thursday brings the film “Searching for Sugar Man,” nominated for an Oscar for best documentary feature, to Real Art Ways. Also on Friday: Michelle Ellsworth’s “Preparations for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome.” More can be found online at realartways.org.
At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight through Saturday, it’s “Skyfall,” nominated for five Academy Awards. Then Sunday brings “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” another Oscar nominee. The film was made by Wesleyan film grads. Times and other details at www.cinestudio.org.
And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.