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Good evening. It's Thursday, March 7th 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.
Let’s look at what’s going on in the community this week:
Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown tonight it’s and every first Thursday, it’s Bob Gotta's longstanding acoustic Open Mic at the Buttonwood, Sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m. On Friday, award-winning Boston contemporary folk singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen comes to the Buttonwood. She joins voices with acclaimed musicians Mara Levine and Gail Wade for a sound that’s described as both intensely dynamic and uniquely beautiful.Saturday, it’s Saturday Morning Qigong (Chi Kung) at 7:30 a.m., followed by community yoga for beginners and intermediates at 8:30.And on Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal and to help prepare it beforehand at First Church at on Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit buttonwood.org.
On Thursday at 7 p.m., the Middlesex Historical Society brings Trinity College Prof. Christopher Hager to the Russell Library’s Hubbard Room for a talk titled, “Shock and Awe in 1862: American Writers and the Meaning of the Civil War.” This program is being held in conjunction with the Historical Society’s exhibit, “Hard & Stirring Times: Middletown and the Civil War,” on display at the Society’s headquarters, the General Joseph Mansfield House on Main Street in Middletown. For more information, call the Historical Society at 860-346-0746.
Also at the Russell Library, from Friday to Sunday, the Friends of Russell Library host their monthly Book Sale to help raise funds for library projects and services. Go to www. russelllibrary.org for details.
And on Saturday at 2 at the Russell Library, former Congressman Bob Steele will discuss and sign his new novel, “The Curse: Big-Time Gambling’s Seduction Of A Small New England Town.” The novel comes at a time when Connecticut’s casinos face the prospect of heavy new competition from New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, and there is growing political pressure to legalize Internet gambling.
Over at Café Nine in New Haven tonight at 7:30, Fistful of Jokes Presents: Myq Kaplan; w/ Josh Gondelman; Andrew Morgan; Jerry Morgan, Derek Toombs; Craig Taylor; and Mike Finoia for a special night of comedy!
The Friday happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. features Sal Paradise. That’s followed at 9 by Chris Berardo & the DesBerardos. Saturday, from 4:30 to 7:30 at Café nine, it’s the Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Gary Grippo and friends, followed at 9 by The Manchurians; w/ Party Horse; and The Radiation. Sunday, at 4 p.m., it’s the St. Patrick's Day Party w/ The Butcher Boys and Bold Ruckus. That’s followed at 8 by the Sunday After Supper Jam: w/ the Cafe Nine All Stars. Learn more at cafenine.com.
Also in New Haven, over at Toad’s Place Friday brings Talib Kweli to Toad’s, as well as Cory Mo and Mr. Council and the Dwight Street Players, featuring Sotorios of Political Animals. Also on Friday, in Lilly’s Pad, it’s Just One More, playing U2 and other Irish favorites, presented by New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee and Youth Gaelic Sports Club. On Saturday afternoon at 4, it’s the New Haven Battle of the Bands in Lilly’s Pad, presented by Gorilla Music. Competing will be: Factors; Delayed Awakening; Stamps the Goat; Hot Chaos; Lion's Teeth; Destination Dimension; Kudra; Bellow; Dead and Gone; Skratch Happy; and Everybody Hates Me. Later on Saturday, Riders on the Storm plays a Tribute to the Doors. Also performing: The Bonesmen; Eightfold; Agenda 21; Trag; and The Hell Catz. Then Sunday at Toad’s, it’s Every Time I Die, with The Acacia Strain; Vanna; Hundredth; and No Bragging Rights. For more information, go to toadsplace.com.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight it’s The Skatalites plays ska at Sally’s. Also playing: The Excitement Gang. And Friday at 9, it’s Studebaker John & the Hawks playing blues. Saturday at 9 brings Avenue Groove, a Connecticut-based R&B, funk and dance band, to Blackeyed Sally’s. More can be found online at blackeyedsallys.com.
On Saturday and Sunday at Wesleyan, it’s the 14th annual Dancemasters weekend master classes, one of the most-anticipated dance events in the Northeast. The two-day dance immersion combines inspiring performances by premier companies with master classes by expert instructors. Go towww.wesleyan.edu/cfa for details.
Now let’s check out cinema off the beaten track here in central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight brings “Caesar Must Die,” about inmates in a Roman prison who are preparing to stage Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Then Friday and Saturday bring “Crispin Hellion Glover Night One,” a one-hour dramatic narration of eight different illustrated books, projected behind Glover during his performance. Different slides will be shown each evening.Friday also brings a screening of “It is Fine! Everything is Fine,” a semi-autobiographical, psychosexual tale of a man with cerebral palsy fantasizing about a life in which society not only understands him, but finds him physically intimidating and sexually attractive.
Then Sunday begins a five-day run of “Knife Fight,” an inside look at American politics with Rob Lowe playing a savvy strategist. Details about all events at www.realartways.com
Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight brings the Oscar-nominated “How to Survive a Plague” to Cinestudio for one showing. It’s a documentary set during the 1980s AIDS crisis in New York City. Then Friday and Saturday, it’s Life of Pi, winner of the Oscar for best director, original score, cinematography and visual effects. Sunday begins a three-day run of “John Dies at the End,” with Paul Giamatti. It’s described as “deeply amusing, in the sickest possible way.” Details can be found at cinestudio.org.
And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.