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Good evening, it's Thursdy, March 14th 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. Thanks for tuning in, 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 rundown of some of what's happening in the area this week.
Here in Middletown:
At the Buttonwood Tree tonight it’s 7:00 brings the "Writers Out Loud" open mic to the buttonwood stage featuring prose writers of every ilk come hosted by Cocomo Rock and Al Bower JR. Sign up is at 6:45. Friday at Cotton Hollow Rising brings you songs of love, songs of war & peace, of hearth & home, and of the people from the American West to the Celtic Isles. Saturday mornings starting at 7: 30 the Buttonwood offers, Qigong (Chi Kung), yoga, and self empowerment workshops. This Saturday, at 2:00pm there’s Stop Smoking through Hypnosis workshop. Saturday night Award-Winning Composer Joshua Kwassman brings his mini jazz orchestra to The buttonwood to release Songs of the Brother Spirit for an evening of Contemporary Jazz. Every 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 for information on all of these happenings.
In Middletown, The Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park opens for the season this Friday March 15th, Featuring live music with Danny Quinn at 5:30 and on Sunday at 4pm The Canoe Club features fiddle player Jeanne Freeman alongside accordion player Loretta Egan Murphy. At 7pm there’s also an Irish music session. Visit mattabesettcanoeclub.com for more information
Tonight at 6:30pm at The Russell Library in Meeting Room 2 is the "We Were There" Veterans Writing Group. Also Thursday evening at 7pm The Library presents a viewing and discussion of the documentary The King of Kong: a Fistful of Quarters spotlighting the world of competitive video gamers.
Friday at 9:30am in the Hubbard Room is an Introduction to Image Editing with the free computer graphics program, GIMP where you can learn to crop, resize, color correct, add text and fix scratches and blemishes to yoru digital images. Saturday at 11am in Meeting Room 3, The Russel Knitters invite you to bring your knitting projects and join an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise. www.russelllibrary.org
Tonight at 8pm at Café Nine down in New Haven ,ODDBALL ENTERTAINMENT Presents: Alt-country singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier; alongside Scott and Joanna. Friday night at Cafe Nine it's JEFFREY THUNDER'S BIRTHDAY BASH featuring: The Vultures, Fatal Film, The Lost Riots and The Hempsteadys with DJ Live Mike spining between sets. Saturday, from 4:30 to 7:30 at Café nine, it’s Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ this week’s host, Tony Dioguardi and friends. Later Saturday night Steve Broderick , best known for playing with Trans Siberian Orchestra for the past 10 years takes the stage. Sunday night at Cafe Nine, its the SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM open mic with host The Cafe Nine all Stars. More can be found at cafenine.com.
Over at Toad’s Place, Friday at 7pm at Toads The Cosmic Dust Bunnies take the main stage with Viral and Brass Tax opening. Saturday night at Toads UPCROWN NEON & TRUE CREW PRESENT: DANK including Trap, Dubstep, Electro, House, and EDM. For more information, you can go to toadsplace.com for more details.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight it's starting at 6:30pm is the Hole In the Wall Fundraiser w/ Sundance Kidz. Friday at 9pm The Lance Lopez Band w/Sal Iacobucci and Dreaming the Blues perform at Sally’s. Saturday at 9pm Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood perform their mix of Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Soul and funky Texas Blues. More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com.
Now, here’s a rundown cinema offerings off the beaten track here in central Connecticut.
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, through tonight, you can catch the award winning Documentary Searching for Sugarman about the all but forgotten American musician Rodriguez who was un beknonst to him a superstar in South Africa. Also showing through tonight is: “Knife Fight,” an inside look at American politics with Rob Lowe playing a savvy strategist. Friday night you can catch "The House I Live In" a documentary examining the real effects of the War on Drugs. Details about all events can be found at realartways.com
Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight begins a run of Steven Spielberg's, Lincoln. More can be found online at cinestudio.org.
now here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming here on WESU Middletown.
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