Good afternoon, it's April 16th, 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 Isabelle, host of the Fuss a biweekly free form interview show Fridays from 2:00-2:30.
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in the community this week:
Here in Middleton at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center on Main ST., this Tuesday evening The Laughter Yoga Club meets. Wednesday night the Buddhist film festival presents LIFE OF BUDDHA breaks new ground in revealing the fascinating story of Prince Siddhartha and his spiritual transformation into the Buddha, the great teacher who changed the entire world. Friday night The Buttonwood Presents The Acoustic Folk Trio, Another Road at 8pm. Saturday mornings starting at 7:30 The Buttonwood offers Chi-gung, Tai Chi, Yoga and personal empowerment workshops. Saturday night at the Buttonwood tree you can catch the CT-based sibling duo, The Light Hearts, for an evocative spin on folk music. More online at www.buttonwood.org
At the Russell Library in Middletown, author Elisabeth Petry will continue to lead The Veterans' Writing Group at 6:30 pm on Thursday night in Meeting Room 2.
Craig Elkin, a retired sergeant from the Middletown Police Department, will discuss his recently published book A Cop’s Tale: Amusing Short Stories Written at the Expense of Others on Thursday, at 7pm in the Hubbard Room.
The Russell Knitters will meet on Saturday from 11:00am-1pm in Meeting Room 3. You are invited to Bring your knitting projects and share ideas and expertise. No registration is required.
Amphion String Quartet, one of the most respected classical music ensembles in the country, will perform on Saturday, April 20 at 2pm in the Hubbard Room at Russell Library. More online at www.russelllibrary.org
Wednesday afternoon at 4:15, you can catch “Book Artists Take Action: Open House” . This open house is located at Rare Book Reading Room, 1st floor east, a Olin Library, and offers an opportunity for all to view, handle, and read artists’ books related to the Davison Art Center's current gallery show, "Artists Take Action: Protest Posters Today" For information call (860) 685-3864 or email email@example.com.
Later on Wednesday at 8pm at Wesleyan’s Russell House on High St presents a talk with, Lydia Davis author, of The Collected Stories; a new translation of Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, and a chapbook entitled The Cows. This event is Free and open to the public and a reception and book signing will follow the reading. For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or visit . http://www.wesleyan.edu/writing/community/writing-events.html
Tonight at Toads Place in New Haven Loud Rockers Clutch headline a show with openers Orange Goblin, Lionize, and Scorpion King. Wednesday is Electronic Dance Music night, Thursday DOPAPOD headlines a show with opener DrFameus (who is Allen of The Disco Biscuits). Also onThursday night MANIC PRODUCTIONS presents ICEAGE…IN LILLY’S PAD alongside White Lung, Fins and Blessed State. Saturday BIKERS AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY, INC presents WOOFSTOCK III featuring Slowpoke, Far From Here, SmackSeven, The Travis Moody Band, and Bounty Hunter and will be collecting Donations of pet food (canned & dry), blankets, towels, cleaning supplies, & other items to keep animals safe & healthy. Sunday at Toad’s Gorilla Music presents the New Haven Battle of the Bands. www.toadsplace.com
Tonight at Café Nine in New Haven, you can catch Holy Ghost Tent Revival a 6 piece rock band from Greensboro, NC. Wednesday night MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Quintron and Miss Pussycat; w/ The Simple Pleasure; Quintron has been making genre-defying noise and 'Swamp-Tech' dance music in New Orleans for over 15 years. Thursday’s - Jonathan Edwards and Frank Critelli gig has been CANCELLED. Friday night The Rationales; The Shellye Valauskas Experience; and the The Streams take the stage. Café nine’s weekly SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ JAM will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends this week. Saturday night MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Acid Mothers Temple; w/ Tjutjuna; and Snake Oil for a night of serious freak out music! www.cafenine.com
This Week at Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts: Senior Thesis gallery shows, music recitals, and stage productions abound. You can find out more at the CFA website. Wesleyan.edu/cfa. Additionally, Thursday, evening at 8:00 PM The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra performs in Crowell Concert Hall. Friday, evening at 7:15 PM there will be a Pre--concert talk with: Hugh Masekela before his sold out performance at 8pm. Saturday, morning at 11:00 AM you can catch another talk: The Role of Artist as Activist: A Conversation with Hugh Masekela in Crowell Concert Hall. Saturday at 1:00 PM brings The Big Draw: Middletown to the Wesleyan’s Davison Art Center. Saturday, evening at 08:00 PM The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Mixashawn's Ghostly Trio perform in Crowell Concert Hall. More online at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
Thursday night at 8pm, THE MIDDLETOWN HOUSE CONCERT SERIES presents: Cillian Vallely and Ryan McGiver performing traditional Irish and American folk music at 145 Margarite Rd. Ext. For reservations and directions, please call Jody Cormack 860-983-7963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now here’s a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Through Wednesday, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of “Beyond The Hills”, a film inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, that unfolds in and around a remote monastery. Also, "On The Road", based on the Kerouac novel of the same name, continues its run through Friday. If you want to know more, you can go to realartways.org
On Wednesday, Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, as part of the Thinking Through Film Series, presents a one night screening of THE BRAVE HEART GETS THE BRIDE. Thursday through Saturday Cinestudio presents ZERO DARK THIRTY. more information at cinestudio.org.
And now here’s a run-down of what's on the air here at WESU, 88.1 FM in Middletown:
Right after the Jive at 5, stay tuned for Lily Meyers on The Wayfaring Stranger, a folk program
Then at 6pm each weekday, it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network, offering an evening dose of alternative international news and reporting in the service of peace and social justice.
From 6:30-8pm Bill Revill brings us Acoustic Blender, featuring another 90 minutes of Folk, Americana, and roots music.
At 8 pm Voice of The City with J Cherry presents an hour of live local arts and culture.
At 9pm its Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat who’s got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers.
10:30-11:30 is radical roots with DJ Pitbull Revolution and DJ Euphonius.
After that Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ Sleepy Girl is on till 12:30
From 12:30-1:30 is Six Degrees of Separation with Monica
And from 1:30-2:30 is Declan MacManus, International Art Thief with DJ Moe
Then Romancipation with Dr. Love until 3:00am.
And Search and Recover with DJ Cheshire Cat until 4am,
Rounded off with BBC World News till 6 am
That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive.
That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at wesufm.org/jive.
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