Good evening, it's Tuesday, June 11th, 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 Kate Rushin
Thanks to all of the WESU supporters who contributed to our Spring Pledge Drive. With their help we are able to keep our unique brand of community radio going strong. Here’s our community calendar for this week.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Hillstead Museum in Farmington it's the return of the annual Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, internationally renowned, award-winning poets every other Wednesday preceded by muisc and the work of emerging poets. Tomorrow's event features CT Student Poets - young poets from around the state will read their work at the beginning of the event which features music by Jackie Mclean Youth Jazz Orchestra and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy K. Smith, author of Life on Mars.
Also kicking this weekend - the Internationl Festival of Arts and Ideas at multiple venues throughout New Haven. Hundreds of artists, performers, theatrical and music events for two weeks in. It kicks off Saturday night, June 15 on the New Haven Green with a free concert featuring Aaron Neville. To find out more about all the events go to artidea-dot-org.
This week, here in Middletown, at the Russell Library.... The Russell Knitters will meet on Saturday, June 15, 11:00am-1pm in Meeting Room 3. Mustard’s Retreat, the classic folk duo with David Tamulevich and Michael Hough, will perform on Saturday, June 15 at 2pm in the Hubbard Room. More online at russelllibrary.org
At the Buttonwood Tree this week, Evening Oasis presents belly dancers with traditional dress and music tomorrow night (wednesday) at 7:00 PM. Every second Thursdays it's Writers Out Loud at the Buttonwood - Talented prose writers of every ilk come to Writers Out Loud! Writers Out Loud!, a literary prose open mic w/host Cocomo Rock & co-host Al Bower, Jr.
Friday night The Buttonwood Tree presents a singer songwriter Double Bill featuring An Evening with Joy Ike & Hannah Christianson. Joy Ike has been compared to the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, and Regina Spektor. On Saturday mornings The Buttonwood offers a series of wellness activities from Qigong (sounds like > Chi gung) and yoga to Self empowerment workshops. Saturday night the buttonwood tree presents George Cole and his band for an Evening of Gypsy Jazz & Uptown Swing.
Sunday, is a busy day the Buttonwood. With a worship service at 10am. Then Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood each Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy a meal and help prepare them before hand at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
Sunday afternoon at 1pm brings Rumpus, a platform for others to explore their own music. At 4pm The monthly Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. It isn’t an open mike. Sunday night at you are invited to Celebrate James Joyce by sharing his works with others. Music TBA. Irish breads provided by O’Rourke’s Diner. The event is hosted by hosted by Abby Reynolds. Costumes are optional. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found at www.buttonwood.org .
Tonight at Cafe Nine in New haven, at MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Christopher Paul Stelling; The Proud Flesh and Jason Prince. Tomorrow (Wednesday), the ODDBALL EVENTS Roots Music Series presents a bill featuring The Chris Massey Band and Seth Adam. Thursday night at Café Nine there’s a BURLESQUE-A-PADES BEACH PARTY. Friday night brings The Joiner Inners, Fiesta Brava, and Back From Earth to Café nine. The weekly Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends this week. Then, Saturday night Elison Jackson, Ports of Spain, and Head with Wings take the stage. Sunday night MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Ivan & Alyosha; w Neulore at the Nine. go to cafenine.com for details.
Down in New Haven at Toad's Place- tomorrow (Wednesday) it's the weekly Electronic Dance Music Night. Thursday VADO & TROY AVE Take the Toad’s Main stage. Friday SHAKEDOWN returns to Toad’s to play music of the Grateful DEAD & BEYOND with Off The Dome and The Big Takeover opening. Saturday night LESS THAN JAKE Hostage Calm, Pentimento, and Wolves at Bay play the Toad’s main stage while Afton presents 8 bands on upstairs on the Lily pad Stage. www.toadsplace.com for details.
Tonight at Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, you can catch Michael Palin’s other orchestra, an 18 piece big band. Tomorrow night (Wednesday) it's the long-running weekly Blues jam, hosted this week by Willie J. Laws. Friday Atlanta Singer Songwriter Chris Massey and his Band take the stage Sally's. Saturday, it’s the blues stylings Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood..blackeyedsallys.com for more. - and hey don't forget to order up some delicious bar-b-que while you're there.
Through tomorrow, The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers gather every Wednesday from 7-9:30p at Middletown’s First Church on Court Street, offering Classes for beginners/experienced dancers. Partners are not necessary. For info call 860-347-0278
Hear What's In The Heart - A Shoemaker's Tale, is set against the backdrop of a post-funeral gathering to celebrate the life of Michael Scionti's (shan-Tee) grandfather, Angelo Morello (who owned Angleo's Shoe Repair on Main Street in Middletown) is Playing Thursday nights through June 20, at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown. for more information go to oddfellows.org 860-347-6143
The acoustic duet, Rusted Keys, play this Sunday morning beginning at 10:00 a.m.- at Higher Grounds, 70 Main Street, East Hampton, , (860-467-6643).
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, this week you can catch Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay, the world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor who regularly provokes astonishment from even the most jaded audiences. realartways.org for details.
Today Cinestudio, Trinity College's cinema in Hartford, is closed for maintenance. Wednesday Cinestudio reopens with The new Italian Film, Reality which runs through next Tuesday. Thursday and Sunday, National Theatre Live’s newest production staring Helen Mirren reprising her role of Queen Elizabeth II in a new play by Peter Morgan broadcast from London’s Gielgud Theatre at Cinestudio. HBO and Cox you to a special screening of the first episode of Season 6 of True Blood on the big screen at Cinestudio on Friday, June 14 at 7 pm. You can find show times and info at cinestudio.org.
Here’s tonight’s rundown of programming here on WESU Middletown
Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for: An hour of folk and Americana roots music with Bill Revill.
Then at 6 Free Speech Radio News From the Pacifica Network offers a daily dose of alternative international news and reporting.
At 6:30 Bill Revill is back in the air chair for another 90 minutes of roots music on Acoustic Blender.
At 8pm, J-Cherry presents Voice of the City, for a 60 minute spotlight of local arts and culture.
At 9pm It’s Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who warns of a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingertips.
from 10:30- Midnight tune in for Stage Presence with J-Rock who invites you to: Put your hands together in applause for some of the greatest live musical performances ever captured on recording. From Led Zeppelin to John Coltrane, Bob Dylan to Victor Wooten, and YoYo Ma to Daft Punk, Stage Presence has a place for all live musical performances. no tickets required!
At Midnight it’s Amateur Hour with Omardaslayer and Tree Paths.
At 1am Our summer Late Night Concert Series Features 3 hrs of live recordings of concerts in their entirety, from a wide range of musical genres.
The BBC World News kicks on at 4am and Morning Edition from NPR kicks off our Broadcast day tomorrow at 5am.
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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Thanks for listening!
Now stay tuned for an hour of acoustic roots music with Bill Revill