Good evening, it's Tuesday, June 25th. This is The Jive at Five – our 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.
Here in Middletown, on Wednesday night, at The Buttonwood Tree, brings a night of Karaoke for all ages. Friday night, The Buttonwood Tree presents an evening of Jazz with The Sean Clapis Trio featuring Noah Baerman and Henry Lugo.
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 "Songwriter Sessions" featuring Lara Herscovitch, Phil Henry & Gary Moon.
Sunday, is a busy day The Buttonwood starting 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 beforehand 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. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found at www.buttonwood.org .
Tonight at Cafe Nine in New haven, you can catch The Murder Junkies; Nasty Disaster, and Goat Herder for a night of loud music. Wednesday Café Nine presents:FOR THE SAKE OF THE SONG ROADSHOW: featuring Patrick Corman; Jenee Halstead; Susan Cattaneo, and Johnny Mainstream. Thursday night at Café Nine, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Night Beds, Jenny O. & John Parson (of Modern Merchant). Friday night brings Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent to Café Nine for a night of solid blues. The weekly, Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by The Nick DiMaria Quartet this week. Then, Saturday The Defibulators, Rusty Things, and Proud Flesh take the stage for a night of roots music at The Nine. Sunday afternoon at 4pm, DRINKDEEPLY Presents: Saxtet, an Eight-piece jazz ensemble under the direction of pianist/composer Darren Litzie & featuring sax great Andrew Beals. Sunday night, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Cory Chisel and Brian Dolzani at The Nine. www.cafenine.com for details.
Down in New Haven at Toad's Place, Wednesday it's the weekly Electronic Dance Music Night downstairs while The Del Lords take the Lily Pad Stage. Thursday the WHAT U COLOR BLIND? TOUR features: Freeway, Fred The Godson, Milliano, Drag-On & more with music Spun By: DJ KG & DJ Token. Friday electronic artists VASKI performs at Toads with MANTIS plus additional performances over TWO stages by GNOSTIC, SCATZ, HIGHLIFE, BIG, I.C., SPLITLIP and more. BLAKE SCHWARZENBACH (of Jawbreaker & Jets To Brazil) performs on Friday on the Toad’s LILLY’S PAD stage Friday night with Wolves At Bay and New Year's Revolution opening the show. Saturday night The White Panda and Yonas stop at Toads. www.toadsplace.com for details.
Tonight and every Tuesday Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, hosts Michael Palin’s other orchestra, an 18-piece big band. Wednesdays bring the long-running, weekly Blues Jam, hosted, this week, by Tim McDonald. Friday, Chicago native, Bluesman Kal David takes the Sally’s stage. Saturday, it’s the blues stylings of Mike Law & the Playboys. www.blackeyedsallys.com for more.
The CT Poetry Society, Middletown Chapter, holds its meetings on the last Wednesday of every month. The meetings are open to the public and take place at 6 p.m. in Meeting Room 3
at Middletown’s Russell Library on Broad St.
The Middletown Commission on the Arts monthly meeting is this Wednesday (June 26), at 7 pm in the City Arts Office, 100 Riverview Center-Suite 140. The public is welcome to attend; the public session is at the beginning of the meeting.
The Middletown Symphonic Band will be performing an outdoor concert on Wednesday, June 26, at Pierson Park in Cromwell beginning at 7 PM. The concert, which is part of the Cromwell Summer Concert Series, is open to the public and admission is free. The Middletown Symphonic Band will also be performing an outdoor concert on Thursday, at the 7 Summit Street Gazebo in East Hampton beginning at 6 PM. http://www.middletownsymphonicband.org/
Artists for World Peace presents the 2nd Annual Dance for Peace at The Kate, in Old Saybrook, on Saturday, June 29, from 6:30 to 8pm. Showcasing a wide range of dance styles, including contemporary, Haitian, Bollywood, and belly dance, Dance for Peace promises an uplifting and inspiring celebration of dance and community. http://artistsforworldpeace.org/
The acoustic duet, Rusted Keys, performs on the last Sunday morning of every month- beginning at 9:00 a.m.- at BrewBakers, on Main Street, Middletown, (860-852-0034)
New Haven’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas concludes with an action-packed agenda this week. Highlights include the acclaimed stage production of a Midsummer Night’s Dream, a new collaboration from the team behind the Tony Award-winning Broadway & West End hit, WAR HORSE; A One Man Circus, Traditional Indian Dance, and a free concert of Ethiopian Dance Music featuring Debo Band and Fendika, Saturday evening on the New Haven Green. More online at www.artidea.org
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, through Thursday you can catch, The Source Family, about a secretive and outlandish commune in Los Angeles in the 1970’s. Also showing through Thursday at Real Art Ways is: Violeta Went to Heaven, a portrait of the influential figure in world music and a complex icon of Chilean history. Friday, Real Art Ways begins a run of Hannah Arendt, a new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. realartways.org for details.
Tonight, Ci-ne-studio, Trinity College's cinema in Hartford, presents Augustine, a film that examines the real-life story of Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, a renowned 19th-century neurologist and a teacher of Freud, and Charcot’s patient Augustine, a 19-year-old kitchen maid. Also tonight (June 25), Cinestudio kicks off a run of "Becoming Traviat"a a thrilling witness to the efforts of opera director Jean-François Sivadier and exceptional coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay . You can find show times and info at cinestudio.org.
And now here’s a run-down of what's on the air tonight (Tuesday) here at WESU, 88.1 FM in Middletown:
Right after The Jive at Five stay tuned for: An hour of folk and Americana roots music with Bill Revill.
Weekdays 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 on 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 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.
Thanks for your support and thanks for listening!
Now stay tuned for an hour of Acoustic Music With Bill Revil!