Good evening, it's Tuesday, July 2, 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 Marianne O'Hare, producer of "Conversations on Healthcare," with cohosts Mark Maselli and Margaret Flinter, which airs every Wednesday afternoon, from
4:30 to right before the Jive at Five.
Okay, on with the Jive!:
Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, at 7 tonight, it's Laughter Yoga with Mimi Claire. Wednesday brings Kirtan with Shubalananda to the Buttonwood Tree at 7:30 p.m. Kirtan is a form of yoga with a musical aspect. Thursday, the Buttonwood is closed for the Fourth of July. Friday at 8, at the Buttonwood, singer songwriter Joe Flood will be sharing some of a work in progress featuring songs by three 19th Century songwriters from Middletown: Henry Clay Work, Reginald De Koven, and Edward Barrett, “the Poet Laureate of South Farms.” Musicians include Jim Clark on drums and piano; John Kalinowski on fife, concertina, accordion; Joe Fonda on bass and Fred Moses, percussion, blues harp, and vocals. Saturday morning at 7:30 brings weekly Quigong (Chi Kung) to the Buttonwood, followed by community yoga. Saturday night brings the John Brighenti and Friends CD Release Concert. The album, "Swingin’ on a Sunday Afternoon," was recorded live as part of the popular Baby Grand Jazz Series at the Hartford Public Library. On Sunday, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree. You're invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church on Court Street. Sunday at 7 p.m., it’s "The Great Make Believe Improv Show" at the Buttonwood, featuring different kinds of improvised comedy. Go to www.buttonwood.org for details about all events.
Down in New Haven tonight at Cafe Nine, ODDBALL EVENTS Presents: The Black Lillies; w/ Liz Frame & the Kickers. Wednesday, DRINKDEEPLY and DIE HIPSTER Present the 2nd Annual Punk Rock BBQ featuring: The Lost Riots; w/ Bragging Rights; Cell 63; and Empty Vessels. Café Nine is closed on the Fourth of July. Then on Friday, the happy hour features Bruce and Loralee Crowder. That’s followed at 9 p.m. by JAZZ HAVEN’s presentation of the Mario Pavone Orange Sextet. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Mike Coppola and friends. Then, Saturday night at 8 brings The Hulls; w/ Wrist Like This; Rusty Things; and Trophy Lungs. Sunday, from 3 to 7 p.m., DRINKDEEPLY Presents: Summer Surf Series with The Vultures; Dark City; and Thee Icepicks. Then at 8 pm, it’s the SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM.
Go to www.cafenine.com for details.
Also in New Haven, at Toad's Place, on Wednesday, at 9, it’s VIRAL SOUND with Full Spectrum, followed at 10 by the weekly EDM night. Friday at 9 brings XAVIER RUDD to Toad’s, with Frank Viele. Saturday afternoon at 3, it’s Jacob Latimore’s Young Stars Concert. Then, Saturday at 9, it’s SUMMER GLOW 2, a showcase of EDM / DUBSTEP / HOUSE / DnB, with Vinyl Child; Joey Fedz; HighLife; A-Ron; Kapsoul; Tango; E-Roc; LarryLuck; and Diatonic. Go to www.toadsplace.com for details.
At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, tonight at 8, it’s Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band working out new material. Wednesday’s Blues Jam at 8 is hosted by Brandt Taylor. Thursday, Sally’s is closed for the holiday. Friday at 9, it's The Walter Lewis Blues Trio. Then Saturday night, it’s The Hoolios, steeped in the rhythms of the Gulf of Mexico:
Americana, Latin, Reggae, Texas Folk and Zydeco. Go to www.blackeyedsally’s for details.
Middletown's "Over the River" Fireworks Festival! is slated for Wednesday, July 3rd, beginning with a music festival on the lawn of City Hall. The Festival begins at 6 p.m. and ends with fireworks splashing the night sky beginning around 9:30 p.m. The music begins with the Middletown High School Traveling Jazz Band. The Middletown Symphonic Band will accompany the fireworks with live music appropriate for the display. This year's Festival will be covered live, and the music accompanying the fireworks will be included in the live broadcast - tune in to WMRD (1150 AM)/WLIS
(1420 AM). One featured band is Forever Motown, performing the music and choreography of Motown's hitmakers, and led by Middletown-born-and-bred Neal Hatcher. You can also expect some new features this year with additional food vendors in a user-friendly location adjacent to the festival grounds. There is abundant free parking throughout the festival area downtown. Arrive early for the best seats, the best parking, and the best entertainment. For more information, contact the Mayor's Office at
860.638.4801 or call the City Arts Office at 860.638.4510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mattabessett Canoe Club at Harbor Park has a busy holiday weekend planned, beginning on Wednesday with fireworks and the Chester Fife and Drum marching up and down the boardwalk beginning at 7 p.m. On Thursday night, The Covert Jazz Band plays as part of the Canoe Club's Thursday Night Jazz Series. The Friday Night Blues Series features the Rich Badowski Blues Band, winner of the 2012 CT Blues Society Contest.
Saturday, Village Band plays, and on Sunday, it's calypso from Florida Bickley Island Chill. For details, go to www.mattabessetcanoeclub.com.
Here are some other fireworks displays this week: tonight in Westbrook, you can catch the Water's Edge Resort display at 9:30 p.m.,or you can head to downtown Rockville at approximately 9:40 p.m. Both venues have a rain date of Wednesday, July 3. New Britain's fireworks are scheduled for Wednesday following the Rock Cats' game at New Britain Stadium. Thursday, there are fireworks in Madison at West Wharf Beach, at New Britain's Stanley Park, and at New Haven's East Rock Park. Then Saturday, July 6, there are fireworks at the River Fests in Hartford and East Hartford's, as well as in Manchester, at Meriden's Hubbard Park, and in Wallingford.
On Wednesday, at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, the weekly "Music at the Mansion" series kicks off with the Hartford Jazz Orchestra, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Go to www.wadsworthmansion.com for details and the full schedule.
'Tis the season for farmers' markets; several in our area are in full swing. Here are a few: In Middletown, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. there's a market on the South Green, and another in Middletown's North End at 575 Main Street, on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go to northendfarmersmarket.org. In Durham, the farmers' market is on Thursdays, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on the town green on Rte. 17. Go to www.durhamfarmersmarket.org. In Cromwell, on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m., the farmers' market is at Covenant Village of Cromwell, 52 Missionary Road. In Higganum Village, on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., the market is on the town green, at the intersection of Rtes. 81 & 154. Go to HigganumVillageMarket.org. In East Haddam, there's a farmers' market from
4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the town grange on Town Street. Learn about farmers' markets all over the state by going to ctnofa.org/FarmersMarkets.htm.
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, Hannah Arendt, the biopic about the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist, continues through Thursday. Tonight, there’s also Real Board Games at 7 p.m. Friday begins a run of Hey Bartender, about two bartenders trying to achieve their dreams. Also starting on Friday is a run of Hecho en Mexico, showcasing the richness of Mexican music. Visit www.realartways.org for details.
At Cinestudio, Trinity College's cinema in Hartford, Becoming Traviata, about an opera director and soprano’s efforts to communicate the raw emotion of Verdia’s La Traviata to a modern audience, ends tonight. Then Wednesday begins a run of Renoir, about the final years of the Impressionist painter, when both he and his son, Jean, the future filmmaker, fall under the spell of a free-spirited young woman. Sunday at 2:30, it’s Exhibition: Munch 150, a celebration of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s 150th birthday. Thanks to the new Exhibition series, audiences in Hartford will be able to see Munch’s unique, haunting and brilliantly colored paintings in ultra high definition on the big screen, accompanied by the expert commentary of critic Tim Marlow. While many know Munch as the man who created The Scream, this extensive exhibition of over 200 works secures his place as a major artist of the 19th and 20th centuries.
You can find show times and info at www.cinestudio.org.
Tonight's lineup is as follows:
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.
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