Good evening, it's Tuesday, July 9th, and 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. I'm Marianne O'Hare.
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.
Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, on Wednesday night. it's Kirtan Yoga with Shu-bala-nanda at 7:30 p.m. Kirtan is a form of yoga with a musical aspect. Thursday, brings Bob Gotta’s long-running acoustic open Mic to the Buttonwood. Friday at 8, the Buttonwood Tree presents an evening of Jazz and improv with Stephen Campiglio and Gaslight Arkestra. Saturday mornings at the Buttonwood Tree kick off at 7:30 with weekly Quigong (Chi Kung), followed by community yoga, and self-empowerment workshops. Saturday night brings Covert Jazz, a 5-piece ensemble. 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. www.buttonwood.org for details about all events.
Tonight the Hartford Jazz Societies’ Monday night live jazz series in Bushnell park, presents RAHSTET - a sextet led by saxophonist Richard McGhee III with vocalist Margaux Hayes performing at 6 to be followed at 7:30 pm by the MARIO PAVONE / ORANGE DOUBLE TENOR SEPTET.
Down in New Haven tonight at Café Nine, ODDBALL EVENTS Presents: Della Mae and Phoebe Hunt for a night of roots music. Wednesday, at Café Nine you can catch Wasted Days a 7-piece ska band. Thursday night Eilen Jewell and Joe Fletcher take the stage. Then on Friday, it’s LONESOME BILLY'S ROCK-A-THON featuring Torque; Gary Heriot, and more. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends this week. Saturday night brings a FUNDRAISER FOR CT DEATH QUADS (CT's only MEN's roller derbyteam): featuring Heavy Breath, Canvas, and The High Noon. Sunday THE IRON GIANTS TOUR stops at Café Nine: featuring Benn Grim, Timmy Wiggins; Giant Gorilla Dog Thing; Iron Bar Collective; and Azstro Boii. www.cafenine.com for details.
Also in New Haven, at Toad's Place,Wednesday at 9, LUMINOX features HighLife, Joey Fedz, Jitta On The Track, and Billy Jones. Thursday, Conscious Reggae artist, Luciano performs at Toads. Friday brings BIG JIM’S BIRTHDAY BASH 2013 featuring over 12 bands on 2 stages.
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 will be hosted by Mike Law. Friday, it’s live and local with Jennifer Hill & Co., Isaac Young Quartet, and Kate Callahan. Saturday night Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts make for an evening of Blues at Sally’s.
www.blackeyedsally’s for details.
Here in Middletown tonight, The Middletown Commission on the Arts Kicks off their annual Tuesday night weekly Summer Sounds concert series on the City's South Green (that's Union Park) just off Main St. The concerts are free and you are encouraged to bring lawn chairs/blankets. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. Rain location is just across the street at South Congregational Church. Tonight’s featured entertainers are Vintage Vox.
The Russell Readers Gather at the Russell Library in Middletown, Tuesday evening, to discuss the poetry of Mark Strand. Author Elisabeth Petry continues to lead The Veterans' Writing Group at 7:00 pm Thursday. Saturday brings the Monthly "Friends of Russell Library" Book Sale at 9am.
The Middletown Symphonic Band performs tonight, at Mystic River Park in Mystic beginning at 7 PM. The concert is open to the public and admission is free. The park is located on Cottrell Street. For more information about the band you can visit www.MiddletownSymphonicBand.org
The Mattabessett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown has live entertainment most nights including Tony Gabriel on Tuesday nights and a weekly Irish music session on Wednesdays. Thursday, Vintage Vox takes the stage. Friday it’s Mixed Signals and Rural Legend performing at the Canoe Club on Saturday eve. Sunday Linda Ransom takes the stage at 3pm and Nekita Waller performs at 7pm. details at www.mattabessetcanoeclub.com .
The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival is in full swing at The Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington. This Wednesday, July10, you can hear award-winning poets Carolyn Forche [For-shay] and Mary Jo Firth Gillett with Music by Abu Alvin Carter, Sr. and Jim Mercik, preceding the reading @ 6:30pm.
Details online at www.sunkengardenpoetry.org
On Wednesday, at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, the weekly "Music at the Mansion" series features Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood with the Jeffettes at 6:30 p.m. www.wadsworthmansion.com for details and the full series schedule.
Gallim Dance presents the New England Premiere of "Mama Call" at Wesleyan's CFA Theater this Thursday & Friday, at 8pm under the direction of Andrea Miller. Mama Call has its roots in the directors' Sephardic-American heritage and explores ideas of displacement and alienation as it affected Spanish Jews during the centuries surrounding the Inquisition.Gallim Dance will also perform
Pupil Suite, an exhilarating selection of wildly quirky excerpts from Ms. Miller's I Can See Myself in Your Pupil, performed to the contagious music of Israeli band Balkan Beat Box. more online at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
The Monthly Middletown Gallery Walk invites you to take a leisurely stroll downtown on Friday evening to view the latest art exhibitions. Find the Gallery Walk on Face book for more details.
If you haven’t yet had your fireworks fix, There are still a few displays you can catch this weekend. Friday night you can head to Farmington, Norwich, or Windsor Locks. On Saturday fireworks dcan be seen at The Bridgeport Bluefish game; Groton, New London, and just over the River from Middletown at the Portland Fairgrounds on Route 17A.
'Tis the season for farmers' markets and several in our area are in full swing. Here are some: In Middletown, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. there's a market on the South Green; and another on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. in Middletown's North End at 575 Main Street.
In Durham, the farmers' market is on Thursdays, from 3 to 6:30 p.m., on the town green, on Rte. 17. 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.www.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 www.ctnofa.org/FarmersMarkets.htm.
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, through Wednesday, you can catch "Hey Bartender," about two bartenders trying to achieve their dreams. Thursday evening at Real Artways brings BOTTOMS UP! celebrating Cocktail Culture with a screening of the documentary and a post-film discussion with Tom Federle, author of Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails With a Literary Twist.
Friday, Real Art Ways begins a run of "Dirty Wars" in which Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill [ Skay-Hill] is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars. Friday and Saturday nights RAW present’s screenings of "Maniac," starring Elijah Wood a serial killer with a fetish for scalps. Saturday morning you can catch the New York International Children's Film Festival: Kidflix Mix at Real Art Ways.
Visit www.realartways.org for details.
Tonight, Cinestudio, [Si-Neh-studio] The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, is showing 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. Wednesday, Cinestudio begins a
run of the new Danish thriller, "A Hijacking." You can find show times
and info at www.cinestudio.org.
And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.
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.
Thanks for listening! Now stay tuned for Acoutic Blender with Bill Revill.