Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Jive
Good evening, it's Tuesday, July 16, 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
Okay, on with the Jive!:
Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tonight, from The Happiness Project meets from 6:15-7pm. Right after, it's Laughter Yoga with Mimi Claire. Wednesday at 7, the Buttonwood Film Night features the romantic comedy, “A Bird of the Air,” about a man in search of his past, and a woman who lives in the moment. On Thursday evening at 7:30, the Buttonwood presents, Mr. Ho’s Orches-tro-tica, a vibraphone quartet voted “Boston’s 2012 Best World Music Act,” performing global jazz and exotic chamber music with world-music flavors sourced from Asia, the Middle East, the Balkans, and Latin America. Friday brings Rabbit in the Rye, a progressive folk rock trio, at 8 p.m. Saturday morning at 7:30 it’s weekly Quigong (Chi Kung), followed by community yoga. Saturday night at 8, Jann Klose and Jeffrey Gaines, present a songwriters-in-the-round evening of pop. On Sunday, there is a worship service at 10 am. From 1-2pm, you can express your rhythmic self with Rumpus. Also, from 1-2pm. 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. Later on Sunday, at 4, there will be a Poetry Potluck, an opportunity to share and discuss your favorite authors. Go to www.buttonwood.org for details about all events.
The Mattabessett Canoe Club at Harbor Park presents music by Greg Rose, tonight at 7:30. Wednesday is an Irish session. Thursday brings Karen Frisk & Co. Friday it’s the Burt Teague Trio. Saturday, All Good performs. And Sunday, it’s Nekita Waller. Go to www.mattabessetcanoeclub.com for more.
Down in New Haven tonight at Cafe Nine, it's Yung Life and Ports of Spain at 8pm. Wednesday at 8, it’s The Well-Informed, with Them Damn Hamiltons. Then Thursday, Oddball Events Honky Tonk Throwdown presents New Country Rehab, with The Silks. Friday, The Tragically Said performs. The Saturday Jazz Jam Session, at 4:30, is hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends. The Sunday-After-Supper Jam at 8. Go to www.cafenine.com for details.
Also in New Haven, at Toad's Place, on Thursday is a local showcase featuring Grinning Dog, Ice Brothers, Insano Vision, Kamikaze Fighter Pilots, Kim Torrance Fusion Band, Kings Of Nothing and The Raw Revival. Friday at 8:30 brings Shakedown, playing The Dead and Beyond, with Relative Souls and Full Spectrum. Upstairs at Lily Pad's, at 8, it's Blake Schwarzenbach, (of Jawbreakers and Jets to Brazil) along with Wolves at Bay and New Year’s Resolution. Saturday, the B. Willie Smith Band with Bobby T plays Toad’s, along with Washboard Slim & the Blue Lights. Go to www.toadsplace.com for details.
At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, tonight, and every Tuesday at 8, brings Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band. Wednesday’s Blues Jam at 8 is hosted by Ed Bradley. Friday, B. Willie Smith plays Sally’s. And Saturday night brings Doug Deming and Dennis Gruenling w/ the Jewel Tones. Go to www.blackeyedsallys.com for details.
Back in Middletown, tonight at 7 p.m., the Kenn Morr Band plays as part of Summer Sounds on the South Green/Union Park. The Middletown Commission on the Arts presents the Tuesday evening concerts throughout the summer. (The rain location is the sanctuary of South Congregational Church.) Learn the full schedule of bands by checking out www.arts2go.org.
Also in Middletown, on Thursday, at 8pm, Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts presents hip hop artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph and "Word Becomes Flesh." The play documents letters from a young single father to his unborn son using spoken word, dance, and live music. It features an ensemble cast of six emerging poet-performers, who fuse deep honesty, tender stories, playful wit, purposeful rage, and raw physicality to examine the legacy of patriarchy and male privilege, the continuum between fathers and sons, and the relationships between women and men. For more information, please visit the CFA website.
This week is the annual Giant Tag Sale benefiting Tabor House in Hartford, which serves formerly homeless men with HIV and AIDS. You're asked to bring your gently used treasures -- everything but books, clothing, large furniture and computers -- to the Sisters of St. Joseph Convent, 27 Park Road, West Hartford, Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. The sale takes place at the convent on Thursday at 5 p.m. with wine and hors d'ouvres, then on Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will feature a large silent auction of autographed sports items and tickets for many attractions, performances and services. For information or to volunteer, contact David at email@example.com or call Loretta at 860-563-9217.
On Wednesday,July 17, at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, the weekly "Music at the Mansion" series features Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem at 6:30 pm. Go to www.wadsworthmansion.com for details and the full schedule.
On Thursday, the much-anticipated ArtFarm performance of “Much Ado About Nothing,” comes to the Grove at Middlesex Community College in Middletown. Performances are Thursday through Sunday, this week and next. The performances start with live folk and jazz music by Layah Jane beginning at 6pm. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, and enjoy professional music and theater in the beautiful Cedar Grove overlooking the Connecticut River Valley. Marcella Trowbridge and Brian Jennings team up as Beatrice and Benedick. Much Ado is directed by ARTFARM Executive Director Dic Wheeler and will be accompanied live by the Irregular Orchestra. For information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 346-4390.
'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 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, this week is your final chance to see “Hannah Arendt,” about the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Also continuing through Wednesday is "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. Thursday at 6 is the Real Art Ways Creative Cocktail Hour. Then Friday is a rescheduled The Real Ride. Decorate your bicycles and take to the streets of Hartford, pausing to appreciate some of the street art before winding your way back to Real Art Ways. The film opening on Friday and running through next week is “Byzantium,” in which two mysterious vampire women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. The Friday and Saturday late show is V/H/S/2: Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHS tapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. Those obsolete spools contain more than just magnetic tape. They are imprinted with the very soul of evil. On the weekend, you can catch the New York International Children's Film Festival’s Kidflix Mix, the best short films and animation from around the world, for ages 3 to 6. Go to www.realartways.org for details about all events.
At Cinestudio, [Si-Neh-studio] The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, the new Danish thriller, "A Hijacking" ends tonight. Wednesday begins a run of director Roberto Rossellini’s rediscovered and restored 1955 film “A Voyage to Italy,” starring Ingrid Bergman. You can find show times and info at www.cinestudio.org.
And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU
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, with 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 and enjoy 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 kicks on at 4am , followed by NPR's Morning Edition at 5.
And 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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