Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Good evening, it's Tuesday, July 30th, 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, arts and crafts for kids
and adults are offered free every weekday through August from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Get happy with arts and crafts all summer long! On
Wednesday evening, the Buttonwood presents “The Big Reveal” A
Kids Arts Summer Camp Presentation,” to the Macdonough School
Gymnasium – 66 Spring Street, Middletown. Sponsored by the City of
Middletown’s Commission on the Arts, this month-long intensive arts
camp offers 4 disciplines of art to students ages 6-14. The children
will present their songs and dances, art projects and original
newspaper for families, friends, Middletown’s mayor, members of the
Middletown Commission on the Arts), and the public. On Sunday,
Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree, as
Rumpus, your chance to express yourself rhythmically on drums and
other instruments, occurs simultaneously. 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 7, it’s Open Mic with Bob Gotta. Go to
www.buttonwood.org for details about all events.
The Mattabessett Canoe Club at Harbor Park offers solo acoustic
music by Tony Gabriel from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 7:30, it’s the
Irish Session Night. Thursday at 6:30 is Jazz Night with Covert Jazz.
Friday at 7, check out All Good and the Bad Parts. Saturday at 7 it’s
the Michael Cleary Band. Then Sunday at 4, it’s Cosmo and Bobo. Go
to www.mattabessetcanoeclub.com for more.
Down in New Haven, tonight, Cafe Nine presents Aimee Mac with
Denise Clarke and Terri Lynn. Wednesday it’s the Zero Dollar Trio,
with Flat Five Band, The Alpaca Gnomes, and Valence. Thursday, Amy
LaVere plays, along with Sean W. Spellman (of Quiet Life), and
Daphne Lee Martin. Friday at Café Nine, Manic Productions presents
Hurray For The Riff-Raff, with Frank Fairfield and Goodnight Blue
Moon. Saturday’s Jazz Jam is hosted by Mike Coppola and Friends.
After that, Sloppy Seconds presents Homeboy Sandman, Open Mike
Eagle, Ceschi, Mega Ran, Northern Lights, and Old Self. On Sunday,
at The Nine, it’s the Summer Surf Series, with Tsunami of Sound and
Tarantinos NYC. The Sunday-after-Supper-Jam features The Travis
Moody Band. Go to www.cafenine.com for details.
Also in New Haven, at Toad's Place, on Wednesday is the weekly EDM
Night. Thursday Bud Light brings Capital Cities to Toad’s Place. And
Friday, it’s Schwayze, with Cam Meekins, Jitta On The Track, and Paul
Couture. Saturday afternoon, Gorilla Music and Madman Productions
bring “Your Mission: Pack the House” to Lilly’s Pad, with Known
Associates, Senseless, Factors, Diamonds To Ashes, “Black Heart
Heroes,” Maniac, Physics Of Demise, All But Calm, Wasted Days,
Continuum, Left Hand Backwards, Simple Machinery, Composing The
Apocalypse, and Enemy of Reason. Saturday night, it’s the EDM Glow
Party, with “Down the Rabbit Hole,” Ian Stone, Psylar, Carmy Fresh,
Teratoid, and Hippy Jose. Go to www.toadsplace.com for details.
At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, tonight, it’s Michael Palin's Other
Orchestra. Wednesday’s Blues Jam at 8 is hosted by Tim McDonald.
Friday brings Gina Sicilia to Sally’s. Saturday, it’s Joe Louis Walker.
Go to www.blackeyedsallys.com for details.
In Middletown, tonight at 7 p.m., the Trevor Davis Quintet featuring
Carolyn Reeves on vocals, Steve Donovan on piano, Michael Asetta
on bass, John Smayda on saxophone, and Trevor Davis on drums
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.
On Wednesday, at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, the weekly
“Music at the Mansion” series features Quattro Vivo.
www.wadsworthmansion.com for the full schedule.
The Connecticut Poetry Society meets at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, at the
Russell Library. On Thursday, The Russell Library presents the
Copanhagen-based Indra Trio, performing an eclectic mix of Latin and
R & B-flavored jazz.
The Middletown Gallery Walk is this Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. Stroll
downtown to view the latest art exhibitions; meet the gallery owners
and artists; enjoy specials at participating restaurants and bars; and
check out shops offering unique and unusual items. Support this
growing arts district while you enjoy the summer weather.
Also on Friday at 5, it’s the Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater’s
25th Annual Children's Circus of Middletown - The Big City Circus –
presented by the Middletown Commission on the Arts and Middlesex
United Way. The one-time-only show will be presented at the
Macdonough School, 66 Spring St., in Middletown, with a rain date of
Saturday, August 3 at 5 PM. This year, Oddfellows is asking everyone
to bring a non-perishable food item for Amazing Grace Food Pantry.
Bring a lawn chair to Macdonough School and enjoy the spectacle.
Parking is limited to street locations, so carpooling is recommended.
The Macdonough School lot is reserved for handicapped and elderly
patrons. For more information, call (860) 347-6143.
Another event taking place in Middletown this Friday, is the unveiling
of the “Passionate Waters” Art Installation, created by Melica Bloom
and Ben Keller. Come to the Luis Lopez Community Garden (corner of
Main St & Green St) at 7 p.m. to celebrate art in the North End of
Middletown. “Passionate Waters” celebrates the vital relationship
between humankind and water- and of course, the power and beauty
of art. Jaqueline Talbot, Connecticut River Steward, will speak about
how we can care for and enjoy our local waters. For more information,
email Carolyn Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Tis the season for farmers' markets and several in our area are in full
swing, including two in Middletown. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. there's a market on the South Green. On Fridays, from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there’s a market in Middletown's North End at 575
Main Street. Learn about farmers' markets all over the state by going
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central CT:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, continuing through Thursday is the
Sundance Film Festival’s Short Films. And opening Friday is
Blackfish, the story of a performing killer whale that killed several
people. The film combines shocking footage and emotional interviews
to explore the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry. Then the
weekend brings matinee screenings of the New York International
Children's Film Festival: Party Mix. Go to www.realartways.org
Tonight Cinestudio [Sin-Eh-Studio], the Trinity College cinema in
Hartford, presents "What Maisie Knew," based on a Henry James
novel about a break-up, though the eyes of a 6-yr-old,starring
Julianne Moore. Then Wednesday begins screenings of Kon-Tiki,
nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar. It’s the story of visionary
Norwegian seafarer Thor Heyerdahl, who set sail with five crew mates
on a 101 day journey on a raft, 4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean.
Go to www.cinestudio.org for details.
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 ticket 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
The BBC kicks on at 4am , followed by NPR's Morning Edition at 5.
And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment
in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You
can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for
listening! Now stay tuned for Bill Revill.