Tuesday, Aug. 6, Jive
Good evening, it's Tuesday, Aug. 6, 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. Tonight at 6pm, it's Laughter Yoga, followed by a vegetarian potluck. Thursday evening at 6:45 brings Writers Out Loud!, a literary prose open mic. Friday, the Taubl Family Singers & SOUND Proof Vocal Ensemble play the Buttonwood at 8 p.m. Saturday, the Barone-Keene Piano/Guitar Duo performs an evening of Italian and central European music. On Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares vegetarian food at 1 p.m. go to www.buttonwood.org.
Also in Middletown, tonight, at the Mattabesset Canoe Club, Harbor Park, you can hear solo acoustic music; Wednesday is Irish Session Night; Thursday brings jazz to the Canoe Club. Friday Night Blues rounds out the week. mattabessetcanoeclub.com.
Down in New Haven, tonight, at Cafe Nine, at 8pm, Drink Deeply presents Kath Bloom; The Mountain Movers; and Jason Prince. Wednesday, it’s Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express, with The Old Ceremony. Thursday brings "The Please, Please Me;" Brandon Patton; and Todd Kramer to Café Nine. Then Friday at 5, the weekly Wind-Down Happy Hour features Tom Hearn, followed at 9 by Eddie Clendening & The Blue Ribbon Boys, and The Barley Hoppers. The Saturday Jazz Jam Session is hosted by Gary Grippo & Friends at 4:30. That’s followed at 8 by a benefit for Dave Lamb of Brown Bird, featuring Joe Fletcher And The Wrong Reasons, Proud Flesh, Elison Jackson, and Amanda Bloom. The Sunday After-Supper-Jam is with the George Baker Band. Go to www.cafenine.com for details.
Also in New Haven tonight, at Toad’s Place, it's Ted Nugent, with Laura Wilde. Wednesday at Toad’s is the weekly EDM Night. Then Friday, it’s Explosions in the Sky, with José Oyola & the Astronauts. Saturday is the EDM/DUBSTEP Glow Party. Then Saturday, Gorilla Music presents the New Haven Battle of the Bands. Sunday at Toad’s, Del the Funky Homo-sapien plays, along with Full Blast Movement and Debo. toadsplace.com
Up at Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, Michael Palin's Other Orchestra takes the night off; they’ll be back next week. Wednesday’s Blues Jam at 8 is hosted by Brandt Taylor. Thursday brings Southern Hospitality to Sally’s. Then Friday, Jen Lowe performs. Saturday, River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs grace the Sally’s stage. blackeyedsally’s.com
Then, back in Middletown, tonight, at 7 p.m., enjoy the Summer Sounds on the South Green/Union Park, with the Phil Rosenthal Four. The MCA presents these free Summer Sounds concerts on Tuesday evenings all summer. Bring chairs and blankets (The rain location is South Congregational Church.) Call the City Arts Office at 860.638.4510
On Wednesday, at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, the "Music at the Mansion" series closes out the season with Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood with The Jeffettes. The free concert begins at 6:30. Go to www.wadsworthmansion.com
Wednesday, August 7, is the Closing Night of The 2013 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival at The Hill Stead Museum, in Farmington, featuring the former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins and The Indra Jazz Trio. The music starts at 6:15; the poetry is at 7:15pm. Entry: $10/ person; 18 and under, free. Bring chairs and blankets. Food is available from Tallulah Caterers, or, you can bring your own. www.hillstead.org
On Saturday at 6 p.m. there will be "Summer Jazz on the Lawn" at the Middlesex County Historical Society, 151 Main Street, Middletown, featuring the Mike Augeri Jazz Project.
The performance benefits the Historical Society.
Also on Saturday evening, beginning at 7 p.m., the Middletown Symphonic Band will perform a free concert as part of the Riverfront Recapture at Great River, 301 East River Drive, East Hartford. The rain date is Sunday. For more information about the band and its complete concert schedule, visit www.middletownsymphonicband.org.
On Sunday, WESU's own J Cherry and the Middletown Commission on the Arts present the 2nd annual Middletown Music Festival, from noon to 8 p.m. at Middlesex Community College, featuring the Michael Cleary Band, The Mighty Soul Drivers, Two Virgins, Super Trance, Rumpus, Gigglejuice, and J-Cherry & the Strawberries. arts2go.org.
Several farmers' markets in our area are in full swing. Here are 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, Go to northendfarmersmarket.org. 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, "Blackfish" continues through Thursday. It’s a documentary about a deadly, performing killer whale, that explores the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry. The 2013 Sundance Shorts continue through Wednesday. Wednesday is also Real Board Games Night. On Thursday at 6 p.m., Neighborhood Studios brings Eye on Video! to provide students with an intensive, hands-on, arts experience. Friday begins a run of Crystal Fairy: Three Chilean brothers and an American "expat" set off in search of the hallucinogenic San Pedro cactus. Friday’s late-show screening is "Jaws." The weekend brings matinee screenings of the New York International Children's Film Festival: Party Mix. Go to www.realartways.org.
At Cinestudio, Trinity College's cinema in Hartford, Kon-Tiki, nominated for Best Foreign Film, ends tonight. On Wednesday, the restored 1969 classic "Hello Dolly" opens in 4K ultra-high-definition. The film is Directed by Gene Kelly, stars Barbra Streisand, and features
Louis Armstrong in his last screen appearance. www.cinestudio.org.
And now here's a run-down of what's on the air tonight here at WESU, 88.1 FM:
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. He's got a chemical
imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingertips.
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.
At 4 am, The BBC brings news from around the world, followed by Morning Edition from National Public Radio at 5 am.
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. Thanks for listening! Now stay tuned for Bill Revill