Good evening, it's Tuesday, August 13th. 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 Kate Rushin. Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.
Here in Middletown, from 10 am – 2 pm during July and August, the Buttonwood Tree, offers Arts and Crafts activities for kids & adults.
Every Monday at 8pm J-Cherry presents the Anything Goes open mic at The Buttonwood. Wednesday brings a night of Kirtan Yoga and Music to the Buttonwood Tree. Saturday evening Christa Joy & The World Cup Rodeo perform at The Buttonwood Tree at 8pm for an evening of folk and
country. On Sundays, 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 afternoon at 4pm brings the Poetry Potluck to The Buttonwood Tree , providing and opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their
favorite works. www.buttonwood.org for details about all events.
Down in New Haven, tonight, at Cafe Nine, Whitey Morgan and the 78's a Honky Tonk band from Flint, Michigan take the stage. Dave Hill opens the show.
Wednesday, at Café Nine you can catch a night of Americana from the Carolinas with The Boston Boys, sharing a bill with the Mike Dillon Band.
Thursday night Jazz Haven presents a free night of Jazz with M.O.B. (aka
The Matt Oestreicher Band). Then on Friday, Dave Milone and Jeremy
Sage share an early bill from 5-7pm followed by Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer, and one-man cheering section for the blues, Duke Robillard .
Paul Gabriel opens the show. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam will be
hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends, this week. Saturday night you can catch Hate Breed guitartist, F. Sean Martin at Café Nine with Benn Grim
opening. www.cafenine.com for details.
At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, tonight at 8 brings a weekly session with Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band. Wednesday’s Blues Jam at Sally's will be hosted by Ed Bradley, this week. Friday, The Blu Union trio featuring, Felicia's Vibe, takes the Sally’s stage. Saturday brings an evening of R&B and Swing with THE MYSTIC HORNS www.blackeyedsally’s for details.
Down in New Haven,at Toad's Place, on Wednesday night, Living Legend of Reggae, Beres Hammond, takes the Toad’s Place Main stage. Thursday night you can catch a solo acoustic performance by Kevin Seconds on the Toad’s Lily Pad stage. Shakedown plays "The Dead and Beyond" on Friday night on the Toads main stage with Downstairs Sally and Rhythmic Circus opening the show. Arch-nemesis hits the Lily Pad on Friday night. Saturday night, Manic Productions Presents JOSH RITTER & THE ROYAL CITY BAND at Toads with The Low Anthem and "You Won’t," opening the show. www.toadsplace.com
Here in Middletown tonight, The Middletown Commission on the Arts, Tuesday night, weekly Summer Sounds Concert Series features the Americana bluegrass sounds of Last Fair Deal. The concerts are on The City's South Green (Union Park) just off Main st. and are free and open to the public.
You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. Rain location is just across the street at South Congregational Church.details online at www.artstogo.org
The Mattabessett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown has live entertainment most nights. Tuesdays feature Acoustic Solo Music and there's a weekly Irish music session on Wednesdays. Thursday, there’s a new Jazz Series. Friday brings live Blues to The Canoe Club. Sunday, vocalist Nekita Waller performs at the Canoe Club. details at www.mattabessetcanoeclub.com .
On Thursday at 7:00 pm, also in Middletown, author Elisabeth Petry continues to lead The Veterans' Writing Group; We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences at Russell Library www.russelllibrary.org
On Saturday from 1pm - 9pm The Trinbago American Cultural Explorers present the 2nd Annual Middletown Trinidad-Style Caribbean Festival at Harbor Park. Admission is Free with musical entertainment by Patch, Baba Shanta, Randy Isacc, and Benji hosted by Naomi Rogers. There will be Caribbean and American food available, as well as other vendors. For info you can contact: Michael Charles, 860.818.0678 or visit www.artstogo.org
This Saturday also brings the the 2nd Annual West Side Reggae Festival to Ives Concert Park in Danbury featuring the legendary Reggae artists Beres Hammond & Maxi Priest. Doors open at 4pm show time is 5. Tickets at e - t – i - x.com,
'Tis the season for farmers' markets and several in our area are in full swing. 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 the corner of Main & Liberty, on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In Durham, the farmers' market is on Thursdays, on the town green. In Cromwell, on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m., the farmers' market is at Covenant Village. In Higganum There’s a Market on Fridays from 3:30 to
6:30 p.m on the town green. 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 5:15 pm Today through Wednesday, you can catch 2013 SUNDANCE SHORTS at Real Art Ways . The Sundance shorts will continue over
the weekend. Blackfish has been extended all week. This documentary
tells the story of a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity and challenges the ethics of the mulit-billion dollar sea-park industry. Friday night there’s a special showing of the classic thriller, Jaws. This weekend Real Art Ways also continues runs of "Crystal Fairy" and The New York International Children's Film Festival:
Party Mix. www.realartways.org for details.
Tonight, Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, wraps up their run of the colorful 4K ultra high definition digital restoration of "Hello, Dolly." Wednesday Cinestudio begins a run of the 2013 remake of The Great Gatsby, the screen through next Tuesday. You can find show times and info at www.cinestudio.org.
And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.
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 10:30 tonight, tune in to "Unfocused Folk" with Chip Austen, offering a mix of Americana: folk, alt-Country, roots-Rock and a taste of the up-and-coming "East Nashville"
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