Wednesday, August 21, 2013

08-20-13 jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, Aug. 20, 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

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.  At 8 tonight there is Laughter Yoga, followed by a potluck dinner. Wednesday at 7 is the Buttonwood Film Night with “Shouting Secrets.” Friday at 8, Beth Patella and Kelly Kancyr share the bill with a mix of folk and country. Saturday morning at 10:30 brings the "Aligned With the Source" empowerment workshop. On Sunday, at 1pm,  join with Rumpus to express the rhythm inside you.  Also at 1, Food Not Bombs shares vegetarian food in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome. Help prepare the food at the First Church, 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.   For additional events, go to

Also in Middletown, at 8pm tonight, the Mattabessett Canoe Club on Harbor Drive, presents acoustic solo music; Wednesday is Irish Session Night; Thursday brings the weekly jazz series; Friday is Blues night. For details,

go to

Down in New Haven tonight at 7:30 at Cafe Nine, Woody Pines performs. Wednesday, Drink Deeply presents Jay Russell, with Jim Aveni, Dan Greene, M.T. Bearington, Eric Elligers, and Jay Labbe. Thursday brings Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys to CafĂ© Nine. Then Friday, Twin Lakes Records presents Michael Beach, with Estrogen Highs, Closely Watched Trains and Fatal Film.  The Saturday Jazz Jam Session features the George Baker Band. That’s followed at 8 by Ideat Village Rock Lottery. The Sunday afternoon Bluegrass Jam is hosted by Stacy Phillips. That’s followed by the Sunday After Supper Jam with The Morris Trent Band. Go to for details.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Wednesday is the weekly EDM Night. Thursday brings a local band showcase with Apocalyptic Cataclysm, Fear the Tyrant, Fourth and Goal, Hard Water, Kings of Nothing, Kyle Flynn and the Vespers Nine, Mantyhose, and Moving Brooklyn. Then Friday, it’s a Concert for Kevin, with Kung Fu, Fikus, the Bobby Paltauf Band, and Like Violet. Also on Friday, Afton Presents in Lilly’s Pad, eleven11, Off The Dome, QuicksandPlanet, Tyrone Shoelaces, Like Changing Seasons, BANGFIELD, Zack Borgstedt, and Valence. Go to for details.

Up at Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, tonight, at 8, it’s Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, Wednesday’s Blues Jam at 8 is hosted by Tommy Whalen. Then Friday, The Delta Generators play the blues. Saturday brings The Dirty Bones to Sally’s for the first time in 20 years with their own brand of rock, blues, R&B and funk. Go to www.blackeyedsally’ for details.

 Also in Hartford, tonight, from 6-7:30, you can hear the Salsa/Jazz of La Orquesta Espada, featuring Ray Santiago, William Fluker, Doug Long, and Ivan Santiago.

This is the last event in the "World Sounds in the Garden Concert Series" at the

Butler-McCook House (at the corner of Capitol and Main). Bring your own chair and refreshments.

Back in Middletown, tonight at 7 , enjoy the Summer Sounds on the South Green/Union Park, featuring Brazilian jazz by Sambaleza. The Middletown Commission on the Arts presents these free concerts on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. (The rain location is South Congregational Church.) For more information, call the City Arts Office at 860.638.4510

On Friday, at 12:15 p.m., The Green Street Arts Center will be host a lunch-time artist talk by Connecticut writer/illustrator, Jon Si-deri-a-dis, whose exhibit, Astromythos, will be on view until August 31. Please RSVP to Sandy at

On Sunday, Aug. 25, The Wadsworth Mansion, Middletown, hosts its 11th annual Open Air Market and Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Fresh produce, fruit, cheese, and breads, as well as pottery and jewelry from over 80 Connecticut vendors and artisans will be available. Performers include the Middletown Symphonic Band from 10 to 11:45 a.m., followed by The Michael Cleary Band from 12:00-1:45 p.m. Shuttle parking will be available at the Snow School. Additional parking is available at Mercy High. For a complete listing of performers and vendors visit

Also on Sunday, the new Middletown Art Academy hosts an open house for children, teens and adults between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. To find out when your age group is scheduled, go to

Several farmers' markets in our area are overflowing with fresh produce and other delights. 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 Liberty Main Street, on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go to for info about that one. Learn about farmers' markets all over the state by going to

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.

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, Blackfish, a documentary about a deadly, performing killer whale; exploring the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry, continues through Thursday. 

Also playing through Thursday is "The Act of Killing," a documentary about an Indonesian death squad and the killing of more than one million alleged-communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals, by the military.

Friday begins a run of the documentary, Free the Mind. Inspired by the Dalai Lama, neurologist Richard Davidson explores meditation as a treatment for ADD and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Go to for details.

Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College's cinema in Hartford, the Baz Luhrmann remake of The Great Gatsby, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey McGuire, continues through tonight.  L’Avventura, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni opens on Wednesday at 7:30.  Filmed in Italy, this tale of the "ennui of the elite," won the 1960 Jury Prize at Cannes, made a star of Monica Vitti and altered the visual language of filmmaking.  This is a rare chance to see a 35mm restoration of a classic. Go to for details.

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, tonight, Bill Revill fills-in for J-Cherry on Voice of the City, 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, tune in to "Unfocused Folk" with Chip Austen, a mix of Americana: folk, alt-Country, roots-Rock and a taste of the "East Nashville" sound.

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      Thanks for

listening!     Now stay tuned for Bill Revill

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