On Saturday afternoon at 1pm, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown hosts the Free Poets Collective, featuring The Meeting House Poets, with the Piano-Bass Duo of David Sergio and Walter Mayo augmenting the poetry with jazz and American Songbook standards.
At 8pm Saturday evening, Jazz Trumpeter Nick Di Maria and his ensemble will be playing original compositions from their upcoming studio release that was recorded at New Haven’s Firehouse 12 Studio.Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood each Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy a meal and help prepare it beforehand at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information you can check out foodnotbombs.net online buttonwood.org
At Café Nine in New Haven tonight JAZZ HAVEN Presents: The Tony Purrone Trio. Friday, Rizzo's Dilemma makes for a night of hard-hitting improvisational rock. Saturday's Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by the Mike Coppola Trio this week. Saturday night The Spampinato Brothers take the stage w/ the Ivory Bills . SUNDAY there’s a special show to gather together to celebrate the life of the late, great Sam Velecca with an afternoon of Grateful Dead music. More can be found online at cafenine.com
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight,y brings Girls Guns & Glory w/Elison Jackson. Rhett Tyler & Early Warning make for an evening of MondernBlues at Blackeyed Sally’s Friday Night. Saturday night THE ALEXIS P. SUTER BAND brings their roots, blues and soul to Sally’s. More can be found online at blackeyedsallys.com
Tonight Russell Library, The Middlesex County Historical Society presents quilt expert, Sue Reich, at 7:00 pm in the Hubbard Room of Russell Library. The title of her talk is “Quiltmaking 1941 to 1945 – The War Years.” Saturday morning the Russell knitters meet and invite you to join them for knitting tips and tricks. All levels of experience are welcome. More can be found at russelllibrary.org
Friday evening at 8pm Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents: “Music at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello” in Crowell Concert Hall: featuring what might have been heard after-hours in the Charlottesville, Virginia home of Thomas Jefferson, as well as in the slaves' quarters. Featuring performances by singer, guitarist and banjo player Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton, Dennis James on glass harmonica, singer Jennifer Hope Wills, violinists Robert Mealy and Mazz Swift, cellist Katie Rietman, Christopher Layer on bagpipes and flutes, and Wesleyan Professor of Music Neely Bruce on harpsichord.
This Sunday Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents: “Violin & Piano: Dramatic Partners” Featuring Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Erika Schroth alongside Violinist Netta Hadari. At The Russell House on High Street, here in Middletown. Admission: FREE! Sunday also brings the Monthly Shaped Note Singing gathering to Wesleyan’s Downey House at the corner of High and Court Sts in Middletown from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. More online at www.wesleeyan.edu/cfa
At 8:00 pm this Friday in Hartford, Canadian Brass Trombonist, Achilles Liarmakopoulos and Maestro Edward Cumming with Hartt Sinfonia join Ezequiel Menéndez for Concert to Benefit Jubilee House at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. More information can be found at jubileehouse.org.
Saturday Night in Hartford at 7:30Pm at Real Art Ways, The Taylor Ho Bynum Ensemble presents: The Prince Project World Premiere which pays tribute the work of Pop Icon and songwriter, Prince. More can be found at realartways.org
Now Here’s a rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford through tonight Real Art Ways presents 2 screenings of Dave Grohl’s Documentary film, Sound City about the infamous recording studio in Van Nuys, California Through interviews with the artists and producers that created decades of musical history at Sound City. More information can be found at realartways.org .
Tonight, Cinestudio, Trinity College's cinema in Hartford, tonight and running through Saturday Wreck It Ralph, an amusing animated movie about 80s-era video game characters who come to life. More at can be found at cinestudio.org .
Now here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU.
Right after the Jive at 5, it's
Thursday /Friday, 10:30- 2:30am DJ Otto Nation playing an eclectic mix of music from the WESU library
A sporadic exploration of what exists in music at the moment.
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