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Good evening, it's Thursday February 28th -- 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. I'm J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY, Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. WESU is now recording our live stream! Visit wesu.streamrewind.com to hear VOICE of the CITY, and other great shows recorded here on WESU! Thanks for tuning in.
Now here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening this week.
At Wesleyan University on Tonight at 7 p.m., The Orlando Consort celebrates Medieval music. On Friday at 9am at wesleyan’s Russell House, you can catch The New Transnationalisms of Music Symposium. On Friday at 8pm at CFA Hall is Puppetsweat Theater: "Tragical Mirth: A History of the Atlantic Ocean" more can be found online at wesleyan.edu/cfa
Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown Friday night at 8, its Higher Animals with Robert Don and Grand Cousin. Saturday night at 8, enjoy Greg Klyma with Con and Carol keeping the American folk tradition alive.
Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal and, you can help prepare it beforehand at First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit buttonwood.org.
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place Friday night, it’s the Single Mothers playing in Lilly's Pad with opening acts Cold Snap, Night Owls, and Manners. Then Saturday, it's Black 47 and The Highland Rovers Band. Details can also be found at toadsplace.com.
Also in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight Peripatetic w/ Michael James Anderson takes the Café Nine stage with Patterns and Static. Then, Friday night at 9 you can catch MOTO a New Orleans-based garage punk band w/ Medication. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam at Café nine will be hosted by George Baker this week. At 8pm Saturday night Café Nine presents ROB CALLAHAN'S 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. Sunday, from 4 to 7, is DR. SKETCHY'S ANTI-ART SCHOOL: Where art, alcohol and traditional figure drawing collide. That’s followed at 7 by the Sunday After Supper Jam, with host Dom Zullo and the Café Nine All Stars. Details can be found at cafenine.com
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight Three Wheeled Fonk Cirkis w/ Ten Foot Polecats to Sally's.. Then Friday, it's Mike Law & the Playboys w/Henry Wagons. Sunday night, it’s Petey Hop & the Jack Rabbits. For info on all acts, you can go to blackeyedsallys.com
Every third Thursday, at Real Art Ways in Hartford it’s the Creative Cocktail Hour, from 6 to 10 p.m., when creative people come together for conversation, art and music. The music will be by DJ Occult 69. More can be found online at realartways.org
We are excited to announce that WESU is co-sponsoring a talk by Ian MacKaye this Friday night at Wesleyan’s CFA Hall, located at 287 Washington Terrace in Middletown. The time is 8pm. This event is free and open to the public. Be sure to show up early to make sure you can get a seat. The talk will be made up entirely of questions and answers, so please think of questions in advance!
Ian MacKaye is co-founder and owner of Dischord Records, an independent Washington D.C.-based label that has existed since 1980. He has been lead singer, songwriter, bassist and guitarist for world-changing rockbands, The Teen Idles, Minor Threat, Embrace, Fugazi, and The Evens. More can be found online at wesufm.org
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track, here in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, Friday through next Thursday brings the film “Searching for Sugar Man,” nominated for an Oscar for best documentary feature. More can be found at realartways.org
At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, is having a run Thinking Through Film Series presents PLEASANTVILLE -. Times and other details can be found at cinestudio.org.
Now here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming here on WESU Middletown.
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The sound bed for Today's Jive at Five features the sound "Craze" from the MiddletownRemix project, a collaborative, place-based sound project that enables participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of Greater Middletown, and to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city. You can learn more online at www.middletownnremix.org