Good evening, it's Tuesday, May 5th, and this is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on WESU 88.1 FM 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 Marianne O'Hare, producer of Conversations on Healthcare
Now here’s some of what’s going on in our area this week:
In New Haven tonight, at Cafe Nine you can catch their monthly Words and Music spotlight on Poetry, solo acoustic performers, and more. On Wednesday they bring you Sketch the Cataclysm, An Historic, and IBN Orator. On Thursday you can catch the Supersuckers frontman Eddie Spaghetti, along with Slim Francis. Friday’s 5:00 Happy Hour artist is Victor Roland, followed at 9 by Agent Orange, In the Whale, and Drug Shock. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, with Manic Productions bringing you Mystic Braves and more for a 9:00 show. Their Sunday Soul Service happens at noon. http://www.cafenine.com
Manic Productions brings Lady Lamb, Rathborne, and Violent Mae to The Space in Hamden this tonight. Tomorrow, Wednesday they feature Broncho and more at Bar in New Haven. Friday’s headliner is The Feelies, at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. http://www.manicproductions.org
Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, On Tuesdays, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. Wednesday’s Blues Jam is with Ed Bradley. Tommy Whalen. Their CT Blues Challenge happens on Thursday at 8. Friday they bring you The Marks Brothers, a Connecticut jamband playing rock-n-roll. On Saturday you can hear Bluesiana Swamp Soul with Shaka & the Soul Shakers. www.blackeyedsallys.com for more.
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Partners not necessary. Call 860-347-0278 for details.
At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, on Thursday it’s the monthly Writers Out Loud, a prose Open Mic, hosted by Cocomo Rock and Al Bower, Jr. On Friday they bring you singer songwriter Davey O, along with the Connecticut State Troubadour Kristen Graves. The Aligned with Source workshop series with Annaita Gandhy continues this Saturday at 10:30. This week’s theme is Spiritual Growth. Later at 8, internationally known guitarist/composer Peter Griggs takes the stage with “Music for Here and Now.” Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday at about 1 p.m. Help prepare the meal at First Church on Court Street at 11:30. Next Monday morning at 10:30 the Hearing Voices Network meets. http://www.buttonwood.org
Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Friday night you can enjoy Cosmic Dust Bunnies, The Hornitz, and more at 8. Saturday, it’s the Hot Rod Circuit, with Small Brown Bike, The So So Glos, and Smoke Signals. www.toadsplace.com has the complete line-up.
The Art Guild of Middletown invites you to a demonstration by Elizabeth Rhoades, award-winning pastel artist, at their monthly meeting on Thursday at the Woodside Intermediate School in Cromwell. http://www.arts2go.org has the details
This Saturday May 16th, 3 Bands and will perform at a festival to raise money for the Save the Children Foundation Specifically for kids in Nepal and Syria. Music starts at 6:00 to 12:00 am. The event is being held in the historic "Hurley Mill building" in New Hartford, CT where there will also be a jurried gallery of visual art work on display. Performing bands incude Soul Tsunami featuring Nekita Waller, Wizard Farm, and the reggae groups "One Band International " http://www.wizardfarmmusic.com/ for info!
The monthly “Journey Writers’ Workshop” for poets, playwrights, singers and more is this Sunday from 1 to 3 at Sweet Harmony Café in Middletown.http://www.arts2go.org
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford, they continue their run of “La Sapienza,” about a Frenchman who returns to Italy to complete a book on the architect Borromini. Also continuing through Thursday, is “3 Hearts,” a French drama about a classic love triangle. Tonight, (Tuesday) there’s a one-time screening of “Every Secret Thing,” as part of the ongoing NY Film Critics series. This film explores the mystery surrounding missing children, and there’s an exclusive pre- and post-screening broadcast and discussion hosted by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. On Friday they open “Iris,” a documentary about nonagenarian Iris Apfel, a longstanding style maven on the New York fashion scene. It runs through the weekend. www.realartways.com.
At Trinity College’s Cinestudio, the run of “Seymour: An Introduction,” about an octogenarian piano teacher in New York City, ends its run tonight (Tuesday). tomorrow/Wednesday they open a run of “Still Alice,” starring Academy Award winner Julianne Moore as a linguistics professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. It runs through Saturday. On Thursday their National Theatre Live series brings you Bernard Shaw’s “Man and Superman.” Also on Thursday, the Out Film CT series presents “Boys,” a Dutch film about a teenager who discovers love during the summer holidays. On Sunday they open “Effie Gray,” a British film about the repressive Victorian marriage of author James Ruskin and Effie Gray. http://www.cinestudio.org
Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:
Right after the jive, stay tuned for the summer time extended edition of Acoustic Blender with Bill
Revill until 8pm!! The show features Folk, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, Americana, real country, all roots oriented music plus concert listings and ticket giveaways!
From 8-9pm it’s The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry for a weekly dose of live and local
Connecticut arts and music.
From 9-10:30pm stay tuned for the free form musical romp that is, Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat.
From 10:30pm - 12:30am Franco is in the air chair for a free form musical ride through the 1970's 80s and 90s
DJ Sick Nelden is in the house for more free form goodness from 12:30-2:30 am when its time for...
Occupy Radio from Pacifica, An extended conversation about the issues which gave rise to the Occupy Movement.
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