All this month, Bill Revill, Meriden artist and host of WESU’s Acoustic Blender, is showing over 50 of his seascape, landscape and other types of paintings at the Sandman Gallery, 14 West Main Street, Meriden. For info, call 203-686-0000.
Friday at Cafe Nine down in New Haven LUCKY SOULS Presents: a night of new-grass with Five in the Chamber and Cinnamon Sky. This Saturday’s weekly Afternoon Jazz Jam at Café Nine will be hosted by The George Baker Experience. Saturday night The Bee-Hive Queen Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez return to the Nine. Sunday night at Cafe Nine brings ROXY PERRY’S TRAVELING Blues Jam. Musicians are encouraged to sign up in advance by emailing email@example.com. For more information visit www.cafenine.com
Also down in New Haven at Toads Place tomorrow/Friday night, SHAKEDOWN plays The Grateful Dead & Beyond and shares a the bill with “Fuzzy Bunny & The Dirty Cupcakes” and “Rhythmic Circus”. For more information visit www.toadsplace.com
Friday night in East Hampton at the Higher Grounds Coffee House on 70 Main Street presents thier weekly open mic at 8PM. Every Saturday evening you can catch live music at Higher Grounds Coffee House.
Saturday ngiht at 8pm, Benin-born jazz guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke combines harmonic sophistication and soaring melodies grounded in West African music to create a warm, intimate sound with his trio in Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.
Saturday at 7 you can experience “SPILL” a new play and installation that explores the true human and environmental cost of oil. “SPILL” is based in part on interviews with people from the Gulf Coast of southern Louisiana in the wake of the “Deepwater Horizon” oil spill of April 2010. The performances at Wesleyan are the first public showing of the art installation along with a choral reading of the play. You can learn more online about all of these events at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa or by calling 860-685-3355
Saturday at 6:30pm, The Buttonwood Tree Arts Space on Main Street Middletown presents The Riverwood Poetry Series. The event features Ngoma, a performance poet, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and paradigm shifter. Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome. Sunday at 4 brings the monthly Poetry Potluck series continues at the Buttonwood Tree. This is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. More online at www.buttonwood.org
The Alturas Duo performs South American and classical in Concert at the Russell Library in Middletown this Saturday at 2 in the Hubbard Room. www.russelllibrary.org
Saturday night herein Middletown, WESU’s own host of “Voice of the City” J-Cherry and the Strawberries perform original music in a in a double bill with the band “2 Virgins” at Iguanas Ranas Mexican eatery on Main Street. The show starts at 8pm. More online at http://jcherrypresents.blogspot.com
Now here’s some of what’s happening in the world of cinema off the beaten path in central Connecticut:
Tonight and Saturday at Real Art Ways in Hartford. You can catch Tomboy, a story of a young French girl who lives as a boy. Tonight Real Art Ways also presents a screening of “Herman and Shelly”: A tragicomicromance about two quirky, creative and ambitious children who grow up to be quirky, creative and disillusionedadults. Tickets, trailers and more online at www.realartways.org
Tonight and Saturday, Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford presents Haywire, a new action packed martial arts flic starring Ewan McGregor and Antonio Banderas. Sunday, Cinestudio begins a run of “Shame”, a compelling and timely examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us. more Online at www.cinestudio.org
Now stay tuned, for a rundown of tonight’s radio programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown.
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