Here in Middletown tomorrow/Wednesday at 8, the Buttonwood hosts an evening of Belly Dance with Evening Oasis. Friday at 8, Songwriters Anitra Brooks and Eric Khun perform “Two of us”, doing some songs by him, some by her, some by them both, and some by others. Saturday, at 8 there’s an Irish FUNraiser at the buttonwood, with Irish storytelling, Celtic tunes and baked treats from O’Rourke’s Diner. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome. At 4pm this Sunday, you can catch the Monthly Poetry Potluck, an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. Later Sunday Evening, at 7, It’s a release party for Gale B Garduner’s new album ”‘Welcome Home’, a ‘journey thru genres’. Gale will be joined by special guests playing hammer dulcimer, mandolin, and penny whistle, with spoken word over piano. More information about all of these events at www. Buttonwood.org
now through Sunday, The Middletown Board of Education presents the annual Middletown public schools art exhibition, in Wesleyan’s Zilkha Gallery. This show features hundreds of pieces of art created by Middletown youth grades K-12. Admission is Free and open to the public. on. For more information and gallery hours, please visit www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/galleries.html
This Wednesday at 7, the General Mansfield House on Main Street in Middletown is opening a display of World War II artifacts, along with a reception to honor veterans for their service. The display will be up through the Spring. This is a ‘One Book, One Middletown’ event, exploring themes in the book selected for 2012, ‘Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,’ by Laura Hillenbrand. Call 860.346.0746 for more info.
Tune to WESU at 4 pm on Thursday for a conversation with members of local jazz vocal trio, Vintage Vox, on River Valley Rhythms with host Stephan Allison.
Wednesday, Manic Productions presents a free show by shoegazers-turned-indie-metal pioneers, Constants, along with Cold Snap, at Bar in New Haven. Check out www.manicproductions.orgfor information about this show and others in central connecticut.
Tonight at Black Eyed Sally’s night club in Hartford you can catch The Other Orchestra, an 18 piece big band jazz ensemble. Wednesday, its STEVE BALKUN host Sally’s weekly BLUES JAM. Friday at 9 on the Sally’s stage AJ Jansen plays rockin’ country, and on Saturday at 9, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood take the stage for more blues. Check out www.blackeyedsallys.com for details.
Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven there’s s a punk rock showcase with Pickpocket, West Rockers, and Sadplant. Wednesday DIE HIPSTER Presents UNPUNKED, featuring local punk rock bands gone acoustic. Thursday, The Field Recordings play Noise pop and experimental stoner rock. Friday, Leila Crockett and Lipgloss Crisis make for a night of Burlesque at Cafe Nine. Saturday’s, afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by host Tony Dioguardi this week. Sat night brings A the annual ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASSACRE at to Café Nine, featuring some New York City Punk Rock heavyweight legends MANITOBA, with Dead City and JACQUES LE COQUE. Sunday Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School returns to Cafe Nine! First pose at 4 p.m.
Check out more at www.Cafenine.com
Titanium Lounge o Main Street in Middletown is kicking off a new series of weekly live music events. Wednesdays is local band night, Thursdays feature live comedy and Friday nights are for live Jazz. The Jazz series launches this Friday from 8 to 11 p.m. with renown trombonist Steve Davis and his quintet featuring, alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo, pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Nat Reeves and drummer Joe Farnsworth. launches a new “Friday night Live Jazz Series” Friday at the. The quintet is followed by “Late Night Jazz Jam” featuring guitarist Andrew Renfroe and bassist Alex Tremblay from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. for Information call: 860-788-2419.
The acclaimed Matthew Shipp Trio performs avant-garde jazz Saturday at 8 at Real Art Ways. www.realartways.org for details.
Tonight Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater in Hartford, ends their run of RICHARD III, a new addition to the works of Shakespeare on film set in the 1930s, as the British upper class flirts with fascism starring Ian McKellen’s. Wednesday through Saturday at Cinestudio, it’s The Descendants, in which George Clooney plays the wealthy scion of a Hawaiian royal family who discovers, after his wife is injured in a boating accident, that he knows little to nothing about his 10- and 17-year-old daughters, and clumsily tries to reconnect with them.
Now here’s the rundown of tonight’s programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown.
Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming hereon 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Right after the Jive, it’s The Melting Pot, where your host Kevin Lee plays a free form mix of old favorites, deep tracks and unheard delights across genres from Rock to Jazz, Folk to Funk, Global to Local, Acoustic and Electric.
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