Good evening, it’s Tuesday, April 3rd, and this is the Jive at Five, WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Justin Miller, WESU Intern.
from 5-7, Middlesex Community College’s Pegasus gallery hosts a reception for their latest exhibit by Forrest R. Bailey, “responding to time and place”: a series of paintings including landscapes and figurative works that narrate political and social commentaries. For more information please contact Art Curator Matthew Weber at 860.343.5806, or email@example.com
Tonight at 8pm in Wesleyan University’s Memorial Chapel on High Street, celebrated author Amitav Ghosh will read from his recent work, which reflects his early life in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
Tonight at Cafe 9 in New haven MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Benjamin Francis Leftwich, an English singer-songwriter from York. Wednesday, HADOUKEN Presents Local Bang-A-Rang #4: All brutal, in your face metal right from your own back yard. Thursday at Cafe 9, Grant Hart performs w/ Jason Prince(Eurisko) Friday, Enjoy an evening of original guitar rock featuring three local luminaries. Shellye Valauskas, The Streams, and Spike Priggen. Saturday its an afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Mike Coppola Trio • bring your ax and play, or sing. PA, amps, drums provided, and Sunday afternoon Cafe 9 hosts ROXY PERRY’S TRAVELING ROADHOUSE JAM. Find out more at www.cafenine.com
Wednesday at noon, Curator Patrick Dowdey gives a gallery talk on Chinese antiques, followed by a luncheon buffet. This intriguing and varied array of antiques provides a window into the lives of upper class in late-19th-century China. This happens at the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery, free and open to the public.
Also at Wesleyan on Wednesday, you can view the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: on display from 4pm to 6pm in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.
This Thursday from 6:30-9 p.m.
Middlesex Community College in Middletown hosts the stage production of “Are You Now or Have You Ever Been,”. Performed by the Middletown-based theater troupe Vintage Players, this production is based on the transcripts from hearings following investigations on real and suspected communist members in Hollywood. This free event is open to the public and will be held in Chapman Hall, second floor, room 808 C & D
Thursday evening at 7pm in Wesleyan’s Memorial Chapel, you can catch a senior music recital by Noah Heau entitled “Block Ice, Bach & Beethoven.” It is free and open to the public. For more information about all Wesleyan University arts happenings, visit wesleyan.edu/cfa
Thursday night in Middletown
AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street,, its Bob Gotta’s, long running acoustic open mic with 6:30 sign up, 7:00 start. Friday evening at the Buttonwood, it’s Joe Flood and the Lost Wandering Blues & Jazz Band at 8pm, and Saturday the Sinan Bakir Jazz Trio takes the Buttonwood stage at 7:30pm. Sunday night, its a new Open Mic at the Buttonwood that will be filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. Only those who agree to be viewed on TV should perform, and all are welcome. For more information about all Buttonwood Tree events, call 860.347.4957 or go to www.buttonwood.org
Thursday, at Toads place in New Haven, PRODIGY OF the legendary hip hop group MOBB DEEP, takes the stage, with Duece Bug and Rowdy City. Friday Toad’s hosts BADFISH, A TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME, and Saturday brings BEYOND THE WALL: THE ULTIMATE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE. Tickets and more at www.toadsplace.com
Friday at 7:30pm herein Middletown, Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater on Washington Street presents “Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet and Other Rarely Used Expressions info online at www.oddfellows.org
Here’s rundown of what’s going on in the world of cinema off the beaten path here in central Connecticut this week:
through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford, is showing “Salt of Life” about an aging guy who questions why all of the passion seems to have disappeared from his life. This weekend, Real Art Ways shows “The Forgiveness of Blood”, telling the story of an Albanian teen whose life is suddenly turned upside-down when his father and uncle become entangled in a land dispute that starts a blood feud. More online at www.realartways.org
At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, The film “Albert Nobbs” is playing through Wednesday. In this film, Glenn Close portrays a woman in 19th century Dublin who lives in fear that her impersonation of a shy man named Albert Nobbs will be revealed. Friday and Saturday, The Artist, a silent film shot in luminous black and white, follows the seismic changes of late 1920s’ Hollywood, as a silent film star falls from grace with the arrival of the talkies. More online at www.cinestudio.org
This month The South Asia Film Series:” PhoolanDevi and the Roots of Indian Rage” at Wesleyan’s Center for Film Studies presents four films exploring issues around Phoolan Devi, aka the Bandit Queen a radical activist turned politician who rose to fame in India in the 1970s and was ultimately assassinated in 2001. This Thursday at 8pm you can catch the biopic film “The Bandit Queen”. The film will be preceded by a performance from a Sri Lanken composer featuring sections of her Phoolan Devi oopera. There will also be a discussion with a History professor following the screening. Saturday at 2pm you can catch “Sholay” one of Bollywood’s greatest action/adventure films on the subject. All of these screenings are free and open to the public at Wesleyan’s Cinema.
Now stay tuned, here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight:
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Finding Bliss with Lauren “Bliss” Agnelli, a free form talk show about people who are following their hearts and living authentically.
At 6:00 Free Speech Radio News presents your daily evening dose of world news from the Pacifica Network.
At 6:30, J-Cherry Presents ‘The Voice of the CITY’. Join J-Cherry and the Strawberries for live and local Connecticut arts and music.
At 8pm it’s Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, offering an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, Celtic, and other music that has a roots influence.
From 930pm-11pm, its Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat. He’s got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.
At 11- Adrien presents Alive, Not Amplified for an hour of the best in new acoustic based music.
At midnight, Southbound Train takes the Americana down south for a dose of blue grass, new grass, country and more.
At 1:00 Amy Block & Katherine Cohen – presents Radical Roots
At 2:00 am Nathaniel Brown features film scores and Soundtrax.
At 3:00am Rebecca Kitsis & Ella Dawson co-host City Spotlight featuring the sounds of a new city each week.
The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.
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