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This year’s thesis students in Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program are each invited to select a single work from their Senior Thesis Exhibition for a year-end showcase of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media and architecture curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. The Thesis art show is on display today through Saturday, May 26 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, open Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4pm
You can experience the culture of Java with students of Wesleyan Javanese Gamelan and Dance, Thursday at 7pm in the World Music Hall. Also Thursday night, catch the annual Organ Romp, which features Wesleyan student organists, pianists and percussionists performing new music and non-standard organ repertoire. Check the CFA website for the costume theme, as well as updated performer and program information.
The Wesleyan Korean Drumming Ensemble showcases the dynamic mixture of traditional drumming and dance, Sunday night at 7 in the World Music Hall.
The Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble, in collaboration with the Wesleyan Orchestra and Chorus, will present works associated with the classic Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber, and music in various regional style in Crowell Concert Hall on Sunday at 8.
As part of Wesleyan’s Annual “Spring Dance” show, Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies. Friday and Saturday night at 8, Featuring new works by Eleonore Bayles, Kim Ladd, Naya Samuel, Jiovani Robles, Emily Weitzman, and Sally Williams. In the Patricelli ’92 Theater
You can find more information about all arts events at Wesleyan University online at www.Wesleyan.edu/cfa
This Saturday, from 11am to 1, The Russell Knitters gather to share ideas and expertise at Russell Library in Middletown. You are invited to bring your knitting projects, questions, and expertise. No registration is required. www.russelllibrary.org for information about other classes and clubs the library has to offer.
Impart Leadership and ARF Worldwide Leadership host a training event for community and business leaders this Friday at First Cathedral in Hartford, with scholarship funds available for college students to attend. Interested students should immediately contact Dr. Barbara Headley at 860 922-0571 to have a ticket reserved for them.
The Sanctuary at Shepherds Field in East Haddam hosts its third Annual Karmic Relief fund raising event, featuring Comic Hypnotist Dan Larosa, live jazz music, and a silent auction of special works of art by well-known artists and holistic practitioners, as well as food and drink. To buy ticket or to find out more, you can call the Sanctuary at (860) 319-1134 or visit their website www.oursanctuary.org
Bridge Street Live in Collinsville presents comedian Pete Lee on Friday night, a show of guitar music on saturday night, and a jazz performance by Noah Preminger Quartet on Sunday night. Check out www.41bridgestreet.com for more or call (860)693-9762
Now, here’s a brief rundown of cinema off the beaten path in central CT this week.
Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford ends their run of Francois Truffaut’s THE BRIDE WORE BLACK tonight. In this film, Jeanne Moreau plays a mysterious femme fatale who does away with the men in her life, no matter how rich, interesting, or handsome. Wednesday, Cinestudio starts a run of JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME, which chronicles a day of unexpected adventures for a 30-year-old slacker, who only intended to pick up some wood glue for his mother (Susan Sarandon). More online at www.cinestudio.org
Real Art Ways in Hartford offers screenings of two documentaries this week.
EL BULLI: COOKING IN PROGRESS follows the renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià as he works with his culinary team to develop a new menu for his restaurant. Friday’s showing will be preceded by a special molecular bar and food demonstration with local restaurants at 6 PM.
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye is an intimate portrait of performance artist and musician Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and his other half and collaborator, Lady Jaye, as they undergo a series of plastic surgeries for their “Pandrogyne” project. More info online at www.realartways.org
Now stick around, 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.
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 midnight, Southbound Train takes the Americana down south for a dose of blue grass, new grass, country and more.
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.
That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive , If you know of any events that think should be included in our Jive at Five Community Calendar, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
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