05-15-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, May April 15th, 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 Hannah Malloy.

Tonight, there’s a Yoga Laughter workshop at the Buttonwood on Tree Main Street here in Middletown at 7pm.  Tomorrow/Wednesday night the Buttonwood Tree’s  Buddhist Film Festival presents : “Dhamma Brothers” at  7 pm  This film shows how an overcrowded maximum-security prison in Alabama is transformed by the inspirational influence of Buddhism in the lives of its inmates.  Friday night The Press Gang Band blends their skill in traditional Irish music with their curiosity for other styles.

This Saturday brings the 3rd Annual Music Festival at Halfinger Farms – to Benefit the buttonwood Tree. This Year’s performers will pay homage to their mothers and invite you to do the same! Bluegrass will set the stage. Live animals, face-painting, dancing, raffles, popcorn, and ice cream will make it the place to be for kids of all ages.  Featured artists include ANDY BUZZI, CHARTER OAK BLUEGRASS BAND, POOR OLD SHINE, SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTERS AND MORE! Additionally, there will be food from local eateries, tours of the farm and greenhouses and more. This event is free and open to the public!

Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree onSundays. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help us prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. In preparation for the weekly event. More online at www.foodnotbombs.net

This Sunday afternoon at 4pm The Buttonwood’s Monthly Poetry Potluck presents an opportunity for enthusiasts to get together to share and discuss their favorite poetry. more information about Buttonwood events is available online at www.buttonwood.org

Oddfellows Playhouse on Washington Street in Middletown presents their closing performances of “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder this weekend.  Performances are Thursday – Saturday,  at 7:30:pm.  “Our Town” is famed for daring both the actors and audience to interact in order to weave the themes of family, marriage, death, and eternity into the story of what was daily life. Tickets are available online at oddfellows.org

Thursday night Brings Real Art Ways Monthly “Creative Cocktail Hour” which features Steve Lambert’s “Capitalism works for me! True/False Project”, an interactive portable public art piece, which lets people have a say on Capitalism.  More online at www.realartways.org
 
This weekend brings the Middlesex Community College 2012 Arts & Media Festival to the Jean Burr Smith Library, Pegasus Gallery and the Niche at MXCC in Middletown.  With a Reception: Friday, from 6-9 pm and  Film And Multimedia Project Screenings Begin At 6 pm. For more information please contact: Matthew Weber, Art Curator mweber@mxcc.commnet.edu860.343.5806
The Russell Knitters invite you to join them at the Russell Library in Middletown this Saturday at 11:00 am to share your expertise and learn from other members. More online at www.russelllibrary.org
 
Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts presents: Thesis Art Exhibitions at Zilkha Gallery featuring the work of the Class of 2012’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. The show features drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media and architecture and is curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4pm through Saturday, May 26, 2012 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. The exhibit is FREE and open to the Public. For more information, online at www.wesleyan.edu/CFA 
Sunday afternoon at 4pm, The Greater Middletown Chorale presents “Come, Let Us Sound With Melody!” A concert for spring – American Spirituals and Sacred at the Second Congregational Church of New London United Church of Christ.   Tickets and info online at http://www.gmchorale.org/or by calling 860 316 4854. 
Sunday also brings Auditions for CT Gilbert & Sullivan performances for Trial By Jury and H.M.S. Pinafore.  AUDITIONS are at 7pm on Sunday & Tuesday, May 22, 7pm at The Church of the Holy Trinity, on Main Street in Middletown. PERFORMANCES September 14-16 at the Performing Arts Center at MHS. For info call 800-866-1606 or visit http://ctgands.org/
 
Now here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening outside the main stream of Cinema in central CT

Tonight Cinestudio in Hartford, ends their run of  the Israeli Film, Footnote,  a comedy springing from the universal tale of the rivalry between a father and son. Wednesday through Saturday Cinestudio celebrates the 45 anniversary of The Classic Film, “The Graduate” starring Dustin Hoffman about a recent graduate of an elite East Coast College who refuses to settle for his preplanned future.  Sunday Cinestudio Kicks off a run of “In Darkness” which is based on the true story of a Polish petty thief and sanitation worker, and the disparate group of Jews hiding in the sewers who must rely on him for protection during 2012. Showtimes and tickets at www.cinestudio.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, through Wednesday, you can see “We Have A Pope” the story of Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope. Thursday Night Real Art Ways Presents multiple screenings of “A Great Day in Harlem”, The documentary compiles interviews of many of the Jazz musicians in the famous photograph (f the same name) taken back in 1939 to talk about the day of the photograph, and it shows film footage taken that day by Milt Hinton and his wife. Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of the new French Drama about Life, Loss, and Love, “Delicacy”. Saturday you can catch “How to Grow a Band”, a film about Chris Thile, of the Band Nickel Creek’s plans to move forward following his failed marriage and the dissolution of his Band. For more information and ticket, visit www.realartways.org

That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, go to arts2GO.org– the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on and what’s to do in Middletown. arts2GO.org

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.

In local good news, The Greater Middletown Special Olympics Athletes competed in Track & Field events at the Special Olympics Connecticut-Eastern Regional Games hosted by the University of Hartford & Hartford Public High School on Saturday, May 12, 2012.  They won 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Place awards. Congrats to the athletes and their families from all of us at WESU! For more information about thier program, you can call Special Olympics CT at 1-800-443-6105 or visit www.soct.org
  
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, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

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