Wednesday evening you can join the students of the Green School for an evening of prose readings and music. The Green School is a group of children from across CT who are home-schooled and meet Wednesdays at The Buttonwood Tree and at The Green Street Art Center for group classes.
Thursday night acclaimed Jazz pianist, composer, and educator, Noah Baerman returns to the Buttonwood Tree to celebrated the release of his seventh album. “Turtle Steps.” For this performance he will be playing some new music with some old friends.
Friday night, Amalgamated Muck returns to the Buttonwood tree in celebration of their new CD. Since playing shows together in Small Town Concert Series and joining musical forces, the melodic amalgamation of Lauren Agnelli with Matthew Male, Brian Wolfe, Rose Bengston and Rodney Maxwell has become more than just some pretty mucking about. Amalgamated Muck enjoys performing a mix of traditional and original Americana – roots, country, and folk music with rock & blues influences.
Saturday Night the Riverwood Poetry series returns to the buttonwood tree with a Memorial Day Commemoration by Lisa Siedlarz and Michael Lepore. An open mic follows the main event and poets are invited to honor the memory of those who gave their lives in our nation’s service. Admission is free though donations gratefully accepted. Donations of non-perishable foods will also be accepted for Amazing Grace Food Pantry, Middletown. To learn more about Riverwood Poetry Series, Inc., visit www.riverwoodpoetry.org.
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All ares welcome and invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
Tonight down in New Haven, Southern Rapper YO GOTTI’s ROAD TO RICHE$ TOUR featuring Zed Zilla and G-Set, takes the toad’s place Stage main stage while RohnLAwrence and Friends make smooth jazz in the lily pad stage. Tursday Mitch Beatz Entertainment presents: THE OFFICIAL JADAKISS BIRTHDAY BASH at Toads. Friday CHRIS WEBBY’s “There Goes The Neighborhood Tour” Featuring M.A.R., and AREA stops at Toads. Saturday Night Toad’s place presents REGGAE SPRINGFEST 2012 on the Main stage featuring, All Good Feel Good Collective, Balcony, The Green Line, Mitigue, I Anbassa, and King Charlton. Also on Saturday on the Toads Lily pad stage, AFTON PRESENTS 7 local bands and artists. Sunday Night Brings The Toad’s Place Annual Memorial Day Funk Fest featuring the Terryl Lee Band, Mystic Force, Soul Squad, Mr. Council, and Funkinachea. More onlin eat www.toadsplace.com
Also down in New Haven tonight at 7:30 pm you can catch the Fist Full of Jokes COMEDY SERIES at Café Nine. After the laughs died down, there will an Acoustic Open Mic w/ Miss Kriss Tuesday Night at 9 pm. Café nine presents the Canadian singer/songwriter Duo, Madison Violet.
That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, youc an visit www.arts2GO.org – the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on in Middletown. You can access arts2GO.org for updated information.
Tonight and tomorrow at Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, offers screenings 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 World War II.
Tonight Wednesday and Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of “Delicacy”, the new French drama about life, loss, and love. Friday Night Real Art Ways opens a run of the new documentary on the late king of Reggae Music, Bob Marley. From Academy Award winning director Kevin Macdonald, “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary performer Bob Marley. Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of straight up Jazz on Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry during our weekday commercial free musical drive time programming.
At 6pm we bring you 30 minutes of alternative news reporting from the Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News.
6:30 it’s Life is a Killer with Johnny Analog, Moving through the blues diaspora from front porch country blues and big city electric blues to jazz, R&B and soul
8:00 DJ Open I holds down the Rumpus Room for Lord Lewis presenting the vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club jazz, reggae, ska, afro and latin dancefloor grooves.
At 9:30 we are happy to welcome Tom Gatzen Back to the airwaves for a special 2 hr weekly does of loud and heavy music on Aaargh!!
From 1-3:00 Psychedelic Rick presents the late night Summer Concert Series featuring live concerts in their full glory.
From 3-4am Maximum Rock and Roll Radio features an hour of international loud rock and punk.
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