Good evening, it’s Tuesday, May 22nd. 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 Ben Michael
Kicking off tonight and continuing weekly on Tuesday nights at 6pm, Klekolo World Coffee presents “The pen is Mightier….” a weekly poetry night, with host Evan Okun. The event is free and open to everyone. more online at http://www.klekolo.com/
Here in Middletown Wednesday evening at the buttonwood tree, 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 Muckreturns 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 Muckenjoys performing a mix of traditional and original Americana – roots, country, and folk music with rock & blues influences.
Saturday Night the Riverwood Poetryseries 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 are welcome and invited to help prepare the food at the First Church of Christ on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30 am.
Later on Sunday, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic that will be filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957
Thursday night down in NewHaven, Mitch Beatz Entertainment presents: THE OFFICIAL JADAKISS BIRTHDAY BASH at Toad’s Place. 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
Down in New Haven tonight, Café nine presents the Canadian singer/songwriter Duo, Madison Violet. Wednesday night Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express take the stage. Thursday, the BLUE PLATE RADIO JAZZ SERIES Presents: Elan Trotman presenting his blend of Jazz and Caribbean music. Friday Night Francine Reed sings gospel, country, rhythm and blues in an 8pm set at the Nine. Later at 10pm Fernando Pinto Presents: Jim Carpenter and the Hoolios; w/ Dogbite for a night of Memphis echo and reverb touched rootsy, rockabilly and country music. Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by George Baker this week. Saturday Night it’s a local heavy metal showcase celebrating KHRIST HAVOK’S 30TH BIRTHDAY featuring Death Prayers; Eyes of the Dead; and Left In Ruins. Sunday night brings ROXY PERRY’S TRAVELING ROAD HOUSE JAM to Café nine. More online at www.cafenine.com
Friday night in Hartford, Real Art Ways presents an evening of live music at 8pm by Eric Ross, who will perform on piano, guitar, synthesizer and Theremin. Compositions include elements of jazz, classic, serial, and avant garde. Mary Ross’s videos, projected in performance, are organized, arranged and edited to his music. More online at www.realartways.com
Now here’s a brief rundown of out the main Stream Cinema offerings in central CT.
Tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, ends their 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 World War II.
Wednesday through Saturday Cinestudio shows the new Iranian film, “A Separation”, winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. The film offers a fascinating look at a middle class couple in Iran who are contemplating divorce. Sunday Cinestudio will begin showing a new 35 mm print of Terence Davies’ “The Long Day Closes”. Tickets and more at cinestudio.org
Tonight Real Art Ways in Hartford is not showing any films. Wednesday and Thursday, Real Art Ways 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
Now stay tuned. Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight as we kick off our Summer Program guide.
That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in Middletown arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, you can visit www.arts2GO.org – the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on in Middletown.
Right after the Jive at Five, DJ Dan Stirs the Melting Pot as he sits in for Kevin Lee, providing a heady brew of old favorites, deep tracks and unheard delights including everything from rock to Jazz, Folk to Funk, Global to Local, and Acoustic and Electric.
At 6pm we bring you 30 minutes of alternative news reporting from the Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News.
at 6:30 J-Cherry presents: Voice of the City for 90 minutes of live and local arts. Featuring in studio interviews and performances.
At 8:00 Its Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill for 2 hrs of acoustic roots and Americana music.
From 10-midnight it’s Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cats whose 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
From Midnight til 1:30 am it Back From Baltimore with Hannah Malloy who has just returned to Connecticut from her latest semester in Baltimore, bringing each week new and old psychedelic, indie, rock, folk, alternative, lo-fi music and at least a few tunes from Baltimore’s music scene.
Dj Otto Nation is in the hose with an eclectic mmix of music after that until
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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