Good evening, it’s Tuesday, May 29th. 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.
Tonight and every Tuesday evening here in Middletown from 6 to 8pm, Evan Okun and Klekolo world Coffee present “The pen is mightier…” poetry open Mic at Klekolo on Court Street. More online at: http://www.klekolo.com/860.343.9444
Tomorrow/ Wednesday night here in Middletown at 7pm, you can catch “STRINGS” – a special talk with Jef Johnson at the MAC 650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op on Main Street. Jef Johnson is a leader in the field of performance theory. His research focuses on naive experience, consciousness, play, patterned behavior and social identity. This event is Free to the Public. Jef is also offering “Break it Down!” Inspired Performance Workshops June 1st through 3rd. You can learn more and register by contacting Aryn Kyer at email@example.com
Thursday Night Toads Place in new Haven presents a local band showcase on the Main stage Thursday night while Justin ones performs upstairs on the lily pad stage. Victor Wooten performs at Toads Place on Friday Night. The B. WILLIE SMITH BAND and The Cobalt Rhythm Kings perform at Toads on Saturday night. Sunday at Toads. There is a fundraising event called “Friends of Freddy B” . more online at www.toadsplace.com
The Russell Knitters are an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise. They invite you to join them this Saturday at 11am at the Russell Library. No registration is required. www.russelllibrary.org
The Middletown Symphonic Band presents their Annual Spring Concert at South Congregational Church
on Pleasant St in Middletown Saturday afternoon at 2pm..
Saturday evening at 7pm, Artists for World Peace present their third International Celebration of Peace, “Dance for Peace” at The Charter Oak Cultural Center, in Hartford. Dance for Peace will feature dancers and musicians from seven New York, Canadian, and Connecticut dance companies, plus an artisan marketplace and amazing hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds will buy a corn grinding machine for a community group in Tanzania to feed hundreds of people and provide income to an orphanage center.. Tickets and info online at : ARTISTSFORWORLDPEACE.ORG
Here in Middletown Saturday evening at 8pm, The Mattabasset Canoe club present an evening of traditional and contemporary Irish folk music featuring Mick O’Brien & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh at 8pm.
Livingston Taylor performs Saturday at First Congregational Church of Madison. tickets and info at: www.fccmadison.org/music.
Now, here’s a listing of some of what’s happening in the world of no Main Stream Cinema here in Central CT. All Week, Real Art Ways in Hartford is showing the New Documentary From Academy Award winning director Kevin Macdonald, “Marley”. “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary performer and world icon Bob Marley. Friday Night Real Art Ways opens 2 more films: “Keyhole” is the startling new Canadian Film by Guy Maddin offering a surreal fusion of family melodrama, film noir, gangster movie, ghost story and Homer’s Odyssey starring Jason Patric and Isabella Rosselini . “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts “also opens on Friday at Real Art Ways. This film follows a pregnant technophile , who’s uncertainties about motherhood trigger an impulsive road trip to the source of her anxiety: her long-estranged mother living far away and off-the-grid. More online at www.realartways.org
Tonight and Tomorrow, Cinestudio, The Trinity College Cinema in Hartford presents the fully restored 35mm film print of one of the most elusively beautiful movies to be made on celluloid: Terence Davies’ The Long Day Closes. Wednesday night Cinestudio kicks off the 25thannual Gay and Lesbian film festival. More online at www.cinestudio.org
Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming here on WESU as we work our way through week #2 of our new Summer program season:
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an Finding Bliss: Words and Music with DJ Lauren “Bliss” Agnelli. This is a free form talk show about people who are following their hearts and living authentically.
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 mix 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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