Good evening, it’s Tuesday, June 12th. 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.
Down in New Haven tonight Café nine presents Les Rhinocéros, hailing from the Washington, DC area, the young band Les Rhinocéros delivers a crazy world in sound, blending aspects of rock, world music, noise, ambient and jazz. Wednesday night DIE HIPSTER PRESENTS “UNPUNKED” where local punk rockers show their chops on on acoustic instruments!! Thursday MANIC PRODUCTIONS and FISTFUL OF JOKES Present a night of comedy at café nine with Neil Hamburger, Duncan Trussell; and Dan Rice. Friday night Sarah Lou Richards; w/ Mike Clifford make for an early set of night of Nashville twang at 6:30/. Later at 9:30 Christina Harris returns to New Haven and co-headlines a night of piano driven pop.
Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends this week. Saturday Night Babement; Dead Wives; and Two Inch Astronaut make for a Garage, post punk showcase with all girl Pavement cover band. More online at www.cafenine.com
On Tuesday nights in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s you can catch Mike Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18 piece jazz ensemble. Every wed at 8:30pm Sally’s hosts one of the longest running open blues jams in New England! This week’s session is hosted by Brandt Taylor.
Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood are back on the stage at Blackeyed Sally;s Friday Night. Saturday night, Phili Blues singers Gina Sicilia returns to Black-eyed Sally’s. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Wednesday night at the Buttonwood Tree inMiddletown, the “Evening Oasis” Belly Dance crew Presents – their annual fundraiser for The Buttonwood Tree!
Thursday night brings the Monthly Writers Out Loud Open Mic to the Buttonwood.
Friday night, The Buttonwood Tree welcomes Amandla, an original roots reggae ensemble featuring five internationally renowned reggae artists: YahKali, Ras Iba, Toussaint the Liberator, Tuff Lion, and Burnie T.
Saturday brings the buttonwoods annual “Bloomsday” event celebrating James Joyce’s literary legacy. This year’s event is hosted by Abby Reynolds and features live music by Full Gael followed, by an Open Mic.
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy the meal and help prepare the food at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am.
Later at 4pm on Sunday, the monthly Poetry Potluck gathering offers an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. It isn’t an open mike.
More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957
Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown presents, a weekly Thursday night“Jazz on the River ” series. For info and Reservations call 860-347-9999
Thursday night, Infinity Hall inNorfolkpresents an evening of music with Peter Mulvay and Andy Friedman. Friday night you can catch Robert Randolph and The Family Band. Saturday Night Mathew Sweet brings his “Girlfriend” tour to Infinity Hall. Sunday night Donna The Buffalo performs take the stage. www.inifinityhall.com
Here in Middletown Friday night, Vinnies presents their Salsa Social dance Night. Saturday night Vinnies hosts a Break Dance Cypher. More online at http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com/
Friday Night The Katharine Hepburn Cultural ArtsCenter in Old Saybrook presents Ollabelle, a New York based folk-roots-rock band that began playing gospel tunes in Manhattan’s Lower East Side following 9/11. more information at http://www.thekate.org or 860-388-3286.
Saturday night at the Outer Space in Hamden you can catch Jug band revivalists Washboard Slim and the Blue Lights in a double bill with Americana sweethearts, Amalgamated Muck (including the Grammy-nominated Lauren Agnelli), for a night of local roots music.
Saturday morning at 11am you are invited to Join the Russell Library Knitters,
an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise. No registration is required. The group meets in Meeting Room 3 at Russell Library in Middletown on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month. www.russelllibrary.org860.347.2528
Our hats off to the Twenty-Two Greater Middletown Special Olympics Athletes competed at the 2012 Special Olympics Connecticut State Summer Games this past weekend of June 6-8. Special kudos to David Crovo of Middlefield, Scott Thayer, and Anna Kozinski of Middletown who were presented with medals for their accomplishments. For more info call SOCT at 1-800-443-6105 or visit www.soct.org
That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in local 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.
Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week.
Tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, ends their run of The National Theatre Live’s stage production of FRANKENSTEIN. Weds through Friday, Cinestudio presents an incredible restoration of Marcel Carné’s film Les Enfants du Paradis which has been called by some, the greatest of all French movies.
Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org
Real Art Ways in Hartford has extended their run of the new Bob Marley Documentary, “Marley” through Thursday.
Also showing through Thursday at Real Art Ways, you can catch “Pink Ribbons, Inc.” a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success.
Tonight the first season of Real Art Ways’ Science on Screen will come to a close with a screening of the classic 1944 American Film Noire: Double Indemnity.
Friday night Real Art Ways continues their “Weekends Only” run of: “Lovecraft, Whisperer in Darkness”, written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s. Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org
Right after the Jive at Five 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 back home in 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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