Good evening, it’s Tuesday, February 21st, 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 Justin Miller, WESU intern.
All this month, Bill Revill, Meriden artist and host of WESU’s Acoustic Blender, is showing over 50 of his seascape, landscape and other types of paintings at the Sandman Gallery, 14 West Main Street, Meriden. For info, call 203-686-0000.
Professor of Art David Schorr will talk about how he came to produce the exhibition “APOTHECARY (storehouse)”, a collections of prints featuring imagined potions and elixirs.
Wednesday at 4:30pm in Wesleyan’s CFA Hall. Admission is free. More online at wesleyan.edu/cfa
Wednesday night at 9, Richard Buckner performs with The Backyard Committee at Bar in New Haven. This concert is free of charge to ages 21 and over. www.barnightclub.comfor more details.
Celebrated author Robert Sullivan will read from his recent work on Wednesday, February 22nd at 8:00 P.M. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, on High Street, in Middletown.
Robert Sullivan is the author of Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants, The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures on the Edge of a City, How Not To Get Rich, and The Thoreau You Don’t Know and has written for The New Yorker and Vogue, where he is a contributing editor. This event is free and opens to the public. For more information, you can call 860.685.3448.
Thursday at 8, Spoken word/slam poet Javon Johnson merges the sharp criticism of critical race and gender theory with comedy, lyricism and hip-hop rhyme schemes to discuss the power of words, communication and performance in Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall.
Also herein in Middletown at Wesleyan Thursday night at 7pm you can catch Black history month keynote speaker, Touré, who is a journalist, novelist, and TV host on FUSE. He will be discussing topics from his recent book, Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? This happens at the Daniel Family Commons at 45 Wyllys Ave.
Saturday, Two wesleyan students and an art instructor will lead students in a glass cutting workshop where they will learn how to work with glass. Join us as we create Stained Glass from 4:30 to 6:30 in Albritton 311
Saturday at 8pm, Benin-born jazz guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke combines harmonic sophistication, soaring melodies and grounding in West African music to create a warm, intimate sound with his trio in Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.
Saturday at 6:30pm, The Buttonwood Tree Arts Space on Main Street Middletown presents The Riverwood Poetry Series. The event features Ngoma, a performance poet, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and paradigm shifter. Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome. Sunday at 4 brings the monthly Poetry Potluck series continues at the Buttonwood Tree. This is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. More online at www.buttonwood.org
The Alturas Duo performs South American and classical in Concert at the Russell Library in Middletown this Saturday at 2 in the Hubbard Room. www.russelllibrary.org
Now here’s some of what’s happening in the world of cinema off the beaten path in central Connecticut:
Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford, presents this year’s animated and live-action Oscar-nominated shorts. Also running through Thursday at Real Art Ways, is “Sing Your Song”, which unearths Harry Belafonte’s significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally. Friday and Saturday you can catch Tomboy, a story of a young French girl who lives as a boy. Friday, night Real Art Ways presents a screening of “Herman and Shelly”: A tragicomic romance about two quirky, creative and ambitious children who grow up to be quirky, creative and disillusioned adults. Tickets, trailers and more online at www.realartways.org
Through Wednesday, Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, presents a 40th Anniversary screening of the newly restored director’s cut of “The Last Picture Show”, in which two Texas high school seniors’ lives are changed by their first love aaffairs, tragedy, the shadow of the Korean War, and their own dawning maturities. Starring Cybill Shepherd, Jeff Bridges, Randy Quaid, and more.
Thursday, Cinestudio is offering a special viewing of The Yacoubian Building. this epic film is a revealing look at life in Egypt before last year’s demands for change in Tahrir Square, Hidden behind the closed doors of a single Cairo art deco apartment building. Friday andSaturday, Cinestudio presents Haywire, a new action packed martial arts flic starring Ewan McGregor and Antonio Banderas. Sunday Cinestudio begins a run of “Shame” a compelling and timely examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us. more Online at www.cinestudio.org
Thursday at 8pm herein Middletown you can catch the film “Resotration” at Wesleyan’s Goldsmith Family Cinema, which has been nominated for 11 Israeli Academy Awards. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Now stay tuned, for tonight’s lineup here on WESU in our new spring 2012 line-up:
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned forFinding Bliss: Words and Music with DJ Lauren “Bliss” Agnelli , an interview, free-form talk show about people who are following their hearts and living authentically.
City Spotlight with DJ B and DJ features the musical talents of a different city each episode. Highlighting the unique contributions of each locale, and spanning genres from jazz to punk rock.
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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