Good evening, it’s Monday, February 4th, the first day of WESU’s new spring program season, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. Thanks for tuning in.
Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown tonight at 7:30, it’s the “Anything Goes” open mic night.
On Thursday, and every first Thursday, it’s Bob Gotta’s longstanding acoustic Open Mic at the Buttonwood, Sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m. Friday brings the Alon Nechushtan ‘Words Beyond’ Jazz Trio, a hard-swinging and inventive piano trio, to the Buttonwood Tree.
Saturday night at the Buttonwood, it’s the Grass Routes Bluegrass Band. Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal and to help prepare it beforehand at First Church at on Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit www.buttonwood.org.
Tomorrow’s early show at Café Nine is Soiree Brassens, with Joe Flood interpreting the songs of legendary composer George Brassens, followed by Sugarbat. Wednesday brings singer/songwriter Ada. And Thursday, it’s Anonymous, Inc., at Café Nine. Friday’s happy hour features Dan Green, followed by Chris Berardo & the DesBerardos.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight is Jazz Monday. Tomorrow brings Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, to Sally’s stage. And Wednesday it’s the Blues Jam with Ed Bradley. Thursday brings Heather Maloney and Them Damn Hamiltons, along with Rum Glass Serenade, to Sally’s as part of the Roots Music Series. And Friday, it’s Soul Tsunami. Saturday brings singer/songwriter/guitarist Debbie Davies to Blackeyed Sally’s. www.blackeyedsallys.com for more info.
Over at Middlesex Community College on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m., there will be an opening reception for two exhibits: Michael Digiorgio’s “Drawn from Life,” and Sonya Suydam Gill’s “Color,” The “Drawn from Life” exhibit is in The Niche, located in Founders Hall across from the Registrar’s Office, and “Color” is in the Pegasus Gallery in Founders Hall. For more information, contact curator Matthew Weber at email@example.com.
At the Russell Library on Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., it’s Beekeeping for Beginners. a free lecture by the owner of A&Z Apiaries in Hampton.On Thursday at 7 p.m. at the library, it’s “The Beatles: Band of the Sixties,” a 90-minute presentation , supplemented by audio clips of music and interviews with the band. www.russelllibrary.orgfor more info.
Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. brings a performance of work by Emily Faulkner , class of ’86, to the Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio at 247 Pine Street. Schonberg is on the faculty of Movement Research and her choreography has been seen at venues in New York and Edinburgh.
At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, “The Central Park Five,” a documentary about the wrongful conviction of five black and Latino teens in New York City, continues through Wednesday. Thursday brings one showing of “Bound,” in which a female ex-con moves in next door to a low-level mafioso and his hot wife. As they devise a scheme to rip off a Mafia don, the two women’s friendship begins to heat up. Friday and Saturday bring “ARGO” to Cinestudio, and Sunday through Tuesday, it’s “Chasing Ice,” about the effects of global warming. More at cinestudio.org.
Then at 6pm each weekday, it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network, your evening dose of alternative international news and reporting.
From 6:30-8pm, Bill Revill’s Acoustic blender fill in for Johnny Analog’s Life is a Killer .
From 8-9:30pm, it’s Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis, the best in vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club jazz, reggae, ska, afro and latin dancefloor grooves.
From 9:30-11pm, it’s The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee, the music of yesterday’s future, today.
That’s followed by Live From The Paris Hotel with The Sparrow, a mercurial mixture of pop music and poetry.
From 2 to 3 a.m., catch a new show, Explorers’ Hour with Pickup Sticks, followed by another new offering,
From 3 to 4, it’s 88 Keys with Mads. Playing tracks hand-picked for their captivating piano features.
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The sound bed for Today’s Jive at Five features the sound “Irish Step Dancing” from the MiddletownRemix project, a collaborative, place-based sound project that enables participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of Greater Middletown, and to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city. you can learn more online at www.middletownnremix.org
Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.