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Good evening, it’s Thursday December 13th, 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. I’m J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY, Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. WESU is now recording our live stream! Visit wesu.streamrewind.com to hear VOICE of the CITY, and other great shows recorded here on WESU! Thanks for tuning in.
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:
At The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, throughout the month of December, photos by WESU’s own dj Bill Revill will be exhibited.Tonight Thursday, it’s Writers Out Loud, the monthly open mic showcase of literary prose. Friday, it’s Marci Geller’s Open Book Tour , with a musical trio led by singer-songwriter Geller on piano and vocals. Saturday afternoon, the Middletown Parks and Recreation Department sponsors an ornament decorating activity. Supplies will be provided. Saturday evening brings the Electroacoustic Improvisation to the Buttonwood. Among the performers is a ?percussionist/laptopist? and an ?effects-addicted guitarist.? The music has been called ambient, spacious and cinematic.
Sunday, and every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. You?re invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church at 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
Find out more about Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org.
On Friday, ARTFARM’s Circus for a Fragile Planet presents SUBMERGED! at Green Street Arts Center, 51 Green Street in Middletown. SUBMERGED! is a sixty minute, five person circus about water-related environmental issues. The show starts on the beaches, lawns and bathrooms of central Connecticut and journeys around the globe, exploring human impacts on the hydrosphere through the artistry, imagination and spectacle of circus. Contact: Dic Wheeler email@example.com or 860.346.4390 for information.
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight: A Nite of Reggae Dancehall & Soca, with Mr.
Vegas, Laza Morgan, Shane Fre, Indian, Alandon and Frassman & Dezey Coyotte.
Friday brings Riders on the Storm, a Tribute to the Doors, to Toad’s, a celebration of Jim Morrison’s birthday, as well as Electric Lady Band, INK, Silvergun, Terra Firma, and Action Potential. Saturday, it’s Marion Meadows’s Annual Jazz Christmas Show. More can be found online at toadsplace.com
Over at Café Nine in New Haven, tonight it’s Them Damn Hamiltons. Also performing: Lys Guillorn.The Friday happy hour brings Sal Paradise to Café Nine, followed by Bill Kirchen?s Honky Tonk Christmas, with The Forgotten Ones, described as ?the twangiest holiday show in town with the Titan of the Telecaster Bill Kirchen.Then Saturday, it’s the Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Tony Dioguardi and Friends, followed by the North Shore Troubadours; w/ the Clams; MC “Thick Beef” and DJ Dave Coon.Sunday, it’s the Sunday After Supper Jam with host Kevin St. James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars. More can be found at cafenine.com
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight is the Blues Jam with Ed Bradley to Sallys tonight
it’s Eight to the Bar and Friday brings the Bob Margolis Blues Band & Friends to Sallys.
Saturday at Sally’s it’s Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood. More can found at blackeyedsallys.com
At Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight screenings of The Flat continue. Friday through Sunday bring screenings of The Waiting Room, a character-driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. Also on Saturday, it’s the Best of the New York International Children’s Film Festival Kid Flix Mix 2012, a family favorite, suited for Real Art Wayss youngest audiences, ages 4 to 8. This and lots more can be found at realartways.org.
At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema tonight, Roman Polanski’s Tess in 4K continues. Four-K is the new ultra high-definition digital projection format now in place at Cinestudio.
Tonight through the weekend, also in 4-K, are screenings of Samsara.
Shot over four years in 100 locations in 25 countries, it offers images of our planet that few of us will have the opportunity to see in person. The mesmerizing scenes of unprecedented clarity were created by shooting large format 65mm film, then transferring the film through the highest resolution scanning process available to the new 4K format.
Friday brings a 10:30 p.m. showing of Back to the Future, with Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, to Cinestudio. More can be found at cinestudio.org.
And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.
The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5 a.m. with Morning Edition from NPR.
That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them firstname.lastname@example.org If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.
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