Tonight AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street here in Middletown, it’s Joe Flood and the Lost Wandering Blues & Jazz Band at 8pm, and Saturday the Sinan Bakir Jazz Trio takes the Buttonwood stage at 7:30pm. Sunday night, it’s a new Open Mic at the Buttonwood that will be filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. Only those who agree to be viewed on TV should perform, and all are welcome. For more information about all Buttonwood Tree events, call 860.347.4957 or go towww.buttonwood.org
Tonight at Cafe 9 in New Haven, you can enjoy an evening of original guitar rock featuring three local luminaries. Shellye Valauskas, The Streams, and Spike Priggen. Saturday’s afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by the Mike Coppola Trio. Saturday NightCircus Delecti hosts their own 10th Anniversary Bash at the nine featuring music by “They Hate Us” and “DJ Znuh”. Sunday afternoon Cafe 9 hosts Roxy Perry’s Traveling Roadhouse Jam. Find out more at cafenine.com
Tonight Toads Place in New Haven hosts Badfish, A Tribute To Sublime, and Saturday brings Beyond The Wall: The Ultimate Pink Floyd Experience. Tickets and more atwww.toadsplace.com
Tonight at 7:30pm here in Middletown, Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater on Washington Street presents “Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet and Other Rarely Used Expressions” info online atwww.oddfellows.org
Now here’s a rundown of what’s going on in the world of cinema off the beaten path here in central Connecticut this week.
Tonight, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues a run of “Salt of Life” about an aging guy who questions why all of the passion seems to have disappeared from his life. This weekend, Real Art Ways in Hartford is also showing “The Forgiveness of Blood”, telling the story of an Albanian teen whose life is suddenly turned upside-down when his father and uncle become entangled in a land dispute that starts a blood feud. More can be found online at realartways.org
Tonight at 7:30 at Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, there will be a showing of Free Willy and Friday and Saturday, Cinestudio presents The Artist, a silent film shot in luminous black and white, which follows the seismic changes of late 1920s’ Hollywood, as a silent film star falls from grace with the arrival of the talkies. And on Sunday, Cinestudio presents We Need To Talk About Kevin, a disturbing tale told with uncompromising emotionality and great skill. More can be found online atwww.cinestudio.org
This month The South Asian Film Series:” Phoolan Devi and the Roots of Indian Rage” at Wesleyan’s Center for Film Studies presents films exploring issues around Phoolan Devi, aka the Bandit Queen, a radical activist turned politician who rose to fame in India in the 1970s and was ultimately assassinated in 2001. Saturday at 2pm you can catch “Sholay” one of Bollywood’s greatest action/adventure films on the subject. A panel discussion will follow the film. All screenings are free and open to the public at Wesleyan’s Cinema.