Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week-end:
Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight Friday evening the B-Stars and Big Fat Combo take the stage. The B-Stars are a San Francisco-based country combo playing honky tonk and hillbilly hits.
Saturday, at 4:30 it’s Café Nine’s weekly Afternoon Jazz Jam with this week’s host, Mike Coppola. Later onm Saturday night Café Nine presents Patrick Sweany; Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons; and the Danglers. Sunday, it’s the Sunday-After-Supper Jam, with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Café Nine All-Stars. Information at www.CafeNine.com .
Also down in New Haven at Toad’s Place Tonight/Friday at 8 p.m., the Cosmic Dust Bunnies Headline a show at Toad’s with Seed, The Alchemystics, and Vasudo opening the show and Deph (spinning between sets). Sunday at 9 p.m. brings the annual Toad’s place Labor Day Funkfest featuring Rearview, Fear The State, D.K.B., and Greg Sherrod. Canned food donations will be collected. More information at www.toadsplace.com.
This weekend The Matabassett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown presents live music Friday Night with The David Davis Project. Saturday afternoon Tony Gabrielle performs from 3-7pm and The ICE-9 Trio takes the stage from 7-10pm. Sunday Brian McDonald performs at The Canoe Club followed by the soul and RnB group, Mass-Conn-Fusion. For info and reservations call 860-347-9999 or visit their website at www.mattabesettcanoeclub.com
Tonight The Lucky Peterson band, performs at Black-eyed Sally’s in Hartford. On Saturday at Sally’s, it’s the All Star Blues Jam. More details at www.blackeyedsallys.com
The Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Russell Library on Saturday in Middletown. The Russell Knitters are an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise. No registration is required. Bring your knitting projects! www.russelllibrary.org
Saturday night American Roots Singer/Songwriter Kerri Powers takes the Buttonwood Tree stage. Food Not Bombs shares food starting around 1 pm in front of The Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome and invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church at 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. More information about all Buttonwood events can be found at www.buttonwood.org or by calling 860.347.4957 Saturday night you can catch The Michal Cleary band live on stage at Red House located on Main St in Deep River. more online at http://redhousect.com/ or by calling (860) 526-2600
For the latest in Middletown arts and entertainment anytime you’re not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on in Middletown.
Now here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in central CT this weekend:
Real Art Ways in Hartford is currently showing ‘Ai Weiwei (pronounced I way way): Never Sorry’ through next Thursday. This is a gripping documentary following the trials and tribulations of China’s most famous international artist, and one its most outspoken domestic critics.
Starting tonight/Friday and running through next Thursday at Real Art Ways, the film “Elena,” winner of a special jury prize at Cannes, offers a modern twist on the classic noir thriller. Tickets, info and times at www.realartways.org
Through Saturday at Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema, You can catch director Ridley Scott’s futuristic film“Prometheus”. Sunday begins showings of “Safety Not Guaranteed,” winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s Best Dramatic Screenplay Award. Tickets and times at www.cinestudio.org
Now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU-FM.
Right after the Jive at Five Right stay tuned for The Brittle Diameter w/Joshua Sharp from 5:05 to 6pm
At 6:30 Universal Sound Wave w/Sista Queen T – Informing Listeners about Global Issues
N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk Serious turntablism – Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with Dope Dave
Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.
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. If you know of any events that you think should be included in the Jive, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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