Good evening, it’s Tuesday, April 17th, 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 Avery.
Tomorrow, the Underscore Orkestra plays original and traditional Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz and Swing at the Buttonwood Tree on Main Street. Thursday at the Buttonwood, it’s The Crankie Show … with puppets and a dessert potluck. Friday, Graduate and Undergraduate students from The Hartt School of music will be performing works for guitar and other instruments. For more information about Buttonwood events, go to www.buttonwood.org
Famed songwriter Buddy Mondlock, will be returning to Ridgefield, Sunday at 4:00 P.M.. for a performance at The Acoustic Celebration, 46 Peaceable Street at the Library of Temple Shearith Israel. Tickets are $17 in advance at Ridgefield Music, 19 Governor Street and online at www.acousticcelebration.org
On Saturday, the first-ever “Jazzin’ with the Stars” concert will unite one of the best known bands in New England, The Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band, with special guest stars Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame artist, Ronnie Spector; 50s/60s hit-maker Jimmie Rodgers. Held at The First Church of Christ, 190 Court Street in Middletown from 2pm to 5pm. Contact Nancy Loader with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org
View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Alexandra Malouta, Anna Mckinsey, Kamar Thomas, DonChristian Jones, and Timothy Lee. Wednesday through Sunday, in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery on the Wesleyan UNiversity campus. Celebrated author and Guggenheim Fellow Sam Lipsyte will read from his recent work on Wednesday at 8:00 P.M. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street.
For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or visit Wesleyan-Writing Events.
Thursday, Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History will present their honors talks. Talks by: Anne deBoer, Natasha Camhi, Yongneng Conan Cheong, Sarah La Rue, and Erika Siegel. 4:30pm in the Center for the Arts
Also on Thursday, The Wesleyan Cello Ensemble and Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky present music for solo and multiple cellos, at 7pm in the Russell House.
Friday, Wesleyan presents a Javanese shadow play accompanied by the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble under the direction of Artist-in-Residence I.M. Harjito and guest musicians. At 8pm in the World Music Hall. Saturday, The Wesleyan University Orchestra under Music Director Angel Gil-Ordonez presents symphonic repertoire from the 19th and 20th centuries.
8pm in Crowell Concert Hall.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Friends of the Davison Art Center present “The Big Draw: Middletown”, a community celebration of drawing with workshops for people of all skill levels. The event, on Sunday from 1 to 5, is free and open to the public, to break down the “I can’t draw” syndrome and celebrate
the visual arts.
All this weekend at the 92 Theater on High Street, catch Lila Becker’s Senior Thesis, THE ASH AND THE ELDER, a theatrical presentation of 5 creation myths from around the world.
For more information about all art happenings at wesleyan, visit wesleyan.edu/cfa.
The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn. has announced that it will run special activities all this week for the April School break.
Tomorrow, A room full of LEGOS will be set up in the conference center and the theme is “You & Your Fantastic Flying Machine”. The program is for ages 3-12 and will run from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for each age category
Friday, discover the B-29 Superfortress—the largest aircraft in the Museum’s collection. Visitors will be able to go behind the ropes to take a close-up look at this magnificent aircraft from WWII.
For further information, call the Museum at (860) 623-3305 or visit www.neam.org.
There’s a lot of film this week in central connecticut:
Tomorrow,Middlesex Community College will host a free screening of Gasland, about natural gas “fracking”. This will be followed by a discussion on “fracking,” a method of natural gas extraction used extensively in the United States..
3-4:30 p.m. in Chapman Hall, Room 605
Saturday, the south asia film series at the wesleyan center for film studies, on 301 Washington Terrace continues. This week, its PATHER PANCHALI, an Acclaimed drama about a young girl, Durga, and her family’s village life. Free of charge at 2 pm.
Body & Sold by Deborah Lake Fortson is a documentary account of true stories from the
world of child and youth sex trafficking/slavery. Showing Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 3 PM, Woodrow Wilson Middle School Auditorium. Contact Corinne E. Gill at email@example.com
At real art ways in Hartford, Salt of Life continues its run through tomorrow evening.
Try as he might to get noticed by women, Gianni never seems to get a second glance, and starts to question why all of the passion seems to have disappeared from his life.
Also through Wednesday, Hell and Back Again chronicles one soldier’s return home after being seriously wounded in Afghanistan. Friday are showings of This is Not A FIlm and the cult classic, The Room. Tickets, times, and more at realartways.com
Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, is hosting the “April in Paris Film Festival” all this week, featuring A Screaming Man tonight, and Being Jewish in France on Wednesday, and later in the week, Gainsbourg: a Heroic Life, and Persepolis. Go to Cinestudio.org for more details.
Now stay tuned, here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight:
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Finding 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.
Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.
Tuesday, 6:30-8pm [alternating – 1st, 3rd, and 5th weeks]
J-Cherry Presents ‘The Voice of the CITY’
Join J-Cherry and the Strawberries for live and local Connecticut arts and music at it’s best. A bi-weekly show featuring the areas finest artists and musicians of every genre.
Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill
An eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, Celtic, old-time, singer-songwriter and other music that has a roots influence.
Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat
I’ve got a song in my heart, a chemical imbalance in my head and a musical library at my fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.
Alive, Not Amplified with Adrien
Bringing you the best in acoustic based music.
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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