July 10th Jive
Good evening, it’s Tuesday, July 10th. This is the Jive at Five, WESU’s Daily community calendar and run-down of nighttime 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 Maria Johnson.
Mondays through Thursdays from 10am-noon during July and August, Stacey Stroka leads The Buttonwood Tree’s Open Arts & Crafts program. Everyone is welcome!
Thursday night at the Buttonwood, Cocomo Rock and Al Bower, Jr., host Writers Out Loud!, Connecticut’s premier literary prose open mic. Signups begin at 6:45 pm. Presentations start at 7:15 pm.
Friday night at The Buttonwood Tree there will be a performance of African Rhythms, Jazz and Tone Poems by InnerAttainment called “Music is the Healing Force of the Universe.” Show starts at 8:00 pm.
Also here in Middletown, on Friday night, Vinnie’s Jump ‘n’ Jive presents its All Blues All Night Dance. Saturday night Vinnie’s hosts a Break Dance Cypher. More online at http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com/
Saturday night, The Buttonwood Tree welcomes classically trained pianist and vocalist Brianne Chasanoff as well as Bella Voce, a talented, young acapella group. Show begins at 8:00 pm.
Food Not Bombs shares food at about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to the meal and are also invited to help prepare the food at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am.
Later, at 4 pm on Sunday, the Buttonwood’s monthly Poetry Potluck gathering offers an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. It isn’t an open mike.
More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957.
This Thursday & Friday, Wesleyan’s Center For the Arts Theater presents: Brian Brooks Moving Company, with two of its intelligent and risky recent works: “Descent,” an exploration of the paradoxical tendency of bodies to exhibit both dependency and detachment, and the New England premiere of “Big City.” More online at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
This Saturday also brings Indiefest to the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford. This free all-day music fest kicks off at noon and runs through midnight, featuring Music from The Radical Dads, Ovlov, Farewood, The Suicide Dolls, Kevin MF King, Brett the One-Man Band, Rum Glass Serenade, plus more local and regional acts. There will also be opportunities to indulge in music, food, and a really, really free market. More online at http://www.charteroakcenter.org
Sunday morning from 10:00 – 11:00 am there will be “The Centennial and Legacy of Woody Guthrie,” presented by singer/songwriter Bill Collins at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Meriden. Mr. Collins will lead songs of Woody Guthrie, the musician who inspired thousands of musicians and activists to stand up, sing, and protest injustice during the years of the Great Depression through the 1960s. For info contact: Harry Mangle, 203.980.4661
Connecticut Ballet returns to Middletown for its 2nd annual Summer Dance Caravan performance on Sunday at 5:00 pm at Middlesex Community College’s Chapman Hall. The performance is free and open to the public and will feature four different ballets with styles ranging from classical to Broadway. Doors open at 4:30pm. For info, visit www.connecticutballet.com
The Middletown Symphonic Band Performs tomorrow evening at 6:30 at the Essex Town Green in the Essex Summer Concert Series.
Tonight and every Tuesday night in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s you can catch Mike Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece jazz ensemble. Tomorrow and every Wednesday at 8:00 pm, Sally’s hosts one of the longest running open blues jams in New England!
Soulful tenor-sax player Greg Piccolo returns to Blackeyed Sally’s Friday night. American bluegrass singer Janiva Magness will be taking the stage at Sally’s Saturday Night. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown presents a weekly Thursday night “Jazz on the River ” series. For info and reservations call 860-347-9999.
Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week.
Tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, presents Dr. Strangelove: or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb, a 1964 black comedy that is both hilarious and frightening.
Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org
Tonight through Thursday evening Real Art Ways in Hartford will continue viewings of Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, a feature-length documentary of one of the most compelling artists of our time. The film will start at 7:00 pm.
This Friday through next Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford will be showing I Wish, a Japanese film displaying the journey of two young brothers separated by divorce, as well as Keyhole, which is described as a “surreal fusion of family melodrama, film noir, gangster movie, ghost story, and Homer’s Odyssey.”
Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org
Tis the season for farmers’ markets and here are a few in our area: The Durham Farmers’ Market is open every Thursday on the Town Green on Main St, from 3 to 6:30 p.m., through September. The longstanding Middletown Farmers’ market at the South Green is now open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October. The Middletown North End Farmers’ Market is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday and is located at the corner of Liberty and Main Streets in Middletown.
That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, you can visit www.arts2GO.org – the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on in Middletown. You can access arts2GO.org for updated information.
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From 6:30 to 8, stay tuned for J-Cherry and The Voice of the City, a bi-weekly show featuring the area’s finest artists and musicians of every genre.
Then, from 8 to 10 p.m., enjoy 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.
From 10 p.m. to midnight, listen to Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat. He’s got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.
From Midnight to 1:30 am, it’s Back From Baltimore with Hannah Malloy, bringing you new and old psychedelic, indie, rock, folk, alternative, lo-fi music and at least a few tunes from Baltimore’s music scene.
From 1:30-2:30am, it’s Random Access Music – with DJ Cheshire Cat, a suicide shuffle of songs and sounds.
From 2:30-4am, listen to The Graveyard with DJ Otto Nation, an eclectic mix of music from the WESU collection of new releases.
The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4 am and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5 am with Morning Edition from NPR.
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