Mondays through Thursdays from 10am-noon during July and August, Stacey Stroka leads The Buttonwood Tree’s Open Arts & Crafts program. Everyone is welcome!
Every Monday night at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, J-CHERRY hosts the ANYTHING GOES!” OPEN MIC. Signups begin at7:30pm. Performances start at 8:00pm.
This Wednesday from 5 to 8 is the Middletown Gallery Walk, where North End Galleries, Shops, and Restaurants are collaborating to offer a community event.
Food Not Bombs shares food 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.
More information about all Buttonwood events at buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957
The Hartford Jazz Society brings live jazz every Monday night at 6 pm to Bushnell Park followed by a jam session at Blackeyed Sallys.
On Tuesday nights in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s you can catch Mike Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18 piece jazz ensemble.
Thursday night Little Ed & the Blues Imperials bring their raw-boned Chicago sound to the stage at Sally’s.
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 and Tomorrow, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, will be finishing its run ofa digitally restored version of Jean Renoir’s 1937 film, Grand Illusion. Tomorrow through next Tuesday, Cinestudio will be presenting the recently released French film, The Grave-Digger’s Daughter.
Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at cinestudio.org
Tonight through Thursday evening Real Art Ways in Hartford will continue viewings of‘The Queen of Versailles’ an epic documentary following billionaires Jackie and David and their rags to riches story. This Friday Real Art Ways will begin their run of Chinese Take-Away, an Argentinian film about a Chinese man who can’t seem to find what he’s looking for in Buenos Aires, and a local man who tries to help him on his journey.
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 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.
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of straight up Jazz on Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry during our weekday commercial free musical drive time programming.
At 6pm we bring you 30 minutes of alternative news reporting from the Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News.
6:30 it’s 75% Folk With Michael Benson, Serving up heaping portions of folk and Americana,with side orders of blues, jazz, world music, soundtracks and more.
8:00 DJ Open I is in the house for a new summer program “Beats to the Rhyme” featuring contemporary conscious Hip Hop, instrumental tracks and some of the original sampled material.
At 9:30 Tom Gatzen delivers a 2 hr weekly does of loud and heavy music on Aaargh!!
From 11:30 – 12:30 Anvil Isle presents a musical monsoon of alternative rock, blues, dream, funk, hard rock, indie, punk, reggae, surf, and world music inviting you to bury your feet in the sand and hear the waves come crashing through your speakers.
From 12:30 – 3:00 Psychedelic Rick presents the late night Summer Concert Series featuring live concerts in their full glory. Tonight’s late night concert series will feature 2 concerts. First up: The Brand New Heavies live in London in 2009. After that Tune in for Miles Davis live in concert at the Filmore East recorded back in 1970.
From 3 – 4am Maximum Rock and Roll Radio features an hour of international loud rock and punk.
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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