Tues., Aug. 7th Jive

Tuesday, Aug. 7th Jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, August 7th. 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. I’m Marianne O’Hare. Thanks for making WESU your listener-supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio.


Here in Middletown Mondays through Thursdays  from 10am-noon during August, Stacey Stroka leads The Buttonwood Tree’s Open Arts & Crafts program. Everyone is welcome!

Also at the Buttonwood Tree this Thursday night, every possible pathway of story, culture, and true grit meets at Writers Out Loud!—Connecticut’s premier literary prose open mic w/host Cocomo Rock & co-host Al Bower, Jr., with signups at 6:45 and performances beginning at 7:15.

Friday night at 8 come down to the Buttonwood Tree to hear the soulful sounds of the young jazz group Mad Satta.

Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome and invited to help prepare food at the First Church at 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.

More information about all Buttonwood events at buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957

Down in New Haven, tomorrow night is always the weekly dubstep dance party, and Thursday is the local hip hop showcase. Friday night jam out with the Reggae/Jam Fest 2012, including performances by Father Time, Full Spectrum and more.  Saturday night Toads hosts Summer Glow with speakers booming out electro, dubstep and house music all night long. More online at toadsplace.com

Also down in New Haven tonight, Gatehouse Music presents the Saint James Jazz Band at 8. Tomorrow night. there will be some countrified rock with performances by Northbound Country and DNG. Thursday brings Atrina’s turbulent rock n’ roll sound to the stage, and Friday Night will see Jazz Haven at 8, followed by Les Sans Culotte; w/ the Shelly Valauskas Experience at 10. • Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends. Saturday Night, River City Slim and the Zydeco Hogs; w/ Otis and the Hurricanes take the stage, and Sunday at 9 Tauk delivers a unique blend of funk, jazz, pop and rock with a fresh, experimental spirit. More online at cafenine.com

The Middletown Commission on the Arts presents its annual Summer Sounds concert series on the City’s South Green (Union Park) on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. Tonight features Shack, a rock/jazz/pop quartet. More information at arts2go.org.  

On Thursday at 6:30 pm, Klekolo World Coffee is presenting In Pursuit of Some Things Trivial, where people will be split into teams of 2-4 and have their knowledge tested. Prizes will be given out to the top two teams.

On Tuesday nights in Hartford, you can catch  Mike Palin’s “Other Orchestra,” an 18-piece big band, live on stage at Black-eyed Sally’s.  Tomorrow and every Wednesday night, Sally’s hosts one of the longest running open blues jams in New England! On Friday night, Grammy-nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen will take the stage at Sally’s, followed by Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts Saturday at 9. More at blackeyedsallys.com.

‘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 pm, through September. The longstanding Middletown Farmers’ Market at the South Green is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm through October. The Middletown North End Farmers Market is open 10 am to 2 pm 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.

Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week.

Tonight,  Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford,  will be finishing its run of the 1977 classic Woody Allen movie, Annie Hall. Opening tomorrow and running through next Tuesday, Cinestudio will be presenting a digitally restored version of Jean Renoir’s 1937 film, Grand Illusion. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org.

Tonight through next Wednesday, Real Art Ways in Hartford will begin a viewing of Trishna, a modern take on the classic novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles. On Friday, Real Art Ways will continue the viewing of The Queen of Versailles, an epic documentary following billionaires Jackie and David and their rags to riches story. Tickets, times, and more online at  www.realartways.org.

Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight:  as we kick off our Summer Program guide.

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Aaron Berger, host of the Thursday night free-form music show “Art Project,” filling in this evening for Lauren Agnelli’s “Finding Bliss.”

After that, from 6 to 6:30 p.m., it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network, your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

Then, from 6:30 to 8, J-Cherry Presents ‘The Voice of the CITY.’ Join J-Cherry and the Strawberries for live and local Connecticut arts and music at its best, featuring the area’s finest artists and musicians of every genre.

From 8 to 10, it’s Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, and other music that has a roots influence.

From 10 p.m. to midnight, stay tuned for 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.

After Wonderland, from midnight to 1:30 a.m., it’s BackFrom 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.

Then, from 1:30 to 2:30 a.m., it’s Random AccessMusic – with DJ Cheshire Cat, a suicide shuffle of songs and sounds.

From 2:30 to 4 a.m., it’s 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 a.m. and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

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, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

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Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Aaron Berger.

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