Good evening, it’s Tuesday, July 24th. 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. Thanks for joining us, I’m Maria Johnson.
Down in New Haven’s Café Nine tonight, you can catch the 70’s-influenced country-rock performers Jack Wilson and Jay Russell. Tomorrow there will be an early show starting at 8 with violinist Ada Pasternack, followed by a late show at 10 Pat Dalton and friends. Thursday Jazz Haven presents an early show by the Abe Ovadia Group, followed by the Thirsty Thursday Trio at 10. Friday will hold an ode to The Replacements, featuring a screening of Color Me Obsessed: A Film About the Replacements. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends this week. Saturday night BLUE PLATE RADIO and TASTE OF NEW HAVEN Present: a summer evening of culinary delights strolling through Downtown New Haven and ending with a world-class jazz, funk, and R&B show! For more information go to tasteofnewhaven.com
Also tonight and on all Tuesday nights in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s you can catch Mike Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece big band jazz ensemble. Tomorrow and every Wednesday at 8:30 pm, Sally’s hosts one of the longest running open blues jams in New England! This week’s session is hosted by Tim McDonald. Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band is on stage Thursday night at Sally’s . Friday night blues performer Dave Keller takes the stage at 9pm and Saturday night, the Delta Generators take the stage at Black-eyed Sally’s. More at www.blackeyedsallys.com
Tomorrow, the Friends of Long Hill Estate ‘Music at the Mansion’ series at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown features the swing sounds of Eight to the Bar at 6:30, with the grounds open for picnicking at 5:30. http://www.wadsworthmansion.com for details
Also tomorrow, Manic Productions presents a free 21-and-over show featuring Filligar, Turf War, and The Joiner Inners at BAR in New Haven. Saturday at Center Church on the Green on Temple Street in New Haven “The Tallest Man on Earth” and “Strand of Oaks” will perform at 7:00pm ( All Ages) more info at manicproductions.org
Down in New Haven, at Toads Place, tomorrow is the weekly dubstep dance party, and Thursday night will see Ingrid Michaelson on the main stage. Friday night is the Summer Slam Fest and Saturday night SHAKEDOWN plays the Grateful DEAD AND BEYOND on the Toad’s main stage. Rhythmic Circus and Carbonated Insight open that show. More at www.toadsplace.com
Here in Middletown on Friday night Vinnies Jump ‘n’ Jive presents a salsa dance party. More about dance classes and events for young and old online at http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com/
The Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown presents a weekly Thursday night “Jazz on the River ” series. For info call 860-347-9999
Also Thursday night, Infinity Hall in Norfolk presents Grammy winner Marc Cohn followed by the Brubeck Brothers quartet on Friday night. The Oak Ridge Boys take the stage Saturday night and Tommy Emmanuel returns to Infinity Hall on Sunday. more at www.inifinityhall.com
On Friday night, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, J Cherry and the Strawberries will perform a variety show entitled Voice of the City.
Saturday night is a double header with Alli and the Oxen Frees and folk group Mumblty-Peg performing a benefit concert, with proceeds going towards Pathways Togo, Inc. Show starts at 8pm.
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 www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957
This Saturday also brings the return of the CT Traditional Jazz Fest to SHERATON FOUR POINTS HOTEL in Meriden. This year’s festival features The Midiri Brothers, Galvanized Jazz Band, The Heartbeat Jazz Band, and more. more online at www.greatctjazz.org
Tis the season for farmers’ markets and here’s a few in our area:
The Durham Farmers Market is open every Thursday on the Town Green on Main St, from 3-6:30pm now thru Sept. The Middletown North End Farmers Market is open from10am-2pm every Friday and is located at the corner of Liberty and Main Streets. The longstanding Middletown farmers’ market is located on the south Green and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m now through October.
Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week:
Tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, closes their run of “Moonrise Kingdom” by American film director Wes Anderson. Tomorrow night Cinestudio presents a week long run of the dramedy, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org
Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of Polisse, the Cannes Fim Festival winner that follows the daily lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working in the Child Protection Unit of the Parisian police. Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of Paul Williams: Still Alive, a documentary that tracks down the actor/singer/songwriter. Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org
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.
Right after the Jive at Five, Piers Gelly of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass stirs the Melting Pot as he sits in for Kevin Lee.
At 6 pm, we bring you 30 minutes of alternative news reporting from the Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News.
At 6:30, J-Cherry presents Voice of the City for 90 minutes of live and local arts, featuring in-studio interviews and performances.
At 8, it’s Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill for two hours of acoustic roots and Americana music.
From 10 to midnight, it’s Wonderland, with DJ Cheshire Cat, who’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 til 1:30 am, it’s Back From Baltimore with Hannah, back home in Connecticut from her latest semester in Baltimore, bringing each week new and old psychedelic, indie, rock, folk, alternative, lo-fi music and at least a few tunes from Baltimore’s music scene.
Then, from 1:30-2:30am, it’s Random Access Music – with DJ Cheshire Cat
A suicide shuffle of songs and sounds.
After that, DJ Otto Nation is in the house with an eclectic mix of music after that until 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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