Middletown Happenings 07/29-08/4

Enjoy this much cooler weather by getting out in Middletown! Here is just a sampling of things going on in the Middletown community this week found through WesEvents, Arts2go.com, and the Buttonwood Tree!


7:00p Tuesday Music at Klekolo World Coffee
Check in every Tuesday beginning at 7 pm for live music. The line-up changes weekly. If you want your coffee with music, chess, friendly conversation on any Tuesday evening, visit Klekolo!
Cost: Free!


7:00p Summer Sounds on the South Green/Union Park-Trevor Davis Quintet
The Middletown Commision on the Arts presents their annual Summer Sounds concert series on the City’s South Green. Come on Tuesday to hear the Trevor Davis Quintet! More info
Cost: Free!


river-of-no-return-19547:30p Hollywood Icons: Marilyn Monroe in The River of No Return at Wesleyan’s Goldsmith Family Cinema
Set in the Pacific Northwest in 1875, this Western stars Marilyn Monroe as Kay, a saloon singer who has been caring for a young boy, Mark. Mark?s father, the rough Matt Calder (played by Robert Mitchum) comes to fetch him. A wild adventures ensues. Introduction by Mark Longnecker. More info
Cost: Free!


wadsworth6:30p Music at the Mansion
Come to see Quattetro Vivo at Wadsworth!
Cost: Free!


7:00p Open Mic with Bob Gotta at the Buttonwood Tree
Play an instrument? Come down and play at the Buttonwood Tree!
Cost: $5 donation

indra7:00p Indra Trio Performs Danish Jazz and New York Soul at Russell Library
Indra, an accomplished, adventurous jazz trio from Copenhagen, Denmark, will perform on Thursday, August 1 at 7pm in the Hubbard Room at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. The concert will feature the riveting vocals of New York City native Indra Rios-Moore. Saxophone and bass round out the trio’s masterful arrangements of American jazz standards, covers of pop, folk, and R & B songs, Cuban and Mexican songs, and newly composed pieces.


10a-2p North End Farmer’s Market
Stop by to get your fresh fruits and vegetables!
Cost: Whatever you want!


gallerywalk5:00 Middletown Gallery Walk
Take a leisurely stroll downtown on Friday evening to view the latest art exhibitions. Conveniently located within a 3 block area along the main thoroughfares of the City, you can speak with the gallery owners, the artists, visit bars and restaurants offering specials to gallery walkers, and check out kindred shops offering unusual items of interest.


4:00-6:00p Shaped Note Singers Meet
What: Shaped Note Singing, mostly from The Sacred Harp (but not entirely)
Where: the home of Neely Bruce, 440 Chamberlain Drive
When: Sunday August 4, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m
Remember to bring a dish to share as a potluck follows the singing.
All are welcome! Organized by Neely Bruce. Contact Neely (nbruce@wesleyan.edu) for further information or directions. 


GreatMakeBelieveSociety-300x2757:00p Great Make Believe Improv Show
Here at GMBS Headquarters, the improv keeps coming in, and we’re slaves to the production line. Made from 100% fresh suggestions and sharp wit harvested from years of experience, we are committed to delivering a product of the highest quality that you and your family will enjoy!

Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare.