Good evening, it's Thursday, January 18th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.
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On Thursday at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, they’ve got Shaking the Tree, a Gong and Sound Meditation. On Friday, at The Buttonwood you can enjoy blues, psychedelic guitar, and more with Shane Scarazzini & EightFingers. The Aligned with Source Workshop and Meditation happens on Saturday morning, and a there’s a Teen Open Mic at 3 pm Saturday at the Buttonwood. The Saturday evening show brings you Ringrose & Freeman offering Celtic music, fiddling, and more. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday mornings and you can enjoy the art exhibit, Mystic Collages, by featured artist Flo Bartosiak, throughout the month. www.buttonwood.org
In New Haven, tonight, Café Nine present, it’s The Quest, Jonsey, Shy, and more. Friday’s Happy Hour performance is a Mike Damico Birthday Bash with Kriss Santala and Lonesome Billy Calash. Friday night’s main event at The Nine features Goodnight Blue Moon with Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends Saturday night Café Nine features tongue in cheek rockers, Satanicide, appearing with The Zambonis and The Hymans. The Sunday Buzz Matinee is a St. Patrick’s Parade Fundraiser with John McMillan, and the evening show’s got Elison Jackson, Cape Coma, and Shakeout.. http://www.cafenine.com/
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Thursday, and on Friday Loups Garou (Lu-Ga-Ru) takes the stage. It’s blues, R&B, soul, and more on Saturday with Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/
The Hartford Mindfulness Center hosts Mindfulness Meditation After Work every Wednesday at 6:15 pm at their Farmington Avenue location. www.facebook.com/pg/hartfordmindfulnesscenter
Cherry St. Station in Wallingford presents Maniacal Violator, Epilepsia, Epicdemia, and Heir of Fire on Thursday. On Saturday, it’s Winter Metal with Kaos Reign, Casting Shadows, and more. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/
Infinity Hall Norfolk presents The Balkun Brothers & Lespecial this Thursday night. Friday, The Guy Davis Trio takes the stage at Infinity Norfolk. Saturday, They’ve got Kick an INXS tribute band. Infinity Hartford brings you Changes in Latitude, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show, on Friday and on Saturday, it’s Riders on the Storm, a Doors Tribute Band. On Sunday you can catch The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue. www.infinityhall.com
tonight At Real Art Ways in Hartford, their monthly creative cocktail event features guitarist, Alexander, this week. www.realartways.org
At Toad’s Place in New Haven, it’s Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Space Bacon, Airlooms and more on Friday. On Saturday, they headline Jacob Sartorius with the Left Me Hangin’ Rout, along with Zach Clayton, Hayden Summerall, and Luna Blaise. On Sunday, it’s Boombox with The Western Voodoo Tour. www.toadsplace.com
The Wesleyan Center for the Arts invites you to explore the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble, with classes starting Saturday at noon at World Music Hall. Children ages 7 to 14 can learn the music of Indonesia. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
The Mac 650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op in Middletown hosts Fred Carroll who presents The Collections, a display of his artistic comics and shares commentary on life, politic, and more, Saturday at 7 pm. https://www.facebook.com/mac650gallery/
Manic Presents brings Deerhoof, Palm, and Olivia Neutron-John to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden on Saturday. On Sunday, it’s the Milky Change: Blossom Tour, along with Lewis Capaldi, at The College Street Music Hall in New Haven. www.manicpresents.com
The Connecticut Historical Society invites you to their ongoing exhibit, That’s Weird, of strange objects connected to our state’s material culture, happening every Saturday. Details at www.chs.org
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Through Thursday Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues “The Florida Project,” about a family in a budget motel near Disney World. “In the Fade (Aus Dem Nichts),” a German film about a mother who loses her child in a Neo-Nazi bomb attack also ends its runs tomorrow (Thurs). Battle of the Sexes ends its run as Real Art Ways afternoon film, tomorrow (Thurs). Weekend offerings include “Rebels on Pointe,” a documentary about the drag group Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Also kicking off a run at Real Art Ways this weekend is: In Between, which tells the story of three very different Palestinian women living together in Tel Aviv, as they try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture. Check the website for details and screening times at www.realartways.org
Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford they open “Heat and Dust,” a restored James Ivory film about a woman’s trip to India to learn about her scandalous aunt. The Bolshoi Ballet matinee series on Sunday presents “Romeo and Juliet.” Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/
Now, here’s a rundown of our thur night lineup on air here at WESU:
Right after the Jive, Stick around for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, the award winning Music Show-that features Connecticut connected artists with information about live shows in the area.
From 6:30-8pm stay tuned for Imagine with Karen Stein offering Peace through music! Featuring the best music from around the world and around the block!
at 8:00pm its time for Evening Jazz with Bill Denert featuring A broad range of swing, bebop and avante garde with a sprinkling of new releases. "Hearing is the best experience"
at 9:30 it’s Crispix with Chris, from indie rock to folk to electronic and more, Chris picks whatever he's feeling this week to share with you.
At 11pm, Franco keeping the music going until 3am with his mix of dance music from the 70s & 80s
From 3-4am we’ll rebroadcast todays’ noontime episode of Democracy now!
At 4am We bring you the BBC World Report and we kick of weekdays with Morning Edition from NPR From 5‑9am.
That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. Thanks for joining us and Stay tuned for a stiff does of Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, up next.