Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday 9-25-18 Jive at Five!


Good evening, it’s Tuesday, September 25th. 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.

I’m Mariann O'Hare, producer of Conversations on Healthcare, heard Wednesdays at 4:30 PM right before the Jive at Five.

Now here's some of what's happening in our area this week:

Here in Middletown, The Buttonwood Tree offers Gentle Yoga with Theresa tonight, and on Thursday the Middlesex Drum Circle meets. Violinist and singer/songwriter Deni Bonet takes the stage on Friday evening, and on Saturday you can enjoy eclectic offerings from The Mattabesset String Collective, a 5-piece acoustic ensemble. Enjoy the art exhibit of paintings by Janine Janaki through the month.  
www.buttonwood.org

In New Haven tonight, Café Nine hosts headliner Eric Lindell, and tomorrow you can catch Jeremy & The Harlequins, Soraia, and Dust Hat. Les Bof! And The Zanbonis are on Thursday night’s bill. Friday’s Happy Hour features DW Ditty, followed by a performance by Hal Ketchum. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Billy Cofrances, and the late show’s got Supersuckers and The Redactions. The Sunday Buzz Matinee has got The Suitcase Junket and Belle of the Fall, and they round out the weekend in the evening with a Culture Showcase featuring GQ The Prince, Mellow Sav, and more.  http://www.cafenine.com/  

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Michael Palin’s Orchestra plays jazz, R&B, and soul classics this evening. The Community Blues Jam happens every Wednesday, and on Thursday it’s Liviu’s Jazz Invitational with special guests. It’s straight-up rock ‘n’ roll on Friday with Rock Solid Alibi, and on Saturday you can catch blues guitarist Chris Ruest.   http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/ 

 Manic Presents brings you Aziz Ansari tonight at the College Street Music Hall, with an early show where he’ll work out new material. It’s Sister Hazel and Elizabeth & the Catapult on Thursday at the Wall Street Theater in Norwalk. They’re at the Space Ballroom in Hamden all weekend, starting on Friday with The Shacks and Mandala. On Saturday it’s Bully and Pet Fox, and on Sunday you can catch George Porter Jr. & the Runnin’ Pardners, and Ron Artis II & The Truth. www.manicpresents.com

The Russell Library in Middletown celebrates National Voter Registration today and invites you to come in and register. They host a Career Workshop in the evening, LinkedIn Tips with Dr. Marcia LaReau. There’s also a Google Docs Workshop, Orgami, and a book discussion with the Classic Mystery group to explore “Death Comes to Pemberly” by P.D. James.  Scrabble is on board Wednesday evening, and the Connecticut Poetry Society meets at 7 pm. Christine Pittsley of the WWI Centennial Commemoration Project will share the story of her trip to France to commemorate the war efforts of the 102nd Infantry Division, including Sgt. Stubby. The Mriachi Band “Los Trovadores de America” perform Thursday night as part of their Immigrant Artist series. Crafts for Adults Friday morning explores Creating New Things from Old. Next Monday’s noontime Book Talk with a Walk subject is “The Wonder of Birds,” by Jim Robbins. Check the website for more activities and offerings for patrons of all ages. www.russelllibrary.org

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts in Middletown invites you to a free performance by Reidemeister Move this evening at 8 pm at World Music Hall. There’s an Opening Reception Wednesday at 4:30 at the Zilkha Gallery for multimedia artist Kahlil Robert Irving’s new exhibition, and they offer guided tours on Saturday. On Sunday, Kitchen Ceilí and friends performs traditional music from Ireland, England, and South Asia at the Russell House at 3 pm. Check the website for full details. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/

Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut sponsors a free career expo, Get Hired Hartford, tomorrow at the Convention Center from 11 am to 3 pm. Get a free LinkedIn photo and talk to employers and coaches. Details at www.hartford.com/events/

Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown hosts their bimonthly WES Teen Readers event Wednesday at 6 pm. On Thursday at 6:30 Joyce Maynard presents her new memoir “The Best of Us.” Philosophy Night happens on Saturday at 6 pm with a discussion of relative morality. Check the website for kids’ events. www.wesleyanrjjulia.com

Artists for World Peace invites you to take part in the Peace Walls exhibition at the Salomon Arts Gallery in Tribeca, NYC, this week. The opening reception is Wednesday at 6 pm, and you can enjoy live painting and music throughout the exhibit. Proceeds benefit the Native Eyes program which brings free eye care to Native Americans. Details at www.artistsforworldpeace.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven you can catch Life of Agony, Silvertomb, and Videodome on Wednesday. Whethan will be on stage Thursday with the Life of a Wallflower Tour, along with Manila Killa and Andrew Luce. Lilly’s Pad hosts a Comedy Party on Friday hosted by Taylor Grate, or you can catch Shakedown, The Dead and Beyond, Unfinished Business, and more on the main stage. www.toadsplace.com

Jazz Wednesdays is happening this week at the Spectra Wired Café in Hartford with a performance by Guitarist/vocalist Myke Ross. www.hartford.com/events/

The Arch Street Tavern in Hartford invites you to Boo-Yah’s Free Funk Wednesday with members of West End Blend, Big Mean Sound Machine, and more. The Pratt Street Patio Lunchtime Music Series continues in Hartford at noon on Thursday with a performance by The Magnetic. The One World Market Concert Series brings music to you at the Burr Mall on Prospect Street from 5-7:30 pm on Thursday. The brass band You’re Not Listening performs at the Hanging Hills Brewing Company in Hartford Thursday at 6 pm. The Nick Di Maria Quartet performs there on Friday at 7 pm. www.hartford.com/events/

The Middlesex Community College in Middletown holds a nonprofit Candidates Forum Thursday at 8 am on campus. Attendees can learn candidates’ positions, and advocate for nonprofit services. www.Bit.ly/nonprofitcandidateforum 

The City of Middletown sponsors a Career Fair at 11 am Thursday, specifically for hiring at the city’s new FedEx ground facility. Preregistration is required. Call 860-346-8695. 

Hartford Underground sponsors a swing dance throwdown Thursday at 8 pm at the Polish National Home of Hartford. Details at www.polishhomect.org

Infinity Hall in Hartford presents Starman – A Tribute to David Bowie, on Friday. You can enjoy Pop Country for All Ages on Sunday with Tegan Marie. www.infinityhall.com

The Mac 650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op in Middletown brings you Ovlov, Lady Pills, Dead Tooth, and Spit-take Friday at 7 pm. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

It’s Michele’s Salsa Night Friday at 7 pm at the Hartford Ballroom, and all levels are welcome. www.hartfordballroom.com

Cherry Street Station hosts a Ladies of Metal night Friday at 8 pm featuring Age of Embers, The Haunting Titans, and more. It’s Warcockapalooza4 on Saturday with Nasty Disaster, Apostasy, Contiuum, and much more. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

The Friends of the Wesleyan Library invite you to their Annual Book Sale Saturday from 10 am-4 pm at the Olin Library on campus. Inventory includes both popular and academic books.

The Middlesex Community College Foundation invites you to their Red Moon Gala Saturday at 7 pm at the Training Hill campus. Enjoy food, wine and beer tasting, auctions and more, all to benefit the foundation. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

Two authors appear at the Mark Twain House in Hartford this weekend to celebrate writers Weekend. Gary Shteyngart, author of bestseller “Absurdistan,” will speak Saturday at 7 pm, and Jodi Picoult will read from her upcoming book, “A Spark of Light,” Sunday at 7 pm. www.marktwainhouse,org

Fair season continues with the 99th annual Durham Fair Thursday through Sunday. Enjoy the usual fair offerings as well as tons of live music. The Green Stage hosts Plywood Cowboy, The Aquatudes, Rockslide, Bend in the River, and more. A sampling of acts on Center Stage includes Sister Funk, Jackson Hill, Still I Rise, Kings of Karma, and Four Barrel Billy. On the Main Stage they bring you folk-rock legend Melissa Etheridge on Friday, country breakthrough artist Scotty McCreery on Saturday, and the USO Show Troupe on Sunday to celebrate Military Appreciation Day. Full details at www.durhamfair.com

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Tonight in Middletown, the Wesleyan Film Studies Department continues its Hispanic film series with a showing of “Zama” at 8pm in the Goldsmith Family Cinema. Directed by Lucrecia Martel, the New York Times has called Zama “a cinematic marvel that brilliantly tackles colonialism in the new world.”

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Foreign Body,” a film about the Tunisian revolution, and “Zoo,” about saving a young elephant from a Belfast Zoo slaughter, through Thursday. Also continuing are “Bel Canto,” about a guerrilla takeover of a private party of artists, and “Bisbee ’17,” a documentary about immigrant miners deported from Australia. Opening Friday are “Madeline’s Madeline,” about blurred lines in a physical theater troupe, and “Museo,” about a museum heist in Mexico City. On Sunday they screen “Strangers on the Earth,” about a cellist making the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, and sponsor a post-film reception in conjunction with Concora’s Friends of Bach Committee. Check the website for details and screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues the run of “RBG, a biopic of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, through Wednesday. On Thursday they open a run of “Sorry to Bother You,” a dystopian sci-fi comedy. It runs through Saturday. The National Theatre Live production of “King Lear” screens on Thursday and Sunday, and they’ll open a run of “Blindspotting” Sunday evening. Check the website for all offerings and times.  
http://www.cinestudio.org/

Here's the rundown of tonight’s lineup here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown:


Right after the jive at five stick around for  Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat

From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog,
Wonderland has a place for it.

from 6-8pm Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill offers An eclectic selection of new and older folk, Americana, bluegrass, blues and other music with  a roots influence plus a concert listing at 7pm and frequent concert and festival ticket giveaways.

at 8pm The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry is a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.

from 9-10pm The Test Patterns Show brings you The sound of things falling
down the stairs.

at 10pm  (2, 4) Silk Sheets with Charlotte and Roach Girl offers Sweetest slumber party of the year, no cotton or dirty looks allowed.

from 11-midnight, stay tuned for Mixed Media with DJ Pig in the City and DJ Megnanimous W

at midnight (2, 4) The Holland Tunnel with DJ Goosegg presents Hidden gems and sleeper hits from New York and New Jersey artists, new and old.

from 1-2am (2, 4) Musical Theme Score with Miri offers Musical themes in your favorite classic and underrated films, along with a discussion of how they affect the film’s narrative.

from 2-4am stay tuned for Upfront Soul with Sanguine fromage from Pacifica.

That’s all for today’s jive at five stick around to go into the rabbit hole with DJ Cheshire Cat up next on Wonderland!



Monday, September 24, 2018

Mon 9/24/18 Jive


 Good evening, it's Monday, September 24th. 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.

Good evening, it's Monday, September 24th. 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.

I’m Maria Johnson, producer and host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, which airs every first third and fifth Tuesday, from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. A week from tomorrow, a visit with a Hartford lawyer who writes a column about the intersection of his Catholic faith and his legal practice. Can't listen live? Find the audio archived later that night at reasonablycatholic.com.

Now here's some of what's happening in our area this week:

Here in Middletown, The Buttonwood Tree offers their Anything Goes Open Mic hosted by Gill Katz. Enjoy Gentle Yoga with Theresa on Tuesday, and on Thursday the Middlesex Drum Circle meets. Violinist and singer/songwriter Deni Bonet takes the stage on Friday evening, and on Saturday you can enjoy eclectic offerings from The Mattabesset String Collective, a 5-piece acoustic ensemble. Enjoy the art exhibit of paintings by Janine Janaki through the month.  
www.buttonwood.org

In New Haven, Café Nine’s Manic Mondays brings you Helen Money, Sea of Bones, and T Wreck. Eric Lindell is the headliner on Tuesday, and on Wednesday you can catch Jeremy & The Harlequins, Soraia, and Dust Hat. Les Bof! And The Zanbonis are on Thursday night’s bill. Friday’s Happy Hour features DW Ditty, followed by a performance by Hal Ketchum. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Billy Cofrances, and the late show’s got Supersuckers and The Redactions. The Sunday Buzz Matinee has got The Suitcase Junket and Belle of the Fall, and they round out the weekend in the evening with a Culture Showcase featuring GQ The Prince, Mellow Sav, and more.  http://www.cafenine.com/  

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Jazz Mondays tonight features an Orice Jenkins Birthday Bash. Michael Palin’s Orchestra plays jazz, R&B, and soul classics on Tuesday. The Community Blues Jam happens every Wednesday, and on Thursday it’s Liviu’s Jazz Invitational with special guests. It’s straight-up rock ‘n’ roll on Friday with Rock Solid Alibi, and on Saturday you can catch blues guitarist Chris Ruest.   http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/ 

 Manic Presents brings you Aziz Ansari on Tuesday at the College Street Music Hall, with an early show where he’ll work out new material. It’s Sister Hazel and Elizabeth & the Catapult on Thursday at the Wall Street Theater in Norwalk. They’re at the Space Ballroom in Hamden all weekend, starting on Friday with The Shacks and Mandala. On Saturday it’s Bully and Pet Fox, and on Sunday you can catc George Porter Jr. & the Runnin’ Pardners, and Ron Artis II & The Truth. www.manicpresents.com

The Russell Library in Middletown celebrates National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday and invites you to come in and register. They host a Career Workshop in the evening, LinkedIn Tips with Dr. Marcia LaReau. There’s also a Google Docs Workshop, Orgami, and a book discussion with the Classic Mystery group to explore “Death Comes to Pemberly” by P.D. James.  Scrabble is on board Wednesday evening, and the Connecticut Poetry Society meets at 7 pm. Christine Pittsley of the WWI Centennial Commemoration Project will share the story of her trip to France to commemorate the war efforts of the 102nd Infantry Division, including Sgt. Stubby. The Mriachi Band “Los Trovadores de America” perform Thursday night as part of their Immigrant Artist series. Crafts for Adults Friday morning explores Creating New Things from Old. Next Monday’s noontime Book Talk with a Walk subject is “The Wonder of Birds,” by Jim Robbins. Check the website for more activities and offerings for patrons of all ages. www.russelllibrary.org

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts in Middletown invites you to a free performance by Reidemeister Move Tuesday at 8 pm at World Music Hall. There’s an Opening Reception Wednesday at 4:30 at the Zilkha Gallery for multimedia artist Kahlil Robert Irving’s new exhibition, and they offer guided tours on Saturday. On Sunday, Kitchen Ceilí and friends performs traditional music from Ireland, England, and South Asia at the Russell House at 3 pm. Check the website for full details. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/

Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut sponsors a free career expo, Get Hired Hartford, Wednesday at the Convention Center from 11 am to 3 pm. Get a free LinkedIn photo and talk to employers and coaches. Details at www.hartford.com/events/

Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown hosts their bimonthly WES Teen Readers event Wednesday at 6 pm. On Thursday at 6:30 Joyce Maynard presents her new memoir “The Best of Us.” Philosophy Night happens on Saturday at 6 pm with a discussion of relative morality. Check the website for kids’ events. www.wesleyanrjjulia.com

Artists for World Peace invites you to take part in the Peace Walls exhibition at the Salomon Arts Gallery in Tribeca, NYC, this week. The opening reception is Wednesday at 6 pm, and you can enjoy live painting and music throughout the exhibit. Proceeds benefit the Native Eyes program which brings free eye care to Native Americans. Details at www.artistsforworldpeace.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven you can catch Life of Agony, Silvertomb, and Videodome on Wednesday. Whethan will be on stage Thursday with the Life of a Wallflower Tour, along with Manila Killa and Andrew Luce. Lilly’s Pad hosts a Comedy Party on Friday hosted by Taylor Grate, or you can catch Shakedown, The Dead and Beyond, Unfinished Business, and more on the main stage. www.toadsplace.com

Jazz Wednesdays is happening this week at the Spectra Wired Café in Hartford with a performance by Guitarist/vocalist Myke Ross. www.hartford.com/events/

The Arch Street Tavern in Hartford invites you to Boo-Yah’s Free Funk Wednesday with members of West End Blend, Big Mean Sound Machine, and more. The Pratt Street Patio Lunchtime Music Series continues in Hartford at noon on Thursday with a performance by The Magnetic. The One World Market Concert Series brings music to you at the Burr Mall on Prospect Street from 5-7:30 pm on Thursday. The brass band You’re Not Listening performs at the Hanging Hills Brewing Company in Hartford Thursday at 6 pm. The Nick Di Maria Quartet performs there on Friday at 7 pm. www.hartford.com/events/

The Middlesex Community College in Middletown holds a nonprofit Candidates Forum Thursday at 8 am on campus. Attendees can learn candidates’ positions, and advocate for nonprofit services. www.Bit.ly/nonprofitcandidateforum 

The City of Middletown sponsors a Career Fair at 11 am Thursday, specifically for hiring at the city’s new FedEx ground facility. Preregistration is required. Call 860-346-8695. 

Hartford Underground sponsors a swing dance throwdown Thursday at 8 pm at the Polish National Home of Hartford. Details at www.polishhomect.org

Infinity Hall in Hartford presents Starman – A Tribute to David Bowie, on Friday. You can enjoy Pop Country for All Ages on Sunday with Tegan Marie. www.infinityhall.com

The Mac 650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op in Middletown brings you Ovlov, Lady Pills, Dead Tooth, and Spit-take Friday at 7 pm. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

It’s Michele’s Salsa Night Friday at 7 pm at the Hartford Ballroom, and all levels are welcome. www.hartfordballroom.com

Cherry Street Station hosts a Ladies of Metal night Friday at 8 pm featuring Age of Embers, The Haunting Titans, and more. It’s Warcockapalooza4 on Saturday with Nasty Disaster, Apostasy, Contiuum, and much more. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

The Friends of the Wesleyan Library invite you to their Annual Book Sale Saturday from 10 am-4 pm at the Olin Library on campus. Inventory includes both popular and academic books.

The Middlesex Community College Foundation invites you to their Red Moon Gala Saturday at 7 pm at the Training Hill campus. Enjoy food, wine and beer tasting, auctions and more, all to benefit the foundation. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

Two authors appear at the Mark Twain House in Hartford this weekend to celebrate writers Weekend. Gary Shteyngart, author of bestseller “Absurdistan,” will speak Saturday at 7 pm, and Jodi Picoult will read from her upcoming book, “A Spark of Light,” Sunday at 7 pm. www.marktwainhouse,org

Fair season continues with the 99th annual Durham Fair Thursday through Sunday. Enjoy the usual fair offerings as well as tons of live music. The Green Stage hosts Plywood Cowboy, The Aquatudes, Rockslide, Bend in the River, and more. A sampling of acts on Center Stage includes Sister Funk, Jackson Hill, Still I Rise, Kings of Karma, and Four Barrel Billy. On the Main Stage they bring you folk-rock legend Melissa Etheridge on Friday, country breakthrough artist Scotty McCreery on Saturday, and the USO Show Troupe on Sunday to celebrate Military Appreciation Day. Full details at www.durhamfair.com

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Foreign Body,” a film about the Tunisian revolution, and “Zoo,” about saving a young elephant from a Belfast Zoo slaughter, through Thursday. Also continuing are “Bel Canto,” about a guerrilla takeover of a private party of artists, and “Bisbee ’17,” a documentary about immigrant miners deported from Australia. Opening Friday are “Madeline’s Madeline,” about blurred lines in a physical theater troupe, and “Museo,” about a museum heist in Mexico City. On Sunday they screen “Strangers on the Earth,” about a cellist making the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, and sponsor a post-film reception in conjunction with Concora’s Friends of Bach Committee. Check the website for details and screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues the run of “RBG, a biopic of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, through Wednesday. On Thursday they open a run of “Sorry to Bother You,” a dystopian sci-fi comedy. It runs through Saturday. The National Theatre Live production of “King Lear” screens on Thursday and Sunday, and they’ll open a run of “Blindspotting” Sunday evening. Check the website for all offerings and times.  
http://www.cinestudio.org/

Here's the rundown of tonight’s lineup here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown:


Right after the Jive stick around for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry for a well-rounded jazz show.

At 6:30 (2, 4) stay tuned for Radical Radiowaves with DJ Oracle which aims to chronicles the actions of the left locally and across the country.

Next at 6:30 it’s 75% Folk with Michael Benson offering a mix of contemporary folk, blues, jazz and acoustic music.


Then from 8-9:30 (2,4) stay tuned for Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin presenting Americana music from Nashville and around the world from both emerging and veteran artists.

At 9:30pm pm Cruiser’s Radio Program with Jack Sullivan offers 90- minutes of music from the 1950s & 1960's as well as LIVE requests, TV Trivia, and lot of fun.


from 11-12:30am its Hits of the 60s and 70s with Jimmy Z, playing billboard hot 100 hits of the 60's and 70's.


Next up at 12:30 (2, 4) Influenza with DJ Kauf Syrup and DJ Celiac, Digs into the origins, relationships, and influences of contemporary artists.

from 1:30-2:30am (2, 4) check out Cloggin the Noggin with DJ Ween and DJ Oatneel
who aims to clog your nog with facts and know-­how about the thing of the day.

from 2:30-3:30am  Roots World offers a spotlight of music from around the world.

at 3:30 Spoiler Alert Radio presents Conversations on the craft of filmmaking.

That's all for today's Jive at Five. Join us weekdays at 4:55 for a daily rundown of area happenings a rundown of evening programming on WESU Middletown!

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry up next!



Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thursday 9-20-18 Jive


Good evening, it’s Thursday, September 20th. 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.
 
I’m Charlotte Strange, A DJ at WESU and currently co-host of an on-air slumber party, Silk Sheets. Thanx for joining us!

Now here's some of what's happening in our area this week:

Here in Middletown tonight, Buttonwood Tree offers Shaking the Tree – Gong and Sound Meditation. The Rosemary Minkler Trio performs original compositions and Jazz standards on The Buttonwood Tree stage tomorrow night. Saturday evening, singer/songwriters Cathy Kreger and Caroline Doctorow return to the Buttonwood Tree. Enjoy the art exhibit of paintings by Janine Janaki through the month.  www.buttonwood.org

In New Haven, Café Nine brings you GREG FARLEY (Formerly of The Felice Brothers) tonight with openers Pat Collins and Wolf Harbor. Friday, Café Nine’s Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour features LYNN MALAVOLTE with PETER MENTA followed by the Friday night triple bill featuring LYS GUILLORN & HER BAND, TINY OCEAN, and AUDIO JANE. Saturday Café Nine’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with The George Baker Band at 4 pm.  Saturday night Café Nine presents THE DOGMATICS, The Dents, and Heap. "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio features WILD PONIES and RAY MASON. Then on Sunday eve, Café nine offers SHAKE 'N' VIBRATE FEATURING a LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM SADGIRL. www.cafenine.com

Tonight at the Space Ballroom, Manic presents Red Fang alongside Big Business and Dead Now. Friday Manic brings a night of comedy to College St with Anthony Jeselnik: Funny Games and Jacqueline Novak. Sunday Manic brings the Speak Up Storytelling’s “Now or Never” event to the Space Ballroom.   www.manicpresents.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s tonight, it’s Liviu’s Jazz Invitational with special guests. On Friday, you can catch a special show by Kim Wilson at Black-eyed Sally’s and on Saturday DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES make for a night of Rocking Blues.    http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/ 

At Toad’s Place in New Haven GURU PRESENTS: WI-FI’S FUNERAL, with Zion, Billy Boat, TenzoTen, and more tonight.  DRAKE BELL takes the Toad’s stage on Friday with opening acts Kira Kosarin, Ian Biggs, and Brett Cameron.  www.toadsplace.com

At the Russell Library in Middletown, tonight brings the next installation of Books & Brews to Stubborn Beauty Brewery on Johnson St in Middletown at 6pm. Saturday at 1:30 brings Phoenix Performing Arts: Dancing for the Moon Festival to the Hubbard Room and there’s a Teen Volunteer orientation Thursday at 6pm.    www.russelllibrary.org

Back here in Middletown, Wesleyan’s Departments of Music and African American Studies and are bringing the Grammy-nominated Haitian band Boukman Eksperyans to Middletown tonight for an acoustic show and workshop at 7 pm in Downey House Lounge, 294 High Street. The concerts is part of a yearlong celebration of 50 years of African American Studies at Wesleyan. Boukman Eksperyans draws from Vodou rhythms, rock, and reggae, and they are Haiti's best known 'roots' band, known for political protest and cultural activism... https://www.wesleyan.edu

Friday night at 7:30, The Wesleyan Center for The Arts, Crackling with high-energy physicality, Raphael Xavier's Point of Interest features a series of solos, duets, and quintets set to his soundscape of beats, spoken word poetry, and musical rhythms. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/

Infinity Hall in Hartford brings The BoDeans to the stage this Friday night. LeAnn Rimes takes the Infinity Hall Hartford stage on Sunday. Badfinger is at Infinity Hall Norfolk on Friday night and legendary Blues and Soul Singer Betty Lavette performs at Infinity Norfolk Saturday night.  www.infinityhall.com

This evening, Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown presents authors Murray Moss & Franklin Getchell, on "Please Do Not Touch" A witty and revealing memoir of the mid-1990s, when high design became art and there was no more exclusive club for high design than MOSS.  The bookstore also offers all ages family story time every Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. www.wesleyanrjjulia.com

This Saturday Cherry Street Station in Wallingford presents Stompfest featuring more than six bands including New Amsterdam Nobles, Dead Girls Don’t Lie, Downward Spiral, Torque, Falling Further, Eyes of Theia, Devils inside, Hyperdrive, and more. at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

CT Agricultural Fair season continues this weekend with the Guilford Fair at the Guilford  fairgrounds open Friday through Sunday offering a tractor parade, draft animal contests, agricultural displays, food, a carnival midway and more.    www.ctagfairs.org

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues several film screenings through this evening.  “We the Animals,” a coming-of-age story about working-class Americans. Mountain offers a portrait of some of the world's most formidable summits. The political Thriller, Dark Money also plays through tonight as does 93 Queen, which follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City.   www.realartways.org

Tonight, Cinestudio begins a run of The Incredibles 2.Sunday, Cinestudio begins a run of RBG, about the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg.   http://www.cinestudio.org/
Here's the rundown of tonight’s lineup here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown as we roll out our New Fall Program Season:

Right after the Jive, stay tuned for the Latin Music Hour with Isabel. Latin music from the 80's, 90's and early 2000's.

From 6 - 6:30 it's Exits with DJ Sensability. An interview program in which we delve into stories of self-removal. How do individuals respond to situations, big and small, that test their will.

From 6:30 - 8 it's Fusion Radio with James Fusion. The original... and still the best damn Techno mix on the radio!

From 8 - 9:30 it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce. The best of underground house music mixed live for your listening pleasure. 

And from 9:30 to 11, it's The Vault with Anton Banks, presenting listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house and leftfield mixed live. Featuring exclusive music from international artists.

From 11 - midnight it's Dumpster Dive with Smelly. Punk, art pop and diy coming from a garbage compacter near you.

 from midnight to 1 it's Girls to the Front with Aurora, Showcasing up and coming women artists, writers and producers of music history who broke into the industry and paved the way for future generations. 

And from 1 - 2am it's Motivation Nation with Dazzle and MT SPEN. Get amped. Join us for chill tunes, good vibes and positive affirmations and quotes.

From 2 - 3am it's Maximum Rock and Roll followed by Noize in the Attice from 3 - 4.

The BBC World News comes on at 4 followed by Morning Edition from NPR at 5.

That's all for today's Jive at Five. Join us every weekday at 4:55pm for a daily update of happenings in central CT!.

Thanx for listening. Now stay tuned for the Latin Music Hour!