Wednesday, February 10, 2016

2-10-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday February 10th.  This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming, here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers a diverse program of NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Each night and weekend WESU offers the best in free-form community programming. Thanks for joining us!

I'm Ben Michael. 

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

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree tonight, The Grays play their second set of electric gypsy tribal jazz as part of their spring residency at The Buttonwood Tree. Friday night at the buttonwood, it’s Cold Duck time, where you can catch a mix of bebop, funk and traditional jazz. Saturday morning, the Buttonwood Tree hosts a new Tai Chi class followed by the Aligned with Source guided meditation workshop series. Saturday night, the 2nd Line Jazz Quartet performs. On Sunday it’s the Great Make Believe Society Improv Show at 7pm. www.buttonwood.org

Down in New Haven, at Café nine tonight it's ATLAS BLOOM, The Not Mikes and Eddy Crash performing at 9:00. Tomorrow (Thursday) you can see DRINKDEEPLY'S SALOON SINGER SHOWCASE featuring Chrissy Keegan, Eugene Gallagher, Tim Payson, Krizta Moon and Shawn Taylor. On their Farewell For Now Tour!, HUNTER VALENTINE and Glamour Assassins perform Thursday. This Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour features CHRISTINA HARRIS; POINT BLANK, 222 and Entierro perform Friday evening. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends. Later, Saturday night, you can catch NEW HAVEN REMEMBERS DAVID BOWIE: THE LATER YEARS. Sunday evening at Café Nine it's VALENTINES DAY LOVE LOUNGE. www.cafenine.com 

Tonight, Manic Productions in New Haven presents KURT VILE AND THE VIOLATORS with Xylouris White at the College Street Music Hall. Later Wednesday evening, THE SOFT MOON and Landing take the stage at BAR. JOSH RITTER & THE ROYAL CITY BAND with Elephant Revival play Thursday night at College Street Music Hall. Friday evening, you can catch THE SLACKERS, The Hempsteadys and The Screw-Ups at The Ballroom at The Outer Space n Hamden. www.manicproductions.org.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tomorrow (Thursday) night you can catch LIL BIBBY & LIL HERB for a 9:00 show. On Friday evening, it's the YALE BLACK SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE feat. MICK JENKINS. 

Lucius Dylan Prolyte Productions presents a One Love Valentine's Jam at Pacific Standard Tavern on Crown Street in New Haven Friday featuring THE ALCHEMYSTICS and DJ Mes-Zen Jah. http://www.pacificstandardtavern.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-eyed Sally’s, tonight brings the long running weekly COMMUNITY BLUES JAM hosted by BRANDT TAYLOR. CHRIS SMITH BAND with OVER EASY play Friday evening at Black-eyed Sally's. On Saturday, you can catch the VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATION WITH LATANYA FARRELL for a 9 o'clock show. Rounding out the week, it's VALENTINES DAY & THE MUSIC OF JAMES TAYLOR. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Don Minott & Special Guests will bring a night of roots reggae to Sully's Pub in Hartford this Saturday, show time at 9. www.sullyspub.com

At Russell Library here in Middletown, The Veteran's Writing Group continues to meet every Thursday at 7pm. For the next three Saturday's, you can catch T'ai Chi lessons, 10:30-11:30. Also this Saturday, Russell Library presents presents Phil Klein - The Dog Listener and a workshop on understanding and training your dog, Saturday 2-4 in the Hubbard Room.

The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details. 

On display right now at the Wesleyan Potters Gallery shop in Middletown is their new themed jewelry show: Rock & Roll. www.weselyanpotters.com

On Friday, Wesleyan University Center for the Arts hosts choreographer Kota Yamazaki's company Fluid hug-hug for the New England premiere of OQ, a performance inspired by Japanese rengawww.wesleyan.edu/cfa

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

Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, you can catch Oscar Nominated Anime Shorts and Live Action Shorts 2016 showings tonight and tomorrow. Films In the Shadow of Women and Aferim! open Friday. Rounding out the weekend is the Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts 2016. www.realartways.org 

Tonight Trinity College’s Cinestudio Suffragette starring Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter shows tonight and tomororw (Thursday). The Danish Girl featuring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander about the first gender reassignment surgery opens Friday and continues through the weekend. On Sunday, it's a Valentine's Day Showing of Casablanca. www.cinestudio.org

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU: as we work our way through the our new Spring Schedule

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Ear Candy featuring Sick Nelden. Hear the old, hear the new, hear the songs that get in your head and won’t leave you alone.
  
From 6-6:30 it’s "All About" with Isabel and Emily. Each episode they feature a guest comes who talks about a topic they love. 

Fusion Radio with James Fusion follows from 6:30 to 8, with the best Techno mix on radio.

From 8 to 9:30 it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce, bringing you deep underground sounds mixed live for your listening pleasure.

And at 9:30, it's NE Tempo with DJ Berk.  Serious Turntablism featuring Dubstep, DnB, Ragga Jungle and Breakbeats mixed live since 1998.

From 11 to midnight, stay tuned for #blackmusicmatters with DJ Frau Miau. Dedicated to playing music by black people for black people. Ranging from slave songs to Kendrick Lamar, this show serves as yet another reminder why black lives matter

At midnight to 1, The Dungeon with DJ Reaper keeps the music loud with Black Metal, Doom Metal, Thrash Metal, US Black Metal, Blues Metal and other metal of the ages.

At 1 it’s an hour of Nocturnal Mom, Stories and the songs we remember our mothers by.

From 2 – 2:30 it’s Scripted Sounds. From the classics to indie movies, Scripted Sounds plays a variation of movie soundtracks to show how music and moving image can work together harmoniously.

From 2:30 to 4 it’s Background Sounds with DJ Sonia and DJ Aurora. A weekly context-focused exploration of regional American music featuring exclusive interviews and discussions aiming to illuminate the larger socio-political climate of the music played.

The BBC World News follows at 4, and we start your day bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5 a.m.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive. And tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

Now stay tuned for Ear Candy featuring Sick Nelden!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

2-9-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday February 9th.  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 a diverse program of NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Each night and weekend WESU offers the best in free-form community programming. Thanks for joining us!

I"m Ben Michael.

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

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tomorrow (Wednesday) The Grays play their second set of electric gypsy tribal jazz. Friday night, it’s Cold Duck time, where you can catch a mix of bebop, funk and traditional jazz. Saturday, the Buttonwood Tree hosts a Valentine Special for members and later in the day, you can catch the Aligned with Source guided m editation workshop. Saturday night, the 2nd Line Jazz Quartet performs. On Sunday its the Great Make Believe Society Improv Show at 7pm. www.buttonwood.org

Down in New Haven at Café Nine tonight it's ATLAS BLOOM, The Not Mikes and Eddy Crash performing at 9:00. On Thursday you can see DRINKDEEPLY'S SALOON SINGER SHOWCASE featuring Chrissy Keegan, Eugene Gallagher, Tim Payson, Krizta Moon and Shawn Taylor. On their Farewell For Now Tour!, HUNTER VALENTINE and Glamour Assassins perform Thursday. This Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour features CHRISTINA HARRIS; POINT BLANK, 222 and Entierro perform Friday evening. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends. Later,  Saturday night, you can catch NEW HAVEN REMEMBERS DAVID BOWIE: THE LATER YEARS. Sunday evening at Café Nine it's VALENTINES DAY LOVE LOUNGE. www.cafenine.com 

Tomorrow (Wednesday) night, Manic Productions in New Haven presents KURT VILE AND THE VIOLATORS with Xylouris White at the College Street Music Hall. Later Wednesday evening, THE SOFT MOON and Landing take the stage at BAR. JOSH RITTER & THE ROYAL CITY BAND with Elephant Revival play Thursday night at College Street Music Hall. Friday evening, you can catch THE SLACKERS, The Hempsteadys and The Screw-Ups at The Ballroom at The Outer Space n Hamden. www.manicproductions.org.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, on Thursday night you can catch LIL BIBBY & LIL HERB for a 9:00 show. On Friday evening, it's the YALE BLACK SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE feat. MICK JENKINS. www.toadsplace.com

Lucius Dylan Prolyte Productions presents a One Love Valentine's Jam at Pacific Standard Tavern on Crown Street in New Haven Friday featuring THE ALCHEMYSTICS and DJ Mes-Jab. http://www.pacificstandardtavern.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-eyed Sally's, tonight it's FAT TUESDAY IS HERE!! an all day party featuring southern and cajun cuisine, stilt walkers, Mardi Gras beads, face painting, and a performance by Rivercity Slim & the Zydeco Hogs at 7:30. MICHAEL PALIN'S OTHER ORCHESTRA also plays this evening. Tomorrow (Wednesday) brings the long running Black-eyed Sally’s weekly COMMUNITY BLUES JAM hosted by BRANDT TAYLOR. CHRIS SMITH BAND with OVER EASY play Friday evening at Black-eyed Sally's. On Saturday, you can catch the VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATION WITH LATANYA FARRELL for a 9 o'clock show. Rounding out the week, it's VALENTINES DAY & THE MUSIC OF JAMES TAYLOR. www.blackeyedsallys.com

All evening in Hartford, it's city-wide Mardi Gras celebration with brass bands making surprise appearances all over the town. You can catch the final show featuring the Hartford Hot Several Brass Band, the Boycott Brass Band and the Expandable Brass Band 7pm at Real Art Ways. www.realartways.org

Don Minott & Special Guests will bring a night of roots reggae to Sully's Pub in Hartford this Saturday, show time at 9. www.sullyspub.com

The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details. 

At Russell Library here in Middletown, The Veteran's Writing Group continues to meet every Thursday at 7pm. For the next three Staruday's you can catch T'ai Chi lessons, 10:30-11:30. Also this Saturday, Russell Library presents Phil Klein - The Dog Listener and a workshop on understanding and training your dog, Saturday 2-4 in the Hubbard Room. www.russelllibrary.org

On display right now at the Wesleyan Potters Gallery gallery shop in Middletown is their new themed jewelry show: Rock & Roll www.wesleyanpotters.com

Tonight, Wesleyan University Center for the Arts hosts a talk by contemporary Chilean playwright and director Guillermo Calderón. Friday, Choreographer Kota Yamazaki's company Fluid hug-hug performs the New England premiere of OQ, inspired by Japanese rengawww.wesleyan.edu/cfa

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

Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, you can catch Oscar Nominated Anime Shorts and Live Action Shorts 2016 run through Thursday. Films In the Shadow of Women and Aferim! open Friday. Rounding out the weekend is the Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts 2016. www.realartways.org 

Tonight Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing Paolo Sorrentino's new film Youth Starring Micael Caine and Harvey Keitel about two artists ending their career and contemplating success, loss and mortality. On Sunday, Suffragette featuring Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter begins it's run in the theater. www.cinestudio.org

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU: as we work our way through the our new Spring Schedule. 

Right after the Jive, stick around for Brass & Sass with DJ Thrasher featuring a wide range of mostly New Orleans based jazz, big band jazz, blues and R&B artists from the 1920’s to the present.

At 6pm stay tuned for a new show, Long Distance Club with Kaitlin and Kotaro who select a text or artwork  as a point of discussion, in relation to contemporary issues of philosophy and culture.

From 6:30-8:00, it's time for Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill offering an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, Celtic, old-time, singer-songwriter and other music with a roots influence. On tonight's program Roots musician Shawn Taylor will be live in the studio with Bill."

At 8pm it’s a hour of The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.

From 9-10:30 it's Radio Obscura. Joe McCarthy and Paco Winebox asked us to tell you that “You won't believe your eyes” when you listen to their show.

10:30-11:30pm The Laugh Infection with DJ Willie Zabar presents a comedy program showcasing standup from established comedians as well as original sketches and other on-air shtick.

From 11:30pm-12:30am Food Court Friends with Sierra Mist and Orange Julius offers an hour of punk and pop punk to bang your head and let out some teen angst to. 

At 12:30 you can catch an hour of The Chillin Factory with Noah G. and DJ so Fresh So Clean providing quality hip hop analysis and dissection.

At 1:30 Rhyme and Reason with DJ Tanner and Yung 2 Centz craft a playlist inspired by preselected poems.

From 2:30-3:30am RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald explores music from around the world.

At 3:30, Shortwave Report with Dan Roberts from Pacifica gives a weekly review of news stories from around the world.

BBC World news comes your way from 4 to 5am, followed by Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive. And tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.


Now stay tuned for Brass & Sass with DJ Thrasher!

Monday, February 8, 2016

1-8-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, February 8th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming, here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers a diverse program of NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Each night and weekend WESU offers the best in free-form community programming. Thanks for joining us! 

I'm Ben Michael. 

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

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, Monday nights at 7:00, you can participate in their weekly Anything Goes Open Mic. Sign up starts at 6:30pm. Also this evening is the weekly Moments of Gratitude meditation at 8:00pm. Wednesday at 7:00, The Grays play their second set of electric gypsy tribal jazz. Friday night, its Cold Duck time, where you can catch a mix of bebop, funk and traditional jazz. Saturday, the Buttonwood Tree hosts a Valentine Special for members and later in the day, you can catch the Aligned with Source guided m editation workshop. Saturday night, the 2nd Line Jazz Quartet performs. On Sunday its the Great Make Believe Society Improv Show at 7pm. www.buttonwood.org

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight it’s ANDREW LEAHEY & THE HOMESTEAD with Mark Daniel fro a 8:30 show. Tomorrow (Tuesday) ATLAS BLOOM, The Not Mikes and Eddy Crash perform at 9:00. On Thursday you can see DRINKDEEPLY'S SALOON SINGER SHOWCASE featuring Chrissy Keegan, Eugene Gallagher, Tim Payson, Krizta Moon and Shawn Taylor. On their Farewell For Now Tour!, HUNTER VALENTINE and Glamour Assassins perform Thursday. This Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour features CHRISTINA HARRIS; POINT BLANK, 222 and Entierro perform Friday evening. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends. Later,  Saturday night, you can catch NEW HAVEN REMEMBERS DAVID BOWIE: THE LATER YEARS. Sunday evening at Café Nine it's VALENTINES DAY LOVE LOUNGE. www.cafenine.com 

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight you can catch a Night of Smooth Jazz with ROHN LAWRENCE & FRIENDS. Thursday night, LIL BIBBY & LIL HERB perform at 9. On Friday evening, it's the YALE BLACK SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE feat. MICK JENKINS. www.toadsplace.com

Lucius Dylan Prolyte Productions presents a One Love Valentine's Jam at Pacific Standard Tavern on Crown Street in New Haven Friday featuring THE ALCHEMYSTICS and DJ Mes-Zen Jah. 
http://www.pacificstandardtavern.com/

Wednesday night, Manic Productions in New Haven presents KURT VILE AND THE VIOLATORS with Xylouris White at the College Street Music Hall. Later Wednesday evening, THE SOFT MOON and Landing take the stage at BAR. JOSH RITTER & THE ROYAL CITY BAND with Elephant Revival play Thursday night at College Street Music Hall. Friday evening, you can catch THE SLACKERS, The Hempsteadys and The Screw-Ups at The Ballroom at The Outer Space n Hamden. www.manicproductions.org.

Up in Hartford at Black-eyed Sally’s, tonight's JAZZ MONDAYS is with TOMMY LEHMAN GROUP. Tomorrow, it's FAT TUESDAY IS HERE!! an all day party featuring southern and cajun cuisine, stilt walkers, Mardi Gras beads, face painting, and a performance by Rivercity Slim & the Zydeco Hogs at 7:30. MICHAEL PALIN'S OTHER ORCHESTRA also plays Tuesday evening. Wednesday brings the long running Black-eyed Sally’s weekly COMMUNITY BLUES JAM hosted by BRANDT TAYLOR. CHRIS SMITH BAND with OVER EASY play Friday evening at Black-eyed Sally's. On Saturday, you can catch the VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATION WITH LATANYA FARRELL for a 9 o'clock show. Rounding out the week, it's VALENTINES DAY & THE MUSIC OF JAMES TAYLOR. www.blackeyedsallys.com

on Tuesday its a day-long, city-wide Mardi Gras celebration with brass bands making surprise appearances all over Hartford. You can catch the final show featuring the Hartford Hot Several Brass Band, the Boycott Brass band and the Expandable Brass Band 7pm at Real Art Ways. www.realartways.org 

Don Minott & Special Guests will bring a night of roots reggae to Sully's Pub in Hartford this Saturday, show time at 9. pm.www.sullyspub.com

At Russell Library here in Middletown, The Veteran's Writing Group continues to meet every Thursday at 7pm. For the next three Saturday's, you can catch T'ai Chi lessons, 10:30-11:30. Also this Saturday, Russell Library presents presents Phil Klein - The Dog Listener and a workshop on understanding and training your dog, Saturday 2-4 in the Hubbard Room. www.russelllibrary.org

The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every  Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details.

on display at the Wesleyan Potters Gallery gallery shop in Middletown is their new themed jewelery show Rock & Roll:  www.wesleyanpotters.com 



On Tuesday, Wesleyan University Center for the Arts hosts a talk by contemporary Chilean playwright and director Guillermo Calderón. Friday, Choreographer Kota Yamazaki's company Fluid hug-hug performs the New England premiere of OQ, inspired by Japanese renga. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

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

Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways,  you can catch Oscar Nominated Anime Shorts and Live Action Shorts 2016 run through Thursday. Films In the  Shadow of Women and Aferim! open Friday. Rounding out the weekend is the Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts 2016. www.realartways.org 

Tonight and Tomorrow (Tuesday) Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing Paolo Sorrentino's new film Youth Starring Micael Caine and Harvey Keitel about two artists ending their career and contemplating success, loss and mortality. On Sunday, Suffragette featuring Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter begins it's run in the theater. www.cinestudio.org

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU: as we work our way through the our new Spring Schedule.  

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.

From 6-6:30pm stick around for Brass Tacks with Emmet Teran and Alec Shea presenting news stories from around the world through interviews with experts and newsmakers on topics not covered elsewhere.

From 6:30-8, it’s 75% Folk with Michael Benson, offering contemporary folk along with a mix of blues, jazz, world music and movie soundtracks.  

At 8pm, Chip Austin hosts Unfocused Folk, Americana music from Nashville and around the world including folk, acoustic Country and roots-Rock from both emerging and veteran artists.

From 9:30-10:30pm, Scandinavian Sounds with DJ Northern Lights discovers music old and new from a variety of genres -Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland.

At 10:30, Romancipation with Dr. Love and DJ Smooth who offer advice on dating and love. You can submit questions to the experts at www.romancipation.org 

Sleep Paralysis is on from 11-midnight with Erin and Ethan, chatting about dreams, floating on sounds, and poking around in the subconscious.

From 12-1am, it's Your Turn with Rachel Day featuring a new guest each week.

1-2am features Third Waves with Georgia O'Queef and Madam Ovary, a show of eclectic music by queer and female artists, quirky commentary and a critical look at women in the world's news.

From 2-4am it's Bubblegum with DJ CHRIS playing authentic and beautiful pop music and exploring the highs and lows in the genre. There is treasure in trash.

BBC World news comes your way from  at 4 and then we begin tomorrow’s broadcast day with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive. And tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday's Jive 02-05-16

Good evening, it's Friday, February 5th and 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, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I'm Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.
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Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s scheduled in the community this weekend.

At Middletown's The Buttonwood Tree Uri Shaham & the Mark Kaplan Quartet perform tonight. Saturday Morning, the Aligned with Source guided meditation workshop is from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Saturday night, the Free at Last Players perform songs, poems, and skits in a show they're calling The Players of Oz’: The Story of Dorothy. On Sunday you can join in with the comedy antics of the Great Make Believe Improv Show. Visit 
www.buttonwood.org

At New Haven's Café Nine Sean Conlon performs in the Friday Wind Down Happy Hour at 5pm. Later this evening, Manic Productions partners with Cafe Nine to present The Peach Kings, Monogold, and Dr. Martino. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam session is with Mike Coppola and friends at 4:30pm. Later you can catch The Proud Flesh, Rob Carlson & Benefit Street and Xavier Serrano. Sunday afternoon at Café Nine, you can catch Off The Trax. Details at www.cafenine.com

Meanwhile tonight at New Haven's Toad’s Place, you can catch an electro-glow party on the main floor while Afton presents 10 bands on the lily pad stage.   Saturday at Toads has the Saturday night college dance party.  Sunday night Lotus takes the stage – El Ten Eleven opens the show. Learn the details at www.toadsplace.com

Here in Middletown tonight, The Bus returns to the Cypress Grill on South Main St for a night of good tunes and good times.

And at Hartford's Black-eyed Sally’s tonight it's Vintage Soul vs. Future Soul: The Mary Jane Jones and Broca’s Area team up to bring you an exciting night of jazz, funk, soul, and hip-hop. Saturday night brings Bad News Barnes from NYC for a blues/roots show. Visit www.blackeyedsallys.com

At The Side Door Jazz Club at The Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme St, they are featuring the Lionel Loueke Trio tonight and the Mark Whitfield Family Band Saturday night. Visit thesidedoorjazz.com for their full schedule.

Tonight, Manic Productions presents Vektor with Eight Bells and Warm at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. Saturday evening, you can catch Palehound, Violent Mae, Quiet Giant and Ruby Nightingale at the Space. Visit manicproductions.org.

For the next four Saturday's at Middletown's Russell Library, you can participate in T'ai Chi, this week's class is on Balance. Also this Saturday, it's Take Your Child to the Library Day with crafts, stories and a surprise gift from the Poet Laureate of Middletown. The library's schedule is found at www.russelllibrary.org

Tonight Wesleyan University Center for the Arts features the concert debut of Syrian vocalist/songwriter, Gaida at 8:00pm in Crowell Concert Hall. The CFA schedule is at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

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

At Hartford's Real Art Ways, 2016's Oscar Nominated Animated and Live Action Shorts are being projected on screen this weekend and beyond. Learn more at www.realartways.org

Meanwhile tonight and tomorrow, Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino's new film about eight miscreants holed up in a Wyoming cabin waiting out a blizzard and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Samuel L. Jackson. On Sunday, Suffragette featuring Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter begins it's run. Visit www.cinestudio.org

For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you're not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That's arts2GO.org
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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU and to be safe, it's best to check the WESU website for the up-to-date schedule.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05-6 pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live with Ethan and Rachel. A sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wes. Tune in for in-station sets from campus bands and recordings of up-and-coming artists' campus shows.

From 6 to 6:30pm it's Progress for the Planet w/Eric Hagen. Environmental news with a pro-green stance, including some environmentalist music from a variety of genres.
          
From 6:30-7pm it's the Middletown Youth Radio Project. A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - offering listeners a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues. Plus health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips.

Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee where 60% of the show is love songs of different genre and the others Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste.    
                                                        
Then from 10 to 11pm it's People, Places and Things with jackalope. Each week brings a new theme, each theme brings an exciting smorgasbord of songs relating to it.

That's followed until Midnight by Easy List-ening with DJ Rebag whose lists, particularly at their most strange and offbeat, can be some of the best ways to organize countless songs. He tackles something new each week.

At Midnight until 3am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

And then, from 3 until 5am you are taken to Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who has
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.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am, serving up a slice of Italy every Saturday morning. You don't have to speak Italian to taste it: just relax, listen, and enjoy!

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is the title track from Talking Drums' Some Day Catch Some Day Down, re-issued and re-mastered as a cd on the innova label in 2011. The original vinyl was released in 1987.

The written form for what you've heard on today’s jive is online at wesufm.org/jive

And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for listening!