Sunday, March 11, 2012

March 12, 2012 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, February 13th, 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. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Zach.

Every Monday it's "ANYTHING GOES!” OPEN MIC WITH J-CHERRY AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, with 7:30pm sign-up, 8:00pm start.
Wednesday at 8, the Buttonwood hosts an evening of Belly Dance with traditional dance and music from company The Evening Oasis. Friday at 8, Anitra Brooks and Eric Khun performs "Two of us", doing some songs by him, some by her, some by them both, and some by others.

Saturday, at 8 its an Irish FUNraiser at the buttonwood, with Irish storytelling, Celtic tunes and baked treats from O’Rourke’s Diner

Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help them prepare the vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. At 4 on sunday, Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works, and later on sunday, at 7, It's a release party for Gale B Garduner's new album ”‘Welcome Home’, a ‘journey thru genres’. Gale will be joined by special guests playing hammer dulcimer, mandolin, and penny whistle, with spoken word over piano.  More information about all of these events at www.

The Middletown Board of Education presents a middletown public schools art exhibition, up  at the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery on the Wesleyan UNiversity campus through sunday. Free admission. For more information and gallery hours, please visit the

Department at Middlesex Community College is welcoming back one of its students who also is an art collector and “accidental art detective,” Elizabeth Maxwell-Garner, to deliver a free lecture on "new secrets in dürer's art", tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. Chapman Hall, Room 808 . Find out more at

the General Mansfield House on main street displays World War II artifacts, along with a reception to honor veterans for their service this Wednesday at 7. The display will be up through the Spring. This is a 'One Book, One Middletown' event, exploring themes in the book selected for 2012, 'Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,' by Laura Hillenbrand. Call 860.346.0746 for more.

Tune to WESU at 4 pm on Thursday for a conversation with members of local jazz vocal trio, Vintage Vox, on River Valley Rhythms.
River Valley Rhythms is a weekly radio program hosted by Stephan Allison on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. over the airwaves and online from non-commercial radio station WESU 88.1fm here in Middletown. Weekly shows are archived at River Valley Rhythms and may be downloaded at your convenience.

Wednesday, Manic Productions presents a free show by shoegazers-turned-indie-metal pioneers, Constants, along with Cold Snap, at Bar in New Haven, at 254 Crown Street
check out for information about this show and others in central connecticut.

This week there are a number of shows at Black Eyed Sally's club and restaurant at 350 Asylum St in Hartford. Monday at 8, it's Sally's weekly Jazz Jam. On tuesdays Other Orchestra, an 18 piece big band jazz ensemble. The band is comprised of some of Central Connecticuts finest jazz musicians. Wednesday, its STEVE BALKUN BLUES JAM, with an open sign up for all ages at 8:30. Friday at 9 on the Sally's stage AJ Jansen plays little rockin' country, and on Saturday at 9, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood burn up the East Coast with his famous fret work. Check out for details on all of these events.

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven is a Belly Dancing Exhibition and Class with the Ladies of Circus Delecti at 7, with a March Madness Late Night Happy Hour later at 10. Tomorrow at 9, its a punk rock showcase with Pickpocket; w/ West Rockers;Sadplant. Wednesday
DIE HIPSTER Presents UNPUNKED, featuring local punk rock luminaries stripped down to acoustic guitar and vocals. Thursday The Field Recordings play Noise pop and experimental stoner rock. Friday, Leila Crockett and Lipgloss Crisis plays Happy Hour at Cafe Nine, and saturday, its an Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Tony Dioguardi before A ST. PATRICK'S DAY MASSACRE at 9, featuring some New York City Punk Rock heavyweight legends. You will not need green beer and stupid green plastic hats to get your Irish up. Sunday--what do you get when you combine beer, live models, comedy and figure drawing? Come find out for yourself as Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School returns to Cafe Nine! First pose at 4 p.m.
Check out more at

wednesday, at real arts ways in hartford, catch Inescapable Rythms, a poetry reading double-feature involving an English-to-English translation, during which two poets -- Joanna Solfrian and Inescapable Rhythms host, Kristin Kostick -- will interpret and re-write each other's poems and read them aloud.
Matthew Shipp Trio performs avant-garde jazz Saturday at 8 at Real Art Ways.
Showing on Real Art Way's Silver Screen through wednesday this week is Chico and Rita, an animated feature about how music and romantic desire unite a talented pianist and a beautiful singer, as their journey takes them from Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. Tickets, showtimes and more at

Showing at Cinestudio, Trinity College's movie theater in Hartford, RICHARD III plays tonight and tomorrow. RICHARD III is a new, very successful addition to the works of Shakespeare on film. Set in the 1930s, as the British upper class flirts with fascism, Ian McKellen's Richard III is a magnetic would-be leader who walks the edge between madness and evil. Wednesday through Saturday at Cinestudio, its The Descendants, in which George Clooney plays the wealthy scion of a Hawaiian royal family who discovers, after his wife is injured in a boating accident, that he knows little to nothing about his 10- and 17-year-old daughters, and clumsily tries to reconnect with them.

Thanks Zach, I'm Ben Michael with the rundown of tonight's programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown.

Right after the Jive, it's Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry
From classic bop to smooth contemporary sounds. A well-rounded jazz show for true jazz heads.

at 6, Free Speech Radio News brings your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

At 6:30, it's 75% Folk with Michael Benson- serving up contemporary folk and acoustic music with side orders of blues, jazz, world, pop, movie soundtracks, readings and occasional live interviews.

at 8pm fasten your seat belt for a very special 4 hour marathon of The Attention Deficit DJ with Lee
. Whe you can enjoy the music of yesterday’s future, today until midnight. 

After DJ otto Nation is inthe house with an eclectic mix of neww music  until 3am when it's time for Maximum Rock and Roll Radio 
A weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rocknroll record collection.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow's broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at, and if you know of any events that you'd like to have announced on the Jive, send them to

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