Saturday, March 24, 2012

March 26th Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, March 26th, 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. More at www.
Matt Flinner Trio, featuring guitar, bass, and mandolin, plays modern bluegrass at the Buttonwood tree on mainstreet on wednesday at 7:30
Saturday, the Buttonwood presents Songwriters In the Round featuring Tiff Jimber, Jen Vanderlyn,  Luis Narino
Sunday night, the Buttonwood hosts a fundraiser for St.Vincent dePaul with a night of spoken word and improvisational music. Bring a food donation!
Also at The Buttonwood Tree this sunday, like every week, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of The Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help us prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
More information about all of these events at

Well known Connecticut runner Amby Burfoot will discuss Laura Hillenbrand’s books Unbroken and Seabiscuit tonight at 7pm in the Hubbard Room at the Russell Library on Broad Street.  Hillenbrand's two famous non-fiction books are both about legendary distance runners- one four-legged and one with two legs- and Burfoot, a wesleyan alum, will relate how his deep knowledge human running colored his reading of the two works.
Tuesday at 7, Otakus, Russell Library’s teen group for fans of Anime, Manga and all things Japanese, meets in the Meeting Room 3 to view anime shorts, discuss manga series and explore japan's culture. Ages 11 and up. No registration.
Wednesday Indira Karamcheti, Associate Professor of English at Wesleyan University, will lead a discussion of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand at 7 in the Hubbard Room at Russell Library. This book tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner turned World War II airman, whose bomber crashed in the South Pacific.
Thursday at 7, Captain Glenn Sulmasy, Chairman, Department of Humanities and Professor of Law at the US Coast Guard Academy, will lecture on Guantanamo bay and Military Challenges Faced Today in Prosecuting Known Terrorists, in the Hubbard Room.
Saturday at 2pm in the Hubbard Room, Singer/guitarist Enzo Boscarino offers a musical tour of some of his favorite regions of Italy.
For more information on Russell Library events, go to

Cafe 9 in New Haven is excited to announce that their tuesday show with Australian band Twerps is now also a Record Release show for Estrogen Highs. Doors open at 8 for this 21+ show. Visit for more shows this week.

Tuesday is another "one book, one middletown"  book discussion at middlesex community college. Anne Paluck leads a discussion about "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand--a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption".
at 12:30 pm in the Library Periodical Room of Chapman Hall. 
for more informations go to

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame will give a free presentation and discussion on its 16 new inductees. Portraits of the 16 inductees are on exhibit at Middlesex Community College's Jean Burr Smith Library in Chapman Hall until March 31.
The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, March from 12:30 – 2 p.m., in the library’s Periodical Room. For more information, contact

also on Thursday, at 4, world renowned vibraphonist jay hoggard will be on river valley rhythms here on wesu 88.1fm, so be sure to tune in.

This week, view the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History, in the first round of senior thesis exhibitions, featuring Kuan-lin Huang, Elizabeth Chabot, Gil Sunshine, Johnny Tan, Sienna Perro, Xiao You.
The exhibit runs Tuesday through Sunday in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, which is open noon-4pm, free of charge.
Thursday, the Davison Arts Center presents "with a lot of help from our friends: 50 years of acquisitions" - celebrating the Friends of the Davison Art Center which has raised funds to purchase more than 900 works of art since its start in 1962. Works are on display from 5pm to 7pm in the Davison Art Center on the Wesleyan UNiversity campus, with a Gallery Talk at 5:30pm
The Australian dance company Chunky Move, presents the Connecticut premiere of Connected (2011), which animates the physical connection between body and machine as dancers construct a kinetic sculpture designed by California-based artist Reuben Margolin. A Pre-performance talk by dance scholar Debra Cash on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:15pm in CFA Hall
Friday and Saturday at 8 in the CFA theater
A senior music recital by Owen Callahan entitled "Music I Find Myself Writing." is at the memorial chapel at 9 on Friday, free and open to the public.
Information on all of these Wesleyan UNiversity events at

Starting at 10 am at Brew Bakers this Sunday, acoustic duet Diane & Dave perform popular American music from the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and into the 21st Century.

Sunday evening at 7:30, The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford is hosting an Evening with
 percussionist Richie Barshay, featuring percussive paintings, universal rhythms, and sonic adventures. Visit for more.

Now Here's what's going on in the world of cinema in central connecticut:
at Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight through Wednesday, catch  Declaration of War, which follows a new couple, Romeo and Juliette, who must face the ultimate test when they discover their new born child is very ill. Tonight only is a Post-film discussion with a panel of local child psychologists and researchers. Friday and Saturday at Real Art Ways is Salt of Life, about a man questioning why all of the passion seems to have disappeared from his life.
Check out for tickets, trailers, and showtimes

At cinestudio, Trinity College's cinema in Hartford, PARIAH is playing tonight through Wednesday. In the middle class black neighborhood of Fort Greene, Brooklyn, a 17-year-old girl is confused about how to pursue her attraction to other girls, and, even harder, how to talk to her parents. Friday and Saturday, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN brings the cartoon classic to the big screen. Ready to tackle a new quest with his faithful white fox terrier Snowy by his side, Tintin teams up with the tipsy seafarer Captain Haddock to recover the treasure from the sunken ship, the Unicorn. visit for more.

Now, stay tuned to WESU, because 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.

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

at 8, Uncle Dad spins Eclectic but dad-friendly sets showcasing funk, soul, R&B and groovy tunes from afropop to electronica in his show, Uncle Dad Air

9:30 The Attention Deficit DJ with Lee
The music of yesterday’s future, today

at 11, it's Total Trash with "A"
 From stage dives and pile-ons to grudges and misanthropy. Hardcore, youth crew, crust, grind, thrash, powerviolence, emotional whatever, sludge-/black metal and more. 

Midnight comes The Noisy Wheelbarrow with Zach Schonfeld and DJ Meat Pie, merging noise rock and other noise-based music with poetry and verse, highlighting both seminal and up and coming artists who have blended the spoken word with experimental music.

At 1, it's 600 Pounds of Sin with Maggie
A brew of prog rock, jam band, metal, and the spaces between.
2 am, it's  Mind the Gap with Tyler 
A music and poetry hybrid, incorporating songs and literary works into shimmering explosions, demanding to be heard
3-4am , 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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