Friday, November 9, 2012

Mon., Nov. 12 Jive

Good afternoon, it's Monday, Nov. 12th, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and rundown 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 Maria Johnson, host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, which airs every first, third and, when there is one, fifth Tuesday, from 4 p.m. to just before the Jive at Five. The next episode, on Nov. 20, brings an interview with newly reelected Catholic Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and a discussion of the film “Pink Smoke over the Vatican,” with its creator Jules Hart. Thanks for tuning in.
Here’s a look at some events going on in the area.
Tonight at 7:30 at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s the weekly “Anything Goes” open mic night.
Wednesday at 8 brings “Evening Oasis,” a belly-dancing presentation, to the Buttonwood.
On Friday, it’s Songwriter Sessions, showcasing four of New England’s female emerging artists playing all acoustic and in the round. The four are Lara Herscovitch, Joanne Lurgio, Lisa Martin and WESU’s own DJ Lauren “Bliss” Agnelli.

Sunday, and every Sunday, at about 1 p.m. in front of the Buttonwood Tree, Food Not Bombs serves vegetarian food. You’re invited to help prepare the meal at 11:30  a.m. at the First Church on Court Street.
Over at the Russell Library tomorrow at noon, the 1937 Frank Borzage [pronounced Bor-ZAY-gee(with a hard g)) film “History is Made at Night” will be shown. Scott Higgins, a film historian and a professor of Film Studies at Wesleyan University, will lead a discussion afterward.
At Wesleyan’s Russell House tomorrow at 7:30 there will be a reading of poets whose work appears in “Garnet Poems: An Anthology of Connecticut Poetry Since 1776.”
Readers include Connecticut Poet Laureate Dick Allen, Marilyn Nelson, Lewis Turco, Dennis Barone and Sophie Cabot Black reading from their own, and others’ works from the anthology, which collects verse by forty-two prominent poets. A reception and book-signing will follow. For more information, visit the Writing at Wesleyan site, www.
On Wednesday at 4:15, writer Ben Ratliff reads in the Daltry Room of  Wesleyan's Music Rehearsal Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave. Ratliff has been a jazz and pop critic for The New York Times since 1996 and has written three books: The Jazz Ear: Conversations Over Music; Coltrane: The Story of a Sound; and Jazz: A Critic’s Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings. His visit is part of the University's sMusic and Public Life series. More at Writing at Wesleyan.
Later on Wednesday, at 8 p.m., Padre Reece reads at Wesleyan’s Russell House. Reece has degrees from Wesleyan, Harvard, Berkeley Divinity School, and Yale. His second book of poems The Road to Emmaus will be published next year. A reception and book signing will follow the reading.
Thursday at 7, the “Performance Now” film series at Wesleyan’s Powell Family Cinema brings “Other Worlds – Daria Martin and Laurie Simmons,” a program that pairs films made by two artists who break down the boundaries between dance, visual art, and music.
At 8 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at the CFA Theater, “The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy," about a man raised by wolves, will be screened.
Friday brings the Dither Electric Guitar Quartet to Crowell Concert Hall at 7:15. It's a presentation of the Wesleyan music department and the Center for the Arts.
Saturday at 2, there will be a lecture by art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg in CFA Hall. Goldberg will discuss ideas in her upcoming book, “Performance Now.”
At 8 p.m. Saturday, the Wesleyan Orchestra Winter Concert, under the baton of music director Peter Hadley, brings a symphonic repertoire from the 19th and 20th centuries to Crowell Concert Hall. The concert is free.

For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you're not hearing it on our Jive, go to – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That's
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, tonight brings A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends.
Tomorrow, it’s Mimosa, with JMSN and TIC TAX.
Wednesday is the weekly EDM NIGHT.
Thursday, it’s JOE BUDDEN, with Locksmith and Tsu Surf.
Friday, the award-winning Grateful Dead cover band Shakedown returns to Toad’s, with Forbin and Standard Practice.
Saturday, it’s the “WOBBLE WOBBLE” BASSGIVING EDM PARTY, with Knowledge, Jay K., Mike Skillz, Deph, Joey Fedz, HighLife, Jiggawompz, and Delusional Society.
Sunday brings MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS to Toad’s for "THE HEIST" WORLD TOUR, with Special Guest DEE-1 and Xperience.
More at
At Café Nine in New Haven, tomorrow’s early show is JOE FLOOD SOIREE. The late show is YAKI PA'YAH featuring Kilbourne; w/ DJ LOKASH; and Geko Jones; w/ special guests Lady Elizabeth.
Wednesday, brings Johnsons Crossroad w/ Goodnight Blue Moon to Café Nine.
And Thursday, it’s Hunter Valentine; w/ Queen Caveat; and No Problem.
Friday’s show is The Steel Wheels; w/ Winter White.
Then Saturday at 4:30 it’s the  Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Tony Dioguardi and Friends, followed by the Sarah Borges Band at 9.
Sunday at Café Nine, it’s The Joe Krown Trio.
More can be found at
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight, the Jazz Mondays featured performer is the Jen Allen Trio.
Tomorrow,  it’s Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra.
Wednesday, it’s the Blues Jam with Ed Bradley.
Thursday’s Roots Music Series brings the Beatles cover band Ticket to Ride to Sally’s.
Then Friday, it’s Heather "Lil' Mama" Hardy.
And Saturday, the Roberto Morbioli Band plays at Sally’s.
More can be found at
Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten path in Central Connecticut.
At Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight through Wednesday, the film Holy Motors continues.
Tomorrow, the Science on Screen film is Jurassic Park, introduced by Brenton Graveley, a professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology at the University of Connecticut Health Center.
Wednesday evening brings Inescapable Rhythms, the every-second-Wednesday poetry reading and open mic series.
Thursday is the opening reception for the exhibition “Diagram,” along with the Creative Cocktail Hour with Revolutionary Snake Ensemble.
Friday through the middle of next week, it’s Photographic Memory, in which filmmaker Ross McElwee finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, a defiant young adult who seems addicted to and distracted by the virtual worlds of the internet.
Saturday brings the New York-based BRIDGMAN - PACKER DANCE to the Wadsworth Atheneum.
Then Sunday,THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY continues with PART 6:
“The Arrival of Multiplexes and Asian Mainstream” (1970s); and “Fight the Power: Protest in Film.”
More details can be found at
Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College's movie theater, tonight and tomorrow brings Max et Les Ferailleurs.
Then Sunday begins screenings of Barrymore with Christopher Plummer, and the film 17 Girls.
Learn more at
Now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.
Right after the Jive, it’s Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, a well-rounded jazz show for true jazz heads.
Then, from 6 to 6:30, it’s Free Speech Radio News, your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.
From 6:30 to 8 p.m., it’s 75 Percent Folk, with Michael Benson, a serving of contemporary folk and acoustic, etc., music. Filling in for Michael tonight will be Psychedelic Rick, playing a 75-percent Folkish mix of music.
Then from 8 to 9:30 p.m., it’s Anvil Isle, with Nate, a musical monsoon of all kinds of music. A musical monsoon of alternative, blues, dream, funk, hard rock, indie, punk, reggae, surf and world music. Bury your feet in the sand and let the waves come crashing through your speakers.
 From 9:30 to 11 p.m., it’s The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey.
Then, from 11:30pm-12:30am, it’s The Noisy Wheelbarrow with Zach and Peter, 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.
From 12:30-1:30am, Bazaar Sounds with Mac Taylor, highlights a different country and corresponding underground/experimental music scene every week, selecting international music that’s noisy, pretty, and everything in between.
Then from 1:30-2:30am, it’s Live From The Paris Hotel with The Sparrow, a mercurial mixture of pop music and poetry.
From 2:30-3:30am, it’s Maximum Rock and Roll Radio, a weekly show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rocknroll record collection.
And from 3:30-4am, it’s DJ Vegetable Reads Missed Connections. You’ve lost someone. Let’s find them.
 The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and then at 5am it’s Morning Edition from NPR.
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