Sunday, December 23, 2012

Mon., Dec. 24, Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, Dec. 24th, Christmas Eve, 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 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday from 4 p.m. to right before the Jive. My guest on New Year’s Day will be Rev. Gabriella Velardi Ward, one of a growing number of women ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood despite the Vatican’s prohibition of it.
Thanks for tuning in.
Now let’s look at what’s going on in the community this week:
Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, this week is your last chance to catch an exhibition of WESU’s own Bill Revill’s photographs.  It’s an eclectic selection of prints of musicians, landscapes, seascapes, local agricultural fairs and more.
Tonight at 7:30 at the Buttonwood, it’s the “Anything Goes” open mic night.
Friday at the Buttonwood brings a double musical bill: Jake Armerding  and Chris LaVancher.
Saturday evening, Jeremiah Birnbaum, described as a “rootsy, soulful troubadour,” performs.
“On Sunday, and every Sunday, Food Not Bombs  shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. You’re also invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court St.
On Sunday morning -- and every last Sunday of the month -- over at BrewBakers in Middletown, The Rusted Keys, an acoustic duet, plays, beginning at 9 a.m.
Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Wednesday night brings Stillborn Fest to the stage, with Hatebreed, Emmre, This is Hell, Lionheart, The World We Knew, Thy Will Be Done and Bound for Pain.
Wednesday is also the weekly EDM Night.
Thursday brings a local showcase to Toad’s, with Dirty Lizard Kings, EightFold, Father Time, Fear Apparent, Forget Paris, Haddam Neck, the Mike Cusato Band, and Super Bad.
Friday, it’s Zach Deputy, with Frank Viele.
Saturday brings the White Panda Holiday Bash to Toad’s, with Cash Cash, Jacob Es, and Sikai.
Sunday  brings Badfish, A Tribute to Sublime, with Carbonated Insight, Coax Rhino, and Something Simple.
Over at Café Nine in New Haven, Wednesday brings Man in a Crowd, with A Paper Tugboat and Treestars.
Thursday, it’s The Cooking Channel’s Baron Ambrosia; w/ Goat herder and They Hate Us.
 Friday at Happy Hour at Café Nine, it’s Matt Stokes. Then at 9, the John D’Amato Band plays.
Saturday from 4:30 to 7:30 it’s the Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam with host Billy Cofrances Group. At 9, Safety Meeting presents Tomb and Thirst, Ferocious F-‘ing Teeth, Stone Titan, and Last Words.
Then Sunday it’s the Sunday After Supper Jam with host Kevin St. James and the Legendary Café Nine All-Stars.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sallys, Wednesday brings the Blues Jam with Tim McDonald.
Thursday, it’s The Can Kickers w/ Milksop: Unsung.
Friday at Sally’s, it’s Easy Baby, a brand new New England blues act.
Saturday brings 1st Rockabilly Riot, with Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings.
Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten track in central Connecticut.
Over at Real Art Ways tonight and through New Year’s Day, it’s the Best of NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival Party Mix 2012, a collection hilarious, heartfelt and beautiful short films around the world, suitable for older kids ages 8 and up, including festival award-winners and audience favorites.
Also tonight and running through Thursday, it’s In The Family, featuring a precocious 6-year-old with two dads and a good life until one of his dads dies in a car accident. Roger Ebert calls it “a courageous first feature… that sidesteps shopworn stereotypes and tells a quiet, firm, deeply humanist story about doing the right thing."
Then Friday begins a run of Price Check, set in the pricing department of a supermarket chain. The film is described as “a smart and honest comedy that examines who we think we are and what we’re willing to do for the life we think we deserve.”
Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema, is closed until Jan. 3.
Now let's look at what's on tap here at WESU tonight.
Right after the Jive at 5, from 5:05 to 6, it's
Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, a well-rounded jazz show for true jazz heads.

at 6pm each Week Day Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network offers  Your evening dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network. Tonight you can catch an FSRN Holiday Special: One Nation Under Surveillance.

From 6:30-9:30pm: its a special Holiday edition of 75% Folk with Michael Benson.

From 9:30pm until 2:30am, Stay Tuned for an eclectic mix of Holiday music you won;t find elsewhere!

From 2:30-3:30am:
Maximum Rock and Roll Radio
From 3:30-4am:                
DJ Vegetable Reads Missed Connections
The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow's broadcast at 5 a.m. 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 If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.
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