Good evening, it's TTuesday,March 26 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 am Isabelle, host of the Fuss, a free form interview show airing every first third and fifth friday of the month from 2:00-2:30. Thanks for tuning in.
Let’s look at what’s going on in the community this week:
Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown on Wednesday at 7:00 is "Karaoke with Deni", free and fun for all ages.On thursday at 7:30 is "The Campus Slammer" open mic where College students from Connecticut vie for honors in this inter-collegiate battle of words.
Tonight at 7pm MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Nightmare Air ; w/ the Suicide Dolls; Slander •Wednesday at 8pm at Café Nine is Tom Goss; w/ E.L.E.I.,offeri ng dynamic acoustic rock.And 8pm Thursday at Cafe Nine brings: Ports of Spain; w/ Ghost of Chance • "Ports of Spain present the listener with a soundon the cutting edge.The Friday happy hour at Cafe Nine is from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Rob Obie.Later on Friday at 9pm is Rizzo's Dilemma; w/ The Mushroom Cloud • Rizzo's Dilemma is a hard-hitting improvisational rock band from southern CT.Saturday, from 4:30 to 7:30 at Café nine, it’s the Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Billy Cofrances.,followed at 9 by Wayne "The Train" Hancock; w/ Sean W Spellman (Quiet Life).And then Sunday at Cafe Nine, starting at 8pm it's: Glen Matlock; Sylvain Sylvain.Later on Sunday at 8pm its Glen Matlock; Sylvain Sylvain • In a career spanning over 30 years, Glen Matlock has made indelible contributions to music; first as the original bass player and founding member of The Sex Pistols, to forming the underrated but much heralded Rich Kids.
Learn more at www.cafenine.com.
Also in New Haven, over at Toad’s Place,
Friday at Toad's at 9pm is "Max Creek," with opening acts "Full Spectrum", and "String Band"
Saturday at 6:30 pm isBIG JIM’S EGGSCELLENT EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA, with performances by: Rubber Fist, High Octane, Nasty Disaster,Redline,Vengeance, and Evil Eyes.
Later Saturday night at Toads at 12pm is THE ORIGINAL SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY, students recieve discount pricing upon showing their student id's.For more information, go to www.toadsplace.com.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight at 8pm brings Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, to Sally’s stage. And Wednesday it’s the Blues Jam, with host this week, Tim McDonald. Thursday at Black Eyed Sallys, at 8pm is "The Blind Owl Band," with Seth Adams.Then friday at 9pm its Mike Crandall Band.Saturday at 9pmitsChristine Ohlman & Rebel Montez.
For more info go to www.blackeyedsallys.com ...
Wesleyan returns to life following their Spring Break and has a ton of events on the calendar as we enter the season of Senior Thesis presentations: Beginning today you can view the talents of the graduating seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History. On view this week is the work of Allison Kalt, Ally Bernstein, Tiffany Gerdes, Zoe Mueller, Ilyana Schwartz, and Anna Shimshak at Wesleyan’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, on Washington Terrace here in Middletown. Admission: FREE!
You can also catch “Arts - Fire and Bone” this week. This senior thesis production by Lily Haje '13 is an immersive theater experience that allows the audience to explore the physical and mental space of a halfway house for religious martyrs as they interact, reflect, and await judgment. There are two performances per night this Thursday, Fri, and Saturday at7pm and 9pm. The venue is located at329 Mount Vernon Street in Middletown. Admission: FREE but tickets required; contact the Wesleyan CFA box office
Thursday night at 8pm, there will be a senior music recital by Tobias Butler. Performed at 200 Church, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Admission is free!
Friday at 4pm you can catch Alex Lough’s senior music recital —“Reshaping Traditions”— Performed in the CFA Hall, on Washington Terrace
Friday night at 8pm, Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Stanton presents the “Threshold Sites: The Ultimate Meal” project, a moving exploration of the relationships between body/self, home/community, and environment/ecosystem through the lens of food. This production feautres Wesleyan faculty, alumni, and artists from Connecticut and New York, and features live music and lively dancing, in addition to a communal feast to be shared with the audience at Wesleyan’s Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown, CT.
Saturday night at 7pm, Zachary Sulsky’s senior music recital “Words & Music: The Songs of Cole Porter & Zack Sulsky”will be performed at Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall. admission: FREE!
Also on Saturday night you can catch “The Melting Pot: A Practice in Variation”— another senior music recital at Wesleyan by Robert Burvant. For more information about any of these events, you can visit www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .
Wednesday at 12pm in the Russel Libraries Hubbard Room is "Me and Orson Welles. This series continues a discussion led by film critic and former stage actor Richard Alleva. Thursday at 9am, in the Russell Library Hubbard Room, is "Job Group", a weekly opportunity to network with other job seekers, as well as receive the advice of professionals.
Then on Thursday at 6:30 pm, in Meeting Room 2, is "We Were There: Veterans' Writing Group.", inviting veterans to share their stories in their own voices. All veterans are encouraged to come and write their experiences for their own benefit or to share with family and friends. For more information about any of these programs, go to www.russelllibrary.org
And now the cinema.
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight through Thursday brings "The House I live In:";As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans.
Also showing at RealArtways, tonight at 7:30pm, through Thursday is, " Like Someone In Love."
Opening Friday, March 29, at Real Artways, is "A Fierce Green Fire;" the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.
.Details about all events at www.realartways.com
Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight at 7:30pm is "56 Up". The UP films are unique in the history of both film and anthropology. Time-lapse studies of the human animal in all his and her ordinary beauty.” Ty Burr, Boston Globe.
From Wednesday to Saturday Cinestudio is showing "The Silver Linings Playbook," Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence give outstanding, breakthrough performances in a screwball comedy shot through with darkness and uncertainty.
Then Sunday, it’s"Amour."Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence give outstanding, breakthrough performances in a screwball comedy shot through with darkness and uncertainty.Details at www.cinestudio.org.
This Saturday night, don’t miss the next event in the WESU Spring Concert Series: Zammuto, Snow Blink live on stage at Wesleyan’s Eclectic House located at 200 High St in Middletown.Zammuto is an album by The Books member Nick Zammuto. Snow Blink is an indie pop band, currently based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.All events in The WESU Spring Concert Series are free and open to the public! Learn more online atwww.wesufm.org
And here is the schedule for tonight’s programming on 88.1 WESU Middletown.
Right after the Jive at 5, stay tuned for Lily Meyers on The Wayfaring Stranger, a folk program
Then at 6pm each weekday, it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network, offering an evening dose of alternative international news and reporting in the service of peace and social justice.
From 6:30-8pm At 6:30 Bill Revill brings us Acoustic Blender, featuring another 90 minutes of Folk, Americana, and roots music.
At 8 pm Voice of The City with J Cherry presents an hour of live local arts and culture.
At 9pm its Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat who’s got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers.
After that Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ Sleepy Girl is on till 12:30
From 12:30-1:30 is Six Degrees of Separation with Monica
And from 1:30-2:30 is Declan MacManus, International Art Thief with DJ Moe
Then Romancipation with Dr. Love until 3:00am.
And Search and Recover with DJ Cheshire Cat until 4am,
Rounded off with BBC World News till 6 am
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 www.wesufm.org/jive