Monday, April 8, 2013

04-08-13 jive

Good evening, it's April 8th, 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.

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on though out our communities this week:
 Tonight at The Russell Library at 5pm in Meeting Room 2  is “Job Coaching with Jim Kubat.” Later Tonight at 7pm in The Russell Library’s Hubbard Room you can catch the play, “Readers Theory – The Missonary Position”,  a political satire about a naive Christian fundamentalist working to gain his party's nomination for a man he believes will be the right candidate.
Tomorrow at 6:30 pm in the library’s activity room is “Twilight Tales,”  An opportunity for  3-5 year olds to hear some stories; share in making a craft together & stay to play.  Tomorrow at 7pm in The Hubbard Room, The library offers “An Introduction to Japanese Calligraphy.” With Wesleyan student, Miranda Linsky, who can introduce you to the technique of this age old art.

, at 6:30 pm in The Hubbard Room is “Raising Backyard Chickens.” With Dr. Michael J. Darre, Professor of Animal Science and Extension Poultry Specialist for the University of Connecticut, who will explain the basics of small flock care. Thursday, at 7pm in the Hubbard Room, Specialty physician and author Dr. Helen Evrard will focus on novel ways of dealing with depression in “positive Tools for Managing Depression.”

evening at 6:30pm Author Elisabeth Petry continues The “Veterans' Writing Group” in Meeting Room 2 at Russell Library . On Friday at 9am in the “Russell Library Friends’ Book sale kicks off and continues through the weekend.

On Monday nights J-Cherry presents the Anything goes open mic at the buttonwood Tree on Main ST in Middletown.  Wednesday, The Evening Oasis returns to the Buttonwood with beautiful Belly dancers, traditional dress and music. Thursday evening at the Buttonwood its Writers out Loud, a literary prose open mic w/host Cocomo Rock & co-host Al Bower, Jr. Friday night catch a double at the buttonwood you can catch the Double Bill: Frank Varela & Upstream / Avi Wisnia following Frank’s gallery show opening reception. Sturday mornings you can catch Chi kung, yoga and empowerment workshops at the Buttonwood. Saturday evening its Ladies Night at The Buttonwood Tree featuring Julie and Jan , Sunday
On Sundays at 1pm Food not boms shares food in front of the buttonwood tree. Are all are welcome to share a meal and help prepare the vegetarian far at the First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30am.
We are in the midst of Thesis season for Wesleyan’s graduating seniors. This means lots of opportunities to catch free visual art openings, music recital, and stage productions. For a full rundown, you can check out the Wesleyan Center for the arts website

Tuesday, April 9th at 4:30 P.M, at Wesleyan’s
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center, the “Music and Public Life series presents: Seth and May.   There will be a Gallery talk at 5:30 pm by Lori Gruen, Professor of Philosophy, Environmental Studies, and Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies. The show will be on Exhibit Tuesdays-Sundays, noon-4:00 pm, through May 26.  More online about events at Wesleyan at

Friday night The WESu Spring Concert series presents a free outdoor hip hop show featuring Boldy James and Gifter Higgs. This is free and open to the public and will happen outside in Wesleyan’s Westco CafĂ© Courtyard near “Foss Hill”. The concert will move inside if the weather is not good. More online at
Connecticut Heritage Productions (CHP) announces the winning plays in the third annual "Connecticut Stories on Stage" playwriting competition. The new works will receive a public staged reading on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Oddfellows Playhouse, on Washington Street in Middletown at 7:00 P.M. There will be a reception following the readings. For reservations or more information contact Peter Loffredo, CHP Artistic Director  @ 860-347-7771 or

Now here’s a rundown of look at cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

>>>  At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight brings "On
The Road"  Based on Jack Kerouc's beloved American novel, Also showing at RealArtways, through tonight it's, " Like Someone In Love." Which will be playing through this week and next. Tomorrow at 7pm the Science on the Screen series presents: Dune”
On Wednesday at 7pm “Edgings and Inchings” with featured reader Jared Stanley.  Opening Friday is “Beyond The Hills,” This visually stunning film was inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, and unfolds in and around a remote monastery. 
 Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford is presenting their annual “April in Paris Film Festival” this week. Tonight you can catch TO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER.”  a sharp challenge to Vietnam-era politics, to a ruthless capitalism, and to the conventions of movie-making.
Tomorrow Cinestudio is presents  HALFAOUINE: THE BOY OF THE TERRACES”  Wednesday night ypou can catch SANS SOLEIL.”  Thursday night: UNFORGIVABLE (Impardonnables) and  Friday might  Cinestudio  presents the French film CACHE” (Hidden)

Now here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming here on WESU Middletown.

Right after the Jive at 5, from 5:05 to 6, it's Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, a well-rounded jazz show for fans of classic jazz.

Then at 6pm each weekday, it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network, for your evening dose of alternative international news and reporting.

At 6:30 tonight, Michael Benson brings you this week’s edition of 75 % Folk, offering a double 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 8pm it’s anvile Isle with Nate for a 90 minute musical monsoon of alternative, blues, dream, funk, hard rock, indie, punk, reggae, surf and world music.

From 9:30-11pm, it’s The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee, bringing you the music of yesterday’s future, today.

Then from 11pm-12am, listen to: It’s About Time! With DJ Meat Pie and SkaBoi-101, a free form show including music from any and all genres, including a heapin' helping of indie, alternative, free jazz, hip-hop, shoegaze,  hardcore punk, and contemporary poetry with a new theme weekly.

At Midnight, DJ Mac Taylor presents Imaginary Genres another themed free form show.

At 1am, DJ Sunshine and DJ Thunder present another hour of themed free form music, putting the spotlight on underrepresented music focusing on a new genre weekly.

At 2am Catch our comedy show, The Laugh injection with Willie Zabar and Saarim Zamin.

At 3am DJ Anna Beezy present Coachillin featuring an hour of her favorite bands that have played the legendary Coachella Music festival over theyears.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and that’s followed at 5 by 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

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