Good afternoon, it's Tuesday, April 9th, 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 bi weekly free form interview show on Fridays from 2:00-2:30
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on though out our communities this week:
Tonight at The Russell Library 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. Tonight 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.
Wednesday, 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.”
Thursday 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. www.russelllibrary.org
Wednesday, at the Buttonwood Tree on Main ST in Middletown, the Evening Oasis returns 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. Saturday 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 Bombs shares food in front of the Buttonwood Tree. All are welcome to share a meal and help prepare the vegetarian meal 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 www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
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 www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
Friday night The WESU Spring Concert series presents a free outdoor hip hop show featuring Boldy James and Gifted Higgs. This is free and open to the public and will happen outside in Wesleyan’s Westco Café Courtyard near “Foss Hill”. The concert will move inside if the weather is not good. More online at www.wesufm.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Now here’s a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight at 7pm the Science on the Screen series presents "On The Road" Based on Jack Kerouc's beloved American novel. Also showing at RealArtways, through this week and next is " Like Someone In Love."
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. www.realartways.org
Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford is presenting their annual “April in Paris Film Festival” this week. Tonight Cinestudio 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) cinestudio.org.
Now here is our programming, here on WESU 88.1 FM.
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 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.
10:30-11:30 is radical roots with DJ pitbull Revolution and DJ Euphonius.
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.
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