Tuesday, September 17, 2013

09-17-13 Jive

Good evening! It’s Tuesday, Sept. 17th, and this is the Jive at Five - our 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 weeknights and weekends.  I'm Marianne O'Hare.

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree tonight at 6pm brings the Happiness Project meeting, followed at 7 by Laughter Yoga with Mimi Claire and a potluck dinner. Wednesday, The Buttonwood Film Night presents a double feature of documentary “Journey of the Universe” and a flim interview with visionary, futurist and social architect Barbara Marx Hubbard.  Thursday through Saturday at the Buttonwood Tree, the Middle City Stage Company brings 5Arts2013 offering Film, Theatre, Music, Poetry and Visual Arts. Saturday morning’s Qigong (Chi Kung) and yoga sessions will be held this week at Wadsworth Falls; folks will meet in the parking lot of the park at 7:15. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1pm. All are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the vegetarian food beforehand at 11am at First Church Congregational on Court Street. Rumpus, an invitation to express the rhythm inside you, happens inside the Buttonwood while Food Not Bombs serves it up outside. www.buttonwood.org
Tonight the Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park presents features solo music. On Wednesdays there’s a weekly Irish session night. Thursday brings the weekly jazz series to the Canoe Club and Friday night, it’s live blues. Saturday, classic rock. And Sunday, mixed musical offerings by vocalist Nikita Waller. www.mattabesettcanoeclub.com.

Tonight, here inMiddletown, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the First Church on Court Street, the Middlesex County NAACP branch and First Church host a Constitution Day panel discussion and call-to-action. Titled, "School-to-Prison Pipeline," it is a follow-up conversation based on community responses to the Aug. 21st talk by ACLU executive director Andrew Schneider, about the equiptable distribution of educational resources for all the children of our community. Info at wwwfirstchurchucc@sbcglobal.net and www.MCNAACP.org.

Wesleyan University's Constitution Day Lecture will be by Theodore Shaw, class of '76. Titled "Looking Backwards: Looking Forward: The Persistence of Race in 21st Century American Life," it will be held at 7:30 in the Smith Reading Room of Olin Memorial Library.

On Thursday at Wesleyan's Powell Family Cinema, three films by Liz Magic Laser, Wesleyan class of ’03, will be shown. They are “Distressed,” “Mine,” and “Flight.” This screening is part of "The Alumni Show II" in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Center for the Arts, which looks back at four decades of Wesleyan artists. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

Also on Thursday at Wesleyan, from 5 to 7 p.m., there will be an opening reception for the exhibit, “Themes and Variations: Seriality in American Prints, 1960-1980.” Curator Clare Rogan will give a gallery talk at 5.

In New Haven Tonight at Café Nine, Manic Productions Presents Califone, Richard Buckner, and The Backyard Committee. Wednesday brings Grammy Award Winning Guitar Player Pete Anderson. Thursday at Café Nine, it’s Kings and Liars, with Mind Over Master and Feed the Pigs. Friday night the Café Nine presents a CT Music Awards Showcase, featuring Head With Wings, Violent Mae, Post Modern Panic, and the Isaac Young Quartet. Saturday  The nine’s  weekly Jazz Jam Session will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Saturday night Lipgloss Crisis presents Fall Frolics. Sunday afternoon, it’s the return of Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School, followed at 8 by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Morris Trent Band. www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford tonight, at Blackeyed Sally’s, Tuesdays bring Michael Palin's Other Orchestra for their weekly session. Wednesday’s long running weekly blues jam, will be hosted by Tommy Whalen. Friday Willie J. Laws brings funky blues to the Sally’s stage. Saturday is the Advocate’s Grand Band Slam, featuring the Harold Zinno Jazz Quintet, The Elligers Brothers, the  Brandt Taylor Band, and Goodnight Blue Moon.  www.blackeyedsally’s.com.

Also in Hartford, tonight at Sully’s Pub,  you can catch Positive Jam w/ Joey Batts & Self Suffice. Thursday, the Mike Dillon Band w/Ryan Montbleu are at Sully’s. Friday, it’s the Shag Frenzy Tiki Party and pre-party for Saturday’s Wimbash 10year Anniversary event. This Year’s Wimbash starts at noon on Saturday and continues through 2am. The lineup includes The legendary Black Rock band, Living Colour and the original  Rapper’s Delight  featuring Wonder Mike & Master Gee with their “Original House Band” – Doug Wimbish, Skip McDonald and Keith Leblanc!! Also on stage are the 2013 2nd Annual Connecticut Music Awards “Best Hip Hop” finalists , the The Jean Marx Express, Sekond Skyn,  Orice Jenkins, DJ Markie Gee and more!   Hartford 2013 event, presented by Grand Band Slam. www.sullyspub.com for details.

Back in New Haven, at Bar, on Wednesday, Manic Productions presents Détective (formerly Guided by Voices), with Spectral Fangs and Happy Ending. And on Saturday at the Shubert Theater, Manic Productions and Premier Concerts present The Waterboys and Freddie Stevenson. www.manicproductions.com.

On Friday evening, Wesleyan Potters, on South Main St in Middletown, holds its Second Annual fundraising Auction of Handcrafted Work by Notable Artisans, to benefit the non-profit pottery. The evening will begin with a wine and hors d’oeuvre preview from 6:30 to 7:30. Auction will begin at 7:30. Www.wesleyanpotters.com.

This Saturday Wesleyan University invites the public to join the campus for family fun, sports and music during “Middletown Day” at Wesleyan.  From 2-4:30 pm there will be Family Activities including Music, Food, a Bouncehouse, Facepainting,  and Games with Athletes, plus a Farmers' Market all at Freeman Athletic Center on Cross Street  at 4:45 all are invited to Parade with the Wesleyan Football Team to Andrus Field for the main event,  from 6 – 9 p.m when Wesleyan Cardinals  take on Tufts University on Andrus Field located on Wyllys Avenue for the first night football game in the history of NESCAC.  Look for a link on www.wesufm.org for more info  

Across the River The Sanctuary at Shepardfields, Located at 9 Bogel Road, East Haddam, kicks off their 4th annual Solar power local music tribal summit this Saturday with a Gospel Brunch from 10am-noon. The rest of the day and night features 14 original musical, Circus arts, and more fun for families. http://www.oursanctuary.org

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Through Wednesday at Real Art Ways in Hartford, youc an catch the film, Computer Chess, in which a group of software designers, in the early days of personal computing, organize a chess tournament and lay the groundwork for artificial intelligence. Friday begins a run of The Artist and the Model, set in occupied France in 1943. Also opening Friday is Short Term 12, an emotional drama set in a foster care facility. www.realartways.com  for details.

Tonight Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, is ends their run of the Richard Linklater trilogy, Before Midnight. Then Wednesday Cinestudio begins a run of This is the End, about the apocalypse, described as “so good, you’ll think you hallucinated it.”.  Then Sunday begins a run of Fruitvale Station, a devastatingly honest look at the last 24 hours of one young African-American man’s life. www.cinestudio.org.

Now, here’s a rundown of what’s on air tonight on WESU, Middletown as we work our way through week 2 of our Fall Programming season.

Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for: Wild Wild Live with Rachie and Hibiki offering
a sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wesleyan.

At 6pm each weeknight, Free Speech Radio News offers a daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

At  6:30 Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill presents  an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, and other music that has a roots influence.

From 8-9pm The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry  and the Strawberries offer  live and local Connecticut arts and music at its best.

At 9pm it’s time for Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat who warns of a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers.

From 10:30-11:30pm  This Southbound Train with Mary Barrett  features bluegrass, newgrass, and other acoustic sounds. 

Young & Restless with DJ Sleepy Girl comes your way next at 11:30  and from  12:30-1am get your dating advice from Dr. Love and DJ Smooth on Romancipation .

From 1-2am Zen and the Art of Radio with David Whitney features a  variety of audio  content, ranging from radio drama, excerpts of literature, articles of note, and almost anything else you can listen to. 
From 2-3am it’s The Late Night Format with Adi Slepack.

Call it Anything with DJ Skim takes over from 3-4am profiling improvisational music of various traditions that transcend strict genre boundaries.

The BBC kicks on at 4, followed by NPR's Morning Edition at 5.

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

Thanks for listening! Now stay tuned for Wild Wild Live with Rachie and Hibiki (sounds like> hee bee kee)

The BBC kicks on at 4, followed by NPR's Morning Edition at 5.

And 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 wesufm.org/jive.

And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime.

Thanks for listening!

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