Thursday, October 3, 2013

10-02-13 Jive

Good evening! It’s Wednesday, Oct. 2nd 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 Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience" and Connecticut's number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanx for tuning in!

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

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, all month, you can enjoy“Sunsets: A Middletown Transformation,” a photography exhibit by WESU’s own Dave Bauer, with an opening reception planned for Sunday, Oct. 6.

Thursday brings Bob Gotta’s longstanding acoustice open mic to the Butonwood.

Friday at 8 p.m., Jamie Anderson & The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra take the stage.

Saturday morning, the Buttonwood offers Qigong (Chi Kung), community yoga and an empowerment workshops.

Saturday evening, The New Unity Band with Matt Dwonszyk (sounds like: Dwon-zick) performs.

On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1pm. All are welcome. Rumpus, invites you to join in a community rhythmic experience on Sunday inside the buttonwood while Food Not Bombs serves it up outside. You're also invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church on Court Street. for more info.

On Wednesday night’s at 7:30, the Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park, presents Irish session night. Thursday brings the weekly jazz series. Friday night, it’s blues. Saturday, classic rock. And Sunday, mixed musical offerings .

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, tonight brings hard hitting underground hip hop artists,  Immortal Technique & Brother Ali’s War and Peace Tour stops at Toad’s Place, with Diabolic, I Self Devine, opening the show.

Thursday, Hestia Records presents Escape to EDM, with Narga & Bryski, Xeromynd, and Boltcutter. Friday, the Cosmic Dust Bunnies come to Toad’s, with 7 Below (a tribute to Phish), Turbine, and Rizzo’s Dilemma. Also on Friday, in Lilly’s Pad, Afton Presents Negative Three, Great Blue, Amanda Blackmarsh, J Crow, Orphan Andies, Fat Bradley, Man the Builder and Shemata. On Sunday, it’s Bayside/Motion City Soundtrack, with What's Eating Gilbert and State Champs. Details at can be found at

Also in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight, the Raya Brass Band plays Café Nine, with Milksop: Unsung.

Thursday brings Mary Gauthier. Friday, it’s the L.A.M.P. Festival featuring Mark Mulcahy, with The Streams.

Saturday The Nine’s weekly afternoon jazz jam will be hosted by Mike Coppola and Friends. The Gina Sicilia show that was to follow the jazz jam has been canceled. At 9 p.m. on Saturday  Murdervan plays, along with Orb Mellon.

Sunday brings the Blues Boot Camp with Greg Sherrod and his band to Café Nine.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight brings the blues jam, one of the longest running in New England, is hosted by Mike Law.

Friday,  the Truck Stop Troubadors stop off at Sally’s. And on Saturday, it’s Ana Popovic. www.blackeyedsally’

Also in Hartford, at Sully’s Pub, Thursday, it’s Sully’s First Thursday Comedy Series.

Friday, Up is Down and Post Modern Panic take the Sully’s stage. Saturday, you can catch Dirty Sanchez. And Sunday, brings the weekly Electric Open Mic.  for details.

Back in New Haven, at Bar, tonight at 9 p.m. Manic Productions Presents Potty Mouth, with California X and Blessed State.

Friday at 5 p.m., it’s the monthly Middletown Gallery Walk, a chance to take in the latest art exhibitions downtown.

Saturday afternoon at 2, at the Russell Library, you can enjoy "Romanticism Forever Young" with Pianist Pi-Hsun Shih and Cellist Tanya Anisimova performing Chopin and Mendelssohn.

Sunday, a rare Model T-Ford advertising vehicle will be among the features of the  Middlesex County Historical Society’s 28th annual  Antique Car Show and Flea Market.  The show, at Middletown High School on LaRosa Lane, off Newfield Street, opens with car registration at 8:30 a.m. Details by calling the Society at 860-346-0746.

Also on Sunday in Middletown, the Shaped Note Singers meet from 4 to 6 p.m. at the MAC650 Gallery, 650 Main St. All are welcome. A potluck follows the singing. More information by emailing Neely Bruce at

Several farmers' markets in our area are still in full swing. In Middletown, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Halloween, there's a longstanding farmer’s market on the South Green.

Through October 25th, on Fridays in Middletown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The North End Farmers Market happens in the parking lot of It's Only Natural Market on Main St., near the intersection of Liberty St. from .

Through October 25th, in Higganum, there’s a market on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m on the town green. In East Haddam, this Wednesday is the last chance to shop the farmers' market from 4 to 7 p.m. at the town grange on Town Street.

Now that the Durham Fair has ended, fairgoers turn their attention to the Berlin Fair, which runs from Friday through Sunday at 430 Beckley Road, East Berlin. Info at .

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

Right here, in Middletown,  The Fifth Middletown International Film Festiva presents a lineup of films on Tuesdays through October and November, accompanied by expert commentary. Stay tuned for next Tuesday's film. All films are at the Russell Library at 7pm. For more information you can access the Russell Library's website at

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, Short Term 12, an emotional drama set in a foster care facility, runs through tomorrow. Also through Thursday you can catch: The Trials of Mohammed Ali, a documentary exploring the famous boxer’s refusal to serve in the Vietnam war. This weekend you can catch: Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers, and Herb and Dorothy, 50 by 50, about a world-class art collection built by a postal clerk and a librarian in their modest home, then donated, one work to each of the 50 states. for details.

Tonight at Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, it’s The Attack, about a highly successful Palestinian surgeon living in Israel who finds his life changed in the instant that his wife is suspected of being the suicide bomber.

Tonight is a special one-night screening of Girl Rising, about how educating girls can change the world.

Thursday brings a double feature of the Israeli film Yossi and Jagger, about an Army commander stationed in the mountains on the border of Lebanon, and his passionate love affair with one of his soldiers followed by the sequel, Yossi, set 10 years later, with Yossi a closeted and lonely cardiologist in Tel Aviv who still dreams of finding satisfaction, both emotional and sexual, after losing the love of his life. Friday begins a run of The Conjuring, a creepy horror film based on real events in Rhode Island. And Sunday begins a run of Twenty Feet from Stardom, a documentary in which great backup singers get the attention they deserve.

Now here’s what's on the air tonight on WESU, 88.1 FM in Middletown:

 Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for: Explorers’ Hour with Pickup Sticks, Inviting you to  Venture into the infinity of the unknown via a synthesis of science, spoken word, and a lot of popular music.
At 6pm each weekday Free Speech Radio News offers a  daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

At  it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion for 90 minutes of techno from around the globe mixed live.
Mike Nyce slows it down a few Beats per minute on The Warehouse, another live DJ mix this time featuring  underground house music.

From 9:30 to 11 it's The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. The Vault presents listeners with the very latest in techno, house, idm, and ambient as it was intended to be heard, in mixed form. Anton regularly features exclusive sets from international producers and DJs. Visit for the latest schedule and show information

11pm-12:30am  It's The Flipside with Radiodad.

From 12:30-2am The Chill Factory with Noah G. and DJ So Fresh So Clean presents quality hip hop analysis and dissection invariably favoring and promoting music which provides the best human interpretation for the Platonic form of "chill."

From 2-4am it's The Late Night Concert Series featuring  live recordings of concerts in their entirety from a wide range of musical genres.

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

Thanks for listening! Now stay tuned for The Explorer's Hour

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