Tuesday, October 8, 2013

10-08-13 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, October 8th.  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 week nights and weekends. Thanks for tuning in, I'm Ben Michael.

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

 Down in New Haven tonight, Cafe Nine presents Comedy Night hosted by and featuring Dan Rice! Plus Matt Walley and Craig Taylor .  Tomorrow night you can catch  Syd Straw and The Shellye Valauskas Experience at Café nine.   Wednesday night Oddball Events presents Bluegrass Hoedown featuring Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and The String Fingers Band.   Friday night at Cafe 9, Manic Productions Presents: Quasi and  The Mountain Movers .  Saturday the weekly Café 9 Jazz Jam session will be hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends.  Later on Saturday night its The 15th IndepenDisc / 1st Cygnus Radio Birthday Bash! At Café Nine featuring Paper Hill Casket Company, Post Modern Panic,  and Hannah Fair Sunday morning Drinkdeeply presents: an 11am set by Saxtet www.cafenine.com

At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, tonight you can catch Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band. Wednesday’s long running Blues Jam at Sally's will be hosted by Allan James, this week. Friday, seasoned veteran of the guitar Jay Jesse Johnson  takes the Sally’s stage. Saturday night Avenue B plays R&B, Funk and Dance Music. www.blackeyedsally’s for details.

The Russell Readers gather and discuss the poetry of Wallace Stevens at 7 p.m. tonight at Russell Library here in Middletown. Author Elisabeth Petry leads The Veterans' Writing Group at 7:00 pm on Thursday in Meeting Room 2. Friends of Russell Library Book Sale  runs Friday and Saturday at noon. The Russell Writers will meet on Saturday, October 12, 9:30am - noon in Meeting Room 3.  www.russelllibrary.org

Here in Middletown, at The Buttonwood Tree, the second Thursday each month bring Writers Out Loud!, a literary prose open mic to the Buttonwood w/host Cocomo Rock & co-host Al Bower, Jr.   Friday night, brings with Brian Adler ‘s The Helium Project to the Buttonwood Tree for an evening of Jazz. Saturday mornings get started at 7:30 with Tai Chi and Qigong followed by Community Yoga and self empowerment workshops.     Saturday evening, Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli perform Folk, Soul, Blues, Jazz and Pop” at the Buttonwood. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree at 1pm. All are Welcome.  Rumpus, invites you to join in a community rhythmic experience on Sunday inside The Buttonwood Tree while Food Not Bombs serves it up outside. You're also invited to help prepare the Food Not Bombs vegetarian meal at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church on Court Street.  All Month you can catch the Photography of David Bauer on display in the Buttonwood Gallery .   www.buttonwood.org for more info.

Manic Productions Presents: Lux Perpetua, Pan,  and The Gentle Stunts Wednesday night at Bar in New Haven.  Friday night Manic presents Title Fight, Balance and Composure, Cruel Hand, and  Slingshot Dakota at El n’ Gee club in New London. Sat night Manic also Presents: Ra Ra Riot,  Caveman, and Cayucas at Center Church on the Green (Meeting House) in New Haven  www.manicproductions.org

Wesleyan Universities Center For The Arts Annual Navaratri Festival Kicks off Thursday continuing through Sunday. One of India's major festival celebrations, Navaratri is a time to see family and friends, enjoy music and dance, and seek blessings for new endeavors. A full list of performers and events for Wesleyan’s 37th Navaratri festival can be found online at www.wesleyan.edu./cfa

Down in New Haven on Thursday, CONSPIRATOR and Digital Tape Machine stop at Toad's Place.  Friday KELLER WILLIAMS and Floodwood appear on the Toads Main stage. Sunday MATT JAFFE & THE DISTRACTIONS take the Toads stage. www.toadsplace.com

The Riverwood Poetry  2013-14 Series continues Thursday featuring Bruce Cohen, author of three acclaimed volumes of poetry. The reading is at Asylum HIll Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue, Hartford upstairs in the music hall. www.riverwoodpoetry.org

Vocalist Nekita Waller performs on Sunday night at 7:00 at The Mattabesset Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown. www.mattabessetcanoeclub.com for details.

There are still a few farmers' markets in our area holding out until the very end of the season. 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  www.northendfarmersmarket.org.    Through October 25th, in Higganum, there’s a market on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m on the town green.. Learn about farmers' markets all over the state by going to www.ctnofa.org/FarmersMarkets.htm .

Last but not Least - This Saturday brings the WESU Fall Comomunity Record Fair to Wesleyan's Beckham Hall on Wyllys Avenue from 11am-4pm.  This is a free event that is open to the public. Our Community Record Fair features dozens of vendors selling music of all genres in all formats. Plus some of your favorite WESU DJs will be spinning vinyl live all day. WESU will also be selling super cheap records and CDs  as well as offerign WESU merchandise. So, come on out to support your favorite community radio station and pick up some new (or old) music. WESU is also seeking music donations to sell to benefit the station. This includes CDs and albums in good shape. Please no show tunes or classical music, we have plenty already. Don't miss the WESU Community record fair this Saturday.  more online at www.wesufm.org

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

Common Ground 2013: The Fifth Middletown International Film Festival happens on
Tuesdays in October and November. Tonight at  7 PM, you can catch  Mouth to Mouth – directed by Manuel Gomez Pereira, Spain,  at Russell Library. This is a funny romantic comedy about an unemployed aspiring actor who works for a phone-sex enterprise. Prof Bernardo Gonzalez, of  Wesleyan University, will speak about the film as well.

Wednesday , at  08:00 PM  Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts presents a free Screening of John Cohen's film "Dancing with the Incas" in the CFA Hall. This is part of John Cohen's historic Peruvian ethnographic films in conjunction with his residency at Wesleyan.  www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers, and the documentary, The Trials of Muhammad Ali. Tonight there’s a special screening of Dawn of the Dead. This weekend brings a run of Blue Caprice. www.realartways.com for details.

Tonight, Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, ends their run of Twenty Feet from Stardom, a documentary in which great backup singers get the attention they deserve.  Wednesday Cinestudio will screen Roman Polanski’s Macbeth. This is connected to the October 10, Hartford Stage presentation of Darko Tresnjak’s new theatrical version of MacBeth . Thursday Cinestudio begins a run of the new indie film THE SPECTACULAR NOW.  www.cinestudio.org for for information

Here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU Middletown.

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, Feature Story 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  Socks Off with DJZ invitees you to take your socks off for epic adventuring into aural soundscape wonderlands from .

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 stay tuned for The Laugh Infection with Willie Zabar for a comedy program showcasing recorded standup as well as original sketches and other on-air shticks.

From 2-3am its 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

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