Tuesday, October 15, 2013

10-15-13 Jive

Good evening! It’s Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 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 Ben Michael. Thanks for joining us!

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

Here in Middletown, at 7pm you can catch a Laughter Yoga session and pot luck with Mimi Claire. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. brings kirtan, a musical form of yoga, with Shubalananda to The Buttonwood. Thursday brings the monthly Writers Out Loud   poetry and proes open mic event. . Friday at 8, the Trio, Cotton Hollow Rising, performs an acoustic mix of Americana folk, ballads, Celtic, blues & more. Saturday morning, it’s Qigong (Chi Kung) and community yoga. Saturday at 8 p.m., the Karen Frisk Jazz Group plays. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1pm while Rumpus, an invitation to express the rhythm inside you, happens inside. You are also invited to help prepare the vegetarian Food Not Bombs meal earlier at 11am at First Church Congregational on Court Street. Also, this Sunday, at 4, there will be a poetry potluck, where patrons share poetry – not food J www.buttonwood.org

Tonight at the Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park, it’s the weekly acoustic solo music performance. Wednesday the Canoe Club offers a weekly Irish music session night. Thursday brings their weekly jazz series. On Friday, former Middletown resident and Wesleyan alum, Jay Vernali, class of ’77, a keyboardist and producer for 30 years in Nashville, puts together a reunion gig at the Canoe Club at Harbor Park. Saturday, it's classic rock. And Sunday, you can catch vocalist Nikita Waller. www.mattabesettcanoeclub.com.

Downin New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight Candye Kane performs her brand of Jump up Blues with Paul Gabriel penning the show. Wednesday brings the Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show. And Thursday, at Café Nine, it’s Daphne Lee Martin and the Grahams, with Viking Jesus. Friday’s Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour at 6 p.m. features Mark Daniel, followed at 9 by a record release show with Elison Jackson, with M.T. Bearington, Milksop: Unsung, and Hanging Hills. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session at 4 p.m. is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, followed at 7:30 by Milton, and at 9:30 by the Velcro Lewis Group and Estrogen Highs. Sunday at Café Nine, from 2 to 6 p.m., there will be a celebration of Tom Hosier, with Disturbance, The Furors, Dj Bill Beckett, and more. Sunday, at Café Nine, it’s the Original Sunday Night Jam, with The Langley Project. www.cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight is Jazz Monday. Tomorrow brings Michael Palin's Other Orchestra. Wednesday’s blues jam, one of the longest running in New England, is hosted by Ray Morant. Friday brings Candye Kane to Sally’s. Saturday’s it’s Danny Draher. www.blackeyedsallys.com  

Also in Hartford, at Sully’s Pub, tonight brings an acoustic session with Pete Scheips. Thursday, it’s the Birdcall Trip Hop Showcase. Friday you can catch the Aerolites. Saturday brings DeadBeat to Sully’s, and Sunday is the weekly Electric Open Mic. www.sullyspub.com  for details

Back Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, tomorrow/Wednesday night, Soja and Aer perform. Thursday brings the Hounds of Hell Tour, with Wolfgang Gartner and Tommy, along with Bass Kleph and Charlie Darker. www.toadsplace.com

Manic Productions Presents: a free show with The Ice Choir and The Deer Tracks at Bar in New Haven Wednesday night.  Sat night Manic presents The Wild Rovers Tour at The Spaceland BalRoom in Hamden featuring: Cory Chisel, The Candles, Invisibleman, Adriel Denae, and Special Guests! www.manicproductions.org   
Thursday at 7 p.m. brings the Artists Creating Artists Book Discussion Series with Hedda Kopf to Russell Library. She will lead a discussion of Regeneration by Pat Barker . This book discussion series explores the way writers/artists represent the creative process in their novels and memoirs. On Friday morning, from 9 to noon,  the library offers a program on improving your digital photography.www.russelllibrary.org.

Also on Thursday at 7 p.m., the Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents Films by Liz Magic Laser, class of ’03. It’s a screening of her three short films—Distressed, Mine, and Flight. More info at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

Also on Thursday, at 8, the Center for the Arts presents “Sonic Introductions”— featuring an evening of works and performances by graduate Student Composers at Wesleyan. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

Several farmers' markets in our area are still open for business. In Middletown, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Halloween, you can still catch the 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. more about that market online at  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.

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

Tonight in Middletown, at 7 p.m., at Wesleyan’s Center for Film Studies you can catch this week’s offering from the Common Ground 2013, The Fifth Middletown International Film Festival. Tonight’s features is, Saving Grace with Katya Straub, of Wesleyan University, speaking. http://artstogo.org for more information.

Tonight and Tomorrow at Real Art Ways in Hartford, you can catch  Blue Caprice and Una Noche. Thursday brings the monthly Creative Cocktail Hour event. Friday begins runs of the films Rebels with a Cause and Good Ol’ Freda. Sunday features both those films, plus a one time showing of Gasland 2. www.realartways.com    for details.

At Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, through Wednesday, you can see, I’m So Excited. Thursday through Saturday, NT LIVE presents MACBETH. And Sunday, there’s an exhibition Vermeer and Music, with The Servant. www.cinestudio.org .

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: 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

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.

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