Thursday, October 17, 2013

10-16-13 Jive

Good evening! It’s Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 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! Thanks for joining us!

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

Here in Middletown at the Buttonwood Tree this evening at 7:30 p.m. there's kirtan, a musical form of yoga, with Shubalananda. Tomorrow brings the monthly Writers Out Loud poetry and prose 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 (Chee Gung) 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 . Information about all of these events can be found on their website at

Tonight at the Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park, it’s the weekly Irish music session night. Tomorrow brings their weekly jazz series. On Friday, former Middletown resident and Wesleyan alumnus, 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. More can be found at

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight, the Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show will be performing. And Thursday, 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. Want more? You can access their website at

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight it's the Wednesday blues jam, one of the longest running in New England hosted by Ray Morant. Friday brings Candye Kane to Sally’s and Saturday’s it’s Danny Draher. More can be found at 

At Sully’s Pub in Hartford, it’s the Birdcall Trip Hop Showcase performing tomorrow. Friday you can catch the Aerolites. Saturday brings DeadBeat to Sully’s, and Sunday is the weekly Electric Open Mic. You can look up for more details.

Back Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, tonight, Soja and Aer perform. Thursday brings the Hounds of Hell Tour, with Wolfgang Gartner and Tommy, along with Bass Kleph and Charlie Darker. More can be found at

Manic Productions Presents: a free show with The Ice Choir and The Deer Tracks at Bar in New Haven tonight. 

Sat night Manic presents The Wild Rovers Tour at The Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden featuring: Cory Chisel, The Candles, Invisibleman, Adriel Denae, and Special Guests! You can look up for these and other events.
Tomorrow evening 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

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 can be found at

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.

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 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 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. You can access their website at for more details.

At Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, through tonight, 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. Visit for further details.

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 6:30,it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion for 90 minutes of techno from around the globe mixed live.

And at 8:00, 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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