Tuesday, October 22, 2013

10-22-13 Jive

Good evening! It’s Tuesday, October 22nd. 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. Thanks for tuning in!

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

Here in Middletown, , tonight at 6, the Women’s organization S.W.E.E.T. Potato Society, hosts a Meeting at the Buttonwood Tree. Tomorro/Wednesday brings a free night of  Karoke with Deni. Friday night The Klezwoods mix traditional klezmer and Balkan music with modern grooves, improvisation and original repertoire on the Buttonwood Tree stage. Saturday morning, the Buttonwood offers Qigong (Chi Kung) at 7:30 am, followed by community yoga. Saturday evening, The John Funkhouser Trio performs in celebration of the release of their new CD, called  “Still”, with a night of live modern jazz with a wide range of influence. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1pm. All are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal beforehand at 11am at First Church Congregational on Court Street. You can catch the photography exhibit, “Sunsets: A Middletown Transformation”, by WESU’s own David Bauer, during the month of October at the Buttonwood Tree. Details about this and more online at www.buttonwood.org .

Tuesday night’s feature live acoustic solo music at the Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown. Wednesdays bring their weekly Irish session. Thursday the Canoe Cub presents their live jazz series and Friday night, it’s the blues. Sunday, The Eric Kuhn Group takes The Canoe Club stage at 6 to be followed by Vocalist Nekita Waller at 7pm. www.mattabesettcanoeclub.com.

Down in New Haven tonight, Café Nine, The Franklys and  Stark Raving Lulu share a bill. Wednesday, you can catch Atrina, The Mountain Movers, and Beasty.  Thursday at Cafe Nine, Manic Productions Presents: Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons, Toy Soldiers, and Goodnight Blue Moon. Friday night “The Grimm Generation Spaghetti Western Roundup” features members of The Danbury Lie, The Sawtelles, Lys Guillorn, Rope, Dave Hogan, and The Grimm Generation. Saturday, Café nine’s Weekly afternoon jazz jam will be hosted by the George Baker Band.  Saturday night New Haven Burlesque presents Day of the Dead Burlesque Cabaret.  Sunday brings a Bluegrass Jam w/ Stacy Phillips at 4pm. More online at www.cafenine.com.

Tonight up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, brings Michael Palin's 18 piece Other Orchestra’s weekly. This Wednesday’s long running weekly blues jam is hosted by Tommy Whalen. Friday, Lustre Kings stop make for a night of rooting tooting rock and roll at Sally’s. Saturday, night Easy Baby a brand new New England Blues act takes the stage. www.blackeyedsally’s.com
At 7:00 pm tonight, here in Middletown, The Middlesex County Historical Society presents  furniture restorer and gilder, Peter Gedrys who will speak on the topic, “Furniture Finishes, Past and Present,” at the General Joseph Mansfield House, 151 Main Street, Middletown. 860-346-0746 for information. 

Tomorrow/ Wednesday at 5pm, Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts presents: the lecture—“Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings, 1968-2007 at the CFA Hall. Friday night, The Center for the Arts presents a performance by Vieux Farka Touré  (sounds like View Farka Too-ray)  in Crowell Concert Hall. Often called the "Hendrix of the Sahara,", He is the son of late legendary guitar player Ali Farka Touré. Vieux Farka Touré is known for dazzling audiences with his speed and dexterity on the instrument, combining West African music with blues, rock, and reggae.

Saturday night Wesleyan’s CFA presents: So Much of Any Year is Flammable: Mantra Percussion + Paula Matthusen for an evening of works by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen performed by Mantra Percussion Ensemble as well as special guest vocalist Jamie Jordan in Wesleyan’s  Memorial Chapel on High Street.  www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place on Wednesday, MINUS THE BEAR,  INVSN,  and Slow Bird take the stage. Thursday, KB EVENTS PRESENTs CEDRIC GERVAIS with Joey Fedz, JONESY, and JuanDingo opening. Friday, Shakedown plays the Grateful Dead and Beyond at Toad’s. String Band and Eggy open that show. Details at www.toadsplace.com. 

Back in New Haven, on Wednesday at 9 p.m., Manic Productions Presents William Tyler (of Silver Jews & Lambchop) along with The Inclined Plane for a free show  at Bar.   Thursday night Manic Presents: Spring Heeled Jack, Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One, The Hempsteadys, and Choke Puppy  at The Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden. Also on Thursday night in Hartford,  Manic Productions Presents: The Sea and Cake and Teen Daze at Arch St Tavern. Friday night at The Spaceland Ball Room,  Manic presents: Obi Fernandez, Sammy Kay & The Fast Four, and  Math the Band plus another show at the Space featuring Cute is what we aim for, Turnover, Tallhart, and more. www.manicproductions.com


On Thursdays at 7pm, Author Elisabeth Petry leads a Veterans' Writing Group at the Russell Library here in Middletown.  www.russelllibrary.org
This Saturday from noon to 5pm, Middletown’s ARTFARM and Vermont's iconic Bread and Puppet Theater join forces to offer "Arse Kicking Puppetry, Ding Dongs and the Radical Farming of Art", a unique community workshop where participants will learn techniques to develop new work and then create original pieces. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Contact ARTFARM at info@art-farm.org or call (860)346-4390 for more information or to register.

Farmer’s Market season is just about over. This Friday brings the final North Ed Farmers Market of the season to the parking lot of Its Only Natural Market on Main St.    The Higganum Farmer’s Market also wraps up this Friday 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:

Here in Middletown, on Tuesday nights during October and November, you can catch Common Ground 2013: The Fifth Middletown International Film Festival. Tonight brings a screening of the 2011 French Film, Intouchables to the Center for Film Studies at Wesleyan University.  More online at www.arts2go.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight and tomorrow (Wednesday), you can catch, Rebels with a Cause, a documentary spotlighting a group of citizens who fought to preserve open space, protect agriculture and wildlife and establish a public park in densely populated urban center. Real Art Ways is also showing Good Old Freda through Wednesday. This is a film about the Beatles Secretary and Friend, who worked with the band during their entire career.   There will be no films Thursday, through the weekend as Real Art Ways prepares for their annual fundraising gala, The Odd Ball. www.realartways.com  for details.

Tonight and Tomorrow Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, is showing the 50th anniversary restored British 1963 psychological thriller, The Servant. Thursday night Cinestudio begins a run of LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER 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, 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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