Monday, October 14, 2013

Mon., 10-14-13 Jive

Good evening! It’s Monday, Oct. 14th, 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 Maria Johnson, producer and host of "Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith," which airs every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday afternoon, from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. Tomorrow, part two of a series on immigration reform, featuring an interview with Latino novelist and essayist Sergio Troncoso.  Can’t listen live? Find audio of that and other shows at Okay, on with the Jive.
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.
Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tonight is the Anything Goes open mic night. Tomorrow evening at 7 by Laughter Yoga with Mimi Claire and a potluck dinner. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. brings kirtan, a musical form of yoga, with Shubalananda  to The Buttonwood Tree. Thursday is the monthly Writers Out Loud session. Friday at 8 the Cotton Hollow Rising Trio performs an acoustic folk mix of ballads, Americana, Celtic, blues & world music. 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. ll are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal beforehand at 11am at First Church Congregational on Court Street. Rumpus, an invitation to express the rhythm inside you, happens during Food Not Bombs. Also on Sunday, at 4, there will be a poetry potluck.

Tonight at 7:30 at the Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park, it’s the weekly open mic night. Tuesday brings acoustic solo music. Wednesday is Irish session night. Thursday brings the 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, mixed musical offerings by vocalist Nikita Waller.
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, tonight’s Hug a Hater Tour brings Watsky/Wax, followed by A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends. Wednesday, Soja and Aer perform. Thursday brings the Hounds of Hell Tour, with Wolfgang Gartner and Tommy, along with Bass Kleph and Charlie Darker. Friday, it’s a Tribute to Sublime, with Badfish, and Something Simple, All in Blind, and Coax Rhino.
Also in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight’s Glenn Tilbrook show  is sold out. Tomorrow brings Candye Kane with Paul Gabriel. 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.
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.blackeyedsally’
Also in Hartford, at Sully’s Pub, tonight is Acoustic Open Mic Night. Tomorrow brings acoustic music with Pete Scheips. Wednesday, it’s karaoke. Thursday, it’s the Birdcall Trip Hop Showcase. Friday is the Fat Guy Friday Happy Hour, with The Aerolites. Saturday brings DeadBeat to Sully’s, and Sunday is the Electric Open Mic. for details.
Back in Middletown, tomorrow, the Wesleyan University Center for the Arts Artful Lunch Series, featuring one artwork and one speaker for 15 minutes, showcases art history professor Katherine Kuenzli, discussing her favorite works of art. Bring your bag lunch to the Davison Art Center, 301 High Street, and enjoy coffee, homemade cookies, and conversation following the talk.
Tomorrow at 7 p.m., Common Ground 2013: The Fifth Middletown International Film Festival, features  Saving Grace.  At its heart, it is still a marijuana comedy but with well-developed characters, intelligent dialogue, a charming and capable cast, and clean, clear direction. Katya Straub, of Wesleyan University, will speak.
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
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
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 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.
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, through Wednesday, it’s Blue Caprice and Una Noche. Thursday is the Creative Cocktail Hour. Friday begins Rebels with a Cause and Good Ol’ Freda. Sunday features both those films, plus Gasland for details.

At Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, tonight through Wednesday, it’s I’m So Excited. Thursday through Saturday, NT LIVE presents MACBETH. And Sunday, it’s the exhibition Vermeer and Music, with The Servant.
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 a well-rounded jazz show on Charles Henry’s Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry until 6pm.
Weekdays at 6 Free Speech Radio News rrom the Pacifica Network offers a daily dose of alternative international news and reporting.
At 6:30 it's Life is a Killer, with Johnny Analog.
That’s followed at 8pm by The Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis.
Then at 9:30, stay tuned for the Attention Deficit Disk Jockey, with Lee, the music of yesterday’s future, today.
That’s followed at 11 by A Hate Supreem with DJ AWOL.
Then at midnight, it’s Maelstrom of the Weird with Phil Void, followed at 1 a.m. by Local Color with Peter Helman.
Next, at 2, comes the Explorer’s Hour, with Pickup Sticks, a synthesis of science, spoken word and a lot of popular music.
Then at 3, it’s 88 Keys with Mads, playing tracks chosen for their outstanding piano features.

The BBC kicks on at 4, followed by NPR's Morning Edition at 5.

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

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