Good evening, it's Tuesday, November 12th. 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!
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.
On Tuesday nights in Middletown, the Mattabesset Canoe Club at Harbor Park offers acoustic solo music. Wednesday brings the weekly Irish Session. Thursday the canoe club presents a weekly jazz series. Then Friday, you can catch some live blues. www.mattabessetcanoeclub.com for details.
At The Russell Library here in Middletown tonight, The Russell Readers invite you to join them to discuss the poetry of Allen Ginsberg. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 7-8:20pm in Meeting Room 3 at Russell Library. Elisabeth Petry continues to lead The Veterans' Writing Group at 7:00 pm on Thursdays at The library and Thursday night at 7pm the Award Winning wind ensemble, WindSync, performs in the Hubbard room. www.russelllibrary.org
On Tuesdays nights At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band works out new material. Wednesday’s long running Blues Jam at Sally's will be hosted by Ed Bradley, this week. Friday, The Michael Cleary Band takes the Sally’s stage. Saturday night qualified Blues chanteuse Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers take the stage. www.blackeyedsally’s for details.
Down in New Haven tonight at Cafe Nine, The Alehounds and Al Pist share a bill. Wednesday night Drink Deeply presents Food. And The In-Side. Thursday night at Cafe 9, Manic Productions Presents: Fake Babies and Violent Mae. On Friday, there’s an early show featuring Paul Belbusti and Scott Fitch. Eddie Spaghetti, Bloodshot Bill, & Shaka & the Soul Shakers take the stage at 8pm for the late show. Saturday, the weekly Café 9 Jazz Jam session will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends. Later on Saturday night Oddball Events presents The Tarbox Ramblers along Girls, Guns, and Glory on the Café nine stage. www.cafenine.com
Also down in New Haven At Toad's Place tonight, Lucero and titus Andronicus take the stage. This Thursday, it’s “DSK CHK” (sounds like disk check) Presented by Midnite Society. www.toadsplace.com
Here in Middletown, every Monday at The Buttonwood Tree Wednesday night, The Evening Oasis returns with and evening of traditional belly dancing. On the second Thursday each month Cocomo Rock & Al Bower Jr, co-host the Monthly writers out loud literary prose open mic at the Buttonwood. Friday night, the band TRAG performs original Prog-Rock with an Alterna-twinge at The Buttonwood Tree. Saturday mornings get started with Tai Chi, Qigong, and Yoga followed by self empowerment workshops.
Saturday evening, Singer Songwriter Brad Cole stops by the buttonwood for his self described eclectic blend of Americana over a grooving bossa nova/rock sound. 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 while Food Not Bombs serves it up outside. You're also invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church on Court Street. Sunday evening popular pianist/composer Robin Spielberg will perform solo piano for one night only. Details about all this and more online at: www.buttonwood.org for more info.
Here in Middletown tomorrow/Wednesday night at 7pm,Wesleyan University Center for the Arts: presents a stage production of "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov in the CFA Theater, on Washington Terrace. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Wesleyan’s 92 Theater you can catch the Connecticut premiere of Kyle Abraham’s Abraham.In.Motion’s dance event, “Pavement” in which the company re-imagines John Singleton's 1991 film "Boyz N The Hood" . Saturday night at 8pm brings The Annual Wesleyan Orchestra Fall Concert to Crowell Concert Hall. More details about all of these events at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
Wednesday night Manic Productions Presents: And So I Watch You From Afar, This Town Needs Guns, Mylets, and Wess Meets West at the Space in Hamden Also on Wednesday night, Manic presents Plants and Animals Kindred Queer at Bar in New Haven. Friday night Manic presents A Special Intimate Evening with... CAT POWER (performing SOLO) at Center Church on the Green (aka Meeting House) in New Haven. Nico Turner opens that show. www.manicproductions.org
On Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. the annual Benefit Bowl Supper will be held in the Middletown High School cafeteria. All proceeds are donated to the Amazing Grace food pantry. The cost is $11 for adults and $5 for children. Homemade meat and vegetarian chilies will be served in handmade pottery bowls decorated by MHS students, staff and Wesleyan Potters. All attendees can take their bowls home at the end of the evening. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling Charlotte McCoid at 860-632-1185.
Riverwood Poetry Series' 2013-14 season continues this Thursday, at Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford featuring OneWordCT, Connecticut's National Youth Slam Team. Doors open at 6:30 PM featured poets begin promptly at 7:00. This is FREE but donations are gratefully accepted.You can find more info at www.riverwoodpoetry.org and on Facebook.
The Art Guild of Middletown’s November demonstration will be The Art of Doodling: Historic to the current fashion of Zentangle, presented by Ann Grasso at 7 pm this Thursday at the Middlefield Federated Church, 402 Main Street, Middlefield.
Friday night hometown musical superstars, Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem will perform at Middlesex Community College at 7 p.m. in Chapman Hall. The concert will be family-friendly with the first part aiming at the kid crowd, and the second half directed to an older audience, but will contain nothing a child couldn’t enjoy as well. Although the concert is free, reservations will be required. Register. Check www.arts2go.org for the reservation link.
Speaking of local musical superstars, Two of Middletown’s own will perform this weekend at a new venue in Middletown. The Noah Baerman Trio will perform at Scatz Restaurant and Lounge on Main St Extension this Friday evening. Saturday night living legend blues and Jazz Vocalist, Ms. Kitty Kathryn takes the Scatz stage. For more information call (860) 347-2289
Gallery 53 is running its "Miniature Masterpiece" show through November 20th. Gallery 53 is located at 53 Colony Street in Meriden. For further information please go to www.gallery53.org.
Now here's a rundown of some cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Through Thursday at Real Art Ways in Hartford, you can catch Jonathan Demme’s documentary “ENZO AVITABILE: Music Life”, about the Neapolitan multi-musician and composer. Also showing through Thursday is the film: After Tiller, which intimately explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. Tomorrow night, The Science on the Screen film series presents: FORBIDDEN PLANET .This weekend Real Art Ways begins runs of the surrealist film “Escape from tomorrow” and the documentary “La Camioneta“www.realartways.org for details.
Ending it’s run tonight at Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, is “In a World”, an offbeat comedy about a young woman aspiring to do movie-trailer voiceovers in a field dominated by deep-voiced men, where her own father is the reigning king. Wednesday, Cinestudio kicks off their 15th annual Eros Film festival. You can find the detailed listings online at www.cinestudio.org
Now, 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 invites 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