Wednesday, January 22, 2014

01-22-14 Jive

Good evening! It’s Wednesday, Jan. 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 listener supported 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.

Okay! Now for our rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tonight brings the Buddhist Film Festival with “Streams of Light – Shin Buddhism in America.” Friday, it’s Cricket Tell the Weather, a five-piece indie string band featuring bluegrass-inspired original music.  Saturday morning brings community yoga and an empowerment workshop to the Buttonwood, and then at 8 p.m., Asylum Quartet, four saxophonists performing classical masterpieces, pulsing electronic sounds of minimalism, and euphoric klezmer at breakneck speeds. .

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight, DrinkDeeply presents Food, with the Kitchen Sink and Four on Three. Thursday brings Grayson Hugh to Café Nine. Then Friday, it’s Tom Hearn, followed by The Dictators NYC and Dead City. Café nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon jazz jam session will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi & Friends.  That’s followed at 9pm by the Go Kat Go ! Birthday Bash, with Screamin' Rebel Angels and The Bloodshots. Sunday’s bluegrass jam at Café Nine is with Stacy Phillips, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Morris Trent Band. .

 Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight, their weekly Wednesday night open Blues Jam will be hosted by Tommy Whalen. Friday, Blues Man -Poppa Chubby, takes the Sally’s stage. Saturday, it’s Ryan Hartt &the Blue Hearts. 

Manic Productions brings several shows to nearby venues this week. Tonight, at Bar in New Haven, it’s Woodsman and Atrina. Saturday at Hamden’s Spaceland Ballroom, it’s a night of Ska with Mephiskapheles, Flip Ya For Real, Inspector 7, and the Hempsteadys.

Here in Middletown this tomorrow/Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m brings the 3rd Annual Gala resident Art Show to One Mac Donough Place in Middletown, the event also features residents reading original poetry, live music, fabulous hors d'ouvres, desserts, coffee and wine.  860-358-5811 for info.

Thursday night in Hartford, Middletown’s own Ultimate M.C. El Vee hosts a night of hip hop at Sully’s Pub. Friday night Bragging Rights w/ Sadplant & Two Fisted Law take the Sully’s stage. Saturday brings an appearance by Dirty Sanchez.

at Toad’s Place in New Haven, Thursday brings Gramatik’s winter tour 2014, with Branx and Gibbz. Friday is the Opus Blizzard B-Day Bash 2014, presented by Mindsnap Music, featuring Alcoholica, Earth, Darkitecht, Nasty Disaster, Kings & Liars, NightBitch, and Curse The Son. Sunday brings Lotus and The Werks to Toad’s. .

Friday in Middletown brings the first in a series of enrollment fairs for folks who are uninsured or underinsured, and unsure about how to apply for the new Health Insurance through CT's Exchange. Staffers of community-based agencies will provide free one-on-one help with the online application process between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Green Street Arts Center, 51 Green Street. You must bring copies of last year’s tax return, Social Security numbers for all family members applying, citizenship or immigrant status documents and your most recent pay stub. Can’t make Friday’s enrollment fair? Mark your calendar for two in February, on the 12th and 22nd. If you are interested in attending any of the fairs, call Vicky Lowe at (860) 465-8281 x106. 

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

At RealArtWays in Hartford, through Thursday you can catch the new documentary,  More Than Honey, an informative, and suitably contemplative study of the bee world and the bee-population crisis. Opening Friday and running till the end of January is The Rocket, in which a boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family (and a couple of ragged misfits) through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war, the boy builds a giant rocket to prove he's not cursed and to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: a rocket festival. Saturday, for one matinee showing only, it’s Blue is the Warmest Color, winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes last year. The film centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle, who is climbing to adulthood and dreams of experiencing her first love.
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Tonight at Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, begins a run of the thriller, Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks. Sunday brings Generation War, part 1 and part 2, a controversial and widely-seen German television miniseries that has finally gotten a film release in the United States. It tells the story of five friends who, on Christmas Eve 1941, celebrate and promise to meet again in one year’s time. It turns into the last moment of their youth, as the war begins, affecting them each in different ways.

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Here’s what’s planned:

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.

That's followed by 30minutes of news and commentary from the World Socialist Website at 6pm

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 the EDM continues on N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk bringing you 90 minutes of Raga- Jungle, break-beats, and dub step mixed live.

at 11pm It’s midnight Munchiez with Gus Lo for a late night snack of below ground hip hop and street music.

At 12:30 we air an encore broadcast of the 3rd installation of 75 years of Music for Social Change.

The Late Night Concert Series comes on at 2am

The BBC world news starts at 4am and that’s  followed by NPR's Morning Edition at 5am.

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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Thanks for listening! Stay tuned for some great free form radio with Pickup Stix!

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