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Good evening! It’s Thursday, January 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 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 J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY, Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. Thanks for joining us!
Now for our rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.
Here in Middletown tonight Author Elisabeth Petry will continue to lead The Veterans' Writing Group at 7:00 pm on in Meeting Room 2 at Russell Library. www.Russellllibrary.org
Also, here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tonight is Film night and they will be showing “Heart of the Country" at 7pm. Friday night Firecracker – Nathan Day & JD Williams make for a night of Americana and folk music. Saturday morning kicks off with Tai Chi and a self empowerment workshop. Saturday night Charter Oak Bluegrass returns to the Buttonwood. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1 pm, all are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal beforehand at 11 am at First Church Congregational on Court Street. Sunday evening brings the Monthly Poetry Pot-Luck to the Buttonwood. You can find out more about these events at www.buttonwood.org
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, tonight there’s LOCAL ROCK SHOWCASE with, Agenda 21, Civil Pilots, Cold Pizza, Common Ground, Haris Shah, House Silbor, Royal Din, and Walking Contradiction. Friday night blues rock legend JOHNNY WINTER returns to the Toads Place Stage. Murray The Wheel and JW Jones open that show. Sunday brings the Toad’s Place Annual MLK FUNKFEST…IN LILLY’S PAD featuring Dave Kardas Band, Greg Sherrod, High Gear, 6 Train Soldier, and T.E.A.P. www.toadsplace.com.
On the third Thursday of every month, creative people come together for conversation, art and music at Real Art Ways Creative Coktail hour in Hartford. This month DJ Mal provides the music. Saturday night Real Art Wasy presents “Speak Up”, an evening of true stories centered on a common theme, told by storytellers chosen for their skill and expertise. All stories are 5-10 minutes long. The storytellers include: Chris Hall, Andrew Mayo, Matthew Dicks, Christina O'Sullivan, Jennifer Stanish, Cara Paiuk, Nathaniel Bates, John Leahy. More online at www.Realartways.org
Also down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight, the Councious hip hoppers, Political Animals headline a show at The Nine with Zak G, Apollo Suns and more opening the show.
Friday night you can catch a Record Release Show for Goodnight Blue Moon with special guests “Oh Cassius” and “Milksop:Unsung”. Cafe Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by the George Baker BAnd this week. Saturday night there’s a St Patricks Day Parade Fundraiser at Café nine with Jovial Crew and Ample.
Sunday afternoon at 4pm Drink Deeply presents: Saxtet & Andrew Beals to be followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Langley Brothers Band. www.cafenine.com
Dave Mason returns to Infinity Hall in Norfolk tonight. Tracy Walton and Eddie Seville make their way back to Infinity Hall for their rescheduled date, this Friday. Saturday night Country Rocker Junior Brown takes the Infinity Hall stage. Sunday night at 7:30pm, Singer & songwriter Robert Earl Keen returns to Infinity Hall! http://www.infinityhall.com
In Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, Friday Night, Shawn Holt & The Teardrops take the Sally’s stage for a night of authentic Blues. Shawn Holt is the son of legendary Blues Legend Magic Slim, a chip off the old block, fronting his dad's band. Ct blues group Bad Rooster takes the Sally’s Stage Saturday night. www.blackeyedsallys.com.
Manic Productions Presents: a bill headlined by Saintseneca at The Space in Hamden Friday night. LVL UP, I Kill Giants, Circle//Circle, & For Everest open that show. www.manicproductions.org
Alice in Wonderland goes to the Circus in “Circophony's Circus in Wonderland at Oddfellows Playhouse this weekend in a fast-paced, all ages 45 minute show presented by the talented teen performers of Circophony under the Direction of Dic Wheeler. Performances are Friday at 7:30 pm & Saturday at 2 pm & 7:30 pm. www.oddfellows.org
Friday night, Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge on Main Street Ext presents Jocelyn Pleasant with Corey Hutchins. That's "Scatz" with a "Z". For more information you can check out their website atwww.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com.
in Hartford on SATURDAY, The Arch Street Tavern presents: a PLEASUREDOME PARTY featuring Shag Frenzy, Post-Modern Panic, Garage Flower, and Jennifer Hill. More info atwww.archstreettavern.com
Now here's a rundown of some cinema you can catch off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Showing through tomorrow At Real Art Ways in Hartford, you can catch "Bettie Page Reveals All", an intimate look at the rise, and fall, and rise again of one of the world's most recognized and controversial sex symbols. With her razor sharp wit and Tennessee twang Bettie Page emerges from decades of seclusion to reveal her secret past and narrate her own life story.
Friday Real Art Ways opens a run of the new documentary, More than honey, an informative, and suitably contemplative study of the bee world and the bee-population crisis. www.realartways.org.
At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema, this week, you can experience the film, "The Great Beauty", which has been both hugely popular and sharply dividing audiences with its overarching question, Is Italy in Decline? Sunday, Cinestudio begins a run of the 1986 critically acclaimed French film, Mauvais Sang, in which Small-time crook Denis Lavant gets pulled into a superheist to break into a high tech lab to steal the cure to a fatal disease that strikes people who “make love but do not love.” More can be found at www.cinestudio.org
Now Here's a run down of tonights programing at WESU
Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
Voted #2 Radio Show – Hartford Advocate “Best Of” Poll 2013
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.
Free Speech Radio News
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.
Total Praise with Minister Latrecia
Your Thursday night Gospel music connection! A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!
Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
Where hearing is the best experience. A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.
Dj One Fam is in the air chair for 2 for 2 hrs of hip hop featuring the tracks from popular artists artist not heard on commercial radio alongside some of the talented voices from our own community.
At 12:30 tonight we present an encore broadcast of the 2st installation of “75 years of…” . This month‘s host , DJ Cheshire Cat explores socially conscious music featuring listener and staff suggestions that reflect both socially conscious music and WESU's 75 year old commitment to free form radio.
At 2am it’s our late night concert series with Psychedelic Rick for 2 hours Governmentt Mule recorded live, this past New Years Eve, at Beacon Theater in NYC.
The BBC presents an hour of International news coverage at 4am and we begin tomorrow's broadcast at 5 a.m. with Morning Edition from NPR.
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, and if you know of any events that you'd like to have announced on the Jive, send them email@example.com
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