Good evening! It’s Monday, March 24th. 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 Ben Michael – Thanks for joining us.
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.
Tonight, beginning at 8 p.m., you can catch the Anything Goes open Mic at the Buttonwood Tree, with this week’s host Brian Basil. Wednesday at 7:00pm, The Buddhist Film Festival continues at The Buttonwood with The documentary “Souls of Zen – Buddhism, Ancestors, and the 2011 Tsunami in Japan”. Friday, there will be a Closing Reception for the “Through Her Eyes” Collective Women’s Art Show from 4:30-6:30pm. Friday night Singer Songwriter, Kerri Powers celebrates the release of her new CD.
Saturday morning at the Buttonwood there'll be quigong (Chi Kung), tai chi, and community yoga. Saturday afternoon at 1pm, the Free Poets Collective Free Poets Collective hosts an International Arts event. Woman Scream International has its origins in Dominican Republic and is part of that country’s celebration for National Woman Month. This event has grown to be worldwide and Free Poets Collective is proud to bring the international "Woman Scream” international poetry project to Connecticut. Saturday evening at 8 p.m. The buttonwood presents a night of Jazz with Jen Allen and her ensemble. 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. More at www.buttonwood.org
Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight’s brings the weekly Hartford Jazz Society’s Jazz Monday event. On Tuesdays, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. Wednesday’s Blues Jam is with Tim Mcdonald. Friday night you can catch the country sounds of the Charlie Allen Band at Sally’s. Saturday night Mark Mercier & the Big Yams make for an evening of swampy New Orleans funk and soul. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Tonight Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, The Nigerian vocalist Joy Ike makes her debut performance CT . Elle Sera, Tina Colon open the show. Tomorrow night Nine features a 7pm early shows with Stacy Phillips and his Bluegrass Characters followed by a 9:30 pm curtain for a bill featuring The Winchester Local, Carly Howard, and Xavier Serrano at Café Nine. Wednesday night you can catch a triple bill featuring Planeside, Big Mark and the Double Barrells, and Kev King. Thursday night Telecaster slinger Bill Kirchen plays a solo show. Greg Trooper opens that one. Friday brings mountains of the Moon to the nine for an early 5pm show. After that the nine is closed for a private party. Saturday’s afternoon Jazz Jam session at the Nine will be hosted by Billy Cofrances this week. Saturday, you can catch a free show featuring Ceschi, Louis Logic. Gregory Pepper and his problems, Ecid, DJ Mo Niklz and more. Sunday brings a Bluegrass Jam with Stacey Phillips at 4 followed the The Sunday night Jam with the Cobalt Rhythm Kings by www.cafenine.com.
Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Thursday night there’s a Dub Step EDM party featuring over 8 DJs. Fridaynight Shakedown plays the Grateful Dead and Beyond. Sunday night, Dance Hall Reggae Sensation, Mr Vegas bring his new tour to the toad’s Main stage www.toadsplace.com
Thursday through Saturday Wesleyan University Center For the Arts: presents the 28th conference of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States.
More online at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
The CT Poetry Society Middletown Chapter holds its meetings on the last Wednesday of every month. The meetings are open to the public and take place at: 6 p.m. in The Russell Library’s Meeting Room 3 you can RSVP to Pamela: email@example.com or 860.563.5761
Elisabeth Petry continues to lead The Veterans' Writing Group at 7:00 pm on Thursdays in Meeting Room 2 at Russell Library www.russelllibrary.org (860) 347-2528
Tomorrow night Manic Productions Presents: Typhoon, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, and Wild Ones at the Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. Wednesday night Manic presents DTCV (ex-Guided by Voices) Spaceships, and Oughts for a free show at BAR in New Haven. Manic presents Dead Rider (ex-US Maple), Florida=Death, Space Orphans, and Phemale at theouter Space Thursday night and Little Daylight, Terraplane Sun, and Flagship at the space on Friday night. www.manicproductions.org
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut: Real Art Ways in Hartford, continues their run of “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me”, a documentary using rare archival footage and cinema verite to chronicle the life of the 87-year-old Broadway legend. Friday there will be a screening of Mainden Trip about a 14 year old girl who sails around the world alone. This weekend Real Art Way’s begins a run of New York International Children's Film Festival Animated Shorts
tonight and tomorrow, Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, concludes their run of the Belgian film Broken Circle Breakdown, in which a woman’s idyllic life in the countryside is disrupted by her daughter’s illness.. Wednesday Cinestudio kicks off a run of American hustle. www.cinestudio.org.
And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.
Right after the Jive at Five, Stick around for afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry for an hour of classic Jazz.
At 6pm stay tuned for Real Talk with Jonathan Spira featuring interviews of professors from the Connecticut area, from Classics and the Humanities to Sciences and Mathematics.
At 6:30 75 % folk with Michael Benson for 90 minutes of folk, jazz, blues, world music and more.
From 8-9:30 stay tuned for Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin featuring Americana music from Nashville and around the country including Folk, acoustic Country and roots-Rock from both emerging and veteran artists. Plus, interviews with performers and songwriters.
From 9:30-11pm The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee brings you the music of yesterday’s future, today.
At 11pmGirl Power Hour with DJ Moe and DJ Jeffrey presents an hour Chicks with picks and licks.
From 12-12:30am Romancipation with Dr. Love and DJ Smooth present Tips on dating, love, and all of the above – and some songs to go with them.
At 12:30 it’s The Late Night Format with Adi Slepack. Based on a TV talk show format, the show will include a topical monologue, small and large entertainment segments, with guests, and pseudo-"musical performances".
At 1:30 Meet Music with DJ Rami explores a specific artist and their work and discuss the artist's influences, as well as how the artist has influenced their genre of music. I will change the music genre each month.
From 2:30-4am Free Association with DJ Robin Hood Traveling through the past half-century (and beyond!) of popular music through song-by-song associations, from lyrical similarities to historical connections to the occasional Freudian slip.
The BBC kicks world news comes your way 4am and Moring Edition from NPR kicks off our broadcast day tomorrow at 5am.
And that’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you di dn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at wesufm.org/jive.
2014 marks 75 years of alternative music, public affairs, and community service for WESU. Look for information on special programming and events online at www.wesufm.org
Now stay tuned for Charles Henry.