Tuesday, September 16, 2014

09-16-14 Jive

Good evening! It’s Tuesday, September 16th. This is the Jive at Five, our community calendar and rundown of nighttime 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 Marianne O’Hare, producer of Conversations on HealthCare.

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:
Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown, there’s a Laughter Yoga “Playshop” at 6, led by Mylene Poitras.  Indian Summer performs at 7 on Friday, with easy listening Jazz and Pop.  Saturday morning at 10:30 they continue the Aligned with Source workshop with Annaita Gandhy, and this week’s theme is “Our World – Our Family.”  Saturday at 8 they have New Age Piano with Dan Kennedy, and on Sunday there’s Poetry Potluck at 4 p.m.  Eric Kuhn’s photography exhibit, “Quintessential New England:  A Day in the Life,” continues though the month.  www.buttonwood.org

On Tuesday nights at Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. Wednesday’s weekly Blues Jam at 8 is hosted by Tommy Whalen.  On Friday at 8:45 they’ve got Shaka & the Soul Shakers, offering Swamp Soul. On Saturday at 9, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood takes the stage, offering blues, rock, funk, and soul.  www.blackeyedsallys.com  

Tonight down in New Haven, at Café Nine, Peter Case and Joe Flood take the stage, and Wednesday’s headliner is La Tunda, along with Reptilian Race and Shaun Bowen. On Wednesday, Go Kat Go! presents The Chop Tops, and Rusty Things at 9.   On Friday night they’ve got The Bernie Worrell Orchestra, along with Jen Durkin and the Business, at 9. Saturday afternoon’s weekly jazz jam session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by The Weeks, and Laundry Day.  On Sunday at 4 there’s Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School, with The Original Sunday Night Jam following at 8 p.m., featuring The Langley Project.   www.cafenine.com.

Manic Productions presents a number of shows at area venues this week. Tonight ( Tuesday), they offer Deafheaven, No Joy, and Indian Handcrafts at The Ballroom at The Outer Space, in Hamden.  On Wednesday, at Bar in New Haven, there’s Steve Rodgers (of Mighty Purple), along with Kindred Queer.  Thursday’s show at The Space in Hamden brings you Whirr, Cloakroom, Stone Titan, and glow.   www.manicproductions.com

Infinity Hall’s new Hartford venue brings Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, and the Felice Brothers, to the stage tomorrow/Wednesday at 8.  On Thursday night you can catch Amy Helm and The Handsome Strangers, with special guest Darlingside, also at 8.  Fridays offering is New Riders of the Purple Sage with special guest Kerri Powers, and on Saturday there’s Deer Tick, with special guest Oh, Cassius!  Sunday’s 7:30 show brings you Chick Corea & The Vigil, with acoustic and electric classics. http://www.infinityhall.com for information  

At Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge in Middletown, there’s an Open Mic Poetry Night this Wednesday at 8.  On Friday, they have Sez Zion on the stage at 8, with a first-time performance by SHOWTIME on Saturday night.www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com. That’s scatz with a z.

Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Friday night Shakedown pays The Dead & beyond, with open performances by, Off the Dome, and Back From Earth.  In Lilly’s Pad on Friday, they’ve got Positive ID, Goat Herder, Zavier, and more for a 6:30 show.  www.toadsplace.com

The Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan opens the landscape paintings exhibit of Tula Telfair on Tuesday with an opening reception and talk at 5.  The exhibit runs through December 7.  On Wednesday, there’s a panel discussion at CFA Hall at 7 on “Gender, Islam, and the ‘Muslim Problem’.” Also at the CFA Theater on Friday, the dance ensemble LeeSaar The Company will perform Princess Crocodile at 8 p.m.  

WESU is a sponsor of "Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan", a yearlong exploration presented by Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts to expand awareness, knowledge, and understanding of Muslim cultures through the lens of performance. This Saturday, September 20, the Planet Hip Hop Festival, curated by Nomadic Wax, will feature three afternoon workshops and evening performances by international  Muslim women in hip hop, including London's spoken-word duo Poetic Pilgrimage, the U.S. debut of Montreal-based Algerian singer-songwriter and rapper Meryem Saci as a solo artist, and the New England debut of Washington, D.C.-based and Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, poet, and emcee Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh as a solo artist.  More information by calling 860-685-3355 or online a t www.wesufm.org/cfa
On Wednesday, the Friends of the Wesleyan Library present a free lecture, “Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and the American University,” by David Rabban at 7 p.m. at the Olin Library.  www.arts2go.org

On Thursday, Salons at Stowe hosts a discussion “Women’s Healthcare in the Age of Obamacare and Hobby Lobby,” at 5 p.m. at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford.  Details at www.harrietbeecherstowe.org

The Middletown Arts Stakeholders Group has a potluck supper on Wednesday at 5 at Russell Library. Details at www.arts2go.com

On Saturday at 2pm, Anthony Riccio will speak on his book “Farms, Factories and Families:  Italian American Women of Connecticut.” at the library  www.russelllibrary.org

The Hartford Public Library has offerings to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.  Bomba & Plena workshops and presentations occur all week.  On Saturday at 1 p.m. the Damian Curtis Trio performs jazz outdoors at the downtown branch. The exhibit “Family Traits,” by Peruvian artist Isabel Acosta, continues through the month at the Artwalk gallery downtown. www.hlpct.org

Connecticut Heritage Productions of Middletown presents “Equus” this Thursday through Saturday at Oddfellows Playhouse. www.chproductions.org

Every Friday, at 9 p.m., Dave Downs hosts a weekly open mic and invites songwriters to perform at The Nest, located at 129 Church Street, Middletown.  Info at 860.788.2736.

The Guilford Agricultural Fair happens this weekend, Friday through Sunday.  Enjoy rides, a llama show, tractor pull, food and more. www.guilfordfair.org

The Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program sponsors the Connecticut Cycling Festival this Saturday and Sunday in Hartford, and includes trials, tours, training, freestyle shows, and more.  Find locations and start times at www.bikereg.com/ctcy

Hartford’s Envisionfest festival takes place this Saturday in Hartford from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and includes art, theater, music, biking and more.  Their two open-air markets include Hartford HodgePodge and State of Makers Marketplace.  www.envisionfesthartford.com

Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets are offering their fall harvest to you, and are located: in Middletown on Tuesdays; in East Haddam and Old Saybrook on Wednesdays; in Clinton, Durham, and Middletown on Thursdays; in Higganum and Middletown on Fridays; in Ivoryton on Saturdays, and in Chester on Sundays.  www.ctnofa.org fills in the details.

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “The Trip to Italy,” a comedic culinary road trip that reunites Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as they retrace the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy, continues through Thursday. And tonight through Wednesday they’re showing “Alive Inside,” a documentary about the power of music to awaken memories in nursing home residents.    On Friday the run of “God Help the Girl” opens; it’s a story of musicians spending a dream-like summer together in Glasgow, Scotland.  On Saturday they open “The One I Love,” about a couple on a weekend romantic getaway that turns surreal. As part of the Feminist Film Festival, there’s a one-time showing at 3 on Saturday of “Strong,” a documentary about Olympic weightlifter Cheryl Haworth.  And Saturday night at 7, there’s the monthly Improvisations event, featuring legendary British saxophonist Evan Parker.     www.realartways.org

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, “Land Ho!” - about a pair of older characters who take a road trip to Iceland - continues through Tuesday.  On Wednesday through Sunday you can see “Magic in the Moonlight,” Woody Allen’s film about a British magician and American clairvoyant who meet on the Riviera in the 1920’s.  It stars Colin Firth and Emma Stone.  On Saturday they open “The Dance of Reality, a film by Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, about a copper-mining town high above Santiago.  There’s a matinee of National Theatre Live’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” this Sunday.   www.cinestudio.org.

Now here's a look at what's on WESU-FM tonight.
Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for The Explorers’ Hour with Pickup Sticks, who invites you to Venture into the infinity of the unknown to explore rock, pop, and experimental music both new and old!
 From 6-6:30pm it’s The Production Report with Kiley and Allis, who’ll report on entertainment industry news, deliver predictions, review new movies and shows, and interview industry professionals.

From 6:30-8pm Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill presents an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, bluegrass, and other music that has a roots influence. There’s a fairly comprehensive concert listing at 7pm, live guests on occasion and ticket giveaways too!

At 8pm The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry offers a weekly dose of area artists and musicians of every genre.

 At pm Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat is a free forme music show that features everything from From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog. Oj tonight;s show, Cheshire Cat will be giving away tickets to the New Riders of the Purple Sage and a Nomadic Wax Hip Hop Concert!
From 10:30-11:30pm its Undercover with Rebecca Seidel, Bridging genres and generations, by exploring the concept of inspiration through imitation.         

At 11:30 Call It Anything with DJ Riela collaborates with current student musicians at Wesleyan, to play an assortment of music that is tailored around music similar to their own work.  

From 12:30-1:30am The Late Night Format with Adi Slepack  include a topical monologue, entertainment segments, with guests, and pseudo-"musical performances".     

From 1:30-2:30am stay tuned for  It's Kind of a Funny Story with DJ Tanner for TRUE stories, music, and poetry all pertaining to a specific word/theme selected for each episode.   

From 2:30-3:30am its The Blast Zone with Baggins and the G-O who plan to  have a wild time bantering about sports and interviewing student athletes.     
 From 3:30-4am its The Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation for an An eclectic mix of music from the WESU library.

The BBC world news service take over at 4am and Morning Edition from NPR
starts our broadcast day tomorrow 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 offerings listed in our community calendar, the Jive is posted online at www.wesufm.org/jive.

2014 marks 75 years of community radio that matters from WESU-FM. Keep an eye and ear out for news of special events marking this landmark anniversary.

Thanks! Now stay tuned for Explorer’s Hour with Pickup Sticks!

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