Tuesday, September 30, 2014

09-30-14 Jive

Good afternoon, it's Tuesday, September 30th, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and run down 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 joining us.

Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, its comedy night with Dan Rice and other standup comics. Tomorrow/Wednesday brings The Lost Riots to the Café Nine stage, along with Dear Sirs, Rusty Things and Straight to VHS. Thursday, it’s Yarn, with the Lost Bayou Ramblers. Then Friday brings Buzz Gordo’s Ski Lodge at 5, followed at 9 by Las Cafeteras, with Rick Reyes and Fernandito Ferrer. Saturday’s jazz jam will be with Mike Coppola and Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by The 3 Pack and The Manchurians. Sunday afternoon, the Vultures, Thee Icepicks and Tsunamibots perform at 3, followed at 8 by the Blues Boot Camp with Greg Sherrod.www.cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s,  on Tuesday nights  Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. Wednesday’s blues jam is with Gene Donaldson.  Then Thursday brings 7 Below, a Phish Tribute, to the Sally’s stage. Friday, it’s Lee-Ann Lovelace & G Tree. Saturday, it’s Mike Law and the Playboys. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts hosts a number of events this week, Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2:30pm in Memorial Chapel, there will be a Masterclass led by Filippo Mariottini, from Rome , then he will perform on Sunday at 4 at the chapel. The program is cosponsored by the American Guild of Organists. 

Thursday at 4:15, in Wesleyan’s Public Affairs Center, author Eli Clifton presents a talk called, Big Data Investigative Journalism: How Public Documents and the Internet Helped Map the Islamophobia Industry.

Thursday and Friday at 8 at the CFA Theater, the Builders Association presents Sontag: Reborn,  the Connecticut premiere of a synthesis of poetic video and sound about Susan Sontag, an event that’s been described as “a spellbinding x-ray of a writer’s psyche.”

Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Russell House, the West End String Quartet performs works by Shostakovich and Mozart.  The West End String Quartet features Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Jessica Meyer on violin, and fellow Wesleyan chamber music instructors Sarah Washburn on violin, Anne Berry on cello, and John Biatowas on viola. Find information about all CFA events at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

On Wednesday, Middletown Scottish Country Dancers hold classes for beginning and experienced dancers from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at First Church on Court Street. Partners not necessary. Wear soft-soled shoes. For information, call Lucile Blanchard at 860-347-0278

Manic Productions presents a number of shows at area venues this week. Wednesday night Manic presents Vacationer and Brick + Mortar at Bar in New Haven.  Friday, Manic presents Balance and Composure at The Heirloom Arts Theater in Danbury.  Also on Friday, EMA and other bands will be at The Space in Hamden. www.manicproductions.org

At Toad’s Place, down in New Haven on Thursday night you can catch Lil Durk, with Gunemdown and DJ Rush. And Friday, it’s Cherub, with Ghost Beach and Gibbz. www.toadsplace.com.

Friday, Wesleyan students are invited to compete in the university’s Midnight Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, from 10 pm to 3 a.m. at the Freeman Athletic Center fieldhouse for prizes and campus bragging rights. More info by emailing pverrillo@wesleyan.edu

Friday evening, The Buttonwood Tree presents NYC-based performing artist Zach Maxwell for a unique blend of hypnotic-spiritual grooves and pop hooks. Saturday’s performance is by Turkish jazz guitarist/composer Sinan Bakir. www.buttonwood.org.

This weekend brings the Powder Ridge Festival to Middlefield. This two-day family friendly event brings together more than a dozen regional and local bands, food, a beer and wine garden, and a Kid’s Zone! Vendors and sponsors will be on-site including a bounce house, face painting, jugglers, craft activities and foliage lift rides.  Musical entertainment includes The Michael Cleary Band, The Bus, The McLovins, Shakedown, James and the Untold Riches and more. Details http://powderridgefestival.com/    

This Saturday The Spiritualist Church of Love and Light presents a  Fund Raising concert with Didgeridoo performer, Phil Shiva Jones from at 7pm at First Church of Christ, Congregational Church on Court Street in Middletown. more online athttp://spiritualistchurchofloveandlight.org  or   https://www.facebook.com/Churchofloveandlight 

Higganum Congregational Church hosts its annual Gladys Burr Peck Memorial Concert this Sunday, hosting a visiting concert organist from Spoleto, Italy. Filippo Mariottini will perform pipe organ music by Mendelssohn, Frank, Brahms, Bach, Buxtehude, Frescobaldi, and Hindemith. This takes place Sunday, October 5 at 4pm at Higganum Congregational Church, 23 Parsonage Rd. in Higganum. The concert is free and open to the public with a free will offering. 

On Saturday and Sunday, The Connecticut Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "The Gondoliers” at Valley Regional High School in Deep River. http://ctgands.org/

On Sunday, the Middletown County Historical Society’s 29th Annual Antique Car Show and Flea Market will feature a 1964 ½ Mustang , which was introduced to the public at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, with more than 22,000 cars ordered the first day. The sticker price: $2,557. This year’s event is at a new location, Palmer Field, adjacent to Washington Street in Middletown. Car registration begins at 8:30 am and judging starts at 11:30 am with trophies awarded at 2:30 pm. In case of rain, the show will be held Sunday, October 12. The Middletown Sports Hall of Fame at Palmer Field will also be open to visitors beginning at 10 am.

Based in Middletown, Artists for World Peace presents its fourth annual Broadway fundraiser, this Sunday October 5th in NYC, featuring over one dozen Broadway performers who will sing, dance, and tell stories to help children all over the world. The evening will begin at 9:00 PM in Joe's Pub, and will be followed by a post-show party with the cast in The Public Theater's restaurant, The Library. This is a rare opportunity to see Broadway performers in an intimate club setting. Artists for World Peace is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Artists for World Peace raises funds through making art to support grass-roots organizations in communities around the world.  http://www.artistsforworldpeace.org/

The Hartford HodgePodge street fair and festival continues through October 18 every Saturday from 11 to 4 at State House Square. Visit  www.hartfordhodgepodge.com

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Tonight (Tuesday) at 7 p.m., Common Ground, the 6th Annual Middletown International Film Festival, opens at Russell Library with the 2012 film Wadjda (kind of sounds like Wad-jida)  in which an enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. Russell Library has partnered with Middlesex Community College and Wesleyan University to select and screen six acclaimed international films on Tuesday evenings through November 4. www.russelllibrary.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford,   the surreal romance  “The One I Love,”  and  “Take Me to the River,” a celebration of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians making a historic new album continue through Thursday. Friday, Real Art Ways presents a onetime screening of Richard Linklater's Boyhood.  Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, this groundbreaking story of growing is seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes.

Friday Real Art Ways also opens a run of the film Wetlands, telling the story of 18-year-old Helen Memel, who, struggling with her parents’ divorce, spends her time experimenting and breaking one social taboo after another. www.realartways.org 

Tonight Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, ends their run of “Frank,” about a group of performers who take to the Irish countryside. Tomorrow Wednesday brings a one-time showing of Iranian documentary films. Thursday brings a one-time showing of the thriller, Eastern Boys, to Cinestudio.  Friday and Saturday, it’s Boyhood, chronicling the coming-of-age of a boy played by a single actor filmed over 12 years. Then Sunday begins a run of A Letter to Momo, a delicate hand-drawn film that will delight fans of anime, no matter their age. www.cinestudio.org.
Now here's a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU tonight.
Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for Wild Wild Live with Rachie and Hibiki for a sneak peek into the wild world of live music at Wesleyan.

 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 form 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 Wild Wild live with Rachie and Hibiki. 

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