Tuesday, October 7, 2014

10-07-14 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, October 7th, 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.

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight (Tues) at 6, there’s Laughter Yoga with Mimi Claire, followed by a Vegetarian Potluck.  Bob Gotta hosts his long running monthly acoustic Open Mic on Thursday at 7.  On Friday, the Blues Grass duo performs blues, old jazz, folk and other music from American roots.  The Aligned With Source workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Keeping the Balance.”  Saturday night they bring the Doug White Jazz Quintet to the stage.  Sunday’s show includes Jake Huffman and Jeff Howard, original founding members of The McGlovins, and music therapist and songstress Krizta Moon.  www.buttonwood.org

Tonight at Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts, at 9 p.m. you can catch the  “Getting to Know You,” concert featuring the work of graduate music students, in World Music Hall.   Thursday at 4, there’s a lecture and concert on Klezmer music in Music Rehearsal Hall, featuring artists Michael Winograd and Christina Crowder.  There’s a closing reception on Thursday for the photography exhibit, “Animal Dignity and an Ethics of Sight,” by photographers Isa Leshko and Frank Noelker, at 5:30 at the Zilkha Gallery. 

Also on Thursday, Japanese vocal and electronics performer Tomomi Adachi performs at 8 in CFA Hall.  The Friends of the Davison Art Center sponsor a tour of New York City Photograph Galleries on Saturday in the City.  Also on Saturday, in Crowell Concert Hall, the Vijay Iyer (sounds like “VID-Jay ) Trio, performs, with a pre-concert talk at 7:15.  Vijay Iyer Eyer” is a Grammy-nominated composer, jazz pianist, and MacArthur Fellow.  On Sunday, “This is It!  The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part IV” will be presented in Crowell Concert Hall at 3 p.m.   Find information about all CFA events at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight’s show features Jacket Thor, and Lea, for the 9 o’clock performance.  Tomorrow/Wednesday brings Pinto Graham, The Radiation, and Midnight Suns to the Café Nine stage.  Thursday show headlines The Muffs, along with Pools Are Nice, and Fake.  Then Friday at 5 they have Sean Conlon, followed at 9 by The Candles, and Invisibleman.  Saturday’s jazz jam will be with Gary Grippo and Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by Ballroom Thieves, The Ghost of Paul Revere, and Little Ugly.  The Original Sunday Night Jam features the George Baker Band this week.  www.cafenine.com.
Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights at 8, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. Wednesday’s blues jam is with Ed Bradley.  On Friday at 9, they bring you One Eyed Johnny & the Gravediggers. Saturday’s show features the Spampinato Brothers, who perform a variety of styles including rockabilly, jazz rock, Americana, folk rock, and more.  www.blackeyedsallys.com

Manic Productions presents Sean Hayes with Eric + Erica, at the Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden, tonight (Tues).  On Wednesday, at Bar in New Haven, Manic presents Stephen Brodsky (of Cave In), and Death Black Birds.  Back at the Ballroom on Thursday, you can catch Matt Pond, Anais Mitchell, and Rose Cousins at 8:30.  At the Ballroom again on Friday they bring you Polaris, and Ovlov.  On Saturday, Manic presents Alvvays, and Team Spirit, performing at The Outer Space in Hamden.   www.manicproductions.org

At Infinity Hall in Hartford this week, they’re presenting guitarist Tim Reynolds TR3 with Special Guest Christie Lenee on Tonight (Tuesday) at 8.  On Thursday, they headline the reggae band The Wailers at 8.  On Friday, they have guitarist Richard Thompson with Special Guest Kerri Powers.  On Saturday, Grammy-award winning icon Herb Alpert performs with his wife, Lani Hall, to kick off their fall concert tour, “In the Mood,” at 8 p.m.  And on Sunday, the South African musicians and freedom fighters Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela perform music of the anti-apartheid movement at 7:30.  www.infinityhall.com

At the Russell Library tomorrow (Weds) at 7pm, Hedda Kopf leads a book discussion of Henry James’s “Portrait of a Lady” and Edith Wharton’s “The House of Mirth” on Wednesday night at 7.  Dr. Jerry Silbert of the Watershed Partnership will speak on “Toxic Lawn Chemical Exposure:  A Physician’s Perspective on Protecting Our Children” on Thursday at 6:30.  This event is cosponsored by Project Green Lawn of the City of Middletown. Also on Thursday, Elizabeth Petry leads the Veteran’s Writing Group at 7.  On Saturday at 2, the Anime/Manga club is sponsoring Phoenix Performing Arts Program of Chinese Dance and Music, with traditional costumes and instruments.  Details at www.russelllibrary.org

Also here in town, tomorrow (Wednesday) the Middlesex County Historical Society celebrates the life and career of Thomas McDonough, the hero of the 1814 Battle of Lake Champlain, at 7 p.m. in the Mansfield House at 151 Main St. www.arts2go.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, Thursday, they headline Ab-Soul, along with BAS, EarthGang, and Kid Dop3.  Friday Toads presents an Electro Glow Party, with a EDM DJs.  On Sunday, Papadosio, and Jimkata will take the stage. www.toadsplace.com.

The, 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

On Thursday the Hartford Public Library, in conjunction with the Connecticut State Library, presents a Book Launch Celebration for historian Anne Farrow’s “The Logbooks” at the Hartford History Center.  This book is based on slave ship logs linking New London and West Africa in the mid-18thCentury.  www.hplct.org  

There’s a Cultural Cocktail Hour on Thursday at the Butler McCook House and Garden in Hartford, starting at 5:30.  Enjoy art, music, food, and more. www.ctlandmarks.org

The Art Guild of Middletown invites you to a charcoal portraiture demonstration this Thursday featuring award-winning artist and illustrator Jack Montmeat.  It’s being held at the First Federated Church, 402 Main St., at 7 p.m.  Details at www.arts2go.org

The Portland Fair happens this weekend across the river from Middletown on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Enjoy rides, food, exhibits, animals, truck and tractor pulls, music and much more.  www.portlandfair.com

Every Friday and Saturday in October, “Spirits at Stowe:  An Otherworldly Tour” happens at 6:30 at the Harriett Beecher Stowe House in Hartford. Join them for a flashlight tour in the dark and learn about unexplained events from past and present.  www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.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

This Saturday at 5 pm, October the James Merrill House  sponsors a free poetry reading featuring Merrill Fellow Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran and Former CT Poet Laureate Marilyn Nelson, reading from their work at Stonington Free Library with a Reception to follow. More online at  www.jamesmerrillhouse.org.
Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets are winding down but several are offering fall harvests. Check www.ctnofa.org for the latest details.

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

 Tonight  at 7 p.m., Common Ground, the 6th Annual Middletown International Film Festival continues at the Center for Film Studies on the Wesleyan campus.  They’re showing “The Rocket,” a film about a Laotian boy who enters a rocket competition after leading his family through Laos to find a new home. Russell Library, Middlesex Community College, and Wesleyan University have partnered to show acclaimed international films on Tuesday evenings through November 4. www.russelllibrary.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Wetlands,” a German film about a young girl who, struggling with her parents’ divorce, continues through Wednesday.  Also ongoing is “Boyhood,” a movie that follows a child names Mason over a twelve-year period as he grows up. It runs through Thursday.   On Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of “Kelly and Cal,” a film about the relationship between a punk-rocker turned suburban mom and her 17-year-old neighbor.  Also opening Friday is “The Two Faces of January,” starring Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst in a thriller set in Greece and Istanbul involving an expat American scam artist.  Both films run through the weekend.  www.realartways.org 

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford “A Letter to Momo, a delicate hand-drawn film that will delight fans of anime, no matter their age, continues tonight and Tuesday.  On Wednesday, there’s a one-time screening and discussion of “Half the Sky,”.  The film focuses on the exploitation of women and girls in developing countries.  On Thursday, through Saturday they’re showing “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” starring Andy Serkis as a grown-up ape leading a simian community in the redwood forests of California.  Sunday Cinestudio open a run of “The Conformist,” a restoration of Bernard Bertolucci’s 1970 masterpiece about a philosophy professor who’s fear of being gay draws him into the murky world of Italian fascism.    www.cinestudio.org.

Now here's a look at what's on WESU-FM tonight.

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. 
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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