Good evening, it's Tuesday, October 27th. This is the Jive at Five our 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.
I’m Marianne O’Hare, Thanks for joining us.
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:
Tonight at 9:00 PM in the World Music Hall, The Center for the Arts at Wesleyan presents Daniel Fishkin: Transcriptions in which graduate music student Daniel Fishkin presents American avant-garde compositions filtered through and radically reinterpreted by invented instruments. As part of the Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan series, tomorrow/Wednesday night you can see the stage production “Hkeelee” (Talk to Me) which offers a personal and political exploration of family, memory, and what it means to be(come) American. Thursday night at 7pm in the CFA Hall, Playwright Leigh Fondakowski will discuss the development of her newest work, SPILL, a multimedia play about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Thursday night also brings the Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert to the Patricelli ’92 Theater at 8pm. This is a collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major. The weekend brings other Senior Thesis performances as well and you can learn more at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.
Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight, GO KAT GO PRESENTS! LOS STRAITJACKETS FEATURING DEKE DICKERSON of THE FLESHTONES. Wednesday night the bands CHILLED MONKEY BRAINS, MONSTER EATS PILOT, Hot Girl, and Roadkill share a bill. Thursday night Café nine hosts a Bloodthirsty Thursday Pre - Halloween Party!! With THE CONVERTIBLES and THE CROWN STREET ORCHESTRA. Friday at 5 you can catch an early set with MARK FERRARO, followed at 9:30 by Zak G C.D. release / Halloween Party featuring VINYL CAPE, SKETCH THE CATACLYSM, JULES BAXTER, APOLLO SUNS, ZAK G, MISTER, DJ MO NIKLZ, and ABNORMAL AREA. Saturday’s jazz jam will be with Mike Coppolla & Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by A DAY OF THE DEAD BURLESQUE CABARET with Robin Banks, Kitty Katastrophe, Dot Mitzvah, Circus Delecti,and Lipgloss Crisis. Sunday evening you can catch BLUES BOOT CAMP WITH GREG SHERROD. www.cafenine.com.
Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight, Hip Hop artist, Jeezy, takes the main stage. The funk band “LETTUCE” will perform at Toad’s Place on Wednesday night with Exmag opening the show. TY DOLLA $IGN PRESENTS: THE “IN TOO DEEP TOUR” featuring Lil Bibby Joe Moses and Tone Eyeful. Friday night the TWIDDLE: HALLOWEEN Show features MUN and the Bobby Paltauf Band. Sunday night Toads presents BROTHERS KEEPER WITH JOHN POPPER (of Blues Traveler). www.toadsplace.com.
Up in Hartford, at Black-eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material on the Black-eyed Sally’s Stage. Sally’s longstanding Wednesday night blues jam will be posted by Tim McDonald this week. On Friday night Ray Morant's Soul Tsunami Takes the Black-eyed Sally’s stage. Saturday night The Cedric Burnside Project takes the stage. Cedric Burnside is the grandson of the legendary late blues man R.L. Burnside. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Tonight MANIC PRODUCTIONS AND PREMIER CONCERTS PRESENT: Primus & the Chocolate Factory at The Palace Theater (Waterbury, CT). Tomorrow/Wednesday manic presents Orchestra of Spheres, Florida=Death, and Sun at Bar in New Haven. Friday night you can catch Ex Hex (feat. Mary Timony from Helium and Wild Flag), alongside Speedy Ortiz, Ovlov, and loom. At The Space in Hamden. Saturday night manic presents AJR, Minor Soul, and The Go To at the Space. Details at www.manicproductions.org
At Infinity Hall in Hartford, Thursday night you can catch Jubilee Riots, formerly known as Enter The Haggis. Friday night the Legendary Los Lobos take the Infinity Hall Hartford Stage and Saturday classic rockers, America, take the stage www.infinityhall.com
Wednesday night (and November 5) Middlesex Chamber Prevention Committee presents a Mental Health First Aid training workshop from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at DeKoven House, 27 Washington St., Middletown . there is a Registration fee. Contact Sheryl Sprague, 203-630-5357 firstname.lastname@example.org (Attendance required at both sessions to receive certification)
Wednesday evening, 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
Guided tours of the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown happen every Wednesday at 2 p.m. www.wadsworthmansion.com
Hypnotist Mathew James performs at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Thursday night at 6:30 p.m., in a "Hypno Hartford" with opening act, Comedy jugglers King & Ryan. www.hartford.com for info.
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
At the Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown, The Aligned With Source workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Your Life, Your Purpose, Your Story.” Saturday night, vocalist Sissy Castrogiovanni and her group & Intra Lu Munnu, offers a provocative blend of Sicilian / Mediterranean music and contemporary jazz. www.buttonwood.org
On Sunday’s Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree around 1pm. All are welcome to enjoy the meal and to help prepare it at First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30am. You can learn more at: www.foodnotbombs.net
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 Middlesex Community College campus with a screening of Shun Li and the Poet. The film is a study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago. Both live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon. www.russelllibrary.org
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the French thriller “The Blue Room” continues through Oct. 30th and the documentary Pump, that tells the story of America's addiction to oil, begins a run tonight through Tuesday. Visit www.realartways.org www.realartways.org
At Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, you can catch Michel Gondry’s latest film, Moon Indigo, tonight and tomorrow. This is an adaptation of the novel by Boris Vian that uses puppets, animation, and ingenious inventions like a piano that makes cocktails to order. On Wednesday night Cinestudio opens a run of Woody Allen’s 10th film, Magic in the Moonlight. www.cinestudio.org.
Now here's a rundown of what's on air on WESU-FM tonight.
Now here's a rundown of what's on air on WESU-FM tonight.
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for:
Wild Wild Live with Rachie and Hibiki for a peak into the live music scene at Wesleyan.
At 6:00 it’s Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill for 2 hrs of Americana, country, folk, bluegrass, and other music that has a roots influence, Plus a comprehensive concert listing at 7pm, live guests on occasion and ticket giveaways too!
From 8-9pm it’s The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, for a weekly show featuring area artists and musicians of all genres.
At 9pm it’s Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat a free form music show offering a wide range of music from krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog.
From 10:30-11:30pm tonight, Galactic Thematics embark on a cosmic musical odyssey that transgresses the hermetic bounds of genre itself.
From 11:30-12:30am The Wily Windy Moors with Ian McCarthy presents pop or pop-adjacent tunes to get you revved up for bed, with a different title-based theme every week
After that at 12:30, Cryfest with Orlando Gloom invites you to take a stroll down this trail of musical tears with some of the most melancholy and grim, yet cathartic songs from across the decades.
At 1:30 Phantom Transmissions with DJ Scarecrow for Spoken Word, Poetry, Prose and Rap over Fluid Beats.
From 2:30-3:30am It’s the The Blast Zone with Baggins and the G-O inviting you to step into The Blast Zone for bantering about sports and interviewing student athletes.
From 3:30-4am it’s The Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation an eclectic mix of music from the WESU library.
The BBC world news kicks on at 4 and we start tomorrow’s broadcast day at 5am 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 where you’ll also find our live internet stream, program archives, and our program schedule as well as news and information about WESU’s 75th anniversary. Atwww.wesufm.org, you can also make a donation I support of WESU and learn more about our Annual, Fall Record fair and sale, happening on Sunday October 26.
Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Wild Wild Live with Rachie and Hibiki.