Good evening, it's Tuesday, November 18th, and 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 Mike Liseo, Thanks for joining us!
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:
Right now, the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan is hosting an opening reception for “Create and Curate,” a student-organized exhibition of their own current work at the Davison Art Center at 5 p.m. Then at 9 p.m., graduate music student Jason Brogan links together thought, noise, and improvisation in “The View From Nowhere” in World Music Hall. On Thursday at 7p.m , you can catch a concert: called the The Happening 14: featuring Students in the “Materials and Principles of Jazz Improvisation I,” class under the direction of Pheeron Aklaff. On Friday at 9 in Memorial Chapel, “The Slot,” when the MIDI system of the concert organ goes live on the Web! On Saturday at 6, the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble presents “Classical Music of Central Java” at World Music Hall. And at 8, the University Orchestra and Choir present their symphonic repertoire at Crowell Concert Hall. On Sunday at 7, their three East Asian ensembles, including the Chinese Music Ensemble, the Korean Drumming Ensemble, and the Taiko Drumming Ensemble, present “Music from East Asia” at Crowell Concert Hall. Next Monday at 4:15, their Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan series continues with an artist talk by Egyptian artist Ghada Amer, who will discuss female figures on canvas. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.
At the Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown, tonight, there’s Laughter Yoga at 6 p.m. Tomorrow/ Wednesday at 7pm, the Middlesex Drum Circle gathers at The Buttonwood. Extra percussion instruments are available. On Friday at 7 the Jocelyn Pleasant Quartet performs “Medusa,” featuring her signature percussion talents. The “Aligned With Source” workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Gratitude.” On Saturday, the gypsy reggae duo HannaH’s Field and Secret Sage take the stage for a Positive Acoustic Night. Every Monday morning, the Hearing Voices Network meets at the Buttonwood at 10:30 a.m www.buttonwood.org
On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree around 1pm. All are welcome to enjoy the meal and to help prepare it, beforehand, at First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30am. You can learn more at: www.foodnotbombs.net
Down in New Haven, at Café Nine tonight, The Safes and Spectral Fangs take the stage for a 9pm show. On Wednesday, Uncertainty Music Series presents Jon Eriksen and others for an 8:30 show. Thursday’ night Café Nine presents “Mind Over Master”, “VRSA”, and “Goat Herder”. Friday at 5 you can catch an early set with Victor Roland, followed at 8 by the Full Blast Productions presentation of Hip Hop Haven 3 featuring over 15 MCs from the area. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session will be hosted by the George Baker Band then later at 9pm The Wagon Riders and DJ Dave Coon take the stage. On Sunday’s at noon Café nine presents the Ball and Socket Arts Fundraiser, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Morris Trent Band at 8. www.cafenine.com.
Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight you can catch the “Kill the Noise with Botnek, Two Fresh and more opening the show. Thursday, The Revivalists, and Red Wanting Blue take the Toad’s stage. Friday’s show headlines Shakedown, and brings you The Dead and Beyond, Carbonated Insight, and Solistic. On Saturday at 9:30 there’s the Bright Night 8 Electric Glow Party. On Sunday Jacob Whitesides and others take the stage for an early show at 2, with VIP Packages available. www.toadsplace.com.
Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s , on Tuesdays 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 hosted by Tommy Whalen this week. Friday night’s 9:00 show headlines studio drummer Yonrico Scott . Saturday’s featured artist is Louisiana songwriter/guitarist Tommy Malone at 8. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Tonight Manic Productions presents The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Call it Arson, for a 9:00 show at The Space in Hamden. Tomorrow/Wednesday, Caroline Rose, and Brian Dolzani, take the stage at Bar in New Haven. On Thursday, they feature Jessica Lea Mayfield and others at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden for a 7:30 show. On Friday at The Ballroom, they bring you The Budos Band, and Electric Citizen. Saturday’s Ballroom offering is The Primate Fiasco, along with Elephant Wrecking Ball, and Yojimbo, for an 8:30 show. On Sunday, the Ballroom stage will feature Moon Hooch, Out of the Beardspace, and Back from Earth at 8:30. www.manicproductions.org
Tonight at First Church in Middletown, you’re invited to join a community conversation on the proposed Middletown Arts Center at First Church at 7 p.m. The discussion will be led by Trevor Davis and Rev. Julia Burkey. http://www.arts2go.org
At Infinity Hall in Hartford, Tomorrow night (Wednesday) you can catch Point Break Live, a parody of the 90’s action blockbuster. Thursday night at Infinity Hartford you can catch American Country singer/guitarist Jamieson “Junior” Brown. On Friday, Dave Davies, original founding member of “The Kinks,” takes the Infinity stage at 8. On Saturday they bring you the Del McCoury Band, with Bluegrass/country offerings. www.infinityhall.com
At the Russell Library in Middletown, tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6pm there’s a workshop called “Using Improv Comedy Techniques for Better Job Interviews.” The Veteran’s Writing Group meets on Thursday at 7. Also at 7, Resonant Motion presents a Jazz Performance and Workshop with pianist and educator Noah Baerman.http://www.russelllibrary.org
Realto Café on Rapallo Ave in Middletown, presents “Caribbean Night” on Saturday November 22nd with the band “Caribbean Planet” featuring T-Forbes and Patrick Burke (lead Singer of the band “Cool Running’s”) with a special guest appearance by Sophia Brown and Music by DJ Tippy Don. More info at 860-995-5094 .
At the Stonington Free Library this Saturday, Merrill Fellow Adam Wilson reads from his work at 6 p.m. He’s a National Jewish Book Award finalist and winner of The Terry Southern Prize. A reception follows. http://www.stoningtonfreelibrary.org
There’s a one-woman pastel show featuring the work of Janine Janaki this Saturday from 11-5 at deKoven House, 27 Washington St., Middletown. http://www.arts2go.org
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ documentary of the events of the Edward Snowden security leak, continues through Thursday. On Wednesday night they host “Other People’s Stories,” a free event when people tell stories that someone else told them. On Friday they start a run of “Diplomacy,” a French drama about Hitler’s plan to destroy Paris in WWII. Also opening is “Force Majeure,” winner at the Cannes Festival, a wickedly funny film about a Swedish family on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. On Saturday there’s a one-time showing of “I Am Eleven,” an Australian documentary about conversations with 11-year-olds around the world. www.realartways.org
At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, the run of “Pride,” a film about a group of gay activists who support striking mineworkers in England in 1984, ends its run tonight. Tomorrow (Wednesday) Cinestudio begins a run of “My Old Lady,” a comedy starring Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline about a playwright moving in with an English tutor in Paris. It runs through Saturday. On Sunday you can see the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of “The Pharoah’s Daughter” at 12:55. They open a run of “The Blue Room,” a French crime drama based on the novel by Georges Simenon on Sunday, which continues through next week. www.cinestudio.org.
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 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.
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