Tuesday, March 3, 2015

03-03-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, March 3rd, and this is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on WESU 88.1 FM 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, producer of Conversations on Healthcare               
Here’s some of what’s going on in our area this week. With bad weather in the forecast, please check ahead with any venue before heading out in search of the events listed in our calendar.  That said, here’s what’s scheduled for the week.

Acclaimed Author, poet and Friend of WESU, Kate Rushin will be reading her poetry tonight at the Wallingford public library at 6pm, where she will also host workshops on March 16th and 31st.

Here in Middletown tonight at 7, at the Russell Library, guest speaker Roy Lisker presents “People, Places and Adventures in Western Ireland.” The Veterans Writing Group meets on Thursday at 7.   On Sunday at 1:30, they sponsor “Introduction to Reiki” with Hillary Gauvreau.
 http://www.russelllibrary.org for details and information on more community activities. 

The Mark Twain House Book/Mark series presents “Redeployment” with Phil Klay this tonight at 7 in Hartford.  “Redeployment” won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction, and brings readers to the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan.  On Thursday at 5:30 they offer “An Evening with Nell Bernstein,” with a discussion of the American juvenile justice system.   www.marktwainhouse.org

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, on Tuesday nights you can enjoy Laughter Yoga followed by a vegetarian potluck.  Thursday’s longstanding monthly acoustic Open Mic at 7 is hosted by Bob Gotta.  On Friday, the Ehud Ettan Trio performs jazz at 8. The Aligned with Source workshop series with Annaita Gandhy continues this Saturday at 10:30. This week’s theme is Choose Your Expression.  There’s a free Poets Collective Open Mic at 1.  Saturday night at 8, the Buttonwood brings you saxophonist and vocalist Kendra Emery, along with Lisa Dowling and music for the upright bass. Sunday’s worship service at 10 is with Rev. Ronnie Bantum and at 11 with Pastor Sandra Steele. Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday at about 1 p.m. Help prepare the meal at First Church on Court Street at 11:30.  Celebrate International Women’s Day at 4 at the opening reception for The Wonder of Women art exhibit, which runs through March and features a variety of women artists.  Next Monday morning at 10:30 the Hearing Voices Network meets. http://www.buttonwood.org

In New Haven tonight, Cafe Nine presents Narcisister, PUS, and Eric Hartlett to the stage. Tomorrow/ Wednesday, it’s An Historic, Jacket Thor, and Entrance To Trains at 9.  Thursday they headline Brizzlor, appearing with Intercourse, Bardus, and No Way. On Friday at 5, there’s an Opening Reception and party for “It’s a Black & White World,” the Photos of John Lawler.  Friday night’s performers include The Hymans, Shock Pistols, and Bomber. Saturday afternoon’s Jazz Jam session is with Mike Coppola and Friends.  At 8 they bring you Protest Karaoke, celebrating with Artspace the exhibition “Vertical Reach.”  The 10 p.m. headliner is Lea.  Sunday afternoon brings you The Excitement Gang and others at 3, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with the George Baker Band at 8. http://www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights, Michael Palins Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material on stage. Wednesday’s Blues Jam is with Ray Morant.  On Friday it’s the return of rock and roll favorites The Mambo Sons, with special guest Jack Sonni, “the other guitarist in Dire Straits,” at 8. On Saturday night, the Kortchmar/McDonald Band takes the stage at 9. www.blackeyedsallys.com for more.

Tonight (Tuesday), Manic Productions brings Hundred Waters, and Mitski, to the Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden.  Tomorrow/ Wednesday, also at the Ballroom, it’s Murder By Death, and O’Death.  Also on Wednesday, at Bar in New Haven, they bring you AMFMS, Jacques Le Coque, and pools are ice.  On Saturday, at the Space in Hamden, Manic is pleased to offer Gladshot, The Zambonis, and others for a 7:15 show.  http://www.manicproductions.org

The Hartford Public Library presents a panel discussion, Charlie Hebdo and the Four Freedoms:  Global and Local Implications, this Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the downtown library’s History Center. Their Baby Grand Jazz series continues this Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest artist Matt DeChamplain. http://www.hplct.org

Wednesday at 8, Writing at Wesleyan in Middletown presents author Caryl Phillips, reading from his latest novel, “The Lost Child,” as part of the Russell House Writing Series.  A book signing and reception follows.  http://www.arts2go.org

The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet Wednesday at First Church on Court St.  Partners not necessary.  Call 860-347-0278 for details.

Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, on Thursday you can catcg DJ BL3ND, along with DNNYD and Mex-Em.  On Friday at 7 it’s the final show of Hostage Calm, with a variety of performers, brought to you in association with the ARC Agency.  Saturday’s feature is Bright Night 15:  Electro Glow party at 9:30. www.toadsplace.comhas the complete line-up.

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, this Thursday you can catch a night of Americana and Texas swing with Asleep At The Wheel with The Quebe Sisters.  Friday, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, with Special Guest West End Blend take the Infinity Hall Hartford stage. .  On Saturday at 8 you can enjoy Juno Award-winner Jesse Smith and his nuevo flamingo music. On Sunday at 7:30 they bring you Mike & the Mechanics, with Special Guest Daryl Stuermer.   http://www.infinityhall.com

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts host a variety of events, beginning with a senior music recital this Thursday in Memoial Chapel by Ben Zucker, performing “Poetics in Motion.”  Their Dance Masters two-day immersion in contemporary dance series happens this weekend, with a Choreographers Conversation on Saturday at 12 at the Exley Science Center. The series’ Master Classes happen Saturday and Sunday with multiple teachers at a variety of locations.  The Opening Reception for the Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition happens Saturday at 5, at the Zilkha Gallery on Washington Terrace. It’s cosponsored by the Middletown Board of Education and the Middletown Public Schools Cultural Council.  Details at http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

On Thursday, Middlesex Community College History Professor Victor Triay will read from his historical novel, “On Freedom’s Shores,” at 7 p.m. at Founder’s Hall.  His work chronicles a family saga after the Castro takeover of Cuba in the 1960’s.  http://www.arts2go.org

The Iktus percussion ensemble performs this Friday at 7:30 at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford.  They’ll offer compositions from the Women Composers Festival of Hartford international score competition.  The Alpaca String Quartet performs music of local women composers on Saturday at 7:30. http://www.charteroakcenter.org

Middletown theater company ARTFARM has announced public auditions for its Shakespeare in the Grove production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream this Saturday and the following Monday at Middlesex Community College.  Visit http://www.arts2go.org for details. 

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
There will be silent films with live organ music this Saturday at 7 at First Church in Middletown, to benefit the Northeast Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists.  Music director Shari Lucas introduces the history of film accompaniment, and then provides organ music for two silent films, the 1923 classics “It’s a Gift,” and “Safety Last!”  http://www.arts2go.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, they continue their run of “Citizen Four,” the 2015 Oscar-winning documentary of the Edward Snowden story, through Thursday. Also running is “Magician:  The Astonishing Live and Work of Orson Welles,” in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birthday.  On Friday Real Art Ways opens a run of “Queen and Country,” follow-up to John Boorman’s “Hope and Glory,” the saga of two British mates now starting basic training in the 1950’s during the Korean War.  Also opening is the French coming of age film “Girlhood,” about three free-spirited girls as they explore a gang lifestyle.   www.realartways.org.

At Trinity College’s Cinestudio, their run of the 1956 John Ford film “The Searchers,” starring John Wayne and Natalie Wood, continues through Thursday.  They offer a sneak preview of “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about rape culture on college campuses, this Wednesday and Sunday only. Both screenings include a discussion with producer Amy Ziering following the film.  On Thursday through Saturday they’re showing “Wild,” starring Reese Witherspoon, based on the gritty memoir by Cheryl Strayed about her hike on the Pacific Coast Trail.  On Sunday at 12:55 they’re showing “The Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet.”  Sunday night starts a run of the Oscar-winning “Whiplash,” chronicling the issues faced by a young student drummer who encounters a worse-than-drill-sergeant teacher. www.cinestudio.org.

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:
 Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for Wild Wild Live with DJ Hibiki and DJ Rachie for a sneak peak into the live music scene at Wesleyan.

At 6pm it’s The Movement with DJ Aiss and DJ Dani, your weekly radio guide to All Black Everything

From 6:30 its Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill for 90 minutes of  Folk, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, Americana, real country, all roots oriented music with concert listings at 7pm and frequent ticket giveaways. 

At 8pm stay tuned for The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, a weekly show featuring the area’s finest artists and musicians of every genre.

From 9-10:30pm DJ Cheshire Cat presents Wonderland, a free form genre crossing music show.
At 10:30-tonight  DJ Zing and DJ Ping offer Fastest Gun in the West, with
Two Western gals, one radio show, and a lot of trouble. Tune in for a smattering of music and tales of the Old West.

From 11:30-12:30am its Thinking out Loud with DJ Stinky, a Contemplation through music and audio art.
At 12:30am  Fictive Sound with DJ LN presents a new soundtrack on each show inspired by an adored novel.

From 1:30-2:30am            its  The Blast Zone with Baggins and the G-O who will journey, drill, grab, sing, and banter our way through the wild world of sports.

From 2:30-3:30am stay tuned for  Occupy Radio from Pacifica, An extended conversation about the issues which gave rise to the Occupy Movement.

3:30-4am it's The Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation

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/jive

Stay tuned for Wild Wild Live with Rachie and Hibiki

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