Good evening, it's Tuesday, March17th, Happy St Patrick’s Day! 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.
At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, on Tuesdays you can enjoy Laughter Yoga with Mimi Claire, followed by a vegetarian potluck. Thursday night, brings Cintamani- Groove Jam and Super Foods, an evening blending the spirit of kirtan, world music, and super-food treats! On Friday, Israeli Singer/Songwriter Yael Deckelbaum performs at 9
The Aligned with Source workshop series with Annaita Gandhy continues this Saturday at 10:30. This week’s theme is Emerging Goddess. Saturday night at 8, the Buttonwood brings you indie pop rocker Sherman Ewing with an opening set by Jon Christopher Allen. Sunday’s Christian worship services start at 10am.
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. The Wonder of Women art exhibit, hangs in the gallery all month 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 at Cafe Nine, CT indie Hip-Hopper, Joey Batts and Them, take the stage. Tomorrow/Wednesday night You can catch a bill featuring Elle Sera, Stephany Brown, Mystic Charlie and Andrews Moore and the Barefoot Boys. Thursday night Sun Dagger, Entierro, and Murdervan make for a night of loud rock at The Nine. On Friday at 5, Christoph Whitbeck performs an early set. Friday night’s performers include Hyman Holocaust, American’t, and Progress. This week, Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon’s Jazz Jam session is with Tony Dioguardi and friends. Saturday night at 8, Café Nine presents The Wagon Riders. Sunday afternoon There’s a Die Hipster records showcase with The Lost RRiots, Tomb & Thirst, and the 509ers, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with the Morris Trent Band at 8. http://www.cafenine.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 Sally’s Stage. Wednesday Blackeyed Sally’s long running weekly Blues Jam will feature Tommy Whalen. On Friday Brother Jocephus & The Love Revolution take the stage with their 12 piece touring band. On Saturday night, Street Life Rock & Soul Review takes the stage. www.blackeyedsallys.com for more.
Tomorrow (Wednesday), Manic Productions brings If Jesus Had Machine Guns, Rudeyna, and TOYZ to Bar in New Haven. Sunday March 22nd Manic presents Lower Dens, All the Friends and Sunatirene at The Space in Hamden. http://www.manicproductions.org
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Partners not necessary. Call 860-347-0278 for details.
The Hartford Public Library presents the Panel discussion, Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History Leading our Cities & Towns: this Wednesday, March 18, at the Downtown branch with Light refreshments at 5:30 PM; and Program at 6:00 PM
Back in Middletown, the Russell Library continues their regular programming this week with lots to choose from including a writing work shop for veterans’ on Thursday evening and much more. www.russelllibrary.org
Thursday night from 5-7 Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop presents an opening reception for Thoughts Become Things, an exhibition of both functional and sculptural works created by Hartford Art School Ceramics Students, from March 18 through April 5. www.wesleyanpotters.com
Also here in Middletown, Thursday night A Midsummer Night’s Dream will open at Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater featuring the talents of over 25 young people on stage and behind the scenes. The company has been rehearsing since January and is excited to welcome spring with this youthful, effervescent production of Shakespeare’s delightful comedy. www.oddfellows.org
Also on Thursday, Manchester Community College's Mishi-Maya-Gat Spoken Word and Music Series Hosted by Stephen Campiglio presents the poetry of Kate Rushin and Jonathan Gillman at 6:30 followed by live jazz with the Dave Palla Trio at 7:30. This event is Free and open to the public at The Manchester Community College Arts and Education Center at 903 Main Street, Manchester.www.manchestercc.edu/mmg
On Thursday in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Pink Talking Phish plays tribute to the music of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish while Z3 performs their funky takes on the music of Frank Zappa. Mark Pires, the one man band, opens that show. On Friday Shakedown performs the music of the Grateful Dead and Beyond on the Toad’s main stage. Saturday brings the 5th annual Woofstock to Toads presented by Bikers against cruelty to animals. The bill includes Blackmail Radio, Cross Fire, Murray The Wheel and more. Boombox takes the Toads stage Sunday night. www.toadsplace.com
This week at Infinity Hall in Hartford, on Thursday they’ve got Damn The Torpedos playing the music of Tom Petty. Friday, at Infinity Hartford, The Southern Comfort Band makes for a night of southern Rock. On Saturday at 8 you can catch Masters of the Telecaster featuring Jim Weider, G.E. Smith, and Danny Kortchmar. More at at http://www.infinityhall.com
Theresa Wright takes the stage at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge her in Middletown this Friday night. http://www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com/ (that’s scatz with a “Z”…)
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford through Thursday they continue their run of Ballet 422”, a documentary of the highly-guarded world of professional ballet that shadows Justin Peck, chief choreographer of the New York City Ballet. Also on screen at Real Art Ways through Thursday is “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine,” a documentary remembrance of the man who lost his life because of his sexual orientation. Friday Real Art Ways opens a run of Boy Meets Girl, a coming-of-age romantic comedy exploring how falling in love transcends gender, and how important it is to live a courageous life without fear standing in the way of your dreams. Also opening on Friday is Living is Easy with Eyes Closed, a film about a school teacher in Spain, who takes a road trip in 1966 to Almeria, where he hopes to Meet John Lennon who is there shooting a film. www.realartways.org
At Trinity College’s Cinestudio, tonight the end their run of “Two Days, One Night,” a French film about the precarious life of a factory-working mother in Belgium. Tomorrow (Wednesday) Cinestudio begins a run of The Theory of Everything, about theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking, on screen through Saturday. Sunday Cinestudio begins a run of “Inherent Vice” starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Reese Whitherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, and more in this adaption of the novel by Thomas Pynchon. www.cinestudio.org.
Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:
Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for 3 hours of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill offering Folk, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, Americana, real country, all roots oriented music with concert listings and frequent ticket giveaways. On tonight’s show Bill has have tickets to give away to see Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky aka the Pine Hill Project, at the Kate this Sunday.
At 8pm stay tuned for The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, a weekly show featuring the artists and musicians of every genre in our community.
From 9-10:30pm DJ Cheshire Cat presents Wonderland, a free form genre crossing music show. On tonight’s show, DJ Cheshire Cat will be giving away a pair of tickets to the Thursday night Pink Talking Fish and Z3 concert at Toads place in New Haven,
From 10:30pm - 12:30am You won’t want to miss DJ Bauer, The Snafu show with David Bauer, where you are sure to hear all of the words that he can’t broad cast on his regular show before 10pm.
At 12:30am Fictive Sound with DJ LN presents a new soundtrack inspired by an adored novel.
From 1:30-2:30a stay tuned for a St Patrick’s Day special music show with Pat Laffan and Marc Gallagher, hosts of our weekly sat am Celtic Café radio program.
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
Now, stay tuned for an extended Spring break edition of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill.