Wednesday, March 18, 2015

03-18-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday,  March18th 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 Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience" and Connecticut's number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanx for tuning in!
Here’s some of what’s going on in our area this week.

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, 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.

In New Haven tonight at Cafe Nine, 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.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, it's the long running weekly Blues Jam featuring 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. for more.

Tonight, 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.

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: today 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.
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.

Also here in Middletown, tomorrow 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.

Also tomorrow, 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.

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.  

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

Theresa Wright takes the stage at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge her in Middletown this Friday night.   (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 tomorrow 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 tomorrow 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.  

Trinity College’s Cinestudio begins a run of The Theory of Everything, this evening. It's 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.

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for: The Explorer’s Hour with Pickup Sticks for an exploration into the realm of indie rock and roll. 

From 6-6:30, it's Mind Matters with Helen Evrard, M.D. The show provides information and guest interviews on issues concerning mental illness. The focus is exploring holistic therapies and stories of individual achievement.

At 6:30-8pm it's Fusion Radio with James Fusion. Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992.
And from 8-9:30pm, it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce for The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure. 

Starting at 9:30 it's The Vault with DJ Anton Banks presenting listeners with the very latest in hard techno, minimal tech-house, and left-field mixed live each week.  

And from 11 to midnight, stay tuned for Hibiki Mizaro.

From midnight to 1:30 am it's automated music for your listening pleasure.

At 1:30, it's Indigenous Music from Pacifica

At 2:30 stay tuned an hour of jazz on full moon hacksaw followed by indigenous in music from the Pacifica network.

And it's the Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation beginning at 3:30.
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. Tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

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Thanks for listening and stay tuned for The Explorer’s hour with DK Pickup Sticks

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