Friday, April 3, 2015

04-03-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Friday, April 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.

 Thanks for listening. Here’s some of what’s going on in our area this weekend.

Coleman’s Carnival, has returned to Middletown (along with their perennial stretch of wet April weather). Their rides and midway are set up in their usual location off Washington St in the Palmer Field parking lot.  They are here through April 11th and offer lots of rides, games, carnival food, and more.

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts is hosting many performance and visual art thesis this time of year and most are open to the public including A Senior Music Recital tonight by Oluwaseun Odubiro, called “Flies Flucht,” at Crowell Concert Hall on tonight at 7. Theres also  Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski, a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel. There are two showings tonight at 7:00 and 9:00pm at CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace. You can also catch an 8pm show tomorrow (Sat) night.

Tomorrow night also brings an opportunity for the Wesleyan University Senior choreographers to present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major, in this year’s Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert at the Patricelli ‘92 Theater in an 8pm show.  More at

There’s an opening reception tonight at 7 for the new exhibit “The Wandering Uterus II” at the Mac 650 Art Gallery on Main St. in Middletown. Diverse fine art and media pieces from ten female Connecticut artists are presented.

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown tonight at 7, they’ve got acoustic/pop performer Alec Chambers. The Aligned with Source workshop series with Annaita Gandhy continues this Saturday morning at 10:30. This week’s theme is Living in Divine Order. At 1, there’s a Free Poets Collective Open Mic, hosted by Andrea Barton, with featured poets Lisa Taylor and Brenda Krosnicki.  The Doug White Quintet takes the stage later at 8. 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. Next Monday morning at 10:30 the Hearing Voices Network meets.

Scatz Restaurant and Jazz lounge in Middletown presents the versatile styling’s of Orice Jenkins Friday night and the Soulful Sounds of the Hit live on stage Saturday night. that’s scatz with a z.

In New Haven tonight, at Cafe Nine, Wess Meets West, Ports of Spain, Fishing The Sky, and Grace Notes take the Cafe stage. The weekly Café nine Saturday afternoon’s Jazz Jam session is with Mike Coppola and Friends this week, and Later tomorrow night at 9:30 at Café  ine, Manic Productions and Fistful of Jokes present Eugene Mirman and Andrew Donnelly

Also tonight, at Toad’s Place in New Haven, WYBC Radio presents Ante-Fling featuring Giraggage. 

Up in Hartford  tomnight, at Blackeyed Sally’s, Xy Eli & D. Smith Blues Band  offer  a Tribute to Muddy Waters.  On deck for Saturday is West End Blend, an Afro-Funk/Hip-Hop Jam Collective aiming to fill the dance floor. for more.

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, they bring you Moondance, “The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Show,” tonight at 8.  On Saturday the Boston Comedy Festival presents Best of the Fest! with Jim McCue, Al Park, Dave McDonough, and Danny Boulger at 8. All details at

The BREAK THRU MUSIC: BATTLE FOR METAL FEST 2015 FINALS are going down at The Webster Theater in Hartford tonight. On stage are Lament, The Days Ahead, Before I Turn, Run The Wire, Hollow, Sirens Over Sumeria, Acius, Rise And Resist.

Tomorrow/ Saturday at 10am, at the Russell Library in Middletown, you can learn the art of Zentangle with Pam Hartz Miller.  Visit for details and information on more community activities.

Acoustic Guitarist & Crooner and official Music Ambassador of Middletown, Dave Downs, will make his monthly stop at BrewBakers on Main St., Middletown, CT. this sunday at 10am performing popular American songs from the 30's, 40's, 50's & beyond. 

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem,” about an Israeli woman seeking divorce from her manipulative husband. The GAZE happy hour occurs tonight at 5:30.  Also tonight, they open a run of “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,” about a Japanese woman who believes she can find buried money revealed in a treasure map from the movie “Fargo.”  It runs through the weekend.

Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues their run of “Mr. Turner,” a movie biopic of the 19th century English artist J. M. W. Turner. It runs through Saturday.  On Sunday they open “Girlhood,” a French coming-of-age film about a young Muslim girl growing up in the poverty-ridden suburbs of Paris.

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6pm it’s Ear-Candy with DJ Sick Nelden where you hear the newest in Indie Rock, through the lens of pop and the absurd.

At 6, it's half an hour of Argus News Radio with Simon Korn providing campus and Middletown news.

From 6:30 to 7pm stay tuned for the Middletown Youth Radio Project - A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee - The Voice of Hartford, featuring regional artists performing Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music alongside the hit makers.

Then at 10pm we go In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with Dope Dave - Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

At Midnight until 3am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE with Clarence Scott and Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

At 3, it's Bassment Beats with DJ LOKASH, celebrating its 10th year of bringing you the latest in aboveground & underground hip-hop mixed live; followed by his New World Show, with the best in Global Bass mixed live til 4. Baila coño!

Sing Out! Radio Magazine with Tom Druckenmiller comes on at 4 until 5am with a weekly, hour-long “magazine format” program, featuring interviews in addition to “live” and recorded traditional folk musics.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the BBC World News - a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s the Celtic Café with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

Caffé Italia come your way from 7:00 to 8:00am each Saturday,with Francesco Fiumara,  offering a weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

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