Good evening, it's Tuesday, April 6th, 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 a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week.
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Tonight (Tues) at 6pm, at the Russell Library here in Middletown, they present “Stranger at 50: Reading Heinlein in 2015,” as part of the One Book, One Middletown series. This year’s featured book is “Stranger in a Strange Land.” On Wednesday they host Dr. Joyce Saltman in their Holistic Health Program series, who will speak about the therapeutic value of laughter at 7. On Thursday they’re screening the 1976 film “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” starring David Bowie, at 6, with a post-film discussion following. The veterans’ writing group meets every Thursday at 7. Saturday at 3, dancer and author Rachna Agrawal will perform classic North Indian dance. On Sunday at 1:30, you can attend a Zentangle drawing class led by Pam Miller. The Friends of the Library book sale happens this Saturday and Sundaay. Visit http://www.russelllibrary.org for details and information on more community activities.
At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight brings Laughter Yoga with Mimi Poitras at 6, followed by a vegetarian potluck. Writers Out Loud meets on Thursday at 7, hosted by Cocomo Rock and Al Bower Jr. On Friday, classical pianist Smullyan performs Brahms, Beethoven, Scriabin and more at 8. The Aligned with Source workshop series with Annaita Gandhy continues this Saturday at 10:30. This week’s theme is What Is Our Youth Telling Us? At 8, they bring you NS4GK4strings, playing their favorite dynamic violin duos going back four centuries. 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. The Great Make Believe Improve Show brings you comedy Sunday night at 7. Next Monday morning at 10:30 the Hearing Voices Network meets. http://www.buttonwood.org
The Hartford Public Library hosts its monthly open mic Heart City Story Club tonight (Tues) at 6 at their downtown location. You are invited to sare your personal true story. Tomorrow/Wednesday at 6 they host Cynthia Boynton, author of “Remarkable Women of Hartford,” for a lecture and book signing. There’s a Veterans Open Mic and Poetry Reading Saturday at 1, followed by a reading by Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely, author of “Letter from Italy, 1944.” Their Baby Grand Jazz series continues this Sunday at 3, featuring the Curtis Brothers. http://www.hplct.org
In New Haven tonight, at Cafe Nine, you can catch a lineup including Parlay Droner, Tick Hive, Human Pontiac, and Light Upon Blight at 8. On Wednesday you can enjoy Tal National and The Mountain Movers. Thursday they headline Orkestar Bam, The Harris Brothers, and Balkan Band at 8. On Friday, it’s M.A.K.U Sound System, Rudeyna, and Fernandito Ferrer at 9. Saturday afternoon’s Jazz Jam session is with Gary Grippo & Friends, followed by Lipgloss Crisis presenting Spring Fever Burlesque at 9. On Sunday they host the Elm City Folk Festival at 1, closing with a Sunday Soul Service at 8 p.m. 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. Tomorrow Café Nine’s weekly Wednesday’s Blues Jam will be hosted by Danny Draher this week. On Thursday, it’s Po’Diddlers, with anything from New Orleans funk to top 40. On Friday, enjoy the Brummy Brothers, blending bluegrass, rock, and improvisation. Saturday they bring Big Mean Sound Machine to the stage at 9, with selections from traditional funk to avant-garde jazz. On Sunday at 4 you can enjoy Paint Night, all materials provided. www.blackeyedsallys.com for more.
Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts starts offers their Artful Lunch series this Wednesday at noon at Davison Art Center, featuring Professor Claire Grace. Their Senior Thesis Exhibition series continues, with a reception for featured artists this Wednesday at 4 at the Ziklha Art Gallery. On Thursday, Dr. Robert Dannin presents “The Money Shot” and other 20th century artifacts at CFA Hall at 5 p.m. A senior music recital by Eriq Robinson (aka WESU’s own DJ Cadet Q, host of Space Music for Space), “The Reality Ends Here: Beginning of the End” happens Thursday at 7 at Beckham Hall, followed by Jacob Masters’ recital, “Exploring F#,” at 9 at Memorial Hall. On Friday at 8, at Crowell Concert Hall, they present the world premier of “The Nile Project,” featuring musicians and vocalists from countries along the Nile Basin. There’s a pre-concert talk at 7:15. There’s a senior music recital on Sunday by Robert Don, “Humble: An Indie Game Expo,” at World Music Hall at 7, followed at 9 by Tim Gallivan’s recital, “Let There Be Light!” in Beckham Hall. Details at http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.
There’s a reception at Middlesex Community College on Wednesday at 11:30 for the exhibit by faculty of the Fine Arts and Graphic Design Department in Chapman Hall. Works of design, photography, painting and more will be on display. http://www.arts2go.org
Writing At Wesleyan presents author Ruth Ozeki at the Russell House this Wednesday at 8. The award-winning novelist, filmmaker, and Buddhist priest will be reading from her work. A book signing follows. Details at www.wesleyan.edu/writing/
The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life presents “We Almost Lost Detroit: A Tale About Cars, Crises, Cities and America,” this Wednesday at 7:30 on the Wesleyan Campus, featuring Ron Bloom, university alumnus and President Obama’s “Auto Czar.” Details at http://www.wesleyan.edu/allbritton/
WESU and The Argus present a lecture by Julie Burnstein this Wednesday at 7 p.m. at CFA Hall as part of their Journalism and Media Speaker Series. Julie Burnstein a Wesleyan Alumn who was involbved with WESU in her undergrad days. She is co-creator of the Nationally syndicated radio show Studio 360 (from WNYC), and author of “Spark: How Creativity Works.” This event is fee and open to the public. Visit http://www.wesufm.org for details.
Manic Productions brings Matt Pone PA and Young Buffalo to The Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden tomorrow/Wednesday. You can also enjoy Landlady, Oh, Cassius!, and All-caps LADD at Bar in New Haven on Wednesday. On Sunday they’re co-sponsoring Sufjan Stevens and Cold Specks at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. http://www.manicproductions.org
There’s an opening reception at Wesleyan Potters in Middletown this Thursday at 5 for the new exhibit celebrating the art of thirty-one past and present faculty. Works of pottery, weaving, jewelry and basketry are included. http://www.arts2go.org
At Toad’s Place in New Haven, Thursday they headline Barstool Hoedown. On Friday, Lil’ Bibby and others take the stage at 9. www.toadsplace.com has the complete line-up.
The Art Guild of Middletown hosts award-winning artist Bob Noreika this Thursday at 7 for a watercolor demonstration at the Woodside Elementary School in Cromwell. He returns for an all-day workshop in watercolor painting starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, also at the Woodside School. Details at www.arts2go.org
The tenth annual Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival happens this week from Thursday through Sunday at Trinity College in Hartford. The featured headliner is DJ Kool Herc. This cherished tradition features many concerts, lectures, workshops, film screenings and more. you can learn more and Register at http://www.trinityhiphop.com
At Infinity Hall in Hartford, on Friday, Rubblebucket and Vacationer take the stage at 8pm. On Saturday, blues and pop artist Bernie Williams makes his Infinity Hall debut, appearing with the Gil Parris Quintet. All details at http://www.infinityhall.com
The Greater Middletown Concert Series presents a Multimedia Musical Tribute to three 19th Century Middletown musicians, by Joe Flood, this Sunday at 3 at the Middletown High School Performance Auditorium. http://www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org
A concert to benefit Artists for World Peace happens this Sunday at 3 at the Leif Nilsson Spring Street Gallery in Chester. The blues singer/songwriter Chester “Big Boy” Coda performs, along with special guests. http://www.artistsforworldpeace.org
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, they continue their run of “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem,” about an Israeli woman seeking divorce from her manipulative husband, through Thursday. Also continuing is “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,” about a Japanese woman who believes she can find buried money revealed in a treasure map from the movie “Fargo.” Opening Friday is “The Wrecking Crew,” about the unsung studio musicians that provided the backbeat for may 1960’s hits. Also opening is “An Honest Liar,” a documentary about world-famous magician and escape artist James “The Amazing” Randi. Both run through the weekend. Their Speak Up live storytelling series continues this Saturday at 8. www.realartways.com.
At Trinity College’s Cinestudio, the run of “Girlhood,” a French coming-of-age film about a young Muslim girl growing up in the poverty-ridden suburbs of Paris, ends it’s run tonight (Tuesday). Tomorrow/ Wednesday they open “The Imitation Game,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch as mathematician Alan Turing, a British mathematician who breaks the Nazi Enigma Code in World War II. It runs through Saturday. On Sunday they open their April in Paris Film Festival with two offerings, :Le Brasier Ardent” and “Hiroshima Mon Amour.” www.cinestudio.org.
Now here's a rundown of what's on air tonight on WESU:
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
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 Babelfish fills in for Dj Cheshire Cat’s Wonderland.
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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