Good evening, it's Tuesday, April 28th, 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, heard right here on WESU every Weds at 4:30.
Now here’s some of what’s going on in our area this week.
In New Haven tonight, at Cafe Nine, they’ve got Catalina Gonzalez & Friends for a birthday show. Tomorrrow/Wednesday they bring you Voltaire, and Ego Likeness. Thursday it’s Lydia Lunch, Retrovirus, and Downtown Boys. Friday’s 5:00 feature is Mountains of the Moon, followed at 8 by a benefit for the Devil’s Gear Bike Shop, with a variety of artists. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 is with Billy Cofrances. At 9, it’s the CD Release Party for Mission 0. Their Sunday Soul Service happens at 8 p.m. http://www.cafenine.com
At Toad’s Place in New Haven, They’ve got an Electric Thursdays: EDM Party this week, with DJs spinning in two rooms. On Friday they offer Circa Survive, Balance and Composure, and Chon. On Sunday they headline ILOVEMAKONNEN for their Loudest of the Loud Tour at 9. www.toadsplace.com has the complete line-up.
Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights , Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. This week the Black-eyed Sally’s Wednesday night Blues Jam is with Tim McDonald. The Black eyed sallys CT Blues Challenge is back on Thursday at 8. On Saturday they feature Neal Vitullo & the Vipers. www.blackeyedsallys.com for more.
At the Russell Library in Middletown, the Connecticut Poetry Society holds their monthly meeting tomorrow/ Wednesday at 6pm. The Veterans’ Writing Group meets every Thursday at 7. On Saturday they have an Introduction to MELT class at 10 a.m., led by Joanne Wilcox. At 2 p.m. they have Stories from India with storytellers Angela Calderella and Tata Canuelas. Visit http://www.russelllibrary.org for details and information on additional community activities.
The History of Middletown’s Riverfront and Its Future is the topic of the Middlesex County Historical Society meeting this tomorrow/Wednesday evening taking place at the new Senior Center in Middletown. Society Director Deborah Shapiro will present a lecture “Down by the Riverside,” and Michael Wackers, Director of Planning, Conservation, and Development, will speak about future plans for the riverfront. http://www.arts2go.org
Also tomorrow/Wednesday, Manic Productions brings Dreamers, Gold Lake, and Ian Biggs to Bar in New Haven. Thursday, at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden, they’ve got The Relationship – members of Weezer, U.S. Bombs & The Bravery. http://www.manicproductions.org
At Infinity Hall in Hartford, you can catch The Wailin’ Jennys with special guest Heather Maloney tomorrow (Wednesday) night. On Friday, it’s the “Back to the Eighties” Show with Jessie’s Girl. On Saturday, they feature D.A. Foster & The Shaboo All-Stars with Duke & The Esoterics, as a benefit for Work Vessels for Vets. On Sunday at 7 it’s Puccini’s La Bohème by the Connecticut Lyric Opera and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. http://www.infinityhall.com
Thursday night “The Bus” featuring Michael Cleary, Eric Kuhn and other area musicians plays the THE BACK PORCH in Old Saybrook for more info you can call 860 510 0282
Also on Thursday, Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts features, Javanese gamelan music at 7 in the World Music Hall. The Collegium Musicum performs vocal music at 8 in Memorial Chapel, Thursday night while the The Wesleyan Taiko Drumming Ensemble performs at 9pm at Crowell Concert Hall. On Friday, members of the New York Virtuoso Singers present Experimental Music for Vocal Quartet at 8 in Crowell Concert Hall.
The Wesleyan Spring Dance Concert takes place on Friday and Saturday. On Saturday at 8, the Wesleyan University Orchestra performs in Crowell Concert Hall, including works by the winners of the university Concerto Competition. The Worlds of Dance Concert happens on Sunday at 2 in Crowell Concert Hall, and the Wesleyan Concert Choir performs works for chorus and organ at 3 in Memorial Chapel. At 7, the Chinese Music Ensemble presents their spring concert, “Middle Kingdom” in Middletown, at 7, in World Music Hall. Details at http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.
At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, On Friday at 5:30 there’s an Artists’ Reception to open the new exhibition “Paint the Town,” by Jacqueline Jones, featuring local scenes from Middletown. At 8:00, (Friday) Keri Powers and Eric Lichter take the stage. The Aligned with Source workshop series with Annaita Gandhy continues this Saturday morning at 10:30. This week’s theme is Cleaning up and Letting Go. At 1, there’s a Free Poets Collective with music and an Open Mic, featuring Tony Brown of the Duende Project. At 8 p.m. it’s The 2nd Line Quartet with jazz offerings. 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. http://www.buttonwood.org
Ronnie Spector sings the Fabulous Ronettes Friday night at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville. Showtime is 8pm. www.41bridgestreet.com
It’s a bit out of our area but there’s also a big doo wop show happening at the Vets Theater in Providence this Saturday, when Richard Nader’s DooWop and Rock and Roll All Stars present an evening with Shirley Alston Reeves, The Legendary Teenagers, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, The Charlie Thomas Drifters and more. Details at www.THEVETSRI.com
WESU DJ Karen Stein, host of Imagine Radio, performs acoustic guitar every Saturday from 12:15 to 3 p.m. at the original Brewbaker’s on Main Street in Middletown.
Samba Fest, cosponsored by Trinity College and Riverfront Recapture, happens this Saturday at the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford starting at 11. Celebrate the regions’ rich Brazalian culture with international and local music and more. http://www.riverfront.org
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford, continues 2 films, “The Wrecking Crew,” about the unsung studio musicians that provided the backbeat for may 1960’s hits and “Hunting Ground,” an exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses. On Friday Real Art Ways open a run of “Dior & I,” a behind-the-scenes look at the haute couture collection of its new artistic director, Raf Simons. It runs through the weekend. www.realartways.org
Cinestudio at Trinity College’s, continues their run of “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” tonight and tomorrow. On Thursday it’s Cinestudio presents “Show your Shorts,” the work of film studies majors at the college. On Friday they’re showing the 2015 Oscar-Nominated short films in the Live Action Category. The Oscar nominee series continues on Saturday with screenings of Animation nominees. At 4 on Saturday it’s the fourth annual Trinity Film Festival, with red carpet arrivals, awards and more, screening short film entries from students across the country. On Sunday they open a run of “White God,” a Hungarian film about a young girl separated from her beloved dog, and the unwanted dogs who rise up to reunite them. http://www.cinestudio.org
Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:
Right after the jive stay tuned for Wild Wild Live with Hibiki and Rachie, for a sneak peek into the live music scene at Wesleyan.
At 6:00 stay tuned for “The Movement” DJ Aiss and DJ Dani’s guide to all things black.
From 6:30-8pm it’s Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill featuring Folk, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, Americana, real country, and other roots oriented music plus concert listings and ticket giveaways!
From 8-9pm it’s The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry for a weekly dose of live and local Connecticut arts and music.
From 9-10:30pm stay tuned for the free form musical romp that is, Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat.
At 10:30-11:30pm Tess and Isabel bring you the Feminist Power Hour
Then at 11:30 tonight it’s The Wily Windy Moors with Ian McCarthy for an hour of Pop or pop-adjacent tunes to get you revved up for bed.
From 12:30-1:30am catch the Hot Tune Time Machine with the Kaiser and DJ LT
From 1:30-2:30 am stay tuned for The Blast Zone with Baggins and the G-O who will journey, drill, grab, sing, and banter thier way through the wild world of sports.
At 2:30 its Occupy Radio from Pacifica, An extended conversation about the issues which gave rise to the Occupy Movement.
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