Good evening, it's Wednesday, May 13th, 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.
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Manic Productions features Broncho and more tonight at Bar in New Haven. Friday’s headliner is The Feelies, at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. http://www.manicproductions.org
Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s it’s the Wednesday’s Blues Jam with Ed Bradley. Tommy Whalen. Their CT Blues Challenge happens on Thursday at 8. Friday they bring you The Marks Brothers, a Connecticut jamband playing rock-n-roll. On Saturday you can hear Bluesiana Swamp Soul with Shaka & the Soul Shakers. www.blackeyedsallys.com for more.
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Partners not necessary. Call 860-347-0278 for details.
At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, on Thursday it’s the monthly Writers Out Loud, a prose Open Mic, hosted by Cocomo Rock and Al Bower, Jr. On Friday they bring you singer songwriter Davey O, along with the Connecticut State Troubadour Kristen Graves. The Aligned with Source workshop series with Annaita Gandhy continues this Saturday at 10:30. This week’s theme is Spiritual Growth. Later at 8, internationally known guitarist/composer Peter Griggs takes the stage with “Music for Here and Now.” 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
Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Friday night you can enjoy Cosmic Dust Bunnies, The Hornitz, and more at 8. Saturday, it’s the Hot Rod Circuit, with Small Brown Bike, The So So Glos, and Smoke Signals. www.toadsplace.com has the complete line-up.
The Art Guild of Middletown invites you to a demonstration by Elizabeth Rhoades, award-winning pastel artist, at their monthly meeting on tomorrow at the Woodside Intermediate School in Cromwell. http://www.arts2go.org has the details
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Through tomorrow, Real Art Ways in Hartford, they continue their run of “La Sapienza,” about a Frenchman who returns to Italy to complete a book on the architect Borromini. Also continuing through tomorrow, is “3 Hearts,” a French drama about a classic love triangle. Tonight, (Tuesday) there’s a one-time screening of “Every Secret Thing,” as part of the ongoing NY Film Critics series. This film explores the mystery surrounding missing children, and there’s an exclusive pre- and post-screening broadcast and discussion hosted by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. On Friday they open “Iris,” a documentary about nonagenarian Iris Apfel, a longstanding style maven on the New York fashion scene. It runs through the weekend. www.realartways.com.
At Trinity College’s Cinestudio they open a run of “Still Alice” tonight, starring Academy Award winner Julianne Moore as a linguistics professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. It runs through Saturday. On Thursday their National Theatre Live series brings you Bernard Shaw’s “Man and Superman.” Also on Thursday, the Out Film CT series presents “Boys,” a Dutch film about a teenager who discovers love during the summer holidays. On Sunday they open “Effie Gray,” a British film about the repressive Victorian marriage of author James Ruskin and Effie Gray. http://www.cinestudio.org
Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:
At midnight stay tuned for Romancipation with Dr. Love and DJ Smooth.
From 12:30 to 1:30, it’s an hour of automation with the best selection of background music for your listening pleasure.
Then at 1:30, stay tuned indigenous music from radio Pacifica featuring Interviews and a mix of new music from indigenous musicians from around the Western hemisphere.
From 2:30 to 3:30, it’s Full Moon Hacksaw. Syndicated jazz and blues radio from Phoenix. And at 3:30, it’s the Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation.
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.
This Saturday May 16th, 3 Bands and will perform at a festival to raise money for the Save the Children Foundation Specifically for kids in Nepal and Syria. Music starts at 6:00 to 12:00 am. The event is being held in the historic "Hurley Mill building" in New Hartford, CT where there will also be a jurried gallery of visual art work on display. Performing bands incude Soul Tsunami featuring Nekita Waller, Wizard Farm, and the reggae groups "One Band International " http://www.wizardfarmmusic.com/ for info!
The monthly “Journey Writers’ Workshop” for poets, playwrights, singers and more is this Sunday from 1 to 3 at Sweet Harmony Café in Middletown.http://www.arts2go.org
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of pop and ear candy from DJ Sick Nelden.
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, it's Fusion Radio with James Fusion. Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992.
From 8-9:30pm, it's The Warehouse with Mike NyceThe best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.
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And at 11pm it’s an hour of fun filled tunes hosted by Ethan D.
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