Tuesday, May 19, 2015

05-19-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, May19th. 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 CHC, heard Wednesdays at 4:30 here on WESU. Thanks for joining us!

 Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week.

On Tuesdays evenings at the Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown,  Mimi Poitras offers s Laughter Yoga  session with at 6, followed by a vegetarian potluck. Thursday night at the Buttonwood, Cintamani- Groove Jam and Super Foods blends the spirit of kirtan, world music, and chocolate and chanting.

On Friday The Buttonwood Tree presents: Attila Vural and Eugene Ruffolo in concert at 7:00 pm. ATTILA is an evening of boundary pushing guitar and vocals. The Aligned with Source workshop series with Annaita Gandhy continues this Saturday at 10:30am. This week’s theme is Living In Love. Later Saturday evening at 8, The Buttonwood presents Alba’s Edge who’ll offer their fusion of Scottish fiddle, jazz, funk and Latin rhythms. 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 Hearing Voices Network meets weekly on Monday Mornong at 10:30. http://www.buttonwood.org

There’s plenty of loud rock In New Haven tonight, at Cafe Nine where Woody shares a bill with  Black Kitty Kat and Grizzlor.  (Tomorrow) Wednesday night BIG MOON, Ian Biggs, and Tanuki Sui’s share a bill at Café Nine. Thursday at “The Nine” Safety Meeting Records Presents BLOOD WARRIOR, DEATH VESSEL, and VIOLENT MAE.  Tom Hearn plays the early 5pm set at Café Nine on Friday. Later on Friday night, Oddball Entertainment Presents THE BLUES MAGOOS, Happy Ending, & Rope. Saturday’s weekly Jazz Jam Session at Café Nine will be hosted by The George Baker Band this week at 4:30.  Saturday night at Cafe nine presents LOOM, Dr. Martino, The Sleep Cozies, and Disco Teen 66. Sunday night their Sunday Soul Service offers a night of 70's Rear Grooves, dope disco, and funk starting at 8 p.m. http://www.cafenine.com

On Tuesdays at Black-eyed Sally’s in Hartford, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. The longstanding Black-eyed Sally’s Wednesday Blues Jam will be hosted by Tommy Whalen this week. The CT Blues Challenge is going down on Thursdays at Sally’s. Friday night Jen Durkin & The Business make for a night of Funk at Black-eyed Sally’s.   Saturday night you can catch a night with Paul Oscher, award-winning blues singer, songwriter, recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist,.  www.blackeyedsallys.com .

The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet Wednesday nights at First Church on Court St.  Partners not necessary.  Call 860-347-0278 for details.

Wednesday night MANIC PRODUCTIONS AND REDSCROLL RECORDS PRESENT: Kayo Dot, Shilpa Ray, and Hex Inverter at BAR in New Haven. Sunday, MANIC PRESENTS: Ivan & Alyosha, and Kris Orlowski  (5/24) at The Ballroom at The Outer Spacehttp://www.manicproductions.org

The Veterans’ Writing Group meets every Thursday at 7 at Russell library here, in Middletown. Visit http://www.russelllibrary.org for details
Thursday Toad’s place in New Haven, you can catch DC Hip Hop artist Shy Glizzy.    Friday and Saturday night Toad’s presents electronic Dance Music Friday its an event called LITUATION featuring 8 DJs. Saturday brings their glow party with more than a dozen DJs. On Sunday at Toad’s
GORILLA MUSIC presents The New Haven Music Festival.  www.toadsplace.com

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, Mullet plays “Hair Rock” onstage on Thursday. Friday’s Art Garfunkel show is sold out. Saturday night it’s the rock/roots Jackie Greene Band.  On Saturday Infinity Hall Hartford presents LIVE AT THE FILLMORE: THE DEFINITIVE TRIBUTE TO THE ORIGINAL ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND. Sunday brings FORWARD FESTIVAL IN CONCERT: SYBARITE5 WITH SARA CHASE, RUPERT BOYD AND FULL FORCE DANCE THEATRE  http://www.infinityhall.com

The Old State House in Hartford offers a tour of the artwork on its walls every other Thursday at noon.  Enjoy works by Trunbull, Stuart, and more. http://www.ctosh.org

WESU DJ Karen Stein, host of WESU’s Imagine radio show, heard onThursdays, performs acoustic guitar every Saturday from 12:15 to 3 p.m. at the original Brewbaker’s on Main Street in Middletown. 

As Wesleyan University wraps up its academic year with Reunion and Commencement this week, The Center for The Arts squeezes in a couple final events. This Saturday at 11:00 am in the CFA Hall Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston will talk about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima.  The Wesleyan University Senior Thesis Art Exhibition Reception happens Saturday at 2pm in Zilkha Gallery showcasing the work of the Class of 2015’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. Curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. Details at http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

The Middletown house-concert series presents: kitchen céilí this Saturday, May 23rd, at 7:30pm. Their repertoire includes the driving reels and lilting jigs and hornpipes one would find in an Irish pub session, as well as stately waltzes, slow airs, and old and new songs of emigrants, soldiers, lovers, lawyers and computer programmers from both sides of the Atlantic.  The band features George Wilson on fiddle, banjo and vocals, Dora Hast on tin whistle and recorders, and Stan Scott on guitar, mandolin, banjo, and vocals. For reservations and directions, please call Jody Cormack 860-983-7963 or email jcormack@wesleyan.edu

The Middletown Symphonic Band will be performing the first of a three part outdoor concert series at Riverfront Recapture Great River Park at 7 PM on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Admission is free. Rain Date: Sunday, May 25, 2015. Subsequent concerts in this series will be held on June 28th and July 26th.http://www.middletownsymphonicband.org

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

Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford, they continue their run of “Iris,” a documentary about nonagenarian Iris Apfel, a longstanding style maven on the New York fashion scene. Opening Friday and running through May 28th is Man From Reno, wherein a stranger in San Francisco, Japanese crime novelist Aki Akahori (Ayako Fujitani), nicknamed “the J. D. Salinger of Japan,” is unsure of precisely what role she has to play in a real-life murder mystery.  Also opening Friday, at Real Art Ways, is The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window & Disappeared, a comedy about a mischievous centenarian on the run.www.realartways.org

 Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues ends thier run of Effie Gray tonight. This is a British film about the repressive Victorian marriage of author James Ruskin and Effie Gray. Wednesday, Cinestudio begins a run of Woman of Gold, with Helen Mirren in a true story playing Maria Altmann, an elderly Austrian-Jewish woman driven to track down the priceless works of art that the Nazis stole from her family during World War II. Those works included Gustav Klimt’s masterful painting known as The Woman in Gold, which also happens to be a portrait of her Aunt.  http://www.cinestudio.org

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:  
Right after the jive, stay tuned for the summer time extended edition of Acoustic Blender with Revill until 8pm!! The show features Folk, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, Americana, real country, all 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.

From 10:30- 11:30pm Stay tuned for Fictive sounds with DJ LN

Jacob Feder presents songswithout words for the following hour from 12:30-1:30am.
DJ Pretzel is back in the studio after that for the spice of life, which delves into the diverse world of alternative contemporary Latin music.

At 1:30 stay tuned for some loud rock on Kombat Radio.

at 2:30 Occupy Radio offers an extended conversation about the issues which gave rise to the Occupy Movement.

DJ Otto nation is in for a quick set following that util 4am when we begin tomorrow’s Broadcast day with Morning Edition from NPR.

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