Good evening, it's Tuesday, June2nd. 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 Ben Michael. Thanks for joining us. Thanks also to those of you who have helped us out with a donation during our Spring pledge drive. With just $5000 to go, the end is in sight but we won’t make our goal unless folks like you, who listen regularly but have yet to become supporters, step up to the plate and join your fellow piers who sustain the unique community service WESU provides.
Now here's a rundown of some of what's going on in our area this week.
In New Haven tonight, Cafe Nine, you can catch The Murder Junkies, The Lost Riots, and Damn Broads. Tomorrow/Wednesday there’s a limited-ticket seated show with Lloyd Cole. Thursday, The Woggles, DJ Dave Coon, and DJ Fast Eddy take the Café stage. Friday’s weekly Wind-down Happy Hour at 5 features Calvin Gary Heriot, followed at 9 by The Famines, Spectral Fangs, and Lea. Saturday’s weekly Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 features Mike Coppola and Friends. Saturday night they’re throwing an afterparty following the screening of “Danny Says,” a documentary about Danny Fields showing at the Whitney Humanities Center. Headliners are The Hymans, Dave Richman and The Modern Covers, and Jacques LeCoque. The School of Rock Madison CT Showcase starts Sunday at noon, followed by the usual Sunday Soul Service at 8. http://www.cafenine.com
Tonight, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s their weekly Tuesday night Laughter Yoga workshop with Mimi Poitras at 6, followed by a vegetarian potluck. Thursday, at The buttonwood brings Bob Gotta’s longstanding monthly acoustic open mic with Bob Gotta. They also open their June art exhibit “Imagine,” featuring paintings by WESU’s Karen Stein. On Friday it’s Nested Drift, giving you fusion, improvisational jazz, and more. Saturday at 8 it’s the George Mastrogiannis Quintet. 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. Sunday night, it’s the Great Make Believe Society Improv group of actors and musicians. The Hearing Voices Network meets weekly on Monday morning at 10:30. http://www.buttonwood.org
At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight you can catch a reggae show headlined by Chronixx along with Federation Sound. On Thursday, Clean Bandit and Roman GianArthur take the Toad’s stage. On Friday you can enjoy the John Valby XXX-Comedy show. They finish out the week on Saturday with Mobb Deep.www.toadsplace.com
Up in Hartford, at Black-eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. The Wednesday Blues Jam features Gene Donaldson this week. On Friday it’s Danny Pease & the Regulators, bringing you Dirty Punk Reggae and more. Enjoy New Orleans funk on Saturday with The Colbys, along with special guest Charles Neville. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Manic Productions brings you Prawn, Zanders, and All Riot tomorrow/Wednesday at Bar in New Haven. On Friday, Sebadoh and Total Babes take the stage at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. Sunday, at The Space in Hamden, they bring you Alex G, Pinegrove, and Puppy. http://www.manicproductions.org
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Partners not necessary. Call 860-347-0278 for details.
The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford now offers free admission every Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 5 p.m. http://www.thewadsworth.org
At Infinity Hall in Hartford, you can hear the British rock group The Psychedelic Furs tomorrow/Wednesday at 8. On Thursday, it’s An Acoustic Evening with Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes, along with David O’Grady. On Friday they bring you folk legend Livingston Taylor. Saturday, Americana singer/songwriter Martin Sexton takes the stage, along with special guests Brothers McCann. VIP pre-show meet and greet tickets are available. Sunday, you can hear soul singer/songwriter Marc Broussard, along with special guest Andy Suzuki & The Method. Details at http://www.infinityhall.com
The annual St. George’s Greek Festival takes place this Thursday through Saturday in Hartford. There’s music, theater, food and more. Information at http://www.stgeorgecathedral.org
Art Walk happens this Thursday evening in Middletown. You can view the art of Jeff Sullivan at Middletown Framing, and attend the opening reception at Green Street Center for Ben Parker’s “Breaking the Pattern.” Details for these events and more at http://www.arts2go.org
You can take a free tour of the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arc every Thursday at noon in Bushnell Park in Hartford. More information is available at http://www.bushnellpark.org
The Haddam-Killingworth High School student art exhibit opens this Friday at the MAC650 gallery on Main St in Middletown. An opening reception with music, refreshments, and more starts at 5:30. http://www.arts2go.org
Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours happen this Friday and Saturday evenings at the Mark Twain House in Hartford. Reservations are required. Find out more at http://www.marktwainhouse.org
The reSet Incubator Space in Hartford’s Parkville region hosts a National Day of Civic Hacking all day Saturday. Learn about open data sources in Hartford, and join in designing community tools for I-84 redesign and more. http://www.hartford.com/event/
The Sporting Chance for Youth Day happens on Saturday at Riverside Park in Hartford. Youth of all abilities can try rowing, fishing, soccer, mountain biking and more. Visit riverfront.org/parks/ for details.
Tree expert John Kehoe leads a 2-mile tree walk this Saturday in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford. Learn more athttp://www.cedarhillfoundation.org
WESU DJ Karen Stein, host of WESU’s Imagine radio show airing on Thursdays, performs acoustic guitar every Saturday from 12:15 to 3 p.m. at the original Brewbaker’s on Main Street in Middletown.
The annual Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festival Del Coqui happens this Sunday at Bushnell Park in Hartford. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of Hispanic culture. More at http://www.bushnellpark.org
Connecticut Farmer’s Markets are starting their new season. You can visit the East Haddam market on Wednesdays, the Durham market every Thursday, and the Higganum Village market on Fridays. Stay tuned to the Jive for updates on more openings, and visithttp://www.ctnofa.org/FarmersMarkets for details
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford, continues their run of the new comedy “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window & Disappeared. “Every Secret Thing,” a crime thriller based on the novel by Laura Lippman, about the deception surrounding a series of missing child cases, is screening Friday and continues through the weekend. www.realartways.org
Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues the 28th Connecticut LGBT Festival, this week, with a run of short films for Women, tonight. Tomorrow/Wednesday they’re showing “Back On Board: Greg Louganis,” about the Olympic gold medalist and activist. A centerpiece reception, with Director/Producer Cheryl Furjanic, starts at 6. On Thursday it’s “How To Win at Checkers (Every Time).” They close out the festival on Friday with “Happy End,” a German/Dutch production preceded by several shorts. The theater will reopen on June 11. http://www.cinestudio.org
Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:
Right after the jive stay tuned for nearly three hours of folk and Americana music until 8pm, on Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill who offers and eclectic selection of Americana plus an extensive concert listing and regular ticket giveaways.
From 8-9pm it’s The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, A weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.
After that at 9pm its Radio Obscura, whose hosts describe the show as follows “Radio Obscura is a gasoline powered cat purring its way through the highways and byways of the weeks topics. Join us and. Pet the cat.”
DJ Pickup Sticks is back in the air-chair after that at 10:30 for her show, Explorers’ Hour which offers sn exploration of rock, pop, and experimental music
From: 11:30-12:30am its #tbt: summer throwbacks with Frau Miau Tune in to listen to all your favorite summer throwbacks! #tbt: summer throwbacks will have you bouncing and bumping to pop hits from summers past.
12:30-1:30am Coming to America with DJ Korean Kween Coming to America" will explore music people associate with new beginnings in their lives. Featuring interviews with people who will bring in songs they fell in love with in a new environment.
From 1:30-3am Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat. Who says he’s got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.
At 3am, we will rebroadcast today’s noontime broadcast of Democracy Now, with Amy Goodman.
That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. Tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.
If you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, please help us close out our Spring pledge drive with a meaningful donation. You can make that donation online at http://www.wesufm.org anytime. We are running out of time to balance our budget by the end of our (June 30) fiscal year and we could really use your help! Thanks - Now stay tuned for Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill.