Wednesday, June 3, 2015

06-03-2015 Jive

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 Dr. Helen Evrard, host of Your Mind Matters.  Tonight I speak with Paul Gionfriddo, former Connecticut legislator and author of “Losing Tim: How Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia.”  He’s now CEO of Mental Health America, and he talks about early identification of young people with severe mental illness.  Listen tonight at 6.  Now here’s a rundown of what’s happening in our area this week:

In New Haven tonight, Cafe Nine, there’s a limited-ticket seated show with Lloyd Cole.  Thursday, The Woggles, DJ Dave Coon, and DJ Fast Eddy take the CafĂ© stage. Friday’s weekly Wind-down Happy Hour at 5 features 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 after party 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.

Up in Hartford, at Black-eyed Sally’s, tonight’s Blues Jam features Gene Donaldson. 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. 

Manic Productions brings you Prawn, Zanders, and All Riot tonight 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 Pupppy.

The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet tonight 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.

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, you can hear the British rock group The Psychedelic Furs tonight 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

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, this Thursday they’ve got Bob Gotta’s longstanding monthly acoustic open mic.  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.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, on Thursday, Clean Bandit and Roman GianArthur take the stage. On Friday you can enjoy the John Valby XXX-Comedy show.  They finish out the week on Saturday with Mobb

The annual St. George’s Greek Festival takes place this Thursday through Saturday in Hartford.  There’s music, theater, food and more. Information at

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

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

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.

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours happen this Friday and Saturday evenings at the Mark Twain House in Hartford.  Reservations are required.  Find out more at

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.

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 for details. 

Tree expert John Kehoe leads a 2-mile tree walk this Saturday in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford.  Learn more at

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

Connecticut Farmer’s Markets are starting their new season.  The Durham market is open tomorrow, or check out the Higganum Village market on Fridays. Stay tuned to the Jive for updates on more openings, and visit 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.

Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues the 28th Connecticut LGBT Festival.  Tonight 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.

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:  
Dub Revolution with Big Bent follows the Jive, with an international exploration of new and old roots, dub, reggae and more.
From 6 to 6:30 it’s Your Mind Matters, with Part I of a special interview with Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of Mental Health America.
Fusion Radio with James Fusion follows from 6:30 to 8, with the best Techno mix on radio.
From 8 to 9:30 it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce, bringing you deep underground sounds mixed live for your listening pleasure. 
The Vault with DJ Anton Banks comes your way from 9:30 to 11, with hard techno, minimal, and leftfield mixed live.  There’s exclusive music from international artists. 
From 11 to 1 a.m. it’s The Dungeon with Executioner Snow, bringing you heavy metal, underground and gangsta rap from all eras, all the way up to recently-released material.
From 1 to 3 a.m. it’s All Mixed Up from Pacifica.
At 3, we’ll rebroadcast today’s session of Democracy Now, with Amy Goodman. 
BBC World News follows at 4, and we start your day bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5 a.m. 

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.

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