Good evening, it's Tuesday, June 23rd, 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.
Now here’s some of what’s happening in our area this week:
From 6-7 pm, tonight here in Middletown, The Cross Street AME Zion Church will hold a candle light vigil for Mother Emmanuel A.M.E. Church in CHARLESTON, SC . http://www.crossstreetamezion.org/
In New Haven tonight, Cafe Nine tonight they’ve got Rockabilly legend Sleepy Labeef, along with Bronson Rock. Tomorrow/Wednesday, you can catch Corina Corina, Ang13, and Dina Brass. On Thursday, Mark Sultan, Jack Oblivian, and The Sheiks take the Café stage. Friday’s early set at 5pm features Victor Roland, followed later by A Muscle Shoals Music Revue featuring Amy Black and Sarah Borges. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with the George Baker Band. Butch Hancock and special guest Rory Hancock take the main stage at 9pm. On Sunday at 1pm there’s a Tribute to the Life of Kenny Melillo, with the usual Sunday Soul Service happening later at 8. http://www.cafenine.com
At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight (Tuesday) you can catch Turquoise Jeep on stage. On Thursday, Zach Deputy takes the stage, along with Organically Good Trio. On Saturday you can catch Shakedown, Eggy, and The Remnants. www.toadsplace.com
Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s continues on Tuesday nights, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. This week’s Wednesday Blues Jam at Black-Eyed Sally’s features Tim McDonald. On Friday it’s award-winning music by Roots of Creation, bringing you reggae, funk, electronica and more. Enjoy blues rock on Saturday with Night Train. www.blackeyedsallys.com
At the Russell Library in Middletown, there’s Introduction to Meditation for Teens on Wednesday at 3. Visit the website for details on community activities, workshops, children’s programs and more. http://www.russelllibrary.org
On Thursday the Middlesex Drum Circle meets at 7pm at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown. On Friday you can join The Hollands! for Americana folk harmonies and a sing-along. On Saturday The Red Hots take the stage, with classic blues, jazz, and more. 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 morning at 10:30. http://www.buttonwood.org
Manic Productions brings Jim Adkins and Small Time to The Space in Hamden on tonight (Tuesday). Also tonight, Manic presents Shonen Knife and CJ Ramone at The Ballroom at The Outer Space. Tomorrow (Wednesday), Manic productions presents Giant Squid at Bar in New Haven. Thursday, you can catch Cibo Matto and Invisible Familiars at The Ballroom at The Outer Space. On Saturday, it’s Old Gray, Milo, Clique, and Setsuna at The Space. Sunday, Manic brings you Melvins, and Le Butcherettes at The Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden. http://www.manicproductions.org
The Hartford Public Library celebrates LGBT Pride Month. Thursday there’s a panel discussion and book signing led by John Wenke, author of “The Human Agenda: Conversations about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.” Their Poets on Poetry series continues this Saturday with a discussion of the work of Galway Kinnell. http://www.hplct.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. It’s free as well this Saturday as part of their Second Saturdays for Families series. http://www.thewadsworth.org
At Infinity Hall in Hartford, The Seldom Scene performs bluegrass this Thursday at 8. On Friday, Liberty Comedy presents “Letterman’s Favorites” at Infinity Hall Hartford. On Saturday, Connecticut’s own Jeff Pevar and “Mo” Pleasure bring an all-star lineup to the stage with special guests. On Sunday, iconic folk artist Tom Rush performs at 7:30. Details at http://www.infinityhall.com
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
At Scatz Restaurant and Lounge in Middletown, you can enjoy the Medusa Band this Friday. On Saturday, Rahsaan Langley takes the stage. http://www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com has details. That’s Scatz with a Z.
Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours happen this Friday and Saturday at the Mark Twain House in Hartford. Visit http://www.marktwainhouse.org for details.
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.
Artists for World Peace holds its third annual Dance for Peace this Saturday at the Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook. Proceeds benefit the Dr. Yoram Kaufmann Scholarship Fund. Details at http://www.artistsforworldpeace.org
The Middletown Symphonic Band performs an outdoor concert this Saturday at Riverfront Recapture Great River Park in East Hartford. Details at http://www.middletownsynphonicband.org
Support Connecticut’s Farmer’s Markets and enjoy healthy food while you’re at it! You can visit East Haddam every Wednesday from 4 to 7, Durham every Thursday from 3 to 6, Clinton every Thursday from 4 to 7, Middletown North End Friday from 10 to 2, Higganum Village Friday from 3:30 to 6:30, Cromwell on Friday from 4 to 7, Old Saybrook on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and Chester on Sunday from 10 to 1. Stay tuned to the Jive for updates on more openings, and visithttp://www.ctnofa.org/FarmersMarkets for full details.
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
The Global Lens film series resumes at the Hartford Public Library’s downtown location. This week they’re screening “Image Threads,” a film from India about self-discovery through the eyes of an internet hacker. Visit http://www.hplct.org for days and times.
Hartford Parks free Movies After Dark series returns, showing “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory this Friday in Bushnell Park. http://www.bushnellpark.org
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, they continue their run of the Sundance Film Festival Award-winning shorts of 2015, along “When Marnie Was There,” an animated parable about friendship and emotional repair. Both run through Thursday. On Friday they open “The Ye Men Are Revolting,” a documentary about an activist group taking on climate change. They also open “Charlie’s Country,” about an aboriginal lost between the old and new cultures of northern Australia. Their third offering is “The Wolfpack,” a Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary about brothers locked in a Lower East Side apartment who discover the world through movies. www.realartways.org
Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues its run of “Juaja,” starring Viggo Mortensen in a drama about a Danish engineer who sets out to find a city in Argentina in the 1880’s. It runs through the Thursday. On Friday they open “The Last Waltz,” a restored version of Martin Scorsese’s 1976 concert film of The Band’s farewell performance in San Francisco. Saturday’s matinee is Julie Taymor’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Sunday’s matinee is the National Theatre Live’s proction of “The Audience,” starring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II. Details at 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 on Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill who offers and eclectic selection of Americana plus an extensive concert listing and regular ticket giveaways.
From 8-10:30 tonight, its Radio Obscura, whose hosts tell us that… “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 an exploration of rock, pop, and experimental music
at: 11:30 Zoe Thrasher provides an hour of free form fun in the studio.
From 1:30-3am it’s Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat. Who claims he’s got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his 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.
The BBC world news report follows that at 4am and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.
You can find the rest of our daily schedule online at www.wesufm.org where you’ll also find a link to our online audio stream and archives (where you can listen to any WESU show for up to 2 weeks after it airs.
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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