Tuesday, June 30, 2015

06-30-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, June 30th, 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.

I’m  Marianne O’Hare producer of Conversations on HealthCare….

Here’s some of what’s happening in our area this week:

In New Haven tonight, Cafe Nine presents King Bongo, Bandit, and Author.  Wednesday, it’s Dan & Dans Comedy Open Mic. Thursday’s headliner is Undercliff.  Friday’s Wind-down Happy Hour artist is Chris Merk, followed later by The Hound, and Tyrone Shoelaces.  On Saturday it’s the Big Fat CafĂ© 9 BBQ with a Rhythm & Blues Marathon, starting at 4. Sunday’s usual Soul Service is at 8. http://www.cafenine.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. The Wednesday Blues Jam features Ray Morant this week. On Friday it’s singer/songwriter Eran Troy Danner, with Jake Kulak & The Lowdown, bringing you blues, swing, dance, and more.www.blackeyedsallys.com 

Tomorrow/ Wednesday, Manic Productions presents Joe Michelini, and Jack + Eliza at Bar in New Haven.  Thursday, they headline Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven.http://www.manicproductions.org  

Thursday at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, brings Bob Gotta’s longstanding acoustic Open Mic.  Friday they’ve got the Nu Band, with special guest German guitarist Erhard Hirt, bringing you improvisational jazz. 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 comedy with the Great Make Believe Improv Show. The Hearing Voices Network meets weekly on Monday morning at 10:30. The July art exhibit features the photography of Jennifer Misseri.  http://www.buttonwood.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, On Thursday it’s the Local Rock Showcase, starting at 6:15.  Friday you can enjoy the Bright Night 20: Electro Glo Party, with DJ’s spinning in two rooms. www.toadsplace.com

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

There’s an opening reception for the painting and glass collage exhibit “On the Diagonal” by Nancy Eisenfeld this Thursday at 5 at the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center in Middletown. 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 annual Middletown Fireworks Festival takes place on Friday starting at 4, at two locations:  Harbor Park and the City Hall lawn.  Enjoy music by Shaded Soul and Prelude, along with food and family fun. The festival has expanded fireworks this year, accompanied by music by the Middletown Symphonic Band.  Details at www.arts2go.org

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, they’ve got Lotus Land – The American RUSH Tribute, this Friday at 8.  On Sunday at 7:30, you can hear Destiny Africa’s Children’s Choir from Uganda, bringing you Gospel and world music. at http://www.infinityhall.com

At Scatz Restaurant and Lounge in Middletown, you can enjoy R&B music by Showtime this Friday.http://www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com has details.  That’s Scatz with a Z.

A book signing takes place this Friday at the Book Bower on Main Street in Middletown, featuring “Locus Amoenus” by Victoria N. Alexander, a dark comedy about a post 9/11 widow living in upstate New York.  http://www.arts2go.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.

You can support Connecticut’s Farmer’s Markets and enjoy healthy food while you’re at it! The East Haddam Farmer’s market happens every Wednesday from 4 to 7, Durham’s is on Thursdays from 3 to 6. The Clinton market is every Thursday from 4 to 7. Middletown’s North End farmers market is on Fridays from 10 to 2. There’s one in Higganum Village on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 and in Cromwell on Fridays from 4 to 7. Back down on the sore in Old Saybrook there are farmer’s markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Chester Farmer’s Market is open on Sundays from 10 to 1. Middletown’s long running Farmer’s Market at the South Green opens July 7th and will run on Tuesdays andThursdays through October.   Stay tuned to the Jive for updates on more openings, and visit http://www.ctnofa.org/FarmersMarkets for full details.

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, they continue their run of “The Yes Men Are Revolting,” a documentary about an activist group taking on climate change.  Also running 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. You can see both through Thursday.  On Friday they open “Charlie’s Country,” about an aboriginal lost between the old and new cultures of northern Australia. Also opening is “Tangerines,” a film about conflict caused by the 1992 Soviet Union breakup that takes place on an Estonian farm during harvest time. Both run through the weekend.  www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues its run of “The Last Waltz,” a restored version of Martin Scorsese’s 1976 concert film of The Band’s farewell performance in San Francisco.  On Friday they open “Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirrin as an Austrian Jew tracking down works of art stolen from her family by the Nazis during World War II.   It continues through the weekend.  Details athttp://www.cinestudio.org

The Hartford Parks free Movies After Dark series is showing “The Sandlot” this Friday at Cal Ripkin Field in Hartford. www.hartford.com/event/

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  an 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 “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

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.

Thanks so much to those among us in the WESU community who came together to make our recent Pledge drive and capital campaign a success! It was a long haul and we appreciate the patience of our listeners as our Spring pledge drive dragged on into the summer.  Stay tuned as we put listener support to good use maintaining and improving the service we provide.

Stay tuned for Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill!

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