Good evening, it's Tuesday, Aug.11th, 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.
Here’s some of what’s going on in our area this week:
The Summer Sounds Series at Harbor Park, sponsored by Middletown’s City Arts Office and the Middletown Commission on the Arts, continues Tuesday with Bootstrap, bringing you instrumental riffs on rock and soul hits. The show begins at 7 p.m. and will be held in South Church due to the rain. Information on access and parking, as well as the full summer lineup, can be found at www.arts2go.org.
At the Russell Library in Middletown, tonight (Tuesday) at 7 you can join the Russell Readers to discuss “The Devil Baby at Hull House,” by Jane Addams, and “The Man Who Could Work Miracles,” by H.G. Wells. The Veteran’s Writing Group meets every Thursday at 7. Visit their website for information on summer events, children’s activities, and more. http://www.russelllibrary.org
At Café Nine in New Haven, tonight you can catch Sketch Lea, The Right-Offs, and Worn Leather. On Wednesday they headline Ponybird, appearing with Lexi Weege and Tracy Walton. On Thursday, it’s Johnny A, Jeremy Lichter, and Dean Falcone. Friday’s Happy Hour artist is Victor Roland at 5 p.m., followed at 10 by Quiet Life, and Caroline Rose, brought to you by Manic Productions. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, followed at 9 by the Full Blast Summer Tour with Duece Bug, Joey Batts and Them, Stryfe, and Dinero. Sunday’s matinee show headlines Slaid Cleaves, followed by the Soul Service at 8 p.m.http://www.cafenine.com
Manic Productions brings The Psychedelic Furs and Church to the College Street Music Hall in New Haven tonight. On Wednesday, The Beach Boys with Mike Love appear at the College Street Music Hall. They also bring you Chris Staples, The Backyard Committee, and Lemolo at Bar in New Haven on Wednesday. , On Sunday you can hear Failure, Hum, and Nothing at the College Street Music Hall. http://www.manicproductions.com.
At Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford, Wednesday’s Blues Jam is with Gene Donaldson. Friday they’ve got Shawn Holt & the Teardrops. On Saturday, it’s Johnny & the Pushers, bringing you American rock ‘n’ roll that was born in a Columbian prison.http://www.blackeyedsallys.com
On Thursday at 7:30 you can hear The Charles Neville & Khalif Neville Jazz Duo, with BeBop, New Orleans jazz, and more at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown! www.buttonwood.org.
At the Hartford Public Library, there’s the Heart City Story Club this Wednesday at 6 for an open mic, with true personal stories live on stage. http://www.hplct.org
Elizabeth Park in Hartford ends its Summer Concert Series on the Rose Garden Lawn this Wednesday with a performance by Locomotion. http://www.elizabethparkct.org
You can tour the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown every Wednesday at 2 p.m., with tea available every second Wednesday of the month. http://www.wadsworthmansion.com
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, they headline Lil Herb on Thursday. On Friday, 365ent presents the Roc-a-Fella Reunion, with a variety of performers. On Saturday it’s Shakedown, along with Off The Dome, and Creamery Station.
On Thursday you can enjoy The Mighty Soul Drivers, bringing you the classic soul of Memphis and more, as part of the Sunset Sounds Concert Series at the Butler McCook House and Garden in Hartford. There’s a pop-up art show too. More at http://www.ctlandmarks.org
You can tango every Friday at First Church on Court Street in Middletown, starting at 4 p.m. Details at http://www.firstchurchmiddletown.org
The National Beat Poetry Festival happens at Broad Street Books in Middletown this Friday at 6:30. Featured poets are George Wallace and Geraldine Green, along with live music and an open mic. Details at http://www.arts2go.org
At Infinity Hall in Hartford, they bring you Introduction to Chicago – Celebrating the music of “Chicago,” this Friday at 8. On Saturday, the Atlanta Rhythm Section plays Southern Rock. On Sunday at 1:30, you can hear Bob McArthur as Elvis Presley. http://www.infinityhall.com
The National Society of Black Engineers hosts a Minute to Engineer It STEM learning experience and competition this Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Hilton Hartford Hotel on Trumbull St. Call 646-652-7226 for registration and details.
The 4th annual Middletown Trinidad Style Evolution Carnival happens this Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m. in Harbor Park. Enjoy steel band music, limbo contests, calypso, Caribbean food, and more. http://www.arts2go.org
The Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival happens this Saturday and Sunday at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford. Enjoy dragon boat races, Asian music, dance, martial arts, culture and more. Details at www.riverfront.org
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 market is on Friday from 10 to 2, with the long-running market on the South Green on Tuesdays and Thursdays through October. There’s one in Higganum Village on Friday from 3:30 to 6:30, and in Cromwell on Friday from 4 to 7. On the shore, Old Saybrook markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. A new market is open at 53 Broadway in New Haven every Friday from 10 to 2. The Chester market is open on Sundays from 10 to 1. Tune in to the Jive for updates on more openings, and visit http://www.ctnofa.org for details.
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
The Spotlight Free Movies series in Hartford continues this week with “The Boxtrolls,” based on Alan Snow’s children’s novel “Here Be Monsters.” Information on times and dates athttp://www.hartford.spotlighttheatres.com
The Hartford Parks Free Movies After Dark series continues this Friday with a screening of “Drumline,” about a Harlem street drummer at a Southern university, in Keney Park. http://www.hartford.com/events/
The Hartford Public Library continues its Global Lens Film Series with “Voice of My Father,” a Turkish film about a father who discovers hidden family audiotapes while preparing for the birth of his child.http://www.hplct.org
The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford is screening “In Order of Disappearance,” a comedic crime thriller from Norway, this Thursday through Sunday. Info at http://www.thewadsworth.org
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Tangerine” about transgenders dealing with the various subculture in Los Angeles, and shot entirely on an iPhone 5s, continues through Thursday. Also continuing is “Court,” an absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. Opening on Friday is “Tribe,” a Ukranian film about a high school for the deaf, presented without subtitles or voice-overs. Also opening are “Unexpected,” a drama about an inner-city Chicago high school, and “Listen To Me Marlon,” an inner look into Marlon Brandon’s mind using archival personal material. Check the website for times; all three run through the weekend.http://www.realartways.org
Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues its run of Thomas Hardy’s “Far from the Madding Crowd,” starring Carey Mulligan, through Thursday. Their Out Film CT series presents a screening of “Tiger Orange” on Thursday, about two gay brothers leading very different lives. On Friday, and continuing through the weekend, they open “The Apu Trilogy,” with screenings of three restored films by Satyajit Ray, the greatest Indian director of his generation. 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 withj Michael Benson filling in for Bill Revill. On tonight’s show you can catch singer/songwriter Jesse Terry will be live in the studio.
From 8-9 pm stay tuned for Voice of theCity with J-Chery for live and local radio presenting area artists and arts promoters
From 9-10:30 tonight, its Radio Obscura, whose hosts claim “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 It's summer throwbacks withj DJ Frau Mau.
at 12:30 stay tuned for the Church of the Subgenius
From 1:30-3am it’s Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat. Who’s got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers.
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.
Now stay tuned for Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill.