Thursday, August 13, 2015

08-13-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday, Aug.13th, 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 Ben Michael. Thanks for joining us!
Here’s some of what’s going on in our area this week:

At the Russell Library, here in Middletown, the Veteran’s Writing Group meets every Thursday at 7. Visit their website for information on summer events, children’s activities, and more.

Also here in Middletown, Tonight at 7:30 at the Buttonwood Tree, you can hear The Charles Neville (of the legendary Neville Brothers) accompanied by his son Khalif Neville offering a night of BeBop and New Orleans sounds. More at .

 At CafĂ© Nine in New Haven, tonight you can catch Johnny A, Jeremy Lichter, and Dean Falcone. Friday’s early 5pm featured artist is Victor Roland.Later at 10 pm by Quiet Life, and Caroline Rose, take the stage.  Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends and will be 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 Dooley O’s weekly funk and soul dance party, “The Sunday Soul Service” at 8 p.m.

Also down in New Haven tonight, Toad’s Place presents Lil Herb.  Tomorrow/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.

In Hartford tonight, The Mighty Soul Drivers, play 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

At Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford, tomorrow/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.

Every Friday you can tango at First Church on Court Street in Middletown, starting at 4 p.m. Details at

The National Beat Poetry Festival stops  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

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, Introduction to Chicago – Celebrates the music of “Chicago” tomorrow/Friday night and  the Atlanta Rhythm Section plays Southern Rock o Saturday.  On Sunday at 1:30, you can hear Bob McArthur as Elvis Presley.
On Sunday Manic Productions presents Failure, Hum, and Nothing at the College Street Music Hall.

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.

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

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 for details.

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

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.

Saturday night 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.

The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford is screening “In Order of Disappearance,” a comedic crime thriller from Norway, tonight through Sunday.  Info at

Tonight Real Art Ways in Hartford, ends their run of “Court,” an absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. RAW is continuing their run of “Tangerine” which explores transgender subcultures in Los Angeles. Opening tomorrow/ Friday is “Tribe,” a Ukranian film about a high school for the deaf, presented without subtitles or voice-overs.  Also opening this weekend is “Unexpected,” a drama about an inner-city Chicago high school, and next week brings “Listen To Me Marlon,” an inner look into Marlon Brandon’s mind using archival personal material.

Tonight Trinity College’s Cinestudio ends their run of Thomas Hardy’s “Far from the Madding Crowd,” starring Carey Mulligan with a 5:30 screen time. Their Out Film CT series presents a screening of “Tiger Orange” later tonight (Thurs) at 7:30pm. Tomorrow/Friday, Cinestudio opens a run of “The Apu Trilogy,” with screenings of three restored films by Satyajit Ray, the greatest Indian director of his generation. .

Here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU Middletown.
Right after the jive stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa for the The best crop of Connecticut-connected music until 6:30.

When it’s time for Imagine with Karen Stein promoting Peace through music! Offering a sampling of music from around the world and around the block!             

From 8-9:30pm       Evening Jazz with Bill Denert presents a broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant-garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.                                         

From 9:30-11pm catch Experience The Experiement with DJ Marquis featuring seldom heard album cuts from mainstream and artists plus interviews.

Up next its  Metal on Metal!! with the Metal Messenger featuring Traditional heavy metal, progressive metal, death metal, power metal, black metal...any kind of metal as long as it's shreddin'!
From 1-2am we go back to the hip hop on Mentaltown with El Vee presenting Ill vill for the unsigned artist, small biz, and non profits with guest hosts and dj's

At  2am its time for RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald for a mix of music from around the globe.

At 3am we will rebroadcast today’s edition of Democracy Now.

Morning edition from NPR  starts tomorrow’s broadcast day at 5am.

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 some of the best home grown around with Rob DeRosa! .

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