Wednesday, September 30, 2015

09-30-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, September 30th, and this is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime 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 weeknights and weekends. 
I'm Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience" and Connecticut's number 1 Washington Nationals fan, but no fan of Jonathan Papelbon. Thanx for tuning in!
Now here is a bit of what’s going on in our area this week:

In New Haven, at CafĂ© Nine, tonight they host Improvisational Jazz Night with Evan Park, Ned Rothenberg, Joe Morris, and Brad Barrett at 7:30 pm. You can catch Upstart Festival featuring Two Fisted Law, Hudson Falcons, and many more this Thursday, doors open at 12 pm. Ryan Montbleau with Frank Viele play on Friday at 9 pm. On Saturday at 4:30, it's Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola, followed by Goat Herder at 9 pm. On Sunday they bring you piano lounge with Kevin St. James and Steve Donovan at 8 pm. 

Black-Eyed Sally’s in Hartford present's their Wednesday’s Blues Jam with Tim Mcdonald at 8 pm. On Thursday it’s a special one time performance band, French Conn-ection, featuring Pete Perfido at 8:30 pm. On Friday they bring you The Old Royals and Relative Souls at 9 pm. On Saturday they headline Chris Ruest playing Texas Blues.

The R. Luke Dubois - in Real Time Exhibition continues its third week at Wesleyan's Zilkha Gallery, visiting hours noon-5pm. The Community Partners in Action Prison Arts Exhibit at Russell Library, is also continuing its run this week, featuring paintings and drawings from five formally incarcerated Connecticut artists. Doors open at 9am.

On Thursday at 5, the Buttonwood Tree hosts the  Art Walk, followed by Bob Gotta in his long running monthly acoustic open mic at 6:30. Also on Thursday, at the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center at 6 pm, is the opening reception for "Fish for Life" an exhibit by Bradley Jones. Friday at the Buttonwood Tree, Turkish Jazz guitarist Sinan Bakir performs at 8 pm. On Sunday, it's the Great Make Believe Improv (comedy) Show at 7 pm.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, NRBQ plays on Friday at 7 pm.

At the Russell Library in Middletown, it's the monthly Connecticut Poetry Society Meeting at 6. On Thursday at 7, Reader's Theater performs "Copenhagen." On Saturday, its Favorite Stories and Craft time, starting at 10 am. At 2 pm on Saturday, Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with Los Trovadores De America

Manic Productions brings Jesus and Mary Chain to New Haven this evening at College St. Music Hall at 8 pm. On Friday, its Lisa Lampanelli at the College St. Music Hall at 9pm. Also on Friday, Gang of Four plays the Outer Space at 9. Saturday it's Wavves at 8 pm.
You can tour the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown every Wednesday at 2 p.m., with tea available every second Wednesday of the month.

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts opens several new shows this week. Today at the Davison Art Center, "Phantom Bodies--Photographs by Tanya Marcuse" opens at 12 pm, with an opening reception at 6 pm; this exhibit will run through December 13th. Wednesday at 12 pm, the opening reception for "Tripod Complex" by Ian Boyden is in the College of East Asian Studies Gallery; this exhibit will run through December 11.  Writing at Wesleyan presents writers Erica Hunt and Brando Skyhorse at 8 pm on Wednesday, at Russell House. On Thursday, Ian Boyden discusses his work at 4:30 pm. On Sunday at the Davison Art Center, Eiko Otake presents a series of performances as part of her solo project "A Body in Places", beginning at 3 pm.  

Also on Wednesday at the Wesleyan Potters Gallery, the "Vintage 20th Century Crafts" show begins at 10 am and runs through November 7.  

At Infinity Hall in Hartford on Thursday, Lee Ritenour plays at 8pm. Friday, at 8 pm is Eagle Mania. On Saturday, Liberty Comedy presents Jon Fisch, Carrie Gravenson, and Shaun Eli at 8 pm. Sunday, its Brain Hoffman's tribute to Red Skelton at 1:30 pm, followed by Bernard Fowler at 7:30 pm.

October’s First Thursday After Hours marks the opening of Mark Dion / MATRIX 173 The Wadsworth Atheneum’s Great Chain of Being – inviting you to meet in the MATRIX gallery for a talk by Mark at 6 pm. Music for the evening will be the soulful sounds of Orice Jenkins and Friends, Hartford Fashion Week designers will showcase their work, Trashion Fashion will lead an art activity, and all are welcome out on the museum’s front steps at 7 pm for talk about OMG, the Wadsworth Atheneum’s new commission by American artist Jack Pierson.

"Far from the Madding Crowd" a film based on Thomas Hardy's novel and set in Victorian England introduces us to the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors. Showtimes are Thursday at 8 pm. Saturday at 2 and 7 pm

You can tango every Friday starting at 4 p.m at First Church in Middletown.

On Saturday at Riverside Park in Hartford it's the Head of the Riverfront Rowing Regatta, starting at 8:30 am. 

This sunday brings the Cromwell Record Riot to the Cromwell Crowne Plaza Hotel. This event features 40+ tables of records, CDs, DVDs, t-shirts and dealers from CT/NY/NJ/MA and beyond! 

On Sunday, the 30th Annual Middlesex County Car Show and Flea Market begins at 8:30 on Palmer Field.
You can support Connecticut’s Farmer’s Markets and enjoy healthy food while you’re at it! The East Haddam Farmer’s market ends its season tomorrow, Wednesday from 4 to 7. Durham’s is on Thursdays from 3 to 6. 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 8-1. 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. Markets end after Mid-October.

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
 At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight and through Sunday, a screening of "How to Change the World"; six young activists attempt to stop atomic bomb testing off the coast of Alaska. This evening at 7:30, a one time showing of "Home Less", the story a homeless model-turned-photographer, who has starred in Sex and the City and modeled for Vogue. There will be a Q + A with the director following. "Meet the Patels" opens on Wendsday, and runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues its run of "Love and Mercy," the story of the rise and fall of Brain Wilson. They open "Mr. Holmes" this evening. It's the story of a British detective who can't resist a few more tantalizing mysteries before he retires. On Sunday, a one-time matinee of "The Impressionists", a film about the art show that traveled from Paris to Philadelpiha and featured, Manet, Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Pisarro. Also on Sunday, they open "Phoenix," a German film set after WWII about an Auschwitz survivor returning home.

Here's a rundown of tonight's programming here on WESU Middletown.
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Ear Candy with Sick Nelden. Hear the new, hear the old, hear the pop songs that get in your head and won't leave you alone. Listen to Ear Candy, please!
From 6-6:30 its Your Mind Matters with Helen Evrard, M.D. where Guests discuss holistic approaches to the brain diseases we call mental illness, or share their stories of personal healing and achievement.
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 yourlistening pleasure.

And at 9:30, it's The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. Presenting listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house and leftfield mixed live. Exclusive music from international artists.
From 11 to midnight it's black music matters with DJ Frau Miau. Dedicated to playing music for black people, by black people. Ranging from slave songs to Kendrikc LaMar, this show serves as yet another reminder that black lives matter.

From Midnight to 1am, Metal on Metal. The radio show dedicated to the extreme. Black, thrash, death, progressive and power metal.

And from 1 - 2 am it's Third Waves with Georgia O'Queef and Madame Ovary. We will discuss issues related to third wave feminism in the news and also play an eclectic collection of music by women artists.
From 2 - 3 it's Mom's After Hours with DJ Janis Mean and DJ Joni Bitchell. Appreciating moms and motherhood.

And from 3 - 4 it's Sing Out! Radio magazine with Tom Druckenmiller. A weekly hour long magazine format programs featuring interviews in addition to live and recorded traditional folk music.
The 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. Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Ear Candy!

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