Monday, September 21, 2015

9-21-2015 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, September 21st, 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 Ben Michael, thank you for joining us!

Now here is a bit of what’s going on in our area this week:

Tonight at 7:45, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown hosts their weekly Moments of Gratitude. The Buttonwood’s redesigned website will be back soon. Saturday it’s bluegrass, blues, country and rock in string band style with Mattabessett String Collectiv e at 8. "Memory and Harbinger" exhibit at Green Street finishes its run on Wednesday. The gallery is open weekdays 9-3.

In New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight it’s Sham 69 with Lost Generation and The Welch Boys at 8pm. On Tuesday, they host The Almighty Co-Sign 5 with Roc Doggie and DJ Neb at 9pm. On Wednesday you can hear The Queers and more for a 9pm show. You can catch Bilge Rat on Thursday and Go Kat Go! present Kim Lenz and the Jaguars on Friday. On Saturday its Relative Souls with Political Animals and The Royal Swindle. Finishing up the week is Yuppy Flu for a 9pm show on Sunday.

Black-eyed Sally’s in Hartford opens Monday with Damian Curtis Latin Jazz Group, and on Tuesday features Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra bringing you new material.  Wednesday’s Blues Jam showcases Tommy Whalen. On Thursday it’s classic to modern rock with GRaViToNiK. On Friday they bring you Rizzo's Dilemma, an improvisational rock band from Souther CT. On Saturday they headline Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood playing funky Texas Blues, Rock and R&B.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, they’ve got Wale on Monday.  Tuesday, you can hear Houndmouth and Twin Limb play. On Wednesday, they feature Slaugherhouse with Phresher and Rowdy City. You can catch Pink Talking Fish on Thursday. On Friday, it's Lord Huron and Dave Monks of Tokyo Police Club.

At the Russell Library in Middletown, James Kubat, the Associate Director of the Wesleyan Career center, offers individual career coaching sessions. The Veteran’s Writing Group meets on Thursday at 7. Full details of this and more at

Manic Productions brings the Potty Mouth, ADVAETA and Psychic Blood to BAR in New Haven this Wednesday, 9pm.  On Friday it’s Low with Andy Shauf at The Ballroom at the Outer Space at 9.

You can tour the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown every Wednesday at 2 p.m., with tea available every second Wednesday of the month.

The Sierra Club hosts a Fracked Gas Pipeline Educational Forum this Friday at 7 at the Guilford Community Center, located 32 Church St., Guilford, CT.

The annual Haunted Corn Maze at the Nathan Hale Homestead happens this Friday and Saturday from 7-9:30. Also on Friday is the Hearth Cooking Workshop for Youth at the Hempstead Houses from 3:30-5:30.

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts is continues with a season full of entertainment. This Thursday, five Wesleyan Theater Department alumni host the panel Theater After Wesleyan. On Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Dorrance Dance Company makes its Connecticut debut with a blend of tap and modern style. The Combat Paper Project will give an Interactive Demonstration on Saturday at 1:00, two Interactive Workshops on Saturday at 4pm and Sunday at 1pm and a talk on Monday at 4:15. and and and an Interactive Workshop at 4:00 on Saturday. 

The R. Luke Dubois - in Real Time Exhibition continues its second week at the 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.

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, they’ve got Alan Doyle this Friday at 8pm. On Saturday you can catch The Purple Xperience - The Ultimate Prince Tribute Band at 8.  For the #1 Reggae band, catch the Wailers at 7:30 on Sunday.

Tonight at the First Church on Court Street, the Celebration Singers and Heart in Hand Bells perform at 6:15. On Tuesday they feature Jacob Group. You can tango every Friday starting at 4 p.m.

The Wadsworth Athaneum in Hartford offers a Gallery Talk: Portrait Photography: Faces, Stories and Symbols at noon on Thursday.

Pipes in the Valley Happens this Saturday at 11am on the Mortensen River Plaza in Downtown Hartford. This event features Celtic traditional and rock bands, Highland games, step-dancing, bag pipers, kid's activities, storytelling, sword demonstrations, puppetry and Celtic food.

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. 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 October.

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of "“Meru,” a film about three friends and their attempts to conquer the Shark’s Fin on Mt. Meru in the Himalayan Mountains of India, continues.  Also continuing is “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine,” an unflinching portrait of the Apple founder and his legacy.  Both run through Thursday.  Opening Friday is “Blind,” a story about a recently blinded woman who's writings become a second narrative that seep into her reality. It runs through the weekend.

Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues its run of “The Stanford Prison Experiment" reenactment of the real life notorious experiment conducted at Stanford University in 1971, through Tuesday. On Wednesday, they show "Arcade Fire: The Reflecktor Tapes" a documentary on the band as they record their chart-topping album Reflektor.  On Thursday through Saturday, they show "Trainwreck", a collaboration of comedian Amy Schumer and director Judd Apatow, in this new comedy.

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:
Right after the Jive, its Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, featuring classic bop. A well-rounded jazz show for true jazz heads.

From 6-6:30 its Kiley and Allis with The Production Report, a rundown of entertainment industry news, predictions, recent reviews of movies and shows, and interviews with industry professionals.
Then at 6:30-8, it’s 75% Folk with Michael Benson, offering contemporary folk along with a mix of blues, jazz, world music and movie soundtracks. 
From 8-9:30 p.m. it’s Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis, with the best in vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club jazz, reggae, afro and Latin dance floor grooves.
At 9:30 it’s an hour of Scandinavian Sounds with DJ Northern Lights, bringing you music from Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland, and showcasing Eurovision artists, folk, and genres in-between.
From 10:30-11 it’s Romancipation with Dr. Love and DJ Smooth, where you can hear advice on dating, love, and all of the above.  
From 11 to midnight it’s Sleep Paralysis with Erin and Ethan, who chat about dreams, float on sounds, and poke around in the subconscious.
From 12-1 a.m. it’s Your Turn with Rachel Day, where a different guest each week will chronologically share songs that were fundamental in shaping who they are. 
Next up at 1 a.m. it’s an hour of Word on the Hill with DJ Breej, providing a platform for silenced minorities on campus to discuss a specific struggle and how it relates them to Wesleyan and beyond.
From 2 to 3 a.m. it’s Fear Factor with DJ Korean Kween, who interviews a new person every show about their fears and phobias, and plays the interviewee's music! 
From 3 to 4 a.m. it’s Maximum Rock and Roll
BBC World news comes your way from 4 to 5 a.m., followed by Morning Edition from NPR.  
That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at And 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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