Good evening, it's Tuesday, September 22nd, 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 the First Church on Court Street, they feature Jacob Group. You can tango every Friday starting at 4 p.m. http://www.firstchurchmiddletown.org
In New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight 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. http://www.cafenine.com
At Toad’s Place in New Haven, you can hear Houndmouth and Twin Limb play tonight. 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. http://www.toadsplace.com
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. http://www.manicproductions.com
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
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 http://www.russelllibrary.org
The Wesleyan Center for the Arts this Thursday, has five Wesleyan Theater Department alumni hosting 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 Wadsworth Athaneum in Hartford offers a Gallery Talk: Portrait Photography: Faces, Stories and Symbols at noon on Thursday. http://www.thewadsworth.org
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. http://www.infinityhall.com
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. http://www.ctlandmarks.org
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. http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
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. http://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. 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. http://www.ctnofa.org
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. http://www.realartways.org
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 Tonight. 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. www.cinestudio.org.
Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:
Right after the Jive, stick around for Word on the Hill with DJ Breej until 6pm. This weekly show provides a platform for silenced minorities on campus to discuss a specific struggle and how it relates to them at Wesleyan and beyond it.
That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at www.wesufm.org/jive. 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.
From 6-6:30pm stay tuned for Your English is Good with Mizael Robledo, an exploration of the contextual experiences of people who learned English as a second language, with music in the guests' native tongue.
From 6:30-8pm its Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill offering an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, Celtic, old-time, singer-songwriter and other music that has a roots influence.
From 8-9pm The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry is a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.
At 9:00pm Radio Obscura with Joe McCarthy and Paco Winebox who suggest that “you won't believe your eyes”, when you listen to their show.
From 10:30-11:30pm stay tuned for Oblique Strategies with Biscuit inviting you to twist and turn through an hour of constrained musical drifting.
The at 11:30pm Food Court Friends with Sierra Mist and Orange Julius who offer a sweet weekly pop-punk soundtrack.
From 12:30-1:30am Noah G. and DJ So Fresh So Clean present The Chillin Factory offering hip hop analysis.
At 1:30 DJ Henny presents Sleep Walk Radio From 2:30-4am which is followed by Brass & Sass with DJ Thrasher. Orbiting the NOLA music scene, Brass & Sass features a wide range of jazz, big band jazz, blues and R&B artists from the 1920’s to the present.
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