Thursday, September 24, 2015

9-24-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday September 24, 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 JCherry, producer and host of VOICE of the City, Tuesday from 8-9pm, showcasing live and local music, arts and culture. Thank you for joining us!

Here's what’s going on in our area this week:

Tonight in New Haven, at Café Nine, Bilge Rat plays for a 9pm show. On Friday, Go Kat Go! presents Kim Lenz and the Jaguars. On Saturday it's Relative Souls with Political Animals and The Royal Swindle. Finishing up the week is Yuppy Flu for a 9pm show on Sunday.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, you can hear Pink Talking Fish play the Music of  Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish tonight with Rizzo's Dilemma opening the show with the music of Ween and The Beatles! Tomorrow/ Friday it's Lord Huron and Dave Monks of Tokyo Police Club.

Tonight, Black-eyed Sally’s showcases GRaViToNiK with classic to modern rock. On Friday they bring you Rizzo's Dilemma, an improvisational rock band from Southern CT. On Saturday they headline Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood playing funky Texas Blues, Rock and R&B.

At the First Church on Court Street, you can tango every Friday starting at 4pm.

On Friday, Manic Productions brings Low with Andy Shauf to The Ballroom at the Outer Space for a 9pm show.

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

The Buttonwood hosts the Mattabessett String Collective, featuring bluegrass, blues, country and rock in a string band style, on Saturday at 8. The Buttonwood's redesigned website will be back soon.

The Veteran’s Writing Group meets at Russell Library in Middletown tonight at 7.

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

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.

The Hadlyme Public Hall will host a A Benefit Concert for Artists of World Peace, featuring the Artists for World Peace Ensemble Saturday at 7pm.  Included in the performance is Middle Eastern inspired music and a dance, and the International Peace Belt. Located at Hadlyme Public Hall at 1 Day Hill Road/Ferry Road in Hadlyme, CT.

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

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts offers the panel, Theater After Wesleyan, hosted by five Wesleyan Theater Department alumni at 5:30. 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. 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.

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 Wendsday from 4 to 7. Durham’s is on Thursdays from 3 to 6. Middletown’s North End market is on Friday from 10-2, with the long-running market on the South Green on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-1. There’s one in Higganum Village on Friday from 3:30-6:30 and on in Cromwell on Friday from 4-7. 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.

Tonight Through Saturday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio show "Trainwreck", a collaboration of comedian Amy Schumer and director Judd Apatow, in this new comedy.

Now here's what's on the air tonightton WESU:

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, playing 13 years of Connecticut Connected music presented for the global audience. Hey, it's Homegrown... want some?

From 6:30-8pm its Imagine. You can listen to the best music from around the world and around the block.

At 8, it's Evening Jazz with Bill Denert, bringing you a broad range of swing, bebop, and avante garde with a few new releases. "Hearing is the best experience." 

From 9:30-10:30, is UnderCover with Ali and Ben, bridging genres and generations by exploring the concept of inspiration through imitation. 

At 10:30, its an hour of Meet Music with DJ Rami. Buckle up and tune in to meet a new artist with each show, exploring background, influences and personal stories.

At 12:30, its High Tide with DJ Johnny Tsunami: The tide is high and you know what that means... new waves! Wax down your board and ride the tide along the best post-punk/new wave jams from the 1970s and 1980's. 

From 1:30-2:30, you can catch The Weirding Way with DJ Atreides. With new soundscapes each show, it's the expression of thoughts through sound in a cross-genre exploration of a sonic mood with an indie/alternative focus.

From 2:30-4, it's People, Places and Things with Jackalope. Each week brings a new theme, each theme brings and exciting smorgasbord of songs relating to it. 

The BBC World News follows at 4, and we start your day bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5 am.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. Tune in each and every weekday at 5pm 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 Homegrown!

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