Tuesday, September 29, 2015

9-29-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, September 29th, 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:

In New Haven, at CafĂ© Nine, tonight it’s Krar Collective, Rudeyna, and Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps at 7pm. On Wednesday 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. http://www.cafenine.com

Black-Eyed Sally’s in Hartford present's Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra tonight, bringing you new material. Wednesday’s Blues Jam showcases 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. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com

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. http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

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. http://www.arts2go.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, NRBQ plays on Friday at 7 pm. http://www.toadsplace.com

At the Russell Library in Middletown, it's Baby Rhyme Time on Wednesday at 1:30 and 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  http://www.russelllibrary.org

Manic Productions brings Jesus and Mary Chain to New Haven on Wednesday 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. http://www.manicproductions.org

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

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. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa  

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

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. http://www.infinityhall.com

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. https://thewadsworth.org/

"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 http://www.thewadsworth.org

You can tango every Friday starting at 4 p.m at First Church in Middletown. http://www.firstchurchmiddletown.org

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

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! http://irisrecordsjc.com/cromwell 

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. http://www.ctnofa.org

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 of the coast of Alaska. On Wednesday 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. http://www.realartways.org

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" on Wednesday, 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. www.cinestudio.org.

From 5:05-6pm stay tuned for 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.

Here's a rundown of tonight's programming here on WESU Middletown.

Right after The Jive at Five Stick around for Brass and Sass with DJ Thrasher for an exploration of the New Orleans' music scenes of past and present.

At 6pm it’s Your English is Good with Mizael Robledo. Offering 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 Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill presents 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. Plus a concert listening, lots of ticket giveaways, and occasional interviews and live performances.  

At 8pm it’s The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry,  A weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.

From 9-10:30pm Radio Obscura with Joe McCarthy and Paco Winebox asked us to tell you that “You won't believe your eyes” when  you listen to their show.

Oblique Strategies with Biscuit comes your way at 10:30  inviting you to join in for  twists and turns through an hour of constrained musical drifting.
From 11:30-12:30am, Food Court Friends with Sierra Mist and Orange Julius  offers an hour of punk and pop punk to bang your head and let out some teen angst to. 

At 12:30am The Chillin Factory with Noah G. and DJ So Fresh So Clean presents quality hip hop analysis and dissection.

From 1:30-2:20am, it' s High Times with DJ Woo, features up and coming electronic artists with music that will elevate your existence.

At 2:30 RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald explores music from around the world.

At 3:30 The Shortwave report (from Pacifica) offers a summary of the news headlines from around on shortwave radio.

BBC World news comes your way from 4 to 5am, 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 www.wesufm.org/jive. And tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 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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