Good evening, it's Tuesday, September 15th, and this is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of night time 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 week-nights and weekends.
I'm Marianne O'hare, producer of "Conversations on Healthcare" which airs every Wednesday, at 4:30, right before the Jive at Five.
Now here’s some of what’s going on in our area this week:
The Hartford Public Library holds its monthly Salsa Social at 6 in the downtown location. Dancers of all levels are welcome. They celebrate Envisionfest on Saturday starting at 10 with exhibits, a vintage book sale, and music by the Orquesta Espada Latin Jazz band. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, they have an author talk and book signing at 12:30 with Nelson Denis, presenting his book “War Against All Puerto Ricans.” http://www.hplct.org
At the Russell Library in Middletown, at 6:30, they bring you “Three Toy Theater Tales: A Puppet Show,” featuring toy puppet works performed by Great Small Works from New York City, Facto Teatro from Mexico City, and Barbara Steinitz from Berlin. On Thursday at 6:30, they offer “The Body in a Library: Dance Performance by Eiko,” with award winning dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake. A discussion follows the performance. The Veteran’s Writing Group meets on Thursday at 7. Full details of these events and more at http://www.russelllibrary.
In New Haven, at Café Nine, they have a Words & Music session with a variety of performers. On Wednesday they feature 7-string Brazilian Guitarist Rogerio Souza. On Thursday they’ve got The Lost Bayou Ramblers and Orkestar BAM. On Friday you can hear Paul Panamarenko at 5, followed by the Elm City Noise Festival at 8 headlining Oneida. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, followed at 8 by Jonny Foz’s Bachelor Party, headlining Bragging Rights, DJ Big Pete, and more. On Sunday at 8 it’s JW Louis, along with Coda Blue.http://www.cafenine.com At Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford, tonight, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra brings you new material. Wednesday’s Blues Jam is with Gene Donaldson. On Friday they headline the Orb Mellon Trio, performing delta blues. On Saturday you can catch the Street Life Rock & Soul Review, with some of CT’s best singers and players.http://www.
Connecticut’s Farmer’s Markets continue to offer you locally grown produce and more. The East Haddam Farmer’s market happens every Wednesday from 4 to 7, Durham’s is on Thursdays from 3 to 6. The Clinton market is every Thursday from 4 to 7. 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 through October. 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. Visit http://www.ctnofa.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.
Manic Productions brings you Greensky Bluegrass and Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, appearing tomorrow at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven. Also tomorrow, Little Racer, If Jesus Had Machine Guns, and Oberon Rose on at Bar in New Haven. On Friday at the College Street Music Hall, they headline Ride and DIIV. And Dan Deacon, On an On, Eliot Sumner, and Dosh come to the College Street Music Hall on Friday for an 8:00 show.http://www.
The Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents an Artist Talk with R. Luke DuBois Tomorrow at 4:30 in CFA Hall. He’ll discuss his new exhibit, “In Real Time,” which includes real-time data, videos, scores and more that raise questions of artistic privacy and fair use. The exhibit opening follows at 5:30. On Friday, the Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton performs with his Trio at Crowell Concert Hall at 8. On Saturday, Youth Gamelan Ensemble classes start at World Music Hall at 10 a.m. Visit http://www.wesleyan.
In New Haven, at Toad’s Place--on Thursday--they’ve got Bayside, The Early November, and Better Off. On Friday it’s Reverend Horton Heat and The Adicts, with The Creepshow. On Sunday the headliner is Ky-Mani Marley for a 9:00 show. http://www.toadsplace.
At Infinity Hall in Hartford, they bring you Southern Rock with the Georgia Satellites on Friday at 8. On Saturday, it’s blues and rock with Savoy Brown, featuring Kim Simmonds and special guests Kal David, Lauri Bono, and the Real Deal. On Sunday at 1:30 it’s the Rising Star Music Festival, presented with the CREC Great Hartford Academy of the Arts, followed at 7:30 by Indian Ocean, bringing you Indian Rock and Jazz Fusion. http://www.
The Art Guild of Middletown hosts a workshop with acrylic artist Bill Colrus this Saturday at the Woodside Intermediate School in Cromwell. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.arts2go.org
Envisionfest happens this Saturday in Hartford, celebrating art, theater, music, innovation, and more. There’s free admission to many city venues, food trucks, and an artisan marketplace. Visithttp://www.
envisionfesthartford.com for details.
The first annual Jack n’ Jill Music Festival happens this Saturday at Mezzo Grille in Middletown, starting at 3 p.m. Featured artists include Nekita Waller, guitar virtuoso Dave Giardina, Ali McGuirk, and more. Proceeds benefit the COMPASS Youth Collaborative, which runs after-school programs to reduce youth violence. Full details at http://www.
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues its run of “Testament of Youth,” a British film about the horrors of WWI, based on the memoir by Vera Brittain. It runs through Today. Tomorrow, they open “Mad Max: Fury Road,” George Miller’s fourth of the post-apocalyptic films. It runs through Saturday. On Friday there’s a one-time screening of “Ghosts of Amistad,” a documentary that traces the Africans of Sierra Leone who rebelled against slavery. Saturday’s matinee is “Tomka and His Friends,” the restored version of a 1977 Albanian film about Nazi occupation. On Sunday they open a run of “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” a reenactment of the notorious 1971 psychological experiment that explores abuse of authority. Full details at www.cinestudio.org.
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine,” an unflinching portrait of the Apple founder and his legacy, continues. Or you can see “Rosenwald,” a documentary of the Jewish philanthropist and President of Sears who was a silent partner in America’s 20th Century Civil rights movement. Both run through Thursday. On Friday they open “Blind,” a Norwegian thriller about a recently blinded woman whose reality is distorted by her obsession with writing. It runs through the weekend. http://www.
Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU, as we work our way through week two of our new fall programming schedule:
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Brass & Sass with DJ Thrasher, Orbiting the New Orleans 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.
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 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
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 atwww.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.