Thursday, October 1, 2015

10-1-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday October 1st, 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! Now here is a bit of what’s going on in our area this week:

Tonight, at Café Nine in New Haven, you can catch Upstart Festival featuring Two Fisted Law, Hudson Falcons, and many more; 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. 

Tonight, at Café Nine in New Haven, you can catch Upstart Festival featuring Two Fisted Law, Hudson Falcons, and many more; 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. 

Black-Eyed Sally’s in Hartford present tonight, 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. 

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.

Tonight 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 tonight 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.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, NRBQ plays on Friday at 7 pm.

At the Russell Library in Middletown, it's Reader's Theater performs "Copenhagen" at 7pm. On Saturday, it's Favorite Stories and Craft time, starting at 10 am. At 2 pm on Saturday, Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with Los Trovadores De America

On Friday, Manic Productions brings Lisa Lampanelli to the College St. Music Hall at 9pm. Also on Friday, Gang of Four plays the Outer Space at 9pm. On Saturday, it's Wavves at 8 pm. 

At the Wesleyan Potters Gallery, the "Vintage 20th Century Crafts" show begins at 10 am and runs through November 7.  

At Infinity Hall in Hartford tonight, 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.

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts opens several new shows this week. Today at the Davison Art Center, "Phantom Bodies--Photographs by Tanya Marcuse" continues; this exhibit will run through December 13th. "Tripod Complex" by Ian Boyden is in the College of East Asian Studies Gallery; this exhibit will run through December 11. 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.  

You can tango every Friday starting at 4 p.m at First Church in Middletown. 

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

The Merrill House Author Series presents Amy Bloom reading from her work this Saturday at 5pm at La Grua Center in Stonington CT with a Reception to follow.

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! 

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 tonight 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. Also playing tonight: "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.

You can support Connecticut’s Farmer’s Markets and enjoy healthy food while you’re at it! East Haddam Farmer’s market ends its season today at 7, and Durham's ends tonight at 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. On Sunday, the 30th Annual Middlesex County Car Show and Flea Market begins at 8:30 on Palmer Field.

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 off the coast of Alaska. This evening it's "Meet the Patels," a laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle; runs tonight, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues its run of"Mr. Holmes," the story of a British detective who can't resist a few more tantalizing mysteries before he retires; showings run through Saturday. 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.

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

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 it's 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, it's UnderCover with Ali and Ben, bridging genres and generations by exploring the concept of inspiration through imitation. 

At 10:30, its an hour of Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam featuring local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists not normally played on the radio.

From 11:30-12:30, you can catch The British Are Coming with DJ Babelfish. Explore British music, one region at a time, from the British invasion up to today.

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 Evolution of  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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