Good evening, it's Tuesday, October 13th, 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; thanks for tuning in! How here’s some of what’s happening in our area this week:
In New Haven tonight at 9pm, Cafe Nine headlines Willie and the Giant, and The Right-Offs. On Wednesday there’s a Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice at 9 pm. On Thursday, there’s a special early show at 7pm featuring Isabel Stover, followed by at 10:00 pm show with Evenodd, Height Keech, and The Forest Room. Friday’s Wind-down Happy Hour at 5 features Jose Simonet, with a 9:00 show bringing you The John Brothers Piano Company, and Dr. Caterwauls Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps. Saturday’s weekly Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, with the 10 pm. show headlining The Membranes, and more. www.cafenine.com
Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s hosts Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra tonight at 8pm. Wednesday’s Blues Jam features Gene Donaldson at 8 pm. On Friday, check out The Spiritual Rez, a reggae funk dance experience at 9 pm. On Saturday, it’s a double bill with vocalists Kara Grainger and Debbie Davies at 9 pm. blackeyedsallys.com
At Infinity Hall in Hartford, its Trivia Night this Wednesday at 8 pm. On Thursday it’s the grand finale of Hispanic Heritage month featuring The Latin Heartbeat Orchestra at 8 pm. On Friday they headline Average White Band at 8 pm. Saturday afternoon is “Alice in Wonderland” presented by Pushcart Players at 1:30 pm. Also on Saturday, Jonathan Edwards plays at 8 pm. Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix show is Sunday at 1:30 pm. Followed by Open Mic Night at 7:30 pm.
Manic Productions brings In the Valley Below and more to The Space in Hamden tonight at 8pm. On Wednesday, you can hear LVL UP and others at Bar in New Haven at 9 pm. On Friday, it’s Jamey Johnson and Chris Hennessee at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven at 8 pm. Saturday’s College Street offering is Mayday Parade and more at 6:30 pm. On Sunday at 7:30, Manic brings Chon, Gates, and Oculesics to The Space in Hamden. manicproductions.org
At the Russell Library in Middletown, Russell Readers will be discussing the novel “The Daughters of the Late Colonel” by Katherine Mansfield tonight at 7 pm. Also on Tuesday is the Otakus teen anime club, also at 7 pm. The Veterans’ Writing Group meets every Thursday. Builder’s Club for kids ages 6-12 is happening at 4 pm on Friday. The CPA prison arts exhibit continues until October 28th. http://www.russelllibrary.org
The Wesleyan Center for the Arts brings you a graduate composers introduction concert in the World Music Hall tonight at 8 pm. On Saturday they host violinist Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill for an evening of Irish music at 8 pm in Crowell Concert Hall. On Sunday at 3 pm, the Wesleyan Orchestra and Choir perform in the Crowell Concert Hall. The “R. Luke Bubois--In Real Time” exhibit runs through December 13 in the Zilkha Gallery. Tanya Marcuse’s “Phantom Bodies” runs through December 13 in the Davison Art Center. More information at wesleyan.edu/cfa
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet Wednesday at First Church on Court St. You can tango there on Fridays. Partners not necessary. Call 860-347-0278 for details.
On Thursday at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s Cintamani with Groove Jam and Justfood at 7:30 pm. On Friday, pianist Jon England plays at 8 pm. Saturday afternoon is the International Beat Poetry Festival hosted by Colin Haskins at 2 pm. The 2nd Line Jazz Quartet performs at 8 pm also on Saturday. Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday at about 1 pm. Help prepare the meal at First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am. The Hearing Voices Network meets weekly on Monday morning at 10:30. buttonwood.org
WESU’s JCherry and MR. Sparks bring you Monster Mash: Music, Movies & moonSHINE to Wild Bills starting on Friday at 6:30 till 11PM, acoustic after hours, Saturday music starts from 11-11pm, acoustic after hours, and Sunday till 5PM. FEATURING 22 local bands!! JCherry & the Strawberries, gigglejuice, LampLighter, Jay Roberts, Murderous Chanteuse, Snooty Garland, SuperTrance, Randomizer, HeadSpace, and MORE! There will be a vendor village, games, knocker balls, and lots of music, dancing, and movies. For more information visit jcherrypresents.com
This Friday at Toad’s Place in New Haven you can catch The Front Bottoms, The Smith Street Band, and Elvis Depressedly at 8 pm. On Sunday it’s Project/Object: the music of Frank Zappa, featuring Ike Willis and Denny Walley at 8 pm. toadsplace.com
This Sunday, 11-4 brings WESU’s Fall Annual Community record fair, which features dozens of vendors selling new and used music in all formats. Plus there will be WESU merchandise for sale and WESU DJ's spinning vinyl all day long. The fair is happening at Wesleyan’s Beckham Hall located at 55 Wyllys Ave in Middletown wesufm.org
Connecticut Farmer’s Markets close at the end of the month. But you can still visit the Middletown Market Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm. The market in Old Saybrook on Wednesdays 10 to 1 pm and Saturdays 9-12:30 pm. The Higganum Village market is this Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 and the North End Middletown Market from 10 to 2:30 pm on Friday.
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Tonight at 7pm, the Common Ground Middletown Film Festival continues with Russian film Leviathan at the Wesleyan Center for Film Studies.
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight is a one-time screening of "Meadowland" staring Olivia Wild and Luke Wilson at 7pm, hosted by the New York Film Critics Series. On Wednesday “Singing in the Rain” has a matinee showing at 1 pm. “Peace Officer” a documentary about the increasingly militarized American police begins its run on Friday through October 22nd. “Meet the Patels” a film about marriage in India finishes its run on Thursday. realartways.org
Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing “The Look of Silence” a film about the 1960s Indonesian Military Coup tonight at 7:30 pm. Woody Allen’s new film “Irrational Man” starring Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix plays begins Wednesday and plays through Saturday. On Thursday the live production of “Hamlet” starring Benedict Cumberbatch will be broadcast at 2 pm. On Sunday is the 50th anniversary celebration of “My Fair Lady” with Audrey Hepburn. The film also plays on Monday. cinestudio.org
Now here's rundown of tonight's programming here on WESU:
Right after The Jive at Five, stick around for Brass & 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 Robled, 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 with a roots influence. "Tonight, fingerstyle guitarist Glenn Roth is live in the studio, previewing his new CD "Welcome Home" on Acoustic Blender"
At 8pm it’s a hour of The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.
From 9-10:30 it's Radio Obscura. 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 10:30pm, 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, featuring up and coming electronic artists with music that will elevate your existence.
From 2:30-3:30am RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald explores music from around the world.
At 3:30, Shortwave Report with Dan Roberts from Pacifica gives a weekly review of news stories from around the world.
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 atwww.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.