Wednesday, October 14, 2015

10-14-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, October 14th, 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 Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience" anc Connecticut's number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanx for tuning in!
Here’s some of what’s happening in our area this week:

In New Haven tonight 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.

Up in Hartford, at Black-eyed Sally’s it's the Wednesday’s Blues Jam featuring 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.

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, its Trivia Night this evening 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 LVL UP and others at Bar in New Haven tonight 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.

At the Russell Library in Middletown, 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.

On Saturday, the Wesleyan Center for the Arts brings you 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    

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.

Tomorrow 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. 

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  

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.
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  

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:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, “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

Trinity College’s Cinestudio,  Woody Allen’s new film “Irrational Man” starring Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix plays begins tonight 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.

Now here's rundown of tonight's programming here on WESU:
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Ear Candy with Sick Nelden. Hear the new, hear the old, hear the pop songs that get in your head and won't leave you alone. Listen to Ear Candy, please!

From 6-6:30 its Your Mind Matters with Helen Evrard, M.D. where Guests discuss holistic approaches to the brain diseases we call mental illness, or share their stories of personal healing and achievement.

Fusion Radio with James Fusion follows from 6:30 to 8, with the best Techno mix on radio.
From 8 to 9:30 it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce, bringing you deep underground sounds mixed live for yourlistening pleasure.

And at 9:30, it's NE Tempo with DJ Berk. DubStep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live!

From 11 to midnight it's black music matters with DJ Frau Miau. Dedicated to playing music for black people, by black people. Ranging from slave songs to Kendrikc LaMar, this show serves as yet another reminder that black lives matter.

From Midnight to 1am, tune into The Dungeon.

And from 1 - 2 am it's Third Waves with Georgia O'Queef and Madame Ovary. We will discuss issues related to third wave feminism in the news and also play an eclectic collection of music by women artists.

From 2 - 2:30 it's Cool Kids Talk About the Game of Thrones with Jack Spira. Jac, some friends and all of Ned's illegitimate children sit down for a conversation about the Game of Thrones and a song about Ice and Fire.

The Nocturnal Mom appears at 2:30 until 4am with DJ Ava Davis. Integrating stories and music by connecting songs and artists with associated memories and experience. Featuring a variety of genres and decades

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

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. 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. Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Ear Candy!

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