Friday, October 16, 2015

10-16-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Friday, October 16th, 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 Ben Michael. Thank you for joining us!

Here’s some of what’s happening in our area this week:

You can tango every Friday at First Church on Court St. here in Middletown, Partners not necessary. Call 860-347-0278 for details.

At the Russell Library in Middletown, The CPA prison arts 
exhibit continues until October 28th.
Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, pianist Jon England plays at 8 pm. Tomorrow/Saturday afternoon the International Beat Poetry Festival continues at The Buttonwoodat 2 pm, hosted by Colin Haskins. 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. 

This weekend JCherry and MR. Sparks bring you Monster Mash: Music, Movies & moonSHINE to Wild Bills on Newfield St in Middletown. The festivities kick off shortly at 6:30 and go until 11PM tonight with some acoustic action after hours. Tomorrow/Saturday the music goes from 11-11pm and Sunday till 5PM. The event Features 22 local bands, including 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  

In New Haven tonight, at Café Nine, there’s a special early show at 5pm with Jose Simonet. At 9:00 show The John Brothers Piano Company, and Dr. Caterwauls Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps take the Café Nine stage.  Saturday’s weekly Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, at 4pm followed at a 10 pm show, headlining The Membranes.

Up in Hartford, at Black-eyed Sally’s, Spiritual Rez offers a reggae funk dance experience at 9 pm tonight. On Saturday, it’s a double bill with vocalists Kara Grainger and Debbie Davies at 9 pm.  

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, tonight you can catch Average White Band at 8 pm. Saturday afternoon The Pushcart Players present “Alice in Wonderland” at 1:30 pm. Saturday night, Jonathan Edwards plays at 8 pm. Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix show happens this Sunday at 1:30 pm at Infinity Hall, followed by Open Mic Night at 7:30 pm.

Tonight, Friday, Manic Productions presents 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 presents Chon, Gates, and Oculesics at The Space in Hamden.

Tonight 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, youc an catch Project/Object: the music of Frank Zappa, featuring Ike Willis and Denny Walley at 8 pm.  

Tomorrow/Saturday, the Wesleyan Center for the Arts brings presents the duo 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  

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  happens 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 tonight and is scheduled to continue through October 22nd.  The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution has been held over and you still have time to catch it with afternoon screenings sat and Sunday and Meet the Patels, continues through October 22nd

At Trinity College’s Cinestudio, Woody Allen’s new film “Irrational Man” starring Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix plays through Saturday. 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 from 5:05-6 pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live with Ethan and Rachel. A sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wes. Tune in for in-station sets from campus bands and recordings of up-and-coming artists' campus shows.

From 6 to 6:30pm it's Progress for the Planet w/Eric Hagen. Environmental news with a pro-green stance, including some environmentalist music from a variety of genres.
From 6:30-7pm it's the Middletown Youth Radio Project. A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - offering listeners a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues. Plus health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips.

Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee where 60% of the show is love songs of different genre. The other 40% is Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste.   
Then from 10pm - midnight, we go In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with
Dope Dave – where downtempo poets and acrobatic emcees weave lyricism through various soundscapes.

At Midnight until 3am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

And then, from 3 until 5am you are taken to Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who has
At Midnight until 3am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music. 
And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the BBC World News - a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s the Celtic Café with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am, serving up a slice of Italy every Saturday morning. You don't have to speak Italian to taste it: just relax, listen, and enjoy!

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

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