Good evening, it's Tuesday, October 20th, 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:
Tonight, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s Crystal Bowl Sound Healing at 7:30 pm. On Thursday, is the Middlesex Drum Circle, welcoming all levels of experience at 7 pm. On Friday, the Sean Clapis Jazz Trio plays at 8 pm. Saturday the Noah Baerman Quartet performs at 3 pm, followed by songwriter Katrin at 8 pm. 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
Tonight, the Community/Senior Center offers its monthly monthly Arts Stakeholders Group and potluck at 5:15 pm.
In New Haven tonight at 9pm, Cafe Nine headlines Teri Joyce and the Tagalongs, along with The Hickups at 9pm. On Wednesday there’s Maria Muldaur with Washboard Slim and the Bluelights at 8 pm. On Thursday, it’s Kinky Friedman and Brian Molnar at 8 pm. Friday features Ecid, Eyenine, and Farout with El Shupacabra at 9 pm. Saturday’s weekly Jazz Jam Session is with George Baker Band, with the 9 pm show headlining Teenager from Mars, and more. Sunday is Drag Bingo night with Dixie Normous at 8 pm. www.cafenine.com
Manic Productions brings Modest Mouse to College Street Music Hall on Wednesday at 8 pm. Also on Wednesday at BAR in New Haven, The Dirty Nil play with Meat Wave at 9:30 pm.
On Friday, the Paul Winter Consort will perform at the Sanctuary on 190 Court St. in Middletown at 7:30 pm.
The Middletown Arts Guild welcomes Tony D'Amico on Saturday, to lead an illustration workshop at Woodside Intermediate School in Cromwell, starting at 9 am.
Tonight in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Mat Kearney and Parachute play at 8 pm. On Thursday they headline Particle at 9 pm. Friday, Cold War Kids featuring Dearland Horns and Maudlin Strangers play at 9 pm. Also on Friday in Lilly's Pad, is the October Battle of the Bands at 8 pm. On Sunday it’s the Earthside CD release party with Jolly and Head with Wings at 7 pm. toadsplace.com
Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s features Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra at 8pm. Wednesday’s Blues Jam features Tommy Whalen at 8 pm. On Friday, check out bluegrass and rock band Brummy Brothers with The Neybas at 9 pm. On Saturday, it’s Bad News Barnes and the Brethren of Blues at 9 pm. blackeyedsallys.com
The Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents a graduate concert of music by Gustavo Ribicic and media by Cecilia Lopez , tonight 9 pm in the CFA 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. wesleyan.edu/cfa
At Infinity Hall in Hartford this Wednesday, its Goodwin College Jazz & Blues Mash-Up to Benefit Goodwin college Scholarships at 7:15 followd by Trivia Night at 8 pm. On Thursday it’s Shaboo All Stars 44th anniversary show at 8 pm. On Friday they headline The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill at 8 pm. Saturday Don McLean plays at 8 pm. The Manchester Silk City Chorus show is Sunday at 1:30 pm. Followed by the Cab Calloway Orchestra, directed by Cab's grandson Christopher Calloway Brooks at 7:30 pm. infinityhall.com
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.
You can tour the Wadsworth Mansion every Wednesday afternoon from 2-4 pm. Tea is served the second Wednesday of every month.
At Russell Library in Middletown, The Veterans’ Writing Group meets every Thursday. The CPA prison arts exhibit continues until October 28th.
Connecticut Farmer’s Markets are closing up. But you can still visit the Middletown Market Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm. The market in Old Saybrook is 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. ctnofa.org/FarmersMarkets
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Tonight, the Common Ground Middletown Film Festival continues with South African film Lucky at the Wesleyan Center for Film Studies at 7 pm.
Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing the 50th anniversary celebration of “My Fair Lady” with Audrey Hepburn tonight at 7 pm. On Wednesday, "Shaun the Sheep Movie", a film from the studio that brought you "Wallace and Gromit" plays through Sunday. Sunday, the encore presentation of National Theater Live's "Hamlet" staring Benedict Cumberbatch at 1 pm. Also on Sunday, "Diary of A Teenage Girl" a film about growing up in 1970s San Francisco, and starring Kristen Wiig begins its run. cinestudio.org
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, on Wednesday, "Under the Roofs of Paris" will be screened as a part of the Film 101 matinee series at 1 pm. On Thursday, artist Joe Fig speaks about the evolution of his work and his book Inside the Artist's Studio. Also on Thursday, "The New Girlfriend" Francois Ozon's humorous psychological drama, begins its run. "Finder's Keepers," a documentary about one man's fight to reclaim his lost body part, begins Thursday. Based on Naomi Klein's bestseller, "This Changes Everything" a documentary about climate change is showing Friday and Saturday. “Peace Officer” a documentary about the increasingly militarized American police continues its run through October 22nd. “Meet the Patels” a film about marriage in India, finishes its run on Thursday.
On Saturday, the Connecticut chapter of Natural Food Associates will present the documentary film Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMO's. The event begins at noon with a natural potluck lunch, then the film starts at 1:15. That's at the Wallingford Public Library, 200 North Main St. www.nutrascienceusa.net
Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:
Right after The Jive at Five, stick around for Brass & Sass with DJ Thrasher for an exploration of the New Orleans' music scene from past to 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.