Good evening, it's Wednesday, October 21st, 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, thanks for tuning in! How here’s some of what’s happening in our area this week:
Tomorrow, the Middlesex Drum Circle will be at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletow, 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
In New Haven tonight, Cafe Nine headlines 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 this evening at 8 pm. Also tonight 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.
On Thursday at Toad’s Place, 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 it’s the Wednesday’s Blues Jam featuring 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 “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 evening, 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:
Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing "Shaun the Sheep Movie", a film from the studio that brought you "Wallace and Gromit" playing 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, 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 your listening pleasure.
And at 9:30, it's The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. Presenting listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house and leftfield mixed live. Exclusive music from international artists.
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, Metal on Metal. The radio show dedicated to the extreme. Black, thrash, death, progressive and power metal.
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 - 3 it's Mom's After Hours with DJ Janis Mean and DJ Joni Bitchell. Appreciating moms and motherhood.
And from 3 - 4 it's Sing Out! Radio magazine with Tom Druckenmiller. A weekly hour long magazine format programs featuring interviews in addition to live and recorded traditional folk music.
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!