Tuesday, October 27, 2015

10-27-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, October 27th, and this is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on WESU  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 8pm, Cafe Nine & Manic Productions present David Wax Museum at 8 pm. On Wednesday Cafe Nine headlines Words & Music with Beecher, Dan Kalwhite, and others at 8 pm. On Thursday, they headline Sonic Supercharger 66 and the Incorrigibles at 9 pm. Friday's Happy Hour features Buzz Gordo's Ski Lodgeat 5 pm. Followed by Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs at 9 pm. Saturday’s weekly Jazz Jam Session features Billy Cofrances, followed by the Lipgloss Crisis Halloween Burlesque Party at 9 pm. Sunday is Snake hill Blues followed by Elle Sera and Todd Kramer at 7 pm. cafenine.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight it’s the Plain White T's play at 8 pm. On Thursday they headline KRS-One at 9 pm. Friday, the Shake Down Halloween Dance Party begins at 8:30 pm. toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s hosts Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra at 8pm. Wednesday’s Blues Jam features Tim Mcdonald at 8 pm. On Friday, Shaka & The Soul Shakers perform with The Sawtelles at 9 pm. On Saturday, Roots of Creation play a reggae Halloween show at 9 pm. blackeyedsallys.com 

Tonight, the Russell Library in Middletown brings you the Otakus anime club at 7 pm. Wednesday is the monthly Connecticut Poetry Society meeting at 6 pm. The Veterans’ Writing Group meets every Thursday. the Builder's Club for children ages 6-12 meets at 4 pm. On Sunday, its Jazz Up Close with Noah Baerman at 1:30 pm. The CPA prison arts exhibit continues until October 28th.  

Tonight at Cheney Hall in Manchester, Richard Blanco, President Obama's Inaugural Poet will be reading at 7pm.

On Wednesday at the Community/Senior Center is the monthly Middletown Commision on the Arts meeting at 7pm. 

Manic Productions brings Chad Valley, Glamour Assassains. and Stranger Cat to Bar in New Haven on Wednesday at 9 pm. On Friday, Manic Presents BoomBox and the NEW deal at College Street Music Hall at 7:30 pm. Deer Tick headline a manic show at the College Street Music Hall at 8 pm Saturday night. manicproductions.org

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents a reading from award-winning author Leslie Jamison in the Russell House at 8 pm on Wednesday. On Thursday at 8 pm, its the Fall Senior Thesis Dance concerts: a collection of works presented by senior choreographers, located in the Patricelli Theater. On Sunday they present "This is It" the complete works of Neely Bruce; John Spencer Camp Professor of Music, in the Crowell Concert Hall at 3 pm. 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.

You can tour the Wadsworth Mansion every Wednesday afternoon from 2-4 pm. Tea is served the second Wednesday of every month. This Friday they present a Haunted Mansion from 7-midnight. wadsworthmansion.com

At Infinity Hall in Hartford this on Thursday its the Wise Old Moon album release party with special guests The Meadows Brothers at 8 pm. On Friday they headline Joan Armatrading at 8 pm. Saturday is the Slambovian Circus of Dreams' Halloween Costume Ball. Andrea Gibson plays Sunday at 7:30 pm. Also on Sunday at 7:30 is Open Mic Night. Details at infinityhall.com

On Thursday at the Hubbard House in Middletown, Artists for World Peace presents  a screening of Nosferatu with live musical accompaniment by The Flying Particles at 7 pm. rnastamail@aol.com 

On Friday at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s Comedy Night with Darren Sechrist and other New England comics at 8 pm. Sunday it's comedy and fun with The Great Make Believe Imrpov show at 7 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

On Friday at 7 pm, Circophony, a teen circus program run by Oddfellows Playhouse and ARTFARM presents a circus showcase at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown. www.arts2go.org  

Connecticut Farmer’s Markets are closing up.  But you can still visit the Middletown Market for the last time, Thursday from 8 am to 1 pm. The market in Old Saybrook is this Wednesday 10 to 1 pm and with its final market on Saturday 9-12:30 pm. The Higganum Village market is open one last time on 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, the Common Ground Middletown Film Festival continues with French African film Tumbuktu at 7 in Chapman Hall at Middlesex Community College in Middletown.

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, they continue their screenings of "The New Girlfriend," Francios Ozon's humorous psychological drama as well as "Finder's Keepers," a documentary about one man's fight to reclaim his lost body part. The are also showing Jafar Panahi's "Taxi," this week. "East Side Sushi" a story about a single mother becoming a chef, begins on Friday. “Paradise is There" a documentary about Natalie Merc hant's multi-platinum solo debut Tigerlily, plays Saturday and Sunday. realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio ends its run of "Diary of A Teenage Girl" a film about growing up in 1970s San Francisco, and starring Kristen Wiig tonight. "Straight Outta Compton" the feature film about rap group N.W.A. begins its run on Wednesday. On Friday at 10:30 pm, they show "GhostBusters." On Sunday, to celebrate the 60th Anniversary  of Oklahoma, the film  will be shown at 2:30 and 7pm. cinestudio.org

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.

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 at 
www.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.

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