Wednesday, October 28, 2015

10-28-15 jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, October 28th, 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 Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience" and Connecticut's number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanx for tuning in!

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

In New Haven tomorrow night at 9pm, Cafe Nine & Manic Productions present Sonic Supercharger 66 and the Incorrigibles. 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. 

At Toad’s Place in New Haven on Thursday they headline old school hip hop blast-master KRS-One at 9 pm. Friday, the Shake Down Halloween Dance Party begins at 8:30 pm.

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

Tonight, the Russell Library in Middletown brings you 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. 

This evening at the Middletown Community/Senior Center at 7pm, it's the monthly Middletown Commision on the Arts meeting. 

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents a reading from award-winning author Leslie Jamison in the Russell House on High St in Middletown at 8 pm this evening. Tomorrow/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 in the Crowell Concert Hall at 3 pm. More information at  

Manic Productions presents Chad Valley, Glamour Assassains. and Stranger Cat to Bar in New Haven  tonight 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.


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 in Middletown 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.

At Infinity Hall in Hartford this on Thursday, there's a 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

Tomorrow evening 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. 

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. 

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.  

The blog, has a long list by county of Halloween themed activities across CT. 

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:

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.

Trinity College’s Cinestudio begins its run of "Straight Outta Compton" the feature film about rap group N.W.A. this evening. 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.

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 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 for a dose of loud rock and heavy metal with Executioner Snow.
And from 1 - 2 am it's Third Waves with Georgia O'Queef and Madame Ovary who 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. IF you missed an item in our community calendar, you can find the script online at Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Ear Candy!

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