Thursday, October 29, 2015


Good evening, it's Thursday, October 29th, 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 JCherry, producer and host of VOICE of the City, Tuesday from 8-9pm, showcasing live and local music, arts and culture. Thank you for joining us! Now here’s some of what’s happening in our area this week:

Tonight at Toad’s Place in New Haven, 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.

Tonight Infinity Hall in Hartford hosts a Wise Old Moon album release party with special guests The Meadows Brothers play 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

Tonight, the Russell Library in Middletown brings you the weekly Veterans’ Writing Group at 7pm. On Sunday, its Jazz Up Close with Noah Baerman at 1:30 pm. The CPA prison arts exhibit continues until October 28th. 

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents the Fall Senior Thesis Dance concerts: a collection of works presented by senior choreographers, located in the Patricelli Theater, this evening through Sunday, 8pm. On Sunday they present "This is It" the complete works of Neely Bruce in the Crowell Concert Hall at 3 pm. More information at  

Tonight 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 in New Haven, Cafe Nine features Buzz Gordo's Ski Lodgeat at 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. 

Up in Hartford at Black-eyed Sally’s 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.  

On Friday, Manic Productions 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.

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

This Friday, the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown presents a Haunted Mansion from 7pm-midnight.

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 Improv 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 market in Higganum Village this Friday 3:30-6:30. The North End Market is open one last time on Friday from 10-2:30pm and the Old Saybrook is Saturday 9-12:30pm.

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, they finish their screenings of "The New Girlfriend," Francios Ozon's  humorous psychological drama tonight. Jafar Panahi's "Taxi," runs through Sunday, and "Finder's Keepers," a documentary about one man's fight to reclaim his lost body part shows Friday through Sunday. The are also showing "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.

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

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 Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, playing Connecticut Connected music presented for the global audience for 13 years.

At 8, it's Evening Jazz with Bill Denert, bringing you a broad range of swing, bebop, and avante garde with a few new releases, where "Hearing is the best experience."

At 9:30, it's UnderCover with Ali and Ben, bridging genres and generations, and exploring the concept of inspiration through imitation. 

From 6:30-8pm it's Imagine. You can listen to the best music from around the world and around the block.

From 10:30-11:30, stay tuned for Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam, featuring local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists normally not played on the radio. 

At 11:30, it's an hour of The British Are Coming with DJ Babelfish, exploring British music one region at a time, from the British invasion to today, not limited to a time or genre.

At 12:30, it's High Tide with DJ Johnny Tsunami.: The tide is high and you know what that means... new waves! Wax down your board and ride the tide along the best post-punk/new wave jams from the 1970s and 1980's. 

From 1:30-2:30, you can catch The Weirding Way with DJ Atreides. With new soundscapes each show, it's the expression of thoughts through sound in a cross-genre exploration of a sonic mood with an indie/alternative focus.

From 2:30-4, it's Evolution of Soul with DJ XAN, playing everything from Al Green to D'Angelo, Nao and even house music with a soul-like sound

The BBC World News follows at 4, and we start your day bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5 am.

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 Homegrown!

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