Good evening! It's Thursday October 8th, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's daily community calendar and run down of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming weeknights 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!
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Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s scheduled in the community this weekend.
In New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight it's Gringo Star and The Mountain Movers play at 8 pm. Friday afternoon at 5 pm is DW Ditty, followed by Chris Berardo and the Desberardos for a 9 pm show at Cafe Nine. On Saturday at 4:30, its Jazz Jam with Gary Grippo, followed by Metalachi at 9 pm. On Sunday they bring you Jared Paul with Aquifer and Ben Absurdo at 8 pm. cafenine.com
Black-eyed Sally’s in Hartford present's reggae and hip hop group The Alchemystics, on Friday at 9pm. On Saturday they bring you Connecticut's own R&B group Avenue Groove at 9 pm. blackeyedsallys.com
At the First Church on Court Street you can tango every starting at 4 p.m.firstchurchmiddletown.org
At the Russell Library in Middletown, it's the weekly Veterans Writing Group tonight at 7pm. On Saturday, it's Favorite Stories and Craft time, starting at 10 am. At 2 pm on Saturday, you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with Los Trovadores De America. russelllibrary.org
The Wesleyan Center for the Arts continues the 39th annual Navaratri Festival this week. On Friday, a South Indian vocal concert at Crowell Hall at 8 pm. Also on Friday, the Outside the Box theater series showcases Daniel Beaty performing "Mr. Joy" at 8 pm in the CFA theater. On Saturday, the CFA Hall hosts a screening of "Lasya Kavya: The World of Alarmel Valli" at 2 pm. In the Crowell Concert Hall on Saturday, Sri Rajesh Vaidya performs at 4 pm. The concert is followed by a Indian vegetarian dinner at 6:30 in the Daniel Family Commons. On Sunday the Saraswati Puja ceremony will take place in the World Music Hall at 12 pm. The Festival concludes with a performance by Alarmel Valli in the Crowell Concert hall at 3 pm.
Continuing shows include: "Phantom Bodies--Photographs by Tanya Marcuse" to run through December 13th in the Davison Art Center, opennoon to four Tuesday-Sunday. Wesleyan Potters Gallery "Vintage 20th Century Crafts" runs through November 2nd. The R. Luke Dubois - in Real Time Exhibition continues its third week at the Zilkha Gallery, visiting hoursnoon-5pm. The Community Partners in Action Prison Arts Exhibit at Russell Library, is also continuing its run this week, featuring paintings and drawings from five formally incarcerated Connecticut artists. Doors open at 9am.wesleyan.edu/cfa
At Toad’s Place in New Haven this evening, Soja performs at 8 pm. On Sunday, loud rockers, Clutch performs with guests: Corrosion of Conformity and The Shrine at 7 pm. toadsplace.com
Manic Productions brings Gringo Star with The Mountain Movers, to BAR in New Haven tonight at 9pm. manicproductions.org
At Infinity Hall in Hartford, Nick Lowe plays tonight, 8 pm. On Friday, at 8 pm is Kim Russo-the Happy Medium. Saturday, its Dave Mason's Traffic Jam at 8 pm. Sunday, its Open Mic Night starting at 7 pm. infinityhall.com
At the Greenstreet Teaching and Learning Center, "Fish for Life" an exhibit by Bradley Jones runs until October 28th. Friday the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown hosts jazz and electronic producer Charles Xavier at 8 pm. On Saturday, Doug White's Jazz Quintet performs at 8 pm. arts2go.org
The Wadsworth Athaneum in Hartford hosts Motets, Madrigals, and Moresche by Orlando di Lasso on Friday, gallery viewing is at 5 pm, followed by a concert at 7:30. Saturday is Second Saturday, with Matrix173 artist Mark Dion at 1 pm. thewadsworth.org
You can support Connecticut’s Farmer’s Markets and enjoy healthy food while you’re at it! Middletown’s North End market is on Friday from 10 to 2 and with the long-running market on the South Green on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-1. Both Middletown Markets run through October 30th. There’s one in Higganum Village on Friday from 3:00 to 6:00. On the shore, The Old Saybrook farmers market continues Wednesdays and Saturdays through October 28. ctnofa.org
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, "Meet the Patels" a film about Indian marriage and love triangle, continues with limited screenings through October 15th. This evening, they host Science on Screen: What Captain Kirk Can Teach Us at 6 pm. Tomorrow night Real Art Ways opens a run of THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION. Following Monday’s 5:20 screening, there will be an opportunity for Q&A with Director Stanley Nelson realartways.org
The Wadsworth Atheneum is showing "Transcend" a film about Kenyan Boston Marathon winner Wesley Korir tonight at 7:30 pm. Saturday, at 5 pm is a screening of "The Hundred-Foot Journey" starring Helen Mirren, about a restaurant in France. Dinner and live music follow at 7:30 pm.thewadsworth.org
Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio show "Tangerine" a film shot entirely on an Iphone 5. "The End of the Tour", the story of one reporter's road-trip with David Foster Wallace opens on Friday. On Sunday, a live matinee of the Bolshoi Ballet performing "Giselle" begins at 3 pm. Also on Sunday, "The Look of Silence" a film about victims of the 1960s Indonesian military coup shows at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm. cinestudio.org.
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.
From 6:30-8pm it's Imagine. You can listen to the best music from around the world and around the block.
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."
From 10:30-11:30, stay tuned for the Late Night Format with Adi Slepack, for a radio show that is; like a TV talk show, with a new media spin!
At 11:30, it's an hour of Meet Music with DJ Rami. Buckle up and tune in to meet a new artist with each show, exploring background, influences and personal stories.
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 People, Places and Things with Jackalope. Each week brings a new theme, each theme brings and exciting smorgasbord of songs relating to it.
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 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 Homegrown!