Monday, October 26, 2015

10.26.15 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, October 26th, 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 Ben Michael. Thanks for joining us.  Now here's some of what’s happening in our area this week:

Tonight, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s the usual Moments of Gratitude at 7:45, followed by the Anything Goes Open Mic. On Friday, its Comedy Night with Darren Sechrist and other New England comics at 8 pm. Sunday its 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.

In New Haven tonight at 8pm, Cafe Nine headlines Malcolm Holcome and Pat Dalton at 8 pm. On Tuesday Manic Productions presents David Wax Museum at 8 pm.  On Wednesday its 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.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight it’s the usual Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & friends at 9 pm. Tuesday, 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.

Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s continues its the usual Jazz Mondays series with John Hasselback at 8 pm. On Tuesday at 8 pm, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra plays. 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. 

Tonight, the Russell Library in Middletown brings you a sitar recital with Middletown's own Krishna Devi at 6:30 pm. On Tuesday its 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.  

Wesleyan Freeman Center for East Asian Studies is having a Japanese tea ceremony today at 5 with landscape designer Stephen Morell.

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

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

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.

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    

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

On Thursday at the Hubbard House in Middletown, Artists for World Peace presents  a screening of Nosferatu and musical accompaniment by The Flying Particles at 7 pm. 

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.

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.  

Connecticut Farmer’s Markets are closing up.  But you can still visit the Middletown Market for the last time, Tuesday and 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:

On Tuesday, 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 thier screenings of  continues showings of "The New Girlfriend",  Francois Ozon's humorous psychological drama as well as "Finder's Keepers," a documentary about one man's fight to reclaim his lost body part. They 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 ends its run of "Diary of A Teenage Girl" a film about growing up in 1970s San Francisco, and starring Kristen Wiig on Tuesday. "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 7 pm.

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:  

Right after the Jive, its Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry. 

From 6-6:30 its Think Twice Radio reasserting the "watchdog" role of the media by ramping up coverage of Connecticut issues in a nonpartisan manner
Then at  6:30-8, it’s  75% Folk with Michael Benson.
From 8-9:30 p.m. it’s  Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin offering Americana music from Nashville and around the world including Folk, acoustic Country and roots-Rock from both emerging and veteran artists.
At 9:30 it’s an hour of Scandinavian Sounds with DJ Northern Lights, bringing you music from Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland, and showcasing Eurovision artists, folk, and genres in-between.
From 10:30-11 it’s Romancipation with Dr. Love and DJ Smooth, where you can hear advice on dating, love, and all of the above.  
From 11 to midnight it’s Sleep Paralysis with Erin and Ethan, who chat about dreams, float on sounds, and poke around in the subconscious.
From 12-1 a.m. it’s Your Turn with Rachel Day, where a different guest each week will chronologically share songs that were fundamental in shaping who they are.
Next up at 1 a.m. it’s an hour of Word on the Hill with DJ Breej, providing a platform for silenced minorities on campus to discuss a specific struggle and how it relates them to Wesleyan and beyond.
From 2 to 3 a.m. it’s Radio Roulette with DJ McLeary who, with mom's record collection and WESU's vinyl vault,  explores an eclectic selection of music in the onsite library.
From 3 to 4 a.m. it’s Maximum Rock and Roll for a late night does of loud rock and roll!
BBC World news comes your way from 4 to 5 a.m., 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 And 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.

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