Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday's Jive 10-23-15

Good afternoon, it's Friday, October 23rd, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and run down of night time 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 week nights and weekends. I'm Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.

For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you're not hearing it on our Jive, go to – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That's

Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s scheduled in the community this weekend.

New Haven's Café Nine tonight features Ecid, Eyenine, and Farout with El Shupacabra at 9 pm. Saturday’s weekly Jazz Jam Session is with George Baker Band, with the 9 pm show headlining Teenager from Mars, and more. Sunday is Drag Bingo night with Dixie Normous at 8 pm. Visit

Meanwhile in New Haven, Toad’s Place headlines tonight Cold War Kids featuring Dearland Horns and Maudlin Strangers at 9 pm. Also tonight in Lilly's Pad, it's the October Battle of the Bands at 8 pm. On Sunday it’s the Earthside CD release party with Jolly and Head with Wings at 7 pm. Look up

At Infinity Hall in Hartford this evening, they're headlining The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill at 8 pm. Saturday Don McLean plays at 8 pm. The Manchester Silk City Chorus show is Sunday at 1:30 pm, followed by the Cab Calloway Orchestra, directed by Cab's grandson Christopher Calloway Brooks at 7:30 pm. Go to

Tonight at Middletown's The Buttonwood Tree, the Sean Clapis Jazz Trio plays at 8 pm. Saturday the Noah Baerman Quartet performs at 3 pm, followed by songwriter Katrin at 8 pm. Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday at about 1 pm and you're invited to 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. Find out more at

Also in Middletown, the Paul Winter Consort will perform at the Sanctuary on 190 Court St. at 7:30 pm tonight. Visit

And you can tango ever Friday evening from 4:30 to 10 pm at First Church on Court St. Partners not necessary. Call 860-347-0278 for details.

Also tonight, Hartford's Black-eyed Sally’s has the bluegrass and rock band Brummy Brothers with The Neybas at 9 pm. On Saturday, it’s Bad News Barnes and the Brethren of Blues at 9 pm. Learn more at  

The Middletown Arts Guild welcomes Tony D'Amico on Saturday, to lead an illustration workshop at Woodside Intermediate School in Cromwell, starting at 9 am.

On the campus of Wesleyan University the “R. Luke Bubois--In Real Time” exhibit runs through December 13 in the Zilkha Gallery and Tanya Marcuse’s “Phantom Bodies” runs through December 13 in the Davison Art Center. Visit    

The CPA prison arts exhibit at the Russell Library in Middletown continues until October 28th.

The Tom Sanders Band plays classic and southern Rock at The Cypress Restaurant on South Main St in Middletown this Saturday  from 8pm-Midnight, details at 

Rani Arbo and Greg Ryan appear at the Roaring Brook Nature Center's Roaring Brook Concerts, 70 Gracey Rd, Canton on Saturday at 7:30pm. Info at

Connecticut Farmer’s Markets are closing up.  But you can still visit the Middletown Market Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm. The market in Old Saybrook is on Wednesdays 10 to 1 pm and Saturdays 9-12:30 pm. The Higganum Village market is this Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 and the North End Middletown Market from 10 to 2:30 pm on Friday. All the details are at 

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

Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing "Shaun the Sheep Movie", a film from the studio that brought you "Wallace and Gromit" playing through Sunday. Sunday, the encore presentation of National Theater Live's "Hamlet" starring Benedict Cumberbatch shows at 1 pm. Also Sunday, "Diary of A Teenage Girl" a film about growing up in 1970s San Francisco, and starring Kristen Wiig, begins its run. Visit

Hartford's Real Art Ways 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.
Based on Naomi Klein's bestseller, "This Changes Everything", a documentary about climate change is showing today and Saturday. has more info.

On Saturday, the Connecticut chapter of Natural Food Associates will present the documentary film "Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMO's".  The event begins at noon with a natural potluck lunch and the film starts at 1:15. It all takes place at the Wallingford Public Library, 200 North Main St. Go to 


And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05-6 pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live with Ethan and Rachel. A sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wes. Tune in for in-station sets from campus bands and recordings of up-and-coming artists' campus shows.

From 6 to 6:30pm it's Progress for the Planet w/Eric Hagen. Environmental news with a pro-green stance, including some environmentalist music from a variety of genres.
From 6:30-7pm it's the Middletown Youth Radio Project. A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - offering listeners a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues. Plus health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips.

Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee where 60% of the show is love songs of different genre. The other 40% is Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste.   
Then from 10pm - midnight, we go In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with
Dope Dave
– where downtempo
poets and acrobatic emcees weave lyricism through various soundscapes.

At Midnight until 3am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

And then, from 3 until 5am you are taken to Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who has
a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am, serving up a slice of Italy every Saturday morning. You don't have to speak Italian to taste it: just relax, listen, and enjoy!

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is from Noah Baerman's Ripples featuring Noah Baerman, Kenny Barron, Jimmy Green and many others – and the selection is Ripples-for Margie. Find out more at

The written form for what you've heard on today’s jive is online at

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