Wednesday, November 4, 2015

11-04-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, November 4th, and this is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on WESU 88.1 FM 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. 

Thanks for joining us as we get our Fall 2015 community pledge drive going.  WESU depends on listener support for over a third of our annual budget and we need you to do your part to keep this community station on air!

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! Thanks for tuning in! How here’s some of what’s happening in our area this week:

Thursday, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, brings Bob Gotta's Monthly Acoustic Open Mic. On Friday, the Michael Gallant Trio will perform at 8 pm. Saturday is Aligned With Source a workshop to balance the self at 10:30 am, followed by Bamboo Brush Painting at 1 pm. Noah Guthrie also performs at 8 pm on Saturday. 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 9pm, Cafe Nine presents Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice at 9 pm. Tomorrow, Cafe Nine headline's Infinity Girl at 8 pm. Friday afternoon an exhibition of the photos of Haywad Gatling. Alson on Friday is the beginning of the Elm City Music Festival at 8 pm. Saturday Cafe Nine’s weekly Jazz Jam Session is with Mike Coppola, with the music festival continuing at 9 pm. Sunday is Brazilian guitar Stephen Guerra and Felicia De Santis at 3 pm.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, on Thursday they headline Blessthefall at 9 pm, along with Bollywood Night in Lilly's Pad. Friday, Joe Budden plays with G Young at 9 pm.
Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s presents the Wednesday’s Blues Jam featuring Ray Morant at 8pm. On Friday, check out guitarist Frank Varela and Upstream at 9 pm. On Saturday, it’s Nick Moss Band at 9 pm.

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents the National Book Award Winner Jainy Gordon who will read from her work at 8 pm in the Russell House. On Thursday, doctor and medical researcher Joseph J. Fins discusses his new work at 8 pm in the Russell House. 

On Friday, choreographer Eiko Otake will continue her series "A Body in Places" at the Van Vleck Observatory at 8 pm.  On Saturday, Ghanaian master drummer Abraham Adzenyah celebrates his 46 years at Wesleyan at 3 pm in the CFA Hall, followed by a student concert at 9 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    

This evening, the Russell Library presents Contemporary Voices: The African American Experience in Poetry, a book discussion series lead by Hedda Kopf at 7 pm.  

On Thursday, an exhibition of original posters of WWI opens, this exhibit ends November 30th. Also on Thursday, Reader's Theater presents Parallel Lives a play by Mo Gaffney & Kathy Najimy at 7 pm. The Veterans’ Writing Group meets every Thursday at 7 pm. On Saturday is Favorite Stories and Craft Time at 10 am. On Sunday, folk musician Rick Spencer presents songs from WWI at 2 pm. 

Manic Productions brings Pentimento and Better Off to The Space in Hamden this evening at 7 pm. Also on Wednesday at 8:30 pm, Black Cobra plays in the Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden. At Bar on Wednesday, Strange Talk plays at BAR at 9 pm. On Wednesday at The Space, Allison Weiss plays at 7:30 pm. On Saturday, The Hotelier and Runaway Brother play The Space at 7:30 pm.
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet this evening 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.

At Infinity Hall in Hartford this Thursday, it's Joshua Radin solo & acoustic at 8 pm. On Friday they headline Aztec Two-Step performing the Simon & Garfunkel Songbook at 8 pm. The Smithereens perform at 8 pm on Saturday. On Sunday, its the Free Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert featuring the 1st Company Guard Band at 3 pm. Details at

On Saturday, Oddfellows Playhouse welcomes Eshu Bumpus for storytelling at 1 pm.
Peruvian artist Ivan Huerto has his first United States showing at Gallery 53, 53 Colony Street, Meriden, from November 1 - November 14. Go to www.gallery53.​org for further information. 

On Saturday,November 7th, Riverwood Poetry Series Presents  “Conversations that Challenge: Poetry, Race and Racism.” at the Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Av, Hartford, for a day of performances, workshops, food, and fun. Events kick off at 1pm and go into the evening. Guest artists include David Mills, Kate Rushin, Antoinette Brim, and Rickey Laurentiis. This is Free and Open to the Public Pre-registration is optional but preferred. You can register and learn more at:

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight it's the Out and Out Cocktail Hour at 5:30 pm on Friday. Also on Friday they will be showing "Nasty Baby", a story of parenthood. "East Side Sushi" a film about a single mother's introduction to food culture opens on Friday. On Saturday, they present Battle Trance: an unusual combination of four tenor saxophones at 7:30 pm. "Difret" an Ethiopian Film opens. On Sunday, they show "PlantPure Nation" a documentary about a movement to promote a plant-based diet in Kentucky shows at 1:30 pm. "Finder's Keepers," a documentary about one man's fight to reclaim his lost body part, ends Wednesday.

This evening, Trinity College’s Cinestudio kicks off their 17th annual Eros Film Festival, beginning with the films "Margarita" and "With a Straw" at 7:30 pm. Also this evening, they're showing "V For Vendetta" at 10 pm.  The Festival continues through Sunday and plays "The Bubble" on Wednesday at 7:30 pm, "Jenny's Wedding" on Thursday at 7:30 pm, and "The New Girlfriend" at 2:30 pm and "Those People" at 7:30 pm. The 75th Anniversary of Fantasia is Sunday at 2:30 and 7 pm.

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 your listening pleasure.

And at 9:30, it's The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. Presenting listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house and leftfield mixed live. Exclusive music from international artists.

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, Metal on Metal. The radio show dedicated to the extreme. Black, thrash, death, progressive and power metal.

And from 1 - 2 am it's Third Waves with Georgia O'Queef and Madame Ovary. We will discuss issues related to third wave feminism in the news and also play an eclectic collection of music by women artists.

From 2 - 3 it's Mom's After Hours with DJ Janis Mean and DJ Joni Bitchell. Appreciating moms and motherhood.

And from 3 - 4 it's Sing Out! Radio magazine with Tom Druckenmiller. A weekly hour long magazine format programs featuring interviews in addition to live and recorded traditional folk music.
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. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at where you can also find program archives, show playlists, and make a donation to support the service you depend on. 

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 Ear Candy!

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