Tuesday, November 10, 2015

11-10-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, November 10th, 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.

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Now here's some of what’s happening in our area this week:

Tonight at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Middletown's Poet Laureate will swear in the Mayor and Common Council at 7 pm.   

In New Haven tonight, Cafe Nine presents There Is No California Anymore at 8 pm.  On Wednesday its the Joe Krown Trio at 8 pm. Thursday, Bruiser Queen along with The Right-Offs play at 9 pm. Friday's Happy House features The Buttondowns at 5 pm. Followed by Roosevelt Dime at 9 pm. Saturday’s weekly Jazz Jam Session features Gary Grippo & Friends, followed by Glamour Assassins and Saving Skylar at 9 pm. Sunday, Tony & Irena play at 3 pm. This is followed by Words and Music, a monthly event full of local & touring musicians, writers, and poets at 8pm. cafenine.com

Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s hosts Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra tonight at 8pm. Wednesday’s Blues Jam features Gene Donaldson at 8 pm. On Friday, Start Making Sense, a Talking Heads tribute band plays at 9 pm. On Saturday, its the Northeast Blues Harmonica Showcase featuring Tone Cool at 9 pm. blackeyedsallys.com 

Tonight, at the Russell Library in Middletown  its the Otakus anime club at 7 pm. Also at 7 is the Russell Readers discussion of Confession by Mary McCarthy. The Veterans’ Writing Group meets every Thursday. Also on Thursday is Crafternoon at 3:30 pm. Historian Dione Longley will illustrate and discuss the impact of WWI on Middletown at 7 pmThis is presented as a part of the WWI poster exhibition, running through November 30th.

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents a concert by graduate student Ron Shalom tonight at 8pm. On Wednesday, Writing at Wesleyan brings poet Eduardo Corral to the Russell House at 8 pm. On Thursday at 5 pm in the CFA Hallnew media artist Reid Farrington will be in conversation with artist R. Luke DuBois. The “R. Luke Bubois--In Real Time” exhibit runs through December 13 in the Zilkha Gallery. Friday and Saturday, a breaking ground dance series event brings Faye Driscoll to Memorial Chapel at 8 pm. On Sunday, pianist Lisa Moore plays Philip Glass. Tanya Marcuse’s “Phantom Bodies” runs through December 13 in the Davison Art Center. More information at wesleyan.edu/cfa    

Tonight at Infinity Hall in Hartford it's Rhiannon Giddens at 8 pm. On Wednesday at 7 pm, they Connecticut Lyric Opera presents "Le Nozze di Figaro." On Thursday its Zach Deputy with The Hornitz at 8 pm. On Friday they headline Leon Russell at 8 pm. Saturday is "A Night at the Opry" presented by Gunsmoke at 1:30 pm. This is followed by Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show at 8 pm.The New Christy Minstrels play Sunday at 1:30 pm. Also on Sunday at 7:30 is the Madeleine Peyroux Trio, alongside Open Mic Night at the Infinity Bistro. Details at infinityhall.com

On Wednesday at 8pm, Manic Productions brings Surfer Blood to the Space. At BAR in New Haven on Wednesday, Mates of State play at 9 pm. On Friday, in the Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden, David Bazan plays at 9pm. Puscifer plays on Saturday at 8 pm in the Shubert Theater, New Haven.  manicproductions.org

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. wadsworthmansion.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven on Thursday, it’s  Cash Cash & Tritonal play at 8 pm. On Friday they headline Gwar at 7 pm. On Sunday, jam with The John Kadlecik Band at 8 pm.  toadsplace.com

On Thursday, Jr & Teen Company presents "Alice in Wonderland" at the Oddfellows Playhouse, Thursday thru Saturday at 7:30 pm.

On Friday at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s folk duo The Kennedys at 8 pm. Saturday is the 10th Annual CT Jazz Composers & Improvisers Festival starting at 7:30 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. buttonwood.org

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

Tonight, the Common Ground Middletown Film Festival concludes with "Against the Grain" a Pakistani film abouone schoolteacher's search for her missing nanny. The showing will be at the Russell Library at 7 pm.

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight they screen "Shelter" a film about two homeless people in New York and starring Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie at 7:30 pm. "Of Men and War" a documentary about a dozen combat veterans starting anew in a pioneering war trauma therapy centre, runs from Friday until November 19th. On Sunday, "Gisela's Story" a documentary about three generations responding to a Holocaust survivor's legacy, at 11:30am. On Sunday, they present "improvisations: Arcade" where Curator Musicians Joe Morris and Stephen Haynes join guests for freely improvised music at 3pm. http://www.realartways.org/

Trinity College’s Cinestudio ends its run of the Disney classic "Fantasia" on Wednesday"Grandma" Lily Tomlin's starring role of a poet and her niece on a roadtrip begins Thursday and plays through Saturday. On Sunday, The Bolshoi Ballet presents George Balanchine's "Jewels". Also on Sunday, Noah Baumbach's new film "Mistress America" starring Greta Gerwig, is the story of two young New Yorkers. This film runs through Tuesday. cinestudio.org

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

Right after The Jive at Five, stick around for Brass & Sass with DJ Thrasher for an exploration of the New Orleans' music scene from past to present. 

At 6pm it’s Your English is Good with Mizael Robledo, offering an exploration of the contextual experiences of people who learned English as a second language, with music in the guests' native tongue.

From 6:30-8pm, Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill presents an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, Celtic, old-time, singer-songwriter and other music with a roots influence.

At 8pm it’s a hour of The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, a weekly show featuring live and local ecticut arts and music.  On tonight's show you can catch Bonnie Erich, a local children’s songwriter. 

From 9-10:30 it's Radio Obscura. Joe McCarthy and Paco Winebox asked us to tell you that “You won't believe your eyes” when you listen to their show.

Oblique Strategies with Biscuit comes your way at 10:30pm, inviting you to join in for twists and turns through an hour of constrained musical drifting.

From 11:30-12:30am, Food Court Friends with Sierra Mist and Orange Julius offers an hour of punk and pop punk to bang your head and let out some teen angst to. 

At 12:30am The Chillin Factory with Noah G. and DJ So Fresh So Clean presents quality hip hop analysis and dissection.

From 1:30-2:20am, it' s High Times with DJ Woo, featuring up and coming electronic artists with music that will elevate your existence.

From 2:30-3:30am RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald explores music from around the world.

At 3:30, Shortwave Report with Dan Roberts from Pacifica gives a weekly review of news stories from around the world.

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 wesufm.org/jive. 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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 Thanks - Now stay tuned for Brass & Sass.

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