Wednesday, November 11, 2015

11-11-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, November 11th, 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 tuning in! 

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

This evening, the Wesleyan Center for the Arts brings poet Eduardo Corral to the Russell House at 8 pm. On Thursday at 5 pm in the CFA Hall, new 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    

This evening 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.

The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet tonight at First Church on Court St. You can tango there on Fridays. Partners not necessary.  Call 860-347-0278 for details.

In New Haven tonight, Cafe Nine presents  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.

Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s it’s the Wednesday’s Blues Jam featuring 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. 
Tonight at Infinity Hall in Hartford  at 7 pm, the 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

Tomorrow/Thursday evening, the Veterans’ Writing Group meets at the Russell Library in Middletown. 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.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven on Thursday, 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.

Tomorrow/Thursday,  brings opening night for The Oddfellows Playhouse Jr & Teen rep Companies 2 week run of of  "Alice in Wonderland" which will continue through this weekend and next.  

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.

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

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.

Trinity College’s Cinestudio ends its run of the Disney classic "Fantasia" tonight. "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.

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 Radio Curious with Barry Vogul from Pacifica. 

Fusion Radio with James Fusion follows from 6:30 to 8, with a live mix of electronic dance music. 

From 8 to 9:30 it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce, bringing you deep underground sounds mixed live for your listening pleasure.

From 9:30 - 11pm  it's NE Tempo with DJ Berk featuring  DubStep, Drum n Bass, techno, ragga jungle, and breakbeats mixed live!

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 1 am, stay tuned for The Dungeon with Executioner Snow for a dose of loud rock and heavy metal. 

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

From 2 - 2:30 it's Cool Kids Talk About the Game of Thrones with Jack Spira. Jac, some friends and all of Ned's illegitimate children sit down for a conversation about the Game of Thrones and a song about Ice and Fire.

The Nocturnal Mom appears at 2:30 until 4am with DJ Ava Davis. Integrating stories and music by connecting songs and artists with associated memories and experience. Featuring a variety of genres and decades

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. 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. IF you missed an item in our community calendar, you can find the script online at  If you turn to WESU for music and information that you cannot find elsewhere, please help us out with a donation today during our current fall pledge drive. You can make that donation online at 

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Ear Candy with Sick Nelden!

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