Tuesday, November 17, 2015

11-17-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, November 17th, 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 Marianne O'hare; thanks for tuning in! Now here's some of what’s happening in our area this week:

Tonight, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s Crystal Bowl sound healing at 7pm. Thursday is the Cintamani Groove Jam and Super Foods at 7:30 pm. On Friday, Jeff Fuller & Friends will perform at 8 pm. On Saturday, folk group Sons of the Never Wrong play at 8 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

Up in Hartford tonight, Black-eyed Sally’s hosts Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, playing at 8pm. Wednesday’s Blues Jam begins at 8pm. On Friday, check out the On the Spot Trio with the William Thompson Funk Experiment at 9 pm. Saturday, it’s Italian Bluesman Robert Morbioli at 9 pmblackeyedsallys.com

Tonight, Manic Productions brings They bring Diarrhea Planet to The Space at 7 pm. This 

Wednesday at 9 pm, Young Buffalo plays at BAR in New Haven. Witt Lowry plays the Space in Hamden at 7:30 pm Thursday. Also at The Space on Friday, Young Rising Sons and The Mosers play at 8 pmmanicproductions.org

Tonight at the Russell Library in Middletown, Wesleyan film professor Scott Higgins will lead a viewing and discussion of Alfred Green's 1933 film "Baby Face" and pre-code Hollywood at 12 pmAlso on Tuesday storytellers/musicians Teresa Whitaker and Frank Schwartz will lead a Tellabration! event at 7 pm. On Wednesday, Hedda Kopf will lead a discussion of Claudia Rankine's Citizen as a part of the African American Experience in Poetry at 7 pm. The Veterans’ Writing Group meets every Thursday at 7 pm. Also on Thursday is Teen Tech at 3:30 pm. Acclaimed violinist Emil Alstschuler will play works at 7 pm on Thursday. On Sunday, The Hampstead Stage Company presents "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe"at 1:30 pm. www.rrusselllibrary.org

Tonight  brings the monthly Sing-A-Long at the Middletown Community Center, lead by Barbara Arafeh at 12:30 pm. 

In New Haven on Wednesday at 9pm, it's Boytoy with Laundry Day at 9pm. On Thursday, they headline Bad Sun with Stoned in America at 9 pm. Friday's Happy Hour features Cristina Harris at 5 pm. Also on Friday its George Baker Band's CD release party at 9 pm. Saturday’s weekly Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, with Mates of State playing at 9 pm. Sunday is Joe Fletcher and Elison Jackson at 8pmwww.cafenine.com 

On Wednesday at Toad’s Place in New Haven, Bryson Tiller plays with GOLD and BlayzeTheDreamer at 7 pm with a late show at 10:30 pm. On Thursday they headline Lights and The Mowgli's at 7:30 pm, along with Bollywood Night in Lilly's Pad. toadsplace.com

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents a TED talk and concert with Keith Waldrop and Rovert Ashley tonight at 9pm. This Wednesday, the Artful Lunch series continues with professor Clark Maines leading a talk through the Davison Art Center at 12 pmWriting at Wesleyan presents writer and artist Gregg Bordowitz, Wednesday at 8 pm in the Russell HouseOn Thursday, Poet Rick Barot will read at the Albritton Center at 8pm. Also on Thursday, the CFA Theater presents "Marisol" by Jose Rivera at 8 pm through Saturday. Wesleyan's Music Department and R. Luke Dubois present "Hard Data Redux" at 8 pm this Friday. The “R. Luke Dubois--In Real Time” exhibit runs through December 13 in the Zilkha Gallery. On Saturday, chamber music quartet Brooklyn Rider plays at 8pm in the Crowell Concert Hall. Tanya Marcuse’s “Phantom Bodies” runs through December 13 in the Davison Art Center. wesleyan.edu/cfa    

This Wednesday, the Middletown Commission on the Arts has its monthly meeting at 7 pm in the Municipal Building. 

The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every 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.

At Infinity Hall in Hartford this Wednesday,  Ani Difranco plays at 8 pm, the performance will be taped for TV. Wednesday is also Trivia Night at the Bistro at 8 pm. On Thursday, Lee Ann Womack plays at 8 pm. This Friday they headline Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at 8 pm. Macy Gray with special guest Valise performs on Saturday at 8 pm. On Sunday, David Sanborn plays at 1:30 pm, followed by Colin Hay and Open Mic Night at 7:30 pm. Details at infinityhall.com

On Saturday, the Middlesex Community College Department of Arts presents a series of Art Therapy workshops in Snow Hall at 2 pm.

This Sunday, the Greater Middletown Chorale will perform Gabriel Faure's "Requiem" at 4 pm in the Bethany Covenant Church, Berlin, CT.

Also on Sunday at the MAC365 Art Gallery, Snooty Garland performs at the Sunday Dinner Residency at 7 pm.

Connecticut Farmer’s Markets are closed.

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

Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, tonight they show "Difret," an Ethiopian film  and "Experimenter" a flim about psychological experiments at Yale starring Peter Sarsgaard, both playing through Thursday. On Wednesday, authors Ned and Constance Sublette will discuss their book "The American Slave Coast" at 7 pm. As a part of the film 101 series, they show "A Man Escaped" at 1 pm. On Thursday, its the November Creative Cocktail Hour at 6 pm. "Marshland" a Spanish film about the end of Franco's dictatorship starts Friday. "Of Men and War" a documentary about U.S. Veterans participating in a pioneering war trauma therapy center begins Friday as well. 

Tonight Trinity College’s Cinestudio ends its of Noah Baumbach's "Mistress America" the story of a friendship between two women and New York CityRobert Zemeckis' film "The Walk" about aerialist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the World Trade Center in 1974, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt will start Wednesday and play through Saturday. On Sunday, National Theater live presents Shakespeare's Coriolanus at 1 pm. "Rififi" a 1955 French film noir, directed by Middletownative Jules Dassin, will begin its run on Sunday at play through the next week. 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 Connecticut arts and music.

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 5am, 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.

And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can help us meet our goal and end this pledge drive as early as possible with your donation online at wesufm.org.  Thanks so much - Now stay tuned for Brass & Sass (and if you like his show, let us know by making a donation!) 

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