Thursday, November 19, 2015

11-19-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday, November 19th, 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 JCherry, producer and host of VOICE of the City, Tuesday from 8-9pm, showcasing live and local music, arts and culture. Okay! Now here's some of what’s happening in our area this week:

In New Haven tonight at 9pm, Cafe Nine presents Bad Sun with Stoned in America at 9pm. Friday's Happy Hour features Christina Harris at 5pm. Also on Friday it's George Baker Band's CD release party at 9pm. Saturday’s weekly Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, with Mates of State playing at 9 pmSunday is Joe Fletcher and Elison Jackson at 

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight it's Lights and The Mowgli's at 7:30 pm, along with Bollywood Night in Lilly's Pad.

Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it's the CintamaniGroove Jam and Super Foods at 7:30pm. On Friday, Jeff Fuller & Friends will perform at 8pm. On Saturday, folk group Sons of the Never Wrong play at 8pm. Food Not Bombs sereves food outside the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday at about 1pm. Help prepare the meal at First Church on Court Street at 11:30am. The Hearing Voices Network meets weekly on Monday morning at 10:30.

Tonight and every Thursday at the Russell Library, The Veterans’ Writing Group meets at 7 pm. Also on Thursday is Teen Tech at 3:30 pm. Acclaimed violinist Emil Alstschuler will play works at 7 pm on ThursdayOn Sunday, The Hampstead Stage Company presents "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe"at 1:30 .

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents Poet Rick Barot to read tonight, 8pm at the Albritton Center. Also on Thursdaythe CFA Theater presents "Marisol" by Jose Rivera at 8 pm, with performances through Saturday. Wesleyan's Music Department and R. Luke Dubois present "Hard Data Redux" at 8 pm thisFriday. The “R. Luke Dubois--In Real Time” exhibit runs throughDecember 13 in the Zilkha Gallery. On Saturdaychamber 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.

Manic Productions brings Witt Lowry to the Space in Hamden in New Haven at 7:30pm tonight. Also at The Space on Friday, Young Rising Sons and The Moser play at 8pm.

This Friday Up in Hartford at Black-eyed Sally’s, you can check out the On the Spot Trio with the William Thompson Funk Experiment at 9 pmSaturday, it’s Italian Bluesman Robert Morbioli at 9pm.

At Infinity Hall in Hartford 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

You can tango every Friday at First Church on Court St. Partners not necessary.  Call 860-347-0278 for details.

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 MAC650 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 it's the November Creative Cocktail Hour at 6pm. "Experimenter," a film about psychological experiments at Yale, starring Peter Sarsgaard, has it's final showing tonight.  "Difret," an Ethiopian film, also ends tonight."Marshland" a Spanish film about the end of Franco's dictatorship, starts Friday. "Of Men an War" a documentary about U.S. Veterans participating in a pioneering war trauma therapy center begins Friday as well. 

Tonight at Trinity College’s Cinestudio,  Robert Zemeckis' film "The Walk" about aerialist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the World Trade Center towers in 1974, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays through Saturday. On Sunday, National Theater live presents Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" at 1 pm. "Rififi" a 1955 French film noir, directed by Middletown native Jules Dassin, will begin its run on Sunday at play through the next week.

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

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, playing Connecticut Connected music presented for the global audience for 13 years

From 6:30-8pm it's Imagine with KAren Stein inviting you to listen to the music from around the world and around the block.

At 8, it's Evening Jazz with Bill Denert, bringing you a broad range of swing, bebop, and avante garde with a few new releases, where "Hearing is the best experience."

9:30-10:30, it's an hour of UnderCover with Ali and Ben, bridging genres and generations and exploring the concept of inspiration through imitation.

From 10:30-11:30, stay tuned for Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam, featuring local hip hop artists and ross the region with tracks from mainstream artists not usually played on radio. 

At 11:30, it's an hour of The British are Coming with DJ Babelfish, exploring British music one region at a time not limited to a specific time or genre.

At 12:30, it's High Tide with DJ Johnny Tsunami.: The tide is high and you know what that means... new waves! Wax down your board and ride the tide along the best post-punk/new wave jams from the 1970s and 1980's. 

From 1:30-2:30, you can catch The Weirding Way with DJ Atreides. With new soundscapes each show, it's the expression of thoughts through sound in a cross-genre exploration of a sonic mood with an indie/alternative focus.

From 2:30-4, it's Evolution of Soul with DJ XAN playing everything from Al Green to D'Angelo, Nao and even house music with a soul-like sound.

The BBC World News follows at 4, and we start your day bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5 am.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at 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  Thanks so much - Now stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa (and if you like his show, let us know by making a donation!) 

No comments:

Post a Comment