Wednesday, November 25, 2015

11-25-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Wendsday, November 24rd, 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 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!

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

At Cafe Nine in New Haven, tonight you can catch Dean Falcone's Annual Thanksgiving Vomitorium at 8pm. On Thanksgiving night, Oddball Entertainment presents Ego Likeness at Cafe Nine. Friday's early set at The Nine features Chris Merk at 5 pm.  Later Friday night, you can catch The Wagon Riders.  Cafe Nine's weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam features the George Baker Band this week. Later Saturday evening, Wise Old Moon plays a 9 pm show. Sunday, Cafe Nine presents a benefit for the Milford Food Bank featuring The Lost Riots at 3 pm. This is followed by Jak Tripper live on stage at 8pm.

Up in Hartford tonight, it's the Wednesday’s Blues Jam featuring Tim McDonald at 8pm. On Friday, The Beehive-Queen Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez return to Black-eyed Sally's for a night of  rock'n'soul music with  at 9 pm. On Saturday night, The Mighty Soul Drivers play at Sally's. 

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight, Deep Banana Blackout take the stage at 8pm. On Friday, Chris Webby plays Toad'sSaturday, there's a Bright Night: Electro-Glow

Also here in Middletown, Wednesday, at the Russell Library in Middletown the Otakus youth anime club meets at 7 pm. The CT Poetry Society will hold its monthly meeting at 6 pm on Wednesday at Russell Library and The Veterans’ Writing Group meets Thursday evenings. The library's WWI poster exhibition, closes on November 30th. 

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

You can tour the Wadsworth Mansion every Wednesday afternoon from 2-4pm. Tea is served the second Wednesday of every month.

Infinity Hall, Hartford presents Eight to the Bar Wednesday evening Friday infinity headlines Judy 
Collins. Saturday The Little River Band stops at Infinity Hall, HartfordJazz & Strings with Jimmy Green takes the infinity Hall stage Sunday evening. Details at

Wesleyan Potters 60th Annual exhibit sale, a long running jurried crafts show, opens this Friday, and runs through December 

 Tanya Marcuse’s “Phantom Bodies” runs through December 13 in the Davison Art Center at Wesleyan. The “R. Luke Dubois--In Real Time” exhibit runs through December 13 in Wesleyan's Zilkha Gallery. More information at    

On Friday, Middletown's Holiday on Main street season will begin at 4 pm with wagon rides, music, and 3 tree lighting's at 5:50 pm. for details.

Saturday night, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown presents the Jim Shepley and Brian May acoustic guitar songwriter showcaseFood Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree at about 1 pm on Sundays. You can help prepare the meal beforehand at First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am. The Hearing Voices Network meets weekly on Monday morning at 10:30. 

Manic Productions brings Twiddle and Oktopus to the College Street Music Hall in New Haven this Saturday at 8pm.

This Sunday at 4 pm, Reader's Theater and Heritage Commons present 'Copenhagen' a play by Michael Frayn at Heritage Commons in Middletown.

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford: the Basque film, "Flowers/Loreak" wraps up tonight. This is the story of three women, three lives altered by the mere presence of bouquets of flowers. "Of Men and War" a documentary about a dozen combat veterans starting anew in a pioneering war-trauma therapy center also finishes its run this evening. Nasty Baby, a film about modern parenthood in Brooklyn staring Kristen Wiig continues its run at Real Art Ways On Friday they begin their run of Theeb, a film about Bedouins from a forgotten part of the Ottoman Empire. This runs through December 6th. On Saturday, The Internet Cat Video Festival begins at Real Art Ways and will run through December 6th.

Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio ends its run of "Rififi"  the classic noir film filmed in 1955, directed by Middletownative Jules Dassin. Tomorrow/Thursday through Saturday Cinestudio screen's Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece, "Rear Window."  On Sunday, National Theater live presents Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at Cinestudio at 1 pm. "Finder's Keepers" a documentary about recovering a lost body part runs opens on Sunday and 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 offering half hour interviews on a 
curiously wide array of topics concerning life and ideas.

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.

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, its 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. We will discuss issues related to third wave feminism in the news and also play an eclectic collection of music by women artists.

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

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 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 Ear Candy!

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