Thursday, November 26, 2015

11-26-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday, November 26th, Happy Thanksgiving. 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:

At Cafe Nine in New Haven, tonight you Oddball Entertainment presents Ego Likeness for a night of experimental dark trip hop.  Die Sektor and The Rain Within open the show.  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 tomorrow/Friday night, 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 . Friday night CT Rapper Chris Webby takes the Toad's Place stageSaturday, there's a Bright Night: Electro-Glow

Infinity Hall, Hartford presents the legendary folk songstress Judy Collins Friday night. 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 

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:

Real Art Ways in Hartford is closed tonight:  Tomorrow/Friday RAW begins their run of Theeb, a film about Bedouins from a forgotten part of the Ottoman Empire. This runs through December 6th. Also opening Friday at Real Art Wasy is Marshland a spanish thriller about an investigation of sisters disappearance during an annual festival. On Saturday, The Internet Cat Video Festival begins at Real Art Ways and will run through December 6th.

Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio is open tonight!  Through Saturday, they are offering 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, Karen Stein fill in for Rob DeRosa with her show Imagine, offering music from around the world in the name of peace until 8pm. 

Bill Denert will be in the house for evening Jazz from 8-9:30. 

Chip Austin host of Unfocused folk stops takes over for 2 hours until 11:30 pm. 
FRom 11:30 to 1:30 stay tuned for upfront Soul.

Then it's time for The Weirding Way with guest host Cloie Logan.
After that stay tuned for People, Places and Things with Jackalope.

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 so much.  Stay tuned for Imagine Radio with Karen Stein.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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