Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Good evening, it's Tuesday, November 3rd, 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! How here’s some of what’s happening in our area this week:

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

Tonight, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, at 6pm they kick off their weekly Laughter Yoga session. That's followed by a vegetarian Pot luck. Thirsday brings Bob Gotta's Monthly Acoustic Open Mic. On Friday, the Michael Gallant Trio will perform at 8 pm. Saturday is Aligned With Source a workshop to balance the self at 10:30 am, followed by Bamboo Brush Painting at 1 pm. Noah Guthrie also performs at 8 pm on Saturday. 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

In New Haven tonight at 7pm, Cafe Nine California Guitar Trio. On Wednesday, you can catch Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice at 9 pm. On Thursday, Cafe Nine headline's Infinity Girl at 8 pm. Friday afternoon an exhibition of the photos of Haywad Gatling. Alson on Friday is the beginning of the Elm City Music Festival at 8 pm. Saturday Cafe Nine’s weekly Jazz Jam Session is with Mike Coppola, with the music festival continuing at 9 pm. Sunday is Brazilian guitar Stephen Guerra and Felicia De Santis at 3 pm. www.cafenine.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight it’s Lil Dickey at 8 pm. On Thursday they headline Blessthefall at 9 pm, along with Bollywood Night in Lilly's Pad. Friday, Joe Budden plays with G Young at 9 pm. toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s presents Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra 8pm. Wednesday’s Blues Jam features Ray Morant at 8pm. On Friday, check out guitarist Frank Varela and Upstream at 9 pm. On Saturday, it’s Nick Moss Band at 9 pm. blackeyedsallys.com

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents graduate student Cleek Shrey's Variations in the World Music Hall at 9 pm tonight. Tomorrow/Wednesday, National Book Award Winner Jainy Gordon will read from her work at 8 pm in the Russell House. On Thursday, doctor and medical researcher Joseph J. Fins discusses his new work at 8 pm in the Russell House. On Friday, choreographer Eiko Otake will continue her series "A Body in Places" at the Van Vleck Observatory at 8 pm.  On Saturday, Ghanaian master drummer Abraham Adzenyah celebrates his 46 years at Wesleyan at 3 pm in the CFA Hall, followed by a student concert at 9 pm. The “R. Luke Bubois--In Real Time” exhibit runs through December 13 in the Zilkha Gallery. Tanya Marcuse’s “Phantom Bodies” runs through December 13 in the Davison Art Center. More information at wesleyan.edu/cfa    

On Wednesday, the Russell Library presents Contemporary Voices: The African American Experience in Poetry, a book discussion series lead by Hedda Kopf at 7 pm.  On Thursday, an exhibition of original posters of WWI opens, this exhibit ends November 30th. Also on Thursday, Reader's Theater presents Parallel Lives a play by Mo Gaffney & Kathy Najimy at 7 pm. The Veterans’ Writing Group meets every Thursday at 7 pm. On Saturday is Favorite Stories and Craft Time at 10 am. On Sunday, folk musician Rick Spencer presents songs from WWI at 2 pm. 
Manic Productions brings Pentimento and Better Off to The Space in Hamden on Wednesday at 7 pm. Also on Wednesday at 8:30 pm, Black Cobra plays in the Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden. At Bar on Wednesday, Strange Talk plays at BAR at 9 pm. On Wednesday at The Space, Allison Weiss plays at 7:30 pm. On Saturday, The Hotelier and Runaway Brother play The Space at 7:30 pm. manicproductions.org

The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet 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 Thursday, it's Joshua Radin solo & acoustic at 8 pm. On Friday they headline Aztec Two-Step performing the Simon & Garfunkel Songbook at 8 pm. The Smithereens perform at 8 pm on Saturday. On Sunday, its the Free Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert featuring the 1st Company Guard Band at 3 pm. Details at infinityhall.com

On Saturday, Oddfellows Playhouse welcomes Eshu Bumpus for storytelling at 1 pm.

Peruvian artist Ivan Huerto has his first United States showing at Gallery 53, 53 Colony Street, Meriden, from November 1 - November 14. Go to www.gallery53.​org for further information. 

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

Tonight, the Common Ground Middletown Film Festival continues with "Tangerines" an Estonian film. The filmed will be screened in Chapman Hall at 7 pm. arts2go.org 

On Saturday,November 7th, Riverwood Poetry Series Presents  “Conversations that Challenge: Poetry, Race and Racism.” at the Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Av, Hartford, for a day of performances, workshops, food, and fun. Events kick off at 1pm and go into the evening. Guest artists include David Mills, Kate Rushin, Antoinette Brim, and Rickey Laurentiis. This is Free and Open to the Public Pre-registration is optional but preferred. You can register and learn more at: www.riverwoodpoetry.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight it's Real Board Games at 6 pm. On Wednesday they show "Sansho the Bailiff" as a part of the film 101 series at 1 pm. On Friday, its the Out and Out Cocktail Hour at 5:30 pm. Also on Friday, "Nasty Baby" a story of parenthood. "East Side Sushi" a film about a single mother's introduction to food culture opens on Friday. On Saturday, they present Battle Trance: an unusual combination of four tenor saxophones at 7:30 pm. "Difret" an Ethiopian Film opens. On Sunday, they show "PlantPure Nation" a documentary about a movement to promote a plant-based diet in Kentucky shows at 1:30 pm. "Finder's Keepers," a documentary about one man's fight to reclaim his lost body part, ends Wednesday. realartways.org

On Wednesday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio kicks off their 17th annual Eros Film Festival, beginning with the films "Margarita" and "With a Straw" at 7:30 pm. Alson on Wednesday they show "V For Vendetta" at 10 pm.  The Festival continues through Sunday and plays "The Bubble" on Wednesday at 7:30 pm, "Jenny's Wedding" on Thursday at 7:30 pm, and "The New Girlfriend" at 2:30 pm and "Those People" at 7:30 pm. The 75th Anniversary of Fantasia is Sunday at 2:30 and 7 pm. 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 www.wesufm.org/jive. And tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 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. Stick around for Brass & Sass!

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