Friday, November 27, 2015

Friday's Jive 11-27-15

Good evening, it's Friday, November 27th, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM 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 Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.

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Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s scheduled in the community this weekend.

At Cafe Nine in New Haven, tonight's  early set features Chris Merk at 5 pm.  Later you can catch The Wagon Riders.  Cafe Nine's weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam features the George Baker Band. 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. Visit

Up in Hartford tonight, The Beehive-Queen Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez return to Black-eyed Sally's for a night of  rock'n'soul music at 9 pm. On Saturday night, The Mighty Soul Drivers play at Sally's. Visit 

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight CT Rapper Chris Webby takes the stage. Saturday, there's a Bright Night: Electro-Glow Party. Learn more at

Infinity Hall, Hartford presents the legendary folk songstress Judy Collins tonight. Saturday The Little River Band performs. Jazz & Strings with Jimmy Green takes the infinity Hall stage Sunday evening. Details at

Wesleyan Potters 60th Annual exhibit sale, a long running juried crafts show, opens tonight, and runs through December 27th. Visit

Middletown's Holiday on Main Street season will begin at 4 pm with wagon rides, music, and 3 tree lightings beginning at the South Green at 5:50 pm. Learn about these and upcoming Holiday on Main St. events at

Saturday night, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown presents the Jim Shepley and Brian May in an acoustic guitar/songwriter showcase. Food 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. Visit

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

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

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

Tonight Real Art Ways begins their run of "Theeb", a film about Bedouins from a forgotten part of the Ottoman Empire. This runs through December 6th. Also opening tonight 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. Visit

Tonight and Saturday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio is 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. Go to

For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you're not hearing it on our Jive, go to – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That's


And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05-6 pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live with Ethan and Rachel. A sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wes. Tune in for in-station sets from campus bands and recordings of up-and-coming artists' campus shows.

From 6 to 6:30pm it's Progress for the Planet w/Eric Hagen. Environmental news with a pro-green stance, including some environmentalist music from a variety of genres.
From 6:30-7pm it's the Middletown Youth Radio Project. A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - offering listeners a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues. Plus health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips.

Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee where 60% of the show is love songs of different genre. The other 40% is Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste.    
Then from 10pm - midnight, we go In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with
Dope Dave
– where downtempo
poets and acrobatic emcees weave lyricism through various soundscapes.

At Midnight until 3am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

And then, from 3 until 5am you are taken to Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who has
a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic CafĂ©
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy CaffĂ© Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am, serving up a slice of Italy every Saturday morning. You don't have to speak Italian to taste it: just relax, listen, and enjoy!

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is from Noah Baerman's Ripples featuring Noah Baerman, Kenny Barron, Jimmy Green and many others – and the selection is Ripples-for Margie. Find out more at

The written form for what you've heard on today’s jive is online at

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