Tuesday, December 15, 2015

12-15-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, December 15th, 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!

I'm Marianne O'hare. I hope you’ll take your relationship with WESU one step further by supporting our Fall 2015 community pledge drive. WESU depends on listener support for over a third of our annual budget and we need our listeners to do their part to keep this community station on air! Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. We’ve hit the homestretch with just under $2,000 left to meet our needs for this year. Donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge 

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

Down in New Haven tonight, Café Nine brings the Dudley Farm String Band, with Ben Mikula and Jacob Green. Tomorrow/Wednesday, it’s A Sonic Simon Comedy Christmas Miracle w/  Tyler Sonnichsen & Sean Simoneau. Thursday, Gasoline Therapy takes the Café Nine stage, with the James Mauri Four and Bedroom Rehab Corporation. Friday’s Weekly Wind-down Happy Hour at 5 features Snake Hill Blues. That’s followed at 9 by Jesse Malin, Dead Heavens and Don DiLego. Saturday’s Jazz Jam session is with Tony Dioguardi and Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by The Hempsteadys, Rusty Things, and The Screw-Ups. The Sunday Matinee at 3:30 features The Chryslers, followed at 8 by a holiday edition of Drag Queen Bingo with Robin Banks. www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford, tonight at Black-eyed Sally’s, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra continues to work out new material, show at 8pm. Thursday, the Charlie Allen Band plays, and is followed by a Country Jam! Bring your fiddle or just get up on stage and stretch your lungs! Friday brings the XY Eli Band with special guest Peter Greenfogel Jazz Quartet: billed as some blues, some jazz and some dancing funk. Saturday, The Primate Fiasco, a project based out of Northampton MA,  combines old timey Dixie Jazz with modern groove/funk/improv music. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Back in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tonight you can catch Laughter Yoga followed by Crystal Bowl sound healing from 6 to 7. Friday at the Buttonwood brings the Coconuts, New England's Legendary Comedy Rock Band. Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, it’s the Aligned with Source guided meditation workshop. Sunday, Joe Fonda performs with Carlo Morena from Italy on Piano and Felix Lecaros Herrera from Chile on drums. www.buttonwood.org.

The Tom Sanders Band will be performing at June's Outback Pub in Killingworth tonight. Call (860) 663-1292 for more details.

Tonight at the Russell Library, its Christmas Tales. You can join in singing Carols and making holiday crafts at 6:30 pm.

Manic Productions brings several shows to New Haven venues this week, including Golden Bloom with The Sun Parade and Laundry Day at Bar in New Haven tomorrow/Wednesday; Knuckle Puck, with Seaway, Light Years, and Salitter at The Space in Hamden on Friday; and Silverstein and Senses Fail, with Hundredth and Capsize, on Saturday at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven. www.manicproductions.org.

The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet tomorrow/Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details.

On Thursday at Oddfellows Playhouse, auditions for the production of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors are open to ages 12-19 and take place at 6 pm.

At Infinity Hall Hartford this Thursday night you can catch Eileen Ivers performing Joyful Christmas. Then Friday brings Kashmir - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute Band to the Infinity Hall stage. Details at infinityhall.com

The Veterans Writing Group meets at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Russell Library in Middletown. www.russellibrary.org

In New Haven at Toad’s Place, on Friday and Saturday, it’s Kung Fu and Friends, the fifth annual Toys for Tots spectacular. www.toadsplace.com

Middletown’s holiday on main street 2015 activities continue through Saturday. Complete details and added activities are published online at holidayonmain.com

Sat. Dec. 19th  there will be a Democratic Debate watch party from 8:30 to 11 PM at Taino Smokehouse in Middletown.  for info check www.berniesanders.com  and

Search 06457 under "events" link.

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

Tonight, Wesleyan and the Russell Library will wrap up their series "Pre-code Hollywood" with a screening of Dames, directed by Ray Enright and Busby Berkeley in 1934, at 12 pm in the Goldsmith Family Cinema. 

Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways tomorrow/Wednesday, its Other Peoples Stories at 7:30 pm. you can catch Heart of a Dog, directed by Laurie Anderson, until the end of its run on Thursday. Also on Thursday, The Wonders, an Italian film about a family of beekeepers living in stark isolation will end its run. On Friday, The Winding Stream, a documentary about the legendary Carter Family and Appalachian music will begin its run with a Q & A with the director at 7 pm. On Sunday, a showing of the film will be followed by a bluegrass jam at 1:15 pm. More info at 

Trinity College’s Cinestudio ends its run on Thursday of Hitchcock/Truffaut, a documentary about an interview between the two legendary filmmakers. The film features interviews from Hollywood legends like Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa. On Friday and Saturday, they will screen the audio-visual tour-de-force Baraka, a film whose creator travelled six continents to capture human and natural life. On Sunday, they present the Bolshoi Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker, followed by a run of America's most cherished holiday film, It's a Wonderful Life, directed by Frank Capra. More information and showtimes at 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 wesufm.org/jive. 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 wesufm.org.  Thanks so much - Now stay tuned for Brass & Sass (and if you like the show, let us know by making a donation!) 

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