Good evening, it's Tuesday, March 31st, 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.
I’m Marianne O’Hare, Producer of CHC Radio
Now here’s some of what’s going on in our area this week.
Tonight at 7, at the Russell Library in Middletown, Joe Flood discusses his upcoming premier multi-media event on three Middletown composers, Reginald deKoven, Henry Clay Work, and Edward Barrett. Tomorrow/ Wednesday they’re screening “2001 A Space Odyssey” at 7. A discussion follows the film. The Veterans Writing Group meets every Thursday at 7. On Saturday at 10 you can learn the art of Zentangle with Pam Hartz Miller. Visit http://www.russelllibrary.org for details and information on more community activities
Manic Productions brings you Kind of Like Spitting, The City On Film, and more tonight at the Space in Hamden. Tomorrow/ Wednesday, Manic presents Dinowalrus, Glamour Assassins, and Terrible Roars take at Bar in New Haven. http://www.manicproductions.org
In New Haven tonight, at Cafe Nine, you can catch 10 String Symphony and The Teaspoons at 9. On Wednesday Shel and Olive Tiger take the Café stage. Thursday they’ve got Roger Street Friedman and Seth Adam. On Friday, it’s Wess Meets West, Ports of Spain, Fishing The Sky, and Grace Notes at 9. Saturday afternoon’s Jazz Jam session is with Mike Coppola and Friends, and at 9:30 Manic Productions and Fistful of Jokes present Eugene Mirman and Andrew Donnellyhttp://www.cafenine.com
Also Tonight, in New Haven, Toad’s Place, rapper Curren$y headlines a bill featuring Tone Eyeful, Keyz Royal, Marquise Green, and Dutch The Dreamer. Tomorrow/ Wednesday they bring you New Found Glory and the Sleep When I Die Tour. Thursday it’s Break Science, Marvel Years, and Vibe Street. On Friday, WYBC Radio presents Ante-Fling featuring Giraggage. On Saturday, Lost Soles Productions brings you The Spring Fling Sneaker Show, with a sneaker raffle, custom demonstrations, and a door prize. www.toadsplace.com
Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights, Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. Their weekly Wednesday night Blues Jam will be hosted by Ed Bradley, this week. On Thursday, it’s Slacker’s Union playing cover tunes. On Friday, enjoy the Xy Eli & D. Smith Blues Band with a Tribute to Muddy Waters. On deck for Saturday is West End Blend, a West Hartford Afro-Funk/Hip-Hop Jam Collective aiming to fill the dance floor.www.blackeyedsallys.com for more.
Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts holds a reception for Week Two of the Senior Thesis Exhibition at the Zilkha Gallery this Wednesday at 4. At 8, Asian Cultural Senior Advisor Ralph Samuelson performs music on the Japanese flute, followed by a performance with dancer choreographer Eiko Otake. Check the website for location. On Thursday at noon dancer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston discuss their exhibition “A Body in Fukushima” at the Mansfield Freeman Center. The Spring Senior Thesis Dance Series happens this week from Thursday through Saturday. The multimedia solo performance “Ida” is presented in CFA Courtyard. Senior choreographers present a collection of new works at the Patricelli Theater. A Senior Music Recital by Oluwaseun Odubiro, “Flies Flucht,” occurs at Crowell Concert Hall on Friday at 7.
Details at http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.
Writing at Wesleyan presents poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips this Wednesday at 8 at Russell House. He’s the recipient of the 2013 Pen/Joyce Osterweil Award and a contributor to The New Republic and The New Yorker. A reception and book signing follow the talk. http://www.arts2go.org
This Wednesday at noon, the Hartford Public Library presents an author talk on “The Pianist of Willesden Lane” a show based on the book “The Children of Willesden Lane” that will run through April 26 at Hartford Stage. Author and piano virtuoso Mona Golabek is featured, and shares the true story of a Jewish musician’s survival in World War II. http://www.hplct.org
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Partners not necessary. Call 860-347-0278 for details.
A spiritual/psychic development and meditation circle is offered every other Wednesday at 6:30 at Healing in Energy Wellness in Essex. Details athttp://www.healingnergywellness.com
At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, on Thursday it’s Open Mic with Bob Gotta at 7. Friday they’ve got acoustic/pop performer Alec Chambers at 7. The Aligned with Source workshop series with Annaita Gandhy continues this Saturday at 10:30. This week’s theme is Living in Divine Order. At 1, there’s a Free Poets Collective Open Mic, hosted by Andrea Barton, with featured poets Lisa Taylor and Brenda Krosnicki. The Doug White Quintet takes the stage later at 8. Sunday’s worship service at 10 is with Rev. Ronnie Bantum and at 11 with Pastor Sandra Steele. Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday at about 1 p.m. Help prepare the meal at First Church on Court Street at 11:30. Next Monday morning at 10:30 the Hearing Voices Network meets.http://www.buttonwood.org
There’s an opening reception on Friday at 7 for the new exhibit “The Wandering Uterus II” at the Mac 650 Art Gallery on Main St. in Middletown. Diverse fine art and media pieces from ten female Connecticut artists are presented. http://www.arts2go.org
At Infinity Hall in Hartford, they bring you Moondance, “The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Show,” this Friday at 8. On Saturday the Boston Comedy Festival presents Best of the Fest! with Jim McCue, Al Park, Dave McDonough, and Danny Boulger at 8. All details athttp://www.infinityhall.com
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, they continue their run of “Living is Easy with Eyes Closed,” about a Spanish English teacher who takes a road trip in 1966 in hopes of meeting John Lennon. It continues through Thursday. Also continuing is “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem,” about an Israeli woman seeking divorce from her manipulative husband. Their film series Cinema 101 presents a one-time matinée screening of “The Magnificent Seven” on Thursday at 1. The GAZE happy hour occurs this Friday at 5:30. Also on Friday, they open a run of “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,” about a Japanese woman who believes she can find buried money revealed in a treasure map from the movie “Fargo.” It runs through the weekend.www.realartways.com.
Trinity College’s Cinestudio, ends their run of “Timbuktu,” tonight. It’s a political film about resistance to the jihadist takeover of a region in northern Mali. Tomorrow/ Wednesday they begin a run of “Mr. Turner,” a movie biopic of the 19th century English artist J. M. W. Turner. It runs through Saturday. On Sunday they open “Girlhood,” a French coming-of-age film about a young Muslim girl growing up in the poverty-ridden suburbs of Paris. www.cinestudio.org.
Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:
Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for Wild Wild Live with DJ Hibiki and DJ Rachie for a sneak peak into the live music scene at Wesleyan.
At 8pm stay tuned for The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, a weekly show featuring the area’s finest artists and musicians of every genre.
From 9-10:30pm DJ Babelfish fills in for Dj Cheshire Cat’s Wonderland.
From 11:30-12:30am its Thinking out Loud with DJ Stinky, a Contemplation through music and audio art.
At 12:30am Fictive Sound with DJ LN presents a new soundtrack on each show inspired by an adored novel.
From 1:30-2:30am its The Blast Zone with Baggins and the G-O who will journey, drill, grab, sing, and banter our way through the wild world of sports.
From 2:30-3:30am stay tuned for Occupy Radio from Pacifica, An extended conversation about the issues which gave rise to the Occupy Movement.
3:30-4am it's The Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation
That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive
Stay tuned for Wild Wild Live with Rachie and Hibiki