Good evening, it's Tuesday, January 19th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming, here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers a diverse program of NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Each night and weekend WESU offers the best in free-form community programming. Thanks for joining us!
I'm Marianne O’Hare, producer of Conversations On HeathCare.
Now here's a rundown some of what’s happening in our area this week:
Here in Middletown, tonight (every 1st & 3rd Tues), The Buttonwood offers a session of Laughter Yoga at 6 followed by a vegetarian potluck. Every third Tuesday, Laughter Yoga is followed by Crystal Ball Sound Healing at 7:30pm. Thursday night Cintamani hosts a night in the spirit of kirtan, world music, and superfood treats. Friday night brings an evening of creative music and experimental jazz to the Buttonwood, with three groups: Jump Italiano, Matlock & Rhodes, Duo and Zachary Rowden. Saturday mornings, the Aligned with Source guided meditation workshop happens from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Buttonwood Tree. Saturday night Seat of Our Pants offers contemporary acoustic folk and The DeChamplains present a special Tribute to Duke Ellington and celebrate the release of their new CD. www.buttonwood.org .
Also happening here in Middletown, tonight, Bill Ryczek will discuss his latest book, Connecticut Grid-iron: Football Minor Leaguers of the 1960s and 1970s. His illustrated talk will be at 7:00 pm in the Hubbard Room at Russell Library. www.russelllibrary.org
Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight there’s a triple bill with TREADWELL, Do it for your heroes, and Lighthouse. Wednesday, at Café Nine, JEFFERY BROUSSARD & THE CREOLE COWBOYS bring their authentic RnB-infused Zydeco to the N ine. Thursday night, Café Nine offers Instrumental hip hop with MURK DADDY FLEX from Athens, GA, plus the MC stylings of Old Self, and a set by Parlay Droner. Friday’s Weekly 5pm set is w ith Frank Critelli, this week. Later Friday night at The Nine, GOAT HERDER, Toranavox, and VRSA make for a night of loud rock and roll. Saturday morning Café nine hosts the SCHOOL OF ROCK MADISON SHOWCASE. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam session is with George Baker and friends at 4:30. Later Saturday night you can catch the SHELLYE VALAUSKAS EXPERIENCE, FIELD DAY, and THE HICKUPS. Sunday afternoon at Café Nine, LAST MINET and Telegram Scam take the stage for a 4pm show and DRAG BINGO WITH DIXIE NORMOUS at 8pm. www.cafenine.com
Up in Hartford at Black-eyed Sally’s, tonight, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material. Wednesday brings the long running Black-eyed Sally’s weekly Community Blues Jam, hosted by TOMMY WHALEN, this week. Friday Night, the CHARLIE ALLEN BAND plays country at Sally’s. Saturday night brings BIG MEAN SOUND MACHINE fusing afrobeat, garage rock, funk, and dub rhythms. www.blackeyedsallys.com
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details.
Tomorrow, Wednesday night, Manic Productions presents a bill featuring What Moon Things, Dirty Dishes, and Stove at Bar in New Haven. Thursday night MANIC PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS Chairlift and THE//MOON at Space in Hamden. Saturday Night Manic presents Ratatat and Hot Sugar at The College St Music Hall in New Haven. Manic is back at The Space on Sunday with Torres, Zanders, and Reduction. www.manicproductions.org.
In New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Friday night brings BIG JIM’S WINTER BASH featuring The Craft Band, Ice Flowers, Mama Kettle, Midnight Fusion, Murray the Wheel, Prospect 27, Reality Bomb, Seventh Sign, Siksay Band, Soldiers of Solace, and the Touro Blues Band. Sat at Toads there’s a BRIGHT NIGHT: ELECTRO-GLOW PARTY featuring Electronic music DJs. www.toadsplace.com
Joshua Davis of Maroon 5 takes the stage for a solo show This THURSDAY, at Infinity Hall, Hartford. Infinity Hall Norfolk offer roots folk, country, and bluegrqass with the Steel Wheels and special guest Switch Factory on Thursday as well. There's more Bluegrass at Infinity Hall Norfolk on Friday night when The Gibson Brothers with Special Guests the Zolla Boys take the stage . At Infinity Hall Hartford, Friday night they’ve got Rider’s on The Storm. Saturday night at Infinity Hartford you can catch Cracker unplugged. Details at www.infinityhall.com
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, through Thursday, for a 4th week, they continue their run of: Janis: Little Girl Blue about the life of late rock legend Janis Joplin. Also continuing through Thursday is: Mustang, a film about five free-spirited sisters in rural Turkey. This weekend at Real art Ways brings an opportunity to see Boy and The World, opening on Friday. And In Jackson Heights begins its run on Saturday. www.realartways.org
Through Wednesday Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing INGRID BERGMAN IN HER OWN WORDS, a new Documentary from Sweden. Opening Thursday at Cinestudio is INSPIRED TO RIDE which follows a handful of cyclists as they race unsupported in the inaugural year of The Trans Am Bike Race, an antithesis to events like Tour de France and Race Across America. www.cinestudio.org
Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU: (note there may be variations due to winter break for students at Wesleyan)
Right after the Jive, stay tuned for:
Right after the Jive, stick around for 3 hours of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill offering 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.
From 10:30-11:30, DJ Malik 1 FAM stops by for an hour of underground hip hop
From 11:30- 2:30 Franco Liseo is in the house for a unique mix of vintage disco, funk and Italian pop music!
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.
Now stay tuned for three hours of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill!