Wednesday, February 10, 2016

2-10-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday February 10th.  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 Ben Michael. 

Now here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week:

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree tonight, The Grays play their second set of electric gypsy tribal jazz as part of their spring residency at The Buttonwood Tree. Friday night at the buttonwood, it’s Cold Duck time, where you can catch a mix of bebop, funk and traditional jazz. Saturday morning, the Buttonwood Tree hosts a new Tai Chi class followed by the Aligned with Source guided meditation workshop series. Saturday night, the 2nd Line Jazz Quartet performs. On Sunday it’s the Great Make Believe Society Improv Show at 7pm.

Down in New Haven, at Café nine tonight it's ATLAS BLOOM, The Not Mikes and Eddy Crash performing at 9:00. Tomorrow (Thursday) you can see DRINKDEEPLY'S SALOON SINGER SHOWCASE featuring Chrissy Keegan, Eugene Gallagher, Tim Payson, Krizta Moon and Shawn Taylor. On their Farewell For Now Tour!, HUNTER VALENTINE and Glamour Assassins perform Thursday. This Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour features CHRISTINA HARRIS; POINT BLANK, 222 and Entierro perform Friday evening. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends. Later, Saturday night, you can catch NEW HAVEN REMEMBERS DAVID BOWIE: THE LATER YEARS. Sunday evening at Café Nine it's VALENTINES DAY LOVE LOUNGE. 

Tonight, Manic Productions in New Haven presents KURT VILE AND THE VIOLATORS with Xylouris White at the College Street Music Hall. Later Wednesday evening, THE SOFT MOON and Landing take the stage at BAR. JOSH RITTER & THE ROYAL CITY BAND with Elephant Revival play Thursday night at College Street Music Hall. Friday evening, you can catch THE SLACKERS, The Hempsteadys and The Screw-Ups at The Ballroom at The Outer Space n Hamden.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tomorrow (Thursday) night you can catch LIL BIBBY & LIL HERB for a 9:00 show. On Friday evening, it's the YALE BLACK SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE feat. MICK JENKINS. 

Lucius Dylan Prolyte Productions presents a One Love Valentine's Jam at Pacific Standard Tavern on Crown Street in New Haven Friday featuring THE ALCHEMYSTICS and DJ Mes-Zen Jah.

Up in Hartford at Black-eyed Sally’s, tonight brings the long running weekly COMMUNITY BLUES JAM hosted by BRANDT TAYLOR. CHRIS SMITH BAND with OVER EASY play Friday evening at Black-eyed Sally's. On Saturday, you can catch the VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATION WITH LATANYA FARRELL for a 9 o'clock show. Rounding out the week, it's VALENTINES DAY & THE MUSIC OF JAMES TAYLOR.

Don Minott & Special Guests will bring a night of roots reggae to Sully's Pub in Hartford this Saturday, show time at 9.

At Russell Library here in Middletown, The Veteran's Writing Group continues to meet every Thursday at 7pm. For the next three Saturday's, you can catch T'ai Chi lessons, 10:30-11:30. Also this Saturday, Russell Library presents presents Phil Klein - The Dog Listener and a workshop on understanding and training your dog, Saturday 2-4 in the Hubbard Room.

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

On display right now at the Wesleyan Potters Gallery shop in Middletown is their new themed jewelry show: Rock & Roll.

On Friday, Wesleyan University Center for the Arts hosts choreographer Kota Yamazaki's company Fluid hug-hug for the New England premiere of OQ, a performance inspired by Japanese

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

Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, you can catch Oscar Nominated Anime Shorts and Live Action Shorts 2016 showings tonight and tomorrow. Films In the Shadow of Women and Aferim! open Friday. Rounding out the weekend is the Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts 2016. 

Tonight Trinity College’s Cinestudio Suffragette starring Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter shows tonight and tomororw (Thursday). The Danish Girl featuring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander about the first gender reassignment surgery opens Friday and continues through the weekend. On Sunday, it's a Valentine's Day Showing of Casablanca.

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU: as we work our way through the our new Spring Schedule

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Ear Candy featuring Sick Nelden. Hear the old, hear the new, hear the songs that get in your head and won’t leave you alone.
From 6-6:30 it’s "All About" with Isabel and Emily. Each episode they feature a guest comes who talks about a topic they love. 

Fusion Radio with James Fusion follows from 6:30 to 8, with the best Techno mix on radio.

From 8 to 9:30 it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce, bringing you deep underground sounds mixed live for your listening pleasure.

And at 9:30, it's NE Tempo with DJ Berk.  Serious Turntablism featuring Dubstep, DnB, Ragga Jungle and Breakbeats mixed live since 1998.

From 11 to midnight, stay tuned for #blackmusicmatters with DJ Frau Miau. Dedicated to playing music by black people for black people. Ranging from slave songs to Kendrick Lamar, this show serves as yet another reminder why black lives matter

At midnight to 1, The Dungeon with DJ Reaper keeps the music loud with Black Metal, Doom Metal, Thrash Metal, US Black Metal, Blues Metal and other metal of the ages.

At 1 it’s an hour of Nocturnal Mom, Stories and the songs we remember our mothers by.

From 2 – 2:30 it’s Scripted Sounds. From the classics to indie movies, Scripted Sounds plays a variation of movie soundtracks to show how music and moving image can work together harmoniously.

From 2:30 to 4 it’s Background Sounds with DJ Sonia and DJ Aurora. A weekly context-focused exploration of regional American music featuring exclusive interviews and discussions aiming to illuminate the larger socio-political climate of the music played.

The BBC World News follows at 4, and we start your day bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5 a.m.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at 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 Ear Candy featuring Sick Nelden!

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