Thursday, February 11, 2016

2-11-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday February 11th.  This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime 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 tomorrow (Friday), it’s Cold Duck time, where you can catch a mix of bebop, funk and traditional jazz. Saturday, the Buttonwood Tree hosts a Valentine Special for members and later in the day, you can catch the Aligned with Source guided meditation workshop. Saturday night, the 2nd Line Jazz Quartet performs. On Sunday it’s the Great Make Believe Society Improv Show at 7pm.

In New Haven, at Café Nine tonight 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 also perform this evening. Tomorrow, it’s Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour featuring CHRISTINA HARRIS; POINT BLANK, 222 and Entierro. 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 JOSH RITTER & THE ROYAL CITY BAND with Elephant Revival at College Street Music Hall. Tomorrow (Friday), you can catch Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers with David Dondero at The Space.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight you can catch LIL BIBBY & LIL HERB for a 9:00 show. Tomorrow (Friday), 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 night featuring THE ALCHEMYSTICS and DJ Mes-Zen Jah.

Up in Hartford at Black-eyed Sally’s, tomorrow brings CHRIS SMITH BAND with OVER EASY for a Friday show. 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 the University of Hartford, in the Fuller Music center, tonight it's an Evening of Guitar featuring Guitarists and Harp Players from the Hartt School.

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.

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

This Saturday, at the Senior Center in Portland, it's a talk by Green Party Presidential Candidate, DR. Jill Stein speaking on A New Society, A New Economy, It's in Our Hands. Social hour starts at noon, Connecticut Green Party speakers at 1, followed Dr. Stein speaking at 2. Call 860-919-4042 for more info. 

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

Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, you can catch the final showings of Oscar Nominated Anime Shorts and Live Action Shorts 2016. The 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.. 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 5:05-6:30pm For Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, who plays. Connecticut Connected music presented for a global audience.  Hey, It's Homegrown...want some?

At 6:30 stick around for Imagine with Karen Stein, offering peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!

Up next at 8 it’s Bill Denert Evening Jazz with a broad range of swing, bebop and experimental jazz with a sprinkling of new releases.

From 9:30-10:30pm stay tuned for UnderCover with Ali and Ben exploring the concept of inspiration through imitation in cover tunes that bridge genres and generations.

At 10:30 it’s Meet Music with DJ Rami, who presents a new artist with each show by delving into artists' backgrounds, influences, and personal stories.

From 11:30-12:30am The Weirding Way with DJ Atreides who explores the expression of thoughts through sound: a cross-genre exploration of a sonic mood with an indie/alternative focus. New soundscapes each show.

At 12:30 Hard on the Spot with DJ Matty C and DJ Nikki brings you the best new music of each week!

From 1:30-2:30am stick around for The Karl Marx History Hour with DJ Fat Marco and DJ Ninjoo Pinjoo for a history-infused radio show, in which the hosts play tracks inspired by that episode's historical figure or event.

At you can catch 2:30- R-Evolution with Hyphy and DJ Mos Def Not, presenting socially-conscious music curated by two divergent musical backgrounds. From Public Enemy to Lou Reed, they'll explore tracks that give voice to movement.

The BBC World Report takes over from 4-5am and we start each weekday off bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

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.

Thanks for listening - stay tuned for a stiff dose of Homegrown with Rob DeRosa!

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