Good evening, it's Tuesday, February 16th. 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 Bill Denert!
Now here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week:
Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tonight it's Laughter Yoga at 6pm, followed by Crystal Bowl Sound Healing at 7:30. Thursday, Cintamani and KaleYums play a Groove Jam session of world music. On Friday you can catch An Evening of Music with Ashley Hamel and Orice Jenkins. Transitional Tai Chi and the weekly Aligned with Source guided meditation workshop happens this Saturday at the Buttonwood. Saturday evening, Don White, a story teller-comedian-author-troubadour-singer-songwriter brings a blended performance to the Buttonwood stage. www.buttonwood.org
Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight it’s a performance by Jean Claude Trans/AM and Disco Teen 66. Tomorrow (Wednesday) it’s Words & Music, a monthly event full of local & touring musicians, writers, poets and comedians. On Thursday you can see Henry Flower, Phemale and Verdigrls. This Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour at Café Nine features Travis Moody for a solo performance. Friday evening Mission Zero, Bearstronaut and Superhuman Happiness rock the house. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friend. Later Saturday night, you can catch Bent Knee, Ports of Spain, Kindred Queer and Olive Tiger. Sunday matinee features artists Sam Perduta, Daniel Eugene and Xavier Serrano while Sunday evening showcases the bands Crunk Witch, If Jesus Had Machine Guns, The Forest Room and Sketch the Cataclysm. www.cafenine.com
At Toad’s Place in New Haven, The Arc Agency Presents: Loner Chic for their Record Release Party for this Friday evening. Pinegrove, Milkshakes and The Sleep Cozies also play. Rounding out the weekend, The Helium Brothers play hot bluegrass jams and cool country rock.
Tonight, the Pacific Standard Tavern in New Haven hosts Steal Your Funk: featuring Jordan Giangreco and Jen Durkins. Greener Grounds with Tweed play Thursday and Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan perform Friday. On Saturday you can catch music from Black Rock Social.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) night, Manic Productions in New Haven presents Kurt Vile and the Violators with Xylouris White at the College Street Music Hall. Also 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 in Hamden. www.manicproductions.org
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Tuesday nights host Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra as they get funky and work out new material. Tomorrow (Wednesday) brings the long running weekly Community Blues Jam with Tommy Whalen. On Friday, Paul Gabriel Blues Band performs electric blues. Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez will be at Black-Eyed Sally’s on Saturday. www.blackeyedsallys.com
This Thursday, it's the 5th Connecticut Printmakers Invitational exhibition, Multiple Impressions. The February Creative Cocktail Hour in Hartford will host an artist reception from 6-8 with music provided by artist Tang Sauce. The Hartt School and Real Art Ways co-present the Bang on a Can All-Stars for a Saturday Performance. On Sunday, curator musicians Joe Morris and Stephen Haynes freely improv music for a show created in real-time.
At Russell Library here in Middletown, you can check out The Job Group, Thursday mornings for a chance to network with other job seekers and professionals. The Veteran's Writing Group continues to meet every Thursday at 7pm. T’ai Chi lessons are held for the next two Saturday's. Also this Saturday, Russell Library presents the Steve Liskow Writing Workshop – Characters Create Story. www.russelllibrary.org
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details.
Tomorrow (Thursday), Wesleyan University Center for the Arts hosts Richard S. Field in Cutting Remarks II, a talk on the intricacies and problems of cutting techniques used in 15th and 16th century fine art. Thursday, Special Collections and Archives present Passion and Power, Prints and Text: German Books in the Age of Dürer. Sunday you can catch a show of Stan Scott and Friends performing old and new songs of emigrants, soldiers, mystics and laborers.
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 Live Action and Documentary Shorts 2016. Showings through Thursday. Films Aferim! and A War open Friday and run through the weekend. www.realartways.org
Tonight Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing the movie classic, Casablanca. Tomorrow (Wednesday), the Oscar nominated film Brooklyn starring Oscar nominee Saorise Ronan, about an Irish emigrant moving to New York in the 50’s, opens and with viewings through Saturday. On Sunday, it’s a showing of the recently restored Chimes at Midnight. www.cinestudio.org
Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of Brass & Sass with Zoë Thrasher, featuring a wide range of hot jazz, blues, and R&B of artists from the New Orleans scene.
From 6-6:30pm stick around for The Production Report with Kiley and Allis reporting the entertainment industry news, deliver predictions, review new movies and shows, and interview industry professionals.
From 6:30-8, it’s Acoustic B with Michael Benson, offering contemporary folk along with a mix of blues, jazz, world music and movie soundtracks.
At 8pm, J-Cherry hosts The Voice of the CITY, a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.
From 9:30-10:30pm, Radio Obscura with Joe McCarthy and Paco Winebox, telling you: you won't believe your eyes.
At 10:30, The Laugh Infection with DJ Willie Zabar, a comedy program showcasing standup from established comedians as well as original sketches and other on-air shtick.
Sleep Paralysis is on from 11:30 to 12:30 with Sierra Mist and Orange Julius bringing you an hour of punk and pop punk to bang your head and let out some teen angst to.
From 12:30-1:30am, it's the Chillin Factory with Noah G. and DJ So Fresh So Clean bringing you quality hip hop analysis and dissection invariably favoring and promoting music which provides the form of "chill".
1:30-2:30am features Hiigh Times with DJ Woo, playing you the sounds of tomorrow and featuring up and coming electronic artists to elevate your existence.
From 2:30-3:30am it's Covering the Beatles with Al Robinson, taking a trip forwards and back through the magic of the Beatles. Expect discussion on the musical themes of peace, love and salvation.
At 3:30 you can catch the Shortwave Report with Dan Roberts, a weekly review of new stories from around the world.
BBC World news comes your way from at 4 and then we begin tomorrow’s broadcast day 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 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 Brass & Sass with DJ Thrasher.