Tuesday, February 9, 2016

2-9-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday February 9th.  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 (Wednesday) The Grays play their second set of electric gypsy tribal jazz. Friday night, 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 m editation workshop. Saturday night, the 2nd Line Jazz Quartet performs. On Sunday its the Great Make Believe Society Improv Show at 7pm. www.buttonwood.org

Down in New Haven at Café Nine tonight it's ATLAS BLOOM, The Not Mikes and Eddy Crash performing at 9:00. On 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. www.cafenine.com 

Tomorrow (Wednesday) night, 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. www.manicproductions.org.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, on 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. www.toadsplace.com

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-Jab. http://www.pacificstandardtavern.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-eyed Sally's, tonight it's FAT TUESDAY IS HERE!! an all day party featuring southern and cajun cuisine, stilt walkers, Mardi Gras beads, face painting, and a performance by Rivercity Slim & the Zydeco Hogs at 7:30. MICHAEL PALIN'S OTHER ORCHESTRA also plays this evening. Tomorrow (Wednesday) brings the long running Black-eyed Sally’s 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. www.blackeyedsallys.com

All evening in Hartford, it's city-wide Mardi Gras celebration with brass bands making surprise appearances all over the town. You can catch the final show featuring the Hartford Hot Several Brass Band, the Boycott Brass Band and the Expandable Brass Band 7pm at Real Art Ways. www.realartways.org

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

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

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

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

Tonight, Wesleyan University Center for the Arts hosts a talk by contemporary Chilean playwright and director Guillermo Calderón. Friday, Choreographer Kota Yamazaki's company Fluid hug-hug performs the New England premiere of OQ, inspired by Japanese rengawww.wesleyan.edu/cfa

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 run through Thursday. Films In the Shadow of Women and Aferim! open Friday. Rounding out the weekend is the Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts 2016. www.realartways.org 

Tonight Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing Paolo Sorrentino's new film Youth Starring Micael Caine and Harvey Keitel about two artists ending their career and contemplating success, loss and mortality. On Sunday, Suffragette featuring Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter begins it's run in the theater. www.cinestudio.org

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, stick around for Brass & Sass with DJ Thrasher featuring a wide range of mostly New Orleans based jazz, big band jazz, blues and R&B artists from the 1920’s to the present.

At 6pm stay tuned for a new show, Long Distance Club with Kaitlin and Kotaro who select a text or artwork  as a point of discussion, in relation to contemporary issues of philosophy and culture.

From 6:30-8:00, it's time for 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. On tonight's program Roots musician Shawn Taylor will be live in the studio with Bill."

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.

10:30-11:30pm The Laugh Infection with DJ Willie Zabar presents a comedy program showcasing standup from established comedians as well as original sketches and other on-air shtick.

From 11:30pm-12:30am Food Court Friends with Sierra Mist and Orange Julius offers an hour of punk and pop punk to bang your head and let out some teen angst to. 

At 12:30 you can catch an hour of The Chillin Factory with Noah G. and DJ so Fresh So Clean providing quality hip hop analysis and dissection.

At 1:30 Rhyme and Reason with DJ Tanner and Yung 2 Centz craft a playlist inspired by preselected poems.

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 Brass & Sass with DJ Thrasher!

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