Good evening, it's Tuesday, March 8, 2016 and 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.
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Now here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week:
Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tonight (Tuesday), The Connecticut Songwriters Association presents a workshop on The Business of Being a Creative Musician: Publishing, Royalties & Taxes with Bill Pere. Tomorrow (Wednesday) evening, electric gypsy tribal jazz band The Grays, take the stage. Friday evening listen to seasoned comics and new voices with the Comedy Night featuring Darren Sechrist & Friends On Saturday; it’s a morning class of Transitional Tai Chi followed by the Aligned with Source mediation, this week guided by spiritual and holistic healer Annaita Gandhy. Saturday evening, you can catch the Kris Allen Quartet for an evening of jazz at the Buttonwood. Sunday brings the International Women’s Day Art Show reception, a collective women’s art show on display for the month of March. http://buttonwood.org/
Right now, at Russell Library here in Middletown, you can catch the Job Coaching workshop until 8:30pm and tomorrow to practice interview skills. also topnight, The Russell Library hosts Telling Voices: Stories in Movement. This and every Thursday, The Job Group meets mornings for a chance to network with other job seekers and professionals and the Veteran's Writing Group meets in the evening. On Friday, it’s the monthly book sale. Saturday morning features a Resume Review session with Tracy Nixon-Moore and a Dance Fitness Class at 10:30. Saturday evening, the Ensemble Schumann plays music for an oboe, piano and viola trio. www.russelllibrary.org
Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight (Tuesday) Emily B with Chris Cretella, Mike Paolucci, and Subsonic Stimulus Package take the stage. Tomorrow (Wednesday) night, it’s the comedy open mic hosted by Dan Rice. On Thursday, Manic Productions and Café Nine Present surrealist garage-punk band, Le Butcherettes with The Dead Ships and Eureka the Butcher. This Friday’s Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour is with Americana/Country artists Stefanie Harris Austin and Calvin Decutlass, front man of the Country Rockers. Friday evening, Relative Souls with Someone You can Xray and Catalina Gonzalez & friends play at the Nine. The weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends. Saturday evening you can catch Dead City Riot with the Oddbodies and The Chore Boys. Rounding out the week it’s “The Sunday Buzz” with The Jovial Crew playing sons of the sea, pub and shore. www.cafenine.com
Also, Down in New Haven, Tonight (Tuesday), Manic Productions in New Haven presents Dr. Dog with Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts at College Street Music Hall. Tomorrow (Wednesday), Cindertalk with Naytronix and Young Nudist perform at BAR. Saturday evening you can catch Grammy Winner Lucinda Williams and Buick 6 at College Street Music Hall. www.manicproductions.org
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday's Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material; in front of a live audience. Tomorrow brings Black Eyed Sallly's long running weekly Community Blues Jam, hosted by Gene Donaldson, this week. Thursday evening, it’s the second night of Strange Creek “Battle of the Bands”. This event runs for the next 3 Thursday’s. Friday evening at Black-Eyed Sally’s it’s the Frank Varela Trio playing blues, jazz and funk. On Saturday, 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute Band, Start Making Sense recreate the music of the famous new-wave music band. www.blackeyedsallys.com
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details.
Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, this Thursday, it’s the album release of Earthside. Performances also by Wess Meets West, Head With Wings and Wayward City. Friday evening, you can hear Shakedown and The Dead and Beyond with Kazoo Crew Family Band and Cabin Fever. Sunday evening, Twiddle and Strange Machines perform. Candyland rounds up the week with music at Toad’s Place. www.toadsplace.com
This month, Real Art Ways hosts the 5th CT Printmakers Invitational exhibition, Multiple Impressions featuring 23 artists who use a variety of printmaking processes. Also open this month, is the exhibition, Keleti Station. Artist Alina Gallo has painted a life-sized egg tempera mural directly on the walls of Real Art Ways depicting a train station in Budapest where thousands of Syrian and Afghan refugees were stranded in route to Germany during 2015. The mural is open through April. This Saturday, the exhibit Desperate Cargo by Syrian artist and architect Mohamad Hafez opens and runs through April. http://www.realartways.org/
The Red Hot Chili Pipers, a scotish bagpipe tribute to the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers takes th einfinity Hall Norfolk stage tomorrow (Wed) night at 8pm. Friday night at infintiy Norfolk, you can catch the americana stylings of Asleep at the Wheel and Saturday night Big Bad Voodoo Daddy takes the stage at Infinity Hall, Norfolk. Friday night at Infinity Hall Hartford, you can catch the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular and Saturday night the Deer Tick Acoustic Tour stops at Infinity Hartford. www.infinityhall.com
This week, here in Middletown, brings the opening of Oddfellows Playhouse's production of A Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s classic farce re-imagined with circus acts, clowns, masks and careening confusions! Opening night is this Thursday, March 10th and the production runs through March 19th. All shows start at 7:30. Pay What You Can performances, which allow audience members to set their own ticket price, are scheduled for Thursdays, March 11 and 17. Tickets are available through TicketLeap, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 860-347-6143. The show is appropriate for all ages.
Now, here's a rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, Through Thursday, you can catch 2016 Best Foreign Film Nominee. Embrace of the Serpent. This film encompasses no fewer than nine languages and four decades in the Amazon, telling the story of devastating the consequences of western colonialism. Showing as a matinee on Thursday, it’s screwball comedy, Bombshell, about a film star trying to escape it all, only to find herself deeper into the world of acting and pretense. Opening on Friday at Real Art Ways is The Wave, an intense environmental thriller set in a popular tourist town in Norway. www.realartways.org
Tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing Amy, the 2016 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary chronicling the life of R&B singer Amy Winehouse. Opening Thursday with showings through the weekend, Cinestudio shows Carol. Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s book about a love affair between two women, Carol stars Cate Blanchet and Rooney Mara. www.cinestudio.org
Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an extra long Spring Break Edition of Acoustic Blender with Bil Revill until 8pm. Bill plays rotos american music and features a comprehensive concert calendar as well as regular ticket giveaways, instudio performances and interviews. Stick around!
At 8pm, J-Cherry hosts The Voice of the CITY, a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.
From 9:30pm until 2:30am stay tuned for a whol elot of obscure radio on Radio Obscura Gone Wild Spring Break Style as Paco Winebox and Joe McCarthy strectch the limits of tradio to an obscure extreme.
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 Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill.