Good evening, it's Wednesday, March 30th, 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. Thank you for joining us!
Now here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week: Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, Friday evening it’s the First of April and comedy rock band The Coconuts take the stage. 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 afternoon brings the International Beat Poetry Festival to the Buttonwood, and in the evening you can catch a MASTER CLASS: with Danny Green Trio on playing Brazilian rhythms in a jazz context. The Danny Green Jazz Trio will conclude the evening with a show at the Buttonwood Tree. On Sunday, it’s the Great Make Believe Society Improv Show. The International Women’s Day Art Show is on display for the month of March. New paintings by WESU DJ Bill Revill, host of Acoustic Blender, are on display at the Buttonwood Tree during the month of April. http://buttonwood.org/
Down in New Haven, tonight at Café Nine, WORDS & MUSIC take the stage. Tomorrow (Thursday), Café Nine presents KAL MARKS featuring Left and Right, Bilge Rat and Crag Mask. Early April 1st (Friday), BRUCE & LORALEE CROWDER play for the Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour and later Friday night RHETT MILLER (OF THE OLD 97S) perform with THE ZAMBONIS. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with MIKE COPPOLA AND FRIENDS. Saturday evening, THE MOUNTAIN MOVERS, STEFAN CHRISTENSEN & FRIENDS, AND PIECES OF FRUIT share a bill at Café Nine. Cygnus Radio and Cafe 9 present “The Sunday Buzz” Matinee Sunday afternoon, featuring WOLF HARBOR, PSYCHOALA and COASTAL NOTION. Sunday night, Manic Productions & Safety Meeting present ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE with Mounds and Nothing Israel to wrap up the weekend. www.cafenine.com
Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tomorrow (Thursday) evening Savage Tour presents FELLY x GYPPS for their “7TH KING TOUR.” DJ AP Supreme, Rick Gatt, Nino Scott, and Peter Sun also perform. Friday evening, you can hear TURKUAZ with Lespecial and West End Blend. Saturday night it’s THE ORIGINAL SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE DANCE PARTY with DJ Action & Marc. www.toadsplace.com
Tonight, Manic Productions present SMALL BLACK and Mission Zero at BAR in New Haven. Thursday evening, you can hear the music of BONGZILLA featuring Black Cobra, Kings Destroy and Lo Pan performing at The Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden. On Saturday, it’s April 2nd and THE MOUNTAIN GOATS featuring William Tyler (of Silver Jews and Lambchop) take the stage at College Street Music Hall. www.manicproductions.org
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight it’s the weekly Community Blues Jam hosted by Tim McDonald. Friday evening, Danny Pease and The Regulators (DPR) offer their style of “Dirty Punk Reggae” blending the style of ska, reggae, rock and hip-hop. Saturday night, you can catch Jane Lee Hooker, a blues legend tribute band. www.blackeyedsallys.com
At Russell Library here in Middletown, this evening you can catch the Great Reads Book Discussion with Hedda Kopf, meeting to talk about the book, “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena.” This and every Thursday, at 7pm, the Veterans Writing Group meets at the library. Also Thursday, the Job Group meets at 9AM for a Linkedln Photo Session. You can catch Jazz Up close with saxophonist Caroline Davis. Friday, April 1st, the Women’s Group hosts Cultural Connections, inviting women of all nationalities for chance to meet other immigrant women and help with adaptation to American culture. Saturday morning at 10 am, Tracy Nixon-Moore leads a Resume Review session. Later Saturday afternoon, the Drumming Circle with Jocelyn Pleasant meets. www.russelllibrary.org
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details.
This week at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, Friday through Sunday you can catch the performance of Bye Bye Birdie presented by the performing arts school BroadwayKids&Company. http://katharinehepburntheater.org/
Now here's a rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, tonight and tomorrow, you can catch Requiem for the American Dream, wherein, leftist social critic Noam Chomsky discusses how the concentration of wealth and power among a small elite has polarized American society and brought about the decline of the middle class. Also showing through Thursday is, Michael Moore’s new film, Where To Invade Next, exploring and confronting American values and mentalities. Opening Friday are the films The Last Man on Earth, a documentary about Apollo astronaut Eugene Ceranand, and Songs My Brother Taught Me, director Chloe Zhao’s story about two Lakota siblings from the Pine Ridge Reservation attending Little Wound High School. Showings run Friday through Sunday. www.realartways.org
Tonight, and tomorrow (Thursday) Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing 45 Years, a film about a couple's anniversary and relationship rocked by return of a long-dead fiancee. Wednesday Cinestudio opens a run of The Big Short, Oscar nominated film about the 2008 financial crisis. Saturday, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry sponsored by The Women of Gender Resource Action Center at Trinity College shows at the Cinestudio. On Sunday, it’s the opening of the 2016 April in Paris Series. L’inhumaine / The Inhuman Woman runs during the Sunday matinee, and Sunday evening, you can catch La collectionneuse / The Collector. 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 Ear Candy with DJ Sick Nelden. Hear the pop songs that get in your head and won't leave you alone.
From 6-6:30pm stick around for Your Mind Matters with Helen Evrard MD, exploring the brain conditions known as mental illness from a holistic viewpoint with guests who study them, treat them, or are affected by them
From 6:30-8, it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion offering the original and best Techno mix on the radio.
At 8pm, Mike Nyce hosts The Warehouse, showcasing the best of underground house music mixed live for your listening pleasure.
From 9:30-11pm its The Vault with DJ Anton Banks presenting the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house and leftfield mixed live. Also featuring exclusive music from international artists.
#blackmusicmatters with DJ Frau Miau and DJ Xan is on at 11pm, a show dedicated to playing music for black people by black people. Ranging from slave songs to Kendrick Lamar, this show serves as a reminder why black lives matter.
From 12:00-1:00am, it's Metal on Metal!!! with The Metal Messenger, bringing you the best in death, thrash, black, progressive...as long as it has shredding solos, its on this show.
1:00-2:00am features Nocturnal Mom with DJava, playing stories and the songs we remember them by.
From 2:30-3:30am it's Scripted Sounds with DJ Crystal Beth and Gideon Babe Howard. 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.
At 3:30 you can catch the Something Old, Something New with DJ Dazzle and DJ Aurora. In this show they explore the sounds old and new looking at musical evolution in genres and styles.
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.
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