Good evening, it's Thursday, April 14th, 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. Thanks for joining us!
Now here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week:
Tomorrow, Friday evening here in Middletown at the Buttonwood Tree, you can check out Don MInott and High Voltage Reggae Band. On Saturday; it’s a morning class of Transitional Tai Chi followed by the Aligned with Source meditation guided by spiritual and holistic healer Annaita Gandhy. Saturday evening, La Hot Jazz & Co starts off their 2016 season with an introduction of songs off their new album. http://buttonwood.org/
Friday evening Cyprus Restaurant in Middletown hosts musical guests, the The Mighty Soul Drivers. http://www.cypressgrill.com/
Tonight, down in New Haven at at Café Nine, Fernando Pinto Presents LAS CAFETERAS with Jose Oyola and Maricamerica at Cafe Nine. The Friday Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour features BUZZ GORDO’S SKI LODGE and later Friday evening Fernando Pinto Presents JANE LEE HOOKER, The Naked Heroes and Catalina Shortwave. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends. Saturday evening, you can catch PAINTED ZEROS with Witch Hair, Izzy True and Pug as they perform. This week, “The Sunday Buzz” Matinee at Cafe Nine hosts the Elm City Folk Festival. www.cafenine.com
Tonight, in Hamden, Manic Productions with Arc Agency and The Space present Yuck, with Saintseneca and Little Scream for an evening of punk, garage-band rock, and folk music. On Saturday, Ghost and Tribulation perform at College Street Music Hall, hosted by Manic Productions, Redscroll Records and Irockradio. Sunday evening, you can catch the show Esperanza Spalding Presents Emily’s D+Evolution at College Stree Music Hall, hosted by Peremier Concerts and Manic Productions. www.manicproductions.org
On Friday at 7pm at First Church in Middletown you can experience “Everything is Connected—An evening of stories—most true, many weird”, an evening of artful, playful, funny, and deeply moving storytelling with Peterson Toscano who explores the serious worlds of gender, sexuality, privilege, religion, and environmental justice. On Saturday April 16th 12pm at South Congregational Church, in Middletown, Peterson Toscano offers “A Discussion-driven performance” a new type of presentation that includes discussion right from the beginning. Think of it as the Q&A session coming up front where the audience’s questions and interests determines the content of the presentation. This will be a unique, intimate presentation with plenty of room for your own input or simply sit back and watch the discussion unfold. (860)346-6657 for info.
This Friday at Toad’s Place in New Haven, WYBC ANTE FLING featuring rappers Junglepussy & Speedy Oritz with Rizzla, Naytronix and 99Sublime perform. On Sunday, you can catch Ro James and JR Castro with Ru Williams, Elisha Richards, Kendall, J-Delice and Kaeli Rose at Toad’s Place, presented by Hot 98.7. www.toadsplace.com
Friday in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight Bella’s Bartok with Rhythm Inc. play bohemian folk punk. On Saturday, you can catch blues singer Sari Schorr with special guest Chris Bergson. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Friday at The Space in Hamden, musical guests Sam Woolf, Como Brothers, Sarah Barrios and Dylan Brady play blues, pop, rock, indy, and folk. On Saturday, it’s an All Ages Open Mic and rounding out the week on Sunday, Sadistik, Ceschi, Mega Ran, Weerd Science (of Coheed & Cambria), and early adopted share the bill at The Space. http://www.thespacect.com/
Tonight, The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, you can listen to pop, folk, rock and punk from musician Griffin House. On Saturday, the Kate hosts a screening of the Met in HD, this week featuring the opera Roberto Devereux. http://katharinehepburntheater.org/
This Saturday at Real Art Ways in Hartford, The Curtis Brothers Quartet & Orice Jenkins featuring Grammy winning bassist Luques Curtis and award winning pianist Zaccai Curtis return to thier hometown to play Jazz at Infinity Hall.
Every Thursday at Russell Library in Middletown, the Veterans Writing Group meets at 7pm. Also this Thursday at Russell Library you can catch acoustic duo Route 202 featuring award-winning musicians Thomasina Levy and Robert Brereton. Saturday morning at 10 am, Tracy Nixon-Moore leads a Resume Review session. Later Saturday afternoon, it’s Shakespeare On Screen, a film series event with Richard Alleva, this week showing The Tempest. www.russelllibrary.org
Saturday morning, the Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents Ideas that Move: A Conference In Honor of Mark Slobin, followed by an evening concert. Saturday afternoon, it’s the fifth annual community event, The Big Draw: Middletown, a invitation for all members of the community to celebrate drawing with workshops for people of all skill levels. http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/
Now here's a rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
This evening, up in Hartford at Real Art Ways,you can catch Where to Invade Next, a film from political provocateur Michael Moore presenting an expansive, subversive comedy confronting the pressing issues facing America today. Showings through Sunday. Also playing tonight is the film Valley of Love, a story about an estranged couple who travel to Death Valley after receiving a letter from their deceased son. On Friday, Louder than Bombs, starring Isabelle Huppert, Gabriel Bryne and Jesse Eisenberg opens at Real Art Ways and plays through Sunday. Also screening Friday to Sunday is the film, Take Me to the River, a drama about a queer californian teen at trying to stay above the fray during his Nebraskan family reunion. www.realartways.org
Tonight at Trinity College’s Cinestudio, it’s Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story, a documentary on adult film star Chuck Holmes, who brought issues of the LGBT community into the mainstream public eye. The latest Coen Brothers adventure Hail, Caesar! stars Josh Brolin as a Hollywood ‘fixer’ who keeps actors’ vices and scandals underwrap on his search for a kidnapped start and subsequent encounters with different employees of the Hollywood studios. Hail Ceasar! plays until Saturday. On Sunday, you can catch Where to Invade Next at Cinestudio. www.cinestudio.org
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Ear Candy featuring Sick Nelden. Hear the old, hear the new, hear the songs that get in your head and won’t leave you alone.
From 6-6:30 it’s "All About" with Isabel and Emily. Each episode they feature a guest comes who talks about a topic they love.
Fusion Radio with James Fusion follows from 6:30 to 8, with the best Techno mix on radio.
From 8 to 9:30 it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce, bringing you deep underground sounds mixed live for your listening pleasure.
And at 9:30, it's NE Tempo with DJ Berk. Serious Turntablism featuring Dubstep, DnB, Ragga Jungle and Breakbeats mixed live since 1998.
From 11 to midnight, stay tuned for #blackmusicmatters with DJ Frau Miau. Dedicated to playing music by black people for black people. Ranging from slave songs to Kendrick Lamar, this show serves as yet another reminder why black lives matter
At midnight to 1, The Dungeon with DJ Reaper keeps the music loud with Black Metal, Doom Metal, Thrash Metal, US Black Metal, Blues Metal and other metal of the ages.
At 1 it’s an hour of Nocturnal Mom, Stories and the songs we remember our mothers by.
From 2 – 2:30 it’s Scripted Sounds. 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.
From 2:30 to 4 it’s Background Sounds with DJ Sonia and DJ Aurora. A weekly context-focused exploration of regional American music featuring exclusive interviews and discussions aiming to illuminate the larger socio-political climate of the music played.
The BBC World News follows at 4, and we start your day bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5 a.m.
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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