Tuesday, May 17, 2016

05-17-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, May 17th. 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. Week nights and weekends, WESU offers the best in free-form community programming. Thanks for joining us!

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Here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week: 

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tonight (Tuesday), you can catch a session of Laughter Yoga followed by a Vegetarian Potluck. Friday evening, CT State Troubadour Kate Callahan takes the stage at the Buttonwood Tree. Fellow Singer-songwriter Davey O. shares that bill.  On Saturday morning, The Buttonwood offers a class in Transitional Tai Chi at 9:15 am followed by the Aligned with Source meditation at 10:30am. This Saturday evening, The Buttonwood presents a special show that has been dubbed The French-American Connection. The night features creative music with: Christophe Rocher (France) on Clarinets -Joe Fonda on Bass, and Harvey Sorgen playing Drums. The group combines French and American jazz cultures in a creative, new way. http://buttonwood.org/

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, you can catch musical guests BIRTHING HIPS, TIFFANY'S HOUSE,  PIECES OF FRUIT, and SHIRESE for a creative night of pop, noise, and rock. Tomorrow/Wednesday, Café Nine hosts the 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour of the THE MURDER JUNKIES. PUSS and Intercourse open that evening of fun. Thursday evening, Manic Productions Presents JAIMOE'S JASSSZ BAND with The Saint James Trio at Cafe Nine. Café Nine’s early 5pm set on Friday, features Country favorites from the husband & wife team of Bruce and Lora Lee Crowder. Friday night Fernando Pinto Presents Elm City Steam Punk Festival featuring WALTER SICKERT & THE ARMY OF BROKEN TOYS, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, and Frenchy & The Punk. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends this week and begins at 4:30pm. Saturday evening, Manic Productions & Cafe 9 Present KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS. The Tet Offensive and Mr. Airplane Man are also on that bill. Sunday afternoon, “The Sunday Buzz“ Matinee features SULTANS OF STRING (WITH SITAR MASTER ANWAR KHURSHID) and is hosted by Cygnus Radio and Cafe Nine. Sunday evening, OFF THE TRAX KINDRED QUEER takes the Café Nine Stage. www.cafenine.com

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight/Tuesday evening, French Montana takes the stage. Friday night, SHAKEDOWN plays the music of THE (Grateful) DEAD AND BEYOND at Toad’s Place. The Hound and Voodoo open that show.www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday evenings, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material on stage. Tomorrow/Wednesday’s weekly community blues jam at Sally’s will be hosted by Tommy Whalen. Friday night Black Eyed Sally’s presents musical guest Erin Harp and the Delta Swingers. Saturday night, brings the New England Blues Harmonica Showcase featuring DARRELL NULISCH, CHERYL ARENA, and THE KOSHER KID backed by The SMOKING HOT DANNY DRAHER BAND! www.blackeyedsallys.com

Serving the communities of Middletown, Cromwell and Portland, One Book on the Riverbend annually offers a book for the community to read and discuss. For full details on each event and for late additions to the line-up, you can visit https://onebookriverbend.wordpress.com/ or their Facebook page. This year's book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Tonight at 6 pm The Russell Library in Middletown offers a screening of the 1962 film, Starring Gregory Peck.   Saturday is National Read-a-thon Day, with activities from 10am-5pm in Middletown at the Middlesex County Historical Society Mansfield House on Main St.

Tonight night Russell Library presents: “Meet your new teen librarian”. Teens and parents are invited to drop by the Teen Area for pizza, ice cream, and other refreshments and meet YOUR Teen Librarians. You can find out about the exciting new programs being offered to teens and explore the teen area.   No registration required. The Veteran’s writing group meets at the Library on Thursday evenings at 7pm Thursday night, you can also catch a program about Biagio “Max” Corvo of Middletown, who was a true hero of World War II. Saturday, Russell Library’s Shakespeare on screen: film series with Richard Alleva presents Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood, a 1957 adaptation of Macbeth.   www.russelllibrary.org

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

Tomorrow/Wednesday night at Bar in New Haven, Manic Productions presents an Elison Jackson album Release Show.  Grubby Little Hands and Lea open that show.   On Saturday, Manic presents Jimkata, Broca's Area, & Joon at The Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden.  http://www.manicproductions.org/

Thursday night at the Oakdale in Wallingford, brings the CTNO Best of 2016 Bash where
winners from CTNOW Hartford and New Haven, along with the Connecticut Music Awards, will come together to celebrate the best of all things Connecticut!  The event Features red carpet photos, food and drink sampling, live performances from Connecticut’s local music scene and more! www.Ctnow.org

Now here's a rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways, is showing Dough, an endearing cross-cultural dramedy about an old-school Jewish baker struggling to keep his dying business afloat in London. Also on screen though Thursday at RAW is, Tale of Tales,  where John C. Reilly and Salma Hayek lead a cast in this baroque fantasy that invites Game of Thrones comparisons.  www.realartways.org 

Through Wednesday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio, continues their run of Yasujiro Ozu’s classic film, Embrace of the Serpent, which tells the timeless story of a widowed father who is cared for by his only daughter, filmed during the American occupation of Japan.  Thursday night, Cinestudio begins a run of Eye on the Sky, billed as a black comedy / thriller that makes a political statement.  www.cinestudio.org for details. 

This Saturday, Russell Library’s Shakespeare on screen: film series with Richard Alleva presents Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood, a 1957 adaptation of Macbeth. www.russelllibrary.org

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for three hours of Acoustic Blender with
Bill Revill.

At 8pm, it’s time for Voice of the City, with J-Cherry spotlighting local arts and culture with live performances and interviews.  

At 9pm, Make way for Radio Obscura, who’s hosts insist your eyes won’t believe what you hear on their show!

From 10:30 – 11:30 Stay tuned for the final episode of The Laugh Infection with Willie Zabar, who has been bringing comedy to WESU listeners for 4 years!

DJ Harrisa is in the house after that from 11:30pm until 1:30 am. Hopefully he shares some of his great music arabia with us!

DJ Woo wraps up a season if Hii Times and focusing in electronic music from 1:30-2:30 when it’s time for…. Covering the Beatles with Al Robinson.

The Short wave report brings you news from around the world at 3:30 before the BBC World news comes your way at 4am. 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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Now stay tuned for Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill!

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