Good evening, it's Tuesday, July 12th. 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 talk radio programs from NPR and Pacifica as well as independent and local sources. Weeknights and weekends we bring you 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:
Here in Middletown, The Free Weekly Tuesday night Summer Sounds Concert Series at Harbor Park, overlooking the Ct River, features Moto, playing reggae and Caribbean favorites. Full details at www.arts2go.org
At the Russell Library in Middletown tonight, they are offering an adult coloring session. The Russell Readers also meet tonight. Their theme for the summer is 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. Family Game night happens this Wednesday, with board games and more at The Library. The Veteran’s Writing Group meets Thursday night at 7. Summer hours are now in effect at The Russell library. Tthey are now opening daily at 10 except for Wednesdays, when they open at 1 p.m. Visit the website for more information on the new hours, and on additional programs and activities for all ages. www.russelllibrary.org
Tonight brings more loud music to Cherry Street Station in Wallingford with a show featuring Fever Dreams, The Oddbodies, Honch, and Ultra City. On Friday you can catch Sirius Fades, Fiction, Whiskey and the Martyr, A Mirror's Embrace and The Callouts. Find Cherry Street Station on Facebook or call (203) 265-2902 for info. www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation
Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, you can catch Curtis McMurtry, Pat Dalton, and Jeff Przech (sounds like Per-check) sharing a bill. Tomorrow (Wednesday), you can catch The Muffs and Jacques LeCoque. Thursday Café Nine pre sents Fiction alongside Mother Tongue. Friday’s early set brings you Lynn Malavolte & Friends at 5pm. Milton takes the stage at 7. They’ll finish out the night with a third show on the Café 9 stage this Friday, featuring We Can All Be Sorry and Spillway. Saturday’s afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, this week. Richie Ramone takes the Cafe Nine main stage later at 8pm Sat night. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features The Naomi Star, followed by an evening show featuring Ourselves, Alone, and Spokecard. www.cafenine.com
Up in Hartford Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight brings Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra on stage for their weekly gig. Tomorrow, Wednesday, it’s the Community Blues Jam, hosted by Gene Donaldson, this week. On Thursday, at Black Eyed Sally’s, The West Hartford Jazz Jam, hosted by James Antonucci, features artists from the greater Hartford area. Friday’s headliner is the Marks Brothers Band, with dance-able and inspired rock-n-roll. On Saturday Texas song man Darrell Nulisch takes the Café Nine stage. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Manic Productions presents Guided by Voices and Miracle Legion at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven on tonight. Tomorrow/ Wednesday, it’s Sonny &The Sunsets, Fred Thomas, and Zero Years at Bar in New Haven. Saturday they bring Miracle Legion and Winterpills to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. http://www.manicproductions.org/
There’s free music at noon in Hartford on Wednesdays in Constitution Plaza through September. This week the “Audio Feed,” Lunchtime Music Series features performer is Orice Jenkins. Full info at www.hartford.com
On Wednesday nights in Hartford you can enjoy The Elizabeth Park Rose Garden Summer Concert Series, which features The Zydeco Hogs this week. Rain date is Thursday. Information at www.elizabethpark.org
The Music at the Mansion Summer Series continues this Wednesday at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown. Grounds open at 5:30, with the concert at 6:30, and this year they’re adding food trucks. This week’s they feature the Hartford Jazz Orchestra. www.wadsworthmansion.com
In New Haven, the Thursday night hip Hop show featuring DESIIGNER / DROOP POP has been cancelled. Refunds are being offered. This Friday, Toad’s presents Shakedown, playing “The Dead and beyond”, The Kazoo Crew Family Band, and more. On Saturday, it’s Big Jim’s Birthday Bash, with a whole list of performers including The Craft Band, Indoor Living, Karmic Justice, Reality Bomb, the Siksay Band, Tetra and more! Check the website for details at www.toadsplace.com
The Greater Hartford Jazz Festival marks its 25th year this week, returning to Bushnell Park on Friday with performances by The Bronx Conexión, Jonathan Butler, and Gerald Albright. Saturday’s artists include Jeff Bradshaw, Marcus Anderson, and more, and they finish out Sunday with Marcus Young, Carl Allen & The Art of Elvin, and the Hartford Legacy Jazz Orchestra. Full details at www.hartfordjazz.org
Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree Friday night, you can catch some jazz with The Sean Clapis Trio. On Saturday morning Annaita Ghandy’s Aligned with Source workshop theme, this week, is Willingness. Saturday night, Mary Ellen Lonergan brings her jazz vocals to the Buttonwood stage. The July art exhibit is “Faces, Places and Things” by Middletown artist Tom Humphreys. http://buttonwood.org/
You can research your Civil War ancestors on line this Saturday with the Internet Geneology Research Group, meeting at 9:30 at the Godfrey Memorial Library on Newfield St. in Middletown. Preregistration is requested. Details at www.arts2go.org
Connecticut’s Farmers' Markets are going into full gear now. Here in Middletown you can you can support local famers and get nutritious home-grown goods on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the long running market at the South Green on Old Church Street from 8am-1pm. On Fridays, The Middletown North End farmers market happens on Main Street outside Its Only Natural Market. For times and dates, as well as info on the many more in our area you can visit www.ctnofa.org
Now here's a rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues their run of “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble,” through Sunday. Through Thursday, you can catch “Therapy for a Vampire,” a lite tale of romance, psychobabble, vanity, and the pursuit of plasma set in 1932 Vienna. On Friday they open “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” a combination road comedy/coming-of-age film about a foster child being raised in the New Zealand countryside. Also opening on Friday is: “My Love Don’t Cross That River,” a Korean film about the twilight days of a centenarian couple and the love they shared for a lifetime. It runs through the weekend. www.realartways.org
Now on Screen at Trinity College’s Cinestudio is “A Bigger Splash,” an Italian psychological thriller about the intrigue that ensues when an injured rock star meets her former manager on a volcanic island. This month’s First Thursday screening at Cinestudio features the new French Film, "PARIS 05:59 (THEO AND HUGO DANS LE MÊME BATEAU)" where a couple falls in love at first sight at a party and spend the night together in Paris. On Friday they open “Sing Street,” an Irish film about the ups and downs of a group of young musicians hoping to be heard. It runs through the weekend. Details at www.cinestudio.org
Now, here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:
Right after the Jive, stay tuned for three hours of Disco and Dance music with Franco who’s filling in for Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill.
From 8-9pm its time for J-Cherry’s Voice of the City, spotlighting local arts and culture.
From 9-10:30pm Radio Obscura will do their best to melt your brain with their experimental radio antics and shticks.
At 10:30 its an hour of underground hip hip with DJ Malik1Fam on Underdogs Edge
at 11:30, every Tuesday night this summer, Upfront Soul with Sanguine Fromage offers Funk, soul, and jazz, plus sprinklings of R&B, gospel, and hip-hop.
From 1:30-2:30am RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald takes you on a tour across borders and genres, introducing you to music from far flung places and sometimes from right in your own backyard.
From 2:30-3:30am All Mixed Up with Peter Bochan from Pacifica Presents a collage of great music and current events soundbites.
BBC World report comes your way at 4 am and 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.
Stay tuned, now, for 3 hrs Disco and Dance music on Franco’s’ Studio 54
That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. If you missed anything, you can find the written version 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.