Good evening, it's Tuesday, August 16th, 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 lineup of talk radio featuring NPR and Pacifica as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends we bring you the best in free-form community programing. Thanks for joining us.
I’m Marianne O’Hare, Producer of Conversations on HealthCare…
Now, here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week:
On Tuesday evenings, here in Middletown at Harbor Park, you can catch the Summer Sounds Weekly Concert Series overlooking the CT River. Tonight, Bootstrap takes the stage playing rock and soul favorites. Concerts are free and open to the public and begin at 7pm. Rain venue is South Church. Details at www.arts2go.org
Tonight (Tuesday), at the Russell Library in Middletown, at 6:30 there a class for adults interested in Origam. There’s a Cultural Connections Women’s Group on Wednesday at 5:30, welcoming immigrant women. English fluency not required. There’s Teen Art Bootcamp on Wednesday at 6, and at 6:30 they offer Teen Tech Help. You can bring your devices and have teens teach you how. On Thursday they have Fairy and Gnome Houses for All Ages at 6, and the Veterans Writing Group meets on Thursday at 7. Check the website for more information on the new hours, as well as additional programs and activities for all ages.
Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, you can catch The Institution, Catalina Shortwave, and Band of Druthers. Tomorrow (Wednesday) you can catch Pleasure Gap, Du Vide, Stuffed Up, and Straight to VHS. On Thursday Fond Han takes the Café Nine stage, appearing with Pug. The 5 pm Set on Friday features Calvin Decutlass, Stephanie Harris Austin, and Paul Panamarenko, Café Nines Friday night main event features The Batture Boys, and Joe Flood. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, and later on Saturday they headline Vinyl Cape, appearing with Ceschi, ZakG, and more. On Sunday, Cygnus Radio & Cafe 9 present "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee with Jeff Przech & The Outfit, followed by the Manic Productions presentation of Gringo Star and Rudeyna at 9 to round out your weekend. www.cafenine.com
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it’s Jazz on Tuesday nights Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material on stage. On Wednesday it’s the Community Blues Jam, hosted by Gene Donaldson this week. It’s more jazz on Thursday with the West Hartford Jazz Jam led by Pete McGuiness. Friday brings you reggae with The Equalities. Saturday’s special event is the Northeast Blues Guitar Summit, featuring nationally recognized talent including The Bruce Katz Band, Matt Stubbs, and more. www.blackeyedsallys.com
There’s free music at noon Wednesday at Constitution Plaza in Hartford presented by their Lunchtime Music Series, “Audio Feed.” This week’s featured performer is Canyon. Full info atwww.hartford.com
Manic Productions brings you Bent Knee, Hnry Flwr, and The Tet Offensive at Bar in New Haven on Wednesday. On Sunday, they’ve got TJ Miller and The Meticulously Ridiculous Tour, along with Kate Miller and Nick Vatrerott, at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven.http://www.manicproductions.org/
Friday, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, you can catch, singer/songwriters Kerri Powers and Eric Lichter. On Saturday morning Annaita Ghandy’s Aligned with Source workshop happens at Harborpark this Saturday at 10:30 am. On Saturday night, trumpeter Nick Di Maria and Spectre take the stage, with ska, punk, jazz, and more. On Sunday at 5 there’s a reception to open the August art exhibit of works by Sicilian native Sal Italia. Full details athttp://buttonwood.org
At Toad’s Place in New Haven, on Friday, they headline Trina. Saturday’s show is the Summer Slamfest 2016. www.toadsplace.com
The Hartford Steel Symphony, a Caribbean steel band, performs this Thursday at 6 pm at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford. This event is free to the public. www.chs.org
Cherry Street Station in Wallingford brings you The Main Event this Friday. On Saturday, it’s a Benefit for Ray & Allison. You can find Cherry Street Station on Facebook, or call (203) 265-2902 for info.
The fifth annual Trinidad-style Caribbean Carnival happens this Saturday in Middletown at Harbor Park from 1-9 pm, brought to you by the Trinbago American Cultural Explorers. The event features Headline music acts include Baba Shanter and Lava Rebel with many others in performance throughout the day. Plus Vendors on-site, limbo contests, and live steel drumming ensembles. 860.818.0678 for more Information and find Details at www.arts2go.org
The sixteenth annual Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival happens on Saturday at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford from 8 am to 4 pm. Celebrate Asian culture with music and dance, food, a martial arts expo, dragon boat races, and more. http://www.riverfront.org/
Connecticut’s Farmers' Markets are in full gear now. Here in Middletown you can you can support local farmers 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:
Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways has extended their run of “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” a combination road comedy/coming-of-age film about a foster child being raised in the New Zealand countryside. Also continuing is “The Kind Words,” an Israeli comedy following Jewish siblings on a road trip to learn about their real father. Both run through Thursday. On Friday they open “Life, Animated,” the story of how a challenged young boy and his family discover a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in classic animated Disney films. Also opening is “Little Men,” a contemporary story of life-defining friendships that develop in the midst of familial turmoil. Both run through the weekend. www.realartways.org
Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues its Wim Wenders film series all week, screening “Paris Texas” tonight, “The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick” on Tuesday, “Wrong Move” on Wednesday, “The American Friend” on Thursday, “Wings of Desire” on Friday, “Buena Vista Social Club” on Saturday and a Director’s Cut version of “Until the End of the World” on Sunday. Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org
The Hartford Free Summer Movies series offers “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” this Friday at Bushnell Park. Details atwww.bushnellpark.org
Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:
Right after the Jive, Stay tuned for three hours of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, for an eclectic selection of new and older folk, Americana, bluegrass, blues and other music that has a roots influence with a concert listing at 7pm and frequent concert and festival ticket giveaways.
From 8-9pm The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry is a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.
From 9-10:30pm its time for Radio Obscura, whose hosts claim your eyes won’t believe what you hear on their show.
At 10:30 it’s an hour of underground hip hop with DJ Malik-1Fam (sounds like Muh-leek – One – Fam) on Underdog’s Edge.
At 11:30 Upfront Soul with Sanguine Fromage offers Funk, soul, and jazz, plus sprinklings of R&B, gospel, and hip-hop for two hours until.
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 1:30-2:30am.
At 2:30 stay tuned for All Mixed Up with Peter Bochan from Pacifica Presenting 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.