Good evening, it's Tuesday, October 18th. 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 from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.
I’m Marianne O’Hare, producer of Conversations on HealthCare.
I'd like to remind you that WESU is listener supported community radio and we’ve just begun our Fall community pledge drive. While most of our broadcasters are volunteers, it still takes money to keep the station up and running. WESU relies on funding from all of our stakeholders. If you value the service WESU provides, we are counting on you to make a donation in support of this great station! You can make that donation online at www.wesufm.org/pledge where you can also see our thank you gifts. Thanks in advance!
Now, here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week:
Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts in Middletown sponsors a graduate music recital by Omar Fraire, “Quotation_Synergies,” tonight (Tuesday) at 9 pm in World Music Hall. At Wednesday at 6 pm Wesleyan President Michael Roth interviews Art History Professor Henry Adams about hyper-realistic landscape painting in the new book “Tula Telfair: Invented Landscape,” in the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall. On Thursday you can hear the Grammy Award-winning duo Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn presenting folk, blues, and more. Details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, Tthe Shellye Valauskas Experience and Stephen Chopek take the stage. Tomorrow/Wednesday’s featured artists are The Hooten Hallers, and Rusty Things. On Thursday it’s Tan and the Bangas, appearing with Rudeyna. Friday’s weekly 5 pm Happy Hour features Buzz Gordo’s Ski Lodge this week, followed later by a Manic Productions show with Kingsley Flood and Goodnight Moonshine. Saturday’s 4:30 Jazz Jam is with the George Baker Band, with Ports of Spain, Lost Boy?, Holy Tunics, and The Gabba Ghouls following with a 9 pm show. The Sunday Buzz Matinee at 3 headlines The Bongos, and they round out the weekend Sunday night with Ada Pasternak and Todd Lewis Kramer. www.cafenine.com
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material on Sally’s stage. On Wednesdays they present their long-running Community Blues Jam. It’s hosted by Tommy Whalen, this week. On Thursday it’s Sally’s house band The Po’ Boys, with blues, rock, and boogie-woogie. On Friday, they’ve got the Chris Smith Band, appearing with special guest the Over Easy Band. On Saturday night you can hear Connecticut-based Avenue Groove, bringing you R&B, funk, and dance music. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Wednesday at 7 pm, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, the National Theatre of the Deaf presents a preview of “The King,” performed by Patrick Graybill, with a Q & A session following. On Thursday at 7 pm they’ve got Shaking the Tree, a Gong & Sound Meditation. On Friday night you can catch singer/songwriter Jann Klose, appearing with guitarist Jaclyn Jones. On Saturday morning Annaita Ghandy’s Aligned with Source workshop happens at 10:30 am, with this week’s theme of “Manifesting Your Desires.” In the evening there’s a double bill of singer/songwriters, Connor Wallowitz and Dan Merritt. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday mornings at 10:30. Details at http://buttonwood.org
Manic Productions presents Brothers In Yarn, Werewolf Police, and Silverteeth tomorrow/Wednesday at Bar in New Haven. On Friday, they headline Mike Birbiglia: Thank dGod for Jokes at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven, appearing with Jon Fisch. Sunday they bring you Touché Amoré, Tiny Moving Parts, and Culture Abuse at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden.http://www.manicproductions.org/
At Toad’s Place in New Haven, on Thursday it’s Yelawolf with the Trial by Fire Tour, appearing with Bubba Sparxxx, Jelly Roll, and Struggle Jennings. On Friday they bring you the Lupe Fiasco Store.com Tour. www.toadsplace.com
At the Russell Library in Middletown, they an offer Origami class tonight (Tuesday) at 6:30 pm. Tomorrow/Wednesday at 5:30 it’s Cultural Connections, offering assistance to immigrant women adapting to American culture. At 6:30, Wednesday, the Middlesex County Historical Society hosts Dr. Joesph Avitable in their “A Vanished Port” speaker series, who will discuss the horse trade in pre-Revolutionary America. The Veteran’s Writing Group meets every Thursday at 7. Also at 7, the Readers’ Theater presents “The Consultant,” by Heidi Schreck. On Friday at 3, the Library continues their series on Preparing for College with this week’s theme of “Credit.” www.russelllibrary.org
Read to a Child in Connecticut hosts its second annual fundraiser tomorrow/Wednesday at 6pm at the Mark Twain House in Hartford. Live and silent auctions and historic tours are included.www.marktwainhouse.org
Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org
Middletown Scottish country dancers offer classes for beginners & experienced dancers at First Church on Court Street in Middletown, Every Wednesday from 7-9:30p. Partners not necessary but soft-soled shoes are! For information, call Lucile Blanchard at 860-347-0278.
Wesleyan University’s English Department hosts a reading by poet and artist Dawn Lundy Martin tomorrow/Wednesday at 8 pm at Russell House. Details at www.arts2go.org
Music in the Atrium, a new series at Artists’ Collective in Hartford, happens this Friday at 6 pm featuring the percussion ensemble Ed Fast & Conga-Bop. www.artistscollective.org
The Art Guild of Middletown presents a Chinese brush painting demonstration on Saturday at 9 am at the Woodside Intermediate School in Cromwell with artist Amy Fang Zie. Details at www.arts2go.org
The MAC650 Gallery on Main St. in Middletown hosts “Beat the Devil Out of It” this Saturday at 7 pm, featuring Connecticut artists and musicians in an intimate Fall showcase. www.arts2go.org
The Middletown Concert Series presents the celebrated three Sicilian Tenors this Saturday at 7:30 at the Middletown High School Performing Arts Center on LaRosa Lane. More information at www.arts2go.org
Trinity College in Hartford presents a fall dance performance sponsored by the Department of Theater and Dance this Saturday at 7:30 at the Austin Arts Center. www.trincoll.edu
NBC Connecticut hosts a free Health & Wellness Festival this Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm at the XL Center in Hartford. There are free health screenings, flu shots, giveaways, and more.www.xlcenter.com
Many of Connecticut’s Farmers' Markets are still open. Here in Middletown you can you can support two farmers markets through the end of October. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the long running market at the South Green on Old Church Street is open from 8 am-1 pm. 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
WESU’s Dr. Helen Evrard, host of “Your Mind Matters,” will be at the Milford Artisan Market on the Milford Green this Saturday and Sunday with her book, “Positive Matters: Words, Quotations, and Stories to Heal and Inspire,” and Positive Pulls, decorated wooden sticks that accompany the book. Stop by from 11 am to 4 pm. Sales of Positive Pulls benefit Vista Life Innovations in Madison, supporting individuals with disabilities through various stages of life. www.specialtyeventsllc.com
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “A Man Called Ove,” (ooh-veh), a Swedish film about an isolated retiree whose life is changed by new neighbors through Thursday. Tonight there’s a one-time screening of “Yarn,” about the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet. On Friday they open “Harry & Snowman,” a true Cinderella story about the transformative relationship between a Dutch immigrant and an Amish plow horse. It runs through the weekend. www.realartways.org.
Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio ends their run of “Our Little Sister,” a Japanese film about three sisters who meet an unknown relative when they travel to their father’s funeral. On Wednesday they open Woody Allen’s “Café Society,” starring Kristen Stewart as a 1930’s ingénue who gives up acting to work for a successful producer. On Sunday they open a run of “Ran,” a 4K restoration of Akira’s Kurosawa’s 1985 masterpiece epic of family betrayal. www.cinestudio.org
The Russell Library continues the 8th annual Middletown International Film Festival, Common Ground, with a screening of “Horses of God,’ a Moroccan film about the suicide bombers in Casablanca in 2003, at Chapman Hall on the Middlesex Community College Campus at 7 pm. www.russelllibrary.org
Now here’s what’s on the air tonight on WESU Middletown:
Right after the Jive at Five, stick around for The Soul Spoke with DJ Skaz a featuring tunes from around-the-world that uplift, realign, and educate, giving soul to your world and backbone to your day.
At 6-6:30pm, its time for The Production Report with Kiley and Allis who bring a unique comedic perspective to entertainment industry news.
From 6:30-8pm its time for Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, offering 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.
At 9pm it’s The Hometown Browns with DJ jaFREE for your favorite cumin human talking culture, history, and art, featuring South Asian artists.
From 10-10:30pm stay tuned for This is Water with Eric Hagen discussing important human issues, such as the meaning of life.
At 10:30 it’s time for Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam. This show features local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists normally not played on the radio.
At midnight it’s The Karl Marx Social Hour where hosts DJ Fat Marco and DJ Ninjoo Pinjoo pick a story, social event, or historical event to provide a soundtrack to.
From 1-2am stick around for Easy Listening with DJ Re-Bag. He's making a list & checking it twice.
From 2-4am Histotronics features Electronic music through the ages by exploring its conception and evolution over time.
The BBC World Report comes your way from 4-5am before we start tomorrow’s program day with Morning Edition from NPR from 5-10 am. And don’t miss our new morning program, Rising Up with Sonali, weekdays from 9-10 am!
If you value the service WESU provides, please join your fellow listeners in supporting WESU with a donation today, during our annual Fall pledge drive. You can make that donation online at www.wesufm.org/pledge where you can also see our great thank you gifts or download a pledge form to put in the mail.