Good evening, it's Tuesday, October 25th. 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.
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Now, here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week:
Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, you can catch Soul Conversion and Flames of the Fallen. Wednesday, they headline The Dickies, appearing with Dead City. Lonesome Billy’s Halloween Bash starts at 5 pm on Thursday. Friday’s weekly 5 pm Happy Hour features Snake Hill Blues, followed by the Lipgloss Crisis Halloween Burlesque Party. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 showcases Billy Cofrances, followed later by The Proletariat, M-13, and Chem-Trails. The Sunday Buzz Matinee at 3 headlines the Palaminos in a Pre-Party for The Blasters, appearing later Sunday night along with The Delta Bombers. 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 hosted by Tim McDonald. On Thursday it’s Sally’s house band The Po’ Boys, with blues, rock, and boogie-woogie. On Friday, they’ve got Bella’s Bartok, melding Klezmer pop with a circus vibe. On Saturday night it’s the return of the New England Blues Harmonica Showcase, with Brian Templeton, Diane Blue, and much more. www.blackeyedsallys.com
On Thursday at 7 pm The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, the Middlesex Drum Circle meets. Orice Jenkins and Chad Browne-Springer come your way Friday with unique genre-bending sounds. On Saturday morning Annaita Ghandy’s Aligned with Source workshop happens at 10:30 am, with this week’s theme of “Channeling Higher Frequencies.” In the evening it’s the Steve Band Halloween Show with one of a kind original music. There’s an Artist Reception Sunday at 8 with Nicole Kelly, celebrating her current exhibition “The Beauty of Age.” The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday mornings at 10:30. Details at http://buttonwood.org
At Toad’s Place in New Haven, On Thursday its Dop-a-pod, with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Friday they’ve got the Shakedown Halloween Costume Ball featuring Creamery Station and the Terry Rand Band. The Team Roland Tour is on the roster for Sunday at 4 pm. www.toadsplace.com
Manic Productions presents “And The Kids”, “Palm”, and Mal Devisa, appearing at The Space in Hamden on tonight/Tuesday. Tomorrow/ Wednesday, Manic presents Half Waif, Adult Mom, and Namesake at Bar in New Haven. Gov’t Mule appears at the College Street Music Hall on Friday. They’re at the Music Hall again on Saturday with Railroad Earth and The Ghost of Paul Revere. They round out the weekend at the Music Hall on Sunday, bringing you the Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Screen Party with Barry Bostwick at 7 pm. http://www.manicproductions.org/
At the Russell Library in Middletown, tomorrow/Wednesday at 6:30pm, their Great Reads Book Discussion series with Hedda Kopf reviews “Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories” by Edith Pearlman. The Job Group meets on Thursday morning, followed at noon by the opportunity to meet with reps from Macy’s for seasonal employment opportunities. The Veteran’s Writing Group meets every Thursday evening. On Friday at 3, they continue their series on Preparing for College. Saturday at 1pm, Theatrical Productions presents an adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ “It Can’t Happen Here, at the library, to celebrating the 80th anniversary of the work. www.russelllibrary.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.
Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts celebrates the 40th annual Navaratri Festival, starting on Thursday at 4:30 with “Building a Home: The First half-Century of Music and Dance of India” at Ring Family Performing Arts Hall. On Friday at 8 in Crowell Concert Hall they present “Vocal Music of South India.” On Saturday at 8 pm, violinist and composer L. Shankar performs at Crowell Concert Hall. Sunday morning at 11 am, a Hindu religious service, Sarawati Puja, will be held at World Music Hall. The Festival concludes Sunday at 3 pm with a performance by the Nrityagram (sound like en-ritty–a-gram) Dance Ensemble at Crowell Concert Hall. Details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
At Infinity Hall in Hartford, Grammy Award-winner Marc Cohn returns with an all new show on Thursday. They also bring back the Slambovian Circus of Dreams’ Halloween Costume Ball on Saturday. On Sunday, the Legacy Foundation holds their annual “My Little Black Dress” fundraiser, featuring music by Black Violin. www.infinityhall.com
Trinity College’s Music Department presents Stephen Sondheim’s musical, “Company,” Thursday through Saturday at the Austin Arts Center in Hartford. Visit www.trincoll.edu/Arts/ for information on how to obtain free tickets.
The Connecticut State Library holds another Conversations at Noon this Friday at the Capitol Avenue, Hartford, location. The theme is “Voting and Beyond: Citizens Take Action.” Details at www.hartford.com/events/
Artists for World Peace presents a screening of the original 1924 silent film, “Phantom of the Opera,” with live musical accompaniment by The Flying Particles, Friday at 7:30 at the DeKoven House in Middletown. Proceeds benefit the Children of Peace Project and the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. www.artistsforworldpeace.org
The Wadsworth Mansion Haunted Halloween Bash beckons all ghosts and ghouls on Friday from 7 to midnight at the Middletown grounds. There’s music, food, and prizes for best costumes. www.arts2go.org
This Sunday at 9 pm, Firehouse 12 in New Haven continues their monthly All-45 Record Party, “WAX: curated by and featuring DJs N-E-B and Dooley-O on turntables. There’s also a Retro Outfit contest. Details at www.djneb.net
Connecticut’s Farmers' Markets end this week. Thursday, you can catch the long running market at the South Green on Old Church Street is open from 8 am-1 pm. On Friday, The Middletown North End farmers market will happen on Main Street outside Its Only Natural Market.
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-vay), a Swedish film about an isolated retiree whose life is changed by new neighbors through Thursday. Also continuing is “Harry & Snowman,” a true Cinderella story about the transformative relationship between a Dutch immigrant and an Amish plow horse. Both runs through Thursday. On Friday they open “Aquarius,” a Portuguese film about a widow fighting developers who try to evict her from her home. It runs through the weekend. www.realartways.org.
Tonight, Cinestudio at Trinity College in Hartford ends their run “Ran,” a 4K restoration of Akira’s Kurosawa’s 1985 masterpiece epic of family betrayal. Tomorrow/Wednesday, they open “Kubo and the Two Strings,” a 3-D stop animation film based on the Japanese legend of a boy and a vengeful spirit. It runs through Saturday. On Saturday and Sunday at Cinestudio, you can catch matinees of National Theatre Live’s “Frankenstein,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch. On Sunday, they open “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” starring Natalie Portman as the mother of celebrated Isralie author Amos Ox. www.cinestudio.org
The Russell Library continues the 8th annual Middletown International Film Festival, Common Ground, with a screening of “The Good Road,” an Indian film about the intersection of random lives on a highway in India, at the Center for Film Studies on the Wesleyan Campus at 7 pm, Thursday. www.russelllibrary.org
Now here’s what’s on the air tonight on WESU Middletown:
Right after The Jive from until 9 pm, stick around for an extra-long episode 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.
The Hometown Browns with DJ jaFREE comes your way from 9-10pm with your favorite cumin human talking culture, history, and art, featuring South Asian artists.
At 10pm stay tuned for This is Water with Eric Hagen featuring discussions about important human issues, such as the meaning of life.
From 10:30-12am it’s Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam, Featuring local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists normally not played on the radio.
At Midnight, The Karl Marx Social Hour with DJ Fat Marco and DJ Ninjoo Pinjoo wrap their show around a weekly theme.
Easy Listening with DJ Re-Bag comes your way from from 1-2am
At 2am stay tuned for 2 hours of Histotronics, offering Electronic music through the ages by exploring its conception and evolution over time.
The BBC World report comes your way at 4am and we being our weekday program daily, with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.
That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. If you missed anything, you can find the written version online at www.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.