Good evening, it's November 8th, Election Day! Thanks to those who’ve already cast their vote in this ugly election.
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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, Micah Schnabel and Christian Marrone take the stage. Tomorrow/Wednesday Café Nine presents The Goddamn Gallows. Thursday Manic Productions presents Tony Molina, appearing with Wildhoney and Bilge Rat. At Café Nine. Friday’s Early 5pm ser at Café Nine Victor Roland. Later, Friday night, Manic Productions presents Honus Honus, and Lea. The Weekly Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam Session at 4:40 is with Gary Grippo & Friends, tjhis week. Sat night, The Long Ryders take the stage with Elison Jackson at The Nine. The Sunday Buzz Matinee at 3 headlines Max Loignon, and on Sunday night Café Nine concludes the weekend with Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, along with Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones.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 Gene Donaldson. On Thursday it’s Sally’s house band The Po’ Boys, playing boogie-woogie blues and rock, and. Friday, Sally’s hosts a CD Release Party with Mambo Sons. On Saturday, Grammy-winning guitarist Paul Nelson and his band take Sally’s stage.www.blackeyedsallys.com
At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tomorrow/ Wednesday night, they’ve got the Everyone Orchestra conducted by Matt Butler. On Thursday they headline Russ, appearing with The Yung God Tour. Friday they bring you Atmosphere and the Freshwater Fly Fishermen Tour.www.toadsplace.com
Tomorrow/Wednesday, Manic Productions presents Ben Sollee, Derik Hultquist, and Sam Moss at Bar in New Haven. Friday they bring you Paper Route, Halfnoise, and Bonsai Trees at The Ballroom at The Outer Space. Saturday Manic presents the Soil & the Sun, OWEL, Clouty And The Imagine Nation, and Audio Jane, also at the Ballroom. Sunday they headline the Reel Big Fish ‘Turn the Radio Off’ 20th Anniversary Tour, with Masked Intruder and Stacked Like Pancakes, at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven. http://www.manicproductions.org/
At the Russell Library in Middletown, The Russell Readers meet this evening at 6:30 to continue their 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories series, reviewing “What You Pawn/Will Redeem” by Sherman Alexie. Tomorrow/Wednesday at 7, the Middlesex County Historical Society continues its “A Vanished Port” Speaker Series, featuring Wesleyan scholar Richard Grossman speaking on “How Rich Was Rich?” – a lecture on 18th Century currency. Teen Writing Boot Camp with author Shari Arnold happens Thursday at 6; registration is required. The Veteran’s Writing Group meets Thursdays at 7pm. The Wadsworth Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is at the library on Saturday at 10:30 to accept applications or help you locate a patriot ancestor. On Sunday at 2 they present Telabration! with Storyteller and Master Puppeteer Marilyn O’Connor Miller with her program, “Just Desserts.” www.russelllibrary.org
Tomorrow/ Wednesday there’s an Opening Reception at 1:30 for the exhibit “Tracing-Drawing-Turning” by Matthew Weber at Middlesex Community College in Chapman Hall. www.arts2go.org
Jordan Camp and Christina Heatherton, co-editors of the book Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter, will speak at the Olin Library Wednesday at 4:30 on the Wesleyan Campus. There’s an open house exhibit of materials related to the history of incarceration and policing. These events are free. For more information, email the Friends of the Wesleyan Library firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday Wesleyan students present an Art and Music Show with eclectic performers including an acapella group The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown. On Friday the Sinan Bakir Trio performs new compositions and jazz standards. Annaita Ghandy’s Aligned with Source Workshop happens Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme of “Choosing Your Legacy.” At pm singer/songwriter Patti Rothberg performs, appearing along with multi-instrumentalist Kristin Hoffman. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday mornings at 10:30. Details at http://buttonwood.org
The Greater Hartford Arts Council holds its first DIY event at their Pearl Street headquarters this Thursday at 5:30. You can create your own fall wreath with local artist Katherine Tolve. www.letsgoarts.org
The Bushnell Park Foundation presents “Painting in the Park” Wednesday at 5:30 at the Pump House Gallery in Hartford. Create your own masterpiece under guidance of a professional artist.www.bushnellpark.org
Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register atwww.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’s Center for the Arts sponsors another in its Artful Lunch Series this Thursday at noon at the Davison Art Center. Professor Julia Randall will discuss her favorite works. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
Members of the Middletown Garden Cub will bring plants, flowers and imagination to the meeting of the Art Guild of Middletown this Thursday at the Woodside Intermediate School in Cromwell at 7 pm. A door prize will be awarded to an audience member. www.arts2go.org
At Infinity Hall in Hartford, they bring you Southern Rock with Outlaws this Thursday at 8. On Friday, Average White Band offers Funk, R&B, and Soul. On Saturday, singer/songwriter Jonathan Edwards takes the stage. On Sunday you can catch Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy presenting the Remember Keith Emerson Tour with the music of Emerson Lake & Palmer. www.infinityhall.com
The Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford opens its Read It And Sleep series this Friday at 7 with a reading of “Chicken in Space.” The event is free, and the first 25 kids admitted will receive a free copy of the book. On Saturday at 2 they’re screening Suzanne Bachner’s “The Good Adoptee,” followed by a post-show talkback with the creators. They host the yearly commemoration of Kristallnacht this Sunday at 5 pm. www.charteroakcenter.org
The Wadsworth Atheneum holds its Second Saturdays for Families this Saturday featuring free admission, music, story-telling and more.www.thewadsworth.org
Artists in Real Time present Open Studio Hartford this Saturday and Sunday. It’s a self-guided tour of the artistic neighborhoods of the city. There’s free parking, shuttle buses, and more.www.openstudiohartford.org
Music For Giving, a concert to benefit local social services, is happening this Sunday at 4 pm at First Church Middletown. This family event features the music of Harry Chapin performed by Grammy Award-winner Bill Pere, Kay Pere, and the LUNCH Ensemble. Details at www.lunchensemble.com
This Sunday (November 13th) at 4:00pm , three inspirational artists Peter Yarrow, Kristen Graves and Frank Waln with The Sampson Brothers will perform at Simply Smiles’ “There is an AlterNative” benefit Concert at The Quick Center For The Arts in Fairfield to raise support for a Lakota community on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South
Simply Smiles is a not-for-profit organization that provides bright futures for impoverished children, their families, and their communities. From the prairies of an Indian reservation in
South Dakota to the remote mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, Simply Smiles and its volunteers provide food, clothing, shelter, medical care, education, infrastructure, jobs, hope, and solutions. More details at http://www.simplysmiles.org
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. Also continuing is “Aquarius,” a Portuguese film about a widow fighting developers who try to evict her from her home. Both run through Thursday, On Friday they open “Girl Asleep,” about a 14-year-old girl navigating her Australian surroundings and inner turmoil in 1970. www.realartways.org.
Though Thursday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues the run of “The Battle of Algiers,” a 4K restoration celebrating the 50thanniversary of this Italian classic about Algeria’s war of independence, tonight and Tuesday. On Wednesday they open their annual Eros Film Festival with “Reel in the Closet.” The Festival continues with “Real Boy” on Thursday, “The Watermelon Woman” on Friday, “Arianna” on Saturday, and “Being 17” on Sunday. www.cinestudio.org
The Russell Library continues the 8th annual Middletown International Film Festival, Common Ground, with a screening of “The Fool,” a Russian film of one man’s fight against a corrupt political system, this Thursday at 7 pm in the library’s Hubbard Room. www.russelllibrary.org
Now here’s what’s on the air tonight on WESU Middletown:
Right after the jive, we’ve got Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, a well-rounded show for true jazz heads.
Right after The Jive until 6pm, stick around for The Soul Spoke with DJ Skaz featuring
Tunes from around-the-world tunes that uplift, realign, and educate - giving soul to your world and backbone to your day.
From 6-6:30pm stay tuned for Voices with Abby Shneyder presenting Poetry out loud!
From 6:30-8pm, Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill offers 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.
At 8-pm, stay tuned for The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry A weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.
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.