Thursday, November 10, 2016

Good evening, it's November 10th 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 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 JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. 

Whether you tune in to WESU for daytime talk radio and free form music programming, or perhaps even the Jive at Five, please understand that we are talking to you, when you hear us say that WESU listener-supported community radio and we need your help. Show your support for WESU and help us pay the bills with a donation, today. Make that donation online at where you can also see our thank you gifts.  We appreciate your generosity.

Tonight (Wednesday), down in New Haven, 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.  

Up in Hartford tonight at Black-Eyed Sally’s 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. 

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight  they headline Russ, appearing with The Yung God Tour. Friday they bring you Atmosphere and the Freshwater Fly Fishermen Tour.

Manic Productions presents on 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.

At the Russell Library in Middletown, 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.”

On Thursday Wesleyan students present an Art and Music Show with eclectic performers including an acapella group at 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

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.
The Bushnell Park Foundation presents “Painting in the Park” this evening/Wednesday at 5:30 at the Pump House Gallery in Hartford. Create your own masterpiece under guidance of a professional artist. 
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.

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.

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.
The Wadsworth Atheneum holds its Second Saturdays for Families this Saturday featuring free admission, music, story-telling and more. 

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.

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

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 Dakota.

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

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). 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.  

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.   

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.
Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
Thursday, 11/03
Homegrown will be giving away tickets to see the 11/05/16 performance of Foals and Bear Hands at College Street Music Hall
Connecticut Connected music presented for a global audience.  Hey, It's Homegrown...want some?

Imagine with Karen Stein
Peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!

Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
A broad range of swing, be bop and avante garde with a sprinkling of new releases. "Hearing is the best experience"

Your English is good with Mizael Robledo
An exploration of the contextual experiences of people who learned English as a second language, with music in the guests' native tongue.

UnderCover with Ali & Ben
Bridging genres and generations, UnderCover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation.

The American Empire
Join our Lady, Dj Tootse Mutant on an exploration of the influence of American Imperialism on foreign music, such as Korean Hip-Hop, Japanese Jazz, and Peruvian Punk and so much more.

The Greatest Sounds Under The Sun with Sir Bruce
Old School R&B.

DJ coroner's last will & testimony

Haunting the midnight airwaves with an eclectic mix of oneiric, experimental sounds. Ambient, noise, drone, footwork, art pop, poetry readings and more.

At 4am you can catch the BBC world report before we kick off tomorrow’s program 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 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.
Thanks for listening!

No comments:

Post a Comment