Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thursday's Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday November 24th. 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, we need your help to raise the funds needed to wrap up our Fall community pledge drive. with just about $7K to go, you donation goes a long way.  We appreciate your generosity. Please make that donation online at www.wesufm.org/pledge where you can also see our thank you gifts.  

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving Holiday. Most venues are closed Thursday. 

Now, here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week:

Tonight, down in New Haven at CafĂ© Nine, Friday’s Happy Hour at 5 features Bill Beckett this week. Later, their Black Friday Affair brings you Mr. Seuss, Left Field Rhythms, and IAmVarcity. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with the George Baker Band, and the late show features Ultrabunny, Headroom, Healthy Snacks, and Spectral Fangs. The Sunday Buzz Matinee at 3 brings you Ian Fitzgerald and Brian Dolzani. www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, On Thursday, according to their website, The Po’ Boys will be playing boogie-woogie, blues, rock and Roll. On Friday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez return to the Black Eyed Sally’s stage. On Saturday, they headline Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood, with R&B, rock, soul, and Texas blues. www.blackeyedsallys.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, On Friday you can catch Chris Webby, Anoyd, Danny Evans, and Spark Kent. Saturday’s featured headliner is Zach Deputy. www.toadsplace.com

At Infinity Hall in Hartford Judy Collins performs Friday at 8:30 pm. Eaglemania is at Infinity on Saturday, with Eagles hits and more. www.infinityhall.com

You can enjoy the Holiday Light Fantasia in Goodwin Park in Hartford starting this Thursday. Proceeds benefit Channel 3 Kids Camp. Details at www.holidaylightfantasia.org

Wesleyan Potters' 61st Annual Exhibit & Sale of fine crafts, opens Friday November, featuring pottery, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, wood, paper crafts, photography, printmaking, toys and more. This year's Exhibit is themed "Star Light Winter Bright" and highlights a fund-raising raffles and more 860-347-5925, www.wesleyanpotters.com  

The City of Hartford sponsors its seventh annual Winterfest again this year starting on Friday. Enjoy free ice skating at Bushnell Park. Visit their Facebook page at Winterfest Hartford.

The Artists Collective hosts the first in its Music in the Atrium series this Friday at their Hartford location. The featured performer is Ed Fast & Conga-bop, a high-energy percussion ensemble. Details at www.artistscollective.org

The Charter Oak Cultural Center presents “Legends of the Forgotten Borough,” about the legendary R&B group “Force MDs” of Staten Island, on Saturday at 2 pm at their Hartford location. Details at www.charteroakcenter.org

The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and will reopen Saturday, when you can catch Fill the Robot featuring Phil Bullaro performing experimental electronic compositions. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday mornings at 10:30. Details at http://buttonwood.org

Sunday night brings the return of “Wax”, a monthly party at Firehouse 12 in New Haven celebrating 45 rpm records and vintage fashion and dance culture. The event happens from 9- midnight with a retro outfit contest and Wax Resident DJ's NEB, Dooley-o plus special guest DJ Prime on the wheels of steel. http://firehouse12.com/  

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut: 

Hartford’s Real Art Ways On Friday they open “Tampopo,” a 4K restoration of the Japanese film about a band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner toward the perfect recipe. It runs through the weekend.  www.realartways.org.  

Trinity College’s Cinestudio On Thursday they open “The Girl on the Train,” about a divorced woman who becomes involved in the secrets of a disappeared neighborhood homeowner. It runs through Saturday. Sunday’s matinee is “Exhibition on Screen: The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch,” a film celebrating the work of that visionary painter. They also open “Arthropoid,” a film about the attempt to assassinate an SS Holocaust architect in WWII Czechoslovakia. www.cinestudio.org   

The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford hosts a free screening of the 1987 John Hughes comedy “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” this Sunday at 2 pm in Hartford. www.thewadsworth.org
Now here’s what’s on the air tonight on WESU Middletown:

Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
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 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.
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