Good evening, it's Wednesday August 16th. 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 Ben Michael. Thanks for joining us!
Now here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.
This evening/Wednesday at 6pm, Middletown’s Russell Library screens “The Silent Mountain” in their Great War on the Big Screen series. There’s a Cartooning Workshop with Christopher Brown Wednesday night. Thursday’s evets include a Teen Job Group, Fairy Houses for All Ages, and Storytelling for Teens. There’s Adult Coloring on Friday at 11:30. Full details of these activities and more at www.russelllibrary.org
In New Haven at Café Nine tonight, they headline Sarayh Shook & The Disarmers, appearing along with Daphne Lee Martin. Thursday, it’s Valley Queen and Farewood at Café Nine. Friday’s Happy Hour is with Bronson Rock, followed by the night show headlining Still I Rise, The 34’s, Mystic Seahorse, and Saline. Saturday, Café Nine’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Saturday’s late show features Marshall Crenshaw Y Los Straitjackets, along with Sarah Borges. Café Nine’s Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Kristen Ford, Kyla P., and Olive Tiger. They round out the weekend with Nikki Hill and Sandy Connely Sunday eve. http://www.cafenine.com
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight it’s the weekly Wednesday Community Blues Jam hosted by Tommy Whalen this week. On Thursday it’s Sally’s house band, The Po’ Boys. On Friday it’s a special visit with Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton, who sings with his slide guitar and makes gumbo for all to share. On Saturday, it’s blues, rock, and country with The Redliners. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/
Riverfront Recapture in Hartford offers a free yoga every Wednesday at 6 p.m. You can enjoy dancing, music, Asian food and more this Saturday at the Dragon Boat& Asian Festival from 8 am – 4 pm at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford. Details at www.riverfront.org
Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org
At Infinity Hall in Hartford, tonight, you can enjoy country rock and folk with Lucinda Williams. It’s classic pop on Friday with The Chicago Experience. You can catch more pop/rock classics on Saturday with the Little River Band. Infinity Norfolk presents The London Souls Thursday night and Entrain appears on the Infinity Norfolk stage, Friday night. Details at www.infinityhall.com
Tomorrow/Thursday at 7pm, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown brings, their Shaking the Tree Song and Sound Meditation at the MAC 650 Gallery across the street. On Friday, there’s a fundraiser for the White Raven Archives project, featuring shape note singer/scholar Gabriel Kastelle and the music of the Brothertown Indian Nation. Also appearing is guitarist R.D. King. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop, and at 3 pm Saturday, it’s a Teen Open Mic for performers ages 12-18. There’s Texas Folk Saturday night at the Buttonwood with Adler & Hearne. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday morning at 10:30. http://buttonwood.org/
At La Boca in Middletown Thursday night you can catch an Acoustic set by Tim Palmieri. You can find a full rundown of Middletown happening listed at the www.facebook.com/cityartsoffice
At Toad’s Place in New Haven, On Friday they headline Sza (sounds like Sizza), appearing with Smino (sounds like Smeeno) and Ravyn Lenae. www.toadsplace.com
In Hartford, there’s free music at noon on Fridays with the Pratt Street Music Series, featuring The Auburn Mode this week. www.hartford.com/events/
The Outdoor Concert Series of the Connecticut Historical society continues this Thursday at 6 pm with the music of Daymark, a trio playing Celtic fiddle, flute, pipes and guitar. Rain date is Friday. Details at www.chs.org
Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Chuggernaut, Outside My Head, Imbroglio, and control Scheme on Friday. They celebrate Jake’s Dirty 30 on Saturday with Two Man Advantage, Cry Havoc! and more. On Sunday, the bill’s got Damn Broads, Productive Member, Alouth, and Easy Killer. https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation
The Trinibago Cultural Explorers present the sixth annual Middletown Trinidad Style Carnival this Sunday at Harbor Park in Middletown, featuring General Grant and De Post Man plus steel bands, dancers and more. Call 860-818-0678 for more info.
Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are open. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Open now are: Middletown’s North End Farmers Market on Friday’s from 10am to 2pm, as well as Middletown’s long running market on the South Green on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 1pm. Cromwell’s market is on Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham, Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury, Wednesdays 4-7pm, Plainville Fridays 3-6 pm, and Berlin Saturdays, 9-1 pm. Details @ www.ctnofa.org
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Lost in Paris,” a comedic story of finding love in the City of Lights. Also continuing is “Pop Aye,” a Thai movie about the reunion of a Bangkok architect and elephant. The afternoon movie is ”Beatriz at Dinner,” starring Salma Hayek as an immigrant who collides with a billionaire. All run through Thursday. On Friday they open “The Last Dalai Lama?” a documentary about the future of a spiritual leader in the Buddhist tradition. There’s a post-film Q & A with director Mickey Lemle on opening night. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org
Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues its run of 7 Beauties: The Films of Lina Wertmüller series all week. Check the website for this week’s full schedule. http://www.cinestudio.org/
In Middletown, the Russell Library continues their Great War on the Big Screen series, with a screening “The Silent Mountain” tonight Wednesday at 6pm. www.russelllibrary.org
The Hartford Free Movies in the Parks series brings you “Moana” this Friday at Keney Park. And on Sunday, it’s “Goonies,” in Colt Park. www.hartford.com/events/
Now here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU:
Right after The Jive at Five stay tuned for an hour of Latin music from the 80's, 90's and early 2000's, starring Isabel.
6-6:30pm it's Your Mind Matters with Helen Evrard MD. We explore the brain conditions known as mental illness from a holistic viewpoint with guests who study them, treat them, or are affected by them.
And from 6:30-8pm, stay tuned for Fusion Radio with James Fusion. The original ... and still the best damn Techno mix on radio!
Starting at 8 and running until 9:30pm, it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce. The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.
From 9:30-11pm, it's The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. Presenting listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house, and leftfield mixed live.
From 11 to 4am it's Studio 54, starring Franco, playing all of those disco hits from the 1970's!
The BBC World News comes on board at 4am followed at 5 with Morning Edition from NPR.
That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. Tune in to WESU 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.
Thanx for listening! Now stay tuned for The Latin Music Hour!