Tuesday, January 17, 2017

01-17-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday January 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.


Now, here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week:
Tonight at Klekolo World Coffee in Middletown,  its live Guitar Music with Jaclyn Jones from 7-9pm. http://www.klekolo.com/

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, on Tuesday evenings, they offer laughter Yoga Sessions. Tonight’s session will be followed by Crystal Ball Sound Healing. Thursday night, The Buttonwood hosts 2 events. Shaking the Tree Gong & Sound Medidation actually takes place in the Mac650 Gallery space across Main street at 7pm. Meanwhile, 3 comedians, headlined by Mark Normand take the buttonwood tree stage from 8-10pm.  Friday night, The Free At Last Players present a new show: The Evolution of Trump? Can the Free At Last Players show our new President the light? Annaita Gandhy’s Aligned With Source Workshop happens on Saturday at 10:30 am. Saturday night at 8 pm, Warren Byrd’s Byrdspeak Sessions with Special Guest Mixashawn present “Refresh MLK” bringing The Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King into high focus.  http://buttonwood.org
At the Russell Library in Middletown, There’s an origami workshop this evening at 6:30 for kids age 7 and up. Thursday night, Middletown native author, Kevin Lacz, talks about his book, The Last Punisher” a true sniper’s account of the battle of Ramadi. There’s an Art Party at The Library from 4-5pm in the Activity Room.   www.russelllibrary.org

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, features Surf Rock with The Clams, The Curls Daddys, and Surf Squad. Wednesday’s bill features MOJO DOJO, CABIN FEVER, and SOLISTIC. Thursday at Café Nine there’s a Rockabilly Riot with THE BRAINS and THE DELTA BOMBERS. Friday’s 5pm early show features Tuesday Saints. Later at 9:30 Café Nine’s main event features  Sidestep Complex, Sky Swamp Orange, Drop Kick Pop, and Eugene Gallagher. Saturday’s weekly Jazz Jam Session at Café Nine is hosted by  Tony DioGuardi and Friends this week. Saturday night there’s an event called NHV PLAYS LEONARD COHEN, where a collection of New Haven's musical talents pay tribute to the late, legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen.  The Sunday Buzz Matinee at 4 brings the Sez Zion Jazz Band for a smooth blend of Jazz and R+B . www.cafenine.com

This Thursday Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown will be hosting #GhostlightProject in Middletown to take a stand for inclusion and compassion. #AllAreWelcome to participate on January 19th at the Playhouse to celebrate the beauty of our diverse community. The playhouse asks participants to bring a source of light to help illuminate downtown Middletown at 5:30pm and #BeALight for those in need.  Plan to arrive a little early to make a sign letting the world know what you stand for. This is part of an event that is happening at theaters all over the country. From the ghostlightproject.com website: ON JANUARY 19TH, 2017 AT 5:30PM IN EACH TIME ZONE ACROSS THE COUNTRY WE WILL GATHER OUTSIDE OF THEATERS TO CREATE A "LIGHT" FOR DARK TIMES AHEAD, AND TO MAKE, OR RENEW, A PLEDGE TO STAND FOR AND PROTECT THE VALUES OF INCLUSION, PARTICIPATION, AND COMPASSION FOR EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF RACE, CLASS, RELIGION, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, IMMIGRATION STATUS, (DIS)ABILITY, AGE, GENDER IDENTITY, OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION
Email info@oddfellows.org or visit www.theghostlightproject.com for more information!

At Toad’s Place in New Thursday, STEPHEN LYNCH’s MY OLD HEART TOUR takes the stage. Friday, it’s the DEAN WEEN GROUP at Toad’s. The Mike Dillon Band opens that show. Saturday night, Toad’s presents a 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Doors album, Riders on the Storm , featuring 10 bands on 2 stages. Check the website for full details on who’s in the lineup. www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material. Wednesday’s Community Blues Jam is with Mark Nomad, this week. On Thursdays, Sally’s house band The Po Boys is on deck. This Friday, 7 Below recreates the Phish concert experience. Saturday, The Alchemists make for a night of positive Hip hop, reggae, dub, and soul. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org

Wednesday, Manic Productions presents Mates of State, Fond Han, and Bilge Rat at Bar in New Haven. www.manicproductions.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.

Friday Night, Cherry Street Station in Wallingford presents Mystic Seahorse and Crazy Havoc for a night of Punk Rock. You can find Cherry Street listings online at https://www.reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation or find them on Facebook.

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways has extended their run of “The Eagle Huntress,” through Thursday. They’re also continuing “Notes on Blindness,” a virtual reality journey into blindness based on the real-life experience of theologian John Hull.  Tonight Real Art Ways concludes the run of The Brand New Testament, which one critic described as "A cheerfully blasphemous movie and pointedly hopeful vision of what life might be with the right girl in charge."  Friday Real art Ways begins a run of Neruda, a lavishly-mounted reimagining of the Nobel Prize-winning poet’s pursuit into political exile, and notably marks his reunion with No star Gael García Bernal. www.realartways.org.

Through Wednesday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing The Forest Through the Trees, a dark comedy about a young teacher whose idealism transforms into isolation and terror. Thursday Cinestudio kicks off a run of a 4K restoration presentation of the 1968 classic, The Lion in Winter, strarring Katha rine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole!. Sunday  there are 2 showings of BOLSHOI BALLET: SLEEPING BEAUTY (Live) at 12:55 and 4pm. Cinestudio kicks off their run of The Eagle Huntress, Sunday evening. www.cinestudio.org   for details

Now here’s what’s on the air tonight on WESU Middletown:

Right after the jive, stick around for nearly three hours of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill presenting 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.

From 8-9pm The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry is a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.

From 9-10pm stay tuned for Home Town Browns with DJ Ja Free for an exploration of south Asian culture.

at 10pm Underdogs edge presents underground hip hop from known and unknown artists alongside the lesser known tracks from the hit makers.

From Midnight until 4am stay tuned for Franco’s Studio 54 mix of dance music from the 70’s and 80’s. 

BBC World News airs from 4 to 5 am, and we get the day started at 5 with NPR’s Morning Edition.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The written form for what you've heard on today’s jive is online at wesufm.org/jive

Thanks so much for listening – warm wishes for a happy and safe holiday season.

Stay tuned now, for Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill

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