Good evening, it's Tuesday February 28th. 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 Marianne O’Hare, Producer of Conversations on Healthcare. Heard Wednesday’s at 4:30, right before the Jive at Five.
Sunday brings Past Life Regression with Dan LaRosa, an interactive self-help hypnotist at 4pm. Later Sunday at 7pm, CLOUD 9, an improv comedy team, performing both long and short form comedy. http://buttonwood.org
At Cherry Street Station in Wallingford, experimental band Destination Dimension takes the stage Friday night. Saturday night Cherry Street presents: So Long Liberty, Slip And Fall, HONCH , and more. https://www.reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation
Now here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU:
At 9am stay tuned for Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica from.
1-A with Joshua Johnson from NPR comes your way week at 10 am.
At 11am we switch back to Pacifica M- F with Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod. Friday at 11am we are proud to offer First Voices, spotlighting news affecting Native American communities.
Of course, every week day at noon you can catch our flagship public affairs program, Democracy Now with Amy Goodman, from Pacifica.
Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week:
It’s Mardigras - Fat Tuesday Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tand tonight they continue their all-day mardi gras party with drinks, food, face painting, beads, and of course music by River City Slim and The Zydeco Hogs. Wednesday's weekly COMMUNITY BLUES JAM is hosted by ED BRADLEY this week, and on Thursday RISEUP presents The MIKE CASEY Trio. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Tonight, Middletown's NAACP presents a film screening of Alice’s Ordinary People. At The Russell Library. The film profiles Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the civil rights movement in Chicago. Sunday March 5th Russell Library celebrates international women's day, with a panel discussion on women's issues in the Hubbard room. www.Russelllibrary.org
Thursday's installment of the Artful Lunch Series hosts Rhea Higgins who will give a presentation on Wesleyan’s Davison Art Center. Friday the 3rd, at 8pm, Wesleyan’s Center For the Arts presents the Connecticut premiere of the dance work “Walking with ‘Trane” by Urban Bush Women. Inspired by the musical life and spiritual journey of the famed jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, the dance is set to live music inspired by "A Love Supreme” and other works. One night only – Urban Bush Women “Walking with ’Trane” on Friday, March 3 in Middletown. For tickets and more information, 860-685-3355 www.Wesleyan.edu/cfa for more
Tonight in New Haven, Café Nine presents an IRIS benefit concert for immigrant support and services featuring ORKESTAR BAM, THE HARRIS BROTHERS and BALKAN BAND. Tomorrow/Wednesday, don't miss a lineup of female artists, including SARAH CHESLER, KATHY MUIR and NICOLE THOMPSON. Thursday, COLE QUEST AND THE CITY PICKERS, OLD ROYALS and EVENING DARLING take the Café Nine stage. This Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour is features THE INCORRIGIBLES. Later Friday night at Café Nine, Manic Productions Presents MODERN MEASURE with Project Aspect and The Forest Room. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon JAZZ JAM is WITH MIKE COPPOLA AND FRIENDS this week. DANGEROUS ANIMALS, THE Z-BOYS, Dickicker and Art School Girls take the stage later Saturday night. "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee brought to you by Cygnus Radio hosts GINA SICILIA this week, and Sunday night, Café Nine hosts A BENEFIT FOR THE ACLU featuring Mates of State, The Shellye Valauskas Experience, Mercy Choir, Tiny Ocean, Frank Critelli, and more. For more info, visit www.cafenine.com
Tonight, Manic Productions presents Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman (of Della Mae) at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. Also tonight, Manic presents Shadow Band, Mercy Choir, and Swamp Yankee at BAR in New Haven. Thursday, you can catch Polyphia, Jason Richardson, and Covet at The Ballroom at The Outer Space. Saturday night Manic presents Wild Child and Goodnight Blue Moon at The Ballroom at The Outer Space. www.manicproductions.org
Middletown’s Poet laureate Susan Allison, keeps office hours on Thursdays, between noon and 2 pm at Brew Bakers Café on Main Street in Middletown’s North End. Please feel free to bring your poems, questions, ideas to share and discuss!
This Thursday Bob Gotta hosts his long running acoustic open Mic at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown. Friday, you can catch Story City Troupe, a band of storytellers. Saturday morning
Brings the Weekly Aligned with source guided meditation and later on Saturday, Colin Haskins and Free Poets Collective Present "Woman Scream 2017". Saturday night at The Buttonwood Tree, The Modern Riffs play straight ahead jazz, in combination with 70's and 80's classic rock and funk.
Down in New Haven Thursday night, Conscious Reggae singer CHRONIXX and special guest Kelissa bring their CHRONOLOGY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR to CT. Friday, Toad’s offers a BRIGHT NIGHT GLOW PARTY with DJ’s RAGEPAK, D.Brown, and more; doors are at 9:30. Find more info at www.toadsplace.com
Now, here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Through March 2nd, Real Art Ways is screening 2017 Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film, The Red Turtle. Additionally, this week, Real Art Ways continues screenings this week of 2017the OSCAR NOMINATED live action and ANIMATED SHORTS through Thursday. Friday Real Art Ways begins their run of the 2017 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature, I Am Not Your Negro about James Baldwin. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org
Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing oscar nominated films all week, Moonlight is on screen through Wednesday. Thursday night Cinestudio begins a run of Manchester by the sea. Saturday they kick off a run of The French Film, Elle. Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org
Right after The Jive at Five stay tuned for an hour uplifting music from around the world on The Soul Spoke with DJ Skaz
At 6pm stay tuned for 2 hrs of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill
From 8‑9pm, The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry features live and local Arts and culture.
At 9pm it’s the The Big Controversy with Eric Kuhn for 30 minute of funny and poignant words and music.
From 9:30‑This is Water with Eric Hagen features conversations with friends pondering heavy subjects.
Urban Legends with Ben and Isabel comes your way from 10‑11pm
From 11pm‑12am, it’s time for Nouns! with jackalope who wraps each episode around a new noun from 11pm until midnight.
Down the Lineage with DJ Mos Def Not and Hyphy take over from 1-2 am for a hip hop show that aims to take the Oh Geez out of the OG’s.
From 1‑2am, stay tuned for The New Music show with CHRIS.
Then we’ve got 2 hrs of old school Rn B and soul music with Sir Bruce from 2‑4am on The Greatest Sounds Under the Sun.
The BBC World Report takes over from 4-5 am.
At WESU our Weekdays start at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.
Find the rest of our Spring program schedule, a live audio stream, program archives, the script for today's Jive, a donation link and much more online at www.wesufm.org
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.