Tuesday, March 7, 2017

03-07-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday March 7th. 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 on Wednesdays at 4:40, just before the Jive at Five!

Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week:

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts brings you The Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble on this evening, performing under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen. Thesis productions will also run throughout the week, including the theater production Mnemonic, a show about the act of remembering. Pamela Z performs Correspondence, an immersive ensemble performance, on Thursday, March 9, in the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall. Find the details for these events andmore at  www.Wesleyan.edu/cfa

At the Russell Library in Middletown, the Job and Career group hosts a workshop this evening called: Create Balance and Relieve Anxiety. The Racial Justice Book Group also meets tonight (Tues) to discuss Ta-Nihisi Coates’s book, “Between the World and Me.” On Thursday they’ve got two screenings of “Girl on the Train,” in their ongoing Books to Blockbusters series. This weekend also brings the friends of the Library book sale! www.russelllibrary.org

Tonight in New Haven, Café Nine presents veteran soul and blues man, Brian Langlinais. Wednesday brings a Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice to Café Nine, this week. Thursday the 9th, Manic Productions Presents CO/NTRY, with Spectral Fangs and Dr. Martino as well. Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour hosts Off The Trax, with a full lineup of artists later on, including the Duece Bug 'March Radness Tour' featuring Lingo and Grind Mode Cipher, Sky Swamp Orange, Eugene Gallagher and more. Saturday's weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session features Gary Grippo & Friends; Manic Productions brings Chad Valley, Mission Zero, and Procedure Club to the stage later on. "The Sunday Buzz" this week is a St. Patricks Day Parade Edition with Jovial Crew--celebrate St. Pat’s to the smooth sounds of 12 string guitars. For more info, visit www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights you can catch Michael Palin’s (18 piece) Other Orchestra getting funky as they jam and work out new material. Wednesday's Community Blues Jam is with Gene Donaldson, this week. Sally’s house band-The Po Boys hold down a regular Thursday set, with mystery guests every week. This Friday (the 10th,) you can get down with some real Americana with Jeff Przech (sounds like Per-check) & The Outfit. Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood play the blues on the Sally’s stage Saturday night. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Wednesday, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown presents:  Be Bold For Change – a women's art show to celebrate International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Thursday, Orlando Baxter performs at Stand-up Comedy Unplugged at The Buttonwood. Friday Hiroya Tsukamoto and Andrew Biagiarelli perform mesmerizing and eclectic acoustic music described as Cinematic Guitar Poetry. Saturday Morning’s Bring Annaita Ghandi’s Aligned with Source guided meditation to the Buttonwood. The Eric Mintel Quartet returns for encore performance of "EMQ Plays TV" – Saturday evening. Sunday, brings NEAR and Far Storytellers to the Buttonwood Tree, featuring an open mic opportunity for audience members during the first half of the show, with headliners in the second half.  http://buttonwood.org

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

There’s a panel discussion on Women in STEM this Wednesday at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford. Details at www.chs.org

This Wednesday, Manic Productions presents The Flaming Lips and A Place To Bury Strangers at College Street Music Hall New Haven. Manic also presents Heat, Navy Gangs, and Mom Pop+Co at BAR in New Haven Wednesday night as well. Thursday night, JD McPherson and Girls Guns & Glory play in The Ballroom at The Outer Space. On Friday it’s AJR and Hailey Knox at The Ballroom at The Outer Space, and Marc Maron: The Too Real Tour and Marina Franklin perform at College Street Music Hall. The Paper Kites and Ports of Spain round out the weekend on Sunday at The Ballroom at The Outer Space.  www.manicproductions.org  for details

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, this Thursday March 9th you can catch John Kadlecik Band, and Friday Toads presents another Bright Night Glow Party. Also on Friday, In Lilly’s Pad, AFTON presents Broken Insanity, The Blameless Project, Fading Not Receding and many more. On Saturday there’s a Spring Music Fest showcasing local performers. Sunday March 12th is The New Haven St Patty’s PARADE DAY featuring JUST ONE MORE.  Find more info at www.toadsplace.com

Middletown’s Poet laureate Susan Allison will hold office hours THIS Thursday from noon to 2 pm at Brew Bakers Café on Main Street in Middletown’s North End.  Please feel free to bring your poems, questions and ideas to share and discuss!

The Art Guild of Middletown presents a demonstration by fiber artist Kristen Walsh this Thursday at Cromwell Intermediate School at 7 pm. Info at www.middletownartguild.org

The Mac650 Gallery in Middletown hosts a figure drawing session this Thursday at 7 pm. There’s an opening reception on Friday at 7 for The Bookstore Project, featuring photography by Florin Ion Firimita.

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford hosts a conversation, “In Limbo: Challenges Facing Undocumented Students,” on Thursday at the Center’s Hartford location. www.harrietbeecherstowe.org

At Cherry Street Station in Wallingford, Sperm Donor plays on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 8PM with L.M.I. and Poor Lily.  https://www.reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation 

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, Parsonfield performs Americana and folk this Friday. On Saturday it’s Live Wire, an AC/DC tribute band. There’s more folk and rock on Sunday with An Evening with Dawes. www.infinityhall.com

The 46th annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade happens this Saturday starting at 11 am. Full details of the parade route and more are at:

This weekend brings 2 opportunities to See Americana stars, Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem. Saturday they’ll be at Branford Folk at 8pm folknotes.org/branfordfolk Sunday, you can catch them at Bread Box Folk in Willimantic CT for a 4:00pm show. All proceeds rfom this show benefit Covenant Soup Kitchen breadboxfolk.org  

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways screens “I Am Not Your Negro” a black history documentary, through Thursday. “You're Killing me Susana” opens Friday, a Mexican comedy about a soap opera actor trying to win back his wife.  They’re screening the 1933 Marx Brothers classic, “Duck Soup,” on Sunday.
Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing “Elle” all week, a French film about a woman who goes straight for revenge after being raped. In their 2nd Thursdays series, they screen Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s restored 1979 film, “Fox and His Friends,” about a young gay boy who wins the lottery. Their National Theatre Live series continues with screenings of Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler” on Thursday and Sunday. On Friday they open “Jackie,” a biopic of Jackie Kennedy Onassis starring Natalie Portman. It runs through the weekend. Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org

Now here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU:

Right after the jive, stay tuned for The Soul Spoke with DJ Skaz for a weekly sampling of tunes from around-the-world that uplift, realign, and educate, giving soul to your world and backbone to your day.

From 6-6:30pm stay tuned for The Big Controversy with Eric Kuhn, a lively new public affairs show with discussion and analysis of current events, current personalities, and the current state of the reality/fake reality flux.  

Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill comes your way from 6:30-8:30 offering 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.

At 8:30 stay tuned for the Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.

From 9:30 This is Water with Eric Hagen offers a 30 minute discussions amongst friends on important human issues, such as the meaning of life.

UnderCover with Ali & Ben10-11pm takes over for an hour at 10 pm to explore the concept of inspiration through imitation (cover songs).

From 11-midnight Nouns! with Jackalope wraps an hour of radio around a different noun, each week.

At Midnight its Down The Lineage with DJ MosDefNot & Hyphy Taking the "Oh Geez" out of the OGs.

From 1-2am stay tuned for The New Music Show with Chris for some music that is Hot off the press.
At 2-4am Sir Bruce is back in action with The Greatest Sounds Under The Sun featuring 2 hrs of old school RNB and Soul music.  

Weekdays, we begin our program day at 5 with NPR’s Morning Edition. Then stay tuned for the rest of our terrific new morning lineup!  

At 9am its Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica. That's followed by NPRs 1A with Joshua Johnson.
At 11am (Monday Through Thursday) Stay tuned for the newest addition to our Morning talk show line-up, Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica. On Friday’s at 9am, we are proud to bring First Voices Radio back to the airwaves to keep up updated on the news affecting indigenous communities.

Of Course, at noon every weekday, it’s our flagship independent daily news hour, Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.  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

No comments:

Post a Comment