Tuesday, March 14, 2017

03-14-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday March 14th. I hope you are faring well so far during Blizzard Stella. 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. Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week. Keep in mind that most any event listed for tonight is likely cancelled. Please check with venues about rescheduled appearances.

Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown was originally scheduled to have Bill Pere lead a CT Song Writing Association Song Development and Music Business workshop. The regular Thursday night Gong & Sound Meditation will take place at the Mac650 Gallery this month. The Joe Fonda & Satoko Jujii Duet brings you experimental jazz on Friday night. Saturday morning’s Aligned with Source workshop is followed later that night by songwriters Eric Taylor and Dana Coper appear at the Buttonwood Tree. Sunday afternoon, the folk group Cricket Tell The Weather takes the Buttonwood stage.

Tonight in New Haven, Café Nine was originally scheduled to offer a triple bill featuring The Hootch, EZ Bluez, and Chris Radzion, tonight.That’s likely cancelled.  On Wednesday there’s a comedy/poetry Open Mic with Mooncha and Puma Simone. Olive Tiger and Granite to Glass take the Café stage on Thursday. Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour brings you Stephanie Harris Austin, Te ri Lynn, and more, followed by the late show with Glambat, Tuxis Giant, Teen Spaceship, and Underwear. Saturday's Jazz Jam Session features & Friends, with the late show bringing you Little Lesley & The Bloodshots, and The Bopthrills.  "The Sunday Buzz" this week heaelines the Zoo Front 25th Anniversary Tour, followed by an evening show with True Will, Zombii, and Sunday Morning. For more info, visit www.cafenine.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven,Friday, it’s DJ Bucks Birthday Bash with reggae pop star, Shaggy. Saturday’s DMZ and 1 Shot Dealz perform at Toad’s.   Find more info at www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday evenings Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band that jams and works out new material. That is not likely in the works for tonight, but feel free to check for sure. Wednesday's Community Blues Jam is with Tommy Whalen this week. Sally’s in house band-The Po Boys hold down a regular Thursday set, with mystery guests every week. On Friday it’s the Chris O’Leary Band. Saturday’s headliner is blues singer Regina Bonelli, appearing with Michael Hill.  www.blackeyedsallys.com

At the Russell Library in Middletown, tonight’s Jobs and Careers Program has been cancelled. They’re showing the film “Indignation” on Thursday as part of the Books to Blockbusters series. Middletown’s Poet Laureate Susan Allison presents Women Poets on Friday. There’s Tai Chi and Qigong on Saturday morning. Check out the website for the full schedule of events for all the family. www.russelllibrary.org

Manic Productions’ Tortoise show for tonight at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden has been cancelled. Tomorrow/Wednesday Manic presents Mike Adams at His Honest Weight, fatal Film, and Farmertan at Bar in New Haven. Back at The Outer Space Thursday Manic presents And The Kids, Vundabar, and SPORTS. On Friday you can catch Movements, Firestarter, From States Away, and In Response. On Saturday they’ve got The Pietasters, The Hempsteadys, and Dagwood. www.manicproductions.org  for details

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, it’s the Concert for Kymberly Cotton on Thursday to benefit the ALS Association of CT, bringing you classic rock. On Thursday they’ve got the Mars vs Venus Cosmic Comedy Clash. On Friday you can catch blues and rock with the Matt Zeiner Band featuring Baby Dynamite. On Saturday, enjoy funk and world music with the Red Baraat Festival of Colors.www.infinityhall.com

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts hosts a reception for the Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition this Saturday at the Zilhka Art Gallery. The exhibit runs through the end of the month. www.Wesleyan.edu/cfa for more

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “I Am Not Your Negro” a black history documentary, through Thursday. On Friday they open a run of “Kedi,” a cat documentary filmed in Istanbul. In their Film 101 series, they’re offering the 1959 classic “Some Like It Hot,” with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe. There’s a post-film discussion.
Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing “Bobby Sands: 66 Days,” about the iconic IRA member who starved himself to death. On Wednesday they start a run of Woody Allen’s 1979 classic, “Manhattan,” that runs through Saturday. On Thursday they show “A Prep School Negro,” about a boy from the Philadelphia ghetto who gets a chance at an elite education. There’s a post-film discussion. The Sunday matinée is the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of Stravnisky’s “A Contemporary Evening.” In the evening they open a run of “Paterson,” starring Adam Driver as a New Jersey busman with a repetitive life.
Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Harford is screening the Academy Award-winning film “Moonlight” Wednesday night at the Wadsworth Atheneum. There will be a post-film discussion. www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org

Don’t forget about the screenings at Middletown’s Russell Library this week, too (see above).

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

Right after the Jive, stay tuned for 3 hours of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill!

At 8pm, assuming J-Cherry and crew avoid the snowy streets tonight, stay tuned for 2 hours of Louisiana music on Back down the Bayou from Pacifica.

If Eric Kun makes his way to the station tonight, you‘ll be able to tune into his new show called the Big Controversy. Otherwise at 10 pm, Stay tuned for Upfront Soul with Sanguine Fromage from Pacifica for 2 hrs of funk and soul.

On account of the weather, to be honest, its hard to say who will be on the air after that but I assure you we’ve got plenty of great music programming instore until

Weekdays WESU offers BBC’s world Report at 4am. At 5 we continue with NPR’s Morning Edition.
Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica comes your way weekdays at 9am. 

That's followed by NPR’s 1A with Joshua Johnson and 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. Fridays at 11am we present First Voices from Pacifica. Of Course, at noon every weekday, you can tune in for 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.

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