Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday 03-21-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday March 21st. 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, Wednesdays at 4:30 right before the Jive.

Now, here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week:

At the Russell Library in Middletown, right now they are celebrating World Puppetry Day with a workshop on manipulating a marionette until 6:30pm. There’s Origami workshop later, this evening. The Cultural Connections group, a meeting place for women of all nationalities, meets tomorrow, Wednesday at the Library. Also tomorrow (Weds), Bill Graham speaks on A Physicist’s Perspective of water, to celebrate World Water Day. There are two, screenings of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” on Thursday as part of their Books to Blockbusters series. Yoga in the Hubbard Room happens on Saturday, and on Sunday enjoy music and clogging by the Atwater-Donnelly Trio. Check the website for the full schedule of events for all the family. www.russelllibrary.org

Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown offers a Crystal Bowl Sound Healing session. The Middlesex Drum Circle meets at the Buttonwood Tree this Thursday. On Friday, storyteller, troubadour and songwriter Don White takes the Buttonwood stage. Saturday morning’s Aligned with Source workshop is followed later that night by folk artists Lisa Bastoni and Naomi Sommers.  Sunday afternoon, John Basinger presents Book III of Milton’s “Paradise Lost.” http://buttonwood.org

Tonight, in New Haven at Café Nine, Manic Productions presents Ellison Jackson, appearing with The Ferdy Mayne, and Hnry Flwer. Tomorrow, brings the monthly Words & Music gathering of poets, writers, comedians and musicians to Café Nine, Manic Productions returns on Thursday to bring you Quinn XCII, Kolaj, and Ian Biggs. Friday’s Happy Hour brings you Lynn Malavolte & DW Ditty. Friday night’s late show features Ian Fitzgerald & Something Else, Lys Guillorn, and James Maple. Saturday's weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Billy Cofrances. Saturday night’s main event features Cash’d Out and Slim Francis.   "The Sunday Buzz" this week hosts a book signing with Chip McCabe, along with Canyon and Frank Critelli.. The Sunday Blues Jam brings the George Lewis Band to the Café Nine stage. For more info, visit www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, jams and works out new material onstage. Wednesday's Community Blues Jam is with Mark Nomad, this week. Sally’s in house band-The Po Boys hold down a regular Thursday night set, with mystery guests weekly. Friday, you can catch some dirty punk reggae with Danny Pease and the Regulators at Sally’s. Duppy Conquerors, a Bob Marley tribute band, perform at Sally’s on Saturday.

Tonight, Manic Productions presents The Expendables, Tribal Theory and more at the Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. On Wednesday, Manic presents Laura Stevenson, Adult Mom, and NYR at Bar in New Haven. You can catch Le Butcherettes, Lea, and Perennial at The Ballroom on Thursday. www.manicproductions.org  for details

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, Friday, they headline The Knocks, appearing with Bipolar Sunshine and Gilligan Moss. Saturday brings you another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party. 
Find more info at www.toadsplace.com

There’s a reception for the exhibition “Shifting Surfaces,” by artist Kim Sobel, this Wednesday at 5:30 at Chapman Hall on the Middlesex Community College campus in Middletown. Call 860-343-5806 for details.

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

The Salons at Stowe series at the Harriett Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford presents a panel discussion and conversation, Unpacking Islamophobia, this Thursday at 5:30. Visit www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org for details.

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, check out Celtic Rock with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers (not Peppers!) on Thursday. There’s funk/rock on Friday with Pink Talking Fish bringing you the Dark Side of Gamehendge.  On Saturday it’s Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Show. At infinity Hall Norfolk, Friday night you can catch Vance Gilbert w/ Kerri Powers. Saturday Jeff Pevar take the infinity Norfolk stage. Sunday on stage at infinity Norfolk brings the Southern New England High School Jazz Festival. At 1pm you can catch Berlin and Simsbury High Schools followed by Middletown and Farmington High Schools at 4pm www.infinityhall.com

You can enjoy multi-genre dance performances this weekend at HarttWorks, the Hartt School Community Division’s annual celebration of local student talent. It’s happening at the Millard Auditorium at the University of Hartford campus. Visit www.harttweb.hartford.edu for performance times.

The Middletown Art Academy and WESU’s own J Cherry celebrate World Water Day this Sunday at 1:30 at the Academy’s Main St. location. Enjoy an exhibit and presentations, performance art, and a water blessing ceremony.  https://www.facebook.com/MiddletownArtAcademy

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” about James Baldwin, and “Kedi,” a cat documentary filmed in Istanbul, through Thursday. On Friday they open “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” an educational journey into the creative process of the Beatles classic. They’re screening the 1970’s classic “M*A*S*H” on Sunday as part of their Film 101 series.
Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues “Paterson,” starring Adam Driver as a New Jersey busman with a repetitive life, through Wednesday. On Thursday they open Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” about missionaries trying to keep Christianity alive in 17th-century Japan. The Midnight Movie on Friday is the animated Japanese film “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.” There’s a hint of spring in the Sunday screening of “The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism,” and they open a run of “Julieta,” a Spanish film about motherhood, passion, and loss. Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org

Thursday, Russell Library presents two, screenings of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” on as part of their Books to Blockbusters series. www.russelllibrary.org

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!

J-Cherry’s Voice of the City spotlights local arts and culture from 8-9pm.
Erich Kuhn’s show, The Big Controversy brings you an hour of talk and tunes tonight from 9-10 pm.

At 10 pm, stay tuned for undercover for an hour of cover tunes.

After that It’s an hour of music relating to a new noun each week on :Nouns

At midnight, Sir Bruce is in the house for 4 hours of old school RnB and Soul.

The BBC World Report airs from 4-5 am, daily.

We start the day at 5 with NPR’s Morning Edition.

At 9am Weekdays its Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica, followed by NPRs 1A with Joshua Johnson

At 11am (Monday Through Thursday) you’ll hear the newest addition to our morning talk show line-up, Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica.

Of course at noon every weekday, we bring you Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.

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. Find our audio stream, 2 weeks’ worth of station archives a donation link and more, online at www.wesufm.org

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