Good evening, it's Tuesday April 25th. 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 students and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.
I'm Marianne O’Hare, producer of conversations on Healthcare.
Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.
Quinn Miller plays at Klekolo World Coffee in Middletown tonight (Tuesday). www.klekolo.com
Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts presents the fourth week of the Senior Thesis Exhibition Receptions, opening on tomorrow/Wednesday, at 4:00pm. Between Charms: Piano Recital by Yvonne Troxler will take place on Tuesday, April 25, in Russell House. Thursday sees Senior Talks in the History of Art in Boger Hall. Here, Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History present their thesis talks. Thursday, Advanced Javanese Gamelan performs in the World Music Hall, and the Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble plays on Friday. The Spring Dance Concert will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00pm in the Patricelli '92 Theater. Full details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/
Tonight in New Haven at Café Nine features a triple bill with Eilen Jewell, Miss Tess and The Talkbacks, and Seth Adam. Tomorrow/Wednesday, Sophie Auster with SEE takes the Café Nine stage. Thursday night Café Nine features Western Estates, Straight to VHS, and Witch Hair. DW Ditty plays at the Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour on Friday. Later Friday night, GO KAT GO! Presents THE 126.96.36.199'S and Sasquatch, as well as Bloodshot Bill. Café Nine’s Saturday's Jazz Jam Session is with Billy Cofrances this week. The ELM CITY FOLK FESTIVAL brings in Michael Hunton, Oh Cassius, Rusty Things, The Can Kickers, and The Goddamn River to Café nine Saturday night. "The Sunday Buzz" matinee from Cygnus Radio presents SARAH BORGES & THE BROKEN SINGLES, with The Backyard Committee. Café Nine ends their weekend with music from THE WILD REEDS and Blank Range on Sunday night. www.cafenine.com
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, every Tuesday night, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra gets funky as they jam and work out new material. Wednesday's COMMUNITY BLUES JAM is W/ TIM MCDONALD this week. Thursday night at Sally’s you can catch the premiere of the CT Blues Society’s ANNUAL BAND CHALLENGE, where Four blues bands compete to win a chance to represent CT at the national competition in Memphis! Thursday nights, Sally’s house band, The Po Boys, feature special guests. This Friday ELIZA NEALS & THE NARCOTICS bring their award-winning, blues-rock-soul to Sally’s. Saturday night features Robert Frahm. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Tongiht Manic presents Acid Mothers Temple with Babylon, and Sun Dagger in The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. Wednesday Manic's free weekly event at Bar in New Haven feartures Honeysuckle, Sam Moss, and the Balkun Brothers. Saturday, Manic Presents: Tokyo shoegaze rockers, MONO alongside Holy Sons at The Ballroom at The Outer Space. This Sunday, you can see The Wild Reeds, an LA based band, with Blank Range at Cafe Nine. www.manicproductions.org
Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org
At RUSSELL Library in Middletown, this Thursday, it’s The Middletown World War I Digitization Day. In an effort to help preserve this significant piece of our history, the Russell Library will be partnering with the Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One: Sharing History/Preserving Memories project to hold a digitization day event. The event Healthy Me, Healthy Start happens on Fridays at Russell Library. This is a free early childhood nutrition program designed to support parents in establishing healthy eating habits in their young children. On Saturday, in Meeting Room 3, the library offers How to find a grant – where you can learn about Grants Databases available through the Russell Library. Saturday evening there's Yoga in the Hubbard Room. Next Monday, The Russell Library in is holding an all-day Youth Mental Health First Aid Training from 9 am to 5 pm. The workshop teaches how to help an adolescent experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or crisis and includes action plans for both crisis and non-crisis situations. Registration is required. Call 860-347-2520 for details, and to register. Details at www.russelllibrary.org
Thursday evening brings the Middlesex drum circle to the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown. Friday, The Buttonwood features folk artists Kristen Graves and Natalie Gelman. Saturday morning brings the Weekly “Aligned with Source” guided meditation and workshop. Saturday evening 71 Strings, Three Men, and a Concertina featuring Larry Kaplan, Dave Paton, and Tom White return to the Buttonwood Tree with a special mix of contemporary songs as traditional music from around the world. Sunday, John Basinger continues his performance of Miltons Paradise Lost, performing the epic poem from memory! http://buttonwood.org
At Toad’s Place in New Haven, Thursday brings the SPRING MUSIC FEST 2, featuring artists Crosby, Exist, Placeville, Pre-Owned, Street Tiger, Torque and Treehouse of Bees. Friday night BADFISH, pays TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME on THE HERB & LEGENDS TOUR, playing alongside with Roots of Creation, Ian Biggs & the Ruckus, and Tales of Joy. www.toadsplace.com
This Friday, Circophony's Circus Indivisible opens at the Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater Company in Middletown for a 2 day run. This production is about communication, acceptance and working through differences and combines circus, dance, acrobatics and comedy to build connections across the communication gaps in our contemporary culture. www.Oddfellows.org for details.
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues their run of “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” an educational journey into the Beatles' creative process. Also n screen through Thursday is, Tomorrow, a film about French actress and director Mélanie Laurent who decided to travel the world in search of concrete solutions that can be implemented throughout the world by hundreds of communities. Opening on Friday at Real Art Ways, A Quiet Passion stars Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org
Through Wednesday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing I Am Not Your Negro, a film on author, black activist and gay icon James Baldwin. Cinestudio screens T2 - Trainspotting Thurs-Sat, depicting Edinburgh’s underworld and how it has changed as director Danny Boyle and the original cast drop in 20 years after Trainspotting’s original glory. Sunday, Cinestudio offers: Personal Shopper, the tale of a young American working as the personal shopper to an obnoxiously wealthy socialite in Paris, and trying to connect with her dead twin at the same time. 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 6-8pm stay tuned for Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill 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. Tonight show will feature a ticket give away to see the Legendary Kink Friedman!
At 8:00 stay tuned for the Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.
At 9pm, he Big Controversy with Eric Kuhn, is a public affairs show with discussion and analysis of current events, current personalities, and the current state of the reality/fake reality flux.
at 9:30 stay tuned for 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 1-4am Sir Bruce presentsThe Greatest Sounds Under The Sun featuring 2 hrs of old school RNB and Soul music.
Weekdays, we begin our program day at 4am with BBC world Report, followed by NPR’s Morning Edition at 5am.
At 9am stay tuned for Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica.
NPRs 1A with Joshua Johnson comes your way at 10 am and at 11am (Monday through Thursday) it’s Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica.
On Friday’s at 9am, we are proud to present First Voices updating us on the news affecting indigenous and first nation communities.
Of Course, at noon every weekday, it’s our flagship independent daily news hour, 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
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