Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tues 5-30-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday May 30th. 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 Conversatios on Healthcare.

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

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Every Tuesday night at Sally's, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material. On Wednesday, the Community Blues Jam hosts Tim McDonald this week. On Thursday Sally’s house band, The Po Boys, takes the stage. On Friday Sally’s debuts Dylan Doyle. On Saturday, it’s Danny Pease and the Regulators. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

Tonight in New Haven at Café Nine, they headline Dear Darla. There’s a Benefit for the Connecticut Bail Fund on Wednesday with Ceschi, Patrick Dalton, and Swamp Yankee. On Thursday it’s Maybird, appearing with Mission Zero. Friday’s Happy Hour features Shellye Valauskas & Dean Falcone, followed by the evening show with Phat Astronaut, The Telle, Baka Fana, and Mizeyesis. . Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Mike Coppola and Friends, with Manic Presents! Bringing you the evening show with Bent Knee, Great Caeser, and The Refectory. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Anne Marie Menta & Dick Neal, with the late show headlining Ryxno, Dr. Beardface and the Spacemen, and Zombii. http://www.cafenine.com/

At Russell Library this week, their One Book on the Riverbend series presents Tales from the Connecticut River: Stories of Local Crew Coaches tonight (Tuesday). Or, you can join their Classic Mysteries Book Discussion in a conversation about Dashiell Hammett’s “The Thin Man.” On Wednesday the One Book on the Riverbend series continues with Eating Like a Champion: How Elite Athletes Build Their Power, featuring Jeff Hush, founder of Food & Movement Therapy. The Jazz Up Close and Crossing Cultures series presents music with Japanese violinist Meg Okura and her quintet on Thursday at 7. A 2-week exhibit of photographs celebrating the Middletown Summer Hoopfest opens June 1.  www.russelllibrary.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, On Friday its Riders on the Storm with multiple performers appearing on two stages. On Saturday it’s an Electronic Pop & Dance Night featuring RAGEPAK and TreFyah. Info at www.toadsplace.com

The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, The Story City Troupe takes the stage on Thursday, and on Sunday you can enjoy comedy with Cloud 9 & Friends Improv.http://buttonwood.org/

Tomorrow/Wednesday, Manic Presents brings The Orwells and The Walters to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. Or, enjoy Ruby The RabbitFoot, José Oyola & The Astronauts, and Ashley Hamel at Bar in New Haven. They’re back at The Ballroom on Thursday with Joseph, and Overcoats, and Friday with Barns Courtney and Brian Bonz.

There’s free yoga every Wednesday at 6 p.m. brought to you by Riverfront Recapture and Hartford Sweat. Bring your own mat to Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. On Thursday they offer Thursday Nights on the Plaza, with free music and more, also on the Plaza.www.riverfront.org

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

An Opening Reception for Flohana, photographs of the Hawaii Fire Artists, happens Thursday at the MAC 650 Gallery on Main St in Middletown at 5 pm. https://www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

The First Thursday Jazz Series in Middletown, hosted by Central City Productions, continues this Thursday at Lan Chi Restaurant on Main St. in Middletown with music by Trevor Davis’ Jazz Affair. Info at https://www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, enjoy blues and rock with the Eric Johnson Band and special guest Arielle on Thursday. It’s metal and rock on Friday with Ozzmosis. On Saturday it’s vocal tribute galore with Barbra & Céline: Double the Divas. Details at www.infinityhall.com

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Skinlab with Product of Hate, Ikillya, Soul Conversion and more on Thursday. On Friday it’s the Jeremy Zombii Birthday Show. On Saturday it’s Baconfest 3! with a recipe contest, two stages and ten bands.https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

In Hartford, there’s free music at noon every Friday in their Pratt Street Music Series, featuring Belle of the Fall this week.  www.hartford.com/events/

Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford offers a free Tree Walk Saturday morning at 10 to explore their rare and notable trees.www.cedarhillfoundation.org

The Middletown Recreation Department sponsors a guided nature walk on Saturday at McCutcheon Park that includes a discussion of Native uses of the area. Call 860-262-2788 for details.

And the Rockfall Foundation hosts a Day Hike at Wadsworth Falls State Park in honor of Connecticut Trails Day led by geologist Christine Witkowski. You can learn more about the geology and ecology of the area. https://www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Obit,” a film that explores the world of obituary writers. Both run through Thursday. Continuing through Wednesday is “Like Crazy,” an Italian film about friendship and madness in a psychiatric clinic. On Thursday they screen “Disturbing the Peace,” a film about former Israeli and Palestinian enemy combatants who come together to challenge the status quo. There’s a post-screening Q&A with director Stephen Apkon. They explore the ideology of White House strategist Stephen Bannon’s  with Bannon’s documentary “Generation Zero” on Saturday, along with a post-film discussion. They open “The Commune” on Friday, about a post-70’s Copenhagen commune, and “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” about resistance efforts in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Both run through the weekend.   Details & screening times at

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues “Panique,” the restoration of a 1947 classic about intrigue in Nazi-occupied France, through Thursday. Their 30th annual Connecticut LGBT Film Festiv al opens Friday with “Center of the World,” followed by an Opening Night Reception. Check the website for times and offerings through the weekend. 

Now here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU as we kick off our new Summer program season!

Right afte the jive until 8pm stay tuned for 3 hours of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill for 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.

From 8-9pm The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry features  live and local Connecticut arts and music.

At 9pm its WesSports and Beyond… for 30 minutes of talk about Wes sports, especially those upcoming in the Fall.

From 9:30-10:30pm The Test Patterns Show with Chaim O'Brien-Blumenthal has this to say… “To describe The Test Patterns Show would be an exercise in futility. The sound of things falling down the stairs.”

From 10:30-3am it’s a whole lot of old school soul, funk, and RnB for gorwn folks on The Greatest Sounds Under The Sun with Sir Bruce

At 3am stay tuned for RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald, which takes you on a tour across borders and genres, introducing you to music from far flung places and sometimes from right in your own backyard.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. Tune in to WESU each and every weekday at 4:55 pm 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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