Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tues 06-06-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, June 6th. 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 Maria Johnson, producer and host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, which this summer airs every Tuesday, from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. Can't listen live? Find the audio online at www.reasonablycatholic.com

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

In New Haven at Café Nine, tonight, there’s a special screening of DA Pennebaker’s “65 Revisited,” featuring a decade of Dylan, as part of the New Haven Documentary film Festival. Tomorrow/Wednesday they host a Comedy Open Mic with Dan Rice. On Thursday, it’s Mid Atlantic Title, Barrows, and Western States. Friday’s Happy Hour features The Sulls, followed by the evening show with Pleasure Beach and Reduction Plan. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends, and the late show features Dangerous Animals, Flight of Silence, and The Right Offs. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Diane Cluck and An Historic, and they finish out the weekend with a jazz jam brought to you by the George Lesiw Band. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, every Tuesday night, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material. Tomorrow/Wednesday, the Community Blues Jam is hosted by Gene Donaldson this week. Thursday Sally’s house band, The Po Boys, takes the stage. On Friday enjoy funky blues and soul with Ray Morant’s Soul Tsunami. Saturday, SNL band vocalist Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez take Sally’s stage.http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

At Toad’s Place in New Haven on Thursday, CT’s Finest presents “Return of the Real” featuring Spark Kent, Stubs, BRILLiant Mindz, and more. On Friday it’s a Local Showcase Summer Spectacular with a variety of performers on two stages. On Saturday the Rick Derringer Band takes the stage along with Remember September.   Info at 

Friday, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown offers guitarist Sinan Batir and his new trio. The Aligned with Source Workshop and Meditation happens Saturday morning, and in the evening it’s the World of Women Voices with singer/songwriters Sharon Goldman, Bev Grant, and Villa Palagonia featuring Allison Scola.  http://buttonwood.org/

Tonight (Tuesday), Manic Presents! brings Foster the People and Miya Folick to the College Street Music Hall in New Haven. On Wednesday Manic Presents! offers Franz Ferninand and Omni at College Street. Also on Wednesday Manic has Mirah and Mobley appearing at Bar in New Haven. On Thursday, at The Ballroom at The Outer Space, they bring you The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, appearing with Beverly, and Ablebody. Then, Manic has three nights in a row at the College Street Music Hall starting on Friday with City and Colour and Noah Gundersen, Saturday with Demetri Martin and the Let’s Get Awkward Tour, and Sunday with Trombone Shorty &Orleans Avenue, appearing with the New Breed Brass Band. Or you can catch Twin Peaks, Ron Gallo, and Dirt Devil on Saturday in a Manic show at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden and Elvis Depressedly and more at The Ballroom on Sunday. http://www.manicpresents.com/

At Russell Library this tonight at 6pm, The Jobs and Careers Program hosts Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviewing Skills. Tonight, Russell Library also offers a Racial Justice Book Group event to discuss “The Turner House,” by Angela Flournoy.  The Summer Movie Series screens “La La Land” tomorrow/Wednesday. Children’s author Minh Le shares his book, “Let Me Finish!” at The Library on Friday. There’s a Friends of the Library Book Sale this weekend.  You’re invited to register for the Adult Summer Reading program, offering a chance to win gift cards to local venues. The exhibit of photographs celebrating the Middletown Summer Hoopfest is ongoing.  www.russelllibrary.org

The Art Guild of Middletown hosts its annual Juried Exhibit this week, and invites you to submit original work at designated times. The opening reception and awards ceremony will be held Friday at 7pm at the Zilkha Art Gallery on the Wesleyan campus. Full details atwww.middletownartguild.org

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

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Soul Conversation, Iconoclasm, Flapjack Attack, and Living Skies tomorrow/Wednesday. On Friday they start their Three Days of Riffs Weekend with Bone Storm, Gritter, and more. There’s a CD release party on Saturday featuring Sworn Enemy, No Honor Among Thieves, and others. https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

In Hartford, there’s free music at noon every Wednesday on Constitution Plaza, provided this week by Meredith Rose. You can enjoy more on Friday with the Pratt Street Music Series, featuring Bruce Gregori this week.  www.hartford.com/events/

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, enjoy jazz on Friday at An Evening with Pat Metheny, appearing with Antonio Sanchez, Linda Man, and more. On Saturday it’s blues with Grammy nominee Tab Benoit. On Sunday, Indivisible Connecticut presents Songs of Despair & Hope with a live performance by The Shinolas, appearing along with other performers. A portion of sales will be donated to local action groups. the Divas. Details at www.infinityhall.com

Connecticut celebrates its 13th annual Open House Day on Saturday with a variety of free offerings across the state at diverse venues. Check out what’s happening at www.hartford.com/events/ or http://www.ctvisit.com/connecticut-open-house-day-june-10-2017

At the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, it’s Second Saturdays for Families this week with free admission, along with Juneteenth Family Day, celebrating African American history with a variety of activities.www.thewadsworth.org

The Brownstone Quarry and Town of Portland are co-sponsoring The Portland Riverfront Park Music and Arts Festival Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Portland Riverfront Park. Rain date is June 11th. Enjoy continuous music, arts and crafts, food vendors, and more. The line-up includes Deep Ellum at noon, Seat of Our Pants at 1:00 pm, We Got Rhythm at 2:15 pm, The Mighty Soul Drivers at 4:15 pm, and Plywood Cowboy at 6:15 pm. Riverfront Park is located at 284 Brownstone Avenue, near the Brownstone Quarries. Full details athttps://www.facebook.com/brownstonequorum/

On Sunday, Hands On Drumming – CT sponsors a River Vibes Waterfront Drum Circle at 4 pm at Waterfront Park in Middletown. Bring your own or use one of theirs. The Circle will meet every second Sunday through the summer. https://www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are opening the 2017 season again. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Open now are: Cromwell, Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham, Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury, Wednesdays 4-7pm. More to come as the season unfolds. Info at www.ctnofa.org

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. Also continuing are “Like Crazy,” an Italian film about friendship and madness in a psychiatric clinic, and “The Zookpeeper’s Wife,” about resistance efforts in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. The films run through Thursday. On Friday they open “Sacred,” a documentary about religious practices and rituals from around the globe. Also opening is “The Lost City of Z,” the true story of a British explorer who discovers an unknown civilization in the Amazon. Both run through the weekend. On Sunday they screen “Before Homosexuals,” a documentary on same-sex desire, as part of the 30th CT LBGT Film Festival.  Details & screening times at 

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues screenings of selections for the 30th annual CT LGBT Film Festival, offering men’s shorts, women’s shorts, and more. On Sunday their National Theatre Live series brings you “Peter Pan. 

In Middletown, the Russell Library opens its Summer Film Series, And the Oscar Goes To. . ., on Tuesday with two screenings of “La La Land.” www.russelllibrary.org

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

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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