Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday 06-13-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday June 13th. 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. As of today, we are less than $4,000 away from our spring pledge drive goal! To those of you who've done your part, thank you! And those of you who've been meaning to give, please do. Our secure website, with a list of way-cool gifts for donating, is www.wesufm.org/pledge . Thanks!

Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.
Here in Middletown tonight (Tues) The Buttonwood Tree Anne-Marie and Mike McEwen host ‘Step into the Vortex’, with tai chi, life perspectives, and more. There’s a Gong and Sound Meditation on Thursday eve. On Friday, you can enjoy originals and more with Stephilia’s Stone, appearing with singer/songwriter Mary Bragg. The Aligned with Source Workshop and Meditation happens Saturday morning, and in the evening it’s a farewell gig with Israeli jazz pianist Uri Shaham and his trio.  http://buttonwood.org/

In New Haven at Café Nine, tonight (Tuesday), The Kominas appear with Giant Kitty. Tomorrow/Wednesday you can enjoy The Suitcase Junket, and Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps at Café Nine stage. Thursday, Richard Barone and Ricky Byrd take the Café stage. Friday’s monthly Women in Music Happy Hour features Kath Bloom, Terri Lynn, and Flo Ness. For Friday night’s main event at The Nine,   Manic Presents Charly Bliss, Hellrazor, and more. Weekly Saturday afternoont Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, this week. Saturday night you can catch Whiskey Kill and Bronson Rock. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Ponybird and Rob Carlson, along with Benefit Street. Sunday evening they finish out the weekend with a bill featuring Parker Gispert and Laundry Day. http://www.cafenine.com/

At Russell Library this evening, there’s a Job Search Networking workshop with Orville Pierson, and Origami workshop, and the Russell Readers will be discussing “Lawns,” by Mona Simpson. Wednesday they screen “Manchester by the Sea,” and on Thursday night the Readers Theater presents “100 Saints You Should Know” by Kate Fodor. The Poet’s Corner with Susan Allison happens at 1 pm on Friday. www.russelllibrary.org

Riverfront Recapture in Hartford offers a free fitness class at Mortenson Plaza in Hartford every Tuesday at 6 pm. There’s also free yoga every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Bring your own mat. On Thursday they offer Thursday Nights on the Plaza, with free music and more, all on the Plaza. www.riverfront.org

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, On Tuesday night’s Michael Palins Other orchestra, an 18 piece big band woks out new material on stage. This Wednesday’s Community Blues Jam is hosted Ed Bradley. Friday, you can enjoy guitarist Daniel Salazar with his cross-boundaries compositions. On Saturday, Sally’s invites you to the 18th annual Black-eyed & Blues Festival in Bushnell Park from 2 to 11 pm where you can enjoy the Danny Draher Band, Grason Hugh & the Moon Hawks, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood, and more. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

This Wednesday, Manic Presents brings Dead Heavens, InAeona, and Pray for Sound to Bar in New Haven. On Thursday, it’s Thrice, PUP, and The So So Glos at College Street Music Hall. They’re at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden for the weekend, with Moon Hooch and Honeycomb on Friday, and Sorority Noise, Forth Wanderers, The Obsessives, and Shannen Moser on Saturday. It’s St. Paul & The Broken Bones, appearing with Shovels & Rope, on Sunday at the College Street Music Hall. http://www.manicpresents.com

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

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

At Toad’s Place in New Haven this Thursday it’s OTEP, The Convalescence, and Brand of Julez. On Friday they headline The Naked and Famous, appearing with Furbs. Saturday’s early show is the Upnext Day Party with Ayo & Teo, followed by the late show featuring Erotic City, a Prince tribute band. Info at www.toadsplace.com

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Owl maker, Left Hand Backwards, the DOOD, and Ditch Wizard on Friday. On Saturday it’s Corpse Light, VRSA, and Undercliff. https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, this Saturday there’s a CD release party with blues artists the Balkun Brothers appearing with Consider the Source and Jake Kulak & The Lowdown. On Sunday it’s Bruce in the USA with the world's #1 Bruce Springsteen tribute band. Details atwww.infinityhall.com

The Cedar Hill Cemetery hosts a Butterfly Hunt this Saturday at 10 am in Hartford, co-sponsored by the Connecticut Butterfly Association. Wear long pants, hiking shoes, and bug repellent. Details atwww.cedarhillfoundation.org

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are opening the 2017 season. 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 “Sacred,” a documentary about religious practices and rituals from around the globe. Also continuing is “Their Finest,” a WWII comedy about British pride and pluck. Or you can see “Deconstructing the Beatles’ Rubber Soul,” which takes you through the creation of this iconic album. All run through Thursday. Tonight, they screen “Hidden Figures” in their Science on Screen series, followed by a post-film discussion with local women of color in STEM. On Friday they open a restoration version celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Monterey Pop,” along with “Chuck,” about resilience in the boxing world, and “I, Daniel Blake,” about search for compassion after disability strikes. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Following their annual summer break, Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford reopens, on Friday with “Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story,” a documentary of the storyboard artist Harold Michelson and his family. On Sunday they screen “Micahelangelo Love and Death” in their Exhibition on Screen series, which gives a fresh look at this legendary artist.http://www.cinestudio.org/

In Middletown, the Russell Library continues its Summer Film Series, And the Oscar Goes To. . ., on Wednesday with two screenings of “Manchester By The Sea.” www.russelllibrary.org
Free Movies in the Parks returns this Friday with a screening of “Trolls” in Riverside Park in Hartford. The movie starts at sunset.www.riverfront.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 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 DJ Steve fills in for J-Cherry’s The Voice of the CITY.

At 9pm its WesSports and Beyond… with DJ Steve for 30 minutes of talk about sports.
From 9:30-10:30pm its The Test Patterns Show with Chaim O'Brien-Blumenthal
From 10:30-3am it’s a whole lot of old school soul, funk, and RnB for grown 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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