Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday 6-14-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday June 14th. 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.

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

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

At Russell Library this evening at 6pm, they’ll screen “Manchester by the Sea,” and tomorrow/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.

In New Haven at Café Nine, tonight (weds), you can catch The Suitcase Junket, and Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps. 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.

Riverfront Recapture in Hartford offers a free yoga session every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Bring your own mat. Tomorrow/Thursday they offer Thursday Nights on the Plaza, with free music and more, all on the Plaza.

Also in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight, This week’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.

Tonight (Wednesday), Manic Presents has Dead Heavens, InAeona, and Pray for Sound at Bar in New Haven. Tomorrow/Thursday, Manic has Thrice, PUP, and The So So Glos at College Street Music Hall. At The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden for the weekend, Manic presents Moon Hooch and Honeycomb on Friday, and Sorority Noise, Forth Wanderers, The Obsessives, and Shannen Moser on Saturday. Then It’s St. Paul & The Broken Bones, appearing with Shovels & Rope, on Sunday at the College Street Music Hall.

Here in Middletown tomorrow evening, there’s a Gong and Sound Meditation. 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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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. 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

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.

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.”
Free Movies in the Parks returns this Friday with a screening of “Trolls” in Riverside Park in Hartford. The movie starts at

Now here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU as we kick off our new Summer program season!
Right after The Jive at Five stay tuned for an hour of Latin music from the 80's, 90's and early 2000's, starring Isabel.
6-6:30pm it's Your Mind Matters with Helen Evrard MD. We explore the brain conditions known as mental illness from a holistic viewpoint with guests who study them, treat them, or are affected by them.
And from 6:30-8pm, stay tuned for Fusion Radio with James Fusion. The original ... and still the best damn Techno mix on radio!

Starting at 8 and running until 9:30pm, it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce. The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.
From 9:30-11pm, it's  The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. Presenting listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house, and leftfield mixed live.

From 11 to 4am it's Studio 54, starring Franco, playing all of those disco hits from the 1970's!
The BBC World News comes on board at 4am followed at 5 with Morning Edition from NPR.

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.

Thanx for listening! Now stay tuned for The Latin Music Hour!

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