Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thurs Jive 10-12-17

Good evening, it's Thursday October 12th. 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 Ben Michael, Thanks so much for joining us!

Here's what's going on in our area this week:
At the Russell Library in Middletown tonight, There’s a book discussion on Margaret Atwood’s “Alias Grace”. Tomorrow/Friday Russell Library hosts Paper Crafts for Adults at 11:30 am. On Saturday they begin a Local Authors! series with Middletown authors Sandy Berenbaum and Matthew James Alexander Simmons, and the Friends Book Sale happens this weekend. They’re open Sundays from 1-4 pm. Check the website for details these and more ongoing events for all ages.
At the Mac650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op on Main St in Middletown, you can catch a Figure Drawing event tonight/Thursday at 6:30. The theme is Biker Chick.

The KNOW GOOD market happens is kicking off right now at 5 on Bartholomew Street in Hartford. Enjoy local food trucks, music, and more.
YWCA Hartford’s Region Community Matters presents a discussion “Women in Local Politics” led by Patricia Russo of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale this Thursday at 5:30 at their Broad St. location in Hartford. Details at
The Hartt School Community Division presents a free performance of “August: Osage County” happening this Thursday through Saturday at the Handel Performing Arts Center in Hartford. Reservations required.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, they’ve got Monthly Funktion on Thursday, along with The Mushroom Cloud, Steal Your Funk, and Lucid Empire. In Lilly’s Pad, you can catch Ageless for the New Mature Dance Party. Friday brings you Westside Gunn & Conway Benny, Smoke DZA, and BRILLiant Mindz.

Infinity Hall in Hartford features The Floozies: Funk Jesus Tour 2017 this Thursday at 7:30 pm. On Friday it’s Aztec Two-Step – The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook Show. Saturday, it’s bluegrass and Southern rock performed by An Evening With Shovels & Rope. You can hear blues and soul on Sunday with JJ Grey & Mofro.

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford features Sea of Bones, Fister, Sperm Donor, and Un this Thursday. On Friday it’s the 2017 Connecticut MetalFest. On Sunday you can catch Stargazer, To Fear The Fall, and more. Details at

In New Haven at CafĂ© Nine tonight, you can catch Cash’d Out and Nathaniel Hintz. Friday’s Women in Music Happy Hour has Shellye Valauskas & Dean Falcone, along with Kamryn. Followed by a late show with Danny Pease and the Regulators, Dutty Winehouse, and more. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends, and the late show has Nihiloceros, Witch Hair, and Lew Alcindor. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features The Furors and Big Fat Combo, followed by a late show with the Gibson Brothers.

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight, it’s Liviu’s Invitational. It’s high-energy acoustics on Friday with Primate Fiasco. On Saturday, it’s the return of the Northeast Blues Guitar Summit.

On Friday here in Middletown, Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore hosts Jenny Fran Davis speaking about her debut novel, “Everything Must Go.” Full info at
At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown on Friday the Matabasset String Collective takes the stage for a night of bluegrass, blues, and more. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop, and in the evening it’s another double bill with singer/songwriters Cathy Kreger and Caroline Doctorow. The Hearing Voices network meets on Monday mornings at 10:30. The month-long Art Show features the work of Bonnie Byrne LeMay.
On Friday, the Wesleyan Center for the Arts hosts  jazz chanteuse Somi performing at Crowell Concert Hall. On Sunday, you can enjoy two performances of Vertical Influences presented by the Montreal-based company Le Patin Libre at the Freeman Athletic Center skating rink. Professor Neely Bruce presents Part XIII of his This Is It! Complete piano works series Sunday at 3 at Crowell Concert Hall. Details at

Saturday night at 9pm, here in Middletown, you can catch THE BASUKES! & OLD LONESOME DAVE AT THE PICKLE STAND on MAIN STREET, 860-788-3570

Bon Appetit and Long Lane Farm invite you to a Pumpkin Festival this Saturday here in Middletown from noon to 4 pm at 281 Long Lane in Middletown offering free veggie burgers, live music, farm tours and more.

The Eversource Hartford Marathon happens this Saturday at Bushnell Park. A full schedule can be found at

Naturally Dogs and Cats hosts an organized dog walk at Keney Park in Hartford this Saturday from 9 to 11 am. Details at

It’s free admission with the Second Saturdays for Families event at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. Details at

The Connecticut Gilbert & Sullivan Society performs “Princess Ida!” this Saturday and Sunday at the Valley Regional High School Performing Arts Center in Deep River. Details at

The region’s newest vocal chamber ensemble, Alchemy, opens its first season this Saturday with their performance, We Begin to Shine, at the First Congregational Church in Cheshire. More information at

The Buttonwood Tree hosts a Music for Giving Fundraiser Sunday at 4 pm at First Congregational Church in Middletown.
Sunday, Manic Presents brings Phoenix and Lo Moon to The College Street on Sunday with. Details at

This Sunday, The Hartford Record Riot features over 40 tables of records, CDs & music memorabilia from some the East Coast's finest music dealers all under one roof at the Pratt & Whitney Club, on Clement Road in East Hartford.

Many of Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are still in session. find out more at

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

Tonight Hartford’s Real Art Ways ends thier run of “The Nile Hilton Incident,” an Egyptian movie about a murder in Cairo. “Walk With Me,” a peek inside the Zen Buddhist monastery of Thich Naht Hahn, through Sunday. The afternoon movie “Wind River,” a thriller about a murder on a Native American reservation continues through next THursday. On Friday they open “Lucky,” about the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist in a desert town.  “Ex Libris: New York Public Library,” also runs next weekend. Details & screening times at

At Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford, OutFilm CT presents “Desert Hearts” tonight, as part of the ongoing Second Thursdays Series. Tomorrow/ Friday they open “The Big Sick” about a Pakistani-American comedian navigating a non-traditional relationship. Check the website for full schedule and screening times.

Now, stay tuned for a rundown of evening programming here on WESU!

Right after the Jive stick around for Homegrown, with Rob DeRosa the award winning  Music Show-playing Connecticut connected artists often treating the listeners to pre-release material and in studio interviews with artists, the show also provides information about live shows in the area.

At 6:30 stay tuned for Imagine with Karen Stein, offering Peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!

From 8:00-9:30pm stick and stay with WESU for Evening Jazz with Bill Denert, providing A broad range of swing, be bop and avante garde with a sprinkling of new releases. "Hearing is the best experience"

At 9:30 its Crispix with Chris From indie rock to folk to electronic and more, Chris picks whatever he's feeling this week to share with you.

From 11-midnight it’s The American Empire with, Tootse Mutant offering an exploration of the influence of American cultural imperialism on foreign music, such as Korean Hip-Hop, Japanese Jazz, and Peruvian Punk and so much more.

From midnight-1am it’s Jazzalicious Definition with DJ Stocks'n'Socks and MC McGee traveling through the history of jazz by highlighting a different artist, sub-genre, or time period each week.

Stay tuned from 1-2am for Fake News with DJ Alias and DJ Nick at Night who offer An irreverent take on political punditry, provided by two guys who love the sound of their own voices.

From 2-3am it’s the Sonic Hour with DJ Jackson with a focus on indie rock, prog pop, power pop, indie pop, etc. Shows will compare music from a previous generation with their contemporaries.

From 3-4am it’s Democracy Now! from Pacifica.

At 45am We bring you the BBC World Report and we kick of weekdays with Morning Edition from NPR From 59am.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. Thanks for joining us and Stay tuned for a stiff does of Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, up next.

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