Thursday, October 12, 2017

Wednesday 10-12-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday October 11th. 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 Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience" and Connecticut's number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanx for joining us!

Here's what's going on in our area this week:
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.

In New Haven at CafĂ© Nine tonight, it’s  Canyon, That Virginia, Steph Serenita, and Storytime Bob. Thursday brings you 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, it's the Wednesday community blues jam session featuring Brant Taylor this week. On Thursday 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.

Tonight/Wednesday, Manic Presents brings  Kyle Kinane, Andrew Morgan, and Craig Taylor at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. They’re back at College Street on Sunday with Phoenix, and Lo Moon. Details at

At the Russell Library in Middletown tonight, the Russell Readers will meet to discuss “Refresh, Refresh” by Benjamin Percy. Their World War I discussion series continues each Wednesday through the month. Veterans, families, and the public are invited to join at the Middletown Senior Center at 10 am, or at 7 pm at the library. There’s a Horror Writing for Teens workshop the evening/Wednesday at 6 pm. There’s a book discussion on Margaret Atwood’s “Alias Grace” Thursday evening. Friday they host a 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.

Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown hosts several book signing events this week. Tonight/Wednesday, folk singer and activist Dar Williams presents a reading, singing, and singing event for her new book, “What I Found in a Thousand Towns.” On Friday, it’s Jenny Fran Davis with her debut novel, “Everything Must Go.” Full info at

On Friday, the Wesleyan Center for the Arts hosts  jazz chanteuse Somi performs 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

There’s free yoga at Bushnell park on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm.

In Hartford, at the Arch Street Tavern, Boo-Yah Free Funk Wednesdays happens each week and is hosted is by members of West End Blend, Big Mean Sound Machine, and a rotating gang of special guests.
At the Mac650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op on Main St in Middletown, you can catch a Figure Drawing event Thursday at 6:30. The theme is Biker Chick.
Trinity College in Hartford invites you to the opening exhibit “Art from Archive: Work by Lewis Watts and Pablo Delano,” Thursday from noon to 6:30 pm at the Austin Arts Center. This exhibit highlights photographs of Black and Puerto Rican history. Details at
The KNOW GOOD market happens Thursday 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

Bon Appetit and Long Lane Farm invite you to a Pumpkin Festival this Saturday from noon to 4 pm at 281 Long Lane in Middletown. Enjoy 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.

Many of Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are still in session. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Middletown’s long running market on the South Green is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm and Middletown’s North End Farmers Market is on Friday’s from 10 am to 2 pm. Cromwell’s market is on Fridays 4-7 pm; and Glastonbury’s market happens Wednesdays 4-7 pm, find more at

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “The Nile Hilton Incident,” an Egyptian movie about a murder in Cairo, and “Walk With Me,” a peek inside the Zen Buddhist monastery of Thich Naht Hahn, through Thursday. The afternoon movie is “Wind River,” a thriller about a murder on a Native American reservation. 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

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues the run of the 1979 Russian science fiction classic, “Stalker,” through tonight/Wednesday. OutFilm CT presents “Desert Hearts” on Thursday as part of the ongoing Second Thursdays Series. On 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.

Here's the Wednesday night line-up for our Fall program season here at WESU.

The Latin Music Hour with Isabel. Latin mustic from the 80's, 90's and early 2000's.

From 6 - 6:30 it's Think Twice Radio with Al Robinson.
The undertaking of "Think Twice Radio" is to reassert the "watchdog" role of the media by ramping up coverage of Connecticut issues in a non-partisan manner.

And from 6:30 -8 it's Fusion Radio with James Fusion.
The original... and still the best damn Techno mix on radio!

From 8 - 9:30 it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce.
The best of underground house music mixed live for your listening pleasure.

And starting at 9:30 and running until 11, it's N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk.
Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.

From 11 -midnight it's Genrebusters with Baby Ruth and Willy J. A music history show that dives into the rise and phenonemon of cult sub-genres of music like MOR, "slacker-rock", prog-funk and trap.

And at midnight it's Who Sampled? with Margilla Madman and Bebbs. A music show that plays songs that sample other songs.

From 1 - 2 am it's Unsure with Racha and SarBot. Each program we cover a different topic through various forms of sonic media, whether with lyrical to instrumental music, archival news and interviews, movie and TV clips.

From 2 - 3 it's Well into the Eighties with Daniel Crippin. Classic alternative music from WESU's extemsive vinyl archive paired with the best in new indie rock.

From 3 - 4 it's Democracy Now! from Pacifica. Hosted by Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! gives access to peopleand perspectives rarely heard in the U.S. media, including journalists, rasstoos leaders, activists, artists, academics and ordinatry people from around the world.

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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