Good evening, it's Thursday January 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 Ben Michael, thanks for listening! Now, here’s a rundown of some cultural and entertaining events happening in our region this week.
Here in Middletown tonight, The Mac 650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op on Main St hosts Edgar Clinks, Eddie Golden III, Lady Queen Paradise, and Queer Choir on for a 7 pm show. Fat Randy appears at the MAC on Saturday. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/
In New Haven, tonight/ Thursday at Café nine, it’s Mark Daniel & The Free Radicals, Daniela Cardillo, and Passing Strange. Friday’s 5pm Happy Hour performance features Lynn Malavolte, and the Friday night main event features The Refectory, Hylda, Sullust, and Stone Titan. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends, and the Saturday late show headlines Will Dailey, appearing with Ayrhill. The Sunday Buzz Matinee at Café Nine is a Songwriter Series with Chris Berardo and more, and the evening show is Sex Beat with DJ Kid Congo Powers. http://www.cafenine.com/
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, you can catch Liviu’s Invitational and on Friday singer/songwriter Pat O’Shea and his band take the stage. It’s blues and more on Saturday with Kosher Kid & The Incredible Amplifires. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/
On Friday at The Buttonwood in Middletown, you can enjoy the folk duo, The Promise is Hope. The Aligned with Source Workshop and Meditation happens on Saturday morning. The rhythm and voice trio, Indigo Soul, takes the Buttonwood Tree stage Saturday afternoon. The NEAR and Far Storytellers are at the Buttonwood Sunday evening, and The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday mornings. All Month you can enjoy the art exhibit, Mystic Collages, by featured artist Flo Bartosiak. www.buttonwood.org
At Toad’s Place in New Haven on Friday, it’s Riders On The Storm, The Electric Lady Band, Little Us, and more. On the Lilly’s Pad stage Friday night you can catch the Too Far Promo Show. They’ve got Opus’ Blizzard B-Day Bash on Saturday featuring Fatal Portrait, EARTH, and JASTA, along with Metal Karaoke and Soldiers of Solace in Lilly’s Pad. www.toadsplace.com
Infinity Hall brings you Americana, country and more with Neko Case on Friday, appearing with Mt. Joy. On Saturday, they’ve got Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones Tribute Band. www.infinityhall.com
Manic Presents is at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven this weekend. On Friday, it’s Guster, Mates of State, and The Zambonis, and on Saturday you can catch Rebelution, Raging Fyah, and DJ Mackle. www.manicpresents.com
At the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown, the NAACP Youth Committee presents a workshop for high school students, Writing the College Essay, Saturday at 9 am. They’re hosting a CT Writing Groups Meetup on Sunday at noon, for writers looking for critique partners, writing groups, and beta readers. Details at www.wesleyanrjjulia.com
The Middlesex Music Academy in Middletown offers ukulele classes for both beginners and intermediates on Saturdays, led by Karen Hogg. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice
Artists for World Peace brings their 6X6 PEACE Wall to Bethany this Saturday from 1 to 4 pm at the Clark Memorial Library. Artists are invited to create a canvas, or come to purchase one. Proceeds support the Native Eyes Project. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice
It’s Second Saturdays for Families this week at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, offering free admission, music, and more. www.thewadsworth.org
The Palace Theater in Waterbury presents the legendary soul/funk group Kool and The Gang live on stage Saturday night. http://www.palacetheaterct.org/
In Hartford Saturday night, Hartford native and renowned bass guitarist Doug Wimbish teams up with members of Kung Fu and the Breakfast to mine the deep grooves of the music of the Grateful Dead as “Steal Your Funk” live on stage at Arch Street Tavern, t 10 p.m. www.archstreettavern.com
The Connecticut Historical Society invites you to their ongoing exhibit, That’s Weird, of strange objects connected to our state’s material culture, happening every Saturday. Details at www.chs.org
Cherry St. Station in Wallingford hosts Brandon Mabry’s Birthday Bash on Saturday with Slip & Fall, Matt and the Marauders, Honch, and more. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues “The Florida Project,” about a family in a budget motel near Disney World, and “The Light of the Moon,” about a Latina architect in Brooklyn dealing with a sexual assault, through Thursday. The afternoon movie is “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” about a perfect family encountering a past secret. On Friday they open “In the Fade (Aus Dem Nichts),” a German film about a mother who loses her child in a Neo-Nazi bomb attack. The weekend opening is “Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming,” an animated film about a Canadian poet performing in Iran. Check the website for details and screening times at www.realartways.org
Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues “Faces Places,” a French documentary about a photographer and his giant portrait, through tonight/Wednesday. Thursday’s CT OutFilm series offering is “God’s Own Country.” They’re screening “Murder on the Orient Express” on Friday and Saturday, with an all-star cast including Penelope Cruz and Dame Judi Dench. On Sunday they reprise “Loving Vincent,” an animated feature about the iconic artist. Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/
Now, here’s a rundown of our thur night lineup on air here at WESU:
Right after the Jive, Stick around for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, the award winning Music Show-that features Connecticut connected artists with information about live shows in the area.
From 6:30-8pm stay tuned for Imagine with Karen Stein offering Peace through music! Featuring the best music from around the world and around the block!
at 8:00pm its time for Evening Jazz with Bill Denert featuring A broad range of swing, bebop and avante garde with a sprinkling of new releases. "Hearing is the best experience"
at 9:30 it’s Crispix with Chris, from indie rock to folk to electronic and more, Chris picks whatever he's feeling this week to share with you.
At 11pm, Franco keeping the music going until 3am with his mix of dance music from the 70s & 80s
From 3-4am we’ll rebroadcast todays’ noontime episode of Democracy now!
At 4am We bring you the BBC World Report and we kick of weekdays with Morning Edition from NPR From 5‑9am.
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.