Good evening, it's Tuesday, January 9th. 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, heard Wednesdays at 4:30, right before the jive at five. Now here's some of what's happening in our area this week:
At the Russell Library in Middletown, this evening The Russell Readers meets at 6:30 to discuss “Haircut” by Ring Lardner in their American Short Stories series. The Girls Who Code Club holds ongoing meetings every Wednesday at 6 pm. There’s Paper Crafts for Adults on Friday at 11:30, featuring Paper Sculpture. The library is closed on Sunday and Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday. Check the website for more activities and offerings for patrons of all ages. www.russelllibrary.org
You can learn African Kizomba Dance, a fun, low impact activity, at The 224 in Hartford on tonight/Tuesday at 6 pm. Details at www.hartford.com/events/
In New Haven, tonight at Café Nine there’s a triple bill featuring James Darling and the Nuclear Heartbreak, Haunting Titans, and Phony Danza. They headline the Kevin Saint James Band on Wednesday, appearing with Gatehouse Music. On 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, on Tuesday nights you can catch Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, a big band working out material on stage. The weekly Community Blues Jam at Black-eyed Sally’s happens on Wednesday with guest Ed Bradley. It’s Liviu’s Invitational on Thursday, 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
The Hartford Mindfulness Center hosts Mindfulness Meditation After Work every Wednesday at 6:15 pm at their Farmington Avenue location. www.facebook.com/pg/hartfordmindfulnesscenter
The Mac 650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op in Middletown hosts Edgar Clinks, Eddie Golden III, Lady Queen Paradise, and Queer Choir on Thursday at 7 pm. Fat Randy appears at the MAC on Saturday. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/
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 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 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 Tuesday night lineup on air here at WESU.
Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for nearly three hours of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill offering 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.
At 8pm, The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry offers a weekly dose of live and local Connecticut arts and music.
From 9-10pm it’s The Test Patterns Show with Chaim O'Brien-Blumenthal
At 10pm it’s Radio Writer’s Salon with DJ Steven going for 2 hrs tonight.
At midnight stay tuned for Jenny C’s hour of Soul Gospel music.
From 11-2am its Back down the Bayou from pacifica
Maximum Rock and Roll Radio takes over with an hour of loud rock and roll from 2-3am
at 3am M-Th we'll rebroadcast the day's noon-time run of Democracy Now! from Pacifica
at 4am we bring you BBC's world report before we kick off our Tuesday morning programming with
Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.
That's all for today's Jive at Five. Join us weekdays at 4:55 for a daily rundown of area happenings a rundown of evening programming on WESU Middletown!
Now stay tuned for Acoustic Blender, up next!