Good evening, it's Monday, February 13th. 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. Here's a rundown of some of what's happening in our area this week:
In New Haven, tonight (Tuesday) at Café Nine you can catch conscious roots reggae from Jamaica by EARTH-KRY with opening act, The Alpaca Gnome Trio. Wednesday, it’s a Lovers Lounge-a-Palooza "VALENTINE'S DAY JAZZ LOUNGE Show" WITH KEVIN SAINT JAMES. Thursday’s at Cafe Nine it’s JOE MILLER & THE HIPSHAKERS alongside BRONSON ROCK. Friday night at The Nine, Fernando Pinto Presents: Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond plus American Trash, and more. Saturday, Café Nine’s Weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Saturday night, WITCH HAIR, LAUNDRY DAY, and THE RIGHT OFFS share a bill at Café Nine and "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee From Cygnus Radio features ROBYN HITCHCOCK and Lys Guillorn. Sunday eve it’s the original Cafe Nine Blues Jam with GEORGE LESIW BAND http://www.cafenine.com/
Tonight (Tues), The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown hosts: an Authors to Schools Program Open House at 6 pm this even. Thursday they host a workshop for kids to Make Valentine Gifts at 6pm. Friday at 7pm at Wesleyan RJ Julia is another book event featuring Tom Ryan, on "Will's Red Coat". www.wesleyanrjjulia.com
Up in Hartford, tonight Brings Black-Eyed Sally’s Annual Fat Tuesday celebration with a New Orleans Dinner and dancing to Zydeco Slim and The River City Hogs. Wednesday’s Weekly Community Blues Jam is hosted by Gene Donaldson this week. It’s Liviu’s Invitational on Thursday at Black-eyed Sally’s, and on Friday Mambo Sons take the Sally’s stage. Saturday’s headliner is NEAL & THE VIPERS WITH CARL RICCI & 706 UNION AVE. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/
Tonight (Tues) Infinity Hall Hartford, it’s a MARDI GRAS PARTY starting at 5pm followed later by Krewe Orleans w/ members of Trey Anastasio Band, Pink Talking Fish, Moe, Turkauz, and more. Friday at Infinity Hartford, it’s The Weight Band "World Gone Mad" Album Pre-Release Concert w/ members of THE BAND. Infinity Hall Norfolk present Griffin House on Friday night and Welcomes the return of the legendary reggae group, The Wailers, on Saturday night. www.infinityhall.com
Wednesday, Valentine’s Day at 6pm, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, hosts an opening reception for their February Art Reception “Love is in the Air”, a collective art show by local artists expressing their perception of love in a myriad of ways. Featured artists included: Flo Bartosiak, Mylène Claire Poitras, Marsha Borden, and Allison Plouse. On Friday you can catch Carolyn Halsted’s Piano Concert “The Ground Doth Sing”. There’s a Teen open Mic at The Buttonwood Tree on Saturday afternoon from 3-5pm. Saturday night brings a performance by the Boston based Louis Apollon Jazz Trio. Sunday brings John Basinger’s continued one-man rendition of John Milton's epic poem, Paradise Lost, the ninth book. at 1:00 pm.
At the Russell Library in Middletown, Thursday night from 6:30PM-8:00PM in the Hubbard Room there’s a Black History Month Film Screening for of Whose Streets? Friday from 4:00PM-6:00PM, at the library, in the Hubbard Room, it’s Poet's Corner with Middletown’s Poet Laureate Susan Allison: Calling All Poets! Saturday from 10:00AM-2:00PM in the Hubbard Room, The NAACP presents a Black History Extravaganza. You can also experience the powerful art exhibition by Pierre Sylvaine “Fantastical Journey: Voodoo, Slavery, Jazz, on display throughout the Library through the end of March. On Saturday morning you can explore French and Spanish language classes for your kids at Russell Library. Check the website for more activities and offerings for patrons of all ages, and for information on the current online auction fundraiser. www.russelllibrary.org
The Wesleyan Center for the Arts invites you to experience a virtuoso of the koto, Masayo Ishigure (Mah SIGH yoh Eesh ee GOO ray), Friday, February 16 at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall. “Koto 360 Degrees”, is a musical dialogue between the east and west, with Japanese instruments alongside western elements.
Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher and Principal Harpist with the United States Coast Guard Band Megan Sesma returns to The Russell House with her Coast Guard Band colleague and saxophonist Dr. Joshua Thomas, a Conn-Selmer artist, Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3:00pmwww.wesleyan.edu/cfa
Friday night, you can catch The Michael Cleary Band at La Vita Gustosa in East Haddam, CT 860-873-8999
Saturday night, at The College St Music Hall, PREMIER CONCERTS AND MANIC PRESENTS: Bring Less Than Jake, Four Year Strong, Direct Hit, and Bearings to the stage. Sunday they’ve got Declan McKenna and Chappell Roan at The Space Ballroom in Hamden. www.manicpresents.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
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues their annual Oscar Nominated Short Films series through Feb 22nd. They’ve also extended their run of “Loving Vincent,” through Feb 18th. Through Thursday they are showing FACES PLACES a French film described as ”a lively, fun, stirring tribute to art and its ability to touch people and bring souls together”. The Bread Winner, is the an animated tale of an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan who cuts her hair to work as a boy to support her family after her father is wrongfully arrested. Opening tonight is the Lebanese film, The insult. Tomorrow you can catch Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature: LAST MEN IN ALEPPO Check the website for details and screening times at www.realartways.org
Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues their run of the 1942 classic love story, “Casablanca.” Through Thursday. Friday they open a run of the film Lady Bird/. Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/
Here's the rundown of tonight’s lineup here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown:
Right after the Jive stick around for spilled milk with Charlotte until 6pm
From 6-8pm it’s Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, offering an eclectic selection of new and older folk, Americana, bluegrass, blues and other music with a roots influence plus a concert listing at 7pm and frequent concert and festival ticket giveaways.
At 8pm stay tuned for The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, A weekly spotlight of Connecticut arts and culture.
From 9-10pm IT’s The Test Patterns Show with Chaim O'Brien-Blumenthal
At 10 stick and stay for Universal Time Traversal with Hyphy - Taking the "Oh Geez" out of the OGs.
From 11-midnight, tonight, it’s “Profile”, With Maile and Sage for and an hour-long deep dive into an artist's life and career.
From midnight-1am stay tuned for Mixed Media with DJ Pig in the City and DJ Megnanimous
From 1-2am stay tuned for Women's Music, Women's Wisdom with DJ Sensibility
At 2am it’s Fish and Chips, With DJ Chee, A music show dedicated to British bands and artists.
Maxium Rock and Roll Radio Comes your way at 3am and you can catch the BBC World Report at 4am.
We kick off our weekday program at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR, followed by a diverse mix of talk radio from Pacifica and NPR throughout the day.
That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, tune in each weekday at 4:55 for our rundown of local events and entertainment and our evening lineup here on WESU Middletown.
Find the script for this show, our current program schedule, a link to listen live, program archives and more, online at www.wesufm.org
Stay tuned for Spilled Milk with Charlotte, up next!