Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Wed 03-13-18 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, March 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 Ben Michael. Thanks for joining us. Hopefully you are somewhere warm and cozy. Be safe out there, if you are traveling or working!

Now here's a look at some of what's happening in our area this week: Keep in mind that most activities scheduled for tonight are likely cancelled due to the storm.  I will list events as originally scheduled but advise you contact any venue before chancing a venture out, tonight.

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra takes the stage. please check with Sally’s to make sure they will remain open tonight. . Wednesday’s Community Bllues Jam happens Wednesday. It’s Liviu’s Invitational on Thursday, and on Friday the Bruce Katz Band takes the stage. On Saturday, you can catch blues/rock with the Sue Menhart Band. Showcase. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford has a show scheduled for tonight featuring North by North, Hyperdriver, Aurelius, and Post-Modern Panic but please check with the venue before heading out. On Friday, it’s Black Pyramid, Witchkiss, Sperm Donor, and Undercliff. On Saturday it’s the St. Paddy’s Day Punk Show.  Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

In New Haven, Café Nine’s website does not indicate that they’ve cancelled tonight’s show with Kyle Cook (of  matchbox 20) and Seth Adam. Please check with the venue before venturing out. Wednesday, at Café Nine, you can catch Without Waves, Xenosis, and Glass Divide. Thursday’s headliners are Ces Cru and G-Mo Skee. Friday’s Happy Hour features The Buttondowns., followed by the late show with Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, and Daddy Long Legs. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, and the late show’s got Cyperna, Ultramantis Back, Intercourse, and Scalp the Pioneer. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features Steve Mednick, Eddie Seville, and more, and the late show is a Sex Beat Dance Party with DJ Kid Congo Powers. http://www.cafenine.com/

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight, Mat Kearney’s Crazytalk Tour, with Andrew Belle, and Filous are scheduled to appear. Please check with Toads directly for cancellation information. Friday night at Toad’s you can catch West End Blend, appearing with Strange Machines and The Funky Dawgz Brass Band. On Saturday, it’s jazz and reggae acoustic with Benjy Myaz: Up Close & Personal.  www.toadsplace.com

The Russell Library in Middletown is closed today due to the storm and all activities are cancelled for the day and evening. The Girls Who Code series continues on Wednesday at 6 pm, and there’s a nutritional workshop, Sugar, Sugar!, at 6:30 pm. The presentation, Essential Oils 101, happens Thursday night. On Friday at 10:30 it’s Smart Searching: Internet Research, Fact Checking, and Staying Safe, and the Poet’s Corner with Susan Allison happens at 4 pm. On Saturday at 1:30 the Irish/New England band Céilí performs. Check the website for more activities and offerings for patrons of all ages. www.russelllibrary.org

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy opens their 2018 Garden Lecture Series Wednesday at the Pond House Café in West Hartford, featuring Peggy Cornett who will speak on Preserving Plants from the Past; Monticello’s Historic Landscape. Details at www.elizabethparkct.org

The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown hosts a Kids Event Wednesday at 6 pm, Just for Fun! Come plant seeds in a lightbulb.  www.wesleyanrjjulia.com

The Brainard Library and The Rockfall Foundation sponsor a lecture, Our Connecticut River: From Sea to Source, Wednesday at 6:30 at the library location in Haddam, first in their River Views lecture series. This event was rescheduled due to last week’s storm. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

You can enjoy country, rock, and more from the American songbook at the Hog River Brewing Company in Hartford every Thursday starting at 7 pm. Hartford native Connor Zane Millican partners with local musicians to bring you Twang Thursdays. www.hartford.com/events/

The Rockfall Foundation sponsors Meet Your Greens, presenting Lori Brown, Executive Director of the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters, Thursday at the Baci Grill in Cromwell at 5:30. Learn more about emerging environmental issues in the Lower Connecticut River Valley. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

You can enjoy Gospel and soul this Thursday at Infinity Hall in Hartford with Avery*Sunshine. It’s country and pop on Friday with Lee Ann Womack. On Saturday, they present Moondance, the Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Show. On Sunday at 1:30, you can catch The Brubeck Brothers Quartet. www.infinityhall.com

This Friday at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, The Dan Laparini Trio takes the stage offering Latin jazz, R& B, and more.  The Aligned with Source Workshop & Meditation happens Saturday morning, at The Buttonwood and there’s a Teen Open Mic Saturday afternoon. Saturday night it’s Lost Acres String Band. The International Women’s Day art exhibit continues through the month, featuring various artists. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday morning. www.buttonwood.org

On Saturday, at the Mac650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op in Middletown, you can catch live music with Palehound, Violent Mae, and Glambat. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

Manic Presents is at the Space Ballroom in Hamden on Friday with Coast Modern and Foreign Air. They’re back again on Saturday with Spring Heeled Jack, Sgt. Scagnetti, and Nova Cloud. They’re also at the College Street Music Hall on Friday with the Migue;: War & Leisure Tour, SiR, and Nonchalant Savant.  . www.manicpresents.com

The skating rink at Harbor Park in Middletown is now open on Saturdays and Sundays. Skate rentals and family passes are available. Call the Recreation & Community Services department for hours and full details. 860-638-4500.

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts hosts the Opening Reception for the Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition Saturday at 5 pm at the Zilkha Gallergy. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

The Godfrey Library hosts two events this Saturday at their Middletown location. They’re sponsoring a writing group at 9:30 am, Write Your Family History, and hold a joint meeting at 7 pm with the Connecticut Society of Genealogists. You’re invited to learn more about their Family History Center. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford presents Incarnations, an exclusive dance performance shown in conjunction with the exhibition Gorey’s World, this Saturday at 2 pm. They hold a St. Patrick’s Day Brunch on Sunday. Details at 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

The Pond House Café in at Elizabeth Park in West Hartford hosts their 21st annual Women’s Craft Celebration Saturday starting at 9 pm. Enjoy viewing handcrafted items from women artists. Details at www.hartford.com/evens

Baby Grand Jazz continues at the Hartford Public Library Sunday at 2 pm with a performance by The Hot Club of New England. Details at www.hplct.org

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways is closed today due to the storm. “The Shape of Water,” a Cold War fable by Guillermo Del Toro, and “The Young Karl Marx,” a film about the birth of the early labor movement, are on screen through Thursday. Also ending tis run on Thursday is “Oh Lucy!” a Japanese film about a woman with an identity crisis. On Friday they open “Goldstone,” about clashing cultures in an Australian mining outpost, and “Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy,” a continuation of an artist’s travelogue. Friday Real Art Ways also opens a run of Lady Bird as their afternoon movie through March 22nd. Their Film 101 Series continues on Sunday with a screening of the 1956 film noir move, “The Killing,” which includes a post-film discussion.  Check the website for details and screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues “The Insult,” a film about culture clash in modern Beirut, through Wednesday. On Thursday they open “Darkest Hour,” a film about Winston Churchill, that runs through Saturday.  Sunday’s opening is “No Stone Unturned,” an Alex Gibney documentary about religious conflict in Northern Ireland. Check the website for full schedule and screening times and consider calling the box office to check for weather cancellations. http://www.cinestudio.org/

The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford is screening “Life and Nothing More” Wednesday at 7 pm as part of their Shaping Social Change Series. There’s a pre-film reception at 6 pm.  On Sunday at 2 pm, you can see “Viceroy’s House,” presented in their Interfaith Film Series. Check the website for dates and times.  www.thewadsworth.org

Here's the rundown of tonight’s lineup here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown:”

Bear in Mind that our program is subject to change tonight due to traveling conditions.

Right after the Jive if he can get here, it’s a 3 hr snow storm spring break edition of 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 on Tuesday’s it’s 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 – tonight’s show offers a spotlight on the music of the Calliope

At 10 Stephen Marshall is scheduled to fill in for an hour of free form radio.

And then from 11pm to 2am Franco is scheduled to be in the house for a mix of amarican and Italian dance hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

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!

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