Good afternoon, it’s Wednesday, October 3rd, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night’s Evening Jazz where “hearing is the best experience” AND Connecticuts number 1 Washington Nationals fan!! Thanx for tuning in!!
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:
Thursday night and every first Thursday of the month, at the Buttonwood Tree,
there’s open mic, hosted by Bob Gotta.
Friday, Sean Clapis, Noah Baerman, and Jesse Engle come to the Buttonwood Tree for a jazz performance.
Then on Saturday, it’s the Vintage Vox Quartet, with Kathy Bonaccorsi on vocals, Darryl Patterson on piano, Kenny Palmieri on drums and Jerry Fanfarelli on guitar.
On Sunday, “Food Not Bombs” shares food in front of the Buttonwood beginning about 1 p.m. All are welcome to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church at 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on its website at buttonwood.org.
Tonight at 8, Writing at Wesleyan brings celebrated author Tom Perrotta to read from his work at the University’s Memorial Chapel. Perrotta’s most recent novels are The Leftovers and The Abstinence Teacher. His novels Election and Little Children were both made into acclaimed movies, and he received an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay of Little Children, which he wrote with director Todd Field. Perrotta, who has been called an American Chekhov, has taught writing at Yale and Harvard; has published essays and reviews in Rolling Stone, GQ, and The New York Times; and edited the 2012 edition of Best American Short Stories. He is currently adapting The Leftovers into an HBO series along with Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of Lost.
For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or email RussellHouse@wesleyan.edu.
On Saturday, at Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts, the dance performance “visible” will take place in CFA Hall, with a pre-performance talk by dance professor Nicole Stanton.Choreographed by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (the trailblazing founder of Urban Bush Women) and Nora Chipaumire, winner of a Wesleyan emerging choreographer award, the performance work explores journeys, myths, dreams and memories of the known world, and an imagined future in an unknown land.
On Sunday afternoon from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Wesleyan’s Russell House, Wesleyan music professor Neely Bruce and University of South Carolina viola professor Constance Gee will present “New & Recent Music for Viola and Piano,” including Mozart’s Sonata in F Major. For more information, visit Wesleyan.edu/cfa.
On Friday from 1:30 to 3 p.m., over at Middlesex Community College, there will be an opening reception for Paul Qaysi’s “A Sea of Patterns,” an exhibit which will run through November 1st. By scavenging, cutting, pasting and animating digital images from a variety of sources, Qaysi investigates authority and truth.
On Friday evening, at the MAC650 Gallery and Artspace, located on the 1st floor of Middletown’s North End Artist Cooperative building on Main Street, there will be a closing reception for the Tibetan art show that’s been on view, as well as a Singing Bowl Concert. For information, you can contact Carolyn at Carolyn.email@example.com
Up next at the MAC650 gallery will be Bifurcated Nudes: Wall Sculptures by Anesti Zakos, with an opening reception on Saturday featuring live music, Tschudin chocolates & wine from 7 to 10 p.m.
Over at the Wesleyan Potters gallery shop, now through Nov. 2, “Fibers,” a show of baskets and weavings, will be on display.
On Saturday at the Russell Library, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you’re not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That’s arts2GO.org.
Tonight, down at Toad’s Place in New Haven, it’s Melvin’s Lite with its 51 Shows in 51 Days Tour. Special guest: Tweak Bird. The Melvins are seeking the Guinness Book of World Records record for the fastest tour of the US by a band.
Also tonight, it’s the weekly EDM Night, with DJ HighLife and DJ Jigga Wompz.
Thursday brings Wolfgang Gartner, Pierce Fulton and Popeska to Toad’s. Then Friday it’s Blue October, with Empires and Stars in Stereo. More details can be found at toadsplace.com.
Over at Café Nine in New Haven tonight, it’s North Sea Gas, one of Scotland’s most popular bands.
Thursday, it’s Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs; w/ Detroit Rebellion.
Then Friday, the 2nd annual L.A.M.P. FESTIVAL, featuring the Mates of State in a free show with live visual projection.
Saturday, it’s the Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host The Mike Coppola Trio, followed by the INDEPENDISC 14th ANNIVERSARY BASH, featuring: The Grimm Generation; The Sawtelles; and Farewood.
On Sunday, it’s the SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM: w/ host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars. More information about these and other events can be found online at cafenine.com.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, Friday it’s Mixed Signals, a five-piece rock band.
Saturday brings John Fries & The Heat, with special guest Matt Zeiner, to Sally’s.
More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com.
With the arrival of fall, farmers’ markets have given way to country fairs, including this one: The Berlin Fair, at the fairgrounds on Beckley Road in Berlin, running from Friday through Sunday. This major agricultural fair features horse shows, tractor pulling, flowers, arts and crafts, exhibits, a midway, contests, games, and more. For info, go to ctberlinfair.com.
Also, the Portland Fair begins at the end of next week, on Oct. 12.
Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten paths of central CT:
At Real Art Ways, “Mahler on the Couch” continues through Thursday, as does “Beauty is Embarrassing.”
Starting tonight and then once a week through October, you can watch presidential and vice-presidential politics play out on a big screen at Real Art Ways. The café opens at 5, with Wednesday’s presidential debate starting at 9. There will be drink specials, debate BINGO and free WIFI for all of your Tweeting, blogging or Facebooking needs. It all leads up to a special Election Night event featuring a live, in-house broadcast by WNPR’s Colin McEnroe and John Dankosky.
And on Friday is a happy hour – formerly known as H4 Socials, now known as GAZE (G-A-Z-E). More can be found online at realartways.org.
Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s theater, “Samsara” continues through tonight; “Himalaya” is given a special one-time screening on Thursday. Friday and Saturday, it’s “Moonrise Kingdom.” And Sunday’s film is “Ruby Sparks.” Tickets and information can be found at cinestudio.org.
And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU’s new fall schedule.
Right after the Jive at 5, it’s the Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano. An hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.
From 6-6:30 it’s
Free Speech Radio News. Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.
Starting at 6:30 and running until 8pm it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion. Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It’s a vinyl world!
From 8-9:30pm it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce. The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.
Beginning at 9:30 until11pm it’s The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. On the air since 1995! Presenting listeners with the very latest in underground electronica on vinyl format, so the music can be heard as it was intended. Regularly featuring exclusive sets from international producers and DJs.
Then from 11pm-midnight, it’s The Smorgasboard with Hygge Li and Maneki Neko
A colossal mix of electronic infused with the spices of dance.
From midnight to 1:30am, DJ Gus Lo presents Midnight Munchies! Below Ground Street music your ears have been craving for!
From 1:30-2:30am it’s Today Is Yesterday’s Tomorrow with Fuzzball
Follow along as we ride the contours of recorded sound through history and explore the interplay of past and present.
And starting at 2:30 and running for an hour it’s Alive Not Amplified with Adrien
The longest running student radio show on WESU! Electronics discouraged.
And from 3:30 to 4am it’s DJ Vegetable Reads Missed Connections
You’ve lost someone. Let’s find them.
The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5 a.m. with Morning Edition from NPR.
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