Good evening, it’s Friday, Nov 23rd, and this is the day-after-Thanksgiving edition of 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 Maria Johnson, host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, which airs every 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday, from 4 to 4:55, right before the Jive. It’s a thoughtful discussion of progressive issues of faith and action, with interviews and commentary. Look for it next on Dec. 4, when I’ll have a special pledge-week interview with pioneering feminist Catholic theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether. There will be autographed copies of her books, as well as Catholic music CDs and issues of the progressive newspaper Today’s American Catholic offered as gifts for pledging.
Thanks for tuning in.
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:
At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown tomorrow at 8pm, the jazz trio UPSTREAM with Frank Varela, Rick Marshall and Bob Laramie will lead a mind-boggling improvisational excursion.Sunday, and every Sunday, at about 1 p.m. in front of the Buttonwood Tree, Food Not Bombs serves vegetarian food. You’re invited to help prepare the meal at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church on Court Street and all are welcome to the meal.
Learn about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org
This afternoon, Middletown’s Holiday on Main events kicked off and although some of the festivities will have wrapped up by now, there’s still time to catch other ones. Four tree lightings are planned. Also, till 8 tonight, there’s a free holiday crafts fair at the MAC650 Gallery, a chance to support the local economy and local artists with your holiday dollars! Baked goods and hot beverages provided!
Also till 8 p.m., the Middletown Lions Club will be staffing the popcorn-and-hot-pretzel stand in front of the Chamber. Holiday music will be played by Harvest Woods Audio.
Haitis’ Back Porch, a very cool gift shop which gives all of its profits to Haiti, will be having its After Thanksgiving Sale, with 20 percent everything except paintings. The store, located at 100 Riverview Plaza, off of Main St., is open till 8 tonight, and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. What better way to celebrate Small Busienss Saturday than by helping the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere?
Tomorrow’s Holiday on Main festivities continue with various civic and school organizations manning the booths along Main Street. There will be a visit by Santa; free hayrides along Main Street; and free train rides on the sidewalk around downtown.
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight Manic Productions presents Bomb the Music Industry, with The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die; Hop Along; and LVL UP.
Tomorrow, NRBQ comes to Toad’s, along with Remember September and DizzyFish.
More about all Toad’s shows at toadsplace.com.
At Café Nine in New Haven tonight, Sal Paradise plays during happy hour, followed by the Casa de Warrenton presentation of You Scream I Scream; w/ MT Bearington and Weird Beards.
Tomorrow, the Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by George Baker, followed by the Duke Robillard Band; w/ Paul Gabriel.Then Sunday, it’s the Sunday-After-Supper Jam with host Kevin St. James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars.More can be found at cafenine.com.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez take the Sally’s stage.
And tomorrow, it’s Roxy Perry’s All Star Revue.
More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com.
Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten path in Central Connecticut.
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, Photographic Memory continues tonight.and tomorrow; it’s a screening of Ingenious, in which a small-time inventor of clever but impractical products finally comes up with the Big Idea, the one he’s been waiting for to save his business and marriage. Wild money-raising schemes ensue. Tonight and tomorrow also brings the Best of the New York International Children’s Film Festival, a family favorite, to Real Art Ways. This colorful collection of short films from around the world features audience and jury favorites from the 2012 festival and is suited for children ages 4 to 8. Tonight through most of next week, it’s Knuckleball, the story of a handful of pitchers in the entire history of baseball who throw a ball so slowly and unpredictably that no one wants anything to do with it.Then on Sunday, the Story of Film: An Odyssey continues with Part 7, “New Boundaries: World Cinema in Africa, Asia, Latin America” and “New American Independents & the Digital Revolution.”More details can be found at realartways.org.
Tonight over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, screenings continue of The Master in 4K, in which a charismatic trickster played by Philip Seymour Hoffman claims to heal people by separating them from the trauma of past lives. Then Sunday through Tuesday, it’s Easy Money, a Swedish thriller which director Martin Scorsese helped bring to the States. It’s described as sharing with the best gangster movies a sense of morality and a critique of society. Learn more at cinestudio.org.
For those looking for alternative holiday shopping after the holiday, tomorrow at 9am Sheehan High School in Wallingford hosts a Vendor Fair to benefit their Music Department which is free to shoppers. And on Tuesday, Nov. 27th from 4-8pm at The Gallery in Glastonbury, there is a JINGLE BELL MINGLE. Co-sponsored by the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce and Women-Lead this free craft fair features over 30 vendors and local artisans.
Now let’s look at what’s on tap here at WESU tonight.
Right after the Jive at 5,from 5:05 to 6, it’s Wild Wild Livewith MC Apper
A sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wes. Tune in for in-station sets from campus bands and recordings of up-and-coming artists’ campus shows.
Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.
Middletown Youth Radio Project
A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.
Universal Sound Wave with Sista Queen T
Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.
From The Otherside with Rok-A-Dee
The Voice of Hartford, including local artists that from Connecticut, New York, Massachussetts and Rhode Island. Also features upcoming artists performing Caribbean R & B, Soca and International music.
Rumba en el Patio with Michael
Classic Salsa for the dancers, Afro-Latin Big Band for the discerning ear. Join us as we adventure through the history of Musica Latina!
N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk
Serious turntablism – Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with Dope Dave
Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.
Bassment Beats with DJ Lokash
The Real Hip Hop is over here.
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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