Today’s Jive was recorded and produced by:
|J-Cherry… producer and host of, ‘VOICE of the CITY’
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Good afternoon, it’s Thursday, October 25nd, 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 J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY now airing in our new timeslot, Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.Thanks for tuning in. Thanks for tuning in!!
Now here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:
Tonight’s Performance Now film series at Wesleyan brings “The Films of Jesper Just,” a Danish artist using 3-D technology. The film will be at Film Studies 190, the Powell Family Cinema.
Tonight! gigglejuice live at the Hungry Tiger down in Manchester. Show starts at 9PM. For more information visit gigglejuice.com
Friday at The Buttonwood Tree it’s, “Woody Sed,” a one-man play performed by Thomas Jones, portrays the life, times and music of the great American folk hero, Woody Guthrie.
Saturday, Sirius Coyote, a multi-talented group of musicians, storytellers and instrument makers, performs on more than thirty different ancient and modern instruments of the Americas. This performance will focus on one of Latin America’s most important holidays, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS, the Day of the Dead (November 1st and 2nd) , a festive celebration to honor the dearly departed. Every Sunday at about 1 p.m. in front of the Buttonwood, Food Not Bombs shares vegetarian food. All are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal at the First Church at 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on their website at www.buttonwood.org.
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight it’s Walk Off the Earth, with special guests Julia Nunes and the Mowgli’s.Friday, it’s Skalapalooza 2012, with Spring Heeled Jack, The Pietasters, The Pilfers, the Hardcore Karaoke Pile-On Extravaganza, and Sgt. Scagnetti.
Saturday brings The Original Saturday Night Dance Party, a Halloween costume party with prizes awarded in multiple categories.Then Sunday, it’s Capleton & The Prophecy Band.
More at toadsplace.com.
Over at Café Nine in New Haven, tonight brings the Coney Island Rock & Roll Roadshow Fall Tour Kickoff, featuring the Arkhams and special guests Tigress.
Friday’s happy hour features Solin, followed at 9 by Lipgloss Crisis Presents: a Halloween/Day of the Dead Burlesque Show, with special guest host Hors D’oeuvers from Northampton, a spooky evening of burlesque and games. Prizes for best costumes.
On Saturday, it’s the Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host George Baker, followed by a Punk Rock Halloween Party, featuring the Hulls; LA Trash; and Pickpocket. Come as your favorite ’70s punk icon!Sunday, it’s the Sunday After Supper Jam, with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars.
More at cafenine.com.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s Friday night, it’s , Anthony Gomes, a Canadian-born blues musician and rocker, returns to Sally’s stage for a night of guitar pyrotechnics.
On Saturday, the Kortchmar/McDonald Band plays. Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar is a guitarist, session musician, and songwriter who’s worked with such icons as David Crosby, Carole King, Graham Nash, Carly Simon and James Taylor, helping define the signature sound of the singer-songwriter era of the 1970s. Jackson Browne and Don Henley have recorded many songs written or co-written by Kortchmar, and Kortchmar was Henley’s partner in the 1980s.More at blackeyedsallys.com.
Back in Middletown, the Fall 2012 Community Record Fair, sponsored by your favorite radio station, WESU, will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Beckham Hall, 45 Wyllys Ave. Vendors will be selling new and used music in all formats — plus, there’ll be food, games, WESU merch, and, best of all, WESU DJ’s spinning vinyl all day! Learn more at wesufm.org.
Sunday, the Music & Public Life series brings Los Trovadores de America to Iguanas Ranas restaurant, 484 Main Street, Middletown.
For more information, visit Wesleyan.edu/mpl
Now here’s what going on in cinema off the beaten path in central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways, “Bill W.” and “Detropia” continue through tonight
On Friday and Saturday, the film “How to Survive a Plague” is screened, followed by the “It’s Such a Beautiful Day Trilogy,” both running into next week. then on Sunday afternoon, the Story of Film: An Odyssey continues with part 3, “Postwar Cinema” (1940s); “Sex & Melodrama” (1950s). More at realartways.com
At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater, it’s “Magic Mike,” a film about male strippers that the Boston Globe described as (quote) “so much better than it needs to be that it’s sick.”
Saturday also brings “PixELATION,” a benefit celebrating Cinestudio’s newly installed 4k digital cinema –and the culmination of its FutureCinema Campaign. Join fellow film lovers for a 6 pm reception with food & prizes, and a 7 pm screening of “Hugo,” Martin Scorsese’s 2011 award-winning homage to cinema, The film will be followed at 9:15 by a lively panel discussion moderated by WNPR’s Colin McEnroe. Sunday begins three days of screenings of “Robot and Frank,” a film set in the not-too-distant-future. Frank Langella gives a complex and intelligent performance.Details at cinestudio.org
Now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.
The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5 a.m. with Morning Edition from NPR.
That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them firstname.lastname@example.org If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.
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