PVDFest Happenings | Citywide | June – August

For the seventh year, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture+ Tourism and founding partner FirstWorks will host PVDFest, Providence’s signature art festival this summer and fall.
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Your Story Discovered

September 14 - October 12

Join the Rhode Island State Archives for 5-week storytelling adventure using the records in the Rhode Island State Archives. Beginning September 14th, Fifteen (15) Rhode Islanders will have the opportunity to work with renowned storyteller Valerie Tutson, RI Black Storytellers, for five, 90-minute Sessions, where they will explore resources and records in the archives and learn how to use them to craft and share stories. Stories will be shared at a public event at a date TBD. To be a…

Symposium Records PVDFest Happening

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Providence metro scene has been exploding lately with so much talent. Get ready to experience this showcase of local artists! Performers: Scott MX, Kai, Caloric-Live, Brianna Paon, Chuckwho, and Jacob Herschel

CMW Delivers! MusicWorks Collective Series in 25 Neighborhoods of PVD

September 17 @ 4:00 pm

CMW Delivers! MusicWorks Collective musicians are back to kick-start the season with a first round of free pop-up events as we celebrate Season 25 with performances in all 25 neighborhoods of Providence.

PVD World Music African Film Festival

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The African Film Festival features shorts films and featured films produced by African filmmakers from Africa and African Diaspora. The festival will include traditional African music and dance performances. PVD World Music African Film Festival is a celebration of the rich culture and creative heritage of people of African descent that call Rhode Island home. Additionally, the festival will be screened on a forty-foot wide projector screen and audio transmitter system, which will enable the audience to screen the films…

The Historical Fantasy of Esek Hopkins

September 17 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on September 10, 2021 at 7:00pm

One event on September 11, 2021 at 7:00pm

One event on September 15, 2021 at 7:00pm

One event on September 16, 2021 at 7:00pm

One event on September 17, 2021 at 7:00pm

From the creators: The Historical Fantasy of Esek Hopkins is an activist dance opera, that reimagines the narrative of Esek Hopkins; the future of our community; the future of public space; the future we will leave behind to our children's children. As we cleanse, heal, and practice liberation with our community, this project is a protest-demonstration against the system that tells us that Esek Hopkins’ former home is worth preserving. We are choreographing for justice. The cast for this community…

Haus of Codec Art Marketplace and Concert

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Performers: Terrero MC, Delynate, Kennedy Plaza, Ladda Nurv, Gabe Cano-Daly, Dusknight, Randy Andy, Bobby Fre$h, Mx. Chevious, Ken Baby, Russel Sprouts Haus of Codec partners with PVDFest to host their LGBTQQIA+ Art Marketplace and Concert! The event will feature 30 local queer artists and community focused organizations. The event will also support Haus of Codec’s mission to build and sustain a network of youth shelters, geared to support homeless or displaced LGBTQQIA+ identifying members of the community. To learn more…

PVD World Music African Film Festival

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The African Film Festival features shorts films and featured films produced by African filmmakers from Africa and African Diaspora. The festival will include traditional African music and dance performances. PVD World Music African Film Festival is a celebration of the rich culture and creative heritage of people of African descent that call Rhode Island home. Additionally, the festival will be screened on a forty-foot wide projector screen and audio transmitter system, which will enable the audience to screen the films…

CMW Delivers! MusicWorks Collective Series in 25 Neighborhoods of PVD

September 18 @ 6:00 pm

CMW Delivers! MusicWorks Collective musicians are back to kick-start the season with a first round of free pop-up events as we celebrate Season 25 with performances in all 25 neighborhoods of Providence.

Summer Camp on Sims: A PVDFest Block Party

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join PVDFest and the businesses on Sims Ave for a summer camp style block party. There will be a stage at the Wilbury Theatre and pop-up events along the street at different times throughout the day. Summer Camp on Sims will feature a petting zoo, hot wing eating contest, adult tricycle races, big kid beer pong, a mini golf tournament, street art pop-ups, gigantic yard games, art vendors, live music and much more!

FirstWorks Live—Music at Roger Williams Park: THEA HOPKINS | RED ROOTS AMERICANA

September 19 @ 5:00 pm

Performing-songwriter Thea Hopkins’ voice sounds like no one else’s. Love is at the essence. Whether telling a story or conjuring a mood, Thea’s songs dig deep. She describes her music as “Red Roots Americana.” A member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe of Martha’s Vineyard, her ancestry also includes Iroquois, African-American, Irish, and Portuguese. Thea creates a new kind of Americana, with influences ranging from classic country to contemporary folk. Her song “The Ghost of Emmett Till” won the Grand Prize…

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Your Story Discovered

September 14 - October 12
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Symposium Records PVDFest Happening

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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PVD World Music African Film Festival

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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