PVDFest 2017

PVDFest 2017 Schedule

PVDFest is back and it's bigger than ever – don't miss a thing with our festival weekend breakdown

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PVDFest is back and it's bigger than ever. Below you'll find the run down of what to do and where to find the weekend's artists and performers. Keep an eye out for additional activities throughout the weekend, and be sure to reference this handy map to keep you on track. 

Thursday, June 1:
5PM on Washington Street: Community Table presented by Community Flavors and Sowing Place partners, with dinner provided by the Genesis Center; journey through the cuisine will be led by director Valerie Tutson of Rhode Island Black Storytellers.

8PM at The Steel Yard: free dance party featuring DJ Unkle Thirsty 

 

Friday, June 2:
5PM-10PM at The Dean Hotel parking lot: Quarter Moon Market & Super Soul Dance Party hosted by The Dean Hotel and AS220

5PM at Biltmore Park: Sabbath dinner with The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island

5PM at Aurora: Ivy League Rumba film screening and panel discussion

7PM at ALEX AND ANI City Center Stage: performance by Salsa y Gaitas followed by 8:30PM Afro-Cuban punk concert by PALO!

8PM at Spectacle Stage: vertical dance company BANDALOOP scales façade of 10 Dorrance Street to kick start #PVDPublicCanvas in collaboration with Christopher Johnson

Saturday, June 3:
12PM-8PM on Westminster Street: PVDFest Marketplace curated by Craftland

12PM-4PM at Mathewson Street Stage: Bike Fest 2017

12PM-8PM at Burnside Park: Family Fun at Burnside Park with Ricky Rainbow Beard, RI Instrument Petting Zoo, and performances by Girls Rock Ladies Camp

12PM on Washington Street: afrohop/hip-hop performance by Skylett White from her EP Poor Geh Trying To Get Rich

12:30PM at Providence Public Library: Bring Your Own Improv interactive show

1PM at Grant’s Block: performance by Keith Munslow

2PM at The People’s Stage at City Hall: Doppelgänger Dance Collective’s performance of The Trail We Left Behind

2PM-8PM on Washington Street: Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire presented by Johnson & Wales University

3:30PM at The People’s Stage at City Hall: Artist on the Rise talent showcase sponsored by SUMMER88; also showing at 9:30PM at Coastway Stage

3:30PM at FirstWorks Plaza Stage: performance by Eastern Medicine Singers drum group

3:30PM at ALEX AND ANI City Center Stage: performance by Kalifa and Koliba

4PM on Washington Street: PVDFest parade

4:30PM at FirstWorks Plaza Stage: BIG NAZO Intergalactic Creature Dance Party

5PM at ALEX AND ANI City Center Stage: performance by Aurelio Martinez

5PM, 7PM, 11PM at Trinity Repertory Company: Joe Wilson, Jr. hosts the Dark Lady’s Transformations at one of their 3 performances

6PM at The People’s Stage at City Hall: Doppelgänger Dance Collective’s performance of The Trail We Left Behind

6:30PM at FirstWorks Plaza Stage: performance by Las Cafeteras

6:30PM at Coastway Stage: screening of documentary on RI hip-hop history in collaboration with the Rhode Island Hip Hop Project, followed by a performance by The Funk Underground

7PM at ALEX AND ANI City Center Stage: performance by Betty Bonifassi

7:30PM at The People’s Stage at City Hall: hip-hop dance and theater performance, Case Closed!

8PM, 10PM at Spectacle Stage: performance by BANDALOOP

8:30PM downtown Providence: performance by Chachi Carvalho and Sidy Maiga as International Rebels

8:30PM at ALEX AND ANI City Center Stage: performance by Gonzalo Grau and The Guayaba Latin Combo

10:30PM at ALEX AND ANI City Center Stage: Creole Soul Carnival dance party featuring trumpeter Etienne Charles

10:30PM at FirstWorks Plaza Stage: performance by Bettye LaVette

 

Sunday, June 4:
1PM on Hollywood Road: RISD Museum’s “Armory Animated by Art” installations

1PM-5:30PM at Cranston Street Armory: limited tours in Spanish and English

3PM-5:30PM at Cranston Street Armory Parade Grounds: Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) leads En Masse, including What Cheer? Brigade, Becky Bass, The Extraordinary Rendition Band, and Christopher Johnson

3PM at Cranston Street Armory Parade Grounds: live painting performance by Paul Cote synchronized to En Masse

6PM at Dexter Training Ground Park: collaborative performance of Fantasia con Guayaba Habanera with Gonzalo Grau, his band La Clave Secreta, violinist Johnny Gandelsman, and Community MusicWorks