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2018 Fall Open House and Fundraiser Performance

The staff, partners, and board of Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island welcome the community to our 2018 Open House & Fundraiser.

The day-long Open House will give visitors the opportunity to explore SCCRI. Check out the Sowing Place/Sankofa World Market, fresh produce, local artisan vendors, workshops, classes, and other family friendly activities.

The evening will include a ticketed fundraiser kicked off with food and drinks from local RI businesses, followed by the sounds of Malian Master Djembe drummer Sidy Maiga and AfriManding and a dance party featuring DJ Maestro-x. Please see the link below to purchase tickets for the evening events.



Schedule Details:

11-3p Sowing Place/Sankofa World Market (fresh produce, local artisan vendors, workshops, classes, and more)

12-2p Performances

1p Human Music Machine

Poetry performances by Sylvia Soares with Cape Verdean musical accompaniment

3-6p SCCRI Resident Partner and Teaching Artists led class/workshops

3p Master Drummer Jesus Andujar and Caribbean Rhythms class performance

5p Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading w/ Yakim Parker

12-6p Gallery Show 

Exhibition Opening: SCC Partners Visual Arts Exhibition with
cultural activities, curated by Marta V. Martínez in the
PopUp! @ SCCRI. Exhibition will be on display Oct. 6 - Nov 4


(food provided by Food4Good, beer provided by Revival Brewery and Long Live Beerworks. Event Photography: Erin X Smithers.)

Performance & Community Dance Party emcee’d by April Brown!

6:00 - 7:00p Mix and mingle with food and drinks (invite included with performance ticket)

7:00-8:30p Sidy Maiga and AfriManding (21+)

9-12a Community Dance Party w/ DJ Maestro-x (21+)

Earlier Event: October 5
Providence Improv Guild Performance
Later Event: October 6
Providence Improv Guild Performance