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Pearl Side Community Arts Festival

September 8 - September 12

The 2022 Pearl Side Community Arts Festival, which will take place September 8-12, 2022 at theREP, is a multi-disciplinary cultural arts festival created in partnership with Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate NY, African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region, Troy Foundry Theatre, and Albany Center Gallery, specifically to showcase the Capital Region’s community-based arts and artists.The five-day festival is FREE and open to the public, and will feature theatre productions – specifically commissioned for the festival; visual arts – including the creation of a community mural; African drumming; poetry – including a slam contest (with monetary prizes) hosted by D. Colin, Story Hour sessions with Barbara Howard, Jizabell Lee and the RED Bookshelf, and an Open Mic where the community can let their light – and talents – shine on theREP’s mainstage. Check out the festival’s schedule below!

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THURS, SEPTEMBER 8 • 5 – 9 PM

5 – 9 PM – Art Gallery in theREP
MORE TBD

FRI, SEPTEMBER 9 • 6 – 10 PM

6 – 10 PM – Art Gallery in theREP
7:30 PM – Theatre Performance

SAT, SEPTEMBER 10 • 10 AM – 9 PM

10 AM – 9 PM BLOCK PARTY
10 AM- 9 PM – Art Gallery in theREP
11 AM – 4 PM Food Trucks
11 AM – Community Mural Creation w/ Albany Center Gallery
11 – 11:45 AM – Story Hour (grades K-3) w/ Barbara Howard, theREP’s Associate Artist, and Capital Region teacher, gospel singer and actress
12 – 12:45 PM – Story Hour (grades 3-6) w/ Barbara Howard
1 PM – African Drumming Workshop
2:30 PM – Princess Story Hour w/ Jizabell Lee & more
2:30 PM – H.I.P.H.O.P. & Community Praise Dance Troupe. The dance troupe, which consists of young and adult dancers, have been in the Capital Region community for over 25 years, with generations participating from all communities and walks of life.
3:30- 4:30 PM – Story Hour w/ the RED Bookshelf (Book & Author TBC)
5 – 6:30 PM – Share Your Talents at theREP’s First Open Mic
7 – 9 PM – Slam Contest MC’d by Capital Region gem, and multidisciplinary artist of Haitian decent, D. Colin whose work has appeared in Trolley, Ink & Nebula, Jaded Ibis Press and Porter Gulch Review – whose competed int eh Women of the World Poetry Slam multiple times and has ranked among the top 25 poets in the country. (Monetary Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place).

SUN, SEPTEMBER 11 • 3 – 6:30 PM

3 – 4 PM – Theatre Performance
3 – 6 PM – Art Gallery in theREP
5 – 5:30 PM – Poetry by Valerie Temple
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Performance by Carla Page

MON, SEPTEMBER 12 • 5 – 9 PM

5 – 9 PM – Art Gallery in theREP
MORE TBD

 

Check back to see the full schedule!

Details

Start:
September 8
End:
September 12
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Website:
https://capitalrep.org/pearl-side/

Venue

Capital Repertory Theatre
251 N Pearl St
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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