Tonight we start a busy week at SPACE with PROPEL, a group of young professionals, living and working in Portland and the surrounding areas that create social and business networking opportunities that help establish its members as vital elements in southern Maine’s prosperous future. Then on Wednesday we continue our Normative Narratives series with Ira Sachs's wonderfully reviewed film Keep the Lights On. Mr. Sachs is making the trip up from New York City to take questions after the film.
Tom Perrotta, author of the New York Times bestsellers, The Leftovers, and The Abstinence Teacher, as well as two novels that were turned into critically acclaimed films, Little Children, and Election will be reading at SPACE on Thursday night as part of The Telling Room's Super Famous Writers Series. And by the way, this event is FREE! On Friday we start off the weekend with the art/performance collective MEN, led by Le Tigre's JD Samson. MEN focus on the "radical potential of dance music," and are known for their high energy live shows. Get tickets here
We wrap up this diverse week at SPACE with The Observers, a poetic semi-documentary about one of the oldest weather stations in the world and the staff who have been taking hourly wind speed and temperature readings every day since 1932. Below is the daily park manager photo from October 23rd of this year. Whoa.