Upcoming Events

E.g., 2019/02/19
E.g., 2019/02/19

Community event: Maine Arts Iditarod 2019: Portland (RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER)

SPACE is excited to be the Portland host for The Maine Arts Commission 2019 Arts Iditarod. It will include professional development intensives for people and organizations operating within the cultural sector. WORKSHOPS - How to Raise More Money: a workshop for arts organizations: This workshop will provide participants with the necessary tools to approach potential donors and take the fear... MORE
Thursday02.21.2019
12:00 PM
Free

Music: Video Nasties, amiright?, Cheap City, Goiter Synth-punk ecstasy, dance-punk energy, nightmare-weaving horror and chaotic grooves

Video Nasties- Portland's nightmare-weaving horror band who create chaotically dance-able music and deliver the best of times. Mysterious Synth-punk from Portland, Maine amiright?- Described as "mostly a couple of goofballs making each other laugh" by the Portland Phoenix, these goofballs (Quinn and Noah) have joined up with two more friends (Josh and Simi) to deliver a genre-bending ball... MORE
Saturday02.23.2019
8:30 PM
$10
$2 off for members

Film: The Foreigner's Home

Dir. Geoff Pingree & Rian Brown | 57 min | 2018 In The Foreigner’s Home, her 2006 exhibition, Toni Morrison drew connections among diverse figures, works, and events—from painter Theodore Gericault’s The Raft of the Medusa to filmmaker Charles Burnett’s Killer of Sheep, from jazz to hip-hop, from the U.S. Civil Rights movement to Hurricane Katrina—to conjure a shareable world whose well-... MORE
Sunday02.24.2019
3:00 PM
Free

Artist Talk: Eli Sobel with Pilar Nadal

Join Maine artist, Eli Sobel, as he presents his findings on the evolution of architecture and objects for his print-based window installation. Sobel will discuss how these subjects gain, lose or remake their identities and connect to the exhibition. He is joined in conversation by Pilar Nadal of Pickwick Independent Press. Originally from Maine, Eli Sobel has studied at the Gerrit... MORE
Wednesday02.27.2019
6:00 PM
SPACE artist talks are free and open to the public

Film: Rebels on Pointe presented by Portland Ovations

Dir. Bobbi Jo Hart | 90 min | 2017 Drag meets dance when “the Trocks” take the stage. For over 40 years, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo have turned the dance world on its head with their (mostly) faithful renditions of classical ballet repertoire. Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams, family, loss and love, Rebels on Pointe is the first-ever feature documentary celebrating the... MORE
Sunday03.03.2019
7:00 PM
$8 general admission
$6 SPACE and Ovations members

Music: Bells Atlas with Kafari Soulful noise-pop five-piece from Oakland make their Maine debut

Trying to nail down the sound of Bells Atlas is a bit like narrating the inner workings of a kaleidoscope – where it's more about tripping out than nailing it down. A surreal blend of r&b, psychedelia, jazz, and pop, rooted in the cultural bellwether of Oakland, CA, Bells Atlas has supported a number of international artists and shared the stage with acts such as Hiatus Kaiyote,... MORE
Wednesday03.06.2019
8:00 PM
$8 advance, $10 day of show

Film: KinoNoir: Double Indemnity (1944) presented on 16mm

dir. Billy Wilder | 107 min | 1944 Followed by a Q&A This cinematic classic tells the story of a James M. Cain true crime novel about an insurance salesman who falls for another man’s wife and agrees to help her kill him. Each second Monday of the month, the KinoNoir series explores the human relationships central to film noir and the rumblings of the post-war cultural revolutions... MORE
Monday03.11.2019
7:00 PM
$8
$6 for members

Music: Toothbrush with Cadaverette, Wizard Party, Roy Orbitussin Local doom-metal improvisers celebrate the release of their new EP

Toothbrush - The brainchild of Chris Gervais (Nice Life, KGFREEZE, Wedding Camp) and Sean Ahern (Korovyov, Boat Dares) -- Instrumental doom metal, all completely improvised. Just bass, drums, and lots of tinnitus. Their new EP, "An Ocean Of Sulfur Will Run Deep Through Your Veins" is being released on MA label Midnight Werewolf Records, and will be available at the show. Portland based noise/... MORE
Thursday03.14.2019
8:30 PM
$10

Music: An Evening of Middle Eastern Music and Dance

Please join us for an exciting evening of music and dance from the Middle East! Dancers Sahar, Nasreen, Josephina and Dorothea share the stage with live music from Zapion and Friends. A student of the late Udi Alan Shavarsh Bardezbanian, Eric LaPerna, formed Zapion in 2010. Zapion plays folk, classical, Sufi, and art music from the Turkish and Arab traditions, as well as Armenian,... MORE
Saturday03.16.2019
8:00 PM
$12 advance, 15 day of show
$2 off for SPACE members

Music: Lucy Dacus with Mal Blum and Fenne Lily The Maine debut of one of indie-rock's most distinctive new voices

Lucy Dacus is done thinking small. Two years after her 2016 debut, No Burden, won her unanimous acclaim as one of rock's most promising new voices, Dacus returns on March 2 with Historian, a remarkably assured 10-track statement of intent. It finds her unafraid to take on the big questions — the life-or-death reckonings, and the ones that just feel that way. It's a record full of... MORE
Sunday03.17.2019
8:00 PM
$10 advance, $12 day of show