Past Events

E.g., 2018/06/24
E.g., 2018/06/24

Artist Talk: Justin Levesque

Justin Levesque's current window installation at SPACE, The Friction Coefficient of Ice Against Various Materials is from a connected network of distinct but related projects called PLACE/HOLD that concern Arctic image consumption, data as the new divine, spatial simulacrum and corporeal complexity. During his talk, Levesque will share experiences from The Arctic Circle artist residency,... MORE

Music: Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival Day 3 of the Portland Conservatory's 10th annual festival

The 10th annual Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival comes to downtown Portland May 18-20. Under the sponsorship of the Portland Conservatory of Music, this year’s four concerts will all take place at venues on Congress Street, within steps of one another: Mechanics Hall on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 pm; First Parish Church on Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 pm; SPACE on Sunday, May 20, at... MORE

Music: The Messthetics with Minibeast and Mouth Washington Fugazi's Brendan Canty & Joe Lally with veteran experimentalist Anthony Pirog

The last time drummer Brendan Canty and bassist Joe Lally were in a band together, they were the rhythmic architects for Fugazi, an organization whose decade and a half of disciplined progressivism provided a necessary bridge between the zenith of late-punk expression and everything alternative in rock that followed. In 2016, the two were enlisted by guitarist... MORE

Performance: Gina Yashere with Kate Ghiloni

SPACE is proud to welcome stand-up comedian and The Daily Show's British Correspondent Gina Yashere to Portland for a special evening comedy performance on the heels of her recent hour-long special on Netflix's The Standups, released on March 20th. Yashere is the daughter of Nigerian parents and was born and raised in London, England. She is now based out of the United States... MORE

Music: Broken Shadows ft. Tim Berne, Chris Speed, Reid Anderson, and Dave King NYC avant-jazz stalwarts join forces with The Bad Plus rhythm section in tribute to Ornette, Hemphill, Redman, and Haden

Broken Shadows is a quartet of kindred spirits communing over shared loves and common inspirations, radiating not only homage but aspiration – to make music with deep roots reach out into the present moment, alive and attuned and moving through our air now. These four musicians hailing from the northern half of America – Tim Berne, Chris Speed, Reid Anderson, and Dave... MORE

Artist Talk: AMOS PAUL KENNEDY JR. + Screening of 'Proceed and Be Bold'

"Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. was a successful computer programmer for AT&T when he saw a printing press at colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, and stopped in his tracks. At age 40, he decided that his corporate life was over. He had found his calling, he says, as a printer and provocateur. He now runs a highly regarded letterpress poster shop in the town of Gordo, Alabama, and is a vibrant example of... MORE

Film: Witchcraft Blue With filmmaker Michael Sargent

WITCHCRAFT BLUE is a new documentary about burlesque.  Sometimes called "theatrical stripping," burlesque has a long history and has experienced a resurgence in recent decades.  Its growth in such cities as New York and Seattle is well known, but it's also enjoying popularity in less populous regions, such as Maine, which is where this film is set. ​One of the primary purposes of... MORE


HERE TO BE HEARD The Story of The Slits is a film about the world's first all girl punk band who formed in London in 1976, contemporaries of The Clash & The Sex Pistols, they are the pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as  "Punky Reggae". The film tells the story of the band and the lives of the women involved, from the bands inception in 1976 to the bands end... MORE

Community event: Queer Faith Begged Borrowed and Stolen

Due to unforeseen circumstances Queer Faith has been postponed to a later date to be announced.    Queer Faith: begged, borrowed and stolen, fabulous and fierce. A live storytelling event. An intimate night out exploring the center and edges of our queer experiences broadly defined. As with The Moth, all stories are true, told live and without notes.  Queer: different, out of... MORE

Film: IN THE INTENSE NOW USM Philosophy Symposium Film Series

Made following the discovery of amateur footage shot in China in 1966 during the first and most radical stage of the Cultural Revolution, IN THE INTENSE NOW speaks to the fleeting nature of moments of great intensity. Scenes of China are set alongside archival images of the events of 1968 in France, Czechoslovakia, and, to a lesser extent, Brazil. In keeping with the tradition of the film-essay,... MORE