Past Events

E.g., 2018/12/14
E.g., 2018/12/14

Film: NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER + Live video chat with Narcissister

Directed by the enigmatic artist herself, the film deconstructs her celebrated stage shows which combine dance, elaborate costumes, pop music hits, unabashed eroticism and heavy doses of humor. From public outings with Marilyn Manson, collaborations with Marina Abramovic to a stint on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT - Narcissister is no stranger to the spotlight. This doc goes behind her iconic mask -... MORE

Music: Ryley Walker with Mute Duo and Golden Rules the Thumb psych-folk from 'experimental music's merry prankster'

"It’s a good record. But I can’t really listen to it anymore. It kind of broke my brain. It took a year, and there were a lot of times I thought it was going nowhere, a lot of botched sessions. It was all my fault, no one else’s. I was just totally unprepared. I went in with over-confidence, I went in there like ‘Yeah, I’m ready to go!’ but I was just kind of bullshitting. I went in expecting to... MORE

Music: Priests with Empath and Rick Rude Urgent post-punk and rock&roll of and for these times

Recorded in the fall of 2016, the record is the culmination of two years’ writing, touring, tweaking, and refining. Throughout that time the band has carved out an existence on its own terms, performing mostly all-ages shows booked via a network of like-minded artists both within and outside punk communities. The album represents a major step forward for Priests. It’s the band’s most... MORE

Performance: Riley Watts, VEIL (Lesslessness)

SPACE is pleased to present VEIL (Lesslessness) by Riley Watts. In December 2018, Riley Watts will spend two weeks in residence at SPACE. As a part of this residency he will perform on Friday, December 7 and Friday, December 14.  Veil (Lesslessness) is an ongoing choreographic project by Riley Watts exploring the meditative... MORE

Community event: Maine Initiatives 2018 Grants for Change Fair

What does racial justice look like in Maine? Who is doing the work? How do I get involved?  During December First Friday, join Maine Initiatives and the organizations in their racial justice cohort to explore the transformational justice and equity work happening across our state every day. Learn about each organization, and get involved as a volunteer, donor, and advocate for... MORE

Performance: DIVA PRACTICE (SOLO) by Kaj-anne Pepper

SPACE is pleased to present DIVA PRACTICE (solo) by Kaj-anne Pepper. In June 2017, Kaj-anne Pepper spent two weeks at SPACE workshopping a performance in development as part of their Diva Practice Research Tour. The artist returns to the residency this winter, bringing the finished show back to Maine. DIVA PRACTICE (Solo) is a performance about drag queens dancing with uncertainty, technology... MORE

Community event: SPACE MEMBERS' BOWLING NIGHT we <3 our members

Brush off your bowling shoes*, we're hitting the lanes. We hope you'll join us for a special members outing at Bayside Bowl.   On December 5th from 7:30p-9:30p we'll be taking over the West Lanes of Bayside Bowl (the lanes to the right when you walk in). To our non-members & those who need to renew: our fiscal year ends December 31st! Make your year-end gift early to... MORE

Music: New York Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off with DJ Jonathan Toubin

DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN is bringing the world’s most popular soul party back to Portland. GET DOWN... all night long to the extra-exceptional, explosive, and exquisite original 1960s soul 45s of New York Night Train DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin! GET IN... and join the DANCE-OFF to win a $100 CASH prize, judged by a distinguished panel of local luminaries...  Pepper Pepper (Drag Phenom)... MORE

Workshop: Diva Practice with Kaj-anne Pepper

Join performance artist Pepper Pepper for a two-hour movement workshop-inspired by contemporary dance, theatrical improvisation, and drag! This playful, dance-based class practices embodiment, spacial awareness and lip-synch to experience new ways of being present with space, place, self. Open to all levels. Wear comfortable moveable cloths and bring a love of pop music.  This workshop is... MORE

Music: Lisa/Liza with Kafari and Bad History Month Portland's own psych-folk songstress celebrates her first full band LP

Portland psych-folk songstress Lisa/Liza has shared the SPACE stage with indie folk giants such Angel Olson and Kaki King, comfortably holding her own and enchanting unsuspecting audiences. Last year's Deserts of Youth, her first LP for Chicago-based Orindal Records won international praise from Pitchfork, Impose, Stereogum, and others for its elegant free-... MORE