Upcoming Events

E.g., 2017/06/27
E.g., 2017/06/27

Performance: Super Happy Funtime

Utterly unique and unclassifiable; Super Happy Funtime is all at once a live band, an original work of musical theater, a comedy show, a bawdy and sexy theatrical production, a giant ball of chaos rolled up into one neat little production that has been leaving jaws on the floor for nearly a decade.  From its origins as a humble burlesque show in a small conservative Michigan town, SHFB has... MORE
Saturday05.27.2017
8:00 PM
$12

Film: LAST MEN IN ALEPPO A film by Feras Fayyad

Winner of the Grand Jury Documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Syrian filmmaker Fayyad and Danish co-director Johannessen’s breathtaking work – a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage – follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization comprised of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards explosions in the hope of saving lives.... MORE
Wednesday05.31.2017
7:00 PM
$8
$6 For SPACE Members and Students w/ ID

Community event: 2017 MWPA Literary Awards

The winners of the 2017 Maine Literary Awards will be revealed live at a ceremony on Thursday, June 1st at SPACE Gallery in downtown Portland. The 2017 Maine Literary awards honor books published during 2016, as well as adult and youth manuscripts in drama, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—brought in a near record-breaking number of submissions. Join us at this live ceremony where... MORE
Thursday06.01.2017
6:30 PM
Free/Suggested Donation

Community event: First Friday: June 2017 + | - by Alia Ali opening

It's nearly summer (ignore that rain and just go with it) and it's First Friday again... We're thrilled to be celebrating the opening of + | - in our main space with current artist-in-residence Alia Ali. 
Friday06.02.2017
5:00 PM
Free

Film: GRANDMA Presented by Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund

Lily Tomlin stars as Elle who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle's granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 bucks before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets. Presented by Planned... MORE
Tuesday06.06.2017
7:00 PM
$8
$6 For SPACE Members and Students w/ ID

Music: Diane Cluck with Snaex and Plains

Diane Cluck is a singer-songwriter of intuitive folk music. Her vocal style has been noted for its distinctly clipped, glottal beauty, described as “an unlikely mix of Aaron Neville, the Baka people, and Joni Mitchell…unaffected yet unusual." Diane contributed to New York’s burgeoning Antifolk scene in the early 2000s alongside artists such as Jeffrey Lewis, Adam Green, and Kimya Dawson. She’s... MORE
Friday06.09.2017
8:30 PM
$10

Music: Meatbodies with Jeff Beam and Bad Island Heavy psychedelic pop from Ty Segall bandmate Chad Ubovich

Meatbodies return ascending towards ground level bringing us ALICE, a “heavy-pop” concept, ecstatic and psychedelic, metal on molly... Chad Ubovich (of Ty Segall's Fuzz, Mikal Cronin, & Wand), Patrick Nolan, and Kevin Boog step out in new form, souring through diverse stories, tones, and characters. Dancing between quiet and loud, funk and doom, pop and noise. Their messages preached... MORE
Sunday06.11.2017
8:00 PM
$8 advance, $10 day of show

Film: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Bayside Bowl Rooftop Summer Film Series

From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Road, a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig... MORE
Wednesday06.14.2017
8:00 PM
Free

Music: Weedeater with Black Wizard, Serial Hawk, and Sylvia The infamous outlaws of sludge metal make their Portland debut

For 20 years, Weedeater has soldiered on with a sound and presence like no other band in the world. Across five LPs (three produced by the legendary Steve Albini) for Season of Mist, Southern Lord, and others, their unfiltered and unrefined energy bursts at the seams. From the shores of Cape Fear, North Carolina, the trio fuses devil-may-care southern-rock attitude with thick... MORE
Friday06.16.2017
8:30 PM
$15 advance, $18 day of show

Film: CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY

CITIZEN JANE is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects. Director Matt Tyranuer (Valentino: The Last Emperor)... MORE
Tuesday06.20.2017
7:00 PM
$8
$6 For SPACE Members and Students w/ ID