Upcoming Events

E.g., 2019/06/25
E.g., 2019/06/25

Community event: Pride Portland! Kickoff Dance Party RESIST, REMEMBER, REJOICE

Dress fabulously and bring your dancing shoes to kick off the first evening of Pride festivities across the city of Portland at SPACE. ​Honor LGBTQ+ traditions, queer futurisms, and the ecstatic self-actualizing energies of the dance floor. This kickoff celebration thrown by Pride Portland! follows a 7pm screening of Bar Stories, a documentary testifying to the importance and disappearance of gay... MORE
Friday06.07.2019
8:30 PM
Suggested donation $8, proceeds to benefit Pride Portland!

Music: Mette Rasmussen/Tashi Dorji Duo with Greef Visionary guitar and saxophone improvisations exploring the tension between the tonal and textural

"Mette’s playing has a raw tonal approach that makes one think of Eric Dolphy at his harshest. Her lines evince much of the same nimbleness as well. The effect is not unlike being hit in the face by a bunch of snakes with wings. Naturally, Tashi is playing electric in order to make himself heard, and the clots of sound he manages to coax out of his amp are worthy of comparison with such form-... MORE
Sunday06.09.2019
8:00 PM
$10 advance, $12 day of show

Film: KinoNoir: The Searchers Kinonik's 16mm Film Series

dir. John Ford | 119 min | 1956 | Followed by a conversation led by Kinonik  In this revered Western, Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) returns home after the Civil War to track down his surviving niece, embarking on a dangerous mission. Ford’s magnum opus has been influential to generations of films makers since and serves as an important reminder to evaluate Hollywood’s role in a proliferation... MORE
Monday06.10.2019
7:00 PM
$8 general admission
$6 SPACE members

Community event: E.B. WHITE ON DEMOCRACY: A Conversation

Join the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance and SPACE Gallery for a conversation sparked by the publication of E.B. White On Democracy (Harper Collins). While many of the book’s selections first appeared in the New Yorker, others appeared closer to home in the Bangor Daily News and Ellsworth American. The conversation will include Martha... MORE
Tuesday06.11.2019
7:00 PM
Suggested donation

Music: Droneflower with Foret Endormie New collaboration between Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky

Droneflower is in bloom. The new collaboration between Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man) is a sprawling and expansive exercise in contrasts. It is the sound of the war between the brutal and the ethereal, the dark and the light, the past and the present, and the real and imagined.  Brodsky met Nadler for the first time in 2014 at Brooklyn’s... MORE
Sunday06.16.2019
7:30 PM
$12 advance, $15 day of show
$2 off for SPACE members

Film: Little Woods With a Post-Screening Conversation Organized by Planned Parenthood

A free community screening presented by Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England followed by a post-screening conversation led by Planned Parenthood staff, providers, and patient advocates about the barriers for women's healthcare in Maine and across the country, as well as current efforts to protect reproductive rights.  ​Winner of the... MORE
Wednesday06.19.2019
7:00 PM
Free community screening, pre-registration encouraged at the "Buy Tickets" link below

Music: Helado Negro with Tasha The hypnotic mastermind makes his SPACE debut in support of new album

Helado Negro returns with This Is How You Smile, an album that freely flickers between clarity and obscurity, past and present geographies, bright and unhurried seasons. New York-based artist Roberto Carlos Lange embraces a personal and universal exploration of aura -- seen, felt, emitted -- on his sixth album and second for RVNG Intl. Helado Negro's 2016 album Private... MORE
Thursday06.20.2019
8:30 PM
$12 advance, 15 day of show

Film: Grave of the Fireflies After three decades, a classic finally sees a U.S. theatrical release

dir. Isao Takahata | 1988 | 98 min | Japanese with English Subtitles | NR Tickets for Sunday June 23rd, Tickets for Monday June 24th After thirty years, this acclaimed anime rarity is finally getting its first theatrical release in the United States following the death of its creator in 2018. Takahata was notably a co-founder in Studio Ghibli, acclaimed for exploring the full... MORE
Sunday06.23.2019
7:00 PM
$8 general admission
$6 SPACE members

Film: Grave of the Fireflies After three decades, a classic finally sees a U.S. theatrical release

dir. Isao Takahata | 1988 | 98 min | Japanese with English Subtitles | NR Tickets for Sunday June 23rd, Tickets for Monday June 24th After thirty years, this acclaimed anime rarity is finally getting its first theatrical release in the United States following the death of its creator in 2018. Takahata was notably a co-founder in Studio Ghibli, acclaimed for exploring the full... MORE
Monday06.24.2019
7:00 PM
$8 general admission
$6 SPACE members

Community event: Good and Mad with Rebecca Traister in conversation with Sara Corbett

Rebecca Traister’s writing has garnered her international attention as a central force in feminist dialogue. The timely publication of Good and Mad has further cemented her place as a thought leader in a contemporary cultural moment defined by #MeToo and the Kavanaugh hearings. Traister will discuss the history and politics of female anger with Portland-based Sara Corbett, a writer and... MORE
Friday06.28.2019
7:00 PM
Suggested donation

Featured Upcoming Events

  • Workshop: Saturday, May 25, 2019   |   12:00 PM
    Animation Tutorial with Andrew Elijah Edwards
  • Music: Sunday, May 26, 2019   |   8:00 PM
    Weyes Blood with Jackie Cohen
  • Performance: Thursday, May 30, 2019   |   7:00 PM
    Blue of the World Book Launch
  • Music: Friday, May 31, 2019   |   7:30 PM
    PCMF: Retro/perspective
  • Music: Saturday, Jun 1, 2019   |   8:30 PM
    Amy Reid with Brattyboi and Hi Tiger
  • Film: Sunday, Jun 2, 2019   |   3:00 PM
    Public Hearing
  • Film: Sunday, Jun 2, 2019   |   7:00 PM
    A Collection of Shorts

Past Events

  • Music: Friday, May 24, 2019
    Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took On the Supreme Court
  • Performance: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Moving in SPACE III
  • Film: Sunday, May 19, 2019
    The Andre Trilogy
  • Music: Friday, May 17, 2019
    Ceschi and Factor Chandelier (w/live band) with Sole, BRZOWSKI, Pink Navel, s.al (aka Safari Al)
  • Film: Monday, May 13, 2019
    Kinonoir: Out of the Past
  • Music: Saturday, May 11, 2019
    Leslie Ross and N.B. Aldrich
  • Community event: Thursday, May 9, 2019
    VARIETY SHOW
  • Community event: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
    VARIETY SHOW
  • Film: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    Common Carrier
  • Film: Sunday, May 5, 2019
    Black, Brown + Indigo - Faraway Home