Women’s March—Maine, the regional chapter of the nationally affiliated group that organized Maine for the March on Washington DC last January are hosting an anniversary celebration to honor what grassroots efforts have accomplished in the past year, renew their shared commitment to each other and their principles, and to recognize the power of female-identified art and performance in the political conversation, and to honor the diverse ways in which we resist. 


A Dance That Empties is the culmination of a very long musical relationship. In 2001, when he was only 18 years old, Travis Laplante played a concert at New York’s Knitting Factory, then a pre-eminent mecca for adventurous music of all kinds. Gerald Cleaver was in the audience, and came up to Laplante afterwards, handed him his phone number and said they should play together sometime. They soon did, “and I felt a very intimate and spiritual connection with Gerald that feels more alive than ever today,” Laplante says.

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doors at 7:30pm

$10 advance, $12 day of show
$8 advance, $10 day of show for students and members

SPACE is proud to present a new installation by artist, activist, and filmmaker, Spencer Keeton Cunningham. Arrival addresses the first point of contact between European colonists and indigenous peoples in New England from the artist's perspective.

SPACE Gallery and The Kindling Fund are excited to welcome, celebrate, and share the innovation brought to us by the 2018 Kindling Fund grant recipients, as well as the hard work and accomplishments of the 2017 Kindling Fund grantees.

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Community event: Jaclyn Friedman

An urgent account of sexual politics, feminism, and the rules of power in America-and a potent vision for the way forward

As a veteran feminist and agenda-setting sex educator, Jaclyn Friedman is on the frontlines of the war for equity between the sexes. In Unscrewed, Friedman brings her sharp expertise and incisive observations on the state of sexual politics to the fore, sparking a culture-wide rethink about sex, power and what we accept.

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Doors at 6:00

$7 Suggested Donation

THIS IS CONGO provides an immersive and unfiltered look into the world’s longest continuing conflict and those who are surviving within it. By following four compelling characters — a whistleblower, a patriotic military commander, a mineral dealer and a displaced tailor — the film offers viewers a truly Congolese perspective on the problems that plague this lushly beautiful nation.

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Doors open at 6:30pm

$6 for SPACE Members and Students w/ ID

UPDATE: Because of popular response, this event has been moved to Hannaford Hall on the USM campus and is now free to the public, thanks to support from a cadre of sponsors.

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Doors open at 6:00pm

FREE to the public

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.

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doors at 7:30pm

$16 advance, $20 day of show
$14 advance, $18 day of show for students and SPACE members

In partnership with USM's Convocation on Race and Participatory Democracy SPACE will be hosting a conversation entitled (De)constructing Race, Equality and Power with panelists Leroy Rowe - Professor of African American History, Marcia Anne Dobres - Professor of Anthropology and Joe Medley, Professor of Economics.

Free/Suggested Donation

For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4th.

LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 97 minutes)

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Doors open 1/2 hour before start times.

$8 for SPACE Members and Students w/ ID


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