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 racial justice in Maine.

Congratulations to the 2017 Cohort:

Community event: Nate Marshall

Nate Marshall is from the South Side of Chicago. He is the author of Wild Hundreds and an editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. Wild Hundreds has been honored with the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s award for Poetry Book of the Year and The Great Lakes College Association’s New Writer Award. His last rap album, Grown came out in 2015 with his group Daily Lyrical Product.

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doors at 6:30

$7 Suggested Donation

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine... the 100th film by master director Takashi Miike.


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Doors open at 6:30pm

$6 for SPACE Members and Students w/ ID

Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash. Filmmaker Andrew Garrison follows Orr as she rides along with Austin sanitation workers on their daily routes to observe and later convince them to perform a most unlikely spectacle. On an abandoned airport runway, two dozen trash collectors and their trucks deliver — for one night only — a stunningly beautiful and moving performance, in front of an audience of thousands.

Followed by live video chat with filmmaker Andrew Garrison.

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Doors open at 6:30pm.

$6 for SPACE Members and Students w/ ID
Fundraising Event: Stand with Puerto Rico

Join us for a night of music and art in solidarity with the people of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. All proceeds to support emergency assistance and rebuilding of local agriculture via the Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund.

Lina Tullgren
African Dundada


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doors at 7:00

$10 or more suggested donation
Community event: Janice N. Harrington

The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance Founder’s Project event and SPACE welcome award-winning poet Janice N. Harrington for a poetry reading and on-stage conversation with MWPA co-founder Lee Sharkey.
Harrington’s first book of poems, Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone, won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and the Kate Tufts Poetry Award. Her other collections include The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home (Boa Editions, 2011) and Primitive: The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin (Boa Editions, 2016).

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Doors at 6:30

Suggested $5 Donation

Artists in Maine! The deadline to apply for a Kindling Fund Grant is October 22nd.


Providence artist, Nick Carter and Portland's own youth collective Kesho Wazo present a new edition of streetwear at the intersection of punk and couture. Guided by an ethic of collaboration, youth empowerment, and de-professionalization, the line features all-over bleach patterns punctuated by patches of screen-printed imagery and sections of 'upcycled' clothing.


Classically-trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea has been bewitching scores of fans with her contemporary takes on fiddle music, an approach that incorporates her love of traditi

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doors at 7:30pm

$12 advance, $15 day of show
$10 for SPACE members

SPACE Gallery is pleased to present The Same River, an installation by Providence-based artist, Nick Carter on view in the window from Friday, November 3, 2017 through Saturday, January 6, 2018.


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