From 2014 to 2017, Vundabar's Brandon Hagen cared for a loved one that had fallen into a debilitating state of mental and physical decline. For four years his sickness and the eventual loss that followed became the focal point of Hagen’s life as well as his family’s. It was the bell jar under which they lived. Hagen was fractured into two selves; one, largely insular, racked by grief and loss and the other putting it on, touring relentlessly and hoping to be as affable as possible lest he ruin the opportunities at hand.
Tal Nationalis a six-piece band from Niamey, the capital city of Niger, West Africa's largest nation and one of the world's poorest. Although they are hugely popular in their homeland where their music is heavily featured on national TV, they can still be found selling their CDs
Most Americans agree that family comes first. No matter where you work or what zip code you live in, you should be able to welcome a new child, to care for your mother when she has her knee replaced or to heal from cancer without facing financial disaster.
The proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. But who was the man behind the leather? Dome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows his life from the trenches of WWII and repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s.
Doors open at 6:30pm
$6 for SPACE Members, Harbor Masters of Maine Members and Students w/ ID
The Portland Music Awards may seem like a contest — and we guess technically it is?! — but the last thing we want is for musicians to compete with each other. That's weird. What we DO want is to shine a light on the passion, creativity, and absurdly low-compensated labors that go into making music in this state. Okay, and also we're into strong opinions. Plus who doesn't like a little drama?
Join us for an evening to unearth and celebrate the POC and queer history of Disco in Maine through a panel discussion followed up by a boogie on the floor.
Our Panelists will be political organizer Steve Bull and artist Derek Jackson, moderated by event organizer, and SPACE programs intern Nyanen Deng. Conversation from 6:30-7:45, listening/dancing from 7:45-9:30.
Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, THE WORK follows three men from the outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways.