Riding a wave of passionate reviews following the April 2018 release of his sophomore album YOU FUCKEN SUCKERPaul de Jong invites you into his musical diner where everybody gets an earful: a menu of emotional acrobatics with the aid of cellos, or what used to be cellos, a bottomless library of exotic americana, absurdist sound and video snippets, a few mismatched costumes and hats, fake teeth and moustaches, all purposefully over-formalized, under-rehearsed, and at times, just right. 

Doors at: 

doors at 8:00pm

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

In conjunction with his window installation, Bohemian Showroom, Oregon-based artist Noah Breuer will give an artist talk and lead a participatory rubbing workshop in Pickwick Independent Press on Wednesday, June 20th during their monthy members event, which takes place from 5pm - 8pm. Noah's workshop and talk will begin at 6pm.


In Bohemian Showroom, Noah Breuer presents an installation that explores the visual legacy of Carl Breuer and Sons (CB&S), his Jewish family’s former textile printing business in Bohemia, present-day Czech Republic. In 1939, the CB&S company was lost as a result of a forced sale to Nazi Party members. Some of the Breuer family fled Europe, and those who remained were killed.


Camp Solong counselors Fluffy and Baloo invite visitors to join them for their last day at their summer offices at SPACE, where they have been filing, researching, crafting and processing emotions to prepare for their upcoming season of camp.

Summer camps are known for their intense moments and unforgettable encounters. New friends are made, old selves are tossed aside, and flames are sparked. Summer camps are all about humans serendipitously coming together within the wildness of nature for the sake of reaching emotional peaks of both exaltation and relaxation.

Exhibition opening: Camp Solong: Almost Season

Artists Dafna Maimon and Ethan Hayes-Chute will take on their Camp Solong personas, Fluffy and Baloo, as they open up their brand-new summer offices to visitors of the First Friday Art Walk.


With his sixth solo album, Two-Headed Monster, underground hip-hop veteran and critically-acclaimed MC Blueprint pays tribute to the proud tradition of MC’s who have been equally effective behind-the-boards.

Doors at: 

doors at 7:30pm

$8 advance, $10 day of show

The 10th annual Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival comes to downtown Portland May 18-20. Under the sponsorship of the Portland Conservatory of Music, this year’s four concerts will all take place at venues on Congress Street, within steps of one another: Mechanics Hall on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 pm; First Parish Church on Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 pm; SPACE on Sunday, May 20, at 2:00 pm; and the Bob Crewe Gallery of the Maine College of Art on Sunday, May 20, at 7:00 pm.

Doors at: 

doors at 1:30pm

$15 SPACE concert, $40 festival pass
free for students and SPACE members

We're honored to play host to this rare, intimate hometown Spose show. Expect surprises... 

Doors at: 

doors at 8:00pm

$20 advance, $25 day of show
Community event: Maine Literary Awards

The winners of the 2018 Maine Literary Awards will be revealed live at a ceremony on Thursday, June 14th at SPACE Gallery in downtown Portland. The 2018 Maine Literary awards honor books published during 2017, 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 the winners will be revealed! 

Free/Suggested Donation


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