The Subversive Nature of Kindness is the sophomore effort from, Thor & Friends, the avant-chamber ensemble formed by its namesake, polymath percussionist Thor Harris. The album was recorded in Albuquerque, New Mexico, produced by Jeremy Barnes from A Hawk & A Hacksaw and engineered by Jeremy and Deerhoof’s John Dietrich.

Doors at: 

doors at 7:30pm

$10 advance, $12 day of show

Growing up, often the safest haven to plot your dreams and get a handle on your identity is within the confines of trusted friendships. For the musicians in the critically acclaimed band And The Kids, these bonds have been a life raft. 

Doors at: 

doors at 8:00pm

$10 advance, $12 day of show

Along with over 40 vendors from across the country selling their wares NEABF also features artist talks, demos and workshops.  Here's what's going down this year:

2017 Presenters

Jason Urban and Leslie Mutcher 
Artist Talk: Babel Unbound
Saturday October 7th, 11:30am


In this hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to draw, trace, and color their own original patterns. Surabhi Ghosh will also give a short presentation to establish the foundations for creating repeat patterns. No prior experience is required, though experienced artists who are interested in repetitive imagery may also discover some new approaches! Appropriate for ages 12+

$10 for SPACE members

Family event: Kids Open Studios

Join us as we create mythical animal busts! In this workshop we will draw made up creatures and then create them out of cardboard and papier-mâché in the form of an animal bust to hang on the wall. Kids will have the chance to use their imagination and create a unique sculpture to hang on their wall. 

12:00-4:00pm, best suited for ages 5-12. When purchasing tickets, please note that only the child participating in the event needs a ticket-- accompanying adults do not need a ticket.

Family event: Kids Open Studios

Join us as we create plant inspired objects and environments out of paper! We'll have various materials for kids to play and experiment with, as well as inspiration and ideas for creating their own tiny forest for their favorite toys to play in. 

12:00pm-4:00pm, best suited for ages 5-12, but any age and siblings are welcome

The Kids Open Studios are run by artist and educator Jenny McGee Dougherty

Family event: Kids Open Studios

Join us for a mobile making workshop inspired by the work of Alexander Calder. We will cut our own unique shapes out of various materials, paint, color, paste and arrange the shapes to create a unique hanging sculpture for each kid to take home and hang. 

9:00am-12:00pm, best suited for ages 5-12

The Kids Open Studios are run by artist and educator Jenny McGee Dougherty.


In this multi-medium talk, independent filmmakers Chani Bockwinkel and Tyler Burdenski will share historical research, sounds, and video selections from, their ongoing process of making Those Who Wait—a queer-feminist retelling of a nineteenth-century doomsday movement that took place in Maine. The project presents historically-based tableaus to offer a look at this group of people who abandoned their abolitionist activism in exchange for a promise of a heavenly utopia.


Free Event

SPACE Gallery is pleased to present Here/Now, a video project by Maine-based Alyssa Freitas on view in the gallery from Wednesday, November 1 through Saturday, January 6.

Described by The New York Times as “Dr. Seuss Meets ‘Yellow Submarine’,” Grammy® nominated artist, Morgan Taylor will perform his one-of-a-kind, music and animation show to a hometown New York audience. Fresh from his appearance at WILCO’s revered Solid Sound festival, Taylor will be featuring material from his new album “Brighter Side” alongside classic fan favorites.

Doors at: 

doors at 10:30am

$8 advance, $10 day of show


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