Upcoming Events

E.g., 2019/07/24
E.g., 2019/07/24

Music: Lakou Mizik 9-piece multigenerational Haitian ensemble returns!

Lakou Mizik is a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. The group includes elder legends and rising young talents, united in a mission to honor the healing spirit of their collective culture and communicate a message of pride, strength and hope to their countrymen and the world. Music is at the core of Haiti’s sense of... MORE
8:00 PM
$16 advance, $20 day of show
$2 off for SPACE members

Artist Talk: Poets & Writers Live Editor Kevin Larimer in conversation with Christina Baker Kline and Lily King

Join the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and SPACE for a very special evening of Poets & Writers Live, featuring Kevin Larimer, the editor in chief of Poet & Writers Magazine in conversation with two of Maine’s most acclaimed best-selling novelists Christina Baker Kline and Lily King. Poets & Writers Live was launched in 2013 in response to interviews and discussions... MORE
7:00 PM
Suggested donation


Portland youth arts and organizing collective Kesho Wazo gather at SPACE for the final day of their 3rd annual city-wide WazoFest. Performances by Wazo Daveed, Dr Raply, Black Barbie, Lindah, Drrpy, RNF, Cardiac, Yellow Tulip, Chrispo, Dre, FM, Charles Local King, Haga Sweetch Jammer, and Zay Jon. Fashion show precedes performances.     ––––––––– About Wazo Fest... MORE
3:00 PM

Artist Talk: James McAnally The Chart's 2019 Visiting Critic Lecture Series

The Chart and SPACE are pleased to welcome James McAnally to Maine to present a free, public talk on Thursday, August 1st at 6pm at SPACE as part of The Chart‘s 2019 Visiting Critic Lecture Series. McAnally is a writer, editor, curator and artist based in St. Louis who will speak about his work including the futures and histories of artist-organized practices, the critic-as-strategist, and... MORE
6:00 PM

Performance: This is a Formation: INTERVENTION - jumatatu m. poe with Jerome Donte Beacham

jumatatu m. poe and Jerome Donte Beacham’s Intervention is part performance, part public action designed to provoke dialogue about Black queer life in public space. Centered around J-Sette performance and culture, this work is free and open to anyone who wishes to follow it through the streets of Portland. The walking performance begins at 6pm in two groups: one will start at Indigo Arts... MORE
5:00 PM

Music: Tal National Joyous West African guitar lines and deep dance grooves

Tal National are from Niamey, the capital of the land locked West African country of Niger. The band formed in 2000, starting first as a hobby for 3 friends, and by 2009 established themselves as the most popular and successful band in Niger. Other Nigerien bands have made a bigger splash outside of Niger (ie Bombino), but within the borders of home - Tal National are the superstars. In this... MORE
8:00 PM
$15 advance, $18 day of show
$2 off for SPACE members

Music: Chamber Pop presented as part of Portland Chamber Music Festival's 26th summer season

Portland Chamber Music Festival presents an electrifying collaboration that has been hailed by The Wall Street Journal as a “classical-meets-rockstar duo.” Violinist Charles Yang, acclaimed as “a pioneer who can hop between classical and popular music” and the “stunning” pianist Peter Dugan perform their original chamber arrangements of classic and contemporary pop tunes, from The... MORE
7:30 PM
$15 advance, $20 day of show
$2 off for SPACE members & students

Music: Kaleta & Super Yamba Band Afro-funk dance music from Benin/Nigeria/NYC fronted by former Fela Kuti guitar legend

Brooklyn afro-funksters Kaleta & Super Yamba Band are fronted by Afrobeat veteran Leon Ligan-Majek a.k.a. Kaleta. The singer, guitarist and percussionist from the West African country of Benin Republic lived his adolescent life in Lagos, Nigeria where Afrobeat was born. Kaleta performed and toured the world with the gods, Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade, along with Majek Fashek and recently... MORE
8:30 PM
$12 advance, $15 day of show
$2 off for SPACE members

Film: La Bête Humaine (The Human Beast) KinoNoir 16mm Film Series

Kinonik’s presentation of 16mm films continues with a trail-blazing precursor to the film noir genre. From Émile Zola’s classic novel, this story of murder, infidelity, seduction, and revenge centers around a group of deceitful train passengers in France. Combining poetic realism with noir motifs, it explores an early femme fatale in cinema and the tormented psyche of the railroad engineer she... MORE
8:00 PM
$8 general admission
$6 members

Workshop: Call for performers: class and audition For Michael Figueroa's new evening length work.

SPACE, Portland Dance Month, and Ruckus Dance are proud to announce we are commissioning Michael Figueroa's first-ever, evening-length show that will be choreographed and developed with Maine based dancers. SPACE is seeking to pilot this work as an annual initiative of bringing an outside choreographer to collaborate locally, creating a paid opportunity for local dancers and performance artists... MORE
5:00 PM
Free workshop

Featured Upcoming Events

  • Music: Thursday, Jul 25, 2019   |   8:00 PM
    Lakou Mizik
  • Artist Talk: Friday, Jul 26, 2019   |   7:00 PM
    Poets & Writers Live
  • Music: Sunday, Jul 28, 2019   |   3:00 PM
    Wazo Fest
  • Artist Talk: Thursday, Aug 1, 2019   |   6:00 PM
    James McAnally
  • Performance: Friday, Aug 2, 2019   |   5:00 PM
    This is a Formation: INTERVENTION - jumatatu m. poe with Jerome Donte Beacham
  • Music: Sunday, Aug 4, 2019   |   8:00 PM
    Tal National
  • Music: Friday, Aug 9, 2019   |   7:30 PM
    Chamber Pop

Past Events

  • Music: Thursday, Jul 18, 2019
    The Cassatt String Quartet with pianist Ursula Oppens
  • Film: Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019
  • Music: Saturday, Jul 13, 2019
    The Messthetics with Tracy McMullen's Ear Bus
  • Music: Friday, Jul 12, 2019
    Minivan with Home Body and id m theft able
  • Film: Monday, Jul 8, 2019
    White Heat
  • Music: Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019
    Mdou Moctar with Clay Camero & the County Line Bandits
  • Community event: Friday, Jun 28, 2019
    Good and Mad with Rebecca Traister
  • Film: Monday, Jun 24, 2019
    Grave of the Fireflies
  • Film: Sunday, Jun 23, 2019
    Grave of the Fireflies
  • Family event: Friday, Jun 21, 2019
    School's Out