Past Events

E.g., 2017/11/20
E.g., 2017/11/20

Music: Gaelynn Lea with Tom Kovacevic NPR Music's 2016 Tiny Desk Contest Winner

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 traditional music, songcraft, poetry, and sonic exploration. Many were introduced to Gaelynn's music when she was named winner of NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest and have been taken by... MORE

Family event: Kids Open Studios Paper Forest

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... MORE

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... MORE


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... MORE

Music: Dan Deacon with Friend Roulette The guru of post-modern pop returns to SPACE!

With the success of Dan Deacon’s 2007 album Spiderman of the Rings, came an opportunity for the electronic-music iconoclast to increase the breadth and depth of his entire musical project. Deacon moved from self-contained computer music to orchestral epics. His interactive live show, honed in DIY spaces, was taken to museums and concert halls. He frequently expanded his... MORE

Family event: Kids Open Studios Magic Mobiles

MAGIC MOBILES  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... MORE

Fundraising Event: Stand with Puerto Rico with milo, Lina Tullgren, Kafari, Lisa/Liza, and African Dundada

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. featuring... milo Lina Tullgren African Dundada Lisa/Liza Kafari A silent auction will be held throughout the night with great prizes donated... MORE

Film: THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES The Freedom Side Film Series presented with ACLU of Maine

An essential documentary, Brett Story’s incisive, investigative and wide-ranging THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES is an examination of the prison and its place – social, economic and psychological – in American society.  Today, more people are imprisoned in the United States than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself has never felt further away or more out of sight.... MORE

Music: Thor & Friends with Clay Camero (Caethua) Chamber folk collective from the drummer for Swans, Shearwater, Bill Callahan

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. It is hoped that the melodic meditations offered up on The... MORE

Film: BRONX GOTHIC With Okwui Okpokwasili

From director Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times, The First Monday in May) comes an electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed one-woman show, BRONX GOTHIC. Rooted in memories of her childhood, Okwui – who’s worked with conceptual artists like Ralph Lemon and Julie Taymor – fuses dance, song, drama and comedy to create a mesmerizing space in... MORE