Past Events

E.g., 2018/04/27
E.g., 2018/04/27

Community event: Hip Hop Heaven Honoring the Elements and Spirit of the Movement

Building off December's Disco Forever program, join us for a conversation exploring the historical elements of hip-hop, its socio-political vibes and discontents, along with trends in contemporary practice. Hip-Hop Heaven is in respect of the truths of black artists in response to police violence, gender violence, racism, American politics, religion, poverty and the hustle; as writer... MORE


“In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a black man named Bill Spann and got away with it.” So begins Travis Wilkerson’s critically acclaimed documentary, DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?, which takes us on a journey through the American South to uncover the truth behind a horrific incident and the societal mores that allowed it to happen. Acting as narrator and guide, Wilkerson spins a strange... MORE

Film: Best of the 2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival

The Best of Ottawa 2017 is a collection of jury awarded short films and fan favorites from the 41st edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, which took place in September 2017.  This year's highlights include a colourful and hypnotic music video in Mark Lotterman 'Happy', a touching look at a father/son relationship in Negative Space, a surreal adventure in an unfamiliar... MORE

Performance: Variety Show A multi-media extravaganza

A multi-media extravaganza featuring fabulous hosts, short films by directors of all abilities, live acts, and a signature cocktail! VARIETY SHOW is a collaboration between The Art Department (Creative Trails), bomb diggity arts (Momentum) and SPACE. Featuring short documentaries, stories, comedies, interviews, animations, and music videos. Shot in many locations in the Greater... MORE

Artist Talk: Shelley Wong

In her poems, Shelley Wong centers queer women of color to counter their marginalization and foreground their desires independent of motherhood and marriage. Her speakers transform the natural world and themselves, using beauty as a means of sanctuary and subversion. Wong seeks to re-vision the world against patriarchy and colonialism with women who navigate and inhabit a range of spaces. She is... MORE

Community event: RAMONA AFRICA + Screening of MOVE: Confrontation in Philadelphia

Former U.S. political prisoner, RAMONA AFRICA, is the Minister of Communication for the MOVE Organization and a Philadelphia-based organizer with the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal. She is also the only living survivor of the 1985 MOVE bombing, when the FBI and Philadelphia police dropped two C-4 bombs on her organization’s Philadelphia home, killing 11 people.... MORE

Music: Four by Four co-presented by Portland Chamber Music Festival

A pair of 20th century masterworks hold space with two lyrical works by iconic living composers. A widely loved work by pioneering minimalist Terry Riley, made popular by his longtime collaborators Kronos Quartet, G Song is hypnotic and dance-like as it blends the dizzying melodicism of North Indian music and familiar classical forms. Dmitri Shostakovich’s concise and... MORE

Music: Vundabar with Ratboys and Snowhaus Boston's high octane art-pop trio

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... MORE

Music: Mirah with Secret Drum Band and Beloved The K Records indie-folk luminary returns!

Brooklyn-based Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn creates incorruptible independent pop music. Defined by her graceful songwriting and adventuresome recordings, Pitchfork has praised her “incredible voice—a versatile coo that can flit from low, sultry tones to high, airy falsetto in one breath.” She has released over a dozen solo and collaborative recordings on K Records, Kill Rock Stars and various US... MORE

Artist Talk: Tyler Ryan's Cosmic Lag

Portland-based artist and recent MECA grad, Tyler Ryan will discuss consciousness, the universe, and how COSMIC LAG (ongoing) is related to these concepts. He will describe how The Red Camera and other works including his constructed virtual spaces, installations, and photography are relevant within the project. Exploring phenomenology and the infinite, he will walk the audience through his... MORE