Community event: How to Love a Country book launch [SOLD OUT] A new collection of poetry by Richard Blanco
The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance and SPACE are honored to host the Maine launch of How to Love a Country, Richard Blanco’s first new full-length collection of poetry since his 2013 turn as President Obama’s inaugural poet. Blanco’s reading will be followed by an on-stage conversation with the Portland Press Herald’s Bob Keyes. SIGNED BOOKS Registration for this... MORE
Music: David Torn, Tim Berne, Ches Smith - Sun of Goldfinger The mercurial trio explores the outer edges of improvisation (co-presented by Portland Conservatory of Music Dimensions In Jazz)
Saxophonist Tim Berne, drummer Ches Smith and guitarist David Torn push far beyond jazz’s known boundaries in Sun of Goldfinger. The trio explores the edges of the genre, infusing it with perspectives ranging from the minimalist to the cinematic to the metallic. The improvisation-based group effortlessly, seamlessly shifts from atmospheres into shattering mayhem to thrilling effect. All three... MORE
Music: And the Kids with Julia Caesar and The Asthmatic the apocalyptic pop trio return with a new record!
On February 22, 2019, And The Kids release When This Life Is Over, their highly anticipated third album for Signature Sounds. Praised by NPR for "striking vocals [that] rival the vibrato and boldness of Siouxsie Sioux...and music that's both fearless and entertaining," And The Kids return with a bold continuation of their chunky indie rock meets blissful new wave sound. Julia Caesar draws... MORE
Family event: Wiggle and Watch: Wall-E Juggling workshop and film screening for all ages!
Calling young movers and movie watchers! Wiggles and Watch is a short vacation week series for families to shake it out, then get cozy for a film. We’ll start with an hour workshop for all ages with juggling artist Janoah Bailin, followed by a screening of Wall-E. Comfortable clothing and sneakers encouraged. 12:30-1:30p Wiggles Juggling workshop with Janoah Bailin Let... MORE
Family event: Wiggles and Watch: Coco Juggling workshop and film screening for all ages!
Calling young movers and movie watchers! Wiggles and Watch is a short vacation week series for families to shake it out, then get cozy for a film. We’ll start with an hour workshop for all ages with juggling artist Janoah Bailin, followed by a screening of the animated film Coco. Comfortable clothing and sneakers encouraged. 12:30-1:30p Wiggles Juggling workshop with Janoah... MORE
dir. Arwen Curry | 68 min | 2018 Screening will be preceded by a Le Guin reading and commentary on the legacy of the the late writer by Maine-based science fiction and fantasy writer Alex Irvine. With a decade of revealing interviews with groundbreaking fantasy novelist Ursula K. Le Guin (1928-2018), Curry's film also combines animation and reflections by literary luminaries including prominent... MORE
Music: Ourbigband featuring Matt Wilson The region's own jazz orchestra joins one of the world's foremost jazz drummers and composers
Few musicians embody the spontaneous energy of jazz like Matt Wilson. The New York-based drummer combines buoyant zeal, idiosyncratic style, infectious humor, joyous swing and an indomitable spirit of surprise. Together, with his universally recognized personal warmth, these qualities have made Wilson one of the most in-demand players and educators on the modern jazz scene, both beloved and... MORE
Music: Sammus with Just Plain Jones and Achene the rapper-producer-writer-activist & Ivy League PhD candidate returns!
Sammus (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is an Ithaca-raised, Philadelphia-based rap artist, producer, and PhD student in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University. Known as much for her rousing stage presence as she is for her prowess as a beatmaker and lyricist, Sammus has spent the past several years cultivating a strong following of activists, hip hop heads,... MORE
Film: KinoNoir: Sunset Boulevard (1950) PRESENTED ON 16MM
dir. Billy Wilder | 110 min | 1950 An iconic exploration of the film industry, this Oscar winner is set in the epicenter of the dream factory amidst budding fascination with Hollywood scandals and portrays a duplicitous tale of murder, deception, and fading glory. An aging silent film star played by Gloria Swanson seeks a comeback while finding herself at Tinseltown's... MORE
Music: Raven Chacon with Sterile Garden and Nadia SPACE artist-in-residence explores textural frequencies alongside local audiovisual collagists
During his residency at SPACE, Raven Chacon will be compiling sounds with local Portland collaborators to be assembled for a recording project and presented in a live performance. Raven Chacon is a composer, performer and installation artist from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation. As a solo artist, collaborator, or with Postcommodity, Chacon has exhibited or performed at Whitney Biennial, documenta... MORE
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