Past Events

E.g., 2017/09/26
E.g., 2017/09/26

Fundraising Event: BLIND TIGER Fundraiser speakeasy to benefit SPACE

SPACE GALLERY'S BLIND TIGER AT THE LITTLE DIAMOND ISLAND CASINO SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 | 6 - 10 PM Psst! SPACE Gallery is throwing a Speakeasy on Little Diamond Island, and as long as you don’t tip off the authorities, we’d really like you to come as we take this party underground! With whiskey in our teacups and sultry Italian pop by Tredici Bacci floating on the... MORE

Music: Wire with Minibeast The seminal British post-punk band makes their Maine debut celebrating Pink Flag's 40th anniversary

Right from their inception in 1976, back in the first stirrings of punk, Wire went about making music in a subversive, conceptual way, setting themselves apart from both their peers and their influences. "I had this idea that I wanted to avoid things that had a particular kind of tradition," explains singer and guitarist Colin Newman. "I thought the three-chord trick was too simplistic and that... MORE

Music: Xiu Xiu with Re-TROS and Mr. NEET The experimental pop luminaries return with Chinese post-punks in tow

FORGET was recorded during a period of epic productivity for Xiu Xiu. While writing FORGET, they released the lauded Plays the Music of Twin Peaks, collaborated with Mitski on a song for an upcoming John Cameron Mitchell film, composed music for art installations by Danh Vo, recorded an album with Merzbow and scored an experimental reworking of the Mozart opera, The Magic Flute. All of this... MORE

Film: WHOSE STREETS? (With Filmmaker Sabaah Folayan) The Freedom Side Film Series presented with ACLU of Maine

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, WHOSE STREETS? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold... MORE

Music: CANCELED: Aldous Harding with Wildflower & Artie Appleseed Captivating art-pop from New Zealand

*** We regret to inform you that the show is canceled. We hope to bring Aldous back to Maine as soon as possible. "Due to a personal matter, Aldous Harding must cancel the remaining dates on her East Coast and Midwest tour. She sends her sincerest apologies for any inconveniences the cancellation may cause." ***  Refunds are being processed for those who had already purchased... MORE

Music: Vagabon with Nnamdi Ogbonnaya and Greef The incomparable Cameroon-born songstress' Maine debut

Within the songs of Vagabon's Laetitia Tamko there are infinite worlds: emotional spaces that grow wider with time, songs within songs that reveal themselves on each listen. Tamko is a multi-instrumentalist and a producer, recording since 2014 as Vagabon. On her debut, Infinite Worlds, she hones her singular voice and vision with an unprecedented clarity. Infinite Worlds builds upon Tamko’s... MORE

Music: Tom Rainey Trio with Mary Halvorson and Ingrid Laubrock with DeSchenes-Baldwin-McLaughlin

After more than 30 years as one of the mostly highly-regarded drummers in NYC's contemporary jazz and creative-music scene, Tom Rainey returns to Portland with his first band as a leader, accompanied by guitarist Mary Halvorson and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock. "The two friends who collaborate with Rainey here are each a major new voice on her instrument. Both can create intensely... MORE

Film: THE REVIVAL: WOMEN AND THE WORD Followed by a BloodLetting Reading

THE REVIVAL: WOMEN AND THE WORD chronicles the US tour of a group of Black lesbian poets and musicians, who become present-day stewards of a historical movement to build community among queer women of color. Their journey to strengthen their community is enriched by insightful interviews with leading Black feminist thinkers and historians, including Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Nikki Finney, and... MORE

Music: Diet Cig with Ratboys & REGI RKT The infectious punk duo returns!

Diet Cig are here to have fun. They’re here to tear you away from the soul-sucking sanctity of your dumpster-fire life and replace it with pop-blessed punk jams about navigating the impending doom of adulthood when all you want is to have ice cream on your birthday. Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) have been playing music together ever since Luciano interrupted the set of... MORE