Past Events

E.g., 2018/01/19
E.g., 2018/01/19

Community event: Miracle Medicine Show: Stories of Heart and Soul Stories of transformation through the lens of five people in recovery

An evening of live storytelling in the style of Slant and the Moth.   With stories from: Mo Doyle Mo is a former cynic who grew up in Bethel, Maine. She currently resides in South Portland, and works as a peer mentor. She is a staunch supporter of dogs in the workplace, bear hugs, and second chances.  Joel Kerins Joel is a Cape Cod native who washed up on the shores of Portland.... MORE

Music: Squirrel Flower, Nat Baldwin, Jared Fairfield Uncommon songsmiths and dreamweavers

Squirrel Flower is the Iowa-based solo project of New England native Ella Williams. Her powerful songcraft is adorned with heavy coats of reverb, guttural distorted guitars, and mellifluous vocal hooks.  Joining her is the bass-wielding songsmith Nat Baldwin and electro-acoustic dreamweaver Jared Fairfield.  &... MORE

Music: New York Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off with DJ Jonathan Toubin

DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN is bringing the world’s most popular soul party back to Portland. GET DOWN... all night long to the extra-exceptional, explosive, and exquisite original 1960s soul 45s of New York Night Train DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin! GET IN... and join the DANCE-OFF to win a $100 CASH prize, judged by a distinguished panel of local luminaries. CATCH THE SOUL CLAP!  Special guest... MORE

Community event: Kindling Fund Awards Celebration

SPACE Gallery and The Kindling Fund are excited to welcome, celebrate, and share the innovation brought to us by the 2018 Kindling Fund grant recipients, as well as the hard work and accomplishments of the 2017 Kindling Fund grantees. The projects funded this cycle range from visually-based experimental performance, to artist-in-residency programs, to digital arts apps, to a print catalogue... MORE

Music: Color Hex, Sterling Black, Greasy Grass, Backyard Posse Local luminaries of punk, rock, & genre-defying sounds

Fresh off their debut album, Portland punk quartet Color Hex joins forces with prolific home-recording noisenik Sterling Black, art-rock power trio Greasy Grass, and basement rockers Backyard Posse. <a data-cke-saved-href="" href=""&... MORE

Film: MAINELAND Presented with the Chinese American Friendship Association of Maine

Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., MAINELAND is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two affluent and cosmopolitan teenagers as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. Part of the enormous wave of "parachute students" from China enrolling in U.S. private schools, bubbly, fun-loving Stella and introspective Harry come seeking a Western-style education... MORE

Family event: Kids Open Studios Scrap Fabric Animals

Kids Open Studios is a series of art making workshops for kids (best suited for ages 5-12) led by artist and educator Jenny McGee Dougherty.  Each workshop focuses on a specific activity that results in each participant taking home their own hand crafted object, this time we'll be making animals out of scrap fabric.  Learn how to design, tie, sew and stuff your own animal out... MORE

Music: SPACE New Year's Party! With DJ sets by Che Ros & Friends and Ash & Herb!

Ring in the new year with DJ sets by local purveyor of all things deep and danceable, Che Ros and special guests. Opening set by gurus of cosmic funk and soul Ash & Herb. Visuals by Neon Dave. Embrace the unknown! Relish the unpredictable! Dip your toes into the puddle of possibility! And for god's sake, dance. 2018 is upon us, people... poster by Niki Taylor 

Film: BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL Takashi Miike's 100th film

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never... MORE

Music: Million Dollar Lounge, Flower Shop, The Doug Quaids Million Dollar Lounge EP release!

Maine indie-rockers, punkers, beatmakers, and emcees align in celebration of Million Dollar Lounge's debut record of lo-fi, bubblegum psych gems. **Please note start time has changed to 7:00pm doors/7:30pm show from initial announcements to accomodate weather and the local parking ban. Vermont band Bleach Day will unfortunately not be able to make the snowy trek. Stay tuned to our social media... MORE