Upcoming Events

E.g., 2018/03/20
E.g., 2018/03/20


Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk-turned-Buddhist-priest in Japan, has made a career out of helping suicidal people find reasons to live. But this work has come increasingly at the cost of his own family and health, as he refuses to draw lines between his patients and himself. THE DEPARTURE captures Nemoto at a crossroads, when his growing self-destructive tendencies lead him to confront the same... MORE
7:00 PM
$6 for SPACE Members and Students w/ ID

Artist Talk: Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women’s Pain Book reading and signing with Abby Norman

In the fall of 2010, during her sophomore year of college, then 19-year-old Abby Norman was repeatedly hospitalized in excruciating pain. Over the next several months her strong dancer’s body dropped 40 pounds and grey hair sprouted from her temples. The many doctors she saw insisted it was all in her head. Unable to get out of bed, much less attend class, she lost her dance scholarship, dropped... MORE
6:30 PM
FREE to the public

Music: Postponed: The Rose Quintet presents Elvis Costello's The Juliet Letters The rarely performed 1993 voice & string quartet song cycle

*** This performance is being postponed to a later date. Check back soon for the new date! ***  In 1993, renowned singer-songwriter Elvis Costello partnered with The Brodsky Quartet to create a unique song cycle culminating in the album The Juliet Letters.  Each song takes the form of a letter and in each letter, Costello weaves a rich tapestry of characters and compelling stories... MORE
8:00 PM
$10 advance, $12 day of show

Music: An Evening of Middle Eastern Dance & Music featuring Jamileh, Zapion Ensemble, & friends

Join us for an evening of traditional music and dance from the Middle East. Jamileh, one of Maine's most celebrated belly dancers, will collaborate with dancers Josephina, Dorothea, Sahar, and Nasreen, as well as the special quintet version of the Zapion Middle Eastern Ensemble. The musicians include Eric LaPerna, darbuka; Maria Wagner, clarinet and... MORE
8:00 PM
$12 advance, $15 day of show

Film: THE YOUNG KARL MARX USM Philosophy Symposium Film Series

In the mid-1800s, after decades of the scientific and economic march of the Industrial Revolution has created an age of both new prosperity and new problems, a 26-year-old writer, researcher and radical named Karl Marx embarks, with his wife Jenny, on the road to exile. In Paris in 1844 they meet young Friedrich Engels, the well-to-do son of a factory owner whose studies and research has exposed... MORE
7:00 PM
$6 for SPACE Members and Students w/ ID [FREE for USM Staff and Students w/ ID]

Workshop: Luan Sherman

Sherman will explore access, identity, and place, through a queer lens in the context of contemporary politics and self-care practices. Sherman will unpack and examine how queer modality has shaped a broader sense of self, access to resources and privacy, and approach to self-care and intimacy. The workshop will include group discussion about access, identity, and place. Participants will engage... MORE
6:00 PM

Music: The Dance Cartel with DJ Che Ros A new experiment in modular dance-party-arty

One of our favorite shows in the world returns! The Dance Cartel have sold out SPACE every time they've come through. We highly recommend you grab your tickets ASAP. THE DANCE CARTEL is after a new brand of dance experience. Taking note of a dance community that often serves a niche audience, the Cartel creates dances that are VIBRANT, IMMERSIVE and PARTICIPATORY. Without sacrificing technical... MORE
9:00 PM
$13 for members

Music: Wazo Live ft. Wazo Zaya Universe, Wazo Daveed, and more

Guiding lights of the Kesho Wazo youth art collective, Wazo Daveed and Wazo Zaya Universe join forces for a powerful set of uplighting beats & rhymes. They'll be joined by special guests, Dre Armani and DJ sets by Af1Shawty and DJ Freeit. Kesho Wazo, “Tomorrow's Ideas” in Swahili, is an Portland-based youth art collective. The group was... MORE
8:30 PM
$10, $5 for students

Film: BOBBI JENE With Bobbi Jene Smith

After a decade of stardom in Israel, American dancer Bobbi Jene decides to leave behind her prominent position at the world-famous Batsheva Dance Company, as well as the love of her life, to return to the U.S. to create her own boundary breaking art. Tracking the personal and professional challenges that await her, Elvira Lind’s film lovingly and intimately documents the dilemmas and inevitable... MORE
7:00 PM
$6 for SPACE Members and Students w/ ID

Music: Screaming Females and Thou with HIRS Smoldering punk and uncompromising sounds

Formed in New Brunswick, NJ in 2005, Screaming Females is Marissa Paternoster (guitar, vox), Mike Abbate (bass), and Jarrett Dougherty (drums). Over six albums and more than a decade of music making, the band has remained deeply individual and steadfastly DIY. They have also grown into one of the most dynamic and devastating touring bands going today. Out February 23rd 2018, ... MORE
8:00 PM
$15 advance, $18 day of show