Upcoming Events

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

Artist Talk: AMOS PAUL KENNEDY JR. + Screening of 'Proceed and Be Bold'

"Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. was a successful computer programmer for AT&T when he saw a printing press at colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, and stopped in his tracks. At age 40, he decided that his corporate life was over. He had found his calling, he says, as a printer and provocateur. He now runs a highly regarded letterpress poster shop in the town of Gordo, Alabama, and is a vibrant example of... MORE
Wednesday05.16.2018
6:30 PM
FREE to the public

Music: Broken Shadows ft. Tim Berne, Chris Speed, Reid Anderson, and Dave King NYC avant-jazz stalwarts join forces with The Bad Plus rhythm section in tribute to Ornette, Hemphill, Redman, and Haden

Broken Shadows is a quartet of kindred spirits communing over shared loves and common inspirations, radiating not only homage but aspiration – to make music with deep roots reach out into the present moment, alive and attuned and moving through our air now. These four musicians hailing from the northern half of America – Tim Berne, Chris Speed, Reid Anderson, and Dave... MORE
Thursday05.17.2018
8:00 PM
$16 advance, $20 day of show
$14 advance, $18 day of show for students and SPACE members

Performance: Gina Yashere

SPACE is proud to welcome stand-up comedian and The Daily Show's British Correspondent Gina Yashere to Portland for a special evening comedy performance on the heels of her recent hour-long special on Netflix's The Standups, released on March 20th. Yashere is the daughter of Nigerian parents and was born and raised in London, England. She is now based out of the United States... MORE
Friday05.18.2018
8:00 PM
$18 in advance $23 at the door

Music: The Messthetics Fugazi's Brendan Canty & Joe Lally with veteran experimentalist Anthony Pirog

The last time drummer Brendan Canty and bassist Joe Lally were in a band together, they were the rhythmic architects for Fugazi, an organization whose decade and a half of disciplined progressivism provided a necessary bridge between the zenith of late-punk expression and everything alternative in rock that followed. In 2016, the two were enlisted by guitarist... MORE
Saturday05.19.2018
8:30 PM
$10 advance, $12 day of show
$8 advance, $10 day of show for members

Artist Talk: Justin Levesque

Justin Levesque's The Friction Coefficient of Ice Against Various Materials is from a connected network of distinct but related projects called PLACE/HOLD that concern Arctic image consumption, data as the new divine, spatial simulacrum and corporeal complexity. During his talk, Levesque will share experiences from The Arctic Circle artist residency, identify and discuss contributing factors to... MORE
Tuesday05.22.2018
6:00 PM

Music: Amy Reid

Inspired by dance as a form of therapy and understanding the rich history of the club as a safe space for queer commune, 2018 SPACE Artist-in-Residence Amy Reid will host a queer dance party. She will also DJ the evening bringing some Baltimore vibes to Portland. Merging two worlds together, the evening will also feature local DJs and performers. In Baltimore, she has a monthly DJ residency at a... MORE
Friday05.25.2018
8:00 PM

Performance: Moving In SPACE: Works in Progress

Moving in SPACE is a new contemporary dance/movement/performance series that will focus on works in progress. The series aims to provide a much needed regional performance opportunity for works in development in the contemporary dance and performance scene. Three artists were selected through an open call by jurors choreographers/dancers Sara Juli, Riley Watts and Asher Woodworth to... MORE
Thursday05.31.2018
6:30 PM

Music: Tatsuya Nakatani's Gong Orchestra Transcendent music from the Japanese percussionist's 15-member ensemble

Tatsuya Nakatani is a Japanese avant-garde percussionist and acoustic sound artist. Based in the United States, he has released over 80 recordings in the last two decades and toured all over the world. Nakatani has developed his own unique instrumentation and extended techniques, creating new sounds utilizing gongs, drums, cymbals, singing bowls, wooden sticks, metal objects, and the... MORE
Saturday06.02.2018
8:30 PM
$10 advance, $12 day of show
$8 advance, $10 day of show for members

Music: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya The Chicago art-rap, post-punk, jazz & r&b blending polymath returns!

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya is a multi-instrumentalist composer, producer, and performer. His musical identity was forged in the DIY community of Chicago. Relentless participation in numerous musical projects bridged genres and created inroads between scenes. Near constant activity quickly made him a locus of gravity in the community. Constant participation quickly opened channels to a broad cross-section... MORE
Monday06.04.2018
8:00 PM
$8 advance, $10 day of show

Music: La Luz with Gymshorts Surf noir and dream-weaving psych from the LA 4-piece

Los Angeles has often been described as a “dream factory”–both a mecca where dreamers converge to pursue long-held aspirations, and a topography of hallucinogenic contradictions: enchanting tangerine sunsets diffused by smog, crystal-clutching spiritualists mingling with deep-pocketed narcissists, rows of scenic palms competing with garish billboards for commuters’ attention. It was against this... MORE
Tuesday06.05.2018
8:00 PM
$10 advance, $12 day of show
$8 advance, $10 day of show for members