Upcoming Events

E.g., 2019/03/21
E.g., 2019/03/21

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
Saturday04.13.2019
8:00 PM
$15 advance, $20 day of show
$10 for students & SPACE members

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
Thursday04.18.2019
8:30 PM
$10 advance, $12 day of show

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
Friday04.19.2019
8:00 PM
$16 advance, $20 day of show
$2 off for SPACE members and students

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
Saturday04.20.2019
5:00 PM
Free for SPACE and MWPA members, General admission: $5 advance donation, $8 donation at the door

Music: Sheer Mag with The Smarthearts and Billy Midol Gritty Philly political power-pop punks make their Maine debut!

A tear in the firmament.   Beyond the noxious haze of our national nightmare - as structures of social justice and global progress topple in our midst - there lies a faint but undeniable glow in the distance.   What is it?   Like so many before us we are drawn to the beacon.  But only by the bootstraps of our indignation do we go so boldly into the dark to find... MORE
Wednesday04.24.2019
8:00 PM
$14 advance, $16 day of show
$2 off for SPACE members

Music: Miss Eaves The Brooklyn-based DIY electro-pop-rap-dance femcee returns! (co-presented by Indigo Arts Alliance)

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Friday05.03.2019
8:30 PM
$10 advance, $12 day of show

Music: Ceschi and Factor Chandelier (w/live band) with Sole, BRZOWSKI, Pink Navel, s.al (aka Safari Al) Seasoned indie rap, folk-punk veteran returns with new album and a deep supporting cast. Co-presented by Monday of the Minds

On Sad, Fat Luck, their second collaborative full-length, rapper/singer Ceschi Ramos and producer Factor Chandelier have condensed three years of heavy touring, profound loss, and late stage capitalism polemics into a 13-track album.   While driving on the autobahn manically throttled on espresso during a tour with cult rapper Serengeti, Ceschi put on a beat that Factor had sent him... MORE
Friday05.17.2019
8:30 PM
$12

Music: Weyes Blood The superlative synth-folk sorceress returns with a new album on Sub Pop

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Sunday05.26.2019
8:00 PM
$14 advance, $16 day of show

Music: Jon Spencer and the HITmakers The original NYC underground-rock legend returns from the wilderness

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Tuesday05.28.2019
8:00 PM
$14 advance, $16 day of show

Music: Helado Negro with Tasha The hypnotic mastermind makes his SPACE debut in support of new album

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Thursday06.20.2019
8:30 PM
$12 advance, 15 day of show