This month

John Water's Hairspray: [Bayside Bowl's Rooftop Film Series]

Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St, Portland, United States     MOVIE

When Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), an overweight teen, auditions for a spot on a popular teen dance show, she beats out the spiteful Amber von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick), winning over Amber's boyfriend (Michael St. Gerard) in the process. After meeting some black students at her school, Tracy begins to push for more racial integration on the dance show. This gets her into trouble on many sides, especially with Amber's pushy parents (Sonny Bono, Deborah Harry). At Bayside Bowl, as part of their Summer Rooftop Film Series. Free to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Film begins...

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Next month

Diet Cig with Ratboys and REGI RKT

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States     MUSIC

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 Bowman's previous band for a lighter. The New York duo have since released the infectious, 2015 ‘Over Easy’ EP that introduced consistent sing-a-long lyrics with thrashing drums and strums that ...

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Film: Whose Streets? w/ Sabaah Folayan - ACLU Maine Film Series

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States     MOVIE

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 vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade...

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Wire with Minibeast

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States     MUSIC

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 the one-chord trick would be better. Or the two chord trick where the second chord is definitely not the right chord." Bass guitarist and vocalist Graham Lewis identifies another trait that has run th...

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october 2017

Film: Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States     MOVIE

LOOK & SEE revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and their community. In 1965, Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farm house and began a life of farming, writing and teaching. This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings. A half century later Henry County, like many rural communities across America, has become a place of quiet ideological struggle. In the ...

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Dan Savage's HUMP! Film Festival // Portland, ME

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, United States     MOVIE

HUMP's mission is to change the way America sees -and makes and shares- porn. This year's collection of 22 short dirty movies, are each less than five minutes, and are all created by people who aren’t porn stars, but want to be one for a weekend. Our carefully curated program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes-all united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity. 5 Screenings (Doors open 30 minutes before start times.): FRI // OCTOBER 20, 2017 // 7:00 PM FRI // OCTOBER 20, 2017 // 9:30 PM SAT // OCTOBER 21, 2017 // 6:00 PM SAT // OCT...

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