This month

Film: Jackson (Presented w/ Planned Parenthood ME Action Fund)

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

Part of the ACLU of Maine Freedom Side Film Series Abortion remains legal in the United States but anti-abortion efforts have succeeded in making it virtually inaccessible in some places and in the Deep South, often unthinkable. At one time Mississippi had fourteen abortion clinics. Now only one remains. Since the passage of Roe v. Wade more than four decades ago, the self-labeled “pro-life” movement has won significant cultural, political and legal battles. Now, the stigma of abortion is prolific in Mississippi and women in poverty and women of color are particularly vulnerable. Jackson...




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...




Dan Savage's 12th Annual HUMP! Film Festival - Portland, Maine

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

The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The festival features short dirty movies—each less than five minutes—all created by people who aren’t porn stars but want to be one for a weekend. The filmmakers and stars show us what they think is hot and sexy, creative and kinky, their ultimate turn-ons and their craziest fantasies. 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. HUMP! is a celebration of creative sexual expres...




Patterning workshop with Surabhi Ghosh

Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave, Portland, United States     Art

In this hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to draw, trace, and color their own original patterns. Surabhi Ghosh will also give a short presentation to establish the foundations for creating repeat patterns. No prior experience is required, though experienced artists who are interested in repetitive imagery may also discover some new approaches! Appropriate for ages 12+ $10 for SPACE members $12 for non-members This program is co-presented by Able Baker Contemporary and SPACE Gallery's Artist-in-Residence program




Sinkane with The Kominas

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

Sinkane music -- every note of it -- comes straight out of a generosity of spirit. Never has that spirit been on more vivid display than on the uplifting new album Life & Livin' It. This is feel-good music for trying times, celebrating what makes life good without ignoring what makes it hard. By the time they finished touring for their acclaimed Mean Love album in late 2015, Ahmed Gallab and the band had spread the gospel of Sinkane to the world, playing 166 shows in 20 countries. During the same period, he had also led The Atomic Bomb Band -- the highly celebrated 15-piece outfit that played...






Next month

Film: Bronx Gothic (with Okwui Okpokwasili in person)

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

An electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed one-woman show, BRONX GOTHIC. Rooted in memories of her childhood, Okwui – who’s worked with conceptual artists like Ralph Lemon and Julie Taymor – fuses dance, song, drama and comedy to create a mesmerizing space in which audiences can engage with a story about two 12-year-old black girls coming of age in the 1980s. With intimate vérité access to Okwui and her audiences off the stage, Bronx Gothic allows for unparalleled insight into her creative process as well as the complex social issues embodied i...




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