This Sunday is your opportunity to make some fast cash. No, this isn’t some money-making scheme, it’s a “collaborative public dinner event and democratic experiment in micro-funding for creative projects in Portland.” Got your attention?
The first event of its kind here in Portland, Maine, SOUP is modeled after the event by the same name in Detroit. The way it works is thus: show up (in this case, to SPACE Gallery) with $5, a bowl, and a spoon. If you have a great idea for a creative project that needs funding (I’m looking at you, musicians, and you might not even realize it), bring that and be ready to share. Potential idea-pitchers will enter a raffle, with 10 being chosen randomly to bring their ideas to the crowd. Ultimately, the proceeds from the event (via the ticket price) will go to the selected winner to fund their idea.
There will be food (including soup, obviously) and music by Soldat (who recently had a featured album here on HillyTown – read on to check out their latest single) throughout the evening. Fun fact: Soldat is a trio that includes Ian Paige, who will also be doing his DJ thing on Saturday at Empire for his MODNIGHT party. Highly recommended.