Sunday Service Spring Season

Spring 2018

Join us this spring for the return of Sunday Service, a free monthly series of live work across mediums in our bar, the Ready Room. The spring season curators include: Jess Pretty, Rena Anakwe, Janani Balasubramanian, and Mariana Valencia. Each month’s artist lineup to be announced soon. Sunday Service Spring 2018 Schedule: March 4, 7pm: Curator Jess Pretty April 8, …

Yeah, That's What She Said! Annual Pop-up. July 217.
Yeah, That's What She Said! Annual Pop-up. July 217.

Open Call: Exhibitions and Artist Projects

Deadline: Sunday, April 15, 2018

We are currently seeking proposals for exhibitions, short-term projects, and events! We’ve rolled out a fresh proposal process, which you can find here. Review the guidelines for open calls for gallery exhibitions and projects in our main spaces, and apply by April 15th! We are also seeking proposals on a rolling basis for Open Capacity – our new space support program for artists …


MeanRed Presents: Sango

*In association with Jonas Leon*

Friday, May 4, 2018

8pm doors // 8:30 show

  SANGO: Kai “Sango” Wright refers to his productions simply as beats, leaving the classification of his stylistically variable output — which has drawn from contemporary R&B and hip-hop styles, non-commercial dubstep, funk carioca, and downtempo electronica — to the listener. Wright was born in Washington state but spent a good portion of his childhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan prior …


Knockdown Center x Open Engagement present a Discwoman Showcase with BEARCAT and Riobamba and a live performance by Lykanthea

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Doors at 9:00pm
Performances at 10:00pm

Free with Open Engagement Conference Pass
General Admission $5 at the door [CASH ONLY]

Knockdown Center and Open Engagement present an evening of performances and dancing with opening act Lykanthea followed by a Discwoman showcase with BEARCAT and Riobamba in conjunction with the Open Engagement SUSTAINABILITY conference May 11 – 13, 2018. Official drink sponsor for the event is Kombrewcha, the first hard kombucha that allows you to socialize without compromise.   Open Engagement 2018 – SUSTAINABILITY …


Outpost | Knee Deep in Queens: Hot Since 82/ Pete Tong/ Lauren Lane

Saturday, May 19th, 2018


Globally-recognized talent and Knee Deep in Sound head honcho Hot Since 82 brings his world-class sound to the stunning Queens performance space Knockdown Center for OUTPOST presents Knee Deep in Queens. The British DJ and producer, widely-known for his prolific productions and Labyrinth residency at Pacha Ibiza, maintains a dominant presence among the top tier of electronic music artists. Knee …


HELIC.AL presents Eric Random, Cindytalk, Das Ding, Interval, Artefactos De Dolor + more

Thursday May 24, 2018

9:00pm – 2:00am


On 21 May 1993. the first ele_mental event at an Ohio State University parking garage, launched the careers of many midwestern electronic musicians; from Dieselboy, Archetyp, Todd Sines & Titonton. Their next event, Comfort, with almost a thousand attendees, crystallized their long-standing association with Detroit’s own Jon Santos, Brian Gillespie, Claude Young Jr. / Claude Young, Anthony Shakir, Mack Goudy …