THE ADVENTURE CIRCUIT
The Adventure Circuit is a collection of outdoor and recreation-focused film festivals packaged together for a greater impact on Big Sky. The festivals slated for the year are as follows:
May 11th : World Tour Paddling Film Festival June 13th : Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival September 12th : Mountainfilm on Tour
November 28th: No Man's Land Film Festival
January 9th: Matchstick Prodcutions presents The Land of Giants
These festivals and films are connected through the sense of adventure, respect to the natural environment and inclusivity in communities. Branding outdoor and recreation-focused film events under a single name, highlighting the Arts Council as the entity presenting the films, and marketing the impact of each film will assist in reaching the goal of offering consistent creative events to strengthen Big Sky's culture.
The Big Sky Waypoint has partnered with the Arts Council to host these films in their movie theater, allowing professional grade film festivals to be share with the community.
The Adventure Circuit offers several ticket options, with packs and passes that provide discounts to fit the buyers' needs!
Tickets on sale now!
No Man's Land Film Festival (NMLFF) is the premier all-women adventure film festival based out of Denver, Colorado, that meets a need and desire to highlight and connect women in pursuit of the radical. We are a collaboration and celebration of humans who are deeply engaged in enhancing the feminine presence in the adventure arena. The goal of this festival is to connect like-minded individuals who are action-oriented, wish to support a shared vision of gender equality, have a desire to experience their passions and environments through a uniquely feminine lens, and above all, love adventure.
Along with cultivating a deep interest in exploring the vastness of our planet from a groundbreaking point of view, we strive to create a history of motivating audiences to implement and inspire change through human collaboration. Our mission transcends the films presented; this festival acts as a platform for progressive thought and movement in the outdoor industry. At No Man's Land, we aim to un-define feminine in adventure and sport through film.
This year's films include:
Who are You to Tell A Story?
Directed & Produced by: Erica Hink
Reclaim Your Water: Natasha Smith
Directed by: Faith E. Briggs, Produced by: Kesshaan Cortez, BJ Frogozo, and Purvi Patel
Miles To Go
Directed by: James Saunders, Produced by: Palmer Morse + Matt Mikkelsen
Walking Two Worlds
Directed by: Maia Wikler, Produced by: Maia Wikler + Keri Oberly
Directed by: Bronwyn Davies
Directed by: Palmer Morse, Produced by: Rachel Weinberg
Free to Run
Directed & Produced by: Carrie + Tim Hifgman
When: Tuesday, November 28th 2023
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Films Begins: 7:00 p.m.
The Arts Council of Big Sky is proud to present the 26th annual Madrigal Dinner, slated for Monday, December 4, 2023, at 5 p.m. in the Missouri Ballroom at Big Sky Resort. This event a production of the Montana State University School of Music and is considered by many as the traditional opening of the holiday season and is one of the highlights for the Big Sky community.
Tickets for the Madrigal Dinner will be available for purchase on Wednesday, October 4th, and includes a rustic dinner and festive music from the Montana State University Montanans, the MSU Brass Quintet and Voces Luminis (ssaa). The event tickets are by advanced reservation only.
The evening begins with a no-host bar at 5 p.m., followed by seating for the dinner promptly at 6 p.m., in preparation for the Ceremonial Procession of the Lord and Lady of the Manor and their guests. Olde English customs are the theme throughout the evening, including fanfares introducing the Ceremonial Procession, the Wassail Bowl and Christmas Toast, the Boar’s Head Procession and the Flaming Pudding Dessert. The Montanans serenade guests throughout the evening and are joined by Voces Luminis (ssaa) for the concert finale. The dinner closes with the audience joining the musicians in singing familiar carols. This year marks the 59th annual Madrigal Dinner, produced by the MSU School of Music, and the 26th year the production has traveled to Big Sky.
INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT
For the 24th annual tour, Brian Gore has assembled a lineup of three IGN favorites and an exciting newcomer. Luca Stricagnoli (Italy), the amazing acoustic rock interpreter, will be returning for the 4th time. The Le THU (Vietnam), whose nylon string artistry stretches from classical to contemporary. Marco Pereira (Brazil), the master composer and performer, first toured with IGN in its early days and returns for his final go-round in 2024. Minnie Marks (Australia), the irrepressible blues slide guitarist and singer, not only is new to IGN but will be making her North American debut. The 2024 date is February 17th at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center.
MONTANA SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS
Based out of Bozeman, Montana, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks was conceived to share William Shakespeare's tales to rural audiences in Montana and beyond for 51 years. Out of the 51 years, the Arts Council of Big Sky has hosted Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, MSIP, to Big Sky for over 20 years. Each year MSIP captivates its audience with lively entertainment invoking laughter, smiles, and at times sorrow. By spreading their love of Shakespeare, MSIP brings to us the immortal stories of life, love, and tragedy to Big Sky, Montana, each summer.
This year, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is performing Measure for Measure in Big Sky, Montana, on Monday, August 7th, 2023. The performance will take place at the Big Sky Town Center Plaza (south side of the Wilson Hotel) for free at 5:30 p.m.
For more information, click the "Performance Information" button below.