The DAC’s Saturday Nights traverse a broad spectrum this summer, form string quartets to burlesque decets, with everything between. There is something for everyone, so we’d better be seeing you down here! Bring friends, bring food, BYOB, and come on down, friend!
NOTE: Reservations are always accepted, either by email to <email@example.com>, or by phone to 207/452-2412. Remember to include your name, the number in your party, and the event name and date you wish to make a reservation to. Many events do sell out, so be sure to reserve tickets early!
ICE CREAM SOCIAL!
with the DAC Board
Let’s Get This Party Started, Right? Come join the DAC staff and board for an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social! It’s as free as what’s under a kilt, so come on down, grab our new calendar, enjoy a complimentary Sundae, chat with the staff and board, and see how sweet it can be.
with Andreas Clemmensen & Marianne Anker-Pedersen
Join trombonist Andreas Clemmensen and trumpeter Marianne Anker-Pedersen, from the other Denmark, for a very special evening formally recognizing he unique friendship between the town and the country of Denmark through music. Sponsored by the Danish Government and the Consulate General of Denmark in New York . this evening will feature a selection of both Danish and American composers, including Thorvald Hansen, Carl Nielsen, Axel Jørgensen, Knudåge Riisager, Eric Ewazen, and Leonard Bernstein. We welcome Clemmensen and Anker-Pedersen from the Royal Musical Academy at Arnhus, joined here on piano by Edward Leonard, musical director for the Pittsburgh Philharmonic, for this unique event bridging two worlds.
Sponsored by the Danish Consulate of New York.
MADE IN AMERICA
with The DaPonte String Quartet
Look forward to the Fourth with Maine’s favorite string quartet, as they play selections from the American canon, including Barber’s Adagio, Earl Stewart’s Blues Fugues, and Gershwin’s lovely Lullaby. If you’ve caught the Quartet’s previous shows at the DAC, you’ll know that few sounds are better suited our fabulous hall than the keening strains of a sting quartet. With their signature mix of lightness, virtuosity, and wit, The DaPonte String Quartet makes a welcome return with this timely program
NO SHOW—FIREWORKS IN THE PARK!!!!
(No Shows Today, but come cheer on the DAC in this year’s 4th of July Parade!)
with Stripwrecked Burlesque
You asked, we listened: Burlesque is Back, Baby! Join EmCee Vanilla HoneyBush and 10+ Dancers for a stripped-down evening of fun, from Maine’s newest Burlesque troupe. Special guests include Vivian Vice (of Whistlebait Burlesque), and Tiffany StrangeBeauty Tutor and Alexis Golubow (of the Hoop Vixzens). From feather fan dances and classic Vaudeville numbers to drag queens and striptease, this Soiree promises to knock your socks off. Or, rather, their stockings…or something.
with The MollyOckett Chorus
Perennial favorites the Molly Ockett Chorus bring their signature acapella harmonies to the DAC for an evening of sweet sounds. Set entirely in a barbershop, Big Hair reprises some great barbershop harmonies from the golden age of American music, including At Last, I Believe in Music, Crazy, and a medley of Goody, Goody and Who’s Sorry Now.
with Richard Blanco and Friends
The DAC is honored to welcome 2013 White House inaugural poet Richard Blanco to Denmark to host an evening of poetry, sourced from all corners (inlets?) of our great state. Come experience the depth and breadth of Maine’s spectacular poetic landscape in a night devoted to the simple beauty of spoken words. Other poets include Martin Steingesser, Richard Taylor, former Maine poet laureate Betsy Sholl, and the DAC’s own Sarah Françoise and Harry Corthell.
LISTEN, LITTLE MAN:Work-in-Progress showing
A three ring circus, devoted to the life and teachings of one of the 20th century’s great characters, Maine resident Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man! is supported in part by the Denmark Arts Center, where it will premiere in the summer of 2015.
Sponsored in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts.
ALL-TOWN DINNER (and a SURPRISE!!!)
End the summer full, as the Denmark Arts Center serves you a four-course dinner on communal long-tables in the main hall. On the menu: Good Times! We can’t tell you what the evening’s entertainment will be, but we can tell you you’ll be sorry to miss it! Vegetarian option available!