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Talkeetna Jeopardy: Local Trivia Game Show!

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When: Saturday, Jan 31st at 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm
Cost: $6 DAC members / $8 general admission. / $5 student

Denali Drama and DAC are proud to present a local favorite event: “Talkeetna Jeopardy”! This live community game show is based on our local area trivia, concentrating on Upper Susitna valley history, current pop-culture, events and people. Come join the typically ruckus crowd, as they cheer on the three, three person teams while they duke it out and show their prowess and knowledge (or lack there of) about our unique communities! Want to play? To be a contestant please contact Holli Papasodora at

(PS -Teams are encouraged to attend in themed costumes)



Making the most of YOUR Arts Council

Have you ever wondered how events come to be at the Denali Arts Council?  Do you ever find yourself thinking, “You know, it would be really cool to see ________________ happening here in Talkeetna.” or “I wish they would do more of  _________________ at the hangar.”  Well, the truth of the matter is that YOU, as a creative member of the community, have the power to help make those decisions.


You could set the stage!

A community Arts council sets a stage, but is only a reflection of creativity and imagination.   In order for the DAC to express the artistic sentiment of Talkeetna, locals must be willing to share their talents and ideas. What gets showcased is what people like you choose to put into it through artistic partnerships and volunteering.

The Denali Arts Council is an umbrella organization with with a variety of artistic programs under its rim.  While most of our programs have ongoing activities, several have become stagnate due to lack of involvement or leadership.  Here is where YOU come in!

your art could be hereCurrently there are openings for Directors in three of our programs: Talkeetna Artists Guild (fine arts), Susitna Muse (writers group), and Local Motion…for the Love of Dance. As the director of a program, you have a lot of freedom to design events, workshops, and shows.  You can express yourself creativity and set the vision of the program. You can be the director or you could get involved to just produce one show or workshop.

So if you find yourself thinking “Man, I really wish they would show more ____________________”, consider putting your artistic passion to the test and get involved today!


34th Annual Bachelor Auction & Ball

34th Annual Talkeetna Bachelor Auction & Ball:

543956_10102698605634483_1007085531_nWhen: Saturday, December 6th at 7pm, doors open at 6pm
Cost:   $20 Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

VIP SEATS are $55 per person. Must purchase online. Limited!!

Please join us for our 34th annual Talkeetna Bachelor Society’s auction and ball. One of Alaska’s favorite FUNdraisers that auctions off local bachelors in order to raise money to assist women & children in crisis. Come to Talkeetna for a fun filled weekend that starts on Friday night with a meet and greet & catalogue autographing at the VFW.  The festivities continue on Saturday at noon with the Wilderness Woman competition. The grand finale is the auction and ball at the Sheldon Community Arts Hanger at 6pm. Whether you come to compete, buy a bachelor, or just to laugh with the girls, you will be a part of a long lasting Alaskan tradition known for providing a good time for a good cause.  Must be 21+ and have ID. For more info visit or call JoEllen at (907)733-5656. Lodging and other info about activities & sights in Talkeetna may be found at


It’s A Wonderful Life Live Theatrical Radio Show

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It’s A Wonderful Life Live Theatrical Radio Show

December 20th (Sat) @ 7:30 pm, doors open at 7
Cost: $10 DAC member / $12 general 
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To kick the season off, Denali Drama revives the most quintessential of Christmas classics with a uniquely intimate twist; a live “1940’s” radio broadcast of “Its a Wonderful Life”.

Partnered with KTNA 88.9 fm Talkeetna “It’s a Wonderful Life A Radio Play” is a live, all ages event that brings radio, stage and screen succinctly together.

 Want to be a part of the show?  Audition information here.


Festival of Lights

December 21st (Sunday) 7:30 pm (doors open at 7)

Free Community Event and Potlatch

DSC_0127Join us for the annual “Festival of Lights” a local tradition that truly embodies what the holiday season is all about. This event brings family and community together in an evening of shared stories, songs, sweet and savory treats, and joyful meet and greets. Please bring a song, a story, or a dish to share. But most importantly, bring yourself to celebrate the returning of the light.


Iditaprov Unwrapped: Xmas UnScripted

December 25th, 26th, 27th @7:30pm
$10 DAC / $12 general

winterfeatureThe cast of Iditaprov unite in the spirit of the season to bring an all new holiday inspired show, Iditaprov Unwrapped: Xmas UnScripted. Full of completely improvised Christmas specials, stories, and carols, this show is sure to make even the Grinchiest Scrooge of a Meister-Burger feel as jolly as a shopping mall Santa and leave you laughing well into the New Year.

Three shows only….Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and whatever the day after Boxing Day is called. Dec 25th and 26th are family friendly, with all the holiday naughtiness reserved for the Dec 27th – Adults only – R rated show.

Audition information here.

VivaVoom Brr-lesque Presents: Showgirl Shenanigan

legsOne Night Only: Saturday, January 17
8pm h’ordorves & drinks  

9pm showtime!
Tickets: $16 members /$18 non-members 18+ only!!

The ladies of VivaVoom Brr-lesque transport you to their world of smart and saucy sensuality with feathers, fishnets, glitter and guffaws! Striptease, fire, eclectic music, prizes, and a lot of laughs! do NOT miss this ONE NIGHT ONLY show at the historic Sheldon Community Arts Hangar in Talkeetna! It will be a night to remember!


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Talkeentna Burlesque Workshop on Jan. 18th.  Info here.