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35th Annual Bachelor Auction & Ball

1012780_10102698606777193_1892268812_nSaturday December 5th at 7pm, doors open at 6pm
Tickets: $25 general admission / $55 VIP (Limited Seats!)
Must be 21+ with valid ID
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Join us for the Talkeetna Bachelor Society’s 35th annual Bachelor Auction and Ball. One of Alaska’s favorite FUNdraisers, we auction off local bachelors to raise money for programs that assist women & children in crisis.

Come to Talkeetna for a fun filled weekend that starts on Friday night with a Meet and Greet & Catalogue Autograph party 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 www.bachelorsoftalkeetna


Paper Tigers (documentary Film)

Friday Dec 18th @ 7:30pm (doors open at 7)

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Paper Tigers, directed by James Redford, is an exciting new documentary that shows the level of impact trauma-informed practices can have on our children and youth. Set in Walla Walla, Washington, it follows the lives of multiple students from an impoverished area as they attend alternative school that has begun to promote resiliency in youth. Paper Tigers looks at real life examples on how we can help our children heal from trauma and how healing is ultimately a more effective and cheaper response than punishment. The film is rates PG-13 for Adult Langue and Content. Sponsored by Alaska Children’s Trust.

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Summer Drama….and my office is Awesome!

It’s Summer time and the stage is hopping here at the DAC.  Some days I feel like my office is a windowless cave that keeps me hidden from the world, but other days….. well, who else can say they have live theatrical productions unfolding in their office?

Circus has come and gone, but we have lots drama underway that we hope to entertain you with throughout the summer.  First up is the Complete History of America, Abridged ….. just in time for the 4th of July!

Some of you may remember the Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged, which Denali Drama performed in 2012…… well hang on to your socks cause they are at it again!  Only this time they will teach you as much of America’s history as they can in 6000 seconds.  Get ready to laugh and learn a few things you thought you know (but didn’t).  This show is PG-13, so use your best judgment when deciding which kids to bring…..  Open minds and good senses of humor encouraged!  2 weekends.

Next up is our Summer Stock – aka Talkeetna Youth Musical Theater – production of Seussical the Musical.  The talented youth of Talkeetna are working hard to bring you this fabulous show, which showcases a montage of Dr. Seuss’s most beloved characters, including Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and Mayzie La Bird.  During this production you will be transported from the Jungle of Nool, to the tiny world of the Who’s, then off across the sea to Circus McGurkus.  3 nights only….. this is one to plan your vacation around.

September’s show is still a bit of a mystery, even to me.  Iditaprov will be back on our stage, but in what format, I do not know.  Stay tuned to learn more….. In the mean time, Iditaprov is performing competitive Improv 2 nights a week (Mondays and Wednesdays) at the Talkeetna Alaska Lodge.  Tickets can be bought at the front desk, shows start at 7:30.

Alright, I’ll get back to work and keep on keeping the drama on the stage.  Til next time, Holli @ the Hangar

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!