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The Dirty Hands House Concert

The Dirty Hands

The Dirty Hands are back! One of the most unique and varied live shows in Alaska, The Dirty Hands continue to win fans by challenging the status quo with a mixture of styles and musical influences. The band provides numerous arrangements organized for any size venue or atmosphere. From full on festival rock outs, to intimate, small bars; The Dirty Hands’ music has no rhythmic, melodic, or dynamic boundary.

September 10th 
Doors open at 7
Show starts at 7:30

AK Comic Summer Tour

 

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The AK Comic Summer Tour comes to the Talkeetna Arts Hanger Saturday for one show of Live and Local Stand Up Comedy Sept 24th. An evening of laughs with headliner Kass Smiley (The Virginity Diaries, Marijuana-Logues), John Norris (Into the Wild Podcast, Creator: 48 Hour Film Challenge), Matt Burgoon (Los Angeles, Winner: AK Comedy Competition), and Kyle Rand (noted electronic cigarette user). Hosted by Matt Collins (KWHL’s Alice, Performer at the Chicago Comedy Expo, Winner: Doug Stanhope’s Last Comic Idol). Join us for a night of storytelling, absurdism, and swearing.   

Adults only.
Tickets on sale soon!

Calling All Filmmakers….

Presenting the 1st Annual Talkeetna Adventure Film Festival

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Hangar Door Cinema is excited to invite local filmmakers to participate in the first annual Talkeetna Adventure Film Festival. Adventure is defined as “an exciting or dangerous experience”, or “an undertaking involving unknown risk”. To us, that ranges anywhere from a bicycle trek across the arctic to living off the grid. Life is an Adventure, and we want to see yours!

Films must be submitted no later than Saturday October 15th.  Early Submissions are encouraged.

Film fest will premier Saturday November 12th, 2016

Download Film Fest Application here.

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.

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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!