Things are warming up on the Door Peninsula! Celebrate the first weekend of March with thought-provoking exhibitions of art, boundary-stretching music and a weekend-long celebration of the great environmentalist Aldo Leopold.
Friday, March 3
James May Gallery hosts the opening reception of its newest exhibition featuring works by Camille Iemmolo and Lori Larusso. Larusso will present paintings on shaped panel from her Eating Animals series, which reflect on the disconnect between “the disturbing realities of commercial food production and our often naive assumptions about the pastoral lifestyle of animals raised for consumption.” Iemmolo will construct installations including “Chariots of Birds,” alongside her newest watercolors from the series The Golden Chamber. 5:30 pm.
The nationally touring Virginia band The Hunt Family brings their passion for compelling music to the stage at Southern Door Community Auditorium on Friday night. Made up of seven brothers and sisters, the Hunts’ transcendent music is defined by stringed instruments, enchanting harmonies and thrilling rhythms. 7 pm.
Holiday Music Motel’s Tambourine Lounge will hold a concert with accordionist Stas Venglevski and dulcimer virtuoso Tatyana Krasnobaeva. Venglevski will blend his talent with Krasnobaeva in a unique concert of traditional Russian folk favorites, classical and original compositions. 7:30 pm.
Saturday, March 4
Celebrate the contributions of the great environmentalist Aldo Leopold with a progressive marathon reading of his classic essay collection A Sand County Almanac. The program is presented in collaboration with The Clearing Folk School, Crossroads at Big Creek, Door County Land Trust, Ridges Sanctuary, and Write On, Door County.
Grab a cold one and enjoy the tunes of the Door County Folk Alliance at Starboard Brewing Company or, better yet, bring your instrument and join in! 4 pm.
Local musician Jay Whitney, best known as the founder, songwriter and guitarist of Big Mouth, brings a mix of blues originals and classics – and an assortment of friends – to the intimate Fireside Lobby of the Door Community Auditorium for a special Saturday evening concert. 7 pm.
Sunday, March 5
Join the Peace Frequency Community of Door County for an afternoon of music, reflection and a guided sound meditation at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. Guests are invited to bring a yoga mat, pillow and blanket to enjoy songs, peace readings and the magical vibrations of the gong. 1 pm.