Get engaged, inspired and entertained with a vibrant winter season at Door Community Auditorium.
Check out cozy concerts with local favorites in the Coffeehouse Concert series, thought-provoking lectures in the Door County Talks series, and stunning performances on the main stage all winter long. Plus, there’s the new participatory series called Let’s Play coming your way.
Up first are two free events on Jan. 14. Former Gov. Martin Schreiber will give a free Door County Talks presentation at 10 am about Alzheimer’s caregiving. He will share his 18-year experience of watching his wife, Elaine, transform into a person who no longer recognized him and their children, and what he wishes he’d known sooner and done differently as a caregiver. Kick Ash Coffee will provide refreshments.
Then at 2 pm on Jan. 14, DCA will host the first installment in its new Let’s Play series, when dancers of all ages and skill levels are invited to dance on the DCA stage with instructor Andria Nikoupolis-Weliky. Participation is free, but advance registration is required because the class is limited to 30 participants. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing and take a towel and water bottle.
Step Afrika! on the Main Stage
Step Afrika! comes to the main stage Jan. 18. The dance troupe blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, traditional African dances, and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. The group’s members will perform a riveting mix of dance, body percussion and spoken word.
Tickets are still available for the 7 pm show. Step Afrika!’s performance is part of DCA’s Passport Program Series, which presents compelling cultural and educational experiences, bringing the world to Door County students and families.
Main-stage shows will continue through the winter with John Lewis and friends on Feb. 7; Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents Songs We Love – a journey through the vibrant early years of jazz song – on Feb. 16; and the Japanese ensemble Yamato playing Wadaiko drums on March 29.
Coffeehouse Concerts – presented in the fireside lobby at 7 pm – include Paul Taylor and Cathy Grier on Feb. 25; and Words on Fire, featuring Illinois songwriter/composer/pianist John Hegner and talented Door County poets on March 11. Concert tickets are $17.50, and advance reservations are suggested.
Door County Talks, Let’s Play
The free Door County Talks will continue with a program on religion and community by Michael Brecke on Feb. 11, and a discussion of loneliness and connection with a panel of UW-Green Bay experts on Feb. 25. Both will begin at 10 am.
The Let’s Play series will also continue with a community singalong with Cheryl Pfister, Deirdre Fellner and Avery Burns on Feb. 4; a soundscape/songwriting workshop with John Hegner on March 11; and a circle of drums with Jahmes Finlayson on March 24.
Learn more and reserve tickets (when applicable) at dcauditorium.org or by calling 920.868.2728. Door Community Auditorium is located at 3926 Hwy 42 in Fish Creek.