• Take a Spin on Monday Night

    Cherry Lanes is home of weekly Vinyl Night Photos by Jim Lundstrom Any idea where you might be able to hear – in the course of one hour – music as diverse as The White Stripes, Beastie Boys, NRBQ, Big Country, Television, Boston, Weather Report, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades and the so-obscure-you-won’t-find-them-online Big & Bob Trio doing […]

  • Birch Creek Receives Wisconsin Arts Board Grant

    The Wisconsin Arts Board’s Creation and Presentation Program – supported by funds from the state and the National Foundation for the Arts – has given Birch Creek a grant to support the music-education programs and public concerts that, in 2019, will take Birch Creek into its 44th year. “Arts Board grants have recognized Birch Creek’s excellence in […]

  • Peninsula Singers Celebrates 40 Years with Two May Concerts

    The Peninsula Singers are celebrating their 40th-anniversary year with two spring concerts. On May 18 at United Methodist Church, 836 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, the Peninsula Singers Youth Choir from the Boys and Girls Club will open the concert at 6:30 pm. It will perform selections from The Wizard of Oz under the direction […]

  • Alan Kopischke Performs in TAP’s ‘Absolute Brightness’

    James Lecesne’s The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey is set to open at Third Avenue Playhouse next week, with Robert Boles directing and Alan Kopischke playing Chuck DeSantis: a brash New Jersey detective who’s eager for a case that gets him out from behind his desk. On one extraordinary day, he finds it: the disappearance […]

  • Isadoora Theatre Company Holds Open Auditions

    Isadoora Theatre Company is holding open auditions for its 2019 season on May 11, 4:30-7 pm; and May 14, 5-7 pm, in the Inside/Outside Space at the Margaret Lockwood Gallery, 7 S. 2nd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. The company also needs backstage, light and sound technicians – just stop by the auditions to get more […]

  • Door Kinetic Arts Festival Merges Stage, Cocktail Scenes

    Ringing in its fourth year on the peninsula, the Door Kinetic Arts Festival (DKAF) will present its lineup of artists and cocktail connoisseurs June 9-14. This year’s festival will feature an exciting range of evocative artists on the screen, stage and behind the bar. Harold Green is a Chicago-based, multidisciplinary spoken-word poet and performer who’s […]

  • Chakra Balancing Retreat

    The Pearl of Door County will hold a three-night, women-only Chakra Balancing Retreat June 24-28 in a house on Lake Michigan just north of Sturgeon Bay. Chakras are the energy centers that help move energy up and down through the body. Whitney Fenton, a chakra healer and yoga teacher; and Sarah Try, a holistic health […]

  • LEAP’s ‘Grease’-Themed Fundraiser May 18

    Calling all T-Birds and Pink Ladies! Maxwelton Braes Lodge, Thyme Cuisine and LEAP: The Human Kindness Project bring you a Grease-themed fundraiser that will get your motor running Saturday, May 18, 5-11 pm. The evening starts with 1950s-themed carnival games inspired by the famous final scene in the movie and featuring prizes for all ages. […]

  • Carpool to Heaven Tour

    Door County musician Katie Dahl will join singer-songwriters Emily White of Chicago and Hope Dunbar of Utica, Nebraska, for a concert on May 13, 7 pm, in the space above Base Camp Coffee Shop in Sister Bay. It’s the fourth stop on the 10-day Carpool to Heaven Tour across the Midwest. Dahl, White and Dunbar […]

  • Gangstagrass Will Break Boundaries in Door County

    Craigslist ads offer loads of interesting – and sometimes strange – things. When Dan Whitener answered an ad for “a banjo player who could move,” he found a completely new direction for his career. Whitener plays banjo in Gangstagrass, a genre-bending bluegrass and hip-hop band whose Spotify bio describes it as a “dirty-fightin’, gator-wrestlin’, foot-stompin’, genre-bustin’, […]

  • Hope Church Shows ‘Harvest of Empire’ on May 11

    Learn how the United States contributed to the conditions that led to the violence, corruption and poverty that many immigrants are desperate to escape. On May 11, 7 pm, Hope Church in Sturgeon Bay will screen Harvest of Empire, a 90-minute documentary that was produced in 2012 and based on the book of the same […]

  • SummerSongs Musical-Theatre Program

    The Algoma Performing Arts Center is offering the musical-theatre program SummerSongs for students 14 to 18 years old. Taught by UW-Stevens Point associate lecturer Lisa Golda, SummerSongs will feature two five-week sessions of private voice lessons, dramatic coaching and group workshops, with a public performance at the end.   Golda has worked in Chicago, Milwaukee, […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Announces 2019 Season

    Midsummer’s Music of Door County announces its 2019 season of diverse cultural, historical and scenic musical experiences, running June 14 through Sept. 2, and featuring 41 concerts performed by world-class musicians. The inspiring concerts – hailed as “exciting, pulse-pounding and riveting” – attract more dedicated followers every year, plus thousands more listen to broadcasts on Wisconsin Public […]

  • ‘Absolute Brightness’ Opens at TAP May 15

    Rehearsals are under way for The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, the next show at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP). Written by James Lecesne and directed by Robert Boles, it will feature Alan Kopischke as Detective Chuck DeSantis. Kopischke recently directed Julius Caesar at UW-Green Bay, where he teaches acting. His many TAP credits include Jacob […]

  • Comedian Rick Wood at Tambourine Lounge

    One of the nation’s finest comedians returns to Sturgeon Bay’s Tambourine Lounge on May 11 for one night only. Rick Wood has performed across the United States, Canada and Thailand. He has appeared at the Laughing Skull Comedy Fest, 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, Crom Comedy Toronto and Limestone Comedy Festival. He’s opened for Chris Gethard, […]

  • Wellness Weekend Fills Niche in Door County Festivals

    When Kress Pavilion event director Jess Reinke and her team began brainstorming which events they wanted to see come to life at the pavilion’s spacious property, they got excited about the idea of offering a more immersive, multi-day event. “We were looking for something that would be great for the community to be involved in,” […]

  • DCA Announces 2019 Season

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) announces its 2019 performance schedule, featuring a diverse array of performers. “It’s a big season,” DCA Executive Director Cari Lewis said. “With our longtime fall resident company, Northern Sky Theater, moving into its new home this fall, we gained six to seven weeks of programming time, so we were able to […]

  • ‘Salon of High School Art’

    By Polly Fitz A family trip to Costa Rica inspired 18-year-old Haley Dawson to paint “Mahi Mahi,” one of three art pieces she has on display as part of the Miller Art Museum’s Salon of Door County High School Art. Dawson’s sister likes fish, so she asked Dawson to paint one of the tropical varieties […]

  • Musical Comedy ‘Hello! My Baby’ Will Charm at DCA May 3-5

    Remember those exciting days a hundred years ago on Tin Pan Alley in New York City when musicians such as Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin and Eubie Blake began their careers as teenagers, plugging their latest songs by hawking sheet music on street corners, in shops and saloons? No, probably not. But you can […]

  • Historical Society Hosts Trivia Night Fundraiser

    The Sister Bay Historical Society is hosting a trivia night on May 9, 6:30 pm, at the Northern Grill in Sister Bay. Dick Burress will emcee the evening of fun, community engagement and general trivia questions in six categories. A spaghetti dinner is included in the ticket price. The historical society is working on outreach […]