Category: Entertainment

Door County entertainment news from the staff of the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living. Find the latest details on concerts, performing arts, theater, and much more from the Door County scene.

  • Workshop Teaches Self-Discovery as a Key to Financial Health

    Financial health isn’t just about making budgets and clipping coupons. It’s also about understanding yourself, according to Leslie Boden, director of Money Management Counselors. Her upcoming workshop, Money Mindset Makeover, facilitates that self-discovery through discussion and creative exercises. In the process, participants can uncover their “money mindset”: the way they think and feel about money, […]

  • Forestville Corn Maze Opens

    Red Barn in Forestville has opened its inaugural corn maze. Courtesy of the maze’s span of 10-plus acres, you can spend hours exploring more than two and a half miles of trails, test your investigative skills by finding the checkpoints, and solve the “Farm Scenes Investigation.”  Also enjoy the other activities: take a hayride, play […]

  • Prepping for Door County’s Fall Runs

    Plus: 5K Race-day Mistakes to Avoid  Running season is far from over. It’s prime weather for those who love to pound the pavement, and Door County offers up some fall classics in the weeks ahead. Hey Hey 5k Sept. 24, 8 am Kicking off Autumnfest Saturday in Baileys Harbor, the Hey Hey 5k starts and […]

  • Apple-picking Time in Door County

    Door County may be best known for its cherries, but apples also have a deep-rooted history in the area’s orchards. In fact, Door County grows more apples than any other region in the state. So grab your friends and your favorite hoodie, and head out for the quintessential fall-in-Door-County experience with a trip to pick […]

  • Rock Death’s Door Brings Southern Twang Way Up North

    Once peak tourist season is over in the fall, Washington Island gets pretty quiet, according to Washington Island Campground co-owner Kayla Stults. But Sept. 23-24, a new music festival – Rock Death’s Door – will break the silence at the campground. The weekend country-and-rock festival will be the first of its kind on Washington Island, with […]

  • Culture Club: The Final Bow

    Birch Creek symphony orchestra conductor rests his baton after 28 seasons  by LAURA SMITHMarketing Manager, Birch Creek Music Performance Center Sitting outside Birch Creek’s Dutton Concert Barn on a sunny, summer day, Brian Groner revealed that he didn’t think he would want to become a conductor.   “Because it’s a vain profession for people with […]


    For some, fall means pumpkins and apple cider. For others, it’s synonymous with frothy steins of beer, German cuisine, music and fun. If you fall into the latter category of autumn enthusiasts, be at Hügel Haus, 11934 Hwy 42 in Ellison Bay, on Sept. 24 for its Oktoberfest celebration.  Featuring an outdoor tent, food, beer […]

  • Chef Serves Modern Twist

    Chef Beronio blends menu favorites with new offerings Stepping into any new kitchen can be a nerve-wracking experience for a chef. And doing so in a completely different part of the country in the middle of a pandemic definitely kicks the pressure up a notch. Add to the mix an establishment that’s steeped in tradition […]

  • Mixologist Shakes Things Up at DKAF

    Looking at the lineup for this year’s Door Kinetic Arts Festival (DKAF), one would expect to see dance performances and film screenings, but the cocktail workshop might come as a surprise. “Frankly, I was surprised, too,” workshop leader Robert Simonson said, because he doesn’t see himself as an artist.  Still, he considers mixology to be […]

  • Celebrate Autumn in Baileys Harbor, Sept. 24

    If you couldn’t make it to the classic-car display at Harvest Fest – or you can’t get enough of awesome autos – Baileys Harbor’s Autumnfest will feature the Pinups & Pistons photo shoot, hot rods and live music rocking the Midway Stage, 11 am – 3 pm. See a complete schedule of events and registration […]

  • Revving Up Nostalgia

    It’s a sight not easily missed when the usual traffic is replaced by a line of cars that appear to be traveling through the wrong decade. Chevy Corvettes, Thunderbirds, Cobras, Model Ts – these wheeled windows into the past not only conjure feelings of nostalgia for many, but also stir excitement in those from younger […]

  • Peninsula School of Art Bids Farewell to Cathy Hoke

    After two decades of tireless work to further Peninsula School of Art’s mission and vision, Cathy Hoke has announced she’ll be leaving her executive director role as of Jan. 31, 2023. Under Hoke’s leadership – and with a team of talented, dedicated staff members, board members and supporters – the school has increased the draw […]

  • Exploring the Canvas

    A conversation with painter Stephanie Trenchard Stephanie Trenchard is more widely known as a glass artist, which means that some people are surprised to learn that she’s been painting for more than 25 years. She described her style as “more about being an object itself, than being a record,” she said. “I would call them […]

  • Treasures from Jacksonport Artists

    Door County’s communities have long been havens for artists, and on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7 pm, the Jacksonport Historical Society’s program “Treasures from Jacksonport Artists, Past and Present” will put that town’s creatives in the spotlight.The program will discuss art forms including photography, painting, repoussé silver jewelry, wood carving and weaving, but because of the […]


    Everyone’s a suspect in Peninsula Players’ fast-paced musical mystery, Murder for Two.  Its collaborators, Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, are fans of 1930s screwball comedies, so they retreated to Kinosian’s family home in Door County to create a full book musical requiring only two actors (playing 13 characters) and a piano. Their premise was, what […]

  • One Quick Point about Pro Golf’s Current Controversy

    A lot of Americans – and the 11 or so Door County residents who sweat over fantasy golf – hate the Saudi-backed LIV golf tour. Some call its golfers traitors for taking the money to play on the rogue tour. One could compare LIV to the old Dr. J-era ABA, only with millions of dollars […]

  • Rings of Power Versus House of the Dragon

    Amazon and HBO Max go head to head with prequel series Earlier this summer, I devoted an article to two competing productions from Amazon and Netflix (The Terminal List and The Gray Man), which, combined, cost those streaming platforms a boatload of money.  That $300 million outlay, though, looks like chump change compared to what […]

  • DKAS Brings Movers and Shakers to Baileys Harbor

    Kinetic art is a broad category, encompassing any creative endeavor that moves, according to Door Kinetic Arts Festival (DKAF) producer Alan Kopischke. And, he said, DKAF’s goal is to “celebrate and inspire” a range of media that fit under the kinetic-arts umbrella. The sixth annual DKAF lineup reflects that aim through a performance by a […]


    Canadian Brass – arguably the world’s most popular modern-day brass ensemble – will perform Sept. 16, 7 pm, on the Door Community Auditorium’s (DCA) main stage. Each of the ensemble’s five members is a master of live performance, bringing prodigious skill and vibrant stage presence to bear on everything from trademark Baroque and Dixieland tunes to new […]

  • Celebrating All Things Fall

    Break out the hoodies, and whip up the pumpkin-spice lattes – it’s fall, baby! Well, close enough. Although the autumnal equinox won’t take place until Sept. 22 at 8:03 pm, the peninsula is gearing up to celebrate the harvest season. Here’s the rundown on where you can get your fill of all things fall. Harvest […]