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.

  • Reggae Icons The Wailers Coming to DCA

    The Wailers – living reggae legends – will perform Sunday, Sept. 19, 7 pm, on the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) Main Stage. Their story began when they first stepped onstage with Bob Marley in 1974. Now led by renowned band founder and bassist Aston “Familyman” Barrett and joined by original guitarist Donald Kinsey, The Wailers boast […]

  • SERVER OF THE WEEK: Dennis Krishka

    It’s 5 pm, midway through Labor Day weekend at Alpine Golf Course. Dennis Krishka has not yet wrapped up a long shift. He and his team have their hands full while accommodating the post-golf bar crowd. Golfers looking for an evening nine pop in, as do visitors with questions about the ongoing rejuvenation of the […]

  • Fall in Love with Fall

    There’s a nip in the air and a hint of color in the trees. My latte has been spiced with pumpkin. Autumn is here. I know some are still clinging to summer with everything they’ve got, but Sturgeon Bay is celebrating the harvest this weekend, and who am I to argue? September and October are […]

  • Sister Bay to Host Inaugural Christkindlmarkt

    This holiday season, the Sister Bay Historical Society will host Door County’s first Christkindlmarkt, or Christmas market, with support from a Wisconsin Department of Tourism Joint Effort Marketing grant.  The Christkindlmarkt Door County ( – scheduled to be open Nov. 26-28, Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12 at the Corner of the Past Museum – will showcase vendors […]

  • Framed

    Eagle Tower peeks out from the treeline as the people atop it take a peek at the water below. Photo by Tad Dukehart.

  • Server of the Week: Sue Fisher at The Camp Store at Nicolet Beach

    She’s always ready with a smile, Or a hug if you’ve known her a while. The campers stop by Every day to say hi To Sue – The Camp Store’s mama to all.

  • Pianist Jodie DeSalvo Delights at Miller

    Concert pianist Jodie DeSalvo will take center stage Sept. 17, 7 pm, to play the Miller Art Museum’s grand piano during a concert featuring classical pieces such as Clair de Lune, Malagueña and Rhapsody in Blue. Donations will be appreciated during the intermission.  DeSalvo has been a Birch Creek faculty member for more than 20 […]

  • Classical, Jazz Favorites Flow at Birch Creek

    Birch Creek has begun its Fall Concert Series. The next performance, on Sept. 11, 7 pm, will feature pianist and Birch Creek Symphony Session faculty member Jodie DeSalvo. She’ll present Classical Favorites, including works by Debussy, Beethoven and George Gershwin. On Sept. 18, 7 pm, Birch Creek faculty members José Encarnación, saxophone, and Dane Richeson, […]

  • Less Is More in Northern Sky Theater’s Whatever Happened to Karl Janko?

    A Small-Town Mystery Comes to Life It’s a classic case of whodunnit. Or maybe “whoknowsit” is more appropriate in the the case of Northern Sky Theater’s newest work, Whatever Happened to Karl Janko? Now playing at the outdoor amphitheater inside Peninsula State Park, the musical comedy/mystery written by Matt Zembrowski is one of three original […]

  • Romance in D Is a Treat for The Ears at Peninsula Players

    Love Blossoms from Words, Music There’s something wonderful about sitting two great actors down at a table and letting them act the heck out of a conversation. Good actors can cry on command or make an audience roar with laughter, but great ones can engage you completely in an extended scene of one-to-one conversation. It’s […]

  • Reggae Legends the Wailers Perform at DCA

    The iconic reggae band The Wailers will perform Sept. 19, 7 pm, on the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) stage. The Wailers are living reggae legends whose story began when they stepped onstage with Bob Marley in 1974. Now led by renowned band founder and bassist Aston “Familyman” Barrett and joined by original guitarist Donald Kinsey, […]

  • That 90’s Band Performs Sept. 11

    Getting Jiggy at Stabbur I am a child of the ’90s. Would most people consider me that? Likely not. But were my interests heavily influenced by the ’90s? Most definitely. My holographic platform sneakers still hold a special place in my heart. Although the style of the ’90s is making a comeback, the music of […]

  • Coming up at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek is starting a Junior Nature Club – on a trial basis – that will meet on Friday mornings, 10 am, at least through September. It will include a fall activity for children ages 3-5, their siblings and their parents. Nature in the garden will be the focus of the first session, Sept. 10.  […]

  • 2021 Egg Harbor Pumpkin Patch Festival (Oct. 9 – 10)

    Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch Festival is one of the great family traditions in Door County, with kids activities, carnival rides, great food, drink, and fun!

  • Labor Day: Maybe the Best Weekend for Music Yet

    It wouldn’t be a long holiday weekend without some killer bands to help you take full advantage of it. Remember to keep the doors open, lest these musicians blow them off.  One Barrel in Egg Harbor is celebrating Sausage Fest with a Friday lineup that includes Bob Bero, 1-4 pm, and Johnny Wad, 4-8 pm, […]

  • Frank Maloney Rocks the Cherry Hut

    Despite the title of his band, Frank Maloney & His Big Country Unit donned not a single cowboy hat during a recent performance at the Cherry Hut outside Fish Creek. Instead, each band member wore a different style: a baseball cap, flat cap, bandanna and a baseball cap turned backward on Maloney.  The band brought […]

  • Janet Planet Orbits into Fishstock

    What is Janet’s planet like, you may ask? Well, it involves constellations of finger-snapping jazz numbers and orbits stars such as Nancy Sinatra and Bob Dylan. A voice smoother than the Milky Way and stronger than a supernova permeates the atmosphere. And recently, her orbit intersected with the barnyard stage at Fishstock outside Fish Creek. […]

  • Tap Ushers in First Show of The Season

    Tickets are now on sale for Third Avenue PlayWorks’ (TAP, formerly Third Avenue Playhouse) first show of the 2021 season: Gutenberg! The Musical.  Directed by Michael Stebbins, it features Chad Luberger, Doug Mancheski and Ryan Cappleman in a hilarious spoof in which a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers’ audition for their new project: […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Celebrates 30 Years

    John Nasukaluk Clare – of SiriusXM Symphony Hall fame and the general manager of Classic 107.3 in St. Louis – will be Midsummer’s Music’s special guest during its three Celebrating Our First 30 Years concerts. He will narrate John Harbison’s Four Encores for Stan and entertain concertgoers while hosting the lively Labor Day benefit concert. […]

  • Kira Neighbors’ Hands-On Approach to Stage Management

    Leading with Positivity Although many people who make theater their career have experiences with the art form at a young age – performing in youth or high school productions, for example – many others experience theater’s powerful pull after they’ve already set their sights on a different path.  Such was the case with Kira Neighbors. […]