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.

  • Sons of the Never Wrong Plays the Kress

    Sons of the Never Wrong, a turbo-charged alt-folk trio from Chicago, will perform at the Kress Pavilion on March 10, 7 pm. The group – composed of Bruce Roper, Sue Demel and Deborah Lader – delivers witty, whimsical songs through its signature soaring vocal harmonies and arrangements. Combining influences of folk, jazz, pop and rock, […]

  • Chris Rugowski at Door County Brewing Co.

    Green Bay singer/songwriter Chris Rugowski heads to Door County Brewing Co. on Saturday, March 4, 2-4:30, for a set in the taproom, 8099 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor. Rugowski plays a mix of originals and classic covers from the likes of the Foo Fighters, Mumford and Sons, Chicago and Nine Inch Nails.

  • Michael Perry Featured in new PBS Special

    In the ew PBS Wisconsin special, Michael Perry: On the Road, viewers are invited to hit the road with the bestselling Wisconsin author, humorist and musician as he travels to historic Wisconsin theaters, telling some of his most popular stories. Michael Perry: On the Road premieres 7 pm Monday, Feb. 27 on PBS Wisconsin. Shortly after broadcast, […]

  • Horseshoe Bay Pro Takes Third in Winter PGA Event

    Horseshoe Bay head professional Jamie Christianson of Egg Harbor and Brookfield-area pro Mick Smith held a two-day lead and finished third recently in the four-round, best-ball Senior-Junior Team Championship at Port St. Lucie, Florida. Christianson, 38, agreed to enter the PGA Winter Championships series tournament this winter while at Smith’s 50th-birthday party last year. “For […]

  • Rogue Theater Reads Play Set During Great Depression

    Rogue Theater is performing a dramatic reading of Tobacco Road by Jack Kirkland, adapted from the novel by Erskine Caldwell, on March 4, 7 pm, and March 5, 2 pm. Chris Weidenbacher is directing the 10-person cast. Tobacco Road, published in 1932, is set during the Depression in the depleted farmlands surrounding Augusta, Georgia. It’s […]

  • Cast Announced for Peninsula Players’ “Changing Channels” Reading

    Peninsula Players Theatre has announced the cast for Changing Channels – the second in its The Play’s the Thing winter play-reading series – set for March 6, 7 pm, at Björklunden. The actors, under the direction of artistic director Linda Fortunato, will be Frankie Breit, Erica Elam, Andrés Enriquez, Karl Hamilton and Noah Simon. Changing Channels […]

  • Mike at the Movies: Best-Picture Rundown, Part I

    by MIKE ORLOCK The proliferation of awards shows this time of year (the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, People’s Choice, BAFTA, et al.) has dulled the luster of the Academy Awards somewhat, relegating as rather passé the spectacle of glamorous movie stars dressed to the nines, clutching gold statues and reading off lists of names […]

  • Crowd Turns Out to Rock the Rink

    Hundreds of players and supporters were at the Teresa K. Hilander Community Ice Rink in Sister Bay on Feb. 11 to get in as much play and fun as they could.  It wasn’t the full pond-hockey tournament that organizers and players had hoped and planned for, with warm temperatures forcing the cancellation of the tournament […]

  • Barn Dance at the Kress

    Don your favorite pink and red clothing for the Door County Folk Alliance’s barn dance Feb. 25, 7-9 pm, at the Kress Pavilion. Admission is free, but $10 donations are suggested and appreciated to cover the cost of the hall rental. Children ages 8 and older are welcome. All dances involve close contact with others, […]

  • Four Folk Songwriters Come Together

    Katie Dahl, Jess Holland and Jeanne Kuhns will join Jenny Bienemann of Chicago for two concerts this weekend. The singers will share their songs in an intimate, in-the-round format, commenting on and adding texture to one another’s work. All four musicians are firmly rooted in the folk tradition, yet their songs also freely explore country, jazz […]

  • Cathy Grier and Paul Taylor at DCA

    Cathy Grier and Paul Taylor will light up Door Community Auditorium (DCA) on Feb. 25, 7 pm. Gritty vocals and a dynamic stage presence underscore Cathy Grier’s poignant lyrics – her way of telling her life story. She’ll share the stage with Paul Taylor – a Grammy- and Emmy-nominated multi-instrumentalist who moved from Memphis to […]

  • Folk-Rock Duo Oxbow and Moor Plays at Anchored Roots

    Have a glass of wine while enjoying the music of Oxbow and Moor on Feb. 25, 2-4 pm, at Anchored Roots Vineyard & Winery.  These musicians are Wisconsin transplants who were next-door neighbors along the Fox River for a year, but they didn’t start playing music together until they lived hours apart. Some of their […]

  • Parent Corner: Messy Mornings

    by KAREN COREKIN-DeLaMER, Education and Community Relations Coordinator, Northern Door Children’s Center Dear Karen, I am the mother of three daughters under age 7. My oldest is in elementary school, and my younger two attend our early-education center. My husband and I both work full time, and getting everyone ready and out the door on […]

  • Join the Peninsula Singers

    All are welcome to the first rehearsal of the Peninsula Singers’ spring season on Feb. 28. Check-in and social time is 6:30-7 pm, and the rehearsal runs 7-8:30 pm. All rehearsals are held on Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1756 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. There is a $25 season fee. […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Board Elects New Vice President

    The Midsummer’s Music board of directors elected Beverly Ann Conroy as the organization’s new vice president during its Jan. 23 meeting. She has served on the board since 2016.

  • Mike McCoy Receives Volunteer of the Year Award

    Mike McCoy, chair of the Wartburg College Board of Regents, has received the 2023 Bill Franklin Volunteer of the Year Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.  In addition to his service to Wartburg, McCoy’s involvement in Door County organizations includes work with the Door County Land Trust, Neighbor to Neighbor, Bethany […]

  • 2023 Door County Short Film Fest Schedule

    This year’s short-film festival will be held Feb. 17-18 at Northern Sky’s Gould Theater, 9058 Cty A in Fish Creek. Purchase tickets ($25 for a weekend pass) at or at the door.  Friday, Feb. 17, 7 pm  Feature film: All Who Wander, directed by Daniel Gartzke, Joshua Murphy and Mark Dexter Saturday, Feb. 18 […]

  • Film Fest 101: A Q&A with Chris Opper

    Winter in Door County is the perfect time to hunker down with a good movie. But at this point in the year, the cabin fever might be setting in, and the indentation on your couch might be getting uncomfortably deep. If you’re looking to change your surroundings while keeping the movie binge going strong, take […]

  • The 500 Project

    A one-person camera crew captures a biker’s 44-hour, 500-mile journey For most participants, the Washington Island Ultra is a grueling test of endurance. But for Arizona-based biker Heidi Videto, who recently lost her best friend and fellow racer in 2021, last year’s ride was a “therapy session.”  “I was feeling all these things on this […]