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.

  • Cathy Grier Headlines First DCA Show

    When blues artist Cathy Grier moved to Wisconsin three years ago, she hit the ground running. Though she arrived with a 40-year music career behind her – busking in New York City subways, writing hit songs in Paris and starting a record company (to name just a few experiences) – she wasn’t ready to slow down. […]

  • Manners Matter: To Tell or Not to Tell?

    Dear Mary Pat, I’m fairly certain that I saw my friend’s fiancé walking with another woman. The only thing is, I’m not 100 percent sure … More like 99 percent sure. It didn’t look platonic at all, and I’m not sure if I should say anything. Is it right to keep my mouth shut when I […]

  • Culture Club: A New Residency: The Griffon String Quartet

    by Allyson Fleck, Executive Director and Assistant Artistic Director, Midsummer’s Music  Please join me in celebrating the first anniversary of the Griffon String Quartet, the resident string quartet of Midsummer’s Music. Hopefully you – or your children – have already met its members at one of the 80 events they’ve already played in area schools, […]

  • Framed: Peter Boice and Bob Brandriff

    Peter Boice (left) and Bob Brandriff share a moment with their dogs on the side of a Door County road in the early 1970s. Boice is holding his dog, Moon; and Brandriff is getting affection from his dogs, Freddy and Facha. Photo by Fritz Renner.

  • Katie Dahl Releases New ‘Wildwood’ Album

    Door County creatives are often inspired by the deep, familial roots that brought them there, and Katie Dahl found hers in her grandmother’s 80-page, self-published autobiography. Wildwood, released today, is heavily inspired by those type-written family tales. The fifth song on the album, “Good Northern Ground,” was the one that really kicked off this journey […]

  • Server of the Week: Chris at Cardinal Ridge

    Chris can be found at Cardinal Ridge.  It’s a beautiful place just over the bridge. With all of her people, she takes good care, So go visit her – you’ll like it there.  — Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey 

  • ‘George Washington’s Teeth’: Both Funny and Thought-Provoking

    Peninsula Players Theatre begins its autumn season with the Midwest premiere of George Washington’s Teeth, a new comedy by Mark St. Germain performed Tuesdays through Sundays through Oct. 20 at 7 pm, except Sept. 29 and Oct. 20 at 3 pm. When threatened with eviction, the ladies of the New Bunion Historical Society must find […]

  • Don’t Miss TAP’s Tom Lehrer Revue, ‘Tomfoolery’

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) is presenting Tomfoolery – a musical revue of the witty, wicked and thoroughly twisted world of famed satirical songwriter Tom Lehrer – Sept. 12 through Oct. 20, with a pay-what-you-can preview performance Sept. 11, 7:30 pm. Directed by Bob Boles, Tomfoolery features four outstanding performers – Ryan Cappleman, Bradley Halverson, Joel Kopischke […]

  • Steven Wente to Perform Organ Concert at Shepherd of the Bay

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church will present – and Steven Wente will perform – the church’s last organ concert of the summer Sept. 21, 7 pm. The program will include works by J.S. Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Joel Martinson, Felix Mendelssohn and more. A reception will follow the concert. Steven Wente is a distinguished professor of […]

  • American International Czech and Slovak Voice Competition at UW-Green Bay

    The American International Czech and Slovak Voice Competition will return to UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center Oct. 11-13, with free, public performances beginning at 10 am each day in Fort Howard Hall.  The international competition is hosted every two years with the support of Sarah Meredith, among others. The UW-GB professor is the event’s founder and […]

  • Wisconsin Film Festival Seeks Submissions

    The 2020 Wisconsin Film Festival, to take place April 2-9, is accepting submissions for the Wisconsin’s Own and Wisconsin’s Own Student categories from Wisconsin filmmakers or those who have made a film with a Wisconsin connection. These can be narrative, documentary, experimental or animated works of any length. Films must have been completed no earlier […]

  • AutumnFest in Baileys Harbor

    Are you a car buff? Do you have a car, truck or motorcycle you’d like to show off? Attend Baileys Harbor’s Classic Car Show – part of AutumnFest – on Sept. 28, 9 am – 3 pm, when trophies will go to People’s Choice, Best in Show, Emergency Vehicle, Louie Oldenburg Best Motorcycle and Top Vehicle in each […]

  • Harvest Fest in Sturgeon Bay Sept. 20-21

    Get into the fall spirit Sept. 20-21 in Sturgeon Bay! Starting Friday at 6 pm, the second annual Classic Car Parade, sponsored by the Old Bolts Car Club, will leave from Tractor Supply on Egg Harbor Road and end at the Lodge at Leathem Smith. At dusk, the City of Sturgeon Bay and the Sturgeon […]

  • “The Death and Life of the Lake Michigan Fisheries” at ADRC

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County will  present “The Death and Life of the Lake Michigan Fisheries” on Sept. 17, 10:30 am, at the ADRC, 916 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Lake Michigan has experienced the death and life of its fisheries since the 1940s. Retired Lake Michigan fish biologist […]

  • Shemekia Copeland and Ranky Tanky at DCA

    The Door Community Auditorium will present a one-of-a-kind double bill as part of its Blues, Roots and American Stories series Sept. 21, 7 pm, when powerhouse singer Shemekia Copeland will take the stage with South Carolina quintet Ranky Tanky, which performs American Gullah music with a twist. Copeland sings like no one else, whether she’s […]

  • Song Writing and Live Music with Christa Wells

    Christa Wells will share an evening of live music Sept. 20, 7 pm, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. She will also lead a song-writing workshop for children and youth, 4-5 pm. Space is limited for the workshop, so call ahead. A free-will donation will support […]

  • Ben Harold Brings Rock, Folk and Soul during Two Shows

    Milwaukee-based singer/songwriter Ben Harold ( and his band will be playing two shows in Door County: Sept. 13, 8-11 pm, at Cherry Lanes Arcade Bar in Sturgeon Bay; and Sept. 14, 6-9 pm, at Mojo Rosa’s in Egg Harbor. Both shows are free.The rock, folk and soul five-piece band is touring in support of its […]

  • Golf League Results: Sept. 13, 2019

    IDLEWILD Andre’s Scramble League  • Whipperfurth, Potier, Fuller, Wilke: 91 • Troy Hartl, Brian Brunnig, Kevin Kuehl, Craig Plupbhek: 81 • Dan Boes, Jim Boes, Jim Bilski: 75 • Whipperfurth team: 34 • Hoffman team: 35 • Boes, Tess, Watermolen, Cofrin teams: tied at 36 IDLEWILD Senior Men’s Thursday 8:30 am League Aug. 29, 2019 Season’s end tournament • Low […]

  • Idlewild Senior Men’s League Begins ‘After’ Season

    The Idlewild Senior Men’s Thursday 8:30 am Golf League ended its regular season with an Aug. 29 tournament, but it will continue as long as eight golfers attend. It will end when fewer than eight attend for two consecutive weeks.  Any man age 50 or older should check in at the clubhouse a little after […]

  • This Weekend in Door: Fall Challenge, AleFest & Wet Whistle Wine Fest

    Peninsula Century Fall Challenge The annual cycling event will take 700 riders along rustic roads and scenic vistas in Northern Door. Riders begin at Waterfront Park in Sister Bay where they will embark on a 25, 50, 62 or 100 mile. Riders return to a meal from Thyme Catering, a beer from One Barrel or […]