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.

  • Concert, Open House to Benefit Sturgeon Bay Schools

    Friends of Sturgeon Bay Schools is a new group that was established to support efforts to provide diverse programming outside of the regular school budget.  The group is hosting a benefit concert and open house June 3, 3-8 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, 600 Nautical Dr. in Sturgeon Bay, featuring live music from […]

  • Mike at the Movies: The World Could Use a Little More Blume

    by MIKE ORLOCK It has been more than half a century since author Judy Blume revolutionized (some might say invented) the YA (young adult) genre in contemporary fiction. The publication of books such as Blubber, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Tiger Eyes, Forever and Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret. are still popular […]

  • Tickets on Sale for TAP’s Annual Gala

    Tickets are on sale for Third Avenue PlayWorks’ (TAP) 2023 annual gala, set for June 25 at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. This season’s performance theme is A Journey through Time. Gala activities will begin at 5 pm with tug boat tours. Doors will open at 5:30 pm for the main event, […]

  • Celebrate Northern Sky’s Season Opening

    Northern Sky Theater is kicking off its 2023 season with Raise the Curtain: Light the Sky on May 27 at its Gould Theater, 9058 Cty A in Fish Creek. The evening includes heavy hors d’oeuvres from Alexander’s, music by the Celtic band Frogwater and an evening performance by members of the Northern Sky Theater company. […]

  • Post-Show Conversations at TAP

    Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) is hosting community-partner post-show conversations during the second week of performances for every show this season to give TAP community partners an opportunity to share the work they do. The first talk will take place May 21, following the performance of I Carry Your Heart with Me. Jacob Janssen will moderate […]

  • Registration Open for Door Shakespeare’s Camp Will

    Door Shakespeare is registering students for its summer youth theater program, Camp Will, which will be offered during three sessions: July 17-21, July 31 – Aug. 4, and Aug. 14-18. Camp Will is a weeklong workshop dedicated to developing communication, language and group social skills through warm-up activities, theater games, creative play and group scene […]

  • European-Weekend Raffle at Algoma Community Band Concert

    The Algoma Community Band will present its annual After Taxes Concert on May 17, 7 pm, at the Algoma Elementary School Performing Arts Center. One of the pieces will be performed in memory of longtime band member Ann Ostrand, who died in December 2022. The band, which is traveling to Scotland and England in August, […]

  • Summer Band Camp Scholarship Winners

    The Peninsula Symphonic Band and Swingin’ Door Big Band have selected their 2023 Summer Band Camp scholarship recipients, each of whom will receive $350 toward their camp tuition. Scholarships were awarded to Benjamin Grota of Southern Door High School; Cora Carrier of Gibraltar High School; Ezra Linnan of Sevastopol High School; and Miles Richmond, Olive […]

  • Culture Club: The Moon over Lake Michigan

    by AMY ENSIGN, Producing Artistic Director, Door Shakespeare There have been amazing night skies in Door County lately. A few weeks ago, I woke up my son to see whether he wanted to chase down the northern lights. I could see them above our house in Sturgeon Bay, but I wanted to head north. If […]

  • Parent Corner: Preparing a Sibling for a New Arrival

    by KAREN COREKIN-DeLaMER, Education and Community Relations Coordinator, Northern Door Children’s Center I have a three-year-old daughter, and I’m pregnant with a boy who is due  to arrive in four months. My daughter has taken some interest in how I look now that I’m showing, and her dad and I have been trying to find […]

  • Sylvia Ferdon: Return to the course with a plan, and have fun

    The amazing warm spell April 10-15 brought Door County golfers and most courses out of hibernation, but cooler late-April weather might make folks feel like they’re starting all over again in May. That’s OK. We have a strategy for hitting the Reset button. When we asked Sylvia Ferdon for a few tips on getting readers’ […]

  • Server of the Week: Sara Richards

    Golfing and food are found at this place,Along with Sara and her smiling face! She likes to share videos of her dog, Olive.Sara can also whistle and hum at the same time –which she’s proud of! She likes to golf and swim,And the Door County Cherry Burger is what she recommends! Server of the Week […]

  • Kopischke Becomes UWGB Assistant Professor

    Following a nationwide search, Alan Kopischke is a new assistant professor for UW-Green Bay (UWGB) Theater and Dance. He has taught theater and arts-management courses at UWGB for the past six and a half years, most recently as an associate lecturer, and he has a decades-long career as a professional actor with theater companies nationwide.  […]

  • Folk Festival Brings Back In-Person Event

    The Door County Folk Festival is returning to an in-person event July 7-9, with dance workshops, dance-review sessions, presentations, discussions and evening dance parties with live music, all taking place at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. Registration is now open, with early-bird savings available through June 7. Learn more and register at

  • Death’s Door Dance Festival to Return in July

    Welcoming artists from around the Midwest and beyond, the Death’s Door Dance Festival will return to Northern Door July 27-30. The free event will include three performances, a children’s book reading with Indigenous choreographer/author Ria Thundercloud, a movement-and-poetry workshop with dance artist Janet Lilly and poet Susan Firer, a community discussion with dance artist/anti-racist educator […]

  • Concert Features Music of United Kingdom, Ireland

    Colin Welford & Friends will present a free concert May 7 (the time has yet to be announced) at the Ephraim Moravian Church, 9970 Moravia St. It will showcase the musical heritage of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales to coincide with the coronation of King Charles III. Guest musicians are tenor Scott Ramsay, soprano Cyndy […]

  • Last-Chance Barn Dance May 13

    The Door County Folk Alliance is hosting its final dance of the winter season May 13, 7-9 pm, when caller Mike Grimm will lead participants through circle and long-line dances, and the Sugar on the Floor Barn Dance Orchestra will provide live music. All levels of dancers are welcome, but the alliance recommends that children […]

  • Midsummer's Music Festival

    Music for Food Concerts May 13, 14

    Midsummer’s Music is presenting Music for Food concerts May 13, 3 pm, at Birch Creek’s Juniper Hall; and May 14, 3 pm, at the Ephraim Moravian Church – both part of a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief.  The featured musicians are flutist Mona Christensen of Birch Creek, violist Allyson Fleck of Midsummer’s Music, violinist Roy […]

  • TAP Kicks Off Season with World Premiere

    Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) will begin its 2023 season May 10, 7:30 pm, with a pay-what-you-will preview of I Carry Your Heart with Me by Jennifer Blackmer.  The play – a one-woman tour de force featuring Milwaukee-based actor, director and theater educator Karen Estrada, who is making her Door County debut at TAP – is making […]

  • Northern Sky, Maritime Museum Distribute Free Tickets to All Door County Students

    Northern Sky Theater and the Door County Maritime Museum are inviting all Door County students to a complimentary evening of entertainment under the stars, as well as admission to the Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay.  Nearly 4,000 free ticket coupons will be delivered to every elementary, middle and high school student in all five Door […]