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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.

  • Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social at The Clearing Folk School

    Come visit The Clearing and enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream social on Wednesday, August 20. This fun, two-hour event begins at 7 pm at the Jens Jensen Visitor Center, 12171 Garrett Bay Road, Ellison Bay.

  • History and Culture Collide at Door County Festival of the Arts

    It seemed fitting that art and Door County culture be celebrated jointly at the Festival of the Arts and Cultural Day held Saturday, August 9. Art has become such a part of the area culture through the years that Door County would not really be Door County without the artists, musicians, writers and actors who have found inspiration here.

  • A Natural Set

    Nature has always had a vital role in William Shakespeare’s plays. Indeed, it is hard to imagine King Lear without the storm or The Tempest without the, ahem, tempest.

  • At Ease in Bluegrass and Door County

    Musicians Eric Lewis (guitar, steel guitar, dobro, mandolin, bass) and Tommy Burroughs (violin, mandolin, guitar, bass) have a disarming quality that puts those around them – nervous interviewers included – at ease.

  • Doorways to Hold August Workshop

    Door Shakespeare’s education program, “Doorways: Creating Theatre for Children,” is now taking registrations for its August workshop in Egg Harbor. The acting workshop for students in first grade through high school, has gained a loyal following since its first summer in 2000.

  • Gala to Honor Door Shakespeare’s 10th Anniversary

    On Sunday, August 17 from 6 – 9 pm, Door Shakespeare will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a musical gala at the Woodwalk Gallery in Fish Creek. The gala will feature music from Peninsula Music Festival musicians Max Huls (violin), Linda Minke (cello) and their son, Victor (flute and cello).

  • Shopping for Bargains

    Sometimes, it seems like America is turning into one big strip mall. Small communities are losing the battle of the big box stores, and it is getting harder to find any originality among the sickly gleam of cheap plastic.

  • Neurosurgeon Returns to Sing at Washington Island Music Festival

    The soloist at the concluding concert on August 15 of the Washington Island Music Festival is prominent, Chicago-area neurosurgeon, Dr. Douglas E. Anderson.

  • Town Hall Bakery Concert Series Continues

    The Town Hall Bakery Concert Series will continue in Jacksonport with the musical stylings of Door County’s own Jeanne Kuhns, Ben Larsen and Dan Mayhew on Friday, August 8 and with Andrew Calhoun, a folksinger from Chicago, on Friday, August 15.

  • The Hagen Family Returns to TAP

    The Hagens bring their legendary tradition of music back to Third Avenue Playhouse for one performance on Saturday, August 9 at 7:30 pm. Often referred to as Door County’s version of the Von Trapps, the family members learned to sing and play from their late father, Jack.

  • PMF Now on YouTube and iTunes

    The Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) has finally joined the twenty-first century! The festival has free downloadable podcasts on iTunes, as well as video on YouTube.

  • Peninsula Music Festival’s 56th Season

    The Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) opened the 56th season on Tuesday, August 5, and this season is filled with many firsts, as well as a continued commitment to young artists and new music.

  • “The Lady’s Not for Burning” Cast Hosts Post-Show Chat

    Now on stage at Peninsula Players through August 10 is Christopher Fry’s poetic comedy, The Lady’s Not for Burning, and on Friday, Aug. 8, actors will host a post-show discussion after the performance.

  • Antje Duvekot Performs at The Door County Outpost

    On Thursday, August 14 at 7:30 pm national singer-songwriter Antje Duvekot will take the stage at the Door County Outpost as part of the Art of Music Summer concert series.

  • Northwoods Nightcap at AFT

    Northwoods Nightcap, the popular music-and-humor variety hour at American Folklore Theatre (AFT), will have its final performance of the year on August 15 at 10 pm at the Peninsula State Park amphitheater.

  • Dear Anxious in Algoma,

    Hmmm. That’s quite the dilemma. Edith and Simone sound a little more exotic, clearly; however, one has to wonder what exactly is wrong with Diane? Diane is a fine name, and if I may add, so is Farmbureau.

  • Tret Fure Performs at the Ladder House

    On Friday, August 15 at 8 pm, Tret Fure will take the stage at the Ladder House music room in Sturgeon Bay for an evening candle light concert. Tret Fure’s career spans four decades, as she began her professional work at the age of 16.

  • Siegel Schwall Band Performs in Egg Harbor

    On Sunday, August 17 at 7 pm, the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center in Egg Harbor will present the “Best of Blues” with the legendary Siegel Schwall Band.

  • Doc Heide and Lee Becker at The Clearing

    American Folklore Theatre’s Frederick “Doc” Heide will be at the Jens Jensen Center at The Clearing on Thursday afternoon, August 14, to present “The World as I Found It: Songs of Doc Heide.

  • The Big Easy Comes to Birch Creek

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center begins the fourth and final session of its 33rd season with two final weeks of big band jazz. Jazz favorites can be heard at Birch Creek now through August 16.