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.

  • Catching the Other Side of Door County

    There is something liberating about being at a fair. There are no expectations and no rules. People let their guard down, blow their money on cheap prizes, break their diets and go on rides designed to make them throw up.

  • TAP Summer Season Ends on a Smooth Note

    Pat Judy and fellow Big Mouth alum Woody Mankowski team up for an evening of unforgettable jazz on Friday, August 22 at Third Avenue Playhouse. Joining them on keyboard and trumpet is talented Green Bay jazz musician Rob McWilliams.

  • Ribs and Blues Combine at Stone’s Throw Winery

    Stone’s Throw Winery summer concert series continues on Saturday, August 16 with the Groove Hogs. The Groove Hogs’ sound is a melting pot of musical diversity with traditional soul stylings, some pop/rock, R&B and some honest to goodness blues.

  • Neil Simon’s “Rumors” To Take Players’ Stage

    Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater, opened Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy Rumors on August 13, and the play will continue for a three-week run through August 31.

  • 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.

  • Concert for Excellence

    The addition of three new buildings to Birch Creek Music Performance Center’s 40-acre campus brought significant improvements to the 2008 season, which concludes August 16.

  • Wisconsin Gardens in the Victorian Age

    Why did great-great-grandma grow Oyster Plant in her vegetable garden? What kind of flowers did she consider essential around her front door – and where did she get them? How was her garden different from yours? Or was it? Master Gardener Lee Somerville answers these questions and more using illustrations of Wisconsin gardens from the mid-to-late 1800s.

  • Educational Caving Event Upcoming

    The Wisconsin Speleological Society (WSS) invites Door County residents and visitors to a showing of the short film entitled “Living On Karst” by renowned cave videographer Benjamin von Cramon on Saturday, August 16.

  • A Busy Weekend for the Anderson House Museum/Corner of the Past

    For anyone with interests in quilts, old cars, antique boats or fresh produce, there will be something to check out at the Sister Bay Historical Society’s Old Anderson House Museum/Corner of the Past on Saturday, Aug.

  • Narrated, Docent-Led Tours of The Clearing Folk School

    The history, folklore and landscape of The Clearing will be the subject of free interpretive walking tours of The Clearing’s historic buildings and campus, led by docents Carolyn Kimbell, Martha Newkirk and retired Resident Manager, Don Buchholz.

  • 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.