FISH CREEK, WI (December 15, 2015) – This year, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present one of its most wide-ranging and exciting winter lineups to date. With its trademark blend of cozy coffeehouse concerts, enlightening lectures, and complimentary film screenings, the Auditorium’s diverse winter schedule is sure to invigorate Fish Creek during the peninsula’s quiet season.
“I always love putting together DCA’s winter season,” says Cari Lewis, DCA Executive Director. “I think of it as a chance to convert the Auditorium into Door County’s home away from home for a few months. The Auditorium is cozy and comfortable and I enjoy the sense of community that our events create – especially in the winter months.”
Play It Forward
for the Holidays
On Saturday, December 19 at 7pm, DCA will present its third Play It Forward concert, an annual event that brings some of Door County’s favorite musicians together to benefit a worthy cause. This year’s lineup includes performances by Pete Thelen, Larry “Thor” Thoreson, Elliot Goettelman, Small Forest, pAt mAcdonald , Nick Hoover and Jess Holland (Death Christmas Folk), Alex Sowinski, Lucy Hagen and Dan Mayhew, Katie Dahl, Ralph Murre, Dirty Deuce, and Ben Larsen. This diverse and talented list of performers will evoke the best of the holidays with traditional favorites, original tunes and poetry, and festive songs of the season.
There is no ticket price for Play It Forward (and seating is first-come, first-served), but freewill donations are encouraged. This year, funds raised at Play It Forward will benefit the GO BO Foundation, a foundation that funds research and supports treatment for children with life-threatening illnesses.
Masters of the
In addition to Play It Forward, DCA will feature another mainstage event this winter: on Sunday, February 14 at 8pm, DCA presents Masters of the Fiddle, a whirlwind evening of virtuosic fiddle playing and step dancing by husband-wife team Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy. Tickets range from $24-48.
On January 9, DCA will launch its annual Coffeehouse Concert Series. This year, the series will offer old-fashioned, front-porch fun from the Door County Pickers (1/9), progressive, original folk from Small Forest (1/23), comedy and hypnosis from Lizzy the Dream Girl (1/30), tight old-time harmonies from Deathfolk (2/20), and the poetry/music coffeehouse Words on Fire (2/27). With the exception of Lizzy the Dream Girl, who will perform on the DCA mainstage, all coffeehouse concerts take place on Saturdays at 7pm in the DCA Fireside lobby. Coffeehouse concerts are $15 for the public or $10 for students. All seating is general admission; advance ticket reservations are suggested.
Additionally, DCA will offer its weekly Saturday morning Distinguished Lecture Series in January and February, this year featuring lectures on high-energy physics (1/9), geologic time (1/23), Wisconsin trout streams (1/30), aquatic ecosystems (2/20), and African-American settlement in Wisconsin (2/27). Lectures are free to the public; freewill donations are encouraged.
Movies at the
Finally, on many Fridays in January, February, and March, DCA will offer film screenings as part of its Movies at the Door series. This year’s films will include Finding Vivian Maier, The Theory of Everything, Door County favorite Feed the Fish, and the entire Lord of the Rings series. Films are free to the public; freewill donations are encouraged.
Rounding out the season will be several Community Partner events put on at DCA by organizations around Door County. These events include the Door County Reads kickoff event on January 25 and numerous performances by Gibraltar School students during the winter and spring.
Door Community Auditorium is located on Highway 42 in Fish Creek. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 920.868.2728 or visit www.dcauditorium.org.