On January 13 and 14, Door Community Auditorium’s winter season will start with a bang. In one fun-filled winter weekend, DCA will present a winter luau, a ukulele jam, a film screening, a lecture, and a concert in its cozy fireside lobby.
Movies at the Door: “Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings,” Ukulele Jam, and Winter Luau
On Friday, January 13, DCA will host a Hawaiian-themed evening in conjunction with a screening of the PBS documentary “Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings.” The evening will begin at 6:00pm with a ukulele jam (open to anyone who wishes to participate) and a “winter luau.” Hawaiian-themed light fare will be available in exchange for a donation to Friends of Gibraltar.
“Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings” will be screened at 7:00pm. The film is an intimate portrait of Shimabukuro, who performed at DCA in July and whose virtuoso skills on the ukulele have transformed all previous notions of the instrument’s potential. Through intimate conversations with Shimabukuro, the film reveals the cultural and personal influences that have shaped the man and the musician. On the road from Los Angeles to New York to Japan, “Life on Four Strings” captures the solitary life of a touring musician: the exhilaration of performance, the wonder of newfound fame, the loneliness of separation from home and family.
Distinguished Lecture Series: Student Activism in South Africa
On Saturday, January 14, at 10:00am, DCA will kick off its Distinguished Lecture Series with a lecture called “#FeesMustFall: Student Activism in South Africa,” presented by St. Norbert College lecturer Dr. Jeremy Doughty. Doughty will discuss South African students’ activism, which on the surface appears to protest tuition increases, but in reality calls for the decolonization and transformation of higher education. Doughty will discuss the #FeesMustFall student activism movement in South Africa, including his own experiences with protests at the University of the Western Cape. Dr. Doughty also will explore parallels between the #FeesMustFall and #BlackLivesMatter movements.
Doughty’s lecture is free to the public; freewill donations are accepted.
Coffeehouse Concert: Belle and the Bohemian
On Saturday, January 14 at 7:00pm, DCA will present a concert by Belle and the Bohemian, the side project of Copper Box musicians Danny and Michelle Jerabek. Featuring an eclectic mix of American folk selections, Belle and the Bohemian brings the same sensibilities and charm to the stage that Copper Box audiences enjoy. This will be the duo’s DCA debut.
Tickets for the concert are $17.50. All tickets are general admission, and seating is limited. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made at the DCA box office, located on Highway 42 in Fish Creek. The box office is open Monday-Friday (as well as performance days), 12-5pm. Tickets can be purchased in person, on the phone at (920) 868-2728, or online at www.dcauditorium.org.
Coffee and treats for the lecture and the concert will be provided by Base Camp Coffee Shop.
DCA’s winter series is made possible by these generous sponsors: Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant and Butik, Base Camp Coffee Shop, The Cordon Family Foundation, Dahl Law Firm, Fish Creek Civic Association, Friends of Gibraltar, Grasse's Grill, Homestead Suites, RocketDSD.com/IceCreamSource.com, and Ross Estate Planning.