On February 10 and 11, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present a lively weekend of film (a screening of “Minions”), lecture (about Cuban art and culture), and music and poetry (“Words on Fire,” an eclectic coffeehouse collaboration by Door County poets and musicians).
Movies at The Door: “Minions”
On Friday, February 10 at 6:30pm, DCA will present a screening of the animated film “Minions,” the prequel to the “Despicable Me” series. The film centers on the fictional creatures minions, who evolved from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time and live to serve, but now find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who hatches a plot to take over the world.
The screening of “Minions” is the first of the family-friendly films (at family-friendly start times) requested by Gibraltar fourth-graders Chloe Alexander and Hannah Lopez. “Minions” was Alexander’s suggestion. The screening is free to the public and is sponsored by Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Butik. Freewill donations are encouraged.
St. Norbert College Distinguished Lecture Series: Cuba’s Art and Culture
On Saturday, February 11 at 10am, DCA will offer a lecture entitled “Cuba’s Art and Culture,” presented by St. Norbert College assistant professor of modern languages and literatures Dr. Luis Navarro-Ayala. Navarro-Ayala will discuss the evolution of Cuban art and culture at the end of the 20th century and in the early part of the 21st century. This lecture may be of particular interest to those planning to attend Cuban bandleader Adonis Puentes’s performance at DCA on February 16.
Navarro-Ayala’s lecture is free to the public (donations encouraged) and is sponsored by Dahl Law Firm and Ross Estate Planning; lodging is provided by Homestead Suites. Refreshments from Base Camp Coffee Shop will be available for purchase.
Fireside Coffeehouse Concert: Words on Fire
On Saturday, February 11 at 7pm, Door County musicians and poets will present “Words on Fire” in the DCA Fireside Lobby. Musicians will pair with poets to create a lively coffeehouse atmosphere and a powerful evening of entertainment. This will be the third annual “Words on Fire” concert, after past years’ events proved to be resounding successes.
Poets and musicians slated to participate in “Words on Fire” include Mike Orlock, John Orlock, Judy Roy, Pete Evans, Peter Sherrill, Cristy Christensen, Ralph Murre, Sharon Auberle, John Iverson, Pete Thelen, Mike King, Grace Richards, Juan Juaregui, Sylvia Cavanaugh, Cole DeGenova, and Albert DeGenova.
“Words on Fire” is sponsored by The Cordon Family Foundation. Refreshments from Base Camp Coffee Shop will be available for purchase. Tickets are $17.50. All seats 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, 12-5pm. Tickets can be purchased in person, on the phone at (920) 868-2728, or online at www.dcauditorium.org.