Fish Creek, Wis. (January 10, 2023) – Door Community Auditorium (DCA) has announced a vibrant 2023 winter season. The Door County Talks morning lecture series, a new participatory series called “Let’s Play,” two Coffeehouse Concerts in DCA’s cozy lobby, and stellar shows on DCA’s state-of-the-art Main Stage will make for an eclectic calendar of events at DCA this winter.
Main Stage Shows On January 18, DCA presents a Main Stage performance by renowned African-American dance troupe Step Afrika! Next, on February 7, Door County’s own John Lewis, guitarist extraordinaire, will take the stage with a host of friends from the peninsula and beyond. February 16 will feature Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents “Songs We Love,” a journey through the vibrant early years of jazz song. And on March 29, DCA will present Japanese ensemble Yamato in a concert featuring Japan’s ancient Wadaiko drums.
Ticket prices for Main Stage events vary; advance tickets are recommended.
Coffeehouse Concerts DCA will present two Coffeehouse Concerts in their cozy Fireside Lobby. First, on February 25, the lobby will host Paul Taylor and Cathy Grier, an exciting collaboration between two powerhouse musicians who individually moved to Door County in recent years and who have elevated Door County’s already-vibrant music scene with their spirit and skill. And on March 11, DCA will present “Words on Fire,” featuring Illinois songwriter/composer/pianist John Hegner and a curated list of Door County poets collaborating to create a lively coffeehouse atmosphere.
All Coffeehouse Concerts take place at 7:00 p.m. in the DCA Fireside lobby. Tickets are $17.50 each and advance reservations are strongly suggested. Coffee and bakery from Kick Ash Coffee will be available for purchase.
Door County Talks Series Once again, DCA will present its Door County Talks Saturday morning lecture series. Lectures will include a talk on Alzheimer’s caregiving by former governor Martin Schreiber (January 14), religion and community by Michael Brecke (February 11), and loneliness and connection with a panel of experts from UWGB (February 25).
All Door County Talks begin at 10:00 a.m. Lectures are free to the public; freewill donations are encouraged. Coffee and bakery from Kick Ash Coffee will be available for purchase.
Each talk will include a short break, a post-talk question-and-answer session with the speaker, and a chance to meet and reconnect with the year-round Door County friends and neighbors.
Let’s Play This new DCA winter offering offers free, interactive offerings (freewill donations are encouraged). This series will include a winter movement class with Andria Nikoupolos-Welicky (January 14); followed by a community singalong with Cheryl Pfister, Deirdre Fellner, and Avery Burns (February 4); a soundscape/songwriting workshop with John Hegner (March 11), and a circle of drums with Jahmes Finlayson (March 24).
The Passport Program Series is presented in partnership with Friends of Gibraltar and sponsored by Presenting Sponsor Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant & Butik; Major Sponsors The Dörr Hotel, Main Street Market, Peninsula Pulse, and Dale & Margaret West; and Partners Alexander’s Restaurant, Sarah and Brian Bonovich, Grasse’s Grill, WPR, Wood Rabbit Acupuncture, and Zero Sum.
DCA’s 2023 Films and Talks are sponsored by Bacon CPA and Bob Ross Estate Planning. UWGB and Door County Civility Project have provided input on the series.
Door Community Auditorium is located at 3926 Highway 42 in Fish Creek. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (920) 868-2728 or visit www.dcauditorium.org.