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April 2016

NOTE: Schedules sometimes change, so always confirm with the organization in question to make sure that the event you are interested in, is still scheduled to take place. Changes can occur without notice. 

HANDS ON ART STUDIO ADULT NIGHTS – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: Year-round
Hands On Adult Nights are from 6:30-10:00 each Friday night all year long attracting a diverse crowd, 21 and older, for food, drink, and do-it-yourself art projects in the relaxed atmosphere of the Art Barn. Selected Adult Nights feature Live Music.  It is a 3 1/2 hour kids-free zone. All the studio spaces are open and ready for you to have a fun evening playing with art. The studio fee for the entire evening is $7 plus the cost of your art project. Feel free to bring your own appetizers and drinks. We have pizza, soft drinks and beer available for purchase. Call 920-868-9311 or visit http://www.handsonartstudio.com/ for more info and schedule.

SPRING BLOSSOM TROLLEY TOUR – STURGEON BAY
Dates of event: 2016 - April: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25
                               May:  5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23
Departs from Door County Trolley Statioin north of Downtown Egg Harbor. Guests will partake in private wine tastings at 2 award-winning wineries, followed by a carriage ride in the quaint village of Fish Creek. 
Trolley navigates guests to hidden peninsula blossoms, forest wildflowers and scenic overlooks.
Top it off with lunch at the English Inn. Limited seating. Call 1-866-604-5573 for reservations, tickets and info. Duration 5 hours. Departs Sturgeon Bay lodgings 9:30-10 AM, northern Door lodging pick up at Door County Coffee & Tea in Carlsville 10 AM. 
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THIRD AVENUE PLAYHOUSE – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event:  Season at a Glance

                      3/31- 4/17    A Walk In The Woods
                      5/6 - 5/8:        The Laramie Project
                      5/19 – 6/5       Patio/Porch
                      6/30 - 7/23      Isac'cs Eys
                      7/28 - 9/3        Madamme Sherry
                      9/8 – 10/16      The Gin Game

Third Avenue Playhouse is Door County’s year-round performance center located in historic downtown Sturgeon Bay. Its eclectic programming includes concerts, theatre, classes and community events on the 250-seat Main Stage and the newly-renovated, intimate 84-seat Studio Theatre. TAP is home to the Stage Door Theatre Company. Info and ticket info, call 920-743-1760.  See below for individual dates.

OPEN MIC TUESDAYS - STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: Year round on Tuesdays
At Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill at Beach Harbor Resort, 3662 N. Duluth 9:00 P.M. Call 1-800-388-8055

SUPER KIDS FUN NITE - STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: Year round - 3rd Friday of each month
At Door County YMCA, 1900 Michigan St; 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Calling all kids! Have a great time with your friends. Bring your swimsuit and towel for the pool (Grades 2 and above only, please) and wear non-marking shoes to protect the gym floor. $4/member. $6/public. Call 920.743.4949 

FOLK CONCERT SERIES AT THE WHITE GULL INN - FISH CREEK
Dates of event:        Dec.  9th 2015: The Special Consensus, $17

                             Apr. 6, 2016: 10 String Symphony; tickets $17 (Details below at date)

The concerts are held approximately once a month on Wednesday from November through April, beginning at 8 pm, after an optional fixed price dinner served at 6 pm.  Concert tickets are $17.00-$20.00 and can be purchased at the door, although most concerts are sold out, so advance ticket purchase and reservations for the pre-concert dinners are recommended. You may purchase tickets at the White Gull front desk, or you can do it by phone, using a credit card. Call 920-868-3517 or 888-364-9542.  http://www.whitegullinn.com/concerts/winter-concerts-at-the-inn.htm for more information. 

SEGWAY PERSONAL TRANSPORTER TOURS – 7 TOURS
Dates of event: Thru December (call to confirm dates)

  • 1 ½  hr tours: Peninsula State Park-Fish Creek, Baileys Harbor Lighthouses, Egg Harbor, Ellison Bluff, Sturgeon Bay, Shipwrecks, Cave Point, Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard and Lighthouse
  • 50 min tours: Sturgeon Bay, Sister Bay
  • 5 hr. tour: Washington Island
  • Seasonal Tours 

Looking for a unique way to see the sights of Door County? How about on the two wheels of a Segway Personal Transporter? After 20-40 min. training on the Segway PT, you will glide up and down hills, to scenic and breathtaking overlooks, rustic roads, country neighborhood and Lake Michigan shoreline.  Keep your eyes open and bring a camera, as you are likely to spot deer or other wildlife, rare vegetation as well as popular and historic places and buildings.  Go to http://glidenew.com/segwaythedoor.html   for more info or call 920-376-0256.  Packages available.

Comedy Club – EGG HARBOR
Dates of Event:  The second Thursday of the month, November through May.  April: 14th
Comedy Club at Carrington Pub in the Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor - 6:30 p.m. A buffet dinner is served. 8 p.m. The show, featuring two comedians, begins. Dinner and show is $22. Show only is $15.

 March 11, 2016: Shane Copland and Brian Hicks
      April 14, 2016: TBD
      May 12, 2016: TBD

Info at http://www.thelandmarkresort.com/dining/entertainment or call 920-868-3205

WINTER ART SERIES - BAILEYS HARBOR
Dates of Event: January - April, 1st Thursday of the month
At Ridges Sanctuary, 4:00 P.M.. Showcasing a different local artist and art medium each month. Opening reception with wine and cheese provided. Free. Info at 920-839-2802 or www.ridgessanctuary.org

SALSA DANCE NITE - STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event:  Weekly, January - April
At Benny D’z, 23 W Oak St. 8-9 P.M. . Salsa, Merengue and Bachata Dance Lessons with J-Ro. $10/person, includes lesson and a glass of sangria or beer. 9pm-Close. Free open dancing to Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata music. No partner required. Beginners welcome. Info call 805-450-0389

SKI-FOR-FREE AT CROSSROADS - STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event:  Sunday, Thursday and Saturday; January - April 1st
At Crossroads at Big Creek,2041 Michigan St. Free ski and snowshoe equipment available to borrow. Volunteers will be handy to give advice on trails. When you have finished, return your equipment, grab a cup of hot chocolate, and warm up by the upstairs fire in the Collins Learning Center. Sponsored by Friends of Crossroads and Door County Silent Sports Alliance.  Info 920.746.5895

THIRD AVENUE PLAYHOUSE - STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 3/31 - 4/17/16: TODAY: 4/1/16

7:30 PM.  "A Walk in the Woods" - Live play at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay.  Call 920-743-1760 Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30pm; Sunday Matinees at 2pm 

THIRD AVENUE PLAYHOUSE - STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 3/31 - 4/17/16: TODAY: 4/2/16

7:30 PM.  "A Walk in the Woods" - Live play at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay.  Call 920-743-1760 Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30pm; Sunday Matinees at 2pm 

THIRD AVENUE PLAYHOUSE - STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 3/31 - 4/17/16: TODAY: 4/3/16

2:00 PM.  "A Walk in the Woods" - Live play at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay.  Call 920-743-1760 Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30pm; Sunday Matinees at 2pm 

SUPER BOWL-A-THON – SISTER BAY
Date of event:  4/2/16
At Sister Bay Bowl, 10 A.M. - 7:30 P.M.. Teams of 4 bowl two games in a 1.5 hour time slot. Prizes for highest and lowest team scores and highest amount of donations collected. Call 920.854.4244or visit www.northerndoorchildrenscenter.org for more information. A fundraiser for Northern Door Children’s Center.

THE VELVEETATONES - STURGEON BAY - LIVE MUSIC
Dates of Event: 4/2 and 4/3
9:30 PM - 2AM at Waterfront Mary's Bar & Grill in Sturgeon Bay.

 

PENINSULA PLAYER'S PUBLIC PLAY READING - BAILEYS HARBOR
Date of event:  4/4/16
7-9PM.  At Björklunden in Baileys Harbor.  
6th season of free public play readings. The Play’s the Thing is part of the Players’ continuing winter outreach programming, presenting professional play readings for the public at Björklunden beginning in February of 2015.   Peninsula Players is thrilled to continue its winter play reading series for Door County audiences.  Mark your calendars and join the Players for free play readings at Björklunden, located at 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor.  For info: 920-868-3287

Irish Folk Music Jam – STURGEON BAY
Date of event:  4/6/16 (1st Wednesday of the month)
At Kitty O'Reilly's Irish Pub in Sturgeon Bay – 59 E Oak. Musicians from Door County Folk Alliance get together informally and play a variety of Celtic music. You are welcome to bring your instrument, sit in the circle and play music or just pull up a chair and listen. Irish dancers also welcome. Info at 920-743-7441

"10 STRING SYMPHONY" DINNER CONCERT - WHITE GULL INN
Date of Event:  4/6/16
6-10PM. 
Nashville duo 10 String Symphony consists of Rachel Baiman (fiddle, banjo, vocals) and Christian Sedelmyer (mandolin, fiddle, vocals). It began as a partnership of mutual admiration­­, a much needed creative release valve for Baiman and Sedelmyer, two 5-­string fiddle players and veteran sidemen of Nashville’s music scene. Rachel, a former Illinois state fiddle champion in the old time tradition, needed an outlet for the new sort of songs she was writing, while Christian, originally a classically trained violinist, now a current touring member of the Jerry Douglas Band, was looking to get in touch the impetuous spirit of the rock bands he played in before his arrival in Nashville. With the love of the 5-­string fiddle and its musical possibilities as its focal point, the band’s mission statement was as clear as it was expansive: Two fiddles. Two Voices. Epic music. ALL THINGS MUSIC has described the band’s’ sound as a “new take on old ideas,” a concept and tension that the duo continues to explore throughout its about to be released second recording, Weight of the World”. Optional fixed price dinner served at 6 PM: Chicken Marsala over linguine, garlic focaccia; greens tossed with red wine vinaigrette and dried cherries; Dessert: carrot cake. $21.95.  Tickets, dinner reservations and information at: the White Gull Inn Phone 920-868-3517 or toll free 800-624-1987

 

GREAT LAKES - GREAT BOOKS CLUB - STURGEON BAY
Date of Event: 4/7/16
10:30AM Books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as subject matter or as setting will be discussed with a facilitator from Write On. The group will meet at 10:30am on the first Thursday of each month at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. If you would like to participate in the Great Lakes/Great Books Club, call the museum at (920) 743-5958. 
 

MINUTE 2 WIN IT! -- sturgeon Bay
Date of event:  4/8/16
At Stone Harbor Resort, 6 PM - 9 PM. Crazy fun challenging adult games to entertain you Friday night. $15 at the door includes heavy hor'devoures, door prizes, raffles and silent auction. Call 920-743-3113 x: 205 or visit www.dkbep.com for more information. A fundraiser for Door Kewaunee Business and Education Partnership.

THIRD AVENUE PLAYHOUSE - STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 3/31 - 4/17/16: THIS WEEK: 4/7, 4/8, 4/9 and 4/10:

7:30 PM on 4/7-9.  2PM 4/10.  "A Walk in the Woods" - Live play at Third Avenue Playhosue in Sturgeon Bay.  Call 920-743-1760 Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30pm; Sunday Matinees at 2pm 

 

THIRD AVENUE PLAYHOUSE - STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 3/31 - 4/17/16: THIS WEEK: 4/14, 4/15, 4/16 and 4/17:

7:30 PM on 4/14-16.   2PM 4/17.  "A Walk in the Woods" - Live play at Third Avenue Playhosue in Sturgeon Bay.  Call 920-743-1760 Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30pm; Sunday Matinees at 2pm 

LEAP THE HUMAN KINDNESS PROJECT:THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY - BRUSSELS
Date of event:  4/15, 4/16 2016
At the Southern Door Community Auditorium (2073 County DK, Brussels), 7:00 P.M.. Back by popular demand!! With an all new cast! This vibrant new production will involve some of Door County’s most talented students and artists. In this production audience members will experience dance, spoken word, music and multimedia imagery that weave together the powerful true-life stories of social injustice, oppression, and our constant struggle with self worth. The spectacular young dancers and artists of the LEAP Project remind us all to believe in our inner beauty, and the power of the human spirit. You will leave the theater moved, inspired and emPOWERED! Tickets: $12 (students free).  For more info call 920-493-5979.

FAMILY ART DAY – FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 4/16/2016 (3rd Saturday of the month thru May 2016)
At the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, 9:00 AM - Noon. Free for families with children ages 3 to 17. Drop in any time for art making fun that correlates with the current exhibition's theme in the School's Guenzel Gallery. Info at 920-868-3455 or www.peninsulaschoolofart.org/community-outreach.html

ALEX WILSON BAND - STURGEON BAY - LIVE MUSIC
Dates of Event: 4/16/16
9:30 PM - 2AM at Waterfront Mary's Bar & Grill in Sturgeon Bay.

28th ANNUAL BAILEYS HARBOR BROWN TROUT TOURNAMENT – BAILEYS HARBOR
Dates of event: 4/21/2016 – 4/24/2016
Enjoy one of the premier fishing contests on Lake Michigan. The Brown Trout Tourney marks the kick off of the fishing season. Tickets are on sale March 15th . For details call 920-839-2366.

 

"CLOSE TO YOU" MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS - STURGEON BAY
Date of Event: 4/30/2016
Live concert at 7:30PM at Third Avenue Playhosue in Sturgeon Bay.  Call 920-743-1760 and tell them DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you!

HEALTHY KIDS DAY – FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 4/30/2016
At Door County YMCA, 3866 Gibraltar Rd. Games, activities and tips for leading a healthy lifestyle as a family. There will be bouncers, informational booths, free snacks, free try-it classes, rope climbing, contests, crafts and door prizes. Info at 920-868-3660