Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Eclectic Gathering of Arts Starts Third Year Sunday in Baileys Harbor

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Eric Simonson’s third Door Kinetic Arts Festival starts Sunday, June 10, for a kaleidoscopic week of activity at Bjorklunden lodge.

Simonson’s career spans multiple arts, as does the festival he founded to nurture creative output by professionals of varied fields – theater, film, dance and literature among them.

Here is a quick overview:

+ Sunday, June 10, 2-4 p.m.: Lucky Plush – Dance Master Class. The returning dance company Lucky Plush will leading a session at Andria’s Dancing on the Door School of Dance in Egg Harbor. Email info@dancinonthedoor.com to register.

+ Monday-Friday, June 11-15, 9 a.m.-noon: Art and the Cocktail. A weeklong seminar with Eric Simonson, the Oscar-winning and Tony-nominated filmmaker, playwright and director, and his brother, Robert Simonson, drinks reporter for The New York Times and author of several cocktail books, complementing the festival.

+ Monday, June 11, 7-8 p.m., Film: “Thom Pain,” featuring Rainn Wilson of “The Office.” Film screening and discussion with 2018 artist-in-residence, Rainn Wilson. Festival pass required.

+ Monday, June 11, 9:30-10:30 p.m., Film Festival & Cocktails – Animation Block. Oscar-nominated and selected animated shorts will be shown alongside free cocktails. Vote for your favorite.

+ Tuesday, June 12, 3-5:30 p.m., Literature Workshop: Holiday Reinhorn Writing Workshop at Kress Pavilion: “Developing, Designing, Reinventing, and Revitalizing Your Daily Writing Process.” This event is free to the public. Email alan.kopischke@gmail.com to register.

+ Tuesday, June 12, 7-8 p.m., Film Festival & Cocktails – Narrative Block. Oscar-nominated and selected narrative shorts will be shown alongside free cocktails. Vote for your favorite.

+ Tuesday, June 12, 9-10:30 p.m., Film Festival & Cocktails – Documentary Block. Oscar-nominated and selected animated shorts will be shown alongside free cocktails. Vote for your favorite.

+ Wednesday, June 13, 3:30-6 p.m., Literature: Book Signing & Reading with Rainn Wilson and Holiday Reinhorn at Kress Pavilion. Holiday Reinhorn is holding a book signing at which Rainn Wilson will read her work. With 5 p.m. Special Reception (additional ticket required).

+ Wednesday, June 13, 7-8 p.m., Cocktails: Hollywood Night – Cocktail Presentation. With artist-in-residence, Robert Simonson. Festival pass required.

+ Wednesday, June 13, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Hollywood Night – Red Carpet Event. Get your picture with the stars of this summer’s festival. Festival pass required.

+ Wednesday, June 13, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Film: “Stetson Kennedy,” reading of a new screenplay by Eric Simonson, featuring Rainn Wilson. Festival pass required.

+ Thursday, June 14, 7-8:30 p.m., DKAF Koffeehouse – Comedy & Music. Comedy, music, entertainment, cocktails – artists to be announced.

+ Thursday, June 14, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Film: DKAF Koffeehouse – Best of the Fest Film Screening. Voted from the short film screenings.

+ Thursday, June 14, 10:30-11:30 p.m., Film: DKAF Koffeehouse – Special Screening of a film by Tim Monsion.

+ Friday, June 15, 7-8 p.m., Dance: Lucky Plush: “Rink Life,” final performance for returning dance company’s new work.

+ Friday, June 15, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Theatre: “Falling Bodies,” reading of a new play written by Keith Huff and directed by Mark Clements.

Information on titles and individual events is at doorkinetic.com.

For background on concepts and goals of the festival, this link: http://www.wearegreenbay.com/critic-at-large-wearegreenbay/warren-gerdscritic-at-large-we-see-this-as-just-a-start-of-the-artistic-gathering-at-bjorklunden/1175775322.

Contact me at warren.gerds@wearegreenbay.com. Watch for my on-air Critic at Large editions on WFRV-TV at 6:20 a.m. Sundays.

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