Spend Saturday at a dark art convention, Stage Coach Players theatre


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The Dark Art and Oddities Con will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Altgeld Hall Auditorium.

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor

If you’re not heading home or busy studying this weekend, here are some events happening in DeKalb this weekend.


From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday in the Altgeld Hall Auditorium will be the Dark Art and Oddities Con.

The convention centers around spooky items, people and art.

Authors such as Sara A. Noë, E.S. Fein and Jak Lore will be vendors at the convention.

Besides the literary, there will also be visual artists as well. Geo Alderson, Mykee Morettini, Morbid Orchid Co and GoofGore will have booths that feature their creations. 

The convention focuses on two special guests, Santiago Cirilo, known for his role as Julio on “The Walking Dead,” and Philo Barnhart, a former Disney animator who helped with character design on “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

Tickets cost $10 and are available on the convention’s website.


At 2 p.m., the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., will be putting on a program that details the lives of children during the Holocaust. The event will take place in the Yusunas Meeting Room.

Hosted by Gaye Flowers, a docent at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, the event centers around the stories of three children and the choices they made during the Holocaust.

The first story is a well-known one, Anne Frank, the young Jewish girl who kept a diary documenting her life while hiding from Nazis. The other two though are lesser known, Alfons Heck and Simone Arnold. 

The event is free to attend, and no registration is required.


The Stage Coach Players, the DeKalb community theatre group, will be performing a presentation of  “Clue: On Stage” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night, at their theater, 126 S. Fifth St. 

The play is based on the movie that is based on the popular board game of the same name, “Clue.”

Directed by Tim Ball, the play takes after both of its predecessors, having the cast trying to solve some murders all while creating a humorous aura around the whole situation. 

The opening night of the play got pushed back a week, so the show this Saturday will only be the second performance.

Tickets are on sale at the Stage Coach Players’ online box office and cost $18. There is a $2 discount for children 12 and younger and seniors 65 and older.