Dancing, books and a play are on the roster this Saturday


Sean Reed

Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center under the mid-afternoon sky, located at 921 W Lincoln Hwy, in DeKalb. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

By Sarah Rose, Lifestyle Editor

Experience a night of energetic swing dancing or get into the spring cleaning feel by cleaning up Dekalb’s gardens. 

The Golden Age of Film Noir and its Novels

From 2 to 3 p.m. the Dekalb Public Library, located at 309 Oak St. DeKalb, will showcase mystery stories from April’s featured author Raymond Chandler. The event will contain readings from some of Chandler’s best known works, a talk of some of the book’s main characters and film clips from the book-inspired movies. This event is free and doesn’t require any registration. 

Spring Clean-Up

Starting at 10 a.m. the Glidden Historical Center will host a Spring clean-up day. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to help clean up the Glidden Homestead gardens and grounds, located at 921 W. Lincoln Hwy, Dekalb. Jobs will include trash pick-up, weeding and prepping the garden beds. Garden gloves will not be provided. 

Swing Dancing

From 7:30 to 9 p.m. Dimensions Dance Academy, located at 134 E. Lincoln Hwy Dekalb, will host a social swing dance learning event. Attendees can show up as a single or duo. Dance instructor Becca Steger will teach this adult dancing class full of music and dancing. Tickets must be purchased on the Dance Dimensions website. The price for a single person is $20 and $35 for a duo. The swing night ticket comes with a free appetizer from Keg & Kernel when participants dine at the restaurant the night of the event. 

Big Love

At 7:30 p.m. the NIU School of Theater and Dance will perform the play “Big Love” in the Sally Stevens Players Theater, located at 200 University Circle, Dekalb. The play is a modern retelling of the hundreds year old Greek play “The Danaids” by Aeschylus. Mayhem and murder follows 50 grooms and 50 brides after they catch up on a villa on the coast of Italy. The play is suited for those who are 18 and older. Tickets can be purchased online at the College of Visual and Performing Arts box office.