This Saturday offers free comic books, rock concert


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A comic book festival lettering vector celebrating Free Comic Book day. The DeKalb Public Library will be hosting an event this Saturday in honor of this celebration.

By Sarah Rose, Managing Editor

DeKALB – Celebrate books or experience a live concert this Saturday.

Comic book day

The first Saturday of each May is dedicated to Free Comic Book Day, a day that celebrates comic books and encourages people to read comics. The DeKalb Public Library, located at 309 Oak St., is hosting a free program where attendees can pick out a comic book for free. The selection of comic books will be ones from Graham Crackers Comics, a store located in DeKalb. Registration is not required for this event. 

Clay workshop

Michaels, located at 2341 Sycamore Rd., will be offering an air dry clay workshop. Attendees will learn how to work with air dry clay and will be able to create several pieces to take home. Projects such as jewelry, trinket trays and coasters can be made. All supplies will be provided by the instructor, but the price to attend is $40. Registration for this workshop is required and tickets can be bought online at the Michaels website. Michaels recommends this event for ages 13 and up and anyone with any skill level can attend. 

Cornerstones of Rock

Starting at 7:30 p.m. the Egyptian Theater, located at 135 N. 2nd St., will be hosting a concert starring four original bands from the ‘60s. Artists that will be performing are the Ides of March, the Buckinghams, the Cryan’ Shames and the New Colony Six – all bands that rose to fame in Chicago in the ‘60s. Ticket prices range from $59.50 to $89.50, depending on proximity to the stage. Tickets can be purchased online at the Egyptian Theater website.