Event Guide: June 29

By Northern Star staff

The DeKalb music scene never slows down — not even in the summer. Check out this week’s local events and activities:


Everything will be just fine because Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World is coming to DeKalb. Adkins will perform covers, Jimmy Eat World songs and songs from his upcoming solo album 9 p.m. at the House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at HouseCafeDekalb.com or at the door.


Jazz in Progress, a local community jazz band will perform at 8 p.m. at the Dee Palmer Band Shell in Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road. The ensemble, which features a large variety of musicians, will perform classic jazz standards at the free concert.


Wednesday is Pop Culture Trivia Night at Fatty’s Pub & Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway. You can compete to win prizes including $500. The event will start at 9 p.m.


Wade Buzzard, a rock and blues musician from Chicago, will perform at the Egyptian Theatre’s Live Lunch Music Series. The event will take place from noon to1:30 p.m. at the Van Buren Plaza across from the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.


The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway will have another alternative music takeover. The show will feature local band I, The Martian as well as The Rythem Section and Unleash Humanity. The show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $5.


Celebrate the Fourth of July with friends and family at Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road. Local caterers and vendors will have food booths in the afternoon and the DeKalb Municipal Band will perform in the Dee Palmer Band Shell at 8 p.m. A firework show will begin at dusk.


There’s more to Sycamore than you think. Tour guide Steven Bigolin will lead a tour highlighting the local history and architecture in the Sycamore History District. The tour group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Wally Thurow Statue at the corner of Somonauk and Elm Streets. The tour costs $1.