Weekend Guide April 23


Anthony Baca, Freshman Finance major, tugging for Phi Sigma Kappa on the second day of Tugs.

By Northern Star staff

With only two weekends of the semester left, now’s the time to grab a few friends and enjoy some local weekend events.


The only things that could make cosmic bowling more cool are free admission and free food. Grab your OneCard and join Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services and Military Student Services for an evening of prize giveaways and free games. The Cosmic Bowling Party starts 5:30 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Huskie Den.

Annual bags contest Pause Off! will award prizes for first, second, and third place. Grab your favorite Michael Kors hand bag and head over to the contest 6 p.m. at the Chick Evans Field House.


All the Tugs fun doesn’t have to end just yet. Kevin Floater Pratt, also known as FLO, will spin hits all night and take requests at a Tugs After Party. The party starts 10 p.m. at Rosy’s Roadhouse, 930 Pappas Dr. and will have free cover all night.


Students and other speakers will share “superheroic” stories at NIU’s independently organized TED event. TEDXNIU takes place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Altgeld Hall and costs $15 for students.

Want to relax before finals week? Black Student Union will host its annual Chill Fest, a time to enjoy music, free food and games amongst peers. Chill fest is set to begin at 5 p.m. at the Center For Black Studies.


Help raise money for those affected by the tornado in Rochelle while you enjoy some cool tunes. Local bands Last Night In Leeds, Propeller and Without a Shadow will perform a Tornado Relief Benefit Show 6 p.m. at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. Tickets cost $5 and all money will be donated to Rochelle.