Weekend Guide: April 2

By Northern Star staff

The only thing better than art, music or dogs is a weekend full of all three of them.


Get a sweet start on your weekend with Ellington’s With A Cherry on Top meal. For $10, you can enjoy three courses — all of which include cherries.

The meal will be served 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Ellington’s.

Ready for an EDM takeover? Concert tour Party Gone Wild will hold a party featuring Milk N Cookies 9 p.m. at Rosy’s Roadhouse, 930 Pappas Drive. The event will also include special performances by Main Event and Bandzheaux.

Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at Rosy’s or by texting MNC to 312-375-4658.


Whether you missed Battle of the Bands on Saturday or couldn’t get enough of it, you’re in luck. Second-time battle winner The Smoking Revolvers will perform along with other rock bands like Lever and the Flips.

The show starts 8 p.m. at the House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, and costs $7.


Check out manga-inspired comics at Amerimanga! Convention and Expression. Artists like Jen Brazas, Svetlana Chmakova and Josh Elder will show viewers how they blend conventions of manga and American comics to create unique stories. The exhibition will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Altgeld Hall, Art Museum.


This isn’t puppy love — well, it sort of is. The Kennel Club of Yorkville will hold its 60th Dog Show at the Convocation Center. The event, which runs 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., is free. Parking costs $5.

The Sycamore Library, 103 E. State street, will hold Lego Sunday

1:30-3:30 p.m. People of all ages are invited to join and build Lego creations. The best part is the Legos are provided. We know what you think, but you’re wrong: You’re never too old to play with Legos.