Weekend Guide: March 26

By Northern Star staff

With this many local music events and activities, there’s no excuse for being bored at home.


Turn off “Pitch Perfect” and watch the real thing. Northern Sound, NIU’s co-ed a capella group, will perform a free show 8 p.m. at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway.

Dust off your freshest 90s fashion for the Residence Hall Association’s 90’s Throwback Bash 8 p.m. in Grant Dining Room. There will be 90s tunes, a photo booth and prizes for the best costumes from the era.


The School of Theatre and Dance will present “Red Noses,” a dark comic tale of a Catholic monk trying to aid Black Plague sufferers. The performance costs $8 for students and takes place 7:30 p.m. at Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St.


Local bands will go head to head in the Battle of the Bands music competition. The battle will kick off at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom.

Try more than 100 of America’s best brews at the Barb City on Tap annual beer fest. For $35 you can sample beers and enjoy live music and food. The festival will start 2:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Guests must be 21 or older to attend (sorry, kids).

Get a slice of New Orleans at March to Bourbon Street 7 p.m. at The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. March To Bourbon Street is a tribute event to celebrate the local art community with New Orleans jazz music, performances, food and drinks. Tickets are $15 for students who purchase them before Saturday.

Grab some friends and enjoy live rock music. Hitman Rockband will get the party started with its performance 9 p.m. Saturday at Fatty’s Pub and Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway.


Help Our Wildlife, a charity event to raise money for Oaken Acres Wildlife Center will be held 6 p.m. Sunday at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. The event will feature performances from Zac Cole, Demetra Dokos, and Alison and Blakley. The show is open to people of all ages and costs $5 to attend.