Weekend Guide: March 5

By Northern Star staff

After a long week of midterms, treat yourself to a weekend packed with fun, local events:


Students can purchase a tasty three-course meal 11-12:30 p.m. for $10 from Ellington’s, a student-run restaurant inside the Holmes Student Center. This week’s theme is The Apricottage and includes entrees like fennel, tomato and white bean soup, a roasted pork loin with apricots and an onion marmalade and apricot almond cheesecake drizzled with white chocolate.

Join students as the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center presents a viewing of the popular Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.” The organization will also host a discussion of the series’ main characters, their relationships and the impact of female incarceration.


Follow the yellow brick road to The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., and see the Beth Fowler Dance Company’s spring production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Tickets are $22-27 and available online at EgyptianTheatreDeKalb.ticketforce.com.

An Irish music concert will be held 5 p.m. in the Music Building, Recital Hall. A number of jigs, reels and hornpipes will be performed.


Black Theater Workshop presents Sex On the Menu, an event which showcases group members’ talent with a sensual twist. The event will include spoken word poetry, dance, acting and special performances by Ex’Pression and Poetic Asylum. Indulge for free at 7 p.m. at the Holmes Student Center, Carl Sandburg Auditorium.

Five acts, including Palmas, Hamstrings and Jackie Islands, will perform 7 p.m. at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.


Find hidden treasures at the Barb City Manor, 680 Haish Blvd., resale shop’s semi-annual bag sale. For $3, you can purchase whatever clothes, shoes and other items fit in a bag during the Manor’s winter clearance.