Weekend Guide: Feb. 12

Northern Star staff

Unlike NSValentines.info, the world doesn’t revolve around Valentine’s Day. Here are some weekend events that have nothing to do with pink or heart-shaped treats:

Today

The University Honors Program is hosting an open mic night where students will perform poems, short stories and scenes.

The program is offering prizes to those who participate and attend 6 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, College Grind. You can totally bring that anti-Valentine’s day poem you wrote during class.

Friday

For $50, you can join Outdoor Adventures for a snowboarding day trip on Chestnut Mountain. The fee includes transportation, snowboard equipment, hot cocoa and a lift ticket. We wish you the best of luck on this trip because, well, it’s Friday the 13th.

Go to NIU.edu/Campus_Rec for more information and tickets.

Saturday

OK, this event is way too cool to pass up. Chris May of Proton Tattoo will share his techniques and practices over drinks 8 p.m. at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway.

Grab a beer or latte and learn about tattoo artistry from May and his associates at this free event. Before you know it, Valentine’s Day will finally be over.