DeKalb day planner: April 30


Madelaine Vikse

Walk a Mile to Support Survivors will begin at the East Lagoon 11 a.m. Saturday (Madelaine Vikse | Northern Star)

By Grace Barone

Start your countdown until the end of the semester! If you’re looking for some fun during your last few weeks of school, here are some activities going on in DeKalb this Saturday. 

Cup in Hand Kickball Tournament 

The Sycamore Park District, 940 E. State St., is holding a kickball tournament at 10 a.m. This isn’t just any kickball tournament though, teams will be playing a game of kickball all while holding a drink in their hand. Cheer on the teams and watch them compete in this fun rendition of kickball. 

Survivor walk 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. At 11 a.m. “Walk a Mile to Support Survivors” starts at the East Lagoon. This walk is around campus and the goal is to bring awareness to sexual assault and remind people that there’s never an excuse for sexual violence. 

“Heels are optional and can be borrowed through Safe Passage” according to the event page. You can register ahead of time as an individual or with a team here. It is $25 per individual and $20 per team member if you register before Saturday. The event is $30 if you decide to join the day of the walk. 

NIU vs. Toledo 

The NIU softball team is going head to head versus Toledo this Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at NIU’s home field. Cheer the team on, in person or you can stream it online here

See a play

“The Language Archive” by Julia Cho is being performed by the NIU School of Theatre and Dance at 2 p.m. Saturday. The show is a farce about a love triangle consisting of three researchers studying a dying language. The show “teases out the quirky differences between what’s expressed and what’s meant,” according to the event page. The play will be held at the Stevens Building in the Sally Stevens Players Theater. 

Enjoy some live music 

If you’re looking to jam out this Saturday, Chicks With Picks, an acoustic duo will be performing at Stage Left, connected to Hometown Sports Bar and Grill, 241 E. Lincoln Highway. Their set starts at 9 p.m. and is free to attend, according to the Facebook event page.

Have fun this weekend but remember to set aside time to finish school work and finish the semester strong.