DeKalb day planner: Aug. 27


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Ashlie Amber will perform her show “Ashlie Amber: I Will Always Love You” at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18.

If you’re unsure of what to do this weekend to celebrate the first week of classes being done, here are some events happening this Saturday. 

NIU women’s volleyball

Catch the last match of day two of the Huskie Invitational and cheer on NIU’s volleyball team as they face off against the University of Illinois Chicago at 2 p.m. at Victor E. Court. 

Students can attend the games for free, but it will cost the general public $6 to watch. Tickets can be purchased online at NIU’s Huskies website or at the door. Student tickets must be claimed on the NIU Huskie Athletics app available in the App Store and the Google Play store.

Corn Fest: Soundstage

Corn Fest is happening all weekend in Downtown DeKalb. You can buy tickets for all three days of the Corn Fest Soundstage, a platform for live music featuring various musicians. Weekend passes start at $25, but a one-day-only ticket will cost $10. Tickets can be purchased on the festival’s website

Saturday’s set goes from noon to 10:30 p.m. and includes musicians such as Austin Hopkins, Mary & Brian, Rockin’ Moxie, American English, Hi Infidelity and The Voices of Classic Rock.

There will also be a free viewing area if you want to catch some acts while attending the festival but don’t want to purchase a ticket.

Whiskey Acres Food and Music

Spend this Saturday at Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., 11504 Keslinger Road, as they host musicians Dirty Bird and Leo Fron from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will also be food trucks available to enjoy while listening to live music, according to Experience DeKalb County. All ages are welcome to enjoy the music and atmosphere. 

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’

The Egyptian Theatre, located at 135 N. Second St., is putting on a production of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 10 p.m. with tickets priced at $15. The show is rated R and intended for mature audiences. Prop kits will be available for $5 in the lobby before the show starts, and they include everything that is allowed to be brought into the show. 

More information about the show and ticket purchases can be found on the Egyptian Theatre’s website. 

Use the weekend to get assignments done and out of the way – but don’t forget to take some time for yourself and enjoy the weekend before life gets too busy.