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The entrance to the Duke Ellington Ballroom in the Holmes Student Center. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

DeKalb day planner: Jan. 28

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | January 24, 2023

Here are some exciting activities to participate in this Saturday in DeKalb and at NIU. Lavender Bath Salts Workshop From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. the Dekalb Public Library, located at 309 Oak St., is hosting a relaxation workshop where teens and adults can...

The Celebration Chorale will perform a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 317 N. Fourth St. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Ring in the holiday cheer this weekend with Ellwood House holiday tours, Christmas concert

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | November 30, 2022

Kick-off December right by ringing in the holiday cheer this weekend. Throughout DeKalb, holiday-themed events will be taking place. SANTA VISITS IN DEKALB  Santa Claus will be visiting downtown DeKalb from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The visit...

NIU Banda and NIU Mariachi will be performing a concert with Sones de México at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19 in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall at the Music Building.

Watch an NIU Banda and Mariachi concert, learn tree trimming this Saturday

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | November 16, 2022

With fresh snow on the ground, you may want to go out and spend the day somewhere warm doing something fun. This Saturday, there are many great things to do in DeKalb.  OPEN ART WORKSHOP AT THE DEKALB PUBLIC LIBRARY  From 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m....

The Ellwood Mansion is available for individuals to sign up for guided tours.

DeKalb day planner: Nov. 5

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | November 2, 2022

Editor's note: The NIU School of Theatre and Dance will host its opening night of the play "God of Carnage" at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 instead of this Saturday.  This Saturday, there will be events throughout the day. Here are some of the ones that stick...

Jonamac Orchard will have Big Ds food truck at 11 a.m. and live music from Tutti Loops from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday.

DeKalb day planner: Oct. 29

By Nyah Nowakowski, News Reporter | October 26, 2022

Here are some events happening in DeKalb this Saturday to attend to celebrate Halloween. SYCAMORE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL On Saturday in downtown Sycamore, there will be several events happening at Sycamore’s Annual Pumpkin Festival to consider attending....

The Jonamac Orchard, 1942 Shabbona Road, Malta, will be having food trucks and live music there this Saturday.

DeKalb day planner: Oct. 15

By Nyah Nowakowski, News Reporter | October 12, 2022

If you’re looking for something to do in DeKalb this Saturday, here are some events to consider attending. Performing Southeast Asia This exhibit, created in collaboration with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, looks at the importance of performance...

The NIU football team runs onto the field at Huskie Stadium ahead of their game Sept. 11 against Wyoming.

DeKalb day planner: Oct. 8

By Nyah Nowakowski, News Reporter | October 5, 2022

This weekend will be the perfect time to enjoy some sun before the winter weather. Here’s what is going on in DeKalb this Saturday. DEKALB BACK ALLEY MARKET Boho-inspired market with vintage, retro, artists, bakers, woodworkers, jewelry makers,...

DeKalb day planner: Oct. 1

By Nyah Nowakowski, News Reporter | September 28, 2022

If you’re unsure what to do for fun over the weekend, here are some events happening this Saturday in DeKalb. PERFORMING SOUTHEAST ASIA This exhibit, created in collaboration with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, looks into the significance...

Whiskey Acres

DeKalb day planner: Sept. 24

By Nyah Nowakowski, News Reporter | September 21, 2022

If you’re unsure of what to do this weekend to celebrate the first five weeks of classes being complete, here are some events happening this Saturday as well as some restaurants to check out.  BREAKFAST IN DEKALB Looking for a good place to eat...

Defensive specialist and libero Olivia Hogan attempting to limbo beneath a towel with members of the NIU volleyball team. The team played limbo while waiting for a challenge review in the first set of their match against South Dakota State Aug. 26. (Sean Reed | Northern Star).

DeKalb day planner: Sept. 17

By Nyah Nowakowski, News Reporter | September 14, 2022

If you are looking for something to do in DeKalb, here are some events happening this Saturday.  FAMILY WEEKEND TAILGATE Before the Huskie football game, come have some pregame fun in parking lot C3 near the Convocation Center. Tailgating starts...