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Fattys Pub & Grill, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, is home to charity-based sports events, live music, food and alcohol. Next week, Fattys will be hosting a lecture about the science behind flirting on Feb. 15. (Northern Star File Photo)

NIU STEAM to host presentation on science of flirting

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | February 8, 2023

NIU STEAM will host a presentation on the science of flirting as a part of a lecture series called STEM Cafe. This cafe event is to take place at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 at Fatty’s Pub and Grille. This presentation looks at the nuanced and complex nature...

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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...

Fatty’s to host beer expo

By Sarah Fischer | February 17, 2019

From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Fatty’s Pub and Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, will be hosting its annual Craft Beer Expo and Tasting in its Novak Room.Early bird tickets cost $15, including an appetizer buffet, sampling glass to keep and 15 craft...

Frankenstein discussion comes to Fatty’s

By Tyler Neal | October 21, 2018

The NIU STEAM organization is hosting a discussion on anatomy and synthetic biology 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Fatty’s Pub and Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, to celebrate the 200-year history of Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein.” Admission is free,...

Specials to entice appetites

By Melynda Lewis | April 20, 2017

DeKalb | Come get a taste of DeKalb between April 23 and 29 in celebration of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s Restaurant Week when local restaurants will hold sales and provide special meals to entice new customers.This is the second year the Chamber...

Members of the volleyball team celebrate after scoring in a Nov. 19 match against the University of Ohio on Victor E. Court. The Huskies defeated Ohio in straight sets to advance to the Mid-American Conference final. 

Volleyball prolongs success

By Danielle Brown | December 1, 2016

Members of the volleyball team celebrate after scoring in a Nov. 19 match against the University of Ohio on Victor E. Court. The Huskies defeated Ohio in straight sets to advance to the Mid-American Conference final. 

Weekly Spring events

By Deanna Frances | January 19, 2016

As the spring semester begins and you settle into your new schedule, check out these weekly events in DeKalb for a fun way to spend time after class.Open Mic at the House CafeLocals are given the opportunity to show their talents, or come out and watch...

Huskie fans disappointed in MAC Championship loss

Huskie fans disappointed in MAC Championship loss

By Ashley Morse | December 7, 2015

Fans sit at the bar and watch the MAC Championship at Fatty’s Pub and Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway on Friday. The Huskies lost to Bowling Green 34-14. All TV screens were set to the game, and throughout the game, participants could win NIU gear.

Students cheering on the NIU Huskies at the MAC championship football game last year.

Weekend Guide September 3

By Northern Star staff | September 3, 2015

Students cheering on the NIU Huskies at the MAC championship football game last year.

Weekend Guide: April 30

By Northern Star staff | April 30, 2015

There’s still time to enjoy some local events before the summer farewells begin.TodayBlack Theater Workshop will hold its spring showcase tonight. Acts will include singers, dancers, actors and spoken word artists. The show begins 6 p.m. in Gabel Hall,...

Weekend Guide: March 26

By Northern Star staff | March 25, 2015

With this many local music events and activities, there’s no excuse for being bored at home.TodayTurn off “Pitch Perfect” and watch the real thing. Northern Sound, NIU’s co-ed a capella group, will perform a free show 8 p.m. at The House Cafe,...

Local bars hold trivia challenges for customers

By Brooke Shinberg | February 12, 2013

Make like Ken Jennings and win prizes on trivia challenges offered up at local bars. O’Leary’s Restaurant and Pub, 260 E. Lincoln Highway, holds trivia nights at 8 p.m. every Wednesday. According O’Leary’s owner Mel Witmer, prizes are awarded...