Chronicle Media Staff

The Best of the Second City appears at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd Street, DeKalb, at 8 p.m. on Feb. 10 This show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s 55-year history as well as their trademark improvisation.



Water World Exhibit

Midwest Museum of Natural History                                                                                          

425 W. State Street, Sycamore

through May 5

Come learn all about one of the world’s most essential molecules, see what kind of animals and ecosystems thrive in water, and learn how you can help conserve water for generations to come. Information: (815) 895-9777


Push Factors: Perspectives on Guatemalan Migration

Cole Hall, NIU, DeKalb

through May 19


A series of powerful photographs depicting life in Guatemala following the country’s 36-year Civil War highlight how resource exploitation, genocide, poverty, drought, femicide, gangs, corruption and racism in Guatemala led to mass migration in the 21st century. Information:  Pick Museum of Anthropology’s website at





The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek

NIU School of Theatre and Dance

Huntley Middle School Auditorium

1515 S. Fourth St., DeKalb

$17adults, $15 seniors, $9 students.

Information (815)753-1600, or online at the School of Theatre and Dance website at 



FEB. 8 


DeKalb Co Watersheds Conservation and Projects

Forge Brewhouse

1330 E State St, Sycamore

7 p.m.

Dean Johnson is the Resource Conservationist and DeKalb County Watershed Coordinator will talk about best management practices in watershed conservation and projects he is involved with throughout the county. Anita Zurbrugg, Program Coordinator at the DeKalb County Community Foundation, will  discuss how local projects get put into action through partnerships and funding. More information: (815) 991-9760.



FEB. 10 


The Best of the Second City

Egyptian Theatre

135 N. 2nd Street, DeKalb

8 p.m.

This show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s 55-year history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more– as well as their trademark improvisation. Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating 55 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest. May contain Adult or Mature Content. For ticket information and more, visit



FEB. 11 


STEM Divas: Sweet on STEM

Swen Parson Hall 146

NIU, DeKalb


9 a.m.

Just in time for Valentine’s day, NIU’s STEM Divas will explore basic chemistry as they make their own candies and scented lotions, as well engineering and design as they create projects such as light-up flowers and heart-shaped string art. This class will only meet once. Suggested for ages 7 and up. Information and registration: visit


Savor and Shop Local Artisan Valentines Pop-Up

Crumpet’s Luncheonette

221 West Main Street, Genoa

9 a.m.

While savoring gourmet coffee served by Crumpets (in downtown Genoa), shop local artisans. Handcrafted wood items, hand poured Soy candles, custom wreaths, Handmade chocolates, all natural skin care, hemp jewelry, glass and paper crafts and more also available.


Winter Farmers’ Market with Crafts

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb

158 N. Fourth St., DeKalb

9 a.m.


Shop locally raised and organic food, baked goods, honey, and more. Find a unique artisan made object of adornment, something useful, or a gift just in time for Valentine’s Day. Listen to sweet music while enjoying homemade soup, bread and coffee. See what’s new in the rare and used book sale. Visit with friends at this fun event. Information: (815) 793-0950.



FEB. 14 


“Soup-er” Tuesdays at Glidden Homestead

921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Glidden Homestead offer warm soup and tours of the Homestead and Museum from each Tuesday. For more information, visit or e-mail or call (815) 756-7904.



Mel Brooks Film Series

 The Egyptian Theatre

 135 N. Second Street DeKalb.

High Anxiety is the latest film showing as the theater showcases the comic genius of Mel Brooks on the big screen. Series runs through March 7. Information: (815) 758-1215.