DeKalb County Calendar of Events Feb. 14 – Feb. 20

“Gilligan’s Island: The Musical” will be performd Feb. 15-18 at Stage Coach Players, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb.

Feb. 15

Public Sculpture as Public Dialog
5:10 p.m.
Northern Illinois University, Altgeld Hall 125, 595 College Ave., DeKalb

NIU Art Museum Lecture Series will present this lecture by John Siblik, director, NIU School of Art and Design.

Finding the Best College Fit
7-8:30 p.m.
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb

On average, college students are taking six years to get a four-year degree. Speakers will talk about how to beat that average and will review important factors in preparing for the college search. Parents will learn ways to explore colleges for “fit” and how to engage their children in the process. This seminar, for parents (but current high school sophomores and juniors are welcome), will cover selecting college majors, secrets of the admissions process and critical details of the new ACT/SAT preparation, including ways to improve a student’s scores. For more information, send an email to or call (815) 756-9568, Ext. 1701.

Green Lens Film Series
7-10 p.m.
Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb

The Green Lens Film Series is a four-part film series running on Thursdays through March 1. “No Más Bebés” tells the story of a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and early 1970s. In their landmark 1975 civil rights lawsuit, Madrigal v. Quilligan, they argued that a woman’s right to bear a child is guaranteed under the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.

Feb. 15-Feb. 18

“Gilligan’s Island: The Musical”
7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-17
2 p.m. Feb. 18
Stage Coach Players, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb

“Gilligan’s Island: The Musical” is a family-friendly stage musical version of the popular and iconic ’60s TV comedy show, “Gilligan’s Island.” Shipwrecked on a remote Pacific island, the seven castaways build huts and begin to explore their surroundings. They discover strange hieroglyphics in a spooky cave, which speak of an ancient legend. The weather gets rough. Gilligan foils the best-laid of the castaways’ rescue plans. Romance develops. The castaways have an out-of-this-world encounter. Get tickets at, at the box office or by calling (815) 758-1940.

Feb. 16

A Hundred Years Ago on the Homefront: How American Families Faced the War to End All Wars
7 p.m.
St. Mary’s Memorial Hall, 322 Waterman St., Sycamore
$20 for adults, $10 for children under 14 

This war ushered in what came to be known as The American Century. What did it feel, sound and taste like to be there? Ellie Carlson will answer those questions as she transports the audience to the sights, sounds and tastes of the era. Tickets can be purchased at the Sycamore History Museum by calling (815) 895-5762, at the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce, 407 W State St., or online at

Feb. 20

Soup-er Tuesday
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb

This weekly Tuesday event offers warm soup and tours of the Glidden Homestead and Museum. For more information, visit, send an e-mail to or call (815) 756-7904.

Write the White House
4 p.m.
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb

Anyone can write to the President, even children. Even though they may not be able to vote, they can still express their opinions. The library staff have paper, envelopes and stamps. Youngsters can write letters at the library, and the library staff will mail them.

The Best Picture Film Series
7 p.m.
Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb
$8, $6 for senior citizens and students

The Egyptian Theatre is holding its 2018 Best Picture Film Series through March 6, featuring Oscar Best Picture films from each decade. The next film in the series is the 1994 Academy Award-winning movie, “Forrest Gump,” starring Tom Hanks. Forrest is an everyman whose simple innocence comes to embody a generation. Alongside his mamma (Sally Field), his best friend Bubba (Mykelti Williamson), and his favorite girl Jenny (Robin Wright), Forrest has a ringside seat for the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. 


–DeKalb County Calendar of Events Feb. 14 – Feb. 20–