DeKalb County Calendar of Events Jan. 31 – Feb. 6

Students from the NIU jazz studio will perform live and jam alongside local amateur and professional jazz musicians from 8-10 p.m. every Tuesday throughout the semester at The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb.

Jan. 31

Community Food Drive
7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, 3266 Sycamore Road, DeKalb

Today is the final day of Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists’ food drive to benefit food pantries that serve DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa, Rochelle and Sandwich. Items most needed include canned meat (chicken, tuna), pasta, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, dry goods, canned foods, rice, beans or any non-perishable items that have a long shelf life. Items may be dropped off at Northern Rehab’s DeKalb offices or their locations in Genoa, Rochelle or Sandwich. For clinic addresses or more information, visit or call (815) 756-8524.

Egyptian Theatre Volunteer Training and Open House
6:30-8 p.m.
Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd St., DeKalb

Looking for a way to give back this year? The Egyptian Theatre has opportunities for you. Join the theatre staff as they host Volunteer Training and Open House events Jan. 31 and into February. For more information, visit the theater’s Facebook Events or the volunteer section on the theater’s website,

Feb. 1

Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore
10 a.m.

Stories, music and crafts are planned for children ages 3-6. No registration is necessary. For more information, call (815) 895-2500, ext. 31.

STEM Café: Feed Your Mind
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Eduardo’s Mexican Restaurant, 214 E. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb
Free; Participants pay for their own meals

This monthly STEM Café is a fun, casual gathering where adults can eat, drink and chat with STEM professionals about the latest scientific research. Particle physicist and hockey enthusiast Dr. Mike Eads will speak about the scientific intricacies of cold steel on ice. For more information, go to

Feb. 2

Listen Local Friday
7 p.m.
Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich

The public is invited to see local artists perform at the Sandwich Opera House. Entertainers who want to perform should call (815) 786-2555 or send an email to

Feb. 4

Mini Cup Terrarium Workshop
1-2:30 p.m.
Blumen Gardens, 403 Edward St., Sycamore

Learn how to create your very own super small garden. Blumen Gardens will provide everything needed to create a small garden including simple care techniques to keep your plant healthy. The class fee covers all necessary components: a container chosen from a variety of small cups, mugs and dishes; potting soil; a mini-plant; two micro mini-figurines; rocks; moss; gravel and guided instruction from the store’s designers.

Feb. 6

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

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.

The Best Picture Film Series
7 p.m.
Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd 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 winning films from each decade. The next film in the series is “One Flew Over the Cuckoo‘s Nest” In this 1975 film, a criminal – Jack Nicholson in his Oscar Award for Best Actor performance – pleads insanity after getting into trouble again. While in the mental institution, he rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

NIU Jazz Jam Session
8-10 p.m.
The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb

Students from the NIU jazz studio will perform live and jam alongside local amateur and professional jazz musicians every Tuesday throughout the semester. Musicians invited to perform during a jazz open mic. 


–DeKalb County Calendar of Events Jan. 31 – Feb. 6–