DeKalb County Calendar of Events April 4 – April 11

Remingtion’s Gastropub, 102 S. Third St., Malta, will honor 8-year-old Jake Dobie, who was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with a Shave for the Brave Fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s from 2-9 p.m. April 8.

April 5

Ellwood House Local Lore Series
Noon-1 p.m.
Ellwood House Museum Visitor Center, 509 N. First St., DeKalb

Justin Blandford will speak about “Restoring the ‘People’s House:’ the Illinois Executive Mansion.” He is the site superintendent for state historic sites in Springfield. The governor’s mansion, which had fallen into disrepair, is moving into a new phase as officials solicit volunteers to serve as greeters and docents when the mansion reopens this summer following a $15 million renovation. Visitors to the lecture may bring a sack lunch.

April 6

Listen Local Fridays
7 p.m.
Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich
$5 at the door

Local artists perform on Friday nights. General admission seating. Bands that want to perform should call 815-786-2555 or send an email

April 7

Steelband Concert
3 p.m.
NIU Music Building, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, 550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb

The Steel Pan Studio, All-University Steelband and CSA Steelband will perform. There will be a live webcast of the concert. Check

Kishwaukee Kiwanis Community Talent Show
7 p.m.
The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb
$15 and $25

The Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club’s talent show will showcase community talent in a two-hour program. All types of talent will be featured including singers, dancers, comedians, musicians, choruses, magicians and lip-syncers. Ticket sales proceeds will go into the Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club’s Charity Fund to support local nonprofit organizations. Children 10 and younger will be admitted free, but must still have a ticket. Get tickets at Doors will open at 6 p.m. and seating will start at 6:30 p.m.

April 8

Bridal Expo
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Kuipers Family Farm, 1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park
Free; $5 at the door

The Bridal Expo will show current trends in attire and distribute information about florists, photographers, entertainment, venue and menu choices, guest lodging and transportation, wedding cakes, rentals and honeymoon arrangements. Raffles, giveaways and sampling of products and services are planned. Brides will receive swag bags. Cocktails will be available. Register for complimentary tickets online by April 5 at

Shave for the Brave
2-9 p.m.
Remington’s Gastropub, 102 S. Third St., Malta
Free admission

Remingtion’s will honor 8-year-old Jake Dobie, who was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with a Shave for the Brave Fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s.

Why shave? Volunteers shave because kids with cancer often lose their hair during treatment, and those willing to be shaved stand bald and proud beside them. For more information, call 815-825-2794.

World Music Concert
3 p.m.
NIU Music Building, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, 550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb

Enjoy a repertoire of music from various countries. For more information, contact Tina Zemzemi at or 815-753-1551.

April 10

Screening: “The Namesake”
6 p.m.
Montgomery Hall, Terwilliger Auditorium, 155 Castle Drive, DeKalb

“The Namesake” is a 2006 Indian-American movie directed by Mira Nair and written by Sooni Taraporevala, based on the novel “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri. The drama depicts the struggles of first-generation immigrants from the East Indian state of West Bengal to the United States, and their American-born children.

April 11

Taste of Spring
5-8 p.m.
Starting point: Blumen Gardens, 403 Edward St., Sycamore

The sixth annual Taste of Spring will offer an evening dedicated to the finer things in life: sparkling white and rich red wines, food and desserts. Each wine course will be professionally paired with a food tasting. At Blumen, each participant will receive a custom wine glass, tasting lanyard and the list of participating downtown businesses. Guests must be 21 or older. For tickets and registration, call the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce at 815-895-3456.

April 11-April 15

“By the Bog of Cats”
7:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. matinees on April 14 and April 15
Huntley Middle School Auditorium, 1515 S. Fourth St., DeKalb

Set in the ghostly bogs of rural Ireland, “By the Bog of Cats” is the Irish retelling of the famed Greek tragedy, “Medea.” Since the age of seven when her mother abandoned her, Hester Swane has been discarded and betrayed. Now as a grown woman, she is faced with betrayal once more. Up against the prospect of losing everything she’s managed to lay claim to, Hester sets out to fiercely guard what is rightfully hers with a recklessness that threatens to destroy everything she’s trying to protect.


–DeKalb County Calendar of Events April 4 – April 11–