DeKALB, Ill. – The Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual Artisan Market on Friday, Oct. 7, from 8:30 am to 5 pm in the Roberts Conference Center at Kishwaukee Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine. Admission is free. The annual event features a wide variety of unique handmade items, including jewelry, paper crafts, handcrafted candy and baked goods, fiber arts, knitted and crocheted items, home décor, art work and more. Raffle baskets will be on display in the hospital’s main lobby from Sept. 26 to Oct. 7. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Proceeds from the event benefit the Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit www.kishhealth.org.
135 N 2nd Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
Have you ever met a talking dog, a real talking Dog? Get ready folks because you’re going to meet the funniest character on 4 legs ! Irving, with a little help from his friend Todd Oliver, is going to talk up a storm. If you ever wondered how a dog looks at life, this little home raised companion is going to give it to you straight from the dogs mouth. He won’t mince words, and if he does it’s Todds’ fault anyways (he’s a ventriloquist).
Todd Oliver and Friends have been a feature on Late Show With David Letterman, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, The Today Show, a couple episodes of Walker Texas Ranger, and in 2012 they were a semi-finalist on Americas’Got Talent. A major draw for entertainment venues, Todd is now touring, bringing his brand of family fun to towns across America. So sit back and get ready, you might even be on stage yourself, either way you’re going to have a doggone, rockin, good time with Todd Oliver And Irving! ToddOliverWP.JPG
135 N 2nd Street
Dekalb, IL 60115
Kathleen Madigan is a regular panelist on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and she was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for “Best Concert Comic.” Her third one hour special, Madigan Again, is currently available on Netflix and was named one of iTunes Best Comedy Albums. Her second one hour special Gone Madigan, premiered on Showtime and is also available on Netflix. Previously she’s released 5 CDs, 3 DVDs and starred in 2 HBO specials as well as 3 Comedy Central specials. The Detroit Free Press and PopMatters.com featured Madigan as one of the “9 Funniest Women on the Planet” alongside Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Lewis Black calls her “the funniest comic in America, bar non,” and Ron White considers her “easily one of the best comics alive.” KathleenMadiganTF.jpg
|Egyptian Theatre 135 N 2nd Street
DeKalb, IL 60115 10/25/2016 7:00pm
October 25, 1959 then Senator John F. Kennedy gave a speech here at the Egyptian Theatre in front of a packed house. A recording of this very speech has been found and will be played for the first time on the anniversary of his speech 57 years ago. Following the playing of his speech historian, Jim Gibbons, will present the life of our 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Egyptian Theatre 135 N 2nd Street DeKalb, IL 60115
Think Floyd USA celebrates the music of Pink Floyd with a full-production tribute performance that showcases an energetic and phenomenally gifted cast alongside mesmerizing lights and video. Featuring nine passionate musicians and vocalists, Think Floyd USA includes several dedicated founding members who began the journey together in 2004.
Deemed “absolutely amazing…the best Pink Floyd tribute anywhere” by Full Throttle Magazine and Best Tribute Band by Chicago’s Metromix fans, Think Floyd USA has been featured in Singers & Musicians Magazine, which said, “You don’t have to close your eyes to believe TFUSA is the real thing!”
Yesterday and Today is the high energy and entertaining interactive Beatles experience featuring brothers Billy, Ryan and Matthew McGuigan with a backing band. No wigs, no accents – the brothers do not try to impersonate the fab four, but rather honor the music and memories that people have attached to the legendary songs. The performers take audience requests before the show and at intermission, which drive the show; no two shows are ever the same. Audience members will be singing along and dancing in the aisles!YesterdayAndTodayTF.jpg
Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Open 40th Season with Emily Bear
DeKALB, Ill. – The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will begin its 2016-2017 concert season with its fall concert, “Happy 40th Season KSO!” on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at 7:30 pm in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. The KSO will perform The Planets, by Gustav Holst, and with Emily Bear, piano soloist, Rhapsody in Blue, by Gershwin, and Bear’s original works Les Voyages, The Bravest Journey, and Santa Fe. The public is invited to attend a free pre-concert lecture in the Recital Hall beginning at 6:30 pm. This concert is supported in part by the Kishwaukee Symphony Associates. Season tickets are available by calling 815.756.3728 or via the order form at www.kishorchestra.org/ticket-info.
Tonight we ring in the brand new Fall semester with a return to one of Wooden Box Theater’s favorite local venues, the amazing Grassroots Cafe. With an event that will showcase guest starring appearances, breathtaking hooping performances, live music, and creativity.
“Baby, You’re a Firework,’ written and directed by Daniel Sherrill, will mark the group’s fourth event at the Grassroots Cafe, and will debut many new faces and performers to the usual Wooden Box Theater cast to help us venture into 2017.
Admission is $5.00 at the door with a start time of 6pm.
Featured hoop performances by Morgan Abrams
The much anticipated debut of headliner, Carolyn Lasare
Special guest stars :
Meredith James of Bombshell Blowout Boutique in St Charles
Laura Jean Furgason an Aurora area agent for ‘It Works’
Live music by Joel McMullin, ForeverStardust (Bear Wolf & Zéphirine Moon Garden), Mitch Munns, Mia Lynell, Peter Lindsey, David Jonsson, Jay Rivi, and Christina Antonio.
As with any Wooden Box Theater event, expect the unexpected, memorable theatrical segments, amazing live music performances, and photogenic moments in time between the cast.
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KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center 5K Hunger Run/Walk, Sandwich, Sept. 17
SANDWICH, Ill. – KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center, in partnership with First National Bank, Sandwich Park District, Fox Valley YMCA, and the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce, presents the third annual 5K Hunger Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 9 am, at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road, Sandwich. This event meant to promote health and fitness for the local community and families and support efforts to reduce local and world hunger. Proceeds from the event will be donated to area food pantries and the Foods Resource Bank to support their continual efforts to reduce local and world hunger, benefiting Cornerstone Church Food Pantry, Our Sharing Pantry, Hinckley Area Food Pantry, Helmar Lutheran Church Pantry, The Store at Harvest Chapel, Five Loaves and Two Fish, and Kendall County Food Pantry.
Corporate level sponsors include: Accurate Color and Compounding, Inc.; First National Bank; John Deere Foundation; and KishHealth System, part of Northwestern Medicine. Gold level sponsors include: Just In Time Heating, AC, Plumbing; First Midwest Bank; and Timber Creek Inn and Suites. Silver sponsors include: The DeLong Co.; First Insurance Group; and Heartland Bank and Trust. Bronze level sponsors include: AdvoCare; Arends Hogan Walker, LLC; BBK Motor Sport, Elgin; HR Green, Inc.; Huber Plumbing Partners; JC Health and Fitness; Leland American Legion Post 570; Midwest Dental, Sandwich; O’Neill Glass & Mirror, Inc.; South Moon BBQ; Squaw Grove Dental; The Trailer Guy; The Waters Dental Group; and Tri-County Kiwanis.
Registration is available at signmeup.com or by calling 815.748.8900 ext. 156064. Fees to participate are $20 for pre-registration, $25 event day registrants, or $15 for health system employees. Visit www.kishpthunger5k.org for more information.