5 things to do in DeKalb County: KSO concert, Halloween Yard Sale, Antique Farm Equipment and more

1. Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra welcomes back live audiences at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Northern Illinois University’s Music Building, 550 Lucinda Avenue in DeKalb.

The kickoff season for KSO begins with a “Belated Happy Birthday, Beethoven!” show Saturday. Health care workers can show their employee ID for one complimentary ticket. Masks must be worn at all times.

Advance tickets are available and encouraged. Day-of tickets go on sale 30 minutes before each concert. All seats are general admission. Individual ticket prices are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 62 and over, and a special discounted price of $7 students (with a valid school ID card), and $7 for children under 12. For season ticket information and to purchase tickets online, go to kishorchestra.org/ticket-info.

Tickets also may be purchased from the Egyptian Theatre Box Office in person, with cash, check or credit card, between 3 and 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, at 135 N. Second Street, DeKalb, or with a credit card by telephoning 815-768-1225.

2. Halloween Yard Sale Fundraiser hosted by Tails Humane Society from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 2270 Barber Green Road in DeKalb.

Find deals on fall decor, pet costumes, pet beds, pet toys or scratching posts and more at this event, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting animals at Tails Humane Society. Everyday pet essential also will be available for purchase at a discounted rate.

The event also will have an early bird special: For a $10 donation, early birds can enter the building at 8 a.m. to shop the deals first.

For information, go to facebook.com/events.

3. Antique Farm Equipment Show from 9:30 a.m. Saturday to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Jonamac Orchard, 19412 Shabbona Road in Malta

The community is invited to come explore the orchard and see the annual Farm Equipment show featuring working equipment from the past decades. All normal fall festivities also will be in full swing at the orchard, along with live music and food trucks. Admission is $6.

The orchard also will be open for Columbus Day on Monday, with food offerings from Nina’s Tacos and Maxwell St. Polish.

On Saturday, Lady Groove & The Get Downs will play from 1 to 4 p.m. Hicks BBQ and La Humita will be on hand with food to purchase. On Sunday, DeKalb High School’s Fiddle Group will perform from 10 to 11 a.m., and Old Town Tribune from noon to 4 p.m. Hicks BBQ and Veebos Pizza will offer food.

For information, go to facebook.com/events.

4. America’s Got Talent’s Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti performs at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in downtown DeKalb at 8 p.m. Friday

Since his run on the reality show, America’s Got Talent, Sal has been selling out venues all over the country. With his own magical touch to the songs of the Rat Pack era, Sal’s commanding stage presence, coupled with his comedic personality, continues to win over audiences of all ages.

For tickets, go to egyptiantheatre.showare.com.

5. Take a tour of the historic Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, to celebrate its 160th year Sunday

Sunday tours continue at the Glidden Homestead and Historical Center in DeKalb. Tour Joseph Glidden’s Home and Homestead, where barbed wire was invented. See a working blacksmith shop and visit the 1870s brick barn.

The 160th anniversary celebration of the Glidden Home will offer a fall festival Sunday, with tours from noon to 4 p.m.

For information, go to gliddenhomestead.org, email info@gliddenhomestead.org or call 815-756-7904.

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