1. 60th Annual Sycamore Pumpkin Festival returns after 2020 hiatus with “Old-Fashioned Pumpkins” theme downtown
It’s Sycamore’s biggest bash of the year, and this year it falls right on Halloween, with a parade culminating the festival set for Sunday. The kickoff was Wednesday, with a giant cake cutting, and the days to follow will include a pumpkin display contest, a carnival, face painting, a pie-eating contest, plentiful craft shows and more.
For a full list of events, go to sycamorepumpkinfestival.com/Events.html
2. Trick-or-treating on Halloween, Sunday throughout DeKalb County
For a full list of trick-or-treat hours throughout DeKalb County, specific to town, city or village, go to shawlocal.com/daily-chronicle/.
3. “Faces of Belonging” display opens at Northern Illinois University’s School of Art and Design
“Faces of Belonging,” a group exhibition of photographs by Amy Fleming, Edwin Perez-Hernandez, Jacob Rivera, Emma Vitallo and Maeve Wallace, has opened at Northern Illinois University’s School of Art and Design.
The exhibition is curated by Jessica Labatte, associate professor of art at NIU.
The photographs will be on display in the Annette and Jerry Johns Gallery on the second floor of Jack Arends Hall through Nov. 2. The gallery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“Faces of Belonging” is a photographic project that promotes “belonging” amongst individuals who live, work and study in DeKalb. The community is inhabited by diverse individuals, each contributing their own unique perspectives and varied life experiences to DeKalb. The project honors the faces and voices of community members who work to create a sense of belonging.
4. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. at 8 p.m. Friday in DeKalb
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show, features the live shadow cast of Irrational Masters in an outrageous assemblage of the most stereotyped science fiction movies, Marvel comics, Frankie Avalon/Annette Funicello outings and rock ‘n’ roll of every vintage. Rated R.
For information, go to egyptiantheatre.org.
5. Howl-O-Ween at Jonamac Orchard, 19412 Shabbona Road in Malta from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
This weekend only, Saturday and Sunday, bring your dog to Jonamac and enjoy taking your four-legged friend through the corn maze with you. All of the normal fall festivities will be in full swing, along with live music and food trucks. Admission is $6.
For information, go to jonamacorchard.com.
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