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ARTigras 2017 Other Events

Variety Show

Egyptian Theatre
135 N. Second Street, DeKalb
8-10 p.m.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and entertainment before the show. 

Admission is FREE and open to the public courtesy of Northern Illinois University, the City of DeKalb and through the generosity of First National Bank of DeKalb.

Questions may be directed to Miranda Cordes of Dance Dimensions who will produce the show. Send an email to or call 815-756-8277.

Come Be The Performance

Calling all singers, musicians, dancers, magicians, actors, jugglers and more! We are celebrating our DeKalb and NIU communities by asking all of you that want to show off your great performance skills to sign up for our first ever ARTigras Variety Show! This is your chance to perform on the historic stage of the Egyptian Theatre.

Audience members will judge the top performance for a grand prize of $500! Additional prizes are also awarded. 

Sign up to participate today!

Costume Contest

It’s ARTigras so celebrate by dressing in your favorite costume when you attend the Variety Show! There will be prizes for the best and most interesting costumes from the Village Commons Bookstore.

For more information and updates about ARTisgras visit our Facebook page.

Contact Us

Ellen Andersen
Director of Special Events
President’s Office
Northern Illinois University