Top 5 things to do this weekend, March 1-3, 2019
‘The Vagina Monologues’ at the YWCA
STERLING – “The Vagina Monologues” will be performed by local YW employees and others at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 412 First Ave. in Sterling.
The show, organized by Jennifer Cantwell, child and family specialist in the agency’s Dixon office, will last about 90 minutes, and contains adult language and themes. Tickets cost $15 in advance at the Sterling location, at 98 S. Galena Ave. in Dixon, online at and at the door.
Proceeds benefit the YWCA. Call 815-625-0333 for find YWCA of the Sauk Valley on Facebook for tickets or more information.
Bang the Japanese drums
STERLING — The five-member Japanese taiko drumming group Ondekoza will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Sterling High School’s Centennial Auditorium, 1608 Fourth St.
Tickets cost $10 and are available at centennialauditorium.org, or at the Centennial Auditorium box office, which is open from 3 to 6 p.m. today and Friday.
The performance is the fourth and final musical group to visit the Sauk Valley as part of the 2017-19 cycle of Arts Midwest World Fest, sponsored locally by the Woodlawn Arts Academy.
Comet-y Night at Newman
STERLING – Newman Central Catholic High School is hosting a Comet-y Night Saturday at the school, 1101 W. 23rd St.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with wine-, spirits- and beer-tasting tables. Hors’ d’oeurves, provided by Smoked on Third, will be served at 6, and nationally known comedian Brett Erickson will perform at 8.
Musicians Bobbie White and Friends will perform before and after the show, games of chance will be played throughout the night, and a full bar will be available.
Tickets cost $50, which includes food, entertainment and two drink tickets, at the Friday and at the door.
Contact Tim Nelson at 815-625-0500, ext. 102 or email@example.com for more information.
Polo Farm Toy Show
POLO – The 34th annual Polo Farm Toy Show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Polo High School, 100 Union Ave.
The Polo Lions Club event will feature nearly 100 dealer tables and a 50-50 drawing. Polo Boosters will sell food.
Admission is $3 for those 12 and older. Call Irene Short, 815-946-3730, for more information.
Fun for pennies
OREGON – The University of Illinois Extension, Ogle County’s annual 4-H Penny Carnival, themed “The Greatest Show on Earth,” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at th Oregon Coliseum, 124 N. Fourth St.
Kids can play club-created games for 25 cents a game, or 50 games for $10, and prizes will be awarded, win or lose.
Call 815-732-2191 for more information.