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Upcoming events featured below are among many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public.

Pfeiffer Hall
Pfeiffer Hall at NCC

For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

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North Central College December Events 2014

Through Dec. 7, Art exhibit: NCC showcases artwork by Kate Pszotka in “Dual ׀ Duel,” a free, ceramic-based, mixed media sculpture exhibit through Dec. 7 in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Call 630-637-5375 for gallery hours; visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details.

Through Dec. 11, Art exhibit: NCC presents an art exhibit titled “Another Light” by Darlene Poloniak and Jan Wessels through Dec. 11 in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. The free exhibit uses infrared light to portray the power and richness of the inner life.

Dec. 3-4, Music: OneWay Ministries presents its annual Christmas and benefit concert “Shine” at 7PM on Dec. 3-4 in NCC’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $12/person; call 630-884-8304.

Dec. 4-5, Holiday market: The Naperville Garden Club will feature its annual Cup of Cheer Holiday Market from 9AM to 3PM Thurs., Dec. 4, and from 10AM to 6PM Fri., Dec. 5, in NCC’s Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center, 309 E. School St. For tickets visit napervillegardenclub.org/cupofcheer.html.

Dec. 5, Transfer information session: NCC will host an information session Fri., Dec. 5, for transfer students. Visitors can learn about academic choices, transfer admission process, scholarships and financial aid. Registration begins at 9:45AM in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St., and concludes with a walking tour of campus at 11AM. For more info or to register call 630-637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/transfer.

Dec. 5-7, Ballet: Naperville’s DanceWest Ballet presents four performances of “The Nutcracker” at 7PM Dec. 5, at 1 and 5PM Dec. 6 and at 1PM Dec. 7 in NCC’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. This holiday performance features guest artists from international and national ballet companies and members of DanceWest Ballet Company. For tickets call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Dec. 5, Music: NCC presents Jars of Clay in concert at 8PM Fri., Dec. 5, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The Grammy and Dove Award-winning band shares music from its newest release “20,” celebrating 20 years of music. Tickets are $40 and $30.

Dec. 5-7, 12-14, Theatre: Naperville’s BrightSide Theatre presents “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at 8PM Dec. 5-6 and 12-13 and at 3PM Dec. 6-7 and 13-14 in NCC’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $25/adults and $22/students and seniors.

Dec. 6, Music: The Naperville Chorus presents “Christmas in Song and Brass,” featuring Daniel Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata” and John Rutter’s “Gloria” at 8PM Sat., Dec. 6, in NCC’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave.

Dec. 7, Music: The Naperville Municipal Band will perform its Christmas Concert at 3PM Sun., Dec. 7, in NCC’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For tickets call 630-778-9994.

Dec. 10, Author talk: Anderson’s Bookshops and NCC  copresent singer-songwriter and teen pop sensation Austin Mahone in an author talk and book signing at 7PM Wed., Dec. 10, in NCC’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Mahone’s new book is titled “Austin Mahone: Just How It Happened: My Official Story.” For tickets and more information call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

Dec. 12, Music: NCC College presents “Jazz Faculty Christmas Concert” with its internationally acclaimed jazz faculty in concert at 8PM Fri., Dec. 12, in the College’s Madden Theatre, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $25/adults and $20/students and seniors.

Dec. 12-Feb. 1, Art exhibit: NCC showcases a unique exhibit of couture dresses fashioned from the pages of romance novels by Carrie Anne Schumacher in “Build Her a Myth.” The free exhibit is available Dec. 12-Feb. 1 in the College’s Schoenherr, 171 E. Chicago Ave.

Dec. 13, Music: The Youth Symphony of DuPage presents its Winter Concert at 4PM Sat., Dec. 13, in NCC’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information visit ysdp.org.

Dec. 13, Music: NCC welcomes Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in a concert titled “Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Christmas” at 8PM Sat., Dec. 13, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. One of the most popular swing bands on the road today, the band brings its high energy and spirit to North Central with a Christmas twist. Tickets are $50, $45 and $40.

Dec. 14, Music: The DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents a family-friendly, heartwarming concert titled “Christmas ‘Round the World” at 2 and 4PM Sun., Dec. 14, in NCC’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $18 and $15/adults, $15 and $12/seniors and $11 and $8/students.

Dec. 14, Theatre: NCC presents Theatreworks USA’s “A Christmas Carol” at noon and 3PM Sun., Dec. 14, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. In this musical interpretation of the Charles Dickens classic, Scrooge is visited by a succession of spirits and learns he must reconsider his outlook on life. Tickets are $12/adults and $6/children under 12.

Dec. 14-Feb. 5, Art exhibit: NCC presents artwork by Matthew Litteken in “And, And & And,” an exhibit that incorporates iconography and motifs from U.S. currency and explores the notion of consumerism through the exploitation of money and value. This free exhibit is free and open to the public Dec. 14-Feb. 5 in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St.

Dec. 18-21, Theatre: The Organic Theater Company presents “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,” a story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s business partner Jacob Marley in a story of his own. The play begins at 7:30PM Dec. 18-20 and at 2PM Dec. 20-21 in NCC’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $30/adults, $20/students and seniors.

Dec. 20, Music: The Lakeside Singers perform at 8PM Sat., Dec. 20, in NCC’s Wentz Concert, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For tickets visit lakesidesingers.com.

Dec. 20-21, Music: NCC  presents two shows of “Home For Christmas-The Symphony Tour” with the Irish music sensation Celtic Woman performing beloved Christmas songs in a unique and festively traditional symphonic setting. The concerts take place at 8PM Sat., Dec. 20, and at 3PM Sun., Dec. 21, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $95, $85 and $75.

Dec. 22-26, College closed: NCC will be closed Dec. 22-26 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

These upcoming events are among many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at (630) 637-SHOW (7469).

Think dinner and the show! Dine around Naperville and enjoy live entertainment at North Central College.