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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 North Central College

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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February 2016 Events

Through March 17, Art exhibit: North Central College presents the artwork of Madai Taylor in a free exhibit through March 17 in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. Taylor’s paintings demonstrate the challenging use of spontaneity and address themes of disintegration and reproduction using organic materials and natural forms. Call 630-637-5543 for gallery hours; visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details.

Feb. 4, Theatre: AlphaBet Soup Productions presents “Hansel & Gretel Meet the Swamp Witch” at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. For more information visit absproductions.com.

Feb. 4, Music: Young Naperville Singers presents “Diva Night” at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information visit youngnapervillesingers.org.

Feb. 5-March 27, Art exhibit: North Central College showcases a free exhibit titled “Monika Wulfers LINES” by artist Monika Wulfers, a 1968 graduate of the College. The exhibit features linear configurations that form images, paintings and sculptures and is open to the public Feb. 5 through March 27 in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Wulfers will greet visitors at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5; complimentary refreshments will be served. Call 630-637-5375 for gallery hours; visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details.

Feb. 5, Music: North Central College presents “Revenge of the Rhythm Section,” featuring two members of the College’s acclaimed jazz faculty, drummer Jack Mouse and bassist Kelly Sill. The performance will be held at 8 p.m.Friday, Feb. 5, in North Central’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Feb. 6, Music: North Central College presents the 28th annual Gospel Extravaganza at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Headlining the concert is Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award-nominated singer Anita Wilson with other gospel artists and area choirs. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Feb. 6, Music: North Central College presents “Jim Brickman Live in Concert” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. An award-winning artist, Brickman is one of the most successful instrumental pop pianists of the last three decades. Tickets are $40 and $30; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Feb. 11-13, Theatre: North Central College presents “The Cherub’s Mask,” an original, student-directed play by junior Jack Morsovillo. The play examines the psychological and emotional effects of divorce on a family. Three performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11-13 in North Central’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth Street. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Feb. 12, Music: North Central College presents Explore the Sound, a concert featuring the College’s Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Chambers Singers and guest instrumental artists at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10/adults and $3/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Feb. 13, Theatre: Theatreworks USA presents “Aesop’s Fables,” a story of a young boy who finds himself in a world where Aesop’s famous fables come to life. Two performances, at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m., will be stagedSaturday, Feb. 13, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $12 and $6; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Feb. 13, Music: DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents “Global Connections,” featuring young cellist Jay Campbell at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets range from $37.50 to $14.50; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Feb. 14, International Festival: North Central College hosts its 20th annual International Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in the College’s Gregory Arena at Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St. All are invited to explore the diverse cultures from around the world and in our communities. Tickets are $6 at the door or $5 in advance. All proceeds benefit the International Scholarship fund to support international students coming to North Central College and North Central students who study abroad. For more information contact Rebecca Pugh at 630-637-5132 or [email protected].

Feb. 14, Music: North Central College presents “Ella Loves Gershwin” performed by jazz vocalist Tammy McCann. With a powerful, sultry and emotionally charged voice, McCann takes the stage at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in North Central’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $35 and $30; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Feb. 15, Visit Day: High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend North Central College’s Visit Day on Monday, Feb. 15, in the Wentz Concert Hall lobby at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Visitors can choose to attend a morning session with check-in at 9:30 a.m. or a later one at 11:45 a.m. Both sessions offer opportunities to take a walking tour and attend informative sessions on financial aid, academic highlights and student life, with optional tours of athletic and fine arts facilities. For more information and to register call 630-637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/admission/freshman-visit.

Feb. 18, Lecture: North Central College hosts a free lecture titled “Women as Powerful Consumers in Middle East and North Africa” by Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Maha Mourad from the American University in Cairo. She will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the College’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. For more information contact Rebecca Pugh at [email protected].

Feb. 19-21, 26-28, Theatre: Brightside Theatre presents “Not Now, Darling” at 8 p.m. Feb. 19-20 and 26-27 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 21 and 28 in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. For tickets and more information visit brightsidetheatre.com.

Feb. 20-21, 27-28, Theatre: Brightside Theatre presents “Legally Blonde Jr.” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 20 and 27 and at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 and 28 in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. For tickets and more information visit brightsidetheatre.com.

Feb. 20-21, Feed the Need: North Central College will host Feed the Need! Illinois, a coalition of Naperville area churches, congregations and civic organizations that are working together to sponsor the   fifth annual two-day Feed My Starving Children MobilePack. With a goal of 5,000 volunteers packing 1 million meals, volunteers can sign up for two-hour shifts between 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, and between noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, in North Central’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St. To learn more and to register visit feedtheneedillinois.org.

Feb. 20, Author talk: Anderson’s Bookshops and North Central College copresent Golden Globe winner and Academy Award-nominated actress Kate Hudson at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Her newest book is titled “Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body.” For tickets and more information about this author talk and book signing, call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

Feb. 24, Lecture: North Central College presents a free lecture titled “American Suburban” by Naperville native Bobby Fieseler at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Fieseler’s lecture is subtitled “How white privilege shaped the suburbs and then lost, creating new melting pots, in one American town.” For more information contact Judy Brodhead at [email protected].

Feb. 25, Transfer information session: North Central College will host an information session Thursday, Feb. 25, for transfer students. Visitors can learn about academic choices, transfer admission process, scholarships and financial aid. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St., and concludes with a walking tour of campus at 10:45 a.m. For more information or to register call 630-637-5800 or visitnorthcentralcollege.edu/admission/transfer.

Feb. 25-28, Theatre: North Central College seniors present “Little Shop of Horrors” by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, an iconic musical about an unfortunate florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. Four performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-27 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Feb. 27, Music: North Central College presents the Chicago Jazz Orchestra in “Duke Ellington’s First Concert of Sacred Music” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The orchestra will perform the complete work, featuring The Lakeside Singers and soloists Robert Sims and Tammy McCann. Tickets are $45 and $40; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

 

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).

Disclaimer – Times and venues are subject to change without notice. Contact the Box Office for up-to-the minute info.

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.