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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).

For the schedule of Cardinals sports events, visit northcentralcardinals.com.

March 29, Comedy: Bill Cosby presents two sold-out performances at 2PM and 8PM Sat., March 29, in NCC’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are no longer available.

Through April 6, Art exhibit: Photography by North Central College students are presented in “Capture Photo Club Student Exhibition” through April 6 in the Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. Call (630) 637-5375 for gallery hours; visit northcentralcollege.edu/showfor details.

Through April 20, Art exhibit: Artist Lindsay Olson’s exhibit “Tools of the Trade: A Resident’s View of Law Enforcement” is presented through April 20 in Schoenherr Gallery, 171 E. Chicago Ave.

April 4, Music: NCC presents “An Evening with Jazz Vocalist Janice Borla” with supporting North Central jazz faculty artists at 8PM Fri., April 4, in the Madden Theatre, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $20/adults, $15/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

April 4-May 4, Art exhibit: NCC senior Ian Wright presents his exhibit “Kynjamyndir” April 4 through May 4 at Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. His collection of charcoal on wood captures his experience of traveling and researching in Iceland.

April 6, Music: The Andrews Sisters musical revue called Star Spangled Sisters will perform music from the big band and swing era at 2PM Sun., April 6, in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave.

April 6, Theatre: Theatreworks USA presents Dr. Seuss’ best-loved stories in “Seussical” at noon and 3PM Sun., April 6, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $12/adults and $6/children under age 12.

April 7, Graduate Open House: NCC will host a graduate Open House on Mon., April 7, for students interested in learning about the College’s seven graduate degree programs. Registration begins at 5:30PM in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St., with an optional campus tour at 5PM. For more info or to register contact (630) 637-5840 or [email protected] or visit northcentralcollege.edu/rsvp.

April 10-May 4, Art exhibit: NCC students Chris Badowski, Ian Hilton and Drew French present a collection of their drawings, sculpture and photography in “Channels of Perception” April 10 through May 4 in the Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. Meet the artists during a reception from 7 to 9PM Mon., April 21..

April 10, Music: NCC’s Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Chamber Singers and Cardinal Chorus will present a special choral concert at 7PM Thurs., April 10, in Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St. at Michigan Ave. Admission is free but a free will offering will be taken. For more info contact Ramona Wis at [email protected].

April 11, Visit Day: High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend NCC’s Visit Day on Fri., April 11. Registration begins at 9:30AM in the Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., and concludes with lunch at 12:30PM. High-achieving students are invited to an optional session at 9AM. Visitors can take a walking tour and attend informative sessions on financial aid, academic highlights and student life. For more info and to register call 630-637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit.

April 11-12, Comedy: The Hundred Club of DuPage County is hosting a benefit, “An Evening of Laughter & Memories of Sinatra” featuring renowned comedian Tom Dreesen at 8PM April 11 and 12 in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets for the two-night event are $100, $75 and $50. For more information visit hundredclubofdupage.org.

April 12, Theatre: NCC presents legendary entertainer Ben Vereen in “Steppin’ Out Live with Ben Vereen” at 8PM Sat., April 12, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $45, $35 and $30.

April 13, Chinese festival: NCC and Xilin Art Academy cohost the ninth annual Xilin Lantern Festival at 6:30PM Sun., April 13, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. The festival celebrates Chinese culture and history with ethnic dance choreography, brilliant costumes, music and martial arts. For more info, visit xilin.org.

April 18, College closes at noon: In observance of Good Friday, College offices and the fine arts box office will be closed at noon.

April 23, Lecture: NCC welcomes author Elliott Gorn to speak about “The Ghost of Emmett Till” at 7PM Wed., April 23, in Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Gorn is the Joseph Gagliano Professor of American Urban History at Loyola University Chicago. For more info about this free event contact Ann Durkin Keating at [email protected].

April 24, Musical: NCC hosts “Calculus: The Musical,” a comic review of the concepts and history of calculus, at 7PM Wed., April 24, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Recommended for high school students and up, the event is free. However, groups of 10 or more need to contact Judy Brodhead in advance; email [email protected] or call (630) 637-5276.

April 24, Benefit concert: Naperville-based KidsMatter will hold its annual benefit concert at 7:30PM Thursday, April 24, at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The concert will feature music, dance and stage talents of area youth. For more info, visit kidsmatter2us.org.

April 24-27, Theatre: NCC presents the play “4.48 Psychosis” at 7:30PM April 24-26 and at 2PM April 27 in Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. The play deals with one woman’s struggle with severe clinical depression and contains strong language and mature content; no one under age 16 will be admitted. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and seniors.

April 25-26, Relay for Life: NCC invites members of the community to join its 11th annual Relay for Life to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The event begins at 6PM Fri., April 25, and ends at 5:30AM Sat., April 26, in the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St., Naperville. For more info and to register, visit relayforlife.org and type North Central College in the search box.

April 25-June 22, Art exhibit: NCC and the Arient Family present “The Awakenings Project” April 25 through June 22 in Schoenherr Gallery, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The free exhibit is a collection of artwork by local artists who have a psychiatric malady.

April 26, Piano Academy recitals: NCC’s Piano Academy features performances by 30 students on Sat., April 26, in the Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St. Free and open to the public, the recitals are at 11:30AM, 1 and 2:30PM. For more info, contact [email protected].

April 26, Transfer Visit Day: NCC will host a Visit Day Sat., April 26, for transfer students. Visitors can learn about academic choices, transfer admission process, transfer scholarships and financial aid, and tour the campus. Registration begins at 9AM in the Wentz Concert Hall lobby, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The program starts at 10AM and concludes with lunch at 12:15PM. For more info or to register, call (630) 637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/transfer.

April 26, Theatre: Theatreworks USA presents “Henry and Mudge” based on the best-selling children’s book series at 10AM and 1PM Sat., April 26, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $12/adults and $6/children under age 12.

April 26, Music: The Dave Mason Band presents “Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam” at 8PM Sat., April 26, in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $45 and $35.

April 27, Music: The Naperville Municipal Band presents its spring concert at 3PM Sun., April 27, in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Admission is free.

April 28, Graduate information session: NCC will host a graduate information session Mon., April 28, for students interested in learning about the College’s Master of Science degree programs in Management Information Systems and Web and Internet Applications. Registration begins at 5:30PM in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St., with an optional campus tour at 5PM. For more info or to register, contact (630) 637-5840 or [email protected] or visit northcentralcollege.edu/rsvp.

April 29, Music: NCC presents the Chamber Singers “Metamorphosis” concert at 7:30PM Tues., April 29, in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and seniors.

April 30, Music: NCC presents the Concert Winds ensemble in its Return from Tour Concert at 8PM Wed., April 30, in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and seniors.

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.