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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.

North Central College October Events 2014

Oct. 2, Music: Five-time Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Fame inductee Robert Cray brings his band, The Robert Cray Band, to Naperville. The concert begins at 8PM Thursday, Oct. 2, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $50 and $45.

Oct. 3, Transfer information session: North Central College will host an information session Friday, Oct. 3, 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 information or to register call 630-637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/transfer.

Oct. 3, Local high school football: North Central College hosts the annual Wes Spencer Crosstown Classic football game between Naperville Central and Naperville North high schools of Naperville Community Unit School District 203. Kickoff is at 7:30PM Friday, Oct. 3, in Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St. For ticket information contact the high schools.

Oct. 3-Dec. 7, Art exhibit: North Central College showcases artwork by Kate Pszotka in a free, ceramic-based, mixed media sculpture exhibit Oct. 3-Dec. 7 in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Call 630-637-5375 for gallery hours; visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details.

Oct. 4, Cardinal football: The North Central College Cardinals will play their first conference football game of the season vs. Millikin University at 6PM  Saturday, Oct. 4, at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St. Tickets are $6/adults and free to students with a valid ID and to children ages 3 and under. For more information visit northcentralcardinals.com/football.

Oct. 7, Faculty panel: North Central College presents a panel discussion featuring various faculty members who will discuss the effects of globalization on their academic disciplines. The panel begins at 7:30PM Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the College’s Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave. For more information about this free event call 630-637-5132.

Oct. 8, Author talk: Anderson’s Bookshops and North Central College copresent B.J. Novak of “The Office” in an author talk and book signing at 7PM Wednesday, Oct. 8, in North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Novak’s new book is titled “The Book With No Pictures.” For tickets and more information call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

Oct. 10, Author talk: Anderson’s Bookshops and North Central College copresent James Frey in a discussion of his new book, “Endgame: The Calling,” at 7PM Friday, Oct. 10, in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. For tickets and more information call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

Oct. 10, Music: North Central College presents “An Evening with Jazz Trombonist Joel Adams” with supporting North Central jazz faculty artists at 8PM Friday, Oct. 10, in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and seniors.

Oct. 11, Music: The DuPage Symphony Orchestra opens its 2014-2015 season in a concert featuring Concert Artists Guild Winner pianist Ko-Eun Yi in a concert titled “The Cradle of Civilization” at 8PM Saturday, Oct. 11, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $35 and $30/adults, $31 and $26 seniors, and $17 and $12/students; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Oct. 13, Visit Day: High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend North Central College’s Visit Day on Monday, Oct. 13. Registration begins at 9:30AM in the Wentz Concert Hall lobby at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., and concludes with lunch at 12:30PM. High-achieving students are invited to an optional session at 9 a.m. Visitors can take a walking tour and attend informative sessions on financial aid, academic highlights and student life. For more information and to register call 630-637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit.

Oct. 14, Author talk: Anderson’s Bookshops and North Central College copresent Eben Alexander in an author talk and book signing at 7PM Tuesday, Oct. 14, in North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Alexander’s new book is titled “Proof of Heaven.” For tickets and more information call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

Oct. 15-16, 18-19, Theatre: North Central College presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” guest directed by Kathryn Walsh at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 16 and 18 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and seniors.

Oct. 16, Music: North Central College presents in concert the Best of Jethro Tull with Ian Anderson plus his new album “Homo Erracticus” at 8PM Thursday, Oct. 16, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $95, $85 and $75.

Oct. 17, Local high school football: North Central College hosts the annual Prairie Classic crosstown football matchup between Neuqua Valley and Waubonsie Valley high schools of Indian Prairie School District 204. Kickoff is at 7:30PM Friday, Oct. 17, in the College’s Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St. For ticket information contact the high schools.

Oct. 17, Music: North Central College’s annual Homecoming Kickoff Concert opens the concert season for the College’s Cardinal Chorus, Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorale, Concert Choir, Concert Winds and Jazz Combo I. The free concert will be held at 8PM Friday, Oct. 17, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are required; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Oct. 18, Cardinal football: The North Central College Cardinals will play their Homecoming conference football game vs. Carthage College at 2PM Saturday, Oct. 18, at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St. Tickets are $6/adults and free to students with a valid ID and to children ages 3 and under. For more information visit northcentralcardinals.com/football.

Oct. 20-26, Free speech exhibit: Faculty and students in North Central College’s speech communication department will host a weeklong display, Oct. 20-26, to celebrate National Freedom of Speech Week. The community is invited to visit the free exhibit and view, read and listen to various items on display in the Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. For more information call John Stanley at 630-637-5371.

Oct. 27-Dec. 11, Art exhibit: North Central College presents an art exhibit titled “Another Light” by Darlene Poloniak and Jan Wessels. The exhibit uses infrared light to portray the power and richness of the inner life. “Another Light” is free and open to the public Oct. 27-Dec. 11 in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. Call 630-637-5543 for gallery hours. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details.

Oct. 28, Author talk: Anderson’s Bookshops and North Central College copresent Jodi Picoult in an author talk and book signing at 7PM Tuesday, Oct. 28, in North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Picoult’s new book is titled “Leaving Time.” For tickets and more information call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

Oct. 30, Author talk: Anderson’s Bookshops and North Central College copresent Herbie Hancock in an author talk and book signing at 7PM Thursday, Oct. 30, in North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Hancock’s new book is titled “Herbie Hancock: Possibilities.” For tickets and more information call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

Oct. 30-Nov. 1, Theatre: North Central College presents a student directed show, “Cynics,” at 7:30PM Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1 in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Written and directed by student Emma Smith, the dark comedy explores the role of depression in a college student’s life. 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.