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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.

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 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.

Through May 4, Art exhibit: North Central College senior Ian Wright presents his exhibit “Kynjamyndir” through May 4 at the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. His collection of charcoal on wood captures his experience of traveling and researching in Iceland. Call 630-637-5375 for gallery hours; visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details. 

Through May 4, Art exhibit: North Central College students Christine Badowski-Koenig, Ian Hilton and Drew French present a collection of their drawings, sculpture and photography in “Channels of Perception” through May 4 in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. Call 630-637-5375 for gallery hours; visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details. 

Through June 22, Art exhibit: North Central College and the Arient Family present “The Awakenings Project” through June 22 in North Central College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The free exhibit is a collection of artwork by local artists who have a psychiatric illness. Call 630-637-5375 for gallery hours; visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details.

Early May 2014 is chock full of special performances & auditions* 

*May 2-3, Auditions: Dance auditions for North Central College’s community musical theatre productions of “Evita” and “Bye, Bye Birdie” will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, May 2, in the College’s Heininger Auditorium at Larrance Academic Center, 309 E. School St. Vocal auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3. Callbacks are set for Sunday, May 4. For more information visit northcentralcollege.edu/community-and-visitors/2014-summer-musical-audition-information.

*May 2, Dance: The Moscow Festival Ballet presents the romantic storybook ballet “Cinderella” at 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $35, $25 and $20; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

May 3, Intersection Day of service: North Central College invites members of the community to participate in Intersection, a day of service, from 7:45 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 3. Volunteers can choose from 18 local projects and meet either in Naperville at Wentz Concert Hall or in Plainfield at Grace Pointe Church. Cost to participate is $5/person and capped at $20 per family, and includes breakfast and lunch. To learn more and to register visit 2014intersection.eventbrite.com. 

*May 3, Music: The DuPage Symphony Orchestra performs “Diamond Treasures” at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The orchestra features the winner of its Young Artists Auditions for high school musicians. 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.

*May 4, Music: The Young Naperville Singers presents their spring concert Sunday, May 4, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Three performances take place at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. For more information visit youngnapervillesingers.org.

*May 6, Author talk: North Central College welcomes New York Times bestselling author and radio host Garrison Keillor for an author talk and signing of his newest book, “The Keillor Reader.” The event begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are required; call Anderson’s Bookshops at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

May 7, Graduate information session: North Central College will host a graduate information session Wednesday, May 7, for students interested in learning about the College’s M.B.A. and master of international business administration programs. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St., with an optional campus tour at 5 p.m. and optional class visit at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to register contact 630-637-5840 or [email protected] or visit northcentralcollege.edu/rsvp.

May 8-11, Theatre: North Central College presents “Iphigenia and Other Daughters” by American playwright Ellen McLaughlin at 7:30 p.m. May 8-10 and at 2 p.m. May 11 in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. This play contains strong language. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

May 9-June 15, Art exhibit: North Central College’s Senior Art Show will feature works by graduating art majors from May 9 through June 15 in two venues, the College’s Meiley-Swallow Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., and Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. Call 630-637-5375 for gallery hours; visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details. 

May 9, Music: The Youth Symphony of DuPage presents its spring concert at 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For tickets and more information visit ysdp.org. 

*May 10, Auditions: Auditions for North Central College’s Summer Light Opera productions of “Trial by Jury” and “The Sorcerer” by Gilbert & Sullivan will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in the College’s Heininger Auditorium at Larrance Academic Center, 309 E. School St. Callbacks are set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13. For more information visit northcentralcollege.edu/community-and-visitors/2014-summer-musical-audition-information.

*May 10, Music: North Central College presents the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra under the musical direction of Edo de Waart at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $60 and $50; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

May 11, Music: Chicago Sinfonietta performs “Identities” with guest appearances by Maxwell Street Klezmer Band and Su Chang at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 11, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $54, $42 and $10/children and students; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

May 13, Speaker: North Central College welcomes noted mathematician Satyan Devadoss, Ph.D., as keynote speaker for its annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research. Free and open to the public, his talk is titled “The Shape of Nature: Bees, Trees, Origami” and begins at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave.

May 16, Cornerstone Day / Community Picnic: North Central College welcomes members of the community to its annual Cornerstone Day Picnic from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the College’s Bambule Riverwalk Gateway between Fredenhagen Park and the north end of Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. The free event features sample cuisine provided by many of Naperville’s fine restaurants with entertainment by North Central students. For more information contact Mary Reynolds at [email protected].

May 17, Music: North Central College welcomes alternative rock band Yellowcard with opening act Mighty Fox at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $25; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. No one under age 18 will be admitted.

May 17, Music: The Naperville Chorus presents its spring concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The ensemble will perform George Frideric Handel’s sacred oratorio “Israel in Egypt.” Tickets are $20/adults and $15/senior citizens and students; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

May 18, Music: The North Central College Women’s Chorale presents its 20th Anniversary Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

May 21, Music: North Central College’s student jazz ensembles present the Spring “Great Evening of Jazz” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

May 22, Music: North Central College’s Concert Choir Graduation Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix 

May 22-24, Theatre: North Central College presents the student-directed play “Erlkonig” at 7:30 p.m. May 22-24 in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. This play contains strong language. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix

May 23, Music: North Central presents “An Evening with Jazz Vibraphonist Brad Stirtz” with supporting North Central jazz faculty artists at 8 p.m. Friday, May 23, in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and senior citizens; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

May 26, College closed: North Central College will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day.

May 30, Music: North Central College presents Opera Workshop with solos, ensembles and choruses at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

May 31, Music: The North Central College Concert Winds will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 31, in North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix

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.