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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 March Events 2015

Through April 2, Art exhibit: NCC presents a touring exhibit by trauma survivor Diana Bilovsky. Titled “PTSD Nation: Art and Poetry From Survivors of War, Gun Violence and Domestic Abuse,” the exhibit uses art to educate the extent that post-traumatic stress disorder affects an individual. This exhibit is free and open to the public through April 2 in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St.

Through April 6, Art exhibit: NCC showcases an exhibit titled “The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Traditions” by author Cheryl Jefferson and painters Charles Gniech and Richard Laurent through April 6 in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The free exhibit is an exploration of human rights and criminal traditions as seen through the eyes of fine artists.

March 1, Musical theatre: NCC presents “SHOUT! The Mod Musical” at 2PM Sun., March 1, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Directed by North Central seniors, “SHOUT!” is a musical time machine that brings audiences to the swinging England of the 1960s. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and seniors.

March 1, Music: NCC presents The Hot Sardines, a band with deep jazz roots and strong French influences. The concert begins at 6PM Sun., March 1, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $30 and $25.

March 2, Film: NCC will host the screening of “Schoolidarity,” a locally produced documentary about the 2012 Chicago Teacher’s Union strike. This free event takes place at 6:30PM Mon., March 2, in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. For more information contact Steve Macek at [email protected]

March 3, Lecture: NCC welcomes Douglas Tejeda, a photographer and sourcing coordinator for Novica, as guest lecturer at 7:30PM Tues., March 3, in the College’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. Novica is an online art marketplace for craftspeople and artists in the developing world. Tejeda will talk about conserving Guatemalan culture in photography and craft arts and the role of fair trade in indigenous cultures. For more info, call (630) 637-5132.

March 3, Faculty panel: NCC faculty will give short presentations on current political issues from 12:10 to 1:15PM Tues., March 3, in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. The four Topics In Politics (TIP) Talks range from the debate about legalization of pot to blasphemy and Charlie Hebdo in an era of globalization and more. For more info, contact William Muck at [email protected]

March 6, Visit Day: High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend NCC’s Visit Day on Fri., March 6. Registration begins at 9:30AM in the Wentz Concert Hall lobby, 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 information and to register call 630-637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit.

March 6, Music: NCC presents “An Evening with Jazz Vibraphonist Brad Stirtz” with supporting North Central jazz faculty artists at 8PM Fri., March 6, in the College’s Madden Theatre, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and seniors.

March 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, Theatre: BrightSide Theatre presents Neil Simon’s “Rumors” in NCC’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Nine shows will be staged at 8PM March 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and at 3PM March 8, 15 and 22. Tickets are $25/adults and $22/students and seniors; For more info, visit brightsidetheatre.com.

March 7-8, 14-15, Theatre: BrightSide Theatre presents Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” in NCC’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Performances take place at 11AM March 7 and 14, at 2PM March 7 and 14, and at 6PM March 8 and 15. Tickets are $12/adults and $10/students. For more info, visit brightsidetheatre.com.

March 7, Music: NCC invites the community to a free concert specially created for children with autism and other special needs titled “Chords for Kids: Concert for Children with Autism.” The concert begins at 7PM Sat., March 7, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The concert is free, but tickets are required.

March 7, Music: NCC presents Beatles cover band The Fab Four in a concert titled “The Ultimate Tribute” at 8PM Sat., March 7, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. The show offers precise attention to detail and note-for-note renditions of many of The Beatles classics, including “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Hey Jude.” Tickets are $40, $30 and $25.

March 8, Music: NCC presents Marianne Murphy Orland in concert at 6PM Sun., March 8, as she performs a tribute to legendary Karen Carpenter. The concert is held in the College’s Madden Theatre, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $35 and $30.

March 13, Music: NCC features its Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Chamber Singers and Cardinal Chorus in a Choral Gala Concert at 7PM Fri., March 13, Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago. A free will offering will be taken. For more information call (630) 637-5372.

March 14, Music: The DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents “Land of Lincoln,” a special program celebrating our country’s 16th president, at 8PM Sat., March 14, in NCC’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $35 and $30/adults, $31 and $26/seniors and $17 and $12/students.

March 14, Theatre: NCC presents the innovative Swiss theatrical troupe MUMMENSCHANZ in “The Musicians of Silence” that captivates audiences of all ages. The show begins at 8PM Sat., March 14, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $35, $25 and $20.

March 15, Theatre: Theatreworks USA presents “The Lightning Thief” based on the popular Percy Jackson book series by Rick Riordan. The play is offered at noon and 3PM Sun., March 15, in NCC’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $12/adults and $6/children under 12.

March 15, Music: The Youth Symphony of DuPage will perform at 4PM Sun., March 15, in NCC’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more info, visit jsdp.org.

March 21, Music: The Chicago Sinfonietta presents “Primal Instincts,” a concert featuring Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato, at 8PM Sat., March 21, in NCC’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $58 and $46 and $10/students and children.

March 23, College fair: NCC hosts the Illinois Regional College Fair from 6:30 to 8:30PM Mon., March 23, in the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St. This free event features more than 200 nationwide colleges and universities and the armed forces and is open to local high school juniors and sophomores and their families. For more info, call 630-637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/admission/illinois-regional-fair.

March 25, Kids Matter Job Fair: NCC will host the KidsMatter Student Job Fair for local high school and college students from 5 to 7:30PM Wed., March 25, at the College’s Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St. Admission is free. KidsMatter offers students, ages 16 to 23, the chance to speak with business owners and representatives, learn skills like résumé building and apply for positions. For more information visit kidsmatter2us.org.

March 26-29, Theatre: NCC presents “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” by Steve Martin at 7:30PM March 26-28 and at 2PM March 29 in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Presented by Organic Theater Company, this play is set in 1904 and tells the story of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso who meet at a Parisian bar called the Lapin Agile. Tickets are $30/adults, $20/students and seniors.

March 27, Culinary show: NCC welcomes Chef Robert Irvine in his new show “Robert Irvine Live” at 8PM Fri., March 27, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. The seasoned, celebrated, no-nonsense chef takes his signature culinary sensibilities to a whole new level with numerous opportunities for audience participation as Irvine faces new and unique culinary challenges. Tickets are $50, $40 and $35.

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.