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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.

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April Events

Through May 5, Art exhibit: North Central College features works from faculty and students in the art department through May 5 in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 420 E. School St. Call 630-637-5700 for gallery hours; visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for more details.

Through May 14, Art exhibit: North Central College presents the artwork of Lorraine Peltz in “The Decorative Impulse” through May 14 in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Using imagery culled from both personal history and the contemporary moment, Peltz’s paintings and works on paper examine the ideas of memory, place and identity. Call 630-637-5375 for gallery hours; visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details.

April 1, Music: North Central College presents America at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. A perennial classic-rock favorite, America topped the 1970’s Top 40 and FM rock radio with songs such as “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross The River,” “Tin Man, “Lonely People” and “Sister Golden Hair.” Tickets are $70, $60 and $50; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

April 2, Theatre: North Central College welcomes Theatreworks USA for two performances of the children’s production “Charlotte’s Web” at noon and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 Benton Ave. Based on E.B. White’s original story, the play depicts the loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Tickets are $12 and $6; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

April 3, Music: North Central College presents Allos Musica, an ensemble of clarinet, ethnic winds, accordion and percussion instruments from around the world. Performed at 7 p.m. Monday, April 3, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., the concert features contemporary classical, jazz and traditional music from the Middle East and Europe and North Central’s Chamber Singers. Admission is free; to learn more about Allos Musica visitallosmusica.org.

April 4, Author visit: Anderson’s Bookshops and North Central College copresent comedian and YouTube star Lilly Singh for a presentation and photo line event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. In her new book “How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life,” Singh uses stories from her own life to illustrate her message. For tickets visit lillysinghandersons.brownpapertickets.com; for more information call Anderson’s at630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

April 5, Victim services fair: The Naperville Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation will cohost a victim services information fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall lobby at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Designed to raise awareness about crime victims’ rights and services, the information fair is open to the public. Participating organizations include the Victim Service Units and Children Advocacy Centers of both DuPage and Will counties, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Adult Protective Services, Mutual Ground, Family Shelter Service, National Alliance for Mental Illness and others. For more information about the event, contact Naperville Police Social Worker Jamie Horner at 630-420-4165.

April 5, Music: North Central College’s Sounds of New Music presents the mixed chamber ensemble Picosa at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Featuring flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano, Picosa performs its signature symphonic sound with innovative programming, bringing the art of virtuosic chamber music to every concert experience. Tickets are $10/person and free to North Central students, faculty and staff; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

April 7, Transfer information session: North Central College will host an information session Friday, April 7, 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 visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit/transfer-campus-visit-opportunities.

April 7, Music: Chicago a cappella presents “A Night at the Opera” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For tickets and more information visit chicagoacappella.org.

April 7, Music: North Central College presents “An Evening with Jazz Saxophonist Mitch Paliga” at 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the College’s Madden Theatre in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. An active jazz performer, educator and composer, Paliga is a founding member of the Chicago Jazz Composers Collective and member of North Central’s jazz faculty. Other jazz faculty will perform with him. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

April 8, Comedy: North Central College welcomes Kathleen Madigan in her “Bothering Jesus Tour” at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Madigan has won the American Comedy Award and Phyllis Diller Award for Best Female Comedian and remains the only comedian in the history of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” to go unchallenged by any other comedian. Tickets are $40 and $30; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

April 9, Music: North Central Colleges welcomes Mandy Nousain Boothe at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in the College’s Madden Theatre in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. A North Central graduate, Boothe has captivated audiences in the Kansas City jazz and cabaret scenes with her fresh interpretations of everything from classical musical theater to vintage pop and the Great American Songbook. Tickets are $35 and $30; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

April 14, Visit day: High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend North Central College’s Visit Day on Friday, April 14, in the Wentz Concert Hall lobby at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The day begins with check-in at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at noon with lunch at Kaufman Dining Hall. Visitors can take a walking tour and attend informative sessions on financial aid, academic highlights and student life. An optional event for high-achieving students is set for 9 a.m. For more information and to register call 630-637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit/freshman-campus-visit-opportunities.

April 14, College closes at noon: In observance of Good Friday, North Central College offices and the fine arts box office will be closed at noon.

April 19, Panel: Hosted by North Central College’s student service club Cardinals in Action, a panel titled “CallToAction: Making Changes in a New Political Landscape” will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the College’s Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave. This roundtable discussion is free and open to the public and will be led by North Central alumna Meggie Zayas of Reclaiming Me, Megan Nakra, and Laura Zinger of the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. For more information email dljensen@noctrl.edu.

April 19, Speaker: North Central College hosts Shane Claiborne for its Lux Veritas Speaker Series at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the College’s Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St. An activist and best-selling author, Claiborne founded The Simple Way, a New Monastic community in Philadelphia, and heads up Red Letter Christians. His work has appeared in Esquire, SPIN, Christianity Today and The Wall Street Journal; he has been a guest on Fox News, CNN, Al Jazeera and NPR; and he has spoken at Harvard, Princeton and Notre Dame universities. Admission is free; for more information contact Rev. Eric Doolittle at eldoolittle@noctrl.edu.

April 20-23, Theatre: North Central College presents four performances of its production of “The Navigator” at 7:30 p.m. April 20-22 and at 2 p.m. April 23 in the theatre in Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Written by Eddie Antar and directed by Laura Lodewyck, North Central’s assistant professor of theatre, the story follows a man who begins to question what control he has over his life after his GPS system begins to instruct him about major life changes. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

April 22, Music: North Central College presents “The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute” concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The Emmy Award-winning group is the ultimate Beatles tribute with its note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics, such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day in The Life,” “Twist and Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun” and “Hey Jude.” Tickets are $45 and $35; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

April 23, Music: The Naperville Men’s Glee Club presents its annual Voices of Hope concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For tickets and more information visit napervillemensgleeclub.org.

April 25, Author talk: Anderson’s Bookshops and North Central College copresent bestselling author Kristin Hannah at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Author of “The Nightingale” and “Firefly Lane,” Hannah will give a presentation and sign copies of her paperback edition of “The Nightingale!” For tickets and more information call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

April 25, Music: North Central College presents the Concert Winds student ensemble for its Return From Tour Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

April 26, Conference: North Central College will host a student-led conference, titled Globalization Under Fire, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the College’s Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave. Part of the College’s globalization series, the free event will open with a talk by Associate Professor of Political Science William Muck followed by concurrent sessions, featuring international students and students at North Central enrolled in globalization courses. For more information contact the College’s Center for Global Education at 630-637-5132.

April 27, Author talk: Anderson’s Bookshops and North Central College copresent actress, style and media icon Kelly Osbourne for an author talk and book signing at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Her new book, “There Is No F*cking Secret!,” gives readers an intimate look at the stories and influences that have shaped Osbourne’s life. For tickets visit kellyosbourneandersons.brownpapertickets.com; for more information call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

April 27, Music: North Central College presents the Chamber Singers student ensemble for its “Metamorphosis” concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/seniors and students; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

April 27-28, Theatre: AlphaBet Soup Productions presents two performances of the children’s production “Robin Hood” at 10:30 a.m. April 27 and 28 in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. For tickets and more information visit absproductions.com.

April 29, Theatre: North Central College welcomes ArtsPower National Touring Theatre for two performances of the children’s production “The Monster Who Ate My Peas” at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The poignant tale portrays the courage of a young boy who confronts a clever monster and his own fears. Tickets are $12; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

April 29, Music: The Fox Valley Orchestra presents a concert featuring Czech and Russian masters at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For tickets and more information visit foxvalleyorchestra.org.

April 29, Ballet: North Central College presents the Russian National Ballet Theatre in its performance of “Giselle” at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. The ballet is the story of a peasant girl, who dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another. The company was founded in Moscow in the 1980s and consists of more than 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience. Tickets are $40, $30 and $25; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

April 30, Music: The Naperville Municipal Band presents its spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For tickets and more information visit napervilleband.org.

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).

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