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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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May Events

Through May 14, Art exhibit and reception: 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.Meet Peltz during a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 12; light refreshments will be served. 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.

May 4, Documentary and panel: North Central College presents a workshop, featuring former Egyptian Fulbright Scholar Maha Mourad for an opening talk, screening of the documentary “The Four Hijabs” and panel discussion. The free event begins at noon Thursday, May 4, in the College’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. For more information call 630-637-5132.

May 4-7, Theatre: North Central College presents “Improv: On Ice!,” an improvisational sketch comedy show directed by senior Alex Moerer, at 7:30 p.m. May 4-6 and at 2 p.m. May 6-7 in the College’s Madden Theatre at 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.

May 5, Music: The Youth Symphony of DuPage presents its spring concert at 8 p.m. Friday, May 5, 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 6, Climate change forum: North Central College and U.S. Rep. Bill Foster will cohost an open forum on the topic of climate change from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6, in the College’s Ratio Hall at the new Science Center, 131 S. Loomis St. Tom Skilling, chief meteorologist at WGN, is a featured speaker. The forum is free and open to the public but a ticket is required; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

May 6, Author visit: Anderson’s Bookshops and North Central College copresent actor Ian Harding, star of “Pretty Little Liars,” for a book-signing and photo line event at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. His new book is titled “Odd Birds”; for tickets visit ianhardingandersons.brownpapertickets.com. For more information call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

May 6, Music: The Naperville Chorus presents its Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For tickets and more information visit napervillechorus.org.

May 7-June 10, Art exhibit: North Central College will showcase artwork by senior students majoring in art, May 7 through June 10, in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 420 E. School St. Call 630-637-5700 for gallery hours and more information.

May 7, Music: North Central College presents its Women’s Chorale ensemble in a “Finale!” Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in Wentz Concert Hall at 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.

May 12-13, Auditions: North Central College will hold auditions for its July 28-30 and Aug. 4-6 Summer Musical Theatre performances of “Once Upon a Mattress,” a family-friendly musical by Mary Rodgers. Dance auditions will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, May 12, and vocal auditions at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, in the College’s Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center, 309 E. School St. Callbacks will be on May 14. For more information and to register visit northcentralcollege.edu/performing-arts.

May 12, Music: The Chicago Sinfonietta presents its “Rightness in the Rhythm” performance at 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $60, $48 and $10; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

May 12, Music: North Central College presents “Revenge of the Rhythm Section” at 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The show features two members of the College’s acclaimed jazz faculty: drummer Jack Mouse and bassist Kelly Sill. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

May 13, Music: North Central College presents rock band Gin Blossoms at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 13, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. The American band brings a distinct sound and hits like “Until I Fall Away,” “Hey Jealousy” and “Found Out About You.” Tickets are $65, $55 and $45; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

May 13, Music: The DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents its “Springtime Celebration” concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 13, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The season finale features the first place winner of the DSO Young Artists Auditions, plus Delius’ sumptuous “Florida Suite” and Copland’s “American Appalachian Spring.” Tickets range from $38 to $15; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

May 14, Music: The Naperville Youth Symphony presents a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 14, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information visit bethanylcs.org/naperville-youth-symphony-orchestra-nyso.

May 16, Speaker: North Central College welcomes Doug Sisterson, research meteorologist at Argonne National Laboratory, for a keynote address at the College’s annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research. Free and open to the public, his one-hour talk begins at 8:30 a.m. in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Sisterson is the Instrument Operations Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility.

May 17, Author talk: Anderson’s Bookshops and North Central College copresent The New York Times bestselling-author Rob Bell for a presentation and book signing event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, in North Central’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. This event is sold out. His new book is titled “What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything.” For more information call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

May 18-21, Theatre: North Central College presents William Shakespeare’s play “Troilus and Cressida” at 7:30 p.m. April 18-20 and at 2 p.m. May 21 in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Directed by theatre faculty Dave Peterson, the story is an epic tale of young love and heroism set during the mythic Trojan War. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

May 18, Music: North Central College presents the Cardinal Chorus and Chamber Strings student ensembles for their Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 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 seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

May 19, Cornerstone Day Picnic: North Central College invites the community to attend the free Cornerstone Day Celebration Picnic from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Jefferson Commons, located on the lawn east of Brainard Street at Jefferson Avenue. The free event will feature sample cuisine provided by Chartwells, the College’s food service provider, and Naperville restaurants. Entertainment will be provided by talented North Central College student performers. Cornerstone Day commemorates the College’s 1870 move to Naperville and the laying of the cornerstone for Old Main. For more information contact Mary Reynolds at mmreynolds@noctrl.edu.

May 19-28, Art exhibit: North Central College will present a collection of artwork by Little Friends, a nonprofit organization in Naperville that empowers clients with autism and other developmental disabilities to thrive. The free exhibit, titled “Everyone Is an Artist: The Art of Identity, Inclusion and Inspiration,” will be on display May 19 through 28 in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Meet the artists during a reception, 5:30-7 p.m., Sunday, May 21, in the gallery; refreshments will be served. For more information contact Nickole Lanham at 630-637-5375.

May 21, Music: North Central College presents two performances of “Girls Like Us” at 3 and 6 p.m. Sunday, May 21, in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The show will feature Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy Orland who combine voices to celebrate the ground-breaking music of Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell. Tickets are $35 and $30; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

May 22, Transfer information session: North Central College will host an information session Monday, May 22, 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.

May 23, Film: North Central College presents a free screening of the film “Homs’ Rain” with an introduction by Dr. Riad Ismat, a playwright, director and former minister of culture in Syria. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, in the College’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. The film traces the story of a family as they attempt to leave their city during the Syrian civil war. For more information call 630-637-5132.

May 23, Music: North Central College’s Concert Winds, Symphony Band and Instrumental Chamber Players perform their spring concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at 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.

May 24, Music: North Central College presents The Spring Great Evening of Jazz featuring student jazz ensembles at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at 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.

May 25, Music: North Central College’s Concert Choir mixed ensemble presents its annual Graduation Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, in Wentz Concert Hall at 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.

May 26, Music: North Central College presents Sonata Problem, a student-led a cappella ensemble, for its Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, May 26, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. This is a free event, for more information call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

May 29, College closed: In observance of Memorial Day, North Central College will be closed.

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.