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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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March Events

Through March 23, Art exhibit: North Central College presents the artwork of Mary Bookwalter, Janice Meister and Carol Weber through March 23 in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. The artists showcase a mixed media collage of their collective work in “Studio Conversations.” Call 630-637-5700 for gallery hours; visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details.

Through March 26, Art exhibit: North Central College presents work by Angie Lister through March 26 in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Inspired by the interplay between the natural world and man-made objects, Lister’s work explores the dynamic relationship between shapes, forms and colors. Call 630-637-5375 for gallery hours; visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details.

March 1, Summer school registration: Applications for summer school at North Central College are now available online and in-person. The summer term begins Monday, June 12, with blended and on-campus courses offered daytime and evening. Applicants can choose either an 8-week session or two 4-week sessions. For more information visit northcentralcollege.edu/summer or call 630-637-5555 or email grad@noctrl.edu.

March 1, Documentary: North Central College presents the documentary film “Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. Directed by Sut Jhally and featuring author Jack Shaheen, this 2006 documentary traces the history of Hollywood’s depiction of negative stereotypes of Arab people, analyzes the images, and attempts to understand the filmmakers’ motivations. Admission is free; for more information call 630-637-5132.

March 3, Visit day: High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend North Central College’s Visit Day on Friday, March 3, 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 12:45 p.m. 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.

March 4, Music: North Central College hosts Chords for Kids, an annual concert for children with special needs and their families, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The College’s Concert Winds and Symphony Band will perform music that ranges from classical pieces to popular tunes. Admission is free, but tickets are required; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

March 5, Music: North Central College welcomes Laury Shelley in “The Music Never Ends: Laury Shelley Sings Michel LeGrand” at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 5, in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. She brings passion to jazz, pop, rock and soul on stages such as Carnegie Hall, New York’s Metropolitan Room and Chicago’s Jazz Showcase. Tickets are $35 and $30; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

March 9, Music: North Central College features its Symphony Band and Chamber Players in a winter concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 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.

March 10-11, NCAA track & field championships: North Central College will host the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships March 10-11 at the College’s Al B. Carius Track in the Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St. Some 500 student-athletes from colleges and universities nationwide will compete in track and field events, beginning at 10 a.m. each day. One- and two-day tickets are now on sale; visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. For more information call 630-637-5500.

March 10, Music: North Central College presents faculty jazz artist Brad Stirtz in “An Evening with Jazz Vibraphonist Brad Stirtz” at 8 p.m. Friday, March 10, in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. A vibraphonist whose musical career has spanned the globe, Stirtz has gained a reputation as an outstanding professional mallet percussionist, both on stage and in the studio. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

March 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, Theatre: BrightSide Theatre presents nine shows of the comedic production “Moon Over Buffalo” March 10-13, 17-19 and 24-26 in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. For tickets and more information visit brightsidetheatre.com.

March 11, Music: North Central College welcomes Los Lonely Boys at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The Texan rock ‘n’ roll trio of brothers debuted in 2003 with their No. 1 radio hit “Heaven,” selling millions of albums, winning a Grammy and garnering critical acclaim. Tickets are $65 and $55; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

March 13, Transfer information session: North Central College will host an information session Monday, March 13, 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/transfer-visit.

March 18, Theatre: Theatreworks USA presents two performances of the children’s production “Miss Nelson Is Missing” at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. The production recounts a class’ search for its teacher Miss Nelson after getting the strictest substitute of all: Miss Viola Swamp. Tickets are $12 and $6; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

March 18-19, Music: The DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents two performances of “Gershwin Greats,” an ode to the genius of American composer George Gershwin, at 8 p.m. March 18 and at 3 p.m. March 19 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Joined by the Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet and featuring pianist Fei-Fei Dong, the orchestra will play the scores of “An American in Paris” and “Rhapsody in Blue.” Tickets range from $38 to $15; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

March 21, Job fair for kids: The KidsMatter Student Job Fair will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in North Central College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St. The annual fair provides seasonal and summer job opportunities as well as mock interviews, résumé workshops, and internship experiences to prepare young students for the workforce. Endorsed by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, last year’s fair offered more than 1,850 jobs. For more information visit kidsmatter2us.org/student-job-fair.

March 22, Music: The Tenors Un Limited will perform “From Venice to Vegas” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center. Known as the rat pack of opera due to their charm, charisma, wit and style, Scott, Jem and Paul deliver a diverse set list, infused with fun and personality. Tickets are $35; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

March 23, Transfer information session: North Central College will host an information session Thursday, March 23, 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/transfer-visit.

March 25, Music: Chicago Sinfonietta presents “More Than a Letter,” a celebration of LGBTQ artists and classical music at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 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.

March 26, Music: North Central College presents Jo Dee Messina at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Messina has charted nine No. 1 singles, including “Heads Carolina, Tails California” and has two Grammy nominations. Tickets are $65 and $55; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

March 26-May 5, Art exhibit: North Central College features works from students in the art department, March 26 through May 5, in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 420 E. School St. Call 630-637-5700 for gallery hours; visitnorthcentralcollege.edu/show for more details.

March 27, Opening of Science Center: North Central College will host a soft opening of its new Science Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Monday, March 27, before the start of spring term classes. Members of the community are invited to attend the ceremony and tour the building between 8 to 10 a.m. The grand opening of the entire facility will take place October 20 during the College’s Homecoming celebration. For more information call 630-637-5200.

March 31-May 14, Art exhibit: North Central College presents the artwork of Lorraine Peltz, March 31 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.

March 31, Theatre: Red Horse Theatre Company in Naperville presents the Broadway production “Hairspray” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 31, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For tickets and more information visit redhorsetheatre.org.

March 31, TEDx talks: North Central College hosts its third annual TEDxNorthCentralCollege from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 31, in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. This TED-like event fosters learning, innovation and wonder, and brings together the community to spark conversation around ideas worth spreading. Focused on this year’s theme, “Come to Your Senses,” North Central College students, staff, alumni and friends will present their ideas. To learn more about this free event visit tedxnorthcentralcollege.com.

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.