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.
For the schedule of Cardinal sporting events, visit northcentralcardinals.com.
Through Nov. 22, Art exhibit: NCC will showcase a collection of work by Carol Brookes through Nov. 22 in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Her wall sculptures with mixed media materials create a strong architectural presence. For more info contact Nickole Lanham at (630) 637-5375.
Through Jan. 3, Art Exhibit: NCC presents artwork by Ramon Nayar, who uses a combination of creative writing, photography and film to unlock storytelling in new ways. Nayar’s work is on display through Jan. 3 in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 420 E. School St.
Nov. 1, Lecture: NCC’s Center for Global Education will host a free talk, titled “Building a Circular Economy: Reducing Landfills, Sharing Profits,” as part of its Sustaining the Globe Series. Jonathan Pereira, executive director of The Plant of Chicago, will speak at 7PM Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the College’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. He will explain how a collaborative community of small food businesses in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood is designed to be a net-zero, closed-loop system. For more information call (630) 637-5132.
Nov. 1, Lecture: NCC’s communication program will host a free lecture by Rutgers University professor and critical communication scholar Chenjerai Kumanyika at 7PM Wednesday, Nov. 1, in room 20 at Goldspohn Hall, 31 N. Loomis St. He will talk about his new podcast on People’s Civil War. For more information call (630) 637-5130.
Nov. 3, Music: NCC hosts An Evening with Jazz Trumpeter Art Davis at 8PM Friday, Nov. 3, in the College’s Madden Theatre, 171 E. Chicago Ave. One of Chicago’s leading jazz trumpet artists, Davis has toured with greats such as Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and seniors.
Nov. 4, Cardinal football: It’s Senior Day for the NCC Cardinals football team at their home game vs. Carthage College at 1PM Saturday, Nov. 4, at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St. Tickets are $6/adults, $5/seniors over age 55, and free to students with a valid ID and children ages 12 and under. For more information visit northcentralcardinals.com/football.
Nov. 4, Music: The Chicago Sinfonietta presents “Regresar/Return: A Día de los Muertos Celebration” at 8PM Saturday, Nov. 4, in NCC’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Conducted by Hector Guzman, the concert will feature a 60-voice choir and some of Mexico and Latin America’s most celebrated composers. Tickets are $60, $48 and $10.
Nov. 9-12, Theatre: NCC presents the Neil Simon musical “Sweet Charity,” directed by Chicago’s Jacob Harvey at 7:30PM Nov. 9-11 and at 2PM Nov. 12 in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. In this delightful comic and musical adventure, one hopeful woman navigates a series of hilarious misfortunes in her journey to obtain her heart’s desire. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and seniors.
Nov. 10, Visit Day: High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend NCC’s Visit Day on Friday, Nov. 10, in the Wentz Concert Hall lobby, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The day begins with check-in at 9:15AM and concludes at 12:30PM 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 9AM. For more information and to register call (630) 637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit/freshman-campus-visit-opportunities.
Nov. 10, Music: The Youth Symphony of DuPage presents its fall concert at 7:30PM Friday, Nov. 10, in NCC’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information visit ysdp.org.
Nov. 12, Music: The Naperville Municipal Band presents its Fall Concert at 3PM Sunday, Nov. 12, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For tickets and more information visit napervilleband.org.
Nov. 14, Music: NCC’s Concert Winds and Symphony Band ensembles present their Invitational Concert at 7PM Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and seniors.
Nov. 15, Music: NCC’s jazz studies program presents “The Fall Great Evening of Jazz” at 7:30PM Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The concert features student jazz ensembles. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and seniors.
Nov. 16, Music: NCC’s Symphony Band and Chamber Players ensemble will present their fall concert at 7PM Thursday, Nov. 16, in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The performance will include timeless masterworks of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss and Gounod, as well as modern repertoire by emerging composers, performed by student instrumentalists under the direction of Sean Kelley. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and seniors.
Nov. 17, Children’s theatre: AlphaBet Soup Productions presents “Alice in Wonderland” at 10:30AM Friday, Nov. 17, in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. For more information visit absproductions.com.
Nov. 18, Music: NCC will host Australian rock band Little River Band at 8PM Saturday, Nov. 18, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Little River Band set a record for having Top 10 hits for six consecutive years with songs like “It’s a Long Way There,” “Help Is on Its Way” and “Happy Anniversary.” The band’s current lineup brings new energy and arrangements to the classic hits. Tickets are $50, $40 and $30.
Nov. 19, Music: The DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents “Enduring Classics” at 3PM Sunday, Nov. 19, in NCC’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The program will feature music from Weber’s “Freischütz Overture” and Schumann’s “Rhenish Symphony.” Tickets range from $38 to $15.
Nov. 21, Transfer information session: NCC will host an information session Tuesday, Nov. 21, for transfer students. Visitors can learn about academic choices, transfer admission process, scholarships and financial aid. Registration begins at 9:30AM in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St., and concludes with a walking tour of campus at 10:45AM. For more information or to register call (630) 637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/transfer-visit.
Nov. 23-24, College closed: NCC will be closed Nov. 23-24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Nov. 30, Children’s theatre: AlphaBet Soup Productions presents “The Christmas Toyshop” at 10:30AM Thursday, Nov. 30, in NCC’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. For more information visit absproductions.com.
Nov. 30, Holiday market: The Naperville Garden Club will hold a preview day for its annual fundraising event Cup of Cheer Market on Thursday, Nov. 30, in NCC’s Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave. For more information visit napervillegardenclub.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.