Through April 8, Art Exhibit: NCC presents the LeRoy Neiman Golf Collection on display in the Schoenherr Gallery, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The late artist’s work depicts a variety of sports in an eye-catching, pop art style with dramatic brushwork and vibrant color.
April 6, Transfer information session: NCC will host an information session Friday, April 6, 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/visit/transfer-campus-visit-opportunities.
April 6, Music: NCC presents the prolific guitarist, singer and songwriter Richie Kotzen at 8PM Friday, April 6, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Kotzen has released more than 20 solo albums, embracing a wide range of sounds from hard rock and blues to R&B and funk. Tickets are $35 and $25.
April 7, Theatre: NCC welcomes Dallas Children’s Theatre for two performances of “How I became a Pirate” at noon and 3PM Saturday, April 7, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 Benton Ave. This swashbuckling musical excursion follows the young Jeremy Jacobs as he joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates. Tickets are $12 and $6.
April 7, Music: Chicago’s Miller Brass Ensemble and Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Choir and Youth Symphony come together for a collaborative concert at 7PM Saturday, April 7, in NCC’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $25.
April 12, Presentation: NCC’s Center for Global Education presents another feature in its “Sustaining the Globe Series” with a presentation by Joey Fine Rhyme: Rap Artist for the Environment. Founder and director of Climate Cycle, an organization designed to inspire “students to green our world,” Joey has helped add solar panels to Chicago public schools and raise $1.3 million for environmental education and school projects. His sound system is pedal-powered and run by audience members. The program begins at 7PM in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Theatre, 31 S. Ellsworth St. For more information, call (630) 637-5132.
April 13-May 25, Art Exhibit: NCC hosts Jen Dodson’s “ROUSE: A Fashion and Art Installation” exhibit starting Friday, April 13, in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery, 171 E. Chicago Ave. In her work, Dodson creates an art visualization of the interplay between fashion and music, giving life to her work as a stylist and producer of fashion shows.
April 13, Theatre: AlphaBet Soup Productions will present “Peter Pan and the Pirates” at 10:30AM Friday, April 13, in NCC’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. The musical brings the classic children’s tale to life as Peter Pan and Wendy adventure in Neverland. For tickets and information visit absproductions.com.
April 13, TEDx talks: NCC hosts TEDxNorthCentralCollege Friday, April 13, 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, “Know Wonder,” North Central College students, staff, alumni and friends will present their ideas. To learn more about this free event visit www.tedxnorthcentralcollege.com.
April 13, Music: NCC presents the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at 8PM Friday, April 13, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Composed of seven brothers from the south side of Chicago, this ensemble has created an intoxicating blend of hip hop, soul and funk. The ensemble has played with legendary artists such as Prince, Mos Def, and Mick Jones from The Clash. Tickets are $35 and $25.
April 17, Music: NCC’s Sounds of New Music presents Picosa at 7:30PM Tuesday, April 17, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at 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 per person and free to North Central students, faculty and staff.
April 18, Lecture: The Shimer Great Books School and Department of English at North Central College will host Lauren Berlant at 5:30PM Wednesday, April 18 in Smith Hall, Old Main, 30 N. Brainard Street. Berlant is the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English at the University of Chicago. The title of her talk is “Donald Trump’s Humorless Comedy.” Berlant’s lecture is free and open to the public.
April 18, Theatre: NCC alumna Savanna Rae brings to life the stories of three strong Celtic women in “Daughters of Ire” at 7:30PM in the Thrust Theater at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. The event is free and open to the public.
April 19-22, Theatre: The NCC Theatre Department presents Pulitzer Prize winning drama “The Flick” at 7:30PM April 19-21, and 2PM April 21-22, at the College’s Madden Theatre, 171 E Chicago Ave. This funny and painstakingly realistic play details the lives and labor of a trio of movie theatre employees as their venue converts from film reel to digital. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.
April 21, Transfer information session: NCC will host an information session Saturday, April 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 info or to register call (630) 637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit/transfer-campus-visit-opportunities.
April 21, Theatre: NCC welcomes Theatreworks USA for two performances of the children’s production “The Cat in the Hat” at 10AM and 1PM Saturday, April 21, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 Benton Ave. Tickets are $12 and $6.
April 21, Theatre: North Central College presents Grammy award winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis at 8PM Saturday, April 21, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E Chicago Ave. One of the most revered instrumentalists of his time, Marsalis leads one of the finest jazz quartets today. Tickets are $70 and $60.
April 22, Women’s Half Marathon and 5K: Hosted by NCC and presented by the Naperville Running Co., the second annual Naperville Women’s Half Marathon & 5k will take place on Sunday, April 22. The run starts and ends on North Central’s campus at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St. The Half Marathon will start at 7AM and the 5K at 7:30AM. To learn more visit napervillewomenshalf.events.
April 25 Lecture: The Shimer Great Books School and Department of English at NCC will host David Koukal at 4:15PM in Seybert Hall, 208 North Loomis Street. Koukal is professor of philosophy, University of Detroit Mercy. The title of his talk is “The Disordered Soul and Presidency of Donald J. Trump: Platonic Reflections on 45.”
April 25, Music: NCC presents the Concert Winds student ensemble for its Return From Tour Concert at 7PM Wednesday, April 25, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.
April 26, Presentation: NCC’s Center for Global Education presents another feature in its “Sustaining the Globe Series” with a student-led conference, featuring an opening talk by Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Professor Hikaru Kobayashi followed by three sets of concurrent sessions presented by North Central’s faculty, international students, and students enrolled in Sustaining the Globe courses this year. The program begins at 6:30PM Thursday, April 26, in the Judy G. Stevenson Ratio Hall at the College’s Dr. Myron Wentz Science Center, 131 S. Loomis St. For more info, call (630) 637-5132.
April 26, Music: NCC presents the Chamber Singers student ensemble for its “Metamorphosis” concert at 7:30PM Thursday, April 26, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.
April 27, Music: NCC’s acclaimed jazz faculty are featured in “Revenge of the Rhythm Section,” a concert by drummer Jack Mouse and bassist Kelly Sill at 8PM Friday, April 27, in the College’s Madden Theatre, 171 E Chicago Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.
April 29, Music: NCC presents pianist Philip Fortenberry as he performs “The Hands of Liberace” at 6PM Sunday, April 29, in the College’s Madden Theatre. Fortenberry is well qualified to honor the famed Liberace, having been recruited for the HBO film starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon entitled “The Man Behind the Candelabra,” where he was literally the hands for Douglas playing all of the piano music for the film. Tickets are $35 and $30.
April 29, Music: The Youth Symphony of DuPage presents its spring concert at 7:30PM Sunday, April 29, in NCC’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For tickets and more information visit ysdp.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.