Oct. 4-7, Theatre: North Central College will stage five performances of “The Laramie Project,” at 7:30PM from Oct. 4-6, and 2PM Oct. 6 and 7, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. In October 1998, Matthew Shepard, an openly gay college student was murdered on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. His death inspired a movement, and the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie to chronicle the life of the town after the murder in “The Laramie Project.” Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Oct. 8, Visit Day: High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend North Central College’s Visit Day Monday, Oct. 8, in the lobby of the Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center, 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 registration, call 630-637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit/freshman-campus-visit-opportunities.

Oct. 13, Transfer Information Session: North Central College will host an information session Saturday, Oct. 13, for transfer students. Visitors can learn about academic choices, transfer admission process, scholarships and financial aid. Registration begins at 9:30AM at Smith Hall in 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.

Oct. 13, Cardinal football: The North Central College Cardinals will play against Carroll University at 6PM Saturday, Oct. 13, 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.

Oct. 13, Music: The DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents “Musical Milestones” at 7:30PM Saturday, Oct. 13, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The concert will feature Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 6 in F Major,” The Pastoral and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5 in E Minor.” Tickets range from $38 to $15; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Oct. 15-Nov. 5, Art exhibit: North Central College will showcase artwork by Mariam Paré visual artist, mouth painter, speaker and advocate for people with spinal cord injuries. Her mixed media, drawings, paintings and sculptures will be on display in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. Call 630-637-5700 for gallery hours and more information.

Oct. 17, Music: North Central College presents its 23rd annual Honors Choral Festival at 7:30PM Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The concert brings together the College’s own Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Chamber Singers and Cardinal Chorus with invited guest high school choral ensembles in a joint choral performance. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Oct. 18-21, Theatre: North Central College presents five performances of “Other Ways to Resist,” a festival of four world premier plays by Chicago playwrights at 7:30PM from Oct. 18-20, and 2PM Oct. 20 and 21, in the Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Directed by guest-artist Nick Thornton, and in collaboration with Chicago’s Other Theatre Company, the plays explore the performance of activism, social media protest and unconventional resistance. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Oct. 20, Theatre: North Central College presents Chicago’s legendary sketch and improve theatre in “The Best of Second City” at 8PM Saturday, Oct. 20 in the Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The must-see show will feature some of the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s history from superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more. Tickets are $20 and $30; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Oct. 26, Music: North Central College kicks-off homecoming at 8PM Friday, Oct. 26, with its annual Homecoming Concert, featuring the Cardinal Chorus, Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorale, Concert Choir, Concert Winds, Symphony Band and Jazz Combos. The student performances will be held in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The concert is free but tickets are required; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Oct. 27, Homecoming Parade: North Central College invites the public to view its annual Homecoming parade starting at 12:30PM Saturday, Oct. 21. The parade takes place on the College’s campus and begins at North Brainard and East School streets and proceeds south on Brainard to Championship Plaza, where a pep rally will be held. For more information visit northcentralcollege.edu/homecoming.

Oct. 27, Cardinal football: The North Central College Cardinals will play their Homecoming football game vs. Elmhurst College at 2PM Saturday, Oct. 27, 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.

Oct. 28, Music: The DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents two matinee performances of “Halloween Spooktakular” at 2 and 4PM Sunday, Oct. 28, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The concert features the Naperville Youth Symphony with all musicians in costume. Tickets are $10 and $5; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

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.