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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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February Events

Through Feb. 21, Art exhibit: NCC will showcase artwork by Joe B. Milosevich and Colin Sherrell in their exhibit “Differentiating Similarities.” The artwork will be on display in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. Call (630) 637-5700 for information and gallery hours.

Through Feb. 25, Art exhibit: NCC’s Art Department will showcase pieces by faculty in the College’s Schoenherr Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. 

Feb. 24, Music: NCC presents Sony Masterworks recording artist and foremost jazz violinist Regina Carter as she performs her concert, “Simply Ella” at 8PM Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Carter celebrates the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald, the source of her inspiration. Tickets are $60 and $50.

Feb. 25, Music: NCC presents premier jazz stylist Tammy McCann as she performs “Tenderly Nat King Cole” at 6PM on Sunday, Feb. 25, in Madden Theatre, 171 E. Chicago Ave. In this post valentine experience, McCann uses her sultry and emotionally charged voice to tribute Nat “King” Cole and conjure up a time when great singing was in the service of romance. Tickets are $35 and $30.

Feb. 27, Lecture: NCC hosts famed violinist Vijay Gupta, as he presents his “Street Symphony” lecture of music at 7PM Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Gupta has made a name for himself as the founder/director of Street Symphony and the principal violinist for the Los Angeles Symphony. Admission is free. Contact Ramona Wis at (630) 637-5629 or rmwis@noctrl.edu for more information.

Feb. 28, Theatre: NCC seniors will present five performances of the intimate musical comedy, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” at 7:30PM Feb. 28-March 3 and at 2PM March 3-4 in the College’s Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Through a series of vignettes, the show explores the taboos and stereotypes of love and romance. Tickets are $15/adults, $10/students and seniors.

March Events

Feb. 28-March 2, Theatre: AlphaBet Soup productions presents two performances of the timeless classic Charlotte’s Web at 10:30AM Feb. 28-March 2 at North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall Theatre, 310 Benton Ave. Based on E.B. White’s original story, the play depicts the loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Tickets are $8.50/person. Visit absproductions.com/charlottesweb.

Feb. 28-March 4, Theatre: North Central College seniors will present five performances of the intimate musical comedy “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” at 7PM Feb. 28-March 3 and at 2PM March 3-4 in the College’s Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Through a series of vignettes, the show explores the taboos and stereotypes of love and romance. Tickets are $15/adults, $10/students and seniors. Call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

March 1, Film: North Central College’s Center for Global Education presents another feature in its “Sustaining the Globe Series” with a screening of the documentary film Marina of Zabbaleen at 7:30PM Thursday, March 1, in Smith Hall located at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. This 2009 film, directed by Engi Wassef, tells the story of Marina, a seven-year-old girl living in Cairo, Egypt, whose waste management system has produced one of the highest recycling rates in the world. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Center for Global Education at (630) 637-5132.

March 2, Visit Day: High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend North Central College’s Visit Day Friday, March 2, in the Wentz Concert Hall lobby at the 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.

March 3, Music: North Central College hosts the Chords for Kids Concert, a free show for children with special needs and their families at 7PM Saturday, March 3, in the Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The music will feature classical songs to more popular tunes that are sure to delight. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Call (630) 637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

March 6, Lecture: North Central College’s Political Science hosts its Topic in Politics Talks at 6PM Tuesday, March 6, in the Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Political Science faculty and guest speakers will give presentations based on events happening in politics. Admission is free. For more information, contact Keinesha Balkcom at kbalkcom@noctrl.edu.

March 8, Music: North Central College features its Symphony Band and Chamber Players in a winter concert at 7PM Thursday, March 8, 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 9, Music: North Central College presents the Jazz Faculty’s new concert series, “An Evening of Big Band” at 8PM Friday, March 9, in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The North Central College Big Band will perform under the direction of Tim Coffman, featuring members of the jazz faculty and guest artists. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and seniors. Call (630) 637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

March 10, Transfer information session: North Central College will host an information session for transfer students Saturday, March 10. 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 information and registration, call (630) 637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/transfer-visit.

March 10, Theatre: ArtsPower National Touring Theatre stages two performances of “Harry the Dirty Dog” at 10AM and 1PM Saturday, March 10, in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 Benton Ave. The energetic musical adapts the classic 1956 children’s book by the same name, following Harry as he runs away from home to avoid his bath only to realize how important family is to him. Tickets are $12/adults and $6/children. Call (630) 637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

***Sold Out*** March 10, Music: North Central College presents the legendary Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up at 8PM Saturday, March 10, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Garfunkel has left an indelible mark on the music world as a solo artist, as well as half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel, where he grew a catalogue of Grammy-winning and chart-topping songs such as “Mrs. Robinson,” “Scarborough Fair,” and “The Sound of Silence.” Although tickets are sold out, contact the box office at (630) 637-SHOW (7469) to be added to the waitlist.

March 11, Music: Chicago Sinfonietta presents “Hear Me Roar,” celebrating women’s unique voices in classical music at 3PM Sunday, March 11, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $62 and $49. Call (630) 637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

March 12-April 8, Art exhibit: The LeRoy Neiman Golf Collection will be on display in North Central College’s Schoenherr Gallery in the Fine Arts Center, 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. To learn more about the exhibit, contact North Central’s gallery director Nickole Lanham at (630) 637-5375 or nclanham@noctrl.edu.

March 16, Music: North Central College presents Paddy Homan and the Noble Call for a special St. Patrick’s Evening concert at 8PM Friday, March 16, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $30 and $20. Call (630) 637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

March 18, Music: The DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents “Celebrate Now & Then,” performing Ottorino Respighi’s brilliant musical tribute to ancient and modern Rome at 3PM Sunday, March 18, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $33/adults and $15/students; call (630) 637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

March 19, Regional college fair: North Central College is the host site for the Illinois Regional College Fair. It will take place from 6 to 8PM Monday, March 19, in the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St. Representatives from some 200 in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities, as well as the armed forces, will be available to meet with high school students and their parents or guardians. Event is free, no advance registration required. For more information, visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit/illinois-regional-college-fair.

March 20, Job fair for kids: The KidsMatter Student Job Fair will be held 5 to 7PM 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/event/student-job-fair.

March 24, Transfer information session: North Central College will host an information session for transfer students Saturday, March 24. 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 information and registration, call (630) 637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/transfer-visit.

March 24, Music: The Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes will host the A Cappella Festival, a regional competition drawing in the best vocal groups from around the country at 7:30PM Saturday, March 24, in the Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. This vocal competition inspired NBC’s hit show “The Sing-Off!” and the winning group will earn the opportunity to compete in the national finals in San Francisco. Tickets are $40 and $30. Call (630) 637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

March 25, Music: North Central College presents Velvet Caravan, an unorthodox, high-energy acoustic quintet at 6PM Sunday, March 25, in the Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The quintet offers a variety of instruments including guitar, violin, standup bass, percussion, keyboards, and an accordion to define their distinct sound. Tickets are $35 and $30. Call (630) 637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

March 30, College closes at noon: In observance of Good Friday, North Central College offices and the Fine Arts box office will close at noon.

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.