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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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January 2019 Events

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 7, 2019)—Following is a calendar of events for January at North Central College.
 
Through Jan. 30, Art Exhibit: North Central College will host a collection comprised of work by Catherine Keebler, Pat Lagger and Michele Thrane in “Asemic Writing: For Your Interpretation” from Dec. 9 until Jan. 30 in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. their work features asemic writing, a kind of made-up calligraphy of symbols that resemble letters, musical notes and scientific symbols. For more information, contact Nickole C. Lanham, North Central’s gallery director, at (630) 637-5375 or nclanham@noctrl.edu.
 
Through Feb. 1, Art Exhibit: North Central College will present “Toy Box – Inspiration through Play,” a celebration of classic Illinois toys such as Radio Flyer, Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys. The collection of artwork and historic objects will be on display in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information, contact Nickole C. Lanham, North Central’s gallery director, at (630) 637-5375 or nclanham@noctrl.edu.
 
Jan. 12, Music: North Central College hosts Jim Peterik & World Stage at 8PM Saturday, Jan. 12, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Founding member of Survivor, Peterik handpicks the hottest and most versatile musicians to join him on stage  for a powerhouse of hit songs, virtuoso playing and stunning vocals. Tickets are $70 and $60; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visitnorthcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
 
Jan. 18, Music: North Central College presents An Evening with Jazz Saxophonist Mitch Paliga at 8PM Friday, Jan. 18, in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Paliga is an active performer, educator, and composer who has been touring across the globe with actor/musician Gary Sinise’s Lt. Dan Band since 2007. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
 
Jan. 20, Music: North Central College presents Chicago Sinfonietta’s annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 3PM Sunday, Jan. 20, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. This season, Sinfonietta Project Inclusion Freeman Conducting Fellow graduates Kellen Gray and Kedrick Armstrong helm the podium for a breakout concert featuring Beethoven, Michael Tippet and more. Tickets are $62, $49 and $10; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
 
Jan. 21, Visit Day: High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend North Central College’s Visit Day Monday, Jan. 21, 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.
 
Jan. 21, MLK prayer breakfast: North Central College kicks off its Martin Luther King Jr. Week Celebration with its annual prayer breakfast at 7AM on Monday, Jan. 21 in Ratio Hall at the Myron Wentz Science Center, 125 S. Loomis St. RSVP to cmarmstrong@noctrl.edu or (630) 637-5151 by Jan. 18.
 
Jan 21, Scholarship Event: The Shimer Great Books School at North Central College will host its annual Montaigne Scholarship Event at 1PM Monday, Jan. 21 in Seybert Hall, 208 N. Loomis Street. The event features opportunities for scholarships up to $5,000 for prospective students enrolling in the Shimer School. Students are required to submit an essay based on a writing from Michel de Montaigne, the inventor of the modern essay, and attend the discussion-based event to be eligible for the scholarship. For more information visit https://www.northcentralcollege.edu/shimer-great-books-school/montaigne-event-and-scholarship.
 
Jan 24-27, Theatre: North Central College presents student directed and written “Logan’s Comedy” at 7:30PM Jan. 24-26 and 2PM Jan. 27 in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Logan is a mildly successful self-proclaimed “professional” comedian whose life is turned on its head after a death in the family. Tickets are $5/adults and $2/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visitnorthcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
 

Jan. 27, Music: North Central College presents Joan Curto as she sings “Songs of the Leading Ladies of Broadway” at 6PM Sunday, Jan. 27, in the Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. A force in the Chicago music scene for the last two decades, Curto has been called a “cabaret icon” by NBC News Chicago. Tickets are $35 and $30; 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.