North Central College

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.

 

October Events

Through Oct. 25, Art exhibit: NCC will showcase artwork by Chicagoland artists Sherri Denault, Margie Glass Sula and Alicia Forestall-Boehm through Oct. 25. Their 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. 5-8, Theatre: NCC presents “Machinal,” a play written by Sophie Treadwell and directed by North Central faculty Carin Silkaitis. The story is inspired by the famed murderess Ruth Snyder and depicts a woman’s struggle against the societal machine that threatens to consume her. Four performances will be staged at 7:30PM Oct. 5-7 and at 2PM Oct. 8 in the College’s Madden Theatre, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and seniors.

Oct. 4, Author talk: NCC presents author and poet Daniel Borzutzky, winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Poetry as part of its Visiting Writers Series. Borzutzky will read from his new work, “The Performance of Being Human,” at 7PM Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Hosted by the College’s English department, this free event will include a book signing and reception. For more info, contact Rebecca Stafford at rhstafford@noctrl.edu.

Oct. 6, High school football: NCC hosts the Wes Spencer Crosstown Classic football game matchup between Naperville Central and Naperville North high schools of Naperville Community Unit School District 203. Kickoff is at 7:30PM Friday, Oct. 6, in NCC’s Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St. For ticket information contact the high schools.

Oct. 6-Nov. 22, Art exhibit: NCC presents artwork by Carol Brookes, Oct. 6-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 information contact Nickole Lanham at (630) 637-5375.

Oct. 7, Graduate programs open house: NCC will host two open houses on Saturday, Oct. 7, for prospective graduate students. Those interested in learning about the Master of Occupational Therapy program are invited to an information session from 9 to 10AM. Those interested in learning about all six graduate programs are invited to an open house from 10 to 11AM. Both will be held in the College’s Multipurpose Room at New Hall, 451 S. Brainard St. To register visit northcentralcollege.edu/graduate; for more information call (630) 637-5843.

Oct. 7, Cardinal football: The NCC Cardinals will play against North Park University at 1PM Saturday, Oct. 7, 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. 7, Music: NCC presents guitarist and prolific composer Kevin Eubanks at 8PM Saturday, Oct. 7, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Eubanks is well known as the longtime music director of The Tonight Show Band with Jay Leno. Since leaving the show in 2010, he’s released three albums in addition to his newest project titled “East West Time Line.” Tickets are $60 and $50.

Oct. 9, Visit Day: High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend NCC’s Visit Day on Monday, Oct. 9, 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 info and to register call (630) 637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit/freshman-campus-visit-opportunities.

Oct. 12, Author visit: NCC and Anderson’s Bookshops copresent Cressida Cowell, bestselling author of the “How to Train your Dragon” series at 7PM Thursday, Oct. 12, in the College’s Madden Theatre, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The event is free and open to the public; to join the book-signing line visit andersonsbookshop.com/event/cressida-cowell. For more info call Anderson’s at (630) 355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

Oct. 12, Lecture: NCC will host a free lecture by Robert Jensen, professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin at 7PM Thursday, Oct. 12, in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. Also an author and documentary producer, Jensen will discuss his work in cultural events and activism. For more information call (630) 637-5130.

Oct. 13, Music: NCC presents “An Evening With Jazz Vocalist Janice Borla” at 8PM Friday, Oct. 13, in the College’s Madden Theatre, 171 E. Chicago Ave. A member of North Central’s jazz faculty, Borla has been described as a “one-woman jazz tornado.” Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and seniors.

Oct. 14, Transfer information session: NCC will host an information session Saturday, Oct. 14, 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.

Oct. 14, Music: The DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents “New Beginnings” at 8PM Saturday, Oct. 14, in NCC’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The concert will feature Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 4” and Nielsen’s “Four Temperaments.” Tickets range from $38 to $15.

Oct 14, Music: NCC presents country singer Wynonna & the Big Noise at 8PM Saturday, Oct. 14, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Winner of five Grammys and more than 60 industry awards, Wynonna brings her big voice and band The Big Noise as part of their Roots & Revival Tour. Tickets are $60, $50 and $40.

Oct 18-19, 21-22, Theatre: NCC presents the play “Wonder of the World” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire at 7:30PM Oct. 18, 19, 21 and at 2PM Oct. 21-22 in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Directed by North Central student Emily Marrazo, this wild comedy tells the story of a young woman named Cass who finds herself unhappy in her marriage after discovering a dark secret about her husband. Cass runs away to Niagara Falls, falls for a sailor and her husband sends out private investigators to find her. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and seniors.

Oct. 20, Music: NCC opens its concert season at 8PM Friday, Oct. 20, 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, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The concert is free but tickets are required.

Oct. 21, Homecoming parade: NCC invites the public to view its annual Homecoming parade starting at 12:45PM 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. 21, Cardinal football: The NCC Cardinals will play their Homecoming football game vs. Augustana College at 2PM Saturday, Oct. 21, 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. 25, Music: NCC presents its 23rd annual Honors Choral Festival at 7:30PM Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Wentz Concert Hall, 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.

Oct. 27, Transfer information session: NCC will host an information session Friday, Oct. 27, 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.

Oct. 29, Music: The DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents two matinee performances of “Halloween Magic and Spells!” at 2 and 4PM Sunday, Oct. 29, in the Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The concert features the Naperville Youth Symphony with all musicians in costume. Tickets are $10 and $5.

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.