North Central College
* The following events and programs are offered by North Central College, 30 N. Brainard St., Naperville. Info: (630) 637-5300 or northcentralcollege.edu unless otherwise noted.
Images: Artist Tom Linden's work examines the beauty of rural landscapes and presence of man in "Images of Reality Suggested" through Jan. 6, in the college's Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. Info: (630) 637-5375. Info: northcentralcollege.edu/show.
Romantic comedy: North Central students stage performances of Melanie Marnich's romantic comedy "Quake" at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6-8 and 2 p.m. Jan. 9, in the Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Naperville. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students and senior citizens. Info: (630) 637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Photo exhibit: Kesha Bruce's photo exhibit "(Re)calling and (Re)telling," which explores new ways of conceptualizing cultural and ethnic identities and histories," is up Jan. 9 to Feb. 6, in North Central's Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. Info: (630) 637-5375 or northcentralcollege.edu/show.
M.B.A. open house: Visitors can learn about North Central's one-year Professional Management Master of Business Administration program at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 11, in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St., Naperville. Info: (630) 637-5840 or northcentralcollege.edu/graduate.
Leadership open house: North Central hosts an open house for prospective graduate students to learn about its master of leadership studies program at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 12, in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St., Naperville. Info: (630) 637-5840 or northcentralcollege.edu/graduate.
Evening of jazz: "An Evening with Jazz Trumpeter Doug Scharf" is held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12, at North Central's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Scharf is joined by North Central jazz faculty on piano, bass and drums. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 students and senior citizens. Info: (630) 637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Art exhibit: Will Barnet's exhibit, "Figurative Prints," includes portrayals of his family and pets and is up through Jan. 13, in Schoenherr Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Free. Info: (630) 637-5375 or northcentralcollege.edu/show.
Shakespeare abridged: Three student actors perform "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" parodying all of Shakespeare's plays in one night of hilarity at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13, 14 and 15, in Madden Theatre at Wentz Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets: $5 adults, $3 students and seniors. Info: (630) 637-7469 or northcentral.edu/showtix.
Musical prodigy: Pianist Ethan Bortnick, a child prodigy who is taking the entertainment world by storm, performs his "Ethan Bortnick and His Musical Time Machine" at 8 p. …