ELMHURST — The Spring cultural season at Elmhurst College resumes in April with a popular lineup of speakers, leading off with an appearance by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson that already has sold out.
Because of the popularity of Tyson’s April 4 lecture, "Cosmic Perspective," no one will be admitted without a ticket. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Additional parking will be available at the Wilder Mansion, 211 S. Prospect Ave., and along Park Avenue between Prospect and Myrtle avenues.
During the month of April, Elmhurst College will welcome several prominent authors, scholars and cultural critics to campus to discuss a variety of subjects.
On April 7, award-winning historian Deborah Lipstadt will discuss the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann and how it changed the world’s understanding of the Holocaust, during Elmhurst College’s annual Service of Remembrance and Holocaust Guestship Lecture at 7 p.m. in the Frick Center.
On April 18, best-selling humor author A.J. Jacobs will talk about his book "Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection," which documents his efforts to become the "healthiest person in the world."
This event is co-sponsored by the Elmhurst Public Library and the Friends of the Elmhurst Public Library, with support from Elmhurst College. It begins at 7 p.m. in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. On April 25, Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips will explore the effect of technology — being able to call up virtually any movie, anytime, on any screen — on the American pasttime of going to the movies. It begins at 7 p.m. in the Frick Center's Founders Lounge. Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are available at the door or online at elmhurst.edu/tix.
On April 28, New York Times-bestselling author Michael Pollan ("The Omnivore’s Dilemma") will present "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation," which celebrates the special place that cooking occupies in human life. This lecture also is sold out and tickets are no longer available.
For more information about upcoming lectures at Elmhurst College, call 630-617-3390.