Luncheons & Special Events


Shimmy Fitness

Tu, Jan 7 | 11am | $12M/$17NM
We are going to shimmy our way into 2020 with Carmellla the Belly Dancer. Whatever your fitness level, Carmella has a routine for you. After we shimmy, we will share a lunch of kebob, rice, and salad.  

Chicago’s Most Wanted

W, Jan 15 | 12pm | $10M/$15NM
“Chicago, when told it couldn’t do something, went ahead and did it anyway.” Far from a toddling town, it was, and is a changing town, meeting challenges head on, losing big and winning bigger. From sports, to politics, to gangsters, to ghosts. Author, Laura Enright will be here to present amazing facts from her book Chicago’s Most Wanted: The Top Ten Book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters and Windy City Oddities. Lunch will include tomato soup, a turkey sandwich and dessert.

An Afternoon with the Stars

M, Jan 20 | 12pm | $12M/$17NM
Starring: The Zipporah Robinson Duo
The Zipporah Robinson Duo will be here to do a cabaret tribute show to the most memorable songs from movie history. Before the show, we will have fettucine alfredo with chicken, salad, bread, and dessert.

Billiards & Beer NSC Rebels

Th, Jan 23 | 12pm | $7M/$10.50NM
Have some fun with friends while eating, having a beer and playing pool.
Lunch will include a beef sandwich, chips and dessert.

“Academy Award Winning Songs (Vol 1)” with John Boda

F, Jan 31 | 11am | $10M/$15NM
This presentation covers the big Oscar Winning songs from films starting with the first year they began the award for “Best Song” in 1934 with “The Continental”. Each year is summarized with pictures and trivia on the best film, actor, actress and more, but the focus is on the awarded song, and then it will be performed by John Boda, often with a film clip behind on screen during the performance! This is the first volume of three and covers the years 1934 – 1944 with songs such as “The Way You Look Tonight”, “Over the Rainbow”, “When You Wish Upon a Star”, “The Last Time I Saw Paris”, “Swinging on a Star” and more.
Lunch includes 1/4 slab ribs, grilled chicken breast, salad, baked potato & dessert.

Amelia Earhart with Leslie Goddard

F, Feb 7 | 12pm | $12M/$17NM
Leslie Goddard will be back at the NSC to present her program on Amelia Earhart.  The courageous exploits and charismatic personality of aviator Amelia Earhart made her an international celebrity. Her dazzling achievements include being the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane (1928), the first woman to pilot herself across the Atlantic by plane (1932). She set numerous speed and altitude records before disappearing mysteriously in 1937 during an attempted around-the-world flight.  Lunch will include: Grazianos chopped chicken salad, roll and dessert.

Mardi Gras Bash with Zydeco Voodoo Band

F, Feb 21 | 12pm | $16M/$21NM
Zydeco Voodoo plays a mix of traditional New Orleans music, and popular rock and blues songs adapted to the Zydeco style.  Their music will have the audience dancing, singing along, and having a good time.  Zydeco Voodoo is an upbeat band that interacts with the audience by throwing beads and having the audience come up on stage to participate by dancing or playing percussion instruments.  Lunch will include two pieces of fried chicken, Cajun rice, green beans, buttermilk biscuit and dessert.
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The Highs and Lows of Musical Duos

M, Mar 9 | 12pm | $12M/$17NM
“One of the most compelling duos in cabaret today” The Chicago Tribune. Menzie & Michael will be back at the NSC to explore the music and the intriguing relationships of Simon & Garfunkel, Steve & Eydie and also celebrate other iconic 20th century duos including The Carpenters, Fred & Adele Astaire and more.  Menzie & Michael will look at why some partners separated and why some stood the test of time. Lunch will include asiago crusted chicken, Caesar salad, roll and dessert.

Tap into St. Patrick’s Day with Joe McShane

M, Mar 16 | 12pm | $14M/$19NM
Joe McShane is one of the most soulful balladeers of all time.  His fist song titled My Silverbridge Home, was penned at age 14 and he has since proven himself to be a national treasure as a songwriter.  Many artists have recorded his songs including Keelan Arbuckle, Gerry Carney, Noel Cassidy, Andy Cooney and Kathy Kane.  Lunch will include a St. Patrick’s feast of lean corned beef, rye bread, seasoned cabbage wedges, carrot coins, boiled potatoes and dessert. 

Evening with the Stars Starring: The Velma Hudgins Trio

F, Mar 20 | 5:30pm | $12M/$17NM
This mother/daughters jazz trio (including returning NSC favorite Tracy Holmes!) will be back to add their spin on classics by the jazz greats of old such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Nancy Wilson. Fee includes: light dinner, two (2) glasses of wine, and performance.

Annual St. Joe’s/St. Pat’s Luncheon—Hosted by NSC Men’s Club

Starring: The Tim Wilsey Trio
F, Mar 27 | 12pm | $16M/$21NM
The gentlemen are back with their annual St. Joe’s/St. Pat’s Luncheon! This year’s theme will be Irish, with locally renowned Harrington’s catering their homestyle buffet which includes the following: garden salad, mostaccioli, corned beef, scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots, fresh bread, and dessert. After lunch, the Tim Wilsey Trio will present a 90- minute show of popular Irish songs, along with dance music and familiar standards from this side of the pond. Please register by March 23.


Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Story, Her Day with Lynn Rymarz

M, Mar 30 | 12pm | $12M/$17NM
Hear Eleanor’s story told in her own words woven from her writings, including her long running newspaper column, My Day. Discover the path that led her on the journey to her marriage to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to a mother of six children, to the White House, where she will tell you of her work during WWII.  She will share with you how she gained the confidence to step out of the traditional role of women and how she faced her fears, celebrated her joys, and grew from her struggles as a daughter, a wife, a mother and a friend.  Lunch includes a Grilled chicken breast sandwich, topped with fresh tomatoes, Swiss cheese & Pesto mayonnaise, rustic salad and dessert.

Walt Disney: Creativity Frame by Frame with Robert Burton

W, Apr 8 | 12pm | $12M/$17NM
Join us for this intimate portrait of the quiet innovator who spent a lifetime combining creativity with commerce.  Surprising personal insights from Disney's friends, family and colleagues are supplemented with clips from some of the remarkable showman's finest productions for you to enjoy again.  Lunch includes: lasagna, salad, roll and dessert.

Spring Brunch—Hosted by NSC Men’s Club

M, Apr 20 | 12pm | $12M/$17NM 
$14M/$19NM With Mimosa
We are bringing the popular chicken and waffle combo back, along with a salad bar and mimosas. After our brunch, we will usher in the season with the smooth grooves of the Quiet Storm band. Please register by April 16.

Walt Disney: Creativity Frame by Frame with Robert Burton **NEW DATE**
W, Apr 29 | 12pm | $12M/$17NM
Join us for this intimate portrait of the quiet innovator who spent a lifetime combining creativity with commerce.  Surprising personal insights from Disney's friends, family and colleagues are supplemented with clips from some of the remarkable showman's finest productions for you to enjoy again.  Lunch includes: lasagna, salad, roll and dessert. 

Spring BBQ—Hosted by NSC Men’s Club

Starring: Regina Rhymes & Company
F, May 15 | 12pm | $16M/$21NM
Regina Rhymes & Company will be back with another musical experience like no other to help you shake off those winter blues and get you moving and grooving! Did we mention, they take song requests? Before the show, we will share a lunch of smoked brisket, chicken, sides, beverage, and dessert. Please register by May 12.


**If you require special accommodations for meal selections or seating for any of our in-house programs or off-site trips, please inform staff at the time of registration. We will do our best to accommodate your needs, but we must have advance notice. Thank you for your cooperation.