Nordlof Events

One Million Cups!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 9:00am

1 MILLION CUPS is a free, nationwide program designed
 to educate, engage and accelerate early-stage startups. We
 believe in the notion that entrepreneurs can discover solutions
 and thrive when they collaborate over a million cups of coffee.
 Drop in on our community of innovators and entrepreneurship
 enthusiasts to connect and support our local startups.

Meetings are every Wednesday at 9am.
Always free and open to the public!

Children's Theater Project Presents, Twinderella!
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

~~Did you know that Cinderella has a long lost twin brother named Bob living in the same kingdom with his own wicked stepfamily?  The separated siblings have enlisted the services of the Fairy Godmother, the Godfather (he ain’t no fairy!)  and two enchanted gerbils to help with their way into the exclusive royal festivities of Wychwood-under-Ooze.  Bob has his sights set on Prince Percy’s all-kingdom baseball game, while Cinderella eyes the birthday gala for Princess Petunia.  When the two strangers disappear at midnight after Cinderella hits a game winning homerun, the search is on to find the feet that fit the glass slipper and the muddy cleat!

Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.

Plastic Age Productions Presents, She Kills Monsters!
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8:00pm

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Join Plastic Age Productions for the OPENING NIGHT of this play, directed by Travis Legge, and produced by Steve Heiden!

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Rockford Area Arts Council which receives support from the City of Rockford, the Illinois Arts Council Agency and its members.

General Admission tickets $12. Available for purchase at https://squareup.com/store/plastic-age-productions

Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance.

More info on the show at http://plasticageproductions.com/she-kills-monsters

Children's Theater Project Presents, Twinderella!
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 6:00pm

~~Did you know that Cinderella has a long lost twin brother named Bob living in the same kingdom with his own wicked stepfamily?  The separated siblings have enlisted the services of the Fairy Godmother, the Godfather (he ain’t no fairy!)  and two enchanted gerbils to help with their way into the exclusive royal festivities of Wychwood-under-Ooze.  Bob has his sights set on Prince Percy’s all-kingdom baseball game, while Cinderella eyes the birthday gala for Princess Petunia.  When the two strangers disappear at midnight after Cinderella hits a game winning homerun, the search is on to find the feet that fit the glass slipper and the muddy cleat!

Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.

Children's Theater Project Presents, Twinderella!
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 8:00pm

~~Did you know that Cinderella has a long lost twin brother named Bob living in the same kingdom with his own wicked stepfamily?  The separated siblings have enlisted the services of the Fairy Godmother, the Godfather (he ain’t no fairy!)  and two enchanted gerbils to help with their way into the exclusive royal festivities of Wychwood-under-Ooze.  Bob has his sights set on Prince Percy’s all-kingdom baseball game, while Cinderella eyes the birthday gala for Princess Petunia.  When the two strangers disappear at midnight after Cinderella hits a game winning homerun, the search is on to find the feet that fit the glass slipper and the muddy cleat!

Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.

Plastic Age Productions Presents, She Kills Monsters!
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 8:00pm

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Join Plastic Age Productions for the OPENING NIGHT of this play, directed by Travis Legge, and produced by Steve Heiden!

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Rockford Area Arts Council which receives support from the City of Rockford, the Illinois Arts Council Agency and its members.

General Admission tickets $12. Available for purchase at https://squareup.com/store/plastic-age-productions

Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance.

More info on the show at http://plasticageproductions.com/she-kills-monsters

Plastic Age Productions Presents, She Kills Monsters!
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Join Plastic Age Productions for the OPENING NIGHT of this play, directed by Travis Legge, and produced by Steve Heiden!

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Rockford Area Arts Council which receives support from the City of Rockford, the Illinois Arts Council Agency and its members.

General Admission tickets $12. Available for purchase at https://squareup.com/store/plastic-age-productions

Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance.

More info on the show at http://plasticageproductions.com/she-kills-monsters

Children's Theater Project Presents, Twinderella!
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

~~Did you know that Cinderella has a long lost twin brother named Bob living in the same kingdom with his own wicked stepfamily?  The separated siblings have enlisted the services of the Fairy Godmother, the Godfather (he ain’t no fairy!)  and two enchanted gerbils to help with their way into the exclusive royal festivities of Wychwood-under-Ooze.  Bob has his sights set on Prince Percy’s all-kingdom baseball game, while Cinderella eyes the birthday gala for Princess Petunia.  When the two strangers disappear at midnight after Cinderella hits a game winning homerun, the search is on to find the feet that fit the glass slipper and the muddy cleat!

Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.

Youth Theatre Project Presents, Legally Blonde The Musical!
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.

Youth Theatre Project Presents, Legally Blonde The Musical!
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.

Youth Theatre Project Presents, Legally Blonde The Musical!
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 3:00pm

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.

Youth Theatre Project Presents, Legally Blonde The Musical!
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.

Mothers Day Gala with the Stars!
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

Come out and treat your ears to the smooth sounds of soul legend Joe Irving with his Flames of Fire band, Soul Review and Trinadora Rocks to celebrate mothers everywhere at Rockford's beautiful Nordlof Center.

 Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

Movies on Main Presents, Disney's Moana!
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

 This event is free to the general public. Doors open at 3:30p. Venue is general seating.

Movies on Main Presents, Hidden Figures!
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.

 This event is free to the general public. Doors open at 5:30p. Venue is general seating.

Rockford Certified Open Mic & Poetry Slam!
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

Are you a comedian, singer, dancer, actor or spoken word artist? Join us for our monthly open mic! We will begin with true open mic time followed by the poetry slam. The slam is an interactive event in which the audience will hear and judge some of the best poetry in Rockford. Any performer may sign up for the open mic. Have a least two original poems ready if you would like to participate in the slam. Admission is free. This event will be held in lower level studio Theatre.