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May’s First Fridays: Trains, Comics & More!...

Trains, comic books and geek art are introduced as hippie relics from a bygone era say goodbye at May’s First Fridays in Downtown Aurora on May 2.   Six venues and one vacant window display are part of the monthly event in downtown Aurora. The art openings are free and open to the public.   The ArtBar at Two Brothers Roundhouse on Broadway from 6 p.m. until midnight features the “Geek Show.” The ArtBar provides a fun, relaxed social environment to view art from newbies and professionals alike. Miles Nielson and the Rusted Hearts perform.   If These Walls Could Talk, 32 S. Stolp Ave., is showcasing comic book art from 7 to 11 p.m. The downtown frame shop joined up with Rotten Apple Comics and invites you to step into the world of the graphic novel. Artists include Erik Perez, Daimon Hampton, Brandon Santiago, Funke Merink, Brad Sun, Leo Zarko, Moe Naser, Anthony Salinas, Kao, Ian Mitchell Wallace, Solange Henson, Alex Fimane and Gaiter.   SciTech Hands on Museum is open for the evening from 6 to 8 p.m. The fun, interactive museum for all ages offers free creation stations that blend art and science throughout the evening. At 7 p.m., an artistic science demonstration will be performed on the main floor.   Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, 43 W. Galena Blvd., is open from 5 to 8 p.m. with the impressive watercolor trains of local artist and firefighter Mark Robinson.   The Light of the Heart, upstairs at 14 W. Downer Pl., is unveiling their new group room along with a renovated individual therapy room and making art. Also, patrons can sign up to get free tickets to attend the screening of “Inocente” on May 17 at the Copley Theatre in...

Summer Concerts Announced...

Los Lobos is coming to Two Brothers Roundhouse’s Summer Festival and Blues Traveler is gracing the outdoor pavilion at RiverEdge Park this summer. It’s lining up to be a fun, exciting summer in downtown Aurora as local venues are starting to announce their lineups that will fill warm days and long nights. Los Lobos, of La Bamba fame, will perform outside in the large parking lot turned festival grounds on Saturday, June 21. They will headline the three-day festival. Two Brothers Roundhouse announced the full lineup in early May; it includes Justin Townes Earle, Autumn Defense, Cornmeal, and Ralph’s World on Sunday – the free, family day. Blues Traveler with Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth and Uncle Kracker will be one of the first concerts at RiverEdge Park this season when they perform on July 6 as part of the Under the Sun Tour. The bands will find legions of fans that followed the popular ’90s bands. Blues Traveler also just released a new CD. Stay tuned for more summer fun announcements coming...