First Fridays Kicks Off Wayne’s World Celebration in Aurora...

First Fridays on Feb. 3 kicks off Party On! 25 Years of Wayne’s World, a six-month long celebration of the movie’s anniversary.   First Fridays, a monthly celebration of art, music, and culture invites patrons to dress up as a character from the movie, or to wear a flannel to the evening festivities. More than a dozen venues are open with a variety of offerings.   The following venues are open with Wayne’s World activities:   If These Walls Could Talk, 32 S. Stolp Ave., is hosting a Wayne’s World poster contest from 7 to 11 p.m.   Santori Public Library, 101 S. River St., is open with several Wayne’s World activities including Stan Makita’s Donut Shop, “Take a Shot at Wayne and Garth” (goalie shots in the Atrium), Two Minutes of Excellent Fame: Don a Wayne or Garth wig, hat, glasses, flannel, and video a line from the movie. Flannel Impromptu Art Gallery: “WW’s Fashion Strut & Selfie.” 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.   Leland Legends, 1 S. Stolp Ave., hosts Wayne’s World karaoke from 8:30 p.m. to close.   Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway, invites patrons to dress up like Wayne and Garth using their props and photo booth from 6 to 9 p.m.   View Wayne’s basement in the former Waubonsee Community College building on Stolp Avenue and Galena Boulevard. Take selfies and share on social media with hashtag #partyonaurora. 6 to 9 p.m.   Participate in on-street trivia, win raffle prizes, and more.   Free trolley rides from 6 to 10 p.m. Find out more about Party On! events and partnering events and screenings at www.auroradowntown.org.   Art is featured at the following venues on Feb. 3:   Repertoire Reservoir Studios, 14 W. Downer, upstairs Propensity for the Densities...

Stand Up Comics Wanted!...

Laughs and Drafts is a new comedy open mic in downtown Aurora. Hosted by Kate Perkins, of Aurora, the open mic will feature stand up comics who are looking for a few laughs. The open mic is on the third Tuesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gillerson’s Grubbery, 33 W. New York St. in downtown Aurora. It is free and there is no cover. Sign up at 6:45 p.m. for a slot. Visit Laughs and Drafts on Facebook for more information or to be guaranteed a...

Muse Dance Studio opens in downtown Aurora...

  Nicole Mullins saw an opportunity to fill a gap in downtown Aurora. Mullins was excited about the new businesses popping up near the used bookstore that she runs. There is now a dance studio for kids and a place for massages and hula hoop classes. But Mullins wanted to shake her booty. “I saw a need for a dance studio catered to adults,” she said. Mullins quickly signed a lease above YM Boutique at 5 1/2 Downer Pl. She started offering classes in January. While focused on adult dance classes, Muse Dance Studio also offers classes for children interested in hip hop and more. Muse is partnering with Simply Destinee to offer classes at their location on Aurora’s East Side as well. They are currently offering a January sign-up special. Check out Muse Dance Studio on...