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Party On! Kid’s Air Guitar Competition

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Party On! 25 Years of Wayne’s World features events from Feb. 3 to July 4.

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April 29
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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SciTech

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SciTech Hands on Museum
18 W. Benton st
Aurora, 60506 United States
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6308593434

First Fridays on May 5 fills downtown with art, food trucks, live music

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First Fridays on May 5 fills downtown with art, food trucks, live music

First Fridays is art, music, dancing, theater, and more! Visit participating venues and explore downtown on the first Friday of the month. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the Food Truck Festival at this month’s First Fridays! Party On! 25 Years of Wayne’s World continues at First Fridays on May 5. See more below. Free trolley rides & more! Cover photo by Jason Arthur. ***May 5 venues*** Art: Aurora Public Art Commission, DLP at 20 E. Downer Pl. Jazz Occurrence with Lewis Achenbach 6 to 8:30 p.m. Emergent, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 16 Abstraction of Colour – Darren Jones 6 to 9 p.m. If These Walls Could Talk, 32 S. Stolp Ave. Mosaic: Works by Frank Mascenic 7 to 11 p.m. The ArtBar, Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway The Delirium Show 6 p.m. to midnight Gallery 1904, 1 E Benton St. Congressional Art Competition 6 to 9 p.m. Oxie Affordable Optical, 131 W. Galena Blvd. Ruth Van Sickle Ford Art Show 5 to 8 p.m. Repertoire Reservoir Studios, 14 W. Downer Upstairs Incendiary Gestures 7 to 10 p.m. Music: Gazebo at Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp Ave. Music to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Sones de Mexico at 6 p.m. James Sanders Conjunto at 8 p.m. 6 to 10 p.m. Ballydoyle, 23 W. New York St. See website. River’s Edge Cafe, 14 W. Downer Pl. Tone Deft on the back patio 5 to 9 p.m. Leland Legends, 1 S. Stolp Ave. Wayne’s World karaoke 8:30 p.m. to close More: Food Truck Festival, Benton Street Over a dozen food trucks and fun! 5 to 10 p.m. Santori Public Library, 101 S. River St. John C. Dunham STEM School “Green” House Models & IMSA’s Virtual Reality Tour 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Rocktown Adventures, 107 Spruce St. Free 15 min. paddle rides on the Fox River 6 to 7:30 p.m. All Spoked Up, 14 W. Downer Pl. Sir’ly Machinist pop up Grand Opening at 3:30 p.m. AKA Dance, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 10 Free Kids Dance Class at 6:30 and Cotton Candy fundraiser 6 to 8 p.m. Zen Loft Wellness Center, 6 W. Downer Pl., upstairs $5 Mini classes: yoga, belly dance, and aerial yoga. $10 sample massage and more. 6 to 9 p.m. SciTech, 18 W. Benton St. Art & Exhibits 6 to 8 p.m. Riverfront Playhouse, 11 Water Street Mall “Bus Stop” opening night 8 p.m. $17 Tickets: http://www.riverfrontplayhouse.com/ Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway Pop Up Shop and Human Society Animals 6 to 9 p.m. Culture Stock, 43 E. Galena Blvd. Ms. O’s Art Students (6 to 8 p.m.) Human Library (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) Respect the Mic Spoken Word (8:30 to 10 p.m.) 6 to 10 p.m. Aurora Historical Society, DLP at 20 E. Downer Pl. First floor: Camp Hammond Second floor: Aurora Story 6 to 9 p.m. G.A.R. Museum 6 to 9 p.m. ***Party On! Wayne’s World Events*** Aurora Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway Wayne’s World Photo Booth 6 to 9 p.m. Last chance!!! View Wayne’s basement at 5 E. Galena Blvd. in the old Waubonsee building on Stolp and Galena. 6 to 9 p.m. On-street trivia & more! Free trolley rides from 5 to 10 p.m. Stops: 1) GAR Museum/Downer (serving Stolp/Downer parking garage) 2) Fire Museum/Broadway & New York St. (rear lot) 3)...

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Aurora’s Summer Second Saturdays are free, family-friendly fun at downtown plaza

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Aurora’s Summer Second Saturdays are free, family-friendly fun at downtown plaza

Summer Second Saturdays are brought to you by Aurora Downtown, a non-profit group of business and property owners located in SSA # One in downtown Aurora. Enjoy an afternoon of free, family-friendly fun along the Fox River at the gazebo at Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp Ave. Bring lunch! Events are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13: School of Rock Plainfield School of Rock Plainfield, where students learn to rock on stage and in life. School of Rock isn’t just about creating killer musicians with a lasting love of music. Because life isn’t a solo act, we’re equally focused on creating awesome bands of friends and musicians. We’re as much about orchestrating a community in Plainfield full of cool experiences as we are about building confidence, extraordinary teamwork and achieving excellence through a unique teaching method. Everyone deserves to feel like a rock star. Welcome to a place where students learn to create face-melting music while developing the skills they need to do so much more. June 10: The Aviators The Aviators are student rock band from the Fox River Academy of Music and Art in Oswego, IL. Led by local musician Zach Goforth, the group performs a blend of modern rock and pop songs by Twenty One Pilots, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, and more. July 8: Two DJs and a Food Truck Aurora DJ’s United Entertainment’s DJ Pena and DJ Alfred bring their Chicago house-style mixes to the plaza this summer for one date only. Don’t miss it! A food truck will be joining us on Stolp Avenue. Gobble Doggs offers yummy turkey dogs and veggie dogs. Aug 12: Dabylon Aurora’s Premier Reggae Rockers… Dabylon is a work in progress that has matured over the past ten years. Made up of a mixture of family members and long time friends from the West Side of Aurora. Check out homegrown Aurora talent at its finest. Sept 9: Science in September featuring SciTech Hands on Museum SUPERCALI-SCIENTIFIC INTERACTIVE DEMOS for the whole family! Come down to the plaza and learn about science while having...

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Live summer music series at Millennium Plaza announced

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Featured News | Comments Off on Live summer music series at Millennium Plaza announced

Live summer music series at Millennium Plaza announced

Millennium Plaza, the green space along Stolp Avenue next to Leland Tower in downtown Aurora, hosts 18 free concerts this summer. The concerts are part of Wednesdays at the Plaza, a free summer concert series, First Fridays, and Summer Second Saturdays, a free afternoon with family-friendly entertainment and activities. The concrete auditorium seating is the perfect setting for a summer evening with live music. May 5: Cinco de Mayo Concert: Sones de México Ensemble/James Sanders’ Conjunto May 13: Summer Second Saturdays: School of Rock Plainfield June 2: Eric Chesser and Blue Sky Blind with School of Rock Mokena June 10: Second Summer Saturdays: The Aviators June 14: Jake Mack and the Lesser Stags June 21: Empty Can Band June 28: Wayne’s World special concert feat. Noah’s Arcade with The Kevin Trudo and Friends July 5: Greg Boerner July 8: Second Summer Saturdays: Two DJs and a Food Truck July 12: Devil in a Woodpile July 19: Etha & Friends July 26: Town Band Aug 2: Anderlik, Otto & Church  Aug 4: Scott Tipping Trio with Ron Porter Trio Aug 9: Feed the Birds Aug 12: Summer Second Saturdays: Dabylon Aug 16: Big Sadie Aug 23: Rain Date TBD Aug 30: Rain Date TBD Sept 1: Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts with The Desperate Bastards Wednesdays at the Plaza concerts are from 7 to 9 p.m. First Fridays concerts are from 6 to 10 p.m. and Summer Second Saturdays are 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Coolers (no alcohol) are welcome. Blankets and/or cushions are recommended. Chairs can be set up in the small lawn area. All concerts are sponsored by Aurora Downtown, a non-profit group of downtown business and property owners within SSA #One. Certain dates are also sponsored by City of Aurora and Wednesdays at the Plaza sponsors. Find Facebook invites to Wednesdays at the Plaza...

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Food Truck Festival is back on May 5 in downtown Aurora

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Food Truck Festival is back on May 5 in downtown Aurora

  It’s back and it’s bigger. Aurora Downtown’s Food Truck Festival is May 5. This year, the festival moves one block south to Benton Street. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food, music, and First Fridays in downtown Aurora. We’ll have more food trucks and more room! May 5 activities: Food Trucks from 5 to 10 p.m. on Benton Street from River Street to Water Street. Visit SciTech! Play near the Swimming Stones! Eat on the street! Live music from 6 to 10 p.m. at Millennium Plaza on Stolp Avenue feat. Sones de México Ensemble at 6 p.m. and James Sanders’ Conjunto Latin Jazz at 8 p.m. First Fridays art, music, & more at various venues throughout downtown Aurora from 6 p.m. to midnight. Two trolleys running from parking lots to the festival. ***Food Trucks*** Grumpy Gaucho Happy Lobster Truck Cajun Connoisseur Cheesie’s Kona Ice Alfie’s BBQ Yum Dum Piko Street Kitchen Auntie Vee’s Modest Coffee Taco Grill Gobble Doggs Alice’s Corner Roaming Hog Gandhi the Juice Guru Wurst Kitchen Gillerson’s Grubbery Andre’s Restaurant & More! See you on May 5! All ages! Free! Sponsored by Aurora Downtown and City of Aurora. Sones de México Ensemble sponsored in part by National Endowment for the Arts. Poster by Joshua T....

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Cubs Trophy Coming to Downtown Aurora

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Featured News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cubs Trophy Coming to Downtown Aurora

Cubs Trophy Coming to Downtown Aurora

The Cubs Trophy Tour, presented by State Farm, is coming to the City of Lights on April 3! The City of Aurora, the Aurora Area Sports Alliance and the Paramount Theatre will host the trophy in the Grand Gallery of the Paramount Theatre. “IT IS AN HONOR TO HOST THE 2016 WORLD SERIES TROPHY IN AURORA, ESPECIALLY ON THE OFFICIAL OPENING DAY OF THE 2017 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON.” –Aurora Mayor Robert J. O’Connor FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The first 500 fans in line will receive a wristband and are guaranteed an opportunity to view and take a photo with the trophy. Bring your own camera or camera phone. Due to time limitations, anyone without a wristband is not guaranteed admittance. Viewing will be begin at 1 p.m., and the trophy must leave promptly at 2 p.m. LINE UP STARTING AT 7 A.M. Fans may start lining up at 7 a.m. on the morning of the event near the old lobby entrance near the east side of the theatre along the riverwalk. Sleeping overnight or lining up before 7 a.m. is not allowed. PARKING Parking is available in the Stolp Avenue Parking Deck on the corner of Downer Place and Stolp Avenue and at public parking lots throughout downtown Aurora. QUESTIONS For questions, please call Aurora’s Customer Service Center at 630.256.INFO. More info:...

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First Fridays on April 7: Donuts, Survivor Art, & a Game Show

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First Fridays on April 7: Donuts, Survivor Art, & a Game Show

First Fridays is art, music, dancing, theater, and more! Visit participating venues and explore downtown on the first Friday of the month. Party On! 25 Years of Wayne’s World continues at First Fridays on April 7. See more below. Free trolley rides & more! April 7 venues: Art: Aurora Art Studios, 50 E. Galena Blvd. Upstairs. Open Studios 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tour the working studios of artists Cheryl Holz, Anne VonEhr, Tara Ginocchio, David Hettinger and Rafael Rocha. Santori Public Library, 101 S. River St. Mutual Ground Survivors’ Art Show & Art Auction 5:30 to 8 p.m. A recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and survivors’ healing journeys via art, music and performance. If These Walls Could Talk, 32 S. Stolp Ave. “A World Untouched” Art by David Esquivel 7 to 11 p.m. The ArtBar, Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway The Body Show 6 p.m. to midnight Culture Stock, 43 E. Galena Blvd. Art by Diana Vera 6 to 9 p.m. SciTech, 18 W. Benton St. Art & Exhibits 6 to 8 p.m. Oddlots HQ, 121 W. Benton St. Solo show: Keri Borkowicz 6 to 9 p.m. River’s Edge Cafe, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste.18 Drawings by Tara Miller: 2016 in Remembrance 6 to 9 p.m. Music: Ballydoyle, 23 W. New York St. See website. Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway Jake Mack and The Lesser Stags Play Wilco’s “A.M.” Record 8:30 p.m. Leland Legends, 1 S. Stolp Ave. Wayne’s World karaoke 8:30 p.m. to close More: Waubonsee Community College Poetry Out Loud 7 to 8:30 p.m. River’s Edge Cafe, 14 W. Downer Pl. Match Game Live 7 to 9 p.m. Gillerson’s Grubbery, 33 W New York St Founders KBS tapping 5 p.m. until gone! KBS is an Imperial stout that is a highly regarded stout that comes out once a year! This year Gillerson’s will have a keg of it. AKA Dance, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 10 Free Kids Dance Class and $1.00 Popcorn 6 to 7:30 p.m. Zen Loft Wellness Center, 6 W. Downer Pl., upstairs $5 Mini classes: yoga, belly dance, aerial yoga, hoop dance, and poi. 6 to 9 p.m. Massage, reiki, and therapeutic flying sessions will also be available. Riverfront Playhouse, 11 Water Street Mall “Mad Gravity” 8 p.m. $17 Tickets: http://www.riverfrontplayhouse.com/ Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway Pop Up Shop, Membership Launch, and Wayne’s World Photo Booth 6 to 9 p.m. Culture Stock, 43 E. Galena Blvd. Respect the Mic Spoken Word 9 to 10:30 p.m. David L. Pierce Art & History Center, 20 E. Downer Pl. First floor: Camp Hammond Second floor: Aurora Story Third floor: “Subtext” Photography Exhibit 6 to 9 p.m. Christian Science Reading Room, 34 Stolp Ave. Open House 6 to 8 p.m. ***Party On! Wayne’s World Events*** Aurora Historical Society, 20 E. Downer Pl. Donut Taste-Off 6 to 9 p.m. Six Aurora bakeries vie for the Andy Aurora Top Donut Award Aurora Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway Wayne’s World Photo Booth 6 to 9 p.m. View Wayne’s basement at 5 E. Galena Blvd. in the old Waubonsee building on Stolp and Galena. 6 to 9 p.m. On-street trivia & more! Free trolley rides from 6 to 10 p.m. Stops: 1) GAR Museum/Downer 2) Fire Museum/Broadway & New York St. 3) Restaurant Row/New York Street...

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Egg Hunt on the Island

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Featured News | Comments Off on Egg Hunt on the Island

Egg Hunt on the Island

An all ages egg hunt in downtown Aurora on Saturday, April 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Find eggs on Stolp Island, visit participating businesses and museums, ride the trolley with the Easter Bunny, make crafts, and take part in a scavenger hunt. All free! Egg hunt activities include from 1 to 3 p.m.: Chalk art at Millennium Plaza on Stolp Ave. Egg hunt at Water Street Mall, and along Downer, Benton, & Stolp. Crafts at Culture Stock, 43 E. Galena Blvd. Photos at Metropolitan Coworking, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 16 Ride the trolley with the Easter Bunny! Bring your own camera. Find golden eggs and trade them in for a prize! Egg will be “hidden” in the following locations: Water Street Mall (between Galena and Downer) Millennium Plaza (Stolp Avenue between Galena and Downer) Fire Museum Park (corner of New York & Broadway) Swimming Stones Park (on Benton) And along Downer, Benton & Stolp. Metropolitan Coworking, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 16 – Welcome Table & Golden Egg Prize Table – Cloud Foto photography Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway – Refreshments & sweet treats – Golden Eggs Culture Stock, 43 E. Galena Blvd. – Crafts (hosted by Hesed House and Community Christian Church) SciTech, 18 W. Benton St. – Golden Eggs Santori Library, 101 S. River St. – Golden Eggs The DLP, 20 E. Downer Pl. – Golden Eggs Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp Ave. – Chalk art This is an Aurora Downtown sponsored event. Aurora Downtown is the organization of downtown business and property owners serviced by Special Service Area #One. More info:...

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Irvin and Guzman take to Paramount stage for downtown candidate forum on March 14

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Irvin and Guzman take to Paramount stage for downtown candidate forum on March 14

  Mayoral candidates Richard Irvin and Rick Guzman will take to the Paramount stage on Tuesday, March 14 in the first candidate forum since the primary elections.   Aurora Downtown, an organization of downtown business and property owners, invites the public to an evening with the mayoral candidates from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.   “The forum will be an opportunity for residents to hear from the candidates about issues and their visions relevant to downtown through questions posed by business and property owners as well as Aurora Downtown board members,” said Terry Michels, vice chair of Aurora Downtown, who will moderate the event.   Michels said that index cards will be given to audience members for additional questions.   Aurora Downtown is hosting the free event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and audience members are welcome to stay for a half an hour after the forum to talk with candidates in the lobby.   Both Irvin and Guzman took the top two positions in the February 28 primary election. They will both be on the ballot for the general consolidated election on Tuesday, April 4. Paramount Theatre is located at 23 E. Galena Blvd. Street parking is available nearby and a parking deck is located at Downer Place and Stolp...

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Harry Potter Fans! Time to get excited about a new festival coming to downtown Aurora this summer

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Harry Potter Fans! Time to get excited about a new festival coming to downtown Aurora this summer

  Aurora’s Harry Potter Festival is Sunday, July 30. Yep! That’s just one day before Harry’s birthday. The Facebook event calls it “a festival for all ages, celebrating Harry Potter.” The festival is the brainchild of Aurora resident Kate Purl and is presented by Culture Stock, a used bookstore and gathering place in downtown Aurora. A brief overview of events: Diagon Alley will be set up along Water Street Mall with vendors and crafting stations. Hogwarts Classes in Potions, Herbology, and Care of Magical Creatures will take place at venues along Downer Place and at Millenium Plaza off Stolp Avenue. Search for Horcruxes throughout the downtown area. Children can ride the Hogwarts Express mini train attraction. Dress as your favorite character for the Costume Parade! No admission charges! Some of the events will have fees, but most activities are free. Aurora’s Harry Potter Festival is a community-based fan festival celebrating the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. The Festival is organized by a volunteer committee sponsored by Culture Stock, a not-for-profit organization that provides free and affordable arts events and programs to the Aurora area community. Warner Bros. Entertainment and J.K. Rowling are not responsible for this event and are in no way associated with this creative and amazing event. Stay tuned for more information. Like the Facebook page...

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First Fridays on March 3 features Paramount spring art show, Pop Up Shop

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First Fridays on March 3 features Paramount spring art show, Pop Up Shop

First Fridays is art, music, dancing, theater, and more! Visit participating venues and explore downtown on the first Friday of the month. Party On! 25 Years of Wayne’s World continues at First Fridays on March 3. Free trolley rides & more! Cover art by Raul Rodea. March 3 venues: Art: Paramount Theatre Art Gallery, 23 E. Galena Blvd. 3 – The Spring Exhibit 7 to 9 p.m. If These Walls Could Talk, 32 S. Stolp Ave. “Cracked & Colorful” Paintings by Cleo Manuel Krueger 7 to 11 p.m. Repertoire Reservoir Studios, 14 W. Downer, upstairs “A Delectable Spectacle” 7 to 10 p.m. The ArtBar, Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway The Postcard Show 6 p.m. to midnight SciTech, 18 W. Benton St. Art & Exhibits 6 to 8 p.m. Music: Ballydoyle, 23 W. New York St. See venue for details.  River’s Edge Cafe, 14 W. Downer Pl. Blues musician Phil McLaughlin plus art by West Aurora High School students 7 to 9 p.m. Leland Legends, 1 S. Stolp Ave. Wayne’s World karaoke 8:30 p.m. to close More: Gillerson’s Grubbery, 33 W New York St Windmill Ginger Brew Samples 6 to 8 p.m. Zen Loft Wellness Center, 6 W. Downer Pl., upstairs $5 Mini classes and belly dance 6 to 9 p.m. Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway Pop Up Shop featuring 8 vendors plus Wayne’s World Photo Booth 6 to 9 p.m. Culture Stock, 43 E. Galena Blvd. Respect the Mic Spoken Word 8:30 to 10 p.m. David L. Pierce Art & History Center, 20 E. Downer Pl. First floor: Camp Hammond Second floor: Aurora Story Third floor: Subtext photography group show 6 to 9 p.m. View Wayne’s basement at 5 E. Galena Blvd. in the old Waubonsee building on Stolp and Galena. 6 to 9 p.m. On-street trivia & more! Free trolley rides from 6 to 10 p.m. Visit www.auroradowntown.org for more...

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