First Fridays hosts gallery night featuring downtown photography, all-woman art show on Feb. 2

 

Documenting Downtown: A Photo Show opens on Feb. 2 at Metropolitan Coworking. First Fridays kicks off the year with more than 20 venues. Photo by Ethan Meyers.

First Fridays is a monthly offering of arts and culture in downtown Aurora. Visit participating venues and explore downtown on the first Friday of the month. First Fridays is art, music and more!

Free trolley rides from 6 to 10 p.m. Join us for FIRST FRIDAYS * GALLERY NIGHT on Feb. 2.

See you at First Fridays! Pick up a map at any venue.

A R T

1
If These Walls Could Talk, 32 S. Stolp Ave.
“Essence: Amanda Meyer” Conceptual Photography from artist Amanda Meyer*
7 to 10 p.m.

2
Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway
Images of the Aurora Fire Department: Photographs by Jim DeSomer
Pop Up Shops
5 to 8 p.m.

3
The ArtBar @ Two Brothers Roundhouse
Euphoria Show^
Josh Schultz^
6 to midnight

4
Fox Art Studio, 9 S. Stolp Ave.
Jim Zimmer: Recent Collage Work*
Dada Soul Face*
6 to 9 p.m.

5
Aurora Public Art Commission, 20 E. Downer Pl.
NEVERTHELESS: Women Depicting Women*
6 to 8 p.m.

6
Gallery 1904, 1 E. Benton St.
Identity/PEOPLE^
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

7
Metropolitan Coworking, 14 W. Downer Ste. 16
Documenting Downtown: A Photo Show*
East Aurora Jazz Ensemble
6 to 9 p.m.

8
Santori Public Library, 101 S. River St.
Storytelling: Hmong American Voices*
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

9
The Web, 134 W. Downer Pl.
Josue Paiz^
6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

*Opening night
^One night only

M U S I C

10
Endiro Coffee, 29 W. New York St.
Live music: Olivia Ports
Art by Marisa Muro
6 to 9 p.m.

11
River’s Edge Cafe, 14 W. Downer Blvd. Ste. 18
Ben & Jecelyn Shankin
Open until 9 p.m.

12
Gremlen Recording Studios, 130 W. Downer Pl.
Karaoke and Open House
6 to 9 p.m.

M O R E

13
Gillerson’s Grubbery, 33 W. New York St.
Sweetwater Brewery
Free glassware with draft purchase
6 p.m. until gone!

14
AKA Dance, 14 W. Downer Pl.
Family Game Night
6 to 7:30 p.m.

15
Culture Stock 43 E. Galena Blvd.
Respect the Mic
9 to 10:30 p.m.

16
SciTech, 18 W. Benton St.
Frozen Fractals Student Art Show
“Climate Change Oceans: Acid vs. Life”
6 to 8 p.m.

17
Oddlots Gallery @ Holbrook Mill, 121 W. Benton St.
1000 Words by Jean Hess
Misty River Music Makers at 7 p.m.
6 to 9 p.m

18
Indie Studio Space, 105 E. Galena Blvd.
Showcase: Bruce Jones
5 to 8 p.m.

19
Zen Loft Wellness Center, 6 W. Downer Pl.
$5 Mini Classes, Demos, Massage
6 to 9 p.m.

20
All Spoked Up, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 12
Pop Ups: Wheatley Design/Studio88
5 to 9 p.m.

21
Christian Science Reading Room, 34 S. Stolp Ave.
Free kids crafts
6 to 9 p.m.

T R O L L E Y

1) GAR Museum, 23 E. Downer Pl.
2) Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway (rear lot)
3) Restaurant Row on New York St. @ River St.
4) Santori Public Library, 101 S. River St.
5) SciTech Museum, 18 W. Benton St.

Visit the Facebook invite here.