First Fridays Kicks Off Wayne’s World Celebration in Aurora

Party On! 25 Years of Wayne's World begins on Feb. 3 at First Fridays in downtown Aurora.

Party On! 25 Years of Wayne’s World begins on Feb. 3 at First Fridays in downtown Aurora. Visit a recreated set and more.

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

7 to 10 p.m.

 

The ArtBar, Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway

The Desire Show

6 p.m. to midnight

 

SciTech, 18 W. Benton St.

District 129 Advanced Art Show & Lego Corner opening

6 to 8 p.m.

 

Music is featured at the following on Feb. 3:

 

River’s Edge Cafe, 14 W. Downer Pl., Ste. 18, welcomes Josue Paiz DJ and art from 5 to 9 p.m.

 

The following venues are open with a variety of offerings on Feb. 3:

 

Culture Stock, 43 E. Galena Blvd.

Human Library of the Fox Valley

6 to 8:30 p.m.

“Respect the Mic” spoken word

8 to 9:30 p.m.

 

AKA Dance, 14 W. Downer Pl.

Valentine and Popcorn Party

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Zen Loft Wellness Center, 6 W. Downer Pl., upstairs

Mini classes and belly dance

6 to 9 p.m.

 

Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway

Pop Up Shop featuring over a handful of local artisans and vendors.

6 to 9 p.m.

 

David L. Pierce Art & History Center, 20 E. Downer Pl.

First floor: Camp Hammond

Second floor: Aurora Story

6 to 9 p.m.

 

Pick up a free First Fridays passport at any of the venues. Punch your passport and turn in at your last venue for a chance to win a Party On! goody bag.

Feb 3 First Fridays map
All events are free and art is for sale. Free trolley rides serving parking lots and circling downtown run from 6 to 10 p.m.