First Fridays Nov. 4: Art, Music & Day of the Dead

Artist Laura Lein-Svencner opens a show on Nov. 4 at If These Walls Could Talk during First Fridays.

Artist Laura Lein-Svencner opens a show on Nov. 4 at If These Walls Could Talk during First Fridays.

First Fridays on Nov. 4 invites you to explore art, music & more in downtown Aurora. This month, wear Day of the Dead makeup, wear masks, or bring your six-foot paper mache puppet for a Day of the Dead parade at 7:30 p.m. on Water Street Mall near Aurora’s City Hall on Downer Place.

First Fridays brings art, music, dancing, and more to downtown Aurora on the first Friday of the month. Join your friends and neighbors in downtown! See the full list of participating venues below.

**Free trolley rides from 7 to 10 p.m.**

****Nov 4 Venues****

– Art –

Allen + Pepa Architects Art Gallery* (Anton Witek ~ 5 to 9 p.m.)

If These Walls Could Talk* (“In Flux” Laura Lein-Svencner ~ 7 to 11 p.m.)

David L. Pierce Art & History Center (Camp Hammond, 1861 ~ 6 to 9 p.m.)

The ArtBar (The Despair Show ~ 6 to midnight)

Repertoire Reservoir Studios (The Humanity of Deities ~ 7 to 10 p.m.)

Blue Bird Beat @ Leland Tower (Watershed Watchdogs Photography Show ~ 6 to 8 p.m.)

– Music –

River’s Edge Cafe (Barn Party @ 7 p.m. ~ 5 to 9 p.m.)

Ballydoyle (Jake Mack on the main stage. Artist Nate Velasquez ~ 5 to 9 p.m.)

Leland Legends (Karaoke ~ 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.)

– More –

Culture Stock (Spoken Word Open Mic ~ 8 to 9:30 p.m. & Day of the Dead Parade on Water Street Mall @ 7:30 p.m.)

Gillerson’s Grubbery (Tailwinds rum and tequila tasting ~ 7 to 9 p.m.)

AKA Dance (Hot chocolate and popcorn open house ~ 6 to 7:30 p.m)

Zen Loft Wellness Center (Belly Dance, Yoga, Massage, & More ~ 6 to 9 p.m.)

SciTech Hands On Museum (See a Day of the Dead statue! 6 to 8 p.m.)

Aurora Regional Fire Museum (New Logo Launch & Fire Safety Mad Libsy ~ 6 to 8 p.m.)

G.A.R. Museum (6 to 8 p.m.)

PME Cake Decorating (cupcake decorating demo ~ 5 to 6 p.m.)


First Fridays Nov 4

Trolley 7 to 10 p.m. Stops: Downer/Stolp; Fire Museum; New York/River; SciTech.

*denotes an art opening

Pick up a free First Fridays map at any of the venues. Punch your passport and turn in at your last venue for a chance to win a First Fridays goody bag filled with gift certificates and more!

*** First Fridays SPECIALS ***

15% off at All Spoked Up from 6 to 9 p.m.
15% off at YM Boutique from 6 to 9 p.m.
25% off of sunglasses and eyeglasses at Eyeland Optical on the first Friday of the month. Open until 6 p.m.
Culture Stock is $1 books!
20% off at PME Cake Supplies

Food trucks will return for the summer season in May 2017.

First Fridays is EVERY month except January & July.