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:

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.


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


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:

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.
1) GAR Museum/Downer
2) Fire Museum/Broadway & New York St.
3) Restaurant Row/New York Street
4) Santori Library
5) SciTech Museum/Benton

Visit for more events. Events are free unless otherwise noted.