Aurora, Illinois - First Fridays Tonight (November 6)

Here is tonight's schedule for First Fridays in Aurora, IL.

I hope you can stop by!  Monica Mancano, REALTOR®, MRP, AHWD, Century 21 Affiliated, 1999 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506

Call/text me at (630) 669-2401 and feel free to visit and use my Real Estate Website to see properties currently available! 

First Fridays, a night of art, music, and culture in downtown Aurora includes the following venues for tonight, Friday,  November 6: 
  •  AKA Dance, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 10, will serve hot cocoa and showcase Christmas dances from "A Christmas to Remember," an upcoming show at Rosary High School. 6:30 p.m. 9 p.m. 
  •  Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway, opens "Teamwork Brotherhood" on the second floor. The show highlights nearly two dozen retired Aurora firefighters. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Culture Stock, 43 E. Galena Blvd., welcomes patrons to join in the fun of wrecking books while making colorful and artistic collages. Books are provided. The used bookstore also hosts open mic on First Fridays. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Pl., offers three floors of continuing exhibits. Aurora Public Art Commission hosts "Faces Among Found Objects" on the third floor and a special mural exhibit on the first floor. Aurora Historical Society presents "Aurora Story" on the second floor. Museum Store is open. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Emergent at Metropolitan Co-Working, a pop-up gallery at 14 W. Downer Pl. Suite 16, shows the works of Bakersfield, Calif. artist Terry Tripp. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
  • Gillerson's Grubbery, 33 W. New York St., is celebrating their official grand opening. Ribbon cutting is at 5:30 p.m. 
  • HealthMarkets, 40 W. Downer Pl., is open with photography by Bob Lockwood. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • If These Walls Could Talk, 32 S. Stolp Ave., opens "Branching Out," a multi-artist exhibit focusing on the natural majesty of trees, featuring artists Dora Fox, Samantha Tekiela, and Eric Dinse. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
  • Mausoleum Gallery, 213 S. River St., is open with art, glass blowing, music, and hundreds of glass pieces on display. Open until 10 p.m. 
  • Michael Edward Smith Photography, 61 S. Stolp Ave., is celebrating one year downtown with giveaways, refreshments, and $20 head shots. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
  • Paramount Theatre's Grand Gallery, 23 E. Galena Blvd., opens a solo show featuring Batavia artist Greta Bell. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • River's Edge Cafe, 14 W. Downer Pl., is open until 10 p.m. with food, photography by Randy Benzie, and music. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • SciTech Hands On Museum, 18 W. Benton St., is open with free admission plus "Fall Into the Rhythm" open mic for ages six and up, and the SciTech Academy Art Show. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • The ArtBar at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, features a pop-up art show themed "The #Selfie Show," artwork inspired by the popular amateur photography of oneself taken by oneself. 6 p.m. to midnight.  
  • Yetee Gallery, 110 Cross St., opens "Blacklight Poster Madness," featuring art that pops under blacklights from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Local band Saint Astro performs at 7:30 p.m.
Free trolley service runs throughout downtown from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
First Fridays in Downtown Aurora invites the community to enjoy art, music, food, theater, and more on the first Friday of the month. 

All events are free and art is for sale. 
For more information, a list of First Fridays specials at participating businesses, and for a map of venues.  visit
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