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First Fridays in January: Tattoos and Photographs

Celebrate the New Year downtown Aurora style! Visit our First Friday venues on Friday, Jan. 3 and bring in 2014. This month, two venues open their doors for a night of art, music, food, drink and community. The following venues will host...

Chicks and Squares at December’s First Friday

Chicks and Squares at December’s First Friday

DOWNTOWN AURORA – A dozen women who share a common passion are among several artists who will shine in the spotlight this Friday night in downtown Aurora. “Broad Strokes” features the work of local female artists who have influenced Aurora’s downtown art...

One Paragraph Review: Miss Saigon!

One Paragraph Review: Miss Saigon!

Aurora – It was my first time seeing Miss Saigon, so I didn’t know what to expect when I saw the show on Saturday night at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora. I knew it was a love story, and then there...

Fall/Winter Issue OUT NOW!

Fall/Winter Issue OUT NOW!

The fall/winter issue is out now! Pick up a copy today or click on the cover to read it online. The latest issue of Downtown Auroran magazine features a cover story on downtown living, interviews with Chris Hamilton and Dean and Dianne...

Why you should back Andrea Dawn’s new album

Why you should back Andrea Dawn’s new album

It’s kind of like shopping local. More of your money stays here – in your own community – when you pick up groceries at Prisco’s Fine Foods, for example. Your dollar is supporting people in your town, at your schools, etc. instead...

Day of the Dead in Aurora, Illinois

Day of the Dead in Aurora, Illinois

Here is a list of Day of the Dead celebrations happening in Aurora: Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 3 to 4 p.m.: Visit Nido Art Studio and decorate a paper Catrina skull for free. All ages are welcome! Friday, Nov. 1: First Fridays...

“In the Heights” is as real as it gets

“In the Heights” is as real as it gets

It’s about a quarter a minute. And it’s worth every penny. I feel like I have to quantify it because I’m having too many conversations in which money is the excuse not to see the new Broadway series shows at Paramount Theatre...

Hot Fresh Jam featuring Greg Boerner

Hot Fresh Jam featuring Greg Boerner

A new concert series kicks off in October at Culture Stock in downtown Aurora. Hot Fresh Jam is a free, kid-friendly concert series featuring local musicians. Aurora musician Greg Boerner performs on at 4 p.m. on Wed. Oct. 9. Greg Boerner is...

Comics at The DLP on Aug. 23

Comics at The DLP on Aug. 23

The Aurora Public Art Commission, in association with Rotten Apple Studios in downtown Aurora, is presenting its latest exhibit, An Introduction to the World of Comics, beginning August 23 at the David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place. The exhibit features the...

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