Who has the best local donuts? Find out at First Fridays on April 7
This First Fridays is one for your doughnut hole. The monthly night of art, music, dancing, theater, and more just got sweeter. On April 7, visitors to downtown Aurora can visit more than a dozen participating venues and explore downtown’s vibrant art scene.
Party On! 25 Years of Wayne’s World continues at First Fridays on April 7 with a donut taste off hosted by Aurora Historical Society from 6 to 9 p.m. at David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Pl. Six local bakeries compete for the Andy Aurora Top Donut Award.
Wayne’s replica basement is open from 6 to 9 p.m. at 5 E. Galena Blvd. in the future Aurora Arts Center. Bring your camera and use hashtag #partyonaurora. Get your song on at Leland Legends, 1 S. Stolp Ave., as they keep the Wayne’s World hits coming at karaoke beginning at 8:30 p.m.
Artisan pop up shops are open at Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway. Stop by and shop unique creations and one-of-a-kind items from 6 to 9 p.m. The museum also has a Wayne’s World photo booth for selfies.
Santori Public Library is hosting Mutual Ground Survivors’ Art Show and Art Auction, a recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and survivors’ healing journeys via art, music, and performance from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Waubonsee Community College’s Aurora Downtown Campus presents Poetry Out Loud from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The ArtBar, a one-night pop up art gallery, hosts The Body Show from 6 p.m. to midnight at Two Brothers Roundhouse. Jake Mack and the Lesser Stags cover Wilco’s A.M. record starting at 8:30 p.m.
Aurora Art Studios are open for guests to explore the working artist studios of Cheryl Holz, Anne Von Ehr, Tara Ginocchio, David Hettinger and Rafael Rocha from 5 to 7:30 p.m. upstairs at 50 E. Galena Blvd.
River’s Edge Cafe, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 18, hosts Match Game Live from 7 to 9 p.m. featuring questions about Wayne’s World and the city of Aurora. Drawings by Tara Miller are up on the cafe wall.
If These Walls Could Talk, 32 S. Stolp Ave., opens “A World Untouched,” art by David Esquivel from 7 to 11 p.m.
Art by Diana Vera is featured at Culture Stock, 43 E. Galena Blvd., from 6 to 9 p.m. Spoken word starts at 9 p.m.
Artist Keri Borkowicz is the featured artist at Oddlots HQ, 121 W. Benton St. from 6 to 9 p.m.
AKA Dance, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 10, offers a free kids dance class and dollar popcorn from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Also open during First Fridays is SciTech Hands On Museum and Christian Science Reading Room both from 6 to 8 p.m., Zen Loft Wellness Center with mini classes from 6 to 9 p.m., and Gillerson’s Grubbery with a special KBS keg tapping at 5 p.m.
The Riverfront Playhouse presents “Mad Gravity” at 8 p.m. for $17. Tickets are available at www.riverfrontplayhouse.com.
First Fridays maps are available at all venues. Free trolley rides from 6 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.auroradowntown.org.