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Arts & Entertainment

Address: 50 E. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL
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Aurora Art Studios is a cooperative of area artists featuring water color, pen and ink sketches and mixed media work. The studios also hosts open gallery events, and features local artists. Aurora Art Studios is open by appointment only. They host an open house annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Phone Number:
(630) 801-0818
Contact Email:
cheryl@cherylholz.com
Address: 42 W. New York St.
Aurora
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“Basement of the Dead haunted house in Aurora Illinois which is just outside of Chicago Illinois is simply put one of the BEST haunted houses in the country. Their attraction features some of the scariest actors, crazies scenes, and amazing set design, plus one of the industries best 3D haunted houses.Now sit back and read all about the best haunted house in the Chicago Illinois area The Basement of the Dead.”
Located across the bridge from Hollywood Casino and behind Ballydoyle Irish Pub in the Court Yard.
Website Address:
Phone Number:
(630) 896-2466
Contact Email:
basementofthedead@gmail.com
Address: 20 E. Downer Pl.
Aurora
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One of the oldest buildings in downtown Aurora is home to both the Aurora Historical Society and the Aurora Public Art Commission. The David L. Pierce Art and History Center at 20 E. Downer Pl. is a three-story limestone-faced structure that was restored and reopened to the public as a museum in 1996; it was renamed in honor of the former mayor in 2003.
Each floor is filled with art and history. The first floor houses a gift shop with plenty of Aurora-themed items; the second floor is home to “Aurora Story,” an eclectic look at Aurora’s past through vintage, iconic relics; and the third floor features rotating exhibits hosted by Aurora Public Art.
It is free to visit the museum. Donations are appreciated.

Hours are Wed-Sat, Noon to 4 p.m. and most First Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m.

Website Address:
Phone Number:
(630) 256-3348
Contact Email:
events@aurorahistory.net
Address: 56 E. Galena Blvd.
Aurora 60505
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French 75 is a fine art gallery and cocktail lounge combined.

Phone Number:
(630) 340-5675
Contact Email:
french75gallery@gmail.com
Address: 7 S. Broadway
Aurora
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Gallery and Studio located at 7 S. Broadway. View and purchase the work of artist Gary Brown and featured local artists.

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(630) 768-4591
Address: 1 W. New York St.
Aurora
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Try award-winning steak at Fairbanks or treat yourself to a bite from Take Two. Hollywood Casino Aurora boasts some of the best casino dining options in the Chicago area. They offer a variety of choices, each with its own unique experience. From a quick bit to eat at Take Two between spins on the slots, to a truly fine dining experience at Fairbanks Steakhouse, Hollywood Casino Aurora dining can’t be beat.

Phone Number:
(630) 801-1234
Address: 32 S. Stolp Ave.
Aurora
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“If These Walls Could Talk Custom Framing & Gallery is co-owned and operated by Jennifer Rauch and Tim Frederick. Combined, Jennifer and Tim have over twenty years of experience in the custom framing business.

​As a small local business, If These Walls Could Talk uses local vendors and suppliers whenever possible. ” – http://www.itwct.com/aboutus

Website Address:
Phone Number:
(331) 212-5962
Contact Email:
wallstalk@itwct.com
Address: 56 S. Lasalle St.
Aurora
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Located in the 605 innovation District at 56 S. Lasalle St.

Phone Number:
(630) 788-1348
Address: 20 S. Stolp Ave.
Aurora
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“The new Paramount School of the Arts is housed in the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center located next to Paramount Theatre in Downtown Aurora. The Dunham Aurora Arts Center will also include new rehearsal space for the Broadway Series, guest artist apartments, a restaurant and affordable artist housing.

The new school facility will include over 20 private studios, large classroom spaces, a dance studio and the beautiful new Studio Theatre, a flexible performance space which doubles as a dance studio and classroom. The school will be the home to students of all ages and ability to study both privately and in a group setting.” – https://paramountaurora.com/school/about/

 

Phone Number:
(630) 896-6810
Contact Email:
school@paramountarts.com
Address: 23 E. Galena Blvd.
Aurora
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Paramount Theatre is an exquisite and historical entertainment hall accommodating nearly daily productions.

Phone Number:
(630) 896-6666
Contact Email:
vald@paramountarts.com
Address: 11-13 Water Street Mall
Aurora
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Riverfront Playhouse is a tucked away treasure in downtown Aurora. Located along the bricked Water Street Mall, this local theatre company operates year-round providing entertainment nearly every weekend presenting comedies, murder mysteries, thrillers and original plays and some children’s productions. Ticket discounts available on Facebook and Foursquare. Check out their website or social media pages for the current offering.

Phone Number:
(630) 897-9496
Contact Email:
info@riverfrontplayhouse.com
Address: 59 S. LaSalle St.
Aurora
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“The Crystal House is not just a store to purchase crystal merchandise, it also deals in one of a kind gifts and engravings tailored for each customer. The new location is at 59 S. LaSalle St.”

 

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Phone Number:
(630) 512-0400
Contact Email:
elias@crystalhouse.us
Address: 21 S Broadway Ave
Aurora
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“The Venue is a live music performance space in downtown Aurora, Illinois, with a 200-seat listening room and outdoor stage when weather permits. We are proud to book nationally-recognized talent in all genres of music from blues and big band, to rock and world music, and everything in between. Frequently, our opening acts feature regional and local musicians and songwriters.

The Venue is a part of the Fox Valley Music Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to music education and preservation. Please visit FVMF.org for more information.” – https://themusicvenue.org/

Phone Number:
(313) 212-8490
Contact Email:
info@themusicvenue.org
Address: 57 S. LaSalle St.
Aurora
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Velazquez Pool Hall brings information together into one course, for the pool/billiards community to search, find, and Go Play Pool.

Website Address:
Phone Number:
(630) 859-1079
Contact Email:
info@goplaypool.com
Address: 102 E. Galena Blvd.
Aurora 60505
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$15 Admission, FREE PLAY arcade. No quarters needed!

Phone Number:
(630) 340-4867