Virtual First Fridays comes to you on April 3 #virtualfirstfridays

Don’t go anywhere! First Fridays is coming to you. Stay at home and enjoy art, music, and more on April 3 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Visit Aurora Downtown and other participating venues on Facebook for live video throughout the evening. Participate in a virtual scavenger hunt and be entered into drawings for gift cards from downtown businesses.

Participate at home by tagging #virtualfirstfridays on Facebook and Instagram. Show us how you are enjoying Virtual First Fridays at home.

VIRTUAL LINEUP

5 to 6 PM
Wesley UMC in Aurora, IL: Sounds of Comfort
Live music by Thew Elliot and Michelle Curiel

5 to 7 PM
Decari: Everyone’s Taste In One Place
Explore our menu through live stream cooking and sampling for curb side pickup customers.
Donation option: Donate through a slice for our first community in need service.

5 to 8 PM
Crystal House: La Beehouse 100% pure candle wax roll out
La Bee House Candles 100% organic beeswax candles with coconut oil, scented with peppermint essential oils. Our natural colored beeswax is poured into stunning glassware with designs that has been sand carved by hand. Carving may be customized. All of the products made by artisans in Illinois. Artist: Chaz Nieponski
Music by: Ngolle Pokossi

5 to 8 PM
SciTech Hands On Museum: SciTech’s Science Spectacular
SciTech Hands On Museum will be hosting 3 live broadcasts! A Lego build at 5 p.m. and science shows on the hour at 6 and 7 p.m.
Donation option: SciTechVSB.givesmart.com OR text SciTechVSB to 76278

5:30 to 7 PM
Aurora Regional Fire Museum
Join the Aurora Regional Fire Museum for some fun during our virtual First Fridays on Friday, April 3. We will be live on Facebook every 30 minutes with a new activity for the whole family to enjoy.

Fire Triangle – 5:30pm
Join Museum Assistant Rachel as we talk about the fire triangle and how knowing of the ingredients of a fire can help you practice fire safety. This will include a demo of the fire triangle to give kids a visual example of how fires start and grow and what they can do to safely dismantle the triangle.

Storytime with Jackie – 6:00pm
Make sure to tune in with the kids for a fun storytime with Museum Volunteer Jackie. Jackie will be reading one of our Director’s favorite childhood books ‘Firemouse’ by Nina Barbaresi.

Researching Your Family History – 6:30pm
If you’re looking for a new hobby to pick up, tune in with former Museum Assistant Cayla Wagner as she talks about how using social distancing as a way to start researching your family history!

6 to 6:30 PM
AKA Dance: Family Dance Class
Grab the family and take a live dance class! Starting at 6 pm. All ages!

6 to 7 PM
Society 57: Coffee Conversations with Society 57 & Modest Coffee
Join Society 57 & Modest Coffee for a fun discussion about all things coffee.
Shop/Donate: https://society57.square.site

6 to 7 PM
The Cotton Seed Creative Exchange: STLTHART Live Painting Event
STLTHART a Native Aurora resident and artist will be streaming live via The Cotton Seed Creative Exchange’s Facebook Page. STLTHART will have a live painting event and would like to offer support to the community through his art.

6 to 9 PM
Wyckwood House: Live concert with Nick Gutierrez
Online specials throughout the night from local artisans.
Download coloring sheets: https://wyckwoodhouse.com/wyckwood-love/
Shop: wyckwoodhouse.com

6:30 to 7:30 PM
Aurora Public Library, Illinois: Dave Ramont
Musician Dave Ramont will perform a live set on the library’s Facebook page.

7 PM
The Venue: YouTube Broadcast of a past performance by Eclipse-Chicago, a Tribute to Pink Floyd, from October 12, 2019 at The Venue – presented by the Fox Valley Music Foundation.

7:30 to 7:50 PM
Zen Loft Wellness Center: Camelia Danza Belly Dance
Live performance! You will see a Belly Dance Set on what we call the Fat Chance Belly Dance Style.
Donation option: PayPal

The ArtBar: Aurora Rainbow Art Project
To push back against hate, make rainbow art and share by tagging #aurorarainbowart

CARRY-OUT SPECIALS

Decari To Go, 33 N. Lake St.
https://www.decaritogo.com/
For every takeout or delivery order we will also include free samples of a few other options from our menu. You can stream the cooking process via Facebook Live that night. Tune in to Decari ToGo at 5 pm

SCAVENGER HUNT

Find the six rainbow letters that spell out AURORA on participating Facebook pages, and make one comment on each of the letters that you find. You will be entered into drawings for gift cards to support downtown businesses (5 drawings will total $1,000, and each drawing will present a winner with $200 in gift cards). Gift cards are courtesy of Vizo Arts.

Thanks to Vizo Arts for their donation.

Thanks to Yetee Station for the graphics. Thanks to Aurora Fastprint, Inc. for additional design.

Thanks to Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce and Aurora Area CVB.

Photo by Amy Nelson Photography

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