Virtual First Fridays content from May 1. Tune in at home!

Enjoy all the art, music, and more that happening at Virtual First Fridays on May 1. Click on the button links below to experience it from home.

Visit Aurora Downtown and participating venues on Facebook for live video throughout the evening.

Participate at home by tagging #virtualfirstfridays on Facebook and Instagram, and be entered into drawings for gift cards from downtown businesses. Show us how you are enjoying Virtual First Fridays at home.

Due to the current stay-at-home order, Aurora Downtown’s May 1 Food Truck Festival is tentatively rescheduled for October 2.


Wesley UMC

“Looking Homeward: More songs of comfort”

DeCari To Go

“Vegan Feast”

Join them live on Facebook. Free samples with carry-out and delivery. Order a vegan item and get a free dessert. Order online at https://www.decaritogo.com/ or call (630) 844-8100.

SciTech Hands On Museum

“DIY STEAM: Hot Air Balloons”

Aurora Regional Fire Museum

“May Flowers”

Support the Museum at 5:30 PM; Craft with Rachel at 6 PM

Learn about how you can support the fire museum and some exciting offers, and then tune in for a night of floral crafts made with items from around your house.

Lisa Gloria

“Drink and Draw”

Live oil painting demonstration, chat, and visit. BYOB!

Society 57

“Conversation with Katic Bread & Society 57”

Aurora Public Library

“Live music by Santos Ramos”

Paramount School of the Arts

“Creative Chat”

*Please note that PSA experienced some technical difficulties with their planned event.* Come chat with staff at the Paramount and School to talk about why creativity is so important in these times. Enjoy a special 20% discount on summer camps with code FRILIVE.

The Cotton Seed Creative Exchange

“Virtual Paper Flower Workshop”

Tune into a virtual workshop with The Unruly Artist. Purchase a kit for $15 (or gather materials around the house) and get ready to create beautiful everlasting paper blooms.

If These Walls Could Talk

“Live Painting with Jennifer Hunger”

Watch one of our favorite local artists, Jennifer Miller Hunger from Canvas and Coffee, as she guides us through creating our own Monet-inspired “Lily Pond”. Create your own masterpiece!

Wyckwood House

“Artisans Night”

Hear from some of your favorite Wyckwood House artisans as they feature their products. They’re going live on Instagram.

Endiro Coffee

“Coffee Brewing 101”

Basic overview of coffee making, learning the equipment, and getting to see how your favorite drinks are made. 

Cheryl Holz

“The “Shelter in Place” Art Auction on Facebook”

Premiering a short video co-created about this series and the processes used to create them.  Then each piece will be posted, and viewers can bid in the comments underneath it. 

All Out Records

“Spinning party – live!”

All Out Records will be spinning from their personal and shop collection, from vintage rock n’ roll – to funk – to the heavy stuff, live from Quarantine!

AKA Dance

“’80s Pilates Fusion Class”

Join AKA Dance Studio’s Miss Danielle for a free 1/2 hour ’80s themed Pilates Fusion class. All ages welcome, no experience necessary. See their Facebook page for Zoom login details.

Aurora Public Art

“Draw Along”

Artist Jen Keller will lead a drawing session for Aurora Public Art. Grab a pencil and paper, then tune in to learn how to create a simple line drawing of an animal at Phillips Park Zoo.

Gary Brown Art

“Behind the Scenes with an Artist “

Gary Brown will demonstrate how art creations are made in the studio, from a simple idea to the final masterpiece in the gallery. Enjoy art creations from artists Brown and Andrew Zabela-Zabelin.

Altiro – Aurora

“Cocktail class”

Make a fun cocktail with owner Roberto. Tune in with your shaker ready! Here’s what you’ll need to make ALA SANDÍA 🍉
1 lime
1 oz fresh orange juice
1 oz fresh lime juice
3 oz vodka
1 jalapeño
3 cilantro leaves
1 oz organic agave nectar

SciTech Hands On Museum

“Museum Membership Sale!”

Support your local Science Center and help Fund a Future Scientist. Buy your Membership today. If you buy your membership today, your membership year won’t start until SciTech Hands On Museum is ready to re-open. Receive $25 off your Family Nuclear Membership if purchased during Virtual First Fridays! Use code: VTFF512020

Warehouse 55

“Weekend Online Sale”

Enjoy an early start to their weekend sale with 15% off all online purchases plus free local delivery.

The Artbar

“The Kaiju Show”

Greetings, fellow Giant Monsters! We burst from the depths to stomp Midwestern Light City flat into dust, only to find there are no tiny humans on the surface, fleeing our resplendent form in screaming throngs! How are we to scoop them up to fill our glorious gullets? How are we to incinerate their buzzing flying machines with our atomic breath if the sky is empty? We will return to our lair deep below the Two Brothers Roundhouse until we are awakened by the drone of their scurrying. Some of the tiny insignificant beings are putting up effigies and shrines to our might, surely in hopes of forestalling the inevitable. Watch for them at www.artbaraurora.com on May 1st.

Photo by Amy Nelson/Logo by The Yetee