This month, First Fridays celebrates Women’s History Month on March 3 at 30 venues open to the public.
Visit downtown Aurora and explore a downtown open house filled with live music, art shows, cultural activities, and more.
Aurora Historical Society | Aurora Public Art at The DLP, 20 E. Downer Pl.
1st floor: Aurora’s Own Ruth Van Sickle Ford: Exhibit feat. her life story + paintings
3rd floor: Live R&B music by Melodic at 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. | Our Mentors photography exhibit, 6 to 9 p.m.
The ArtBar at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway
Artbart: A Simpsons Show feat. Alexis Patino, 7 to 11 p.m.
Artesan Lofts Art Gallery, 2 S. Stolp Ave.
Blacklight feat. Johnny Felix paintings | blacklight palette makeup performance by Gina Ginn from G.A.M.E Makeup Supply, 6 to 9 p.m.
Zen Loft Wellness Center, 6 W. Downer Pl. upstairs
WOMEN an art exhibit, 5 to 9 p.m.
French 75 Gallery and Lounge, 56 E. Galena Blvd.
New Paintings from Daniel Mundy + a special First Fridays craft cocktail, 5 p.m. to midnight
Sergio Furniture | Catarinas Aurora, 36 W. Downer Pl.
Handmade Mexican Art, open until 9 p.m.
Ballydoyle Irish Pub, 28 W. New York St.
Tango Comic’s Graphic Novel release + Vizo Arts Gallery feat. Josh Schultz, Ray Gomez, Brian Schab, Francis Penavic and Juan Carlos Baez | Live music by acoustic trio The Downhillers, 6 to 10 p.m.
Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway
Museum Open and Mural Reveal: Explore the museum + view the recently completed mural by Aurora Christian students, 5 to 8 p.m.
The Venue, 21 S. Broadway (entrance on Water Street Mall)
Dave Ramont & Gerald Dowd: Suggested Donation Show, 8 to 11 p.m.
Tavern on Broadway, 24 N. Broadway
Live music by Ryan Worthy, 8 to 10 p.m.
Altiro Latin Fusion, 1 S. Stolp Ave.
Live Spanish Rock, 6 to 8 p.m.
Aurora Tap House, 134 W. Downer Pl.
DJ Happy Meal, 9 p.m. to midnight
Tredwell Coffee, 14 W. Downer Pl.
Celebrating Women: Live music by Duo, Echo and Ransom (Colleen Wild and Jason Benefield) | Girl Scouts Troop 709 + Greg Zilioli with A Call to Shoulders, 5 to 9 p.m.
The Polished Peach Spa, 5 W. Downer Pl. 2nd FLR
Peachy Promo: Complimentary Samples and Peachy Deals, 5 to 10 p.m.
Unveiled Studio, 5 ½ W. Downer Pl.
Pay Your Age Boudoir Micro Session: 15 min Boudoir micro sessions with 1 digital image for the price of your age. 21+ only, 5 to 10 p.m.
Santori Public Library, 101 S. River St.
Woman Up!: Live music by Mariachi Sirenas + Magnolia Dance Collective bellydance | Girl Scouts crafts | Empowered Women of the Future Club + League of Women Voters, 6 to 8 p.m.
The Perch, 31 W. Downer Pl. 3rd FLR
Mindful Craft for all ages + Historical Spiritual Women Spotlight: Learn about historical women who have shaped our understanding of spirituality and faith, 5 to 8 p.m.
Zen Loft Wellness Center | I of the Angeles, 6 W. Downer Pl. upstairs
Open house: Open Mic for musicians and poets with Mo Pippy (Instruments and hand drums provided or bring your own, 5 to 10 p.m.
Amy Morton’s Stolp Island Social, 5 E. Galena Blvd.
Celebration of Women: Cheers to Women First Fridays Cocktail, 5 to 9:30 p.m.
Endiro Coffee, 29 W. New York St.
Live music + art show, 5 to 9 p.m.
The Cornucopia Tea & Gift Shop, 63 S. Broadway
The Tea Ladies Social Hour: Teas of the month, free tea tasting, St. Patrick’s Day Tea Celebration, 10% off all Teas. 15% off all Chinaware, open until 9 p.m.
Jim Schweizer presents The AI Generation, 1 E. Benton St. upstairs
Explore AI Generation: Stable Diffusion, CurrentGPT chat models, demonstrations + discussion, 6 to 9 p.m.
Society 57, 100 S. River St. (pictured | photo by Brandon Butler)
Cocktails & Bites + Live Music + Gerardo Madrigal Art Exhibit, 6 to 10 p.m.
Huge Witch, 31 W. Downer Pl. STE 212 (inside Aurora Business Center)
Tarot, Oracle, and Astrology Readings from LGBTQ POC katherine the great or spend $40 on merch and get a free reading, 5 to 9 p.m.
Pure Skin Solutions, 26 S. Stolp Ave.
Exfoliation, Music and Refreshments: Discounted Hand ($25) and Lip ($20) Exfoliation, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
G.A.R. Museum, 23 E. Downer Pl.
Hidden Warriors: The History of Women in the U.S. Military to open at 6 p.m., 5 to 9 p.m.
Premil, 46 W. New York St.
2k tournament, food, and 10% off the entire store ($50 to play | spectators welcome), 5 to 9 p.m.
The Cotton Seed Creative Exchange, 64 S. River St.
Pop up with Suki Finds with unique merchandise, art pop up, raffles and 10% off select merchandise + music, 5 to 9 p.m.
Chupacabra Puerto Rican Kitchen, 31 N. Broadway
Aroma Roots: Handcrafted bath & body, soaps, wax melts, 5 to 9 p.m.
Wyckwood House Boutique + Cocktail Bar, 80 S. River St.
Cocktails + shopping + live music: Matthew Ripsch Music + musician and local artist Lauren Ottley with custom prints, 5 to 9 p.m.
FNBO, 140 S. River St. STE 112
Open house, light refreshments and goodies | 1819 Madera Designs pop up, 5 to 9 p.m.
For more information, including a map, visit www.auroradowntown.org.