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Dec 13 Mar 15 Snow Sledding / Skating / Skiing
With 165 parks, sled hills, skating rinks and 48 miles of trails, the Fox Valley Park District is a 2,500-acre playground for winter activities and cold-weather fun
Fox Valley Park District
Jan 13 Feb 18 When the Cats Away
When the Cat's Away is a classic British sex farce written by Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke, based on their very popular British TV sitcom -George and Mildred
Riverfront Playhouse
Jan 20 Jan 20 Nigel Mack and the Blues Attack at the Roundhouse
Chicago blues ‘triple threat’ (slide guitar, harmonica and vocals) Nigel Mack delivers a high-energy show that fuses blues classics with the punch of contemporary original blues
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Jan 20 Jan 20 Libido Funk Circus @ Ballydoyle
This band has been relentlessly entertaining a wide range of audiences since it's inception in 1996
Ballydoyle Irish Pub
Jan 20 Jan 20 Run Forest Run on Center Stage
Chicago's Top 90s Cover Band is playing in Downtown Aurora on Hollywood Casino's Center Stage
Hollywood Casino Aurora
Jan 20 Jan 20 Katie Hibben @ the Roadhouse
Solo acoustic show during Roadhouse Bar & Grill's happy hour
Roadhouse Bar & Grill
Jan 20 Jan 20 Defending the Caveman
Couples are sure to be roaring with laughter and sharing knowing glances while asking “Could comedy give couples therapy a run for its money
Paramount Theatre
Jan 21 Jan 21 Scarlett Fever at the Roundhouse
Scarlett Fever is a variety cover band of experienced musicians playing clubs, festivals, weddings and corporate events in the city and suburbs
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Jan 21 Jan 21 Enchanted Afternoon (Fit for a Princess)
Join Elsa, Anna, Rapunzel and Belle for an enchanted afternoon of games, activities, and a deliciously dainty dessert
Eola Community Center
Jan 21 Jan 21 Final Groove Dance Party @ Ballydoyle
Final Groove will be bringing it back to Ballydoyles Aurora for their first show of 2017
Ballydoyle Irish Pub
Jan 21 Jan 21 Back Country Cooking Demo
If you’ve suffered through mediocre meals in the name of backpacking/kayak/canoe trips we have an event you won’t want to miss
Rocktown Adventures
Jan 21 Jan 21 The Bar Show at the Comedy Shrine
This show is an interactive improvised party game experience that you definitely need to see in person
Comedy Shrine
Jan 21 Jan 21 God Save the Queen: A Tribute to Queen
These guys are packing Queen’s biggest hits like “We Are the Champions,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Somebody to Love” into one huge set, and they’re doing it with all that over-the-top theatricality that made Queen one of the best-known bands in music history
Paramount Theatre
Jan 21 Jan 21 Red Woody: An Evening with Journey @ The Law Office
Red Woody is pulling out all the stops this evening to pay tribute to the nostalgic tunes of Journey
Law Office Pub & Music Hall
Jan 21 Jan 21 Mucca Pazza Kicks Off Fermilab's 50th Anniversary!
Mucca Pazza has been taking Chicago by storm, so what better way to celebrate Fermilab's epic 50th Anniversary
Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Jan 21 Jan 22 Stone Ruckus @ Derailed Bar and Grill
Blending all that is great about today's modern country with classic country and rock favorites
Derailed Bar and Grill
Jan 22 Jan 22 Open Sketch at Water Street Studios
Join local artists for a relaxing afternoon of sketching at Water Street Studios
Water Street Studios
Jan 23 Jan 23 The Color of Joy at Petite Palette
What color brings you Joy
Petite Palette
Jan 25 Jan 25 Lecture: Practice Doesn't Make Perfect
Narcissism is on the rise
Aurora University's Perry Theatre
Jan 26 Jan 26 Blues Jam @ The Law Office
The Law Office will be smoking hot with some of the best blues players in the area
Law Office Pub & Music Hall
Jan 26 Jan 26 Artic Forest at Petite Palette
Students will learn facts about the Aurora Borealis while viewing images of their beauty for inspiration in their own drawings followed by a brief lesson on soft pastels
Petite Palette
Jan 27 Jan 27 Fermilab's Greatest Hits: Highlights from the First 50 Years
A half-century ago, the Enrico Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory began to grow on the Illinois prairie
Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Jan 27 Jan 27 G-Snacks @ River’s Edge
This is a group of musicians with a wide variety of influences and a very unique style of music they call Electronic Funk Metal
Rivers Edge Bar & Grill
Jan 27 Jan 27 Ethan Bell Band @ The Brick Lounge
The Ethan Bell Band is a hot modern country/party band from the Chicagoland area
Brick Lounge
Jan 28 Jan 28 Super SciTech Saturday - They Say it’s Your Birthday!
Come celebrate with us as we explore three of the most famous inventors born in January
SciTech Hands On Museum
Jan 28 Jan 28 Hi Infidelity @ Ballydoyle
Playing music of all types, but mostly from the 80s Rock period
Ballydoyle Irish Pub
Jan 28 Jan 28 John Till @ The Law Office
John Till wowed the crowd with his larger than life sound as he made his first appearance at the Law Office in support of Dead Horses
Law Office Pub & Music Hall
Jan 28 Jan 28 Dog Sled Demo at Lippold Park
Sledding with the Siberians will feature the sled dogs of the Free Spirit Sled Demo Team
Lippold Park
Jan 28 Jan 29 Back Country Roads @ Brown Pub
SLEEPING UNDER 47 returns to the town it all started in over 15 years ago and are bringing their pals Imbecile Missile to rock the unsuspecting rurals
Brown Pub
Jan 29 Jan 29 Spektral Quartet
The Spektral Quartet returns to Fermilab for a stylistically inquisitive program centering around composers’ cunning use of the pizzicato technique
Fermilab's Art Gallery
Feb 2 Feb 2 Sweet Felted Valentine's Teddy Bear
Create something extra sweet for yourself or someone special this Valentine's Day as you needle felt a 4" teddy bear holding a heart
Esther's Place Fiber Arts Studio
Feb 3 Feb 3 Aurora's First Friday
Enjoy a night of art, fun, music, dance, and community at local businesses and venues in downtown Aurora on the first Friday evening of the month
Downtown Aurora
Feb 4 Feb 4 An Evening with Molly Ringwald
Molly Ringwald acts, writes books, and sings jazz
Batavia Fine Arts Centre
Feb 5 Feb 5 The Three Celli
Back by popular request, it's The Three Celli, performing a mix of music for one, two or three celli by some of the area's finest musicians
Fermilab's Art Gallery
Feb 7 Feb 7 Mark Ponzo, Trumpet / Special Guest James Brown, Organ
Mark Ponzo returns to the Crimi stage with James Brown of Northern Illinois University, presenting a selection of works and transcriptions for trumpet and organ
Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium
Feb 7 Feb 7 Art of Facts: Brian Dettmer exhibit
Dettmer continues his work with books as sculptural material and cultural object
Schingoethe Center of Aurora University
Feb 7 Apr 28 "art of facts: Brian Dettmer"
Opening Reception: Tues
Schingoethe Center of Aurora University
Feb 8 Mar 19 Sweeney Todd: A Musical Thriller
SWEENEY TODD - THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET It’s just another day in 19th Century England, and Benjamin Barker has returned home
Paramount Theatre
Feb 10 Feb 10 Redfield @ Suzy’s
Redfield is back at it Febuary 10th at Suzy's in Yorkville
Suzy's Bar & Grill
Feb 10 Feb 10 Werewolf Ride with Pedal and Spoke
A fun full moon ride to get beer with friends
Pedal & Spoke Bicycle Shop
Feb 11 Feb 11 Laws of Love Variety Show @ Law Office
The Laws of Love will bring you many tastes and flavors of beer and performance art
Law Office Pub & Music Hall
Feb 12 Feb 12 The Drifters
THE DRIFTERS…one of Rock & Roll’s founding vocal groups is once again touring the U
Sandwich Opera House
Feb 12 Feb 12 Fermilab Family Open House
Join Fermilab for an afternoon of science fun
Fermilab's Wilson Hall
Feb 13 Feb 13 Classic Movie Monday: Moulin Rouge (2001)
This modern day cult-classic takes you to a glamorous Parisian nightclub
Paramount Theatre
Feb 15 Feb 15 Cantus: No Greater Love Than This
While it is easy for us to glorify the bravery of our soldiers, the reality is much more complex
Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium
Feb 16 Feb 16 Trek with a Naturalist
Winter is a wonderful time for an invigorating hike
Les Arends Forest Preserve
Feb 16 Feb 16 Buyer Beware! with Doug Grier
Whether it’s fine print so small that you can barely read it or cleverly misleading ad claims, it can be a jungle out there for consumers
Waubonsee Community College Academic & Professional Ctr
Feb 17 Feb 18 AOC Power Trio at Rivers Edge
Acoustic style Power Trio playing everything from traditional fiddle tunes and bluegrass standards to jambandish covers by The Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, BB King and everything in between
Rivers Edge Bar & Grill, Batavia
Feb 18 Feb 18 Patrick Sweany @ The Law Office
Patrick Sweany likes the spaces in between
Law Office Pub & Music Hall
Feb 19 Feb 19 Waterline Writers Poetry Reading
Waterline Writers Poetry Reading is a monthly event featuring area writers
Water Street Studios
Feb 19 Feb 19 Yorkville Big Band
This full 21-piece big band has been entertaining enthusiastic audiences since 1993
Yorkville American Legion
Feb 20 Feb 20 Classic Movie Monday: Glory (1989)
During the heart of the American Civil War, Col
Paramount Theatre
Feb 21 Feb 21 Cristian Pastorello, Piano Recital
Pastorello’s recital will feature music by Beethoven and Chopin as well as a diverse selection of compositions of the 20th century, including works by Claude Debussy and American composer Philip Glass
Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium
Feb 22 Feb 22 James Kao: Artist Talk
James Kao makes paintings and drawings that present the child-like, animal-like and angelic sensibilities that underlie our world
Aurora University's Perry Theatre
Feb 24 Feb 26 Don’t Hug Me - The Musical
It’s Fargo meets The Music Man (without the blood or the trombones)
Indian Valley Theatre at Sandwich Opera House
Feb 25 Feb 25 Super SciTech Saturday - ART-chitecture
Creation Stations open for everyone to learn how Art and Science belong together
SciTech Hands On Museum
Feb 25 Feb 25 Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile"
Murder on the Nile, by one of the greatest mystery writers in world literature, Agatha Christie, will be staged at Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium by the Aquila Theatre company
Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Feb 27 Feb 27 Classic Movie Monday: Scarface (1983)
After assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana makes his way to Miami to carve his name on the American drug trade
Paramount Theatre
Mar 3 Mar 3 Paramount Art Gallery Exhibit Opening
The Paramount Theatre, Downtown Aurora and the Paramount House Artists invite the public to an artist reception located on the second level of the Paramount Theatre Grand Gallery
Paramount Theatre Grand Gallery
Mar 3 Mar 3 Aurora's First Friday
Enjoy a night of art, fun, music, dance, and community at local businesses and venues in downtown Aurora on the first Friday evening of the month
Downtown Aurora
Mar 5 Mar 5 Mardi Gras at SciTech
Featuring World Famous Bubba The Alligator and Jim Nesci’s Cold Blooded Creatures
SciTech Hands On Museum
Mar 5 Mar 5 Picosa Ensemble
Picosa is a new Chicago-based mixed chamber ensemble (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano)
Fermilab's Art Gallery
Mar 6 Mar 6 Classic Movie Monday: Titanic (1997)
The RMS Titanic is “The Ship of Dreams” -luxurious, extravagant, unsinkable
Paramount Theatre
Mar 8 Mar 8 Handcraft a Silk Scarf at Esther's
Handcraft a Haute Couture Sprinkle-Shibori Dyed Scarf
Esther's Place Fiber Arts Studio
Mar 10 Mar 10 Artrageous
The excitement of watching a team of artists painting at electric speed right before your eyes is an experience you will never forget
Batavia Fine Arts Centre
Mar 11 Mar 11 Easter in the Country
The 35th Annual Easter in the Country
Sandwich Schools
Mar 11 Mar 11 Dennis Watkins: Official Magic Man
Chicago’s “Official Magic Man” is back with high-powered, fast-paced, unexplainable feats of magic and mentalism that are guaranteed to blow your mind
Waubonsee Community College Auditorium
Mar 11 Mar 11 Alan Doyle and Beautiful Gypsies
Alan Doyle, actor, producer, newly-minted best-selling author, and best-known as lead singer for Newfoundland's beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, released his second solo album, So Let's Go
Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Mar 13 Mar 13 Classic Movie Monday: Far and Away (1992)
Joseph and Shannon take a risk leaving Ireland for America in hopes of finding a better life on Oklahoma soil
Paramount Theatre
Mar 14 Mar 14 "Through the Plexiglass: A History of Museum Dioramas"
In her object lesson, Assistant Professor Bridgitte Barclay will explore how animal displays have shaped, and been shaped by, humans’ relationship with the natural world
Aurora University's Tapper Recital Hall
Mar 18 Mar 18 Bob and the Beachcombers
This all-ages family fun show features the super surfing hits of the 60's, some of the classic rock & roll of the 50's, along with popular favorites from the 70's and the 80's, as well
Sandwich Opera House
Mar 19 Mar 19 Waterline Writers Poetry Reading
Waterline Writers Poetry Reading is a monthly event featuring area writers
Water Street Studios
Mar 19 Mar 19 Yorkville Big Band
This full 21-piece big band has been entertaining enthusiastic audiences since 1993
Yorkville American Legion
Mar 19 Mar 19 Wonders of Science at Fermilab
Watch amazing science demonstrations at the annual Wonders of Science show
Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Mar 20 Mar 20 Classic Movie Monday: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
The sleepy town of 1960 Maycomb, Alabama is awakened when the most honest man to walk the earth, Atticus Finch, is called upon to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman
Paramount Theatre
Mar 22 Mar 22 University Chorale / Chamber Choir Concert
Welcome the choirs home after their annual concert tour
Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium
Mar 23 Mar 23 On the Same Track - Aurora and the Burlington Railroad
Since 1849 the destinies of the city of Aurora and the Burlington Railroad have been intertwined
Waubonsee Community College Downtown
Mar 24 Mar 24 Home Free
Pitch Perfect fan
Paramount Theatre
Mar 25 Mar 25 Super SciTech Saturday - Females in Flight
Creation Stations open for everyone to learn how Art and Science belong together
SciTech Hands On Museum
Mar 25 Mar 25 Try Your Hand at Cartooning
No drawing experience is necessary for this unique creativity workshop with the multi-talented Steven Fischer
Waubonsee Community College
Mar 25 Mar 25 Madeleine Peyroux and Rickie Lee Jones
This show’s giving a whole new meaning to the term “girl power
Paramount Theatre
Mar 26 Mar 26 Golden Dragon Acrobats
Immerse the whole family in the colorful, intense, theatrical world of Chinese acrobatics
Paramount Theatre
Mar 27 Mar 27 Classic Movie Monday: Kill Bill (Double Feature)
Kill Bill Volume 1 – 6 p
Paramount Theatre
Mar 28 Mar 28 "The Devil's Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich"
"The Devil's Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich" features Author Robert Wittman, Retired FBI Art Crimes Specialist
Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium
Mar 30 Mar 30 Tornadoes: Past, Present and Future
A meteorological expert will share the history and our current level of understanding regarding tornadoes and the prospects of predicting tornadoes
Waubonsee Community College Auditorium
Mar 31 Apr 2 Riverdance
The Washington Times put it best: “Riverdance is quite simply incredible…
Paramount Theatre
Mar 31 Apr 8 AU Spring Musical: Little Shop of Horrors
Broadway musical meets sci-fi horror is this dark musical comedy "Little Shop of Horrors" by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
Aurora University's Perry Theatre
Apr 1 Apr 1 DakhaBrakha at Fermilab
DakhaBrakha is a quartet from Kiev, Ukraine
Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Apr 7 Apr 7 Aurora's First Friday
Enjoy a night of art, fun, music, dance, and community at local businesses and venues in downtown Aurora on the first Friday evening of the month
Downtown Aurora
Apr 7 Apr 9 "Rumors" a farce by Neil Simon
Four couples are about to experience a severe attack of farce
Waubonsee Community College Auditorium
Apr 10 Apr 10 Brian Green, Physicist, Theorist, Author
Innovation, exploration, and discovery are deeply ingrained in human nature, and the keys to their success transcend disciplines
Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium
Apr 15 Apr 15 Aurora Egg Hunt
Downtown Aurora
Apr 16 Apr 16 Waterline Writers Poetry Reading
Waterline Writers Poetry Reading is a monthly event featuring area writers
Water Street Studios
Apr 21 Apr 21 Lecture: Invisible Influence: How the Indoor Microbiome Influences Health
Invisible Influence: How the Indoor Microbiome Influences Health by Dr
Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Apr 21 Apr 21 Under the Stars Gala at the Paramount
Proceeds help fund Broadway Series and Dreams Do Come True Program
Paramount Theatre Meyer Ballroom
Apr 23 Apr 23 Yorkville Big Band
This full 21-piece big band has been entertaining enthusiastic audiences since 1993
Yorkville American Legion
Apr 24 Apr 24 Classic Movie Monday: Edward Scissorhands (1990)
A scientist creates an animated human-being
Paramount Theatre
Apr 26 Apr 26 AU Band and Flute Ensemble Concert
The AU Band and Flute Ensemble join forces again to perform instrumental music
Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium
Apr 28 Apr 28 Aurora University's Spring Concert
Join Aurora University Choirs and the Fox Valley Orchestra for a dramatic finish to the Aurora University concert season
Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium
Apr 29 Apr 29 Super SciTech Saturday - April Fools Your Brain
Creation Stations open for everyone to learn how Art and Science belong together
SciTech Hands On Museum
Apr 30 Apr 30 Elizabeth von Trapp
Elisabeth von Trapp’s earliest memories are the sounds of music
Sandwich Opera House
May 1 May 1 Classic Movie Monday: Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Oblivious friends Lloyd and Harry stumble across a suitcase full of money left by the attractive Mary Swanson as she boards a plane
Paramount Theatre
May 5 May 5 Aurora's First Friday
Enjoy a night of art, fun, music, dance, and community at local businesses and venues in downtown Aurora on the first Friday evening of the month
Downtown Aurora
May 8 May 8 Classic Movie Monday: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
After a painful breakup with his girlfriend, Joel undergoes a procedure to have the memories of his relationship wiped from his brain
Paramount Theatre
May 13 May 13 The Other Mozart by Sylvia Milo
Little Matchstick Factory's The Other Mozart is the true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother, to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history
Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
May 14 May 14 Sunday at Sandwich Antiques Show
May 8 is Mother’s Day and the first date for the 4th season of the Sunday at Sandwich Antiques Market
Sandwich Fairgrounds
May 15 May 15 Classic Movie Monday: Terms of Endearment (1983)
Emma and her mother Aurora Greenway have never had the best relationship, and things get even more strained when Emma marries a man Aurora despises
Paramount Theatre
May 18 May 31 NCAA Division I Golf Championships
The 2017 NCAA National Golf Championships will be held at Rich Harvest Farms and hosted for the first time by Northern Illinois University, with play taking place from May 19-24 (women) and May 26-31 (men)
Rich Harvest Farms
May 20 May 20 Second City Improv All-Stars
Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, Chicago’s legendary comedy theater visits the Sandwich Opera House with “The Second City: Improv All-Stars” an irresistible hour of improvised comedy
Sandwich Opera House
May 20 May 20 Aurora Kite Festival
Aurora Kite Festival welcomes everyone and all ages to come fly a kite with us
Jake's Bagels and Deli
May 20 May 29 Aurora Vets Week
The Aurora Veterans Advisory Council (AVAC) is hosting its inaugural Aurora Vets Week beginning on Armed Forces Day and concluding on Memorial Day
City of Aurora
May 21 May 21 Waterline Writers Poetry Reading
Waterline Writers Poetry Reading is a monthly event featuring area writers
Water Street Studios
May 21 May 21 Yorkville Big Band
This full 21-piece big band has been entertaining enthusiastic audiences since 1993
Yorkville American Legion
May 22 May 22 Classic Movie Monday: Saving Private Ryan (1998)
The mission is a man in Steven Spielberg’s masterful World War II epic
Paramount Theatre
May 27 May 27 Super SciTech Saturday - Who Framed Dr. Meinstein?
Creation Stations open for everyone to learn how Art and Science belong together
SciTech Hands On Museum
May 28 May 28 46th Annual AACA Car Show, Swap Meet, Flea Market
The 45th Annual Silver Springs Chapter of Illinois Region AACA Car Show and Swap Meet
Sandwich Fairgrounds
May 29 May 29 Classic Movie Monday: Wayne's World (1992)
Party on, Aurora
Paramount Theatre
Jun 1 Jun 1 Art Opening: A Lasting Mark at Fermilab
Fermilab continues its 50-year anniversary celebration with work from the artist who helped give Fermilab its visual identity, Artist Angela Gonzales
Fermilab Art Gallery


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