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  • February 21, 2024
  • Paramount Theatre

The music of Elton John brings to life the story of Billy Elliot, an 11-year-old English boy who stumbles upon a ballet class during his weekly boxing lesson. His surprise love for dance must be hidden at all costs, especially from his coal miner father. With help from his sharp-tongued teacher…

  • February 21, 2024
  • Two Brothers Roundhouse

An acoustic sing around, currently hosted at the Two Brothers Roundhouse. The weekly folk music sing around is sponsored by the Fox Valley Folklore Society and has been going on since 1975. All acoustic instruments, voices and listeners are welcome to attend this free event.

  • February 21, 2024
  • Nuna Ceramics Art Studio

A talented Instructor will guide 7 students in this eight week course. Each class will take place once a week for 2.5 hours. Students will learn from the basics of centering and opening to fundamentals of glazing. Class includes clay and studio tools. This class is for students 12-15 years old.

  • February 21, 2024
  • Little White School Museum

This special exhibit, curated by students in the Aurora University Museum Exhibition class, focuses on how important love, family, and relationships have been throughout the history of Oswego. From love letters to wedding dresses, private diaries to romance novels, there is so much love to go…

  • February 25, 2024
  • Sidecar Supper Club & Beer Garden

It's our favorite day of the week! Enjoy bluegrass and folk musicians round the ‘fireplace’ for our weekly installment of Bluegrass Sunday! Family Friendly Show! Thanks to Mark of the River Valley Rangers for providing and procuring the tunes year after year! In the outdoor months, we head outside…

Billy Elliot: The Musical

Feb 21, 2024 - Mar 24, 2024 Paramount Theatre

Fox Valley Folk Music Sing Around

Feb 21, 2024 - Jan 01, 2025 Two Brothers Roundhouse

Teens Pottery Wheel-throwing Class

Feb 21, 2024 - Feb 28, 2024 Nuna Ceramics Art Studio

Village of Love: The Love Stories of Oswego Exhibit

Feb 21, 2024 - Mar 30, 2024 Little White School Museum

Pete Jive 'Fireside' at Sidecar

Feb 23, 2024 Sidecar Supper Club & Beer Garden

Trip Ideas

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    Broadway In Aurora

    Billy Elliot: The Musical Feb 21

    Billy Elliot: The Musical

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    The music of Elton John brings to life the story of Billy Elliot, an 11-year-old…

    A Streetcar Named Desire Mar 13

    A Streetcar Named Desire

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    New Orleans. The heat is sweltering, the liquor flows, and the secrets are thick as…

    Dinner & A Show

    The Venue Aurora

    • 21 S. Broadway Avenue
    • (331) 212-8490

    The Venue is a live music venue and community center hosting concerts, workshops…

    The Turf Room Restaurant

    • 1033 Kilberry Ln.
    • (630) 906-9300

    Relax, this place has a winning combination of fine dining and exciting atmosphere…

    Dakotas Yorkville

    • 227 Heustis Street
    • (630) 381-9390

    Specializing in craft food, bourbons, tequila, craft beer, and cocktails. Enjoy an…

    Comedy Vault

    • 18 E. Wilson Street
    • (630) 454-4174

    The Comedy Vault is a hip comedy club offering live standup comedy and entertainment…

    113 Main

    • 113 Main Street
    • (331) 216-5133

    Welcome to 113 Main, located in the heart of downtown Oswego.  Our menu features…

    Girlfriends Getaway

    Billy Elliot: The Musical Feb 21

    Billy Elliot: The Musical

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    The music of Elton John brings to life the story of Billy Elliot, an 11-year-old…

    Family Vacation Guide

    Billy Elliot: The Musical Feb 21

    Billy Elliot: The Musical

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    The music of Elton John brings to life the story of Billy Elliot, an 11-year-old…

    Curated Stories

    Welcome to our Insider's Blog, your guide to all the wonders found throughout the Aurora area of Illinois. Get the latest travel tips, highlights, news, and stories from the people who know our city best.

    Holiday

    Oswego Christmas Walk returns December 1st, 2023

    The Village of Oswego Christmas Walk presented by Allied First Bank kicks off the holiday season in downtown Oswego from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Dececember 1st, 2023. Presented by…

    James Cardis
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