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Events in August, 2016

45 events found

August 1, 2016, 7 p.m.

Classic Movie Mondays: My Girl

Eleven-year-old Vada ponders the meaning of life in her dad’s funeral home. Ironic. Starring Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin and Dan Akroyd. PG-13. $1.

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Location: Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL

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August 2, 2016

National Night Out

National Night Out events will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2016, in neighborhoods across the City. The events bring neighbors together to strengthen neighborhoods, build a stronger community, and promote relationships between police and residents to create safer neighborhoods and a better place to live. They encourage residents to lock the doors, turn on the porch lights, and join their neighbors for a party in the fight against crime.

 

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 2, 2016, 59 p.m.

National Night Out

Lock the door, turn on the porch light, and join your neighbors and local law enforcement for a night out against crime, with block parties organized in your neighborhood. Look for a list of block party locations in late July at www.aurora-il.org.

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Location: Neighborhoods throughout Aurora

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August 3, 2016, 125 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market – West

The best of Aurora’s Farmers Market comes to your neighborhood for mid-week shopping of the freshest produce and much more. 

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Location: West Aurora Plaza, 1201 W. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL

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August 3, 2016, 6

Wednesdays at the Plaza: A Light Sleeper

Chicago-based quintet (sax, drums, cello, viola, guitar) explores different concepts and approaches, combining myriad elements and styles to not so much defy genre as politely brush it aside. Free.

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Location: Millennium Plaza, 11 S. Stolp Avenue, Aurora, IL

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August 4, 2016, 10 a.m.2 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market – East

Experience the best of Aurora’s Farmers Market right in your neighborhood and tackle your mid-week grocery shopping with the freshest and most local produce around.  

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Location: Our Lady of Mercy Church, 701 S. Eola Road, Aurora, IL

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August 5, 2016, 5 p.m.12 a.m.

First Fridays

Food trucks, fine art, family-friendly activities, and fun for older crowds too, with galleries, shops, music and more. For a map and listing of venues, visit www.auroradowntown.org

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Location: Downtown Aurora

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August 5, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

Beach Boys and the Temptations

Get ready for a night of “Fun, Fun, Fun” at the Park, with legendary beach rock band the Beach Boys, and a side of soul with Motown legends, The Temptations. Tickets at www.riveredgeaurora.com.

Gates open 5:30 p.m. 

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Location: RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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August 6, 2016, 8 a.m.12 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market - Downtown

The most local of local produce, the most wholesome meats and cheeses, the freshest breads and baked goods, plus tasty snacks, live music, kids’ activities, products you can find nowhere else, and a festival atmosphere are all at Illinois’ oldest farmers market. 

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Location: Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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August 6, 2016, 6

Movies in the Park: The Good Dinosaur

In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. PG. Free. 

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Location: Phillips Park Sled Hill, 1000 Ray Moses Drive, Aurora, IL

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August 6, 2016, 6

Alan Jackson

Tonight, party like “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere” with country great Alan Jackson. Tickets available at www.riveredgeaurora.com

Gates open 6 p.m. 

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Location: RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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August 8, 2016, 9 a.m.

Sacred Heart Festival

A day full of family fun, food and music celebrating the rich cultures of Latin America, all benefitting Sacred Heart Parish. More at www.riveredgeaurora.com.

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Location: RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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August 9, 2016, 6

City Council

Aurora City Council meets at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 44 E. Downer Place. Those wishing to address the Council should contact the City Clerk’s office at 630-256-3070 prior to the meeting. 

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Location: Council Chambers, second floor, City Hall, 44 E. Downer Place

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August 9, 2016, 7

Classic Movie Mondays: Pretty Woman

Business becomes pleasure when a businessman falls for his hired escort. Starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. R. $1. 

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Location: Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL

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August 10, 2016, 125 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market – West

The best of Aurora’s Farmers Market comes to your neighborhood for mid-week shopping of the freshest produce and much more.

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Location: West Aurora Plaza, 1201 W. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL

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August 10, 2016, 6

Wednesdays at the Plaza: Kevin Trudo

Aurora’s own troubadour Kevin Trudo brings his own style of gritty yet hummable rock with a heartland feel live to the Plaza. Free.

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Location: Millennium Plaza, 11 S. Stolp Avenue, Aurora, IL

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August 11, 2016, 10 a.m.2 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market – East

Experience the best of Aurora’s Farmers Market right in your neighborhood and tackle your mid-week grocery shopping with the freshest and most local produce around. 

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Location: Our Lady of Mercy Church, 701 S. Eola Road, Aurora, IL

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August 13, 2016, 8 a.m.12 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market - Downtown

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week at Illinois’ oldest market with cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and extra vendor specials. 

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Location: Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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August 14, 2016, 15 p.m.

Ward 2 Ice Cream Social

On Sunday, Aug. 14, students living in Ward 2 are invited to enjoy one last summer treat at the 11th Annual Ward 2 Ice Cream Social, hosted by Ward 2 Alderman Juany Garza. The event includes live music, performances from La Bomboncita the Clown and Those Funny Little People, face-painting by Pancakes the Clown, and free ice cream.

 

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Location: McCarty Park

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August 15, 2016, 7

Classic Movie Mondays: Superman

When an evil villain plots to take over the world, you obviously call the world’s most famous super hero to stop him. Starring Christopher Reeve. PG. $1. 

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Location: Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL

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August 16, 2016, 8 a.m.5 p.m.

Help Build A Special Needs Playground

Volunteers are needed to help install the new, fully accessible playground equipment for special needs children at Gates Elementary School.

 

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Location: Gate Elementary, 800 Seventh Avenue, Aurora

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August 17, 2016, 125 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market – West

The best of Aurora’s Farmers Market comes to your neighborhood for mid-week shopping of the freshest produce and much more. 

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Location: West Aurora Plaza, 1201 W. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL

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August 17, 2016, 6

Wednesdays at the Plaza: Town Band

For a killer tuba solo, check out Town Band, a septet with saxophones, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, euphonium and tuba playing American standards. Free. 

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Location: Millennium Plaza, 11 S. Stolp Avenue, Aurora, IL

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August 18, 2016, 10 a.m.2 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market – East

Experience the best of Aurora’s Farmers Market right in your neighborhood and tackle your mid-week grocery shopping with the freshest and most local produce around. 

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Location: Our Lady of Mercy Church, 701 S. Eola Road, Aurora, IL

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August 19, 2016, 9 a.m.

Midwest Collage Society

The Aurora Public Arts Commission presents a juried exhibition of the fine art collages of the Midwest Collage Society.

 

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Location: David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL

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August 19, 2016, 57:30 p.m.

'The Collective Muse' Collage Exhibit Opens At Aurora Public Arts Commission

The Aurora Public Art Commission and the Midwest Collage Society are proud to present The Collective Muse, an exhibit featuring the work of 30 collage artists.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 19, in the third floor gallery of the Aurora Public Art Commission, in the David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place, Aurora.

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Location: David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place

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August 19, 2016, 7

Downtown Alive! 7th Heaven

The kings of the Midwest cover band circuit, 7th Heaven has been rockin’ for three decades, and has opened for Bon Jovi, Kid Rock and Styx. Tickets are $1 thru May 31, and $3 after, at www.riveredgeaurora.com

Gates open 7 p.m. 

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Location: RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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August 20, 2016, 8 a.m.12 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market - Downtown

The most local of local produce, the most wholesome meats and cheeses, the freshest breads and baked goods, plus tasty snacks, live music, kids’ activities, products you can find nowhere else, and a festival atmosphere are all at Illinois’ oldest farmers market. 

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Location: Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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August 20, 2016, 9 a.m.

Midwest Collage Society

The Aurora Public Arts Commission presents a juried exhibition of the fine art collages of the Midwest Collage Society.

 

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Location: David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL

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August 20, 2016, 6

Movies in the Park: Zootopia

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. PG. Free. 

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Location: Phillips Park Sled Hill, 1000 Ray Moses Drive, Aurora, IL

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August 20, 2016, 6

Boz Skaggs with America

Blues-rocker Box Skaggs and folksy America promise one incredible night. Tickets at www.riveredgeaurora.com.

Gates open 6 p.m. 

 

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Location: RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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August 21, 2016, 9 a.m.

Midwest Collage Society

The Aurora Public Arts Commission presents a juried exhibition of the fine art collages of the Midwest Collage Society.

 

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Location: David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL

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August 21, 2016, 11 a.m.3 p.m.

Friends of LaSalle Street Car Show

Take a stroll down Aurora’s historic Auto Row for this classic auto show. Free.

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Location: LaSalle Street, Between Downer Place and Benton Street, Aurora, IL

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August 21, 2016, 11 a.m.1 p.m.

Special Needs Playground Dedication

Gates Elementary School will have a dedication celebration for its new fully accessible playground for special needs students.

 

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Location: Gates Elementary, 800 Seventh Avenue, Aurora

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August 21, 2016, 16 p.m.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Back to School Bash

Free food, school supplies, haircuts and a whole lot of fun to get excited for the new school year, hosted by Ald. Scheketa Hart Burns. For more information call 630-898-2943.

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Location: MLK Park, Farnsworth Avenue and Grand Boulevard, Aurora, IL

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August 22, 2016, 9 a.m.

Midwest Collage Society

The Aurora Public Arts Commission presents a juried exhibition of the fine art collages of the Midwest Collage Society.

 

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Location: David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL

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August 23, 2016, 6

City Council

Aurora City Council meets at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 44 E. Downer Place. Those wishing to address the Council should contact the City Clerk’s office at 630-256-3070 prior to the meeting. 

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Location: Council Chambers, second floor, City Hall, 44 E. Downer Place

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August 24, 2016, 125 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market – West

The best of Aurora’s Farmers Market comes to your neighborhood for mid-week shopping of the freshest produce and much more. 

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Location: West Aurora Plaza, 1201 W. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL

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August 25, 2016, 10 a.m.2 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market – East

Experience the best of Aurora’s Farmers Market right in your neighborhood and tackle your mid-week grocery shopping with the freshest and most local produce around.  

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Location: Our Lady of Mercy Church, 701 S. Eola Road, Aurora, IL

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August 26, 2016, 4:307 p.m.

DRIVE THRU BBQ FUNDRAISER

The Citizen Police Academy Alumni of Aurora (CPAAA) is offering dinner to help purchase needed equipment and supplies as well as to take care of our canine officers.

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Location: Aurora, Illinois

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August 26, 2016, 7

Get the Led Out

Called the American Led Zeppelin, these talented rockers light up the park with shredding guitar, piercing vocals and head-banging drum solos. Tickets at www.riveredgeaurora.com

Gates open 7 p.m.

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Location: RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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August 27, 2016, 8 a.m.12 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market - Downtown

Experience the best of Aurora’s Farmers Market right in your neighborhood and tackle your mid-week grocery shopping with the freshest and most local produce around.

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Location: Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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August 27, 2016, 11 a.m.2 p.m.

Super Sci-Tech Saturdays

Creepy crawly critters! Free children’s admission for up to four kids with each paying adult. Creation stations blending art and science are an additional $4 per child.

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Location: Sci-Tech Hands-on Museum, 18 W. Benton Street, Aurora, IL

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August 27, 2016, 125 p.m.

Alley Art Fest

More than 60 artists display their one-of-a-kind wares, with food for purchase, and events including puppet shows, a creative children’s booth and live music. Free. 

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Location: Water Street Mall, Between Galena Boulevard and Downer Place, Aurora, IL

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August 31, 2016, 125 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market – West

The best of Aurora’s Farmers Market comes to your neighborhood for mid-week shopping of the freshest produce and much more. 

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Location: West Aurora Plaza, 1201 W. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL

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