Tuesday, February 26, 2013

March 2: Downtown Auroran Magazine Release Party

DOWNTOWN AURORA - The spring issue is arriving on March 1. Be the first to have the latest issue of Downtown Auroran Magazine in your hot hands on Saturday, March 2 at a magazine release party. Here are the deets:
When: Saturday, March 2
Time: 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Culture Stock, 43 E. Galena Blvd,
What: Downtown Auroran Spring Issue 2013 is released
Notes: Family-friendly day party includes fun, magazines, & more! Dine downtown after the party and meet back at the bookstore for the launch party of Foxtales, a book by the Fox Valley Writers Group.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Feb. 24: Roller Derby Fun & Recruitment Night

The Aurora 88s are a women’s roller derby league located right in your back yard. You may have heard of us, or not, and that's exactly why we're contacting you. We are a nonprofit organization that works to empower women through athleticism, and create an environment of respect to promote skill, confidence, and fun. We also commit to giving back to the community through volunteering our time and making charitable donations.
On February 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Aurora 88s will hold a Family Fun Skate and Recruitment Night at the Aurora Skate Center. We invite you to attend this event to learn more about our league and our work with the Aurora community.  You will be invited with free admission with 2 Free Press Passes provided by the Aurora 88s. 
In exchange for 2 Free Press Passes the Aurora 88s are looking to spread the word of about roller derby and what out league stands for and represents in the Aurora community, and we feel it is best through local news that your provide.  Your market I'm sure will find our league interesting from the skills and hard work we all put in to make this league run, to the unique and individual story each one of our skaters has as to why they play roller derby.
Please R.S.V.P. at your own convenience  for your 2 free press passes by emailing me and you can get more information about the event HERE
Also don't forget to check out one of our upcoming bouts, Feb 17th 7p.m. at the Aurora Skate Center "Love is a Battlefield" where press passes are allowed at all our bouts by contacting 

Feb. 22: Dinosaurs at The DLP!

The Aurora Public Art Commission unveils its new art exhibit, “Dinosaurs: the Art and Science of Paleontology” this Friday, Feb. 22 with an opening reception from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor gallery of the David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Pl.

The exhibit features the works of field paleontologist and an artist Rob Sula and will showcase his natural history themed art, paleo-illustration and field-illustration (site maps.) The exhibit also explores the innate beauty of fossils and examines the craft of fossil restoration.

Sula has hundreds of hours of experience hunting and excavating dinosaurs. As a guide, he has led groups prospecting for dinosaur remains in the Hell Creek formation since 1998. He has participated in over 20 major paleontology excavations and has supervised several excavations including three dinosaurs with skin preservation.

In 1999 Sula co-discovered the Licking Leaf site, which has produced over 100 new species of late Cretaceous plant fossils. In 2003 he found a 36-foot Tylosaurus proriger that was so complete it had preserved skin on the ribcage. The discovery and excavation of this specimen is the subject of the National Geographic Children’s book, “Dinosaurs.”

The free exhibit will be open from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m., Wednesdays to Fridays through May 3. The opening reception on Feb. 22 will include light hors d'oeurves and a cash bar.

The Aurora Public Art Commission is a civic organization dedicated to the presentation of public art in all its forms. For more information on the Commission or the gallery visit the City of Aurora's website at www.aurora-il.org.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

2/18: Free Concert featuring Dave Glynn at Culture Stock

Dave Glynn of the Empty Can Band and a Few Empty Cans will be performing a set of original songs on Monday, February 18th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at Culture Stock, 43 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL, 60505. A singer/songwriter who began his professional career at the Earl of Old Town at the age of 16, Dave has been writing and performing songs in the Midwest for well over 35 years.  Dave has been the leader of the Empty Can Band since the origin of the band in Aurora, Illinois in 2000.  

Dave and members of the ECB will perform songs from their two CDs, "Still Alive" and "Beautiful Man" and a cut from the "Made In Aurora" compilation.  The group will also perform songs Dave wrote prior to joining the Empty Can Band when he performed as a solo artist and also with the band, Harm's Way.  In addition, Dave will provide some new material, not yet released, fresh out of the songwriting box.
Culture Stock is the perfect intimate setting to hear an original artist.  Culture Stock offers used books, music and local characters. Stop by Monday for a free, intimate, song-packed, one-hour set by Dave and a Few Empty Cans.

For more information about Dave and the Empty Can Band, visit the band's website at EmptyCanBand.com.  You can also follow the band on Facebook, just search "EmptyCanBand".  You can friend Dave directly at http://facebook.com/daveglynn. Become a friend of Culture Stock on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/CultureStock.