Aurora at The Fillmore, by Ian Young
Aurora (photo: Ian Young)

Norwegian-born singer/songwriter Aurora Aksnes made a triumphant return to San Francisco on Friday night, playing to an enthusiastic and loving all-ages crowd at the Fillmore. From a happy birthday sing-along to a five-year-old girl who was beaming from ear to ear to plenty of unscripted, heartfelt moments and a stripped-down cover of Bowie’s classic “Life on Mars?”, Aurora’s show was an evening that everyone in attendance was more than thankful for.