Thursdays@Newhall Wraps Up Its Winter Slate in February
THURSDAYS@NEWHALL WRAPS UP ITS WINTER SLATE IN FEBRUARY
February Events, New Schedule Announced
The City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series returns in February with a pair of FREE events inside The MAIN in Old Town Newhall. The last month of the winter slate, February features both the 10 by 10 Variety Show and Note by Note Music Night before the series takes on a new schedule in March 2019. Thursdays@Newhall is an ongoing opportunity for residents of Santa Clarita to attend shows, concerts and special events on Thursdays throughout the year.
The month begins February 7 at The MAIN (24266 Main Street), when 10 performers will take the stage for 10 minutes each and share their comedy, storytelling, short films and music at the monthly 10 by 10 Variety Show from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. One of the featured performances shines the spotlight on Madeline Conroy and Paul Blinder, 2018 Southern California Tango Championship finalists, who will enthrall the audience with the beauty of the Argentine tango. Performances this month will also include storytelling with Mary-Margaret Martinez and The Golden Pen Writers’ Guild of Santa Clarita; magic by Raul Fernandez; music by Nicole and Scotty, The Gamblers, Santiago Valencia and Kamili Mitchell; comedy with Kelly Spillman and Marty Ross; and a screening of the short film “The Perfect Date for Every Woman,” written and directed by Carrie Daniel.
The Note by Note Music Night settles into its new slot on the fourth Thursday of the month and will take place inside The MAIN from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on February 28. Note by Note is a free night of music, delighting audiences with a variety of genres. Bands, duos and soloists will perform a wide range of styles, including rock, folk, Celtic, Americana, blues, jazz, country, experimental, western and more! Featured performers in February include Ted Camp, Carrie Wade and Gnawest. Artists interested in performing at Note by Note can learn more at ThursdaysAtNewhall.com/NotebyNote.
As the calendar flips to March, residents will enjoy the return of both JAM Sessions and the monthly SENSES Block Party. JAM Sessions moves to a new night and location, and will now take place on the second Thursday of the month at the Newhall Community Center (22421 Market Street) beginning March 14. JAM Sessions brings dance lessons and original live music performances to Newhall each month from March through October.
The wildly popular SENSES Block Party also returns to Main Street in Old Town Newhall on the third Thursday of the month beginning March 21. Stimulate your senses as you enjoy live music, gourmet food trucks, drinks, activities and more! The theme for each monthly block party will be announced later this month on the Thursdays@Newhall Facebook page.
For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall events, visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com or contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.
Santa Clarita is home to a flourishing arts scene featuring public art pieces and youth arts education programs. The City administers an arts grants program and provides information and assistance to artists and cultural organizations through the New Heights: Artist Development Workshop. There are four, live theaters in Santa Clarita which regularly educate, entertain and enrich our community through a diverse blend of professional, educational and community programming. From popular musicians and classic plays to art galleries and historic tours, you will find it all in Santa Clarita.
The City of Santa Clarita takes pride in utilizing exhibition spaces to share the talented work of local art organizations, independent artists, and nationally recognized artists. Art galleries enrich our community by bringing new visitors to local exhibit spaces to experience art.
The City of Santa Clarita City Council and Arts Commission is proud to present the New Heights: Artist Development Workshops, which is designed to assist artists, performers, and arts organization representatives to expand their knowledge and to learn valuable tools to increase their ability to be successful. The series comprises workshops, panel discussions, and art trips that are designed to engage creative individuals, no matter what level of experience.
Public Art is a tool to add to the personality of a community, while also encouraging creative expression and discussion. Many of the Public Art projects are an opportunity for the community to be a part of the construction of the pieces, thus creating truly "public" art.
The City of Santa Clarita is committed to increase opportunities for students in the Santa Clarita Valley to participate in and be exposed to high quality arts experiences, while also increasing the awareness of the value the arts add to the community.