The City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, will shake up Main Street in Old Town Newhall this August with a sensational lineup of free live performances, workshops, activities for the entire family and more.
From 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on August 4, JAM Sessions, hosted by the Ford Theatre Foundation, will bring dancing and live performances to the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street. The August JAM Sessions event will feature drumming, dancing and singing of the Ewe and Dagomba people of Ghana led by Yeko Ladzekpo-Cole. At 8:00 p.m. residents can practice their moves during a live concert from the African music fusion band ADAAWE.
Also beginning at 7:00 p.m. on August 4 at the Repertory East Playhouse, located at 24266 Main Street, ten performers will take the stage for ten minutes each and share their live theatre pieces, dances, monologues or music at 10 by 10.Performers and filmmakers include musician The New Mexican, standup comic Susanna Lee, comedian Samantha Hale, the short film “Murder of Crowe” co-directed by Kelli Clark and Cammy Ylo, performer Steven Kai van Betten, storyteller Pablo Marz, the animated short film “Vacancy” by Dustin Reno, and comedian Burton Zimmer.
From 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on August 11, the Revved Up, presented by State Farm, car show will feature the intake and exhaust of Tuners showing off Nissan 240sx, Honda Civic Si, Acura RSX and more with body kits and sound systems. Visitors can enjoy a live band, food trucks and adult beverages provided by Persia Lounge. Local residents interested in submitting an automobile for Revved Up can apply online.
Meanwhile on August 8 at 7:00 p.m., local songwriters will perform their original work at Note by Note in the Newhall Refinery, located at 24258 Main Street. Performers interested in Note by Note can apply online.
SENSES will rock Main Street from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on August 18 with a block party in celebration of the Summer Olympics. Residents can show support for USA’s elite athletes and compete in modified Olympic sports with prizes going to top competitors, or enjoy the sounds of LEE and The Real Deal while grabbing grub from gourmet food trucks and the on-street bars.
Thursdays@Newhall’s August events conclude with the SCVTV presents the OutWest Concert Series and ARTree Speaker Series on August 25.
From 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. the ARTree Speaker Series, presented in partnership with the CalArts Community Arts Partnership and the City of Santa Clarita, will feature local photographer and artist Sandy Fisher at the Old Town Newhall Library.
At 7:00 p.m. at the Repertory East Playhouse, SCVTV presents the OutWest Concert Series will host cowboy storytellersJuni Fisher and Joe Herrington. Interested attendees can reserve tickets by calling (661) 347-9700.
For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s 2016 Thursdays@Newhall events, visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com or contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.