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May 2, 2017: And Then There Were None at Valencia High School

May 02, 2017 07:00 pm

Valencia High School Theatre Department presents And Then There Were None, a murder mystery by Agatha Christie.

May 3, 2017: New Heights: Building a Home Studio at The Centre

May 03, 2017 07:00 pm

Building a home recording studio is a dream for many audio enthusiasts. With all the tools available, it’s feasible to build one in a bedroom or other space in your own home, but many people don’t know where to start. The panelists for this New Heights session will share with you all of the basic aspects of setting up your studio. They will discuss the equipment you will need and provide thoughts on a budget to keep in mind for the project. Panelists include Jim Jeffrey (composer, singer/songwriter, educator and music producer), Steven Leavitt (music producer, musician and audio engineer) and Thomas Brewer (re-recording mixer and 23-year veteran in the film, television and gaming industries).

May 4, 2017: CalArts Digital Arts Expo at California Institute of the Arts

May 04, 2017 12:30 pm

On May 4th, the public is invited to experience the Digital Arts Expo’s exhibitions and concerts on the CalArts’ campus featuring creatively adventurous and technologically imaginative new work from across all disciplines of the Institute.

Reflecting California Institute of the Arts’ experimental ethos, the Institute’s Digital Arts Expo rolls out its latest projects integrating cutting-edge engineering and computer science with visual and performing arts. Highlighting new student and faculty projects made over this last academic year, the DAE’s exhibitions and performances run from early afternoon to late evening in the ROD Music Hall, MOD Theater, Main Gallery, Wild Beast, Machine Lab, and Lund Dance Theater. The DAE reflects the latest practices in technologically sophisticated arts, involving viewers in interactive experiences, bringing artists’ perspectives to computer games, forecasting future directions of digital performance, animation, and projection mapping, and exploring the latest in software and hardware as a means of commenting on our increasingly connected world.

May 4, 2017: ARTree – Figure Drawing at ARTree Community Arts Center

May 04, 2017 06:00 pm

Are you an artist frustrated with the lack of opportunities to draw in Santa Clarita? Come to ARTree Community Arts Center for a chance to really explore your creative potential, using a live model. Just drop in and bring a pencil and paper.

Every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursdays of the month.

May 4, 2017: 10 by 10: Variety Night at The MAIN

May 04, 2017 07:00 pm

10 by 10 is a variety night giving performers a chance to take the stage and perform for a live audience. Each month, ten performers will be selected to perform a 10-minute piece of their choosing, such as, short live theatre pieces, dance, monologues, improv, comedy, and music, and more.

This week, the cast includes:

The New Mexican

Our house band, The New Mexican, plays many instruments and can be considered a one-man band.

Storytelling with Alex Stein

Alex M. Stein is a writer, documentary filmmaker, and storyteller living in Los Angeles.

MUSIC by Trish Lester

Trish Lester is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Santa Clarita whose heartwarming pop/folk style and truly original songs leave listeners laughing, crying and humming along.

Comedy with Richard Myers

Richard has always enjoyed making people laugh. Most recently he performed at JR’s Comedy Club in JJ’s Bar and Grill in Valencia.

Mentalist Gabe Ableson

Gabe is one of the most in-demand mentalists today. His miracles of thought-reading must be seen to be believed!

Music by Melanie Carroll-Dolci

Melanie C.D. is a singer-songwriter who likes to talk about the weird side of life. She traveled out here to Santa Clarita from sleepy Kansas City, Missouri to attain her BFA in Music Composition.

Film Shorts A Matter of Time & Life of Death

“Life of Death” by filmmaker Jeff Caparula

Death is no longer finding joy in his job and is going through the motions till he meets a young woman who may just inspire him to look at the joys of death.

“A Matter of Time” Directed by John KD Graham

Upon completing her greatest invention, a scientist discovers that its existence threatens her very life.

Spoken Word & Poetry by Mai Do

Do Nguyen Mai is a Vietnamese American poet, editor, and advocate for Vietnamese American political and cultural development.

Music with Rich and Doug

Doug Conlon & Rich Marchetta are original songwriters that present Blues, Americana, Jazz, and Folk music, playing many instruments including the lap steel, banjo, mandolin, and acoustic guitar.

May 4, 2017: JAM Session & Concert – Salsa Dance at Old Town Newhall Library

May 04, 2017 07:00 pm

Dance to the beat, play an instrument, and experience something unexpected with JAM Sessions, fun, interactive music and dance events hosted in conjunction with the Ford Theatre Foundation. The evening integrates live dance instruction from professional instructors with live band performances.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a chair if you just plan on listening to the music. JAM Sessions are participatory and centered around movement and music. All JAMs are FREE, and all ages and skill levels are welcome.

This month’s theme is Salsa Dance.

Dance the Rueda de Casino! Urban Latin dance theatre company CONTRA-TIEMPO will lead an exploration of this fun social dance, a Cuban form of salsa danced in a circle. Leave inspired, engaged and better at communicating through movement! Live music from Orquesta Charangoa, who perform authentic Cuban music in the Charanga style, and have performed at the Watts Towers Jazz Festival, the L.A. Salsa Festival, the L.A. Cuban Festival, and more.

May 4, 2017: Peter and the Star Catcher at West Ranch High School

May 04, 2017 07:00 pm

West Ranch High School Theatre Department presents Peter and the Star Catcher, a wildly theatrical prequel to Peter Pan based on the children’s book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Adapted for the stage by Rick Elice.

Starcatcher apprentice Molly Aster and three orphans are hunted by cut-throat pirates and their mustachioed captain as she races to protect a trunk of magical “Starstuff.” From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair…and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

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