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Preview of Santa Clarita arts-related events for August 3rd-5th, 2017.

Aug 3, 2017: ARTree – Figure Drawing at ARTree Community Arts Center
Aug 03, 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.

Aug 3, 2017: 10 BY 10: Variety Night at The MAIN
Aug 03, 2017 07:00 pm
Thursdays @ Newhall’s 10 by 10 variety show continues to amuse and entertain attendees month after month. This free evening of entertainment is one you won’t want to miss.
Performing in August:
Music by The New Mexican
The New Mexican is a one-man band. He plays numerous instruments to create his alt-folk style.

Comedy by Chris Cope
Comedian Chris Cope is new to L.A, and the City of Angels has been great to Chris thus far. In his short time in town, Chris has appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Laughs on Fox , Tosh.0 and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Storytelling by Victoria Sayeg
Victoria Sayeg is a freelance writer, poet, director and producer from Los Angeles. Sayeg was invited to open the 2014 Buddy Wakefield World Tour, performing her poem “Moonstone” in Thousand Oaks.

Short Film: C’EST JANE
Written and Directed by Jason Oliver Silva, C’EST JANE is a poetic look at who we really are beneath the person we present to the rest of the world. In a feature article by Nylon magazine, the director stated, “I wanted to take the trope of a dangerous female agent and peel back the elements of convention.”

Music by Steven Kai van Betten
Steven Kai van van Betten is a guitarist/composer/improviser who is actively involved in the Los Angeles creative music scene. He performs and records regularly with many groups.

Storytelling by Pablo Marz
Pablo Marz is an actor, storyteller, director and teacher. Aside from film and TV, Pablo has performed with West Coast Ensemble Theatre, at the Disney Concert Hall, at the Getty Center, and more.

Magic by Scott Marshall
Scott Marshall’s act can be found in shows and private events all over the country, including the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.

Comedy by Darell Davie
Darell is from “The Depths of The Suburbs” Santa Clarita, aka The Suburbs. He grew up playing basketball and loved stand-up comedy. He pretends like he is from the streets, but he is not.

Music by Burton Zimmer
Burton Zimmer began his music career at age 15. His influences were Hendrix, Clapton, Page, Beck, Freddie and Albert King, and many more. He has played most of the clubs in the Los Angeles music scene.

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

Aug 3, 2017: JAM Session & Concert – Caribbean Dance at Old Town Newhall Library
Aug 03, 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 Caribbean Dance.

Move your body to the island beat! Combining soca, dance hall, punta, and African dance styles, Betty Rox will lead you on a cultural journey of the islands of Belize, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and Barbados. Live music from Detour Posse, who create a high-energy, melodic blend of Roots Reggae, DanceHall, Lovers Rock, Ska, R&B and Funk that is guaranteed to inspire lots of dancing in any audience.

Aug 4, 2017: Valencia Jazz & Blues Summer Concert Series at Downtown Valencia on Town Center Drive, Adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Valencia

Aug 04, 2017 07:00 pm
Back for the 18th exciting year, the Valencia Jazz & Blues Series continues to create an incredible atmosphere in downtown Valencia. Every Friday evening, over eight weeks, the Santa Clarita Valley is filled with the extraordinary sounds from some of the top Jazz and Blues recording artists in the world. Each week provides entertainment and fun for the whole family, including special food and beverages, activities for the kids and fundraising for local charities, while highlighting the local business Sponsors that make it all possible. These events offer a safe and festive atmosphere for our guests contributing to the incredible quality of life in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Opening night will feature a special celebration with a smoking hot Latin Jazz Dance party featuring the critically acclaimed Susie Hansen Latin Band.

Susie Hansen, an Electric violinist and vocalist fronts this sizzling Salsa band playing fiery Afro-Cuban salsa and Latin jazz. A long-time favorite in Los Angeles for more than 25 years, Susie and her band have toured nationally, playing around 150 live performances each year, including for such events as the Playboy Jazz Festival, Fiesta Broadway, San Jose Jazz Festival and Newport Beach Jazz Festival, first appearing at the Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series in 2016.

In addition to great music, our dance sponsors, D’Wilfri Dance & Entertainment will bring their talented Latin Dance troupe to perform, followed by informal dancing instruction with our audience.

This year’s lineup includes:

June 16 – Susie Hansen Latin Band
June 23 – Doña Oxford
June 30 – Kelly’s Lot
July 7 – Michael John & the Bottom Line
July 14 – Tom Nolan Band
July 21 – Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps
July 28 – Jim Gibson
August 4 – The Delgado Brothers

Aug 4, 2017: A Night at the Opera at Rivendale Park & Open Space/Towsley Canyon
Aug 04, 2017 08:00 pm

Whether you are an Opera aficionado or a novice, spend a beautiful evening under the stars, listening to beautiful voices.

Aug 4, 2017: Comedy Mashup! Summer Movie Blockbuster at The MAIN
Aug 04, 2017 08:00 pm

Comedy MashUp is a night of stand up and improv comedy mashed up into one hilarious show! This month’s show is a Summer Movie Blockbuster featuring an hour long improv with “Your Favorite Cast,” who will create the best live summer movie blockbuster based on audience suggestions. Like any good movie experience, guests will enjoy complimentary candy and popcorn and be treated to three comedic trailers (comedians)—Ashley Johnson, a regular at The HaHa; Frank Lucero, a regular at Pasadena Ice House; and TBD, a Santa Clarita native.
Comedy Mashup co-creators, Paul Dison and Dan Fowble, will serve as host and DJ similar to many late night shows. You won’t want to miss this animated and energetic evening.
Suggested audience is 18+

FAQs
Tickets are $10 online through August 3, and $15 online and at the door on August 4Doors open 30 minutes prior to show timeSeating is first come first serve
If you require ADA seating please contact (661) 290-2255 at least 24 hours prior to show time so we can reasonably accommodate your request.
No refunds,

Aug 5, 2017: Blues FEST-A Celebration of International Blues Music Day at Rivendale Park & Open Space/Towsley Canyon
Aug 05, 2017 04:30 pm

Featuring some of the BEST Blues around:

Blue Devils ~ 4:30 pm

Blues to the Bone ~ 5:30 pm

The Good News Blues Band ~ 7:00 pm

Chuck Strong and SRBQ ~ 8:00 pm

Stephen Marshall and GS All Stars ~ 9:00 pm

NEW THIS YEAR:
Guitar Slinger Competition
Compete to be the BLUESFEST Guitar Slinger Winner. Three minutes to show off your BEST blues riff.

For more information, visit santaclaritaarts.com

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