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Message from Mayor Bob Kellar
| Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016

bobkellar2012Old Town Newhall is the place to be on Thursday nights from March through October, when Main Street is transformed into a true arts and entertainment venue with Thursdays@Newhall.

We are continuing our most popular Thursday night events and offering some new and fun happenings in the coming year to bring all kinds of free entertainment to enjoy in Old Town Newhall.  No need to travel “over the hill” to experience a great night life.

On the first Thursday evening of the month between March and October, residents can enjoy the 10 by 10 variety night at the Repertory East Playhouse from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. where ten performers have ten minutes to share their improv, music or theatre pieces. Meanwhile on Main Street, participants of all skill levels can learn how to move to the beat at JAM Sessions, presented in partnership with the Ford Theatre Foundation.

Entertainment planned for JAM Sessions in 2016 includes: Swing Dance on March 3; Celtic Dance on April 7; Mexican Folk Dance on May 5; Japanese Folk Dance on June 2; Pacific Islander Dance on July 7; African Dance & Drums on August 4; Salsa/Rueda Dance on September 1; and Zydeco Dance on October 6.

On the second Thursday of the month, Note by Note will fill the Newhall Refinery with local songwriter’s music from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Meanwhile on Main Street, Revved Up is back, bringing together automotive enthusiasts for a cool car show between 8th Street and Market Street. Revved Up’s themes include: Classic VW’s on March 10; Best of Britain on April 14; Traditional Rods and Customs on May 5; Mustangs on June 9; Corvettes on July 14; Tuners on August 11; Lowriders on September 8; and off-road vehicles on October 13.

And on the third Thursday evening of the month is the wildly-popular SENSES; a themed block party featuring popular performers, gourmet food trucks, and a variety of activities in a fun and festive adult setting. The 2016 themes include: Luck o’ the Irish on March 17; Wild, Wild West on April 21; Oh Snap! It’s the 90’s on May 19; Rockabilly on June 16; Margaritaville on July 21; Olympics on August 18; Electro Glo on September 15; and Zombies Outbreak on October 20.

For more information on everything Old Town Newhall, including partnership events, new programs and projects, visit us online at oldtownnewhall.com.

 

Bob Kellar is mayor of the city of Santa Clarita.

 

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