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1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]


The City of Santa Clarita’s March-through-October Thursdays@Newhall series, sponsored by Galpin Subaru, comes to a close with an interactive dance night, one-of-kind car show, a zombie outbreak, interesting speakers and more on Main Street in Old Town Newhall.

From 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on October 6, 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 October JAM Session will feature zydeco dancing, a high-energy, accordion-driven dance that blends blues, R&B and the music of the Louisiana creoles. At 8 p.m. residents can practice their new moves during a live concert from Dennis G & the Zydeco Trail Riderz.

Meanwhile on October 6, at the Repertory East Playhouse, located at 24266 Main Street, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., performers will take the stage for ten minutes each and share their live stories, musical acts, mindreading and comedy at 10 by 10. Performers and filmmakers include The New Mexican, Bronston Jones, Gabe Abelson, Alex Wand, Oscar Sagastume, Luna and Lars, Steve Messick, Liam Johnson and Fuse.

From 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on October 13, the Revved Up car show, sponsored by State Farm, will feature Off-Road Vehicles. Residents can enjoy music, food trucks and adult beverages provided by Persia Lounge. Local residents interested in submitting an automobile for Revved Up can apply online.

Also on October 13, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 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.

Zombies are set to invade Old Town Newhall at the October 20 SENSES block party on Main Street from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Give your best chilling shriek at the scream meter, receive a zombie wound at the specialty makeup booth or visit the CERT booth to learn how to prepare for a zombie invasion. Zombies and costume enthusiasts will enjoy hours of live entertainment, themed drinks, food trucks, specialty performances and other dangerously fun promotions!

Thursdays@Newhall’s October events conclude with the SCVTV Presents The OutWest Concert Series and ARTree Speaker Series on October 27. 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 take place at the Old Town Newhall Library and will feature CalArts president, Steven Lavine. At 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.) at the Repertory East Playhouse, SCVTV presents the OutWest Concert Series will host singer/songwriter Kerry Grombacher. Interested attendees can buy their tickets here.

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.

 

JAM Session & Concert

Thursday, October 6, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Learn to dance to zydeco, a high-energy, accordion-driven dance that blends blues, R&B and the music of the Louisiana Creoles. Karen Redding makes this partner two-step fun and easy; if you can walk, you can zydeco! No partner? No problem!

After the JAM Session, practice your new dance steps and stay for a free concert at 8:00 PM featuring Dennis G & the Zydeco Trail Riderz.

Location: Old Town Newhall Library

Visit the JAM Session and Concert Website

10 by 10: Variety Night

Thursday, October 6, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

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 are selected to perform a 10-minute piece consisting of short live theatre pieces, dance, film, stand-up, storytelling, and some music.
All types of art forms are accepted, you never know what you’re going to see!

Location: The REP

Visit the 10 by 10 Website

Revved Up

Thursday, October 13, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Whether your ride is meant for crawling over rocks, playing in the mud, or is a pavement queen, show it off at the free Off-roading Revved Up car show on Main Street, featuring cars, music, food trucks and adult beverages.

Enter your ride on the Revved Up Website

Note by Note: Songwriter’s Night

Thursday, October 13, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Note by Note songwriter’s night is a chance for professional and aspiring songwriters to showcase their songs in front of a live audience and an opportunity for fans to hear new music. Each songwriter selected will perform four original songs of their own composition.

Location: Newhall Refinery

Visit the Note by Note Website

SENSES

Thursday, October 20, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Zombies are set to invade Old Town Newhall for one chilling night on Thursday October 20, starting at 7pm.  Creep over to the free Zombies SENSES block party to give your best chilling shriek at the scream meter, receive a Zombie wound at our specialty makeup booth or visit the CERT booth to learn how to prepare for a zombie invasion.  Zombies and costume enthusiasts will enjoy hours of live entertainment, themed drinks, food trucks, specialty performances, and other dangerously fun promotions. We’re dying to see you!

Visit the SENSES Website

SCVTV Presents The OutWest Concert Series

Thursday, October 27 – 8:00 p.m.

Kerry Grombacher returns to the OutWest Stage! You are guaranteed an engaging evening of original and traditional music – folk with western flair, a dash of Cajun spice, and a whole lotta fun! Take a journey with Kerry through his vision of the West and its tapestry of stories – many hidden from popular view. You’ll be enthralled and informed, as well as entertained!

Admission: $25

Location: The Rep

Visit the SCVTV Presents The OutWest Concert Series Website

The ARTree 2016 Speaker Series

Thursday, October 27 – 6:30 p.m.

During an impressive 27 year tenure as President of CalArts, Steven Lavine secured the future of the institute by establishing the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance, the Herb Alpert School of Music, the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT) at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP), an award-winning national model for arts education.

Lavine has led a school where creative experimentation and freedom is a leading principle. As a result, CalArts has given the world some of its most influential musicians, animators, artists and performers. Don’t miss this special night with Steven Lavine.

Location: Old Town Newhall Library

Visit The ARTree Website

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