The city of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series in Old Town Newhall, presented by Galpin Subaru, continues in July with a unique blend of music, performances, a beach-themed SENSES block party and much more.
Thursdays@Newhall is an ongoing opportunity for residents in Santa Clarita to attend free events and have fun with friends and family every Thursday night on Main Street.
The action gets started on July 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. when the Kalakeke Pacific Island Dance Company takes over JAM Sessions. Participants will learn to sway their hips to the rhythms of Tahitian drums while learning more about Tahitian island culture. There will also be live music from Jason Arimoto and Friends, performing a wide repertoire of covers and originals and featuring the ukulele.
JAM Sessions is hosted in conjunction with the Ford Theatre Foundation, bringing dance and original live performances to the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street.
Also on July 6, at The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street, 10 performers will take the stage for 10 minutes each and share their comedy, storytelling, short films and music at the monthly 10 by 10 show from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Performances this month include comedy from Jeff Johnson and Maria Delgado, storytelling from Ty France and Monte, magicians Joshua Johnson and Glenndalf, music from Ian Stahl, 1NCE and The New Mexican, and the film short “Cross.”
From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 13, hot rods and custom cars take over the Revved Up car show, presented by State Farm. Residents can enjoy food trucks and purchase adult beverages from Persia Lounge while checking out these street machines. Car owners interested in submitting an automobile for Revved Up can apply at OldTownNewhall.com/RevvedUp.
At the same time on July 13, local songwriters will perform their original works at Note by Note inside The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street. The evening’s performers will be The Locke Brothers, Lahela Garner, Matthew Smolsky and Brooks Taylor. Performers interested in Note by Note can learn more at OldTownNewhall.com/NotebyNote.
Stick your toes in the sand – literally – on July 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the SENSES Beach Party, presented by Galpin Subaru. Relax with a drink in hand from the on-street bar, provided by Newhall Refinery, hang out with friends and enjoy the adult-friendly atmosphere. Complete the evening with grub from one of the food trucks or local restaurants.
Thursdays@Newhall’s July events conclude with the ARTree Speaker Series on July 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The MAIN. Southern California native John Moffitt will speak about his life and art, which has earned him awards in both traditional and modern categories over the last 40-plus years. Over the decades, Moffitt has honed his crafts as a fine artist, muralist, illustrator and scenic artist, and has had artwork appear in films such as “The Goonies,” “Lethal Weapon,” “Batman” and “Ironman.”
For more information about the city of Santa Clarita’s 2017 Thursdays@Newhall events, visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com or contact the city’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.