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Here’s a roundup of Santa Clarita arts-related events for August 16-18, 2017.

Aug 16, 2017: 6th Annual Comics for the Cause at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons 07:30 pm

For one night only, some of the best names in comedy, including headliners Nikki Glaser and RodMan, come together to make you laugh and raise awareness for the Youth Project!

Glaser is the creator, executive producer, and star of the hit Comedy Central series “Not Safe w/Nikki Glaser.” The series premiered in February 2016 and was also Comedy Central’s first series to be introduced and developed across multiple social platforms, including a companion Snapchat original series, “Quickie with Nikki.”

RodMan, the winner of “Last Comic Standing Season 8,” has become an award-winning entertainer. He has performed at Caesar’s Palace, the Gibson Amphitheater, and the Apollo Theater. He is currently the host of his own YouTube shows “Time Out with Rod Man” and “That Good Funny.”

The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project is celebrating 17 years of successfully providing free services to teens in the Santa Clarita Valley. Since their doors opened in 2000, the Youth Project has assisted more than 34,000 local families, including 29,000 youth and 5,500 adults.

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Aug 17, 2017: Cocktails on the Roof Pre-Party! at Oaks Grille TPC
05:00 pm

Come watch the sunset with us on the patio at Oaks Grille TPC as we celebrate the week of our third annual Cocktails on the Roof event! No cover, happy hour pricing all night long, DJ & dancing and bartender lessons! Oaks Grille is donating 15% of the night’s proceeds back to WiSH Education Foundation. Come party with a cause!

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Aug 17, 2017: ARTree – Figure Drawing at ARTree Community Arts Center
6:00 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.

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Aug 17, 2017: City’s 30th Anniversary Exhibit Reception at The MAIN
07:00 pm

Thirty years ago, on December 15, 1987, the city of Santa Clarita was founded. To celebrate, The MAIN will be hosting the city’s 30th Anniversary visual art exhibit throughout the month of August. This exhibit will showcase images of Santa Clarita captured by local photographers, both amateur and professional. Also on display will be artwork that either reinterprets or is inspired by the City Seal.

Residents are invited to attend a free 1980s-inspired art reception on Thursday, August 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Participants will enjoy light appetizers, entertainment, an interactive art installation, and a chance to meet the artists.

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Aug 17, 2017: SENSES Block Party – Flashback to the ’80s at Main Street in Old Town Newhall
07:00 pm

Hop in your DeLorean and Flashback to the ‘80s at the SENSES block party on Thursday, August 17 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.! Whether you lived the ‘80s, missed the ‘80s or were born an ‘80s baby, this party is for you! After you hit the arcade for a gnarly game of Pac Man, you can grab a drink from the on-street bar hosted by El Trocadero. If the arcade isn’t your jam, head on over to the dance floor and bust a move to Past Action Heroes!

Don’t forget to grab your neon leg warmers and Members Only jacket to compete in the Costume Contest. And since every ‘80s kid loves a good photo shoot, be sure to stop by the Galpin Lounge!

The wildly popular SENSES block party, presented by Galpin Subaru, brings live music, food trucks, themed activities and adult beverages to Main Street every Third Thursday from March to October. Don’t miss this fun and festive adult setting right here in Santa Clarita.

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Aug 18, 2017: “Don’t Hug Me” at Canyon Theatre Guild
08:00 pm

Ice-cold musical comedy mayhem in Minnesota! It’s “Fargo” meets “The Music Man” (without the blood or the trombones!).

Free wine and champagne reception opening night only @ 7 pm with a reserved/purchased seat. Must be 21 or older to drink.

Box Office: 661-799-2702.

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