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1974 - COC's new Cougar Stadium opens for first game of football season; Harbor beats COC, 26-21 [story]


Here is a round-up of Santa Clarita arts-related events for Aug. 25-26th.

Aug 25, 2017: Cocktails on the Roof at Top of Macy’s Parking Garage
Aug 25, 2017 08:00 pm

The one and only Cocktails on the Roof is back for the third time on the top level of the Macy’s Parking Garage. Join your friends under the stars to enjoy signature cocktails from your favorite restaurants, bars and spirit vendors. Relax in unique lounges under inventive lighting and dance to the DJ! All you can eat and drink.

All proceeds to benefit the WiSH Education Foundation, serving the 23,000 students of the Wm. S. Hart Union School District.

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Aug 25, 2017: Don’t Hug Me at Canyon Theatre Guild
Aug 25, 2017 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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Aug 25, 2017: SCVTV Presents The OutWest Concert Series: An Evening With John Zipperer at The MAIN
Aug 25, 2017 08:00 pm

A former TV actor and stuntman, JOHN ZIPPERER’S second chance came rolling down the highway of life, not on a carefully controlled movie or commercial set, but while changing a tire for a friend along the 285 freeway in Atlanta, GA. John was hit by a 10-wheel oil truck. After flying 40 feet and landing in the hospital, John was told by the critical care doctor, “You should be dead!” To John this seemed like a clear sign that life is, or could be, too short. He packed everything he owned into his 1976 Camaro and headed out to Los Angeles to pursue a life in music. It was ZipTime!

John’s clear voice, infectious melodies and heartfelt lyrics reach fans in places that they didn’t know existed. Soon everyone is singing along, swaying, chair dancing, head bobbing, and clapping. Fans remark repeatedly about the joy that is evident when the band is on stage – joy in their playing, joy for their audience, joy from their audience. John Zipperer delivers a unique and refreshing blend of rock, folk, country, and blues.

SCVTV Presents The OutWest Concert Series is made possible by SCVTV, OutWest, Western Music Association California Chapter, The Magazine of Santa Clarita, and a special “Thank You” to FM Q101.5 Q Country.

Doors Open 7:00 p.m. Concert 8:00 p.m.
General Admission $25.00 WMA, SCVHS, FOHP Members $20.00
Reservations 661.347.9700

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Aug 26, 2017: Silent-Era Double Bill at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons
Aug 26, 2017 07:00 pm

Enjoy the work of two of the 20th century’s best comedic filmmakers! Between Charlie Chaplin’s short film “The Adventurer” and Harold Lloyd’s feature “The Freshman,” this show is sure to keep you laughing. Don’t miss the fun as the Valencia Symphony Orchestra presents its first-ever double bill featuring two original scores in this live-to-picture event.
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Aug 26, 2017: The Sun Kings (Beatles Tribute) – Concerts in the Park at Central Park
Aug 26, 2017 07:00 pm

A Beatles Tribute as Nature Intended
Audiences and critics alike absolutely love The Sun Kings’ energy and spot on recreation of The Beatles’ music. The Sun Kings are considered one of the premier Beatles tribute acts in the country. Packing theatres and selling out shows along the West Coast and beyond, The Sun Kings continue to amaze their fans and win over skeptics, with their uncanny channeling and respect for the music they perform. With a repertoire of over 150 songs The Sun Kings shine in concert with arrangements and vocal harmonies delivered with the authenticity and vitality that recall the earliest Beatles performances. Experience The Sun Kings in concert and you will hear the concert The Beatles never gave!
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Aug 26, 2017: Don’t Hug Me at Canyon Theatre Guild
Aug 26, 2017 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 at 7 pm with a reserved/purchased seat. Must be 21 or older to drink.
Box Office: 661-799-2702
View on site

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Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Tickets are now on sale for James Hand with the Carolyn Sills Combo on Saturday, September 30 and INCENDIO in Concert! on Saturday, October 7, both groups appearing at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall.
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Preview of Santa Clarita arts-related events for Sept. 18-24.
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
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Monday, Sep 18, 2017
“Wildwood Canyon: The Resilience of Nature,” a photography exhibit by artist Kristina Jacob, will be on display at the Jo Anne Darcy Library in Canyon Country from September 26 through January 24.
Monday, Sep 18, 2017
October is National Arts and Humanities Month and to celebrate the city of Santa Clarita will host ARTober during the month.
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