Thursdays@Newhall emerges from a cold and rainy winter, with new events in March – including the return of the popular JAM Sessions and SENSES Block Party in Old Town Newhall. As the calendar flips to March, free events will draw residents and visitors to Newhall on the first four Thursdays of every month, through October.
Thursdays@Newhall is an ongoing opportunity for residents of Santa Clarita to attend shows, concerts and special events on Thursdays throughout the year.
The month begins March 7 at The MAIN (24266 Main Street), when 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 Variety Show, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Ventriloquist Hannah Leskosky will introduce the audience to her talking unicorn, who has quite the attitude. Leskosky performs throughout the Los Angeles region, and has been featured on ABC’s “The Gong Show” and YouTube’s “Good Mythical Morning.” Performances this month will also include storytelling and poetry with Thi Nguyen; poetry and spoken word with Lisa M. McDougald; comedy from Lisa Alvarado and Jeanne Whitney; storytelling by Vicki Juditz; music by Abby Lyons and Sam Montana; dancing by Kalakeke Pacific Island Dance Company; and a screening of short film “Boxed,” written, directed and produced by Wanjiru Mjendu.
Gather for a night of fun, fellowship, laughter and dancing at JAM Sessions on March 14 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. as you learn a new Celtic dance! Bring your family and friends to the Newhall Community Center (22421 Market Street), and join the CnaG Gaelic League of LA’s dance division, Céilí Rua (Wild Gathering), as they lead you through the jig step movements of traditional Irish social dances. After the JAM, practice your new dance steps during the FREE concert put on by The Ploughboys! JAM Sessions is hosted in conjunction with the Ford Theatre Foundation, bringing dance and original live performances to the Old Town Newhall.
The wildly popular SENSES Block Party returns to Main Street on March 21 at 7:00 p.m. with a Mardi Gras celebration! Take a trip to Louisiana, as Old Town Newhall transforms into Bourbon Street for the night. Be sure to bring your beads and mask, as you sip on your favorite drink from the on-street bar, brought to you this month by Eighth & Rail.
The Note by Note Music Night closes out the month, and will take place inside The MAIN from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on March 28. Note by Note is a free night of music, delighting audiences with a variety of genres. Bands, duos and soloists will perform a wide range of styles, including rock, folk, Celtic, Americana, blues, jazz, country, experimental, western and more! Featured performers in March include Mike Fleming, Tom Corbett and Katy Moffatt. Artists interested in performing at Note by Note can learn more at ThursdaysAtNewhall.com/NotebyNote.
For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall events, visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com or contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.