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Here is the list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for May 8 – 11:

May 8: Harmony Open House at Valley Oak Village Apartments
Time: 7:30 p.m.

The Men of Harmony Barbershop Chorus invites singers and those who need entertainment to visit at their 2018 Open House, where they will demonstrate the wonderful sound of 4-Part harmony with both the men’s chorus and quartets. No other singing groups sound like a Barbershop Quartet for good reason. First, the acapella sound of voices is unique by itself. Second, the chords blending together make the songs so much fun for everyone. The musical styles represented by the group range from light gospel to doo wop to broadway and the Beach Boys!

Light refreshments will be served.

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May 10: ARTree – Figure Drawing at ARTree Community Arts Center
Time: 6:00 p.m.

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, with some additional dates throughout the year.

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May 10: Arts Commission at Santa Clarita City Hall
Time: 6:30 p.m.

The five-member Arts Commission meets on the second Thursday of the month, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

Members of the public wishing to address the commission may do so by completing a speaker’s slip upon arrival at the meeting. There is a three-minute time limit per person.

For more information, contact the Commission Secretary at (661) 286-4018.

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May 10: Note by Note Showcase at The MAIN
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Audiences will enjoy a free evening of music of all genres at Note by Note, a musical showcase presented by Valencia Auto Center. Bands, duos and soloists will play their blend of music for your listening pleasure. Come enjoy a wide range of music styles, including rock, folk, Celtic, Americana, Blues, Jazz, Country, experimental, Western and more!

This month’s lineup:

Mike Fleming is a solo musician and leader of the band, New West. He has won two Will Rogers awards from the Academy of Western Artists for his songs and another for the band New West as well as a song of the year award for the song “Below the Kinney Rim” co-written with Les Buffham.

Burton Zimmer, a.k.a. Slide Samurai, is a guitarist whose influences include Hendrix, Clapton, Page, Beck, BB, Freddie and Albert King. He has played most of the clubs and bars in L.A. in various bands.

Lorin Hart was raised on the music of New York radio, her mother’s folk albums, Broadway tunes and Mozart until Bob Dylan hit town, and then it was him and the Beatles all the way down.

Laurie Melan is a composer, guitarist, singer/songwriter and harmonica player. She has shared the stage with such acts as Jose Feliciano, The Mamas and the Papas, Livingston Taylor, Kate Taylor, Leon Russell, John Mayall, Sam and Dave, and Junior Walker, to name a few.

Interested in performing at a future Note by Note? If so, please submit an application.

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May 10: Variety Night: Art Walk at Main Street in Old Town Newhall
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Take in the sights, smells, and sounds of Santa Clarita’s Arts and Entertainment district during Art Walk, Thursdays, May 10 and August 9. As you stroll down Main Street, admire artwork on display while listening to live music, grab a bite to eat or sip a glass of wine from local establishments and pop into one of the cute shops for that perfect something.

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May 11: Something Strange in Awesometown at Canyon Theatre Guild
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Athena Jones is not your average teenager, unless average includes being able to see spirits and all things supernatural! She spends her evenings fighting strange supernatural happenings that occur around the Santa Clarita Valley, protecting “Awesometown” with nothing but her ghost radio and telekinesis powers. A dark entity is lurking in the shadows, however, something ancient, evil and more powerful than anything Athena has ever had to face. Filled with a killer soundtrack, fun dances, humor and a good dose of mystery, “Something Strange in Awesometown” is sure to be a thrilling adventure!

This special event helps raise money for the youth workshops that run throughout the year at the Canyon Theatre Guild, a non-profit arts organization. This event will include a petite dinner, dessert and lots of magic as we take you on this strange journey through the Valenica area! Don’t miss out on this chance to support live theatre for children!

Cash bar – 5:30 p.m.
Dinner – 6:00 p.m.
Showtime – 7:00 p.m.

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May 11: Annual Pops! Concert at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons
Time: 7:30 p.m.

This concert, featuring the award-winning COC Studio Jazz Ensemble and Lab Bands, features many popular tunes from the past and present such as “Make Me Smile,” “Pink Panther,” “From a Distance” and many more. The audience gets to hear some of their favorites performed with a jazz flair and lots of energy. A perfect way to wrap the season!

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Friday, Jan 22, 2021
The Los Angeles County Library, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is set to host a series of free virtual workshops running every other week on Fridays from January through June.
Thursday, Jan 21, 2021
Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) is proud to announce “Survivor” as the theme for the 11th annual Empowering HeArts fundraising gala set to take place virtually on Saturday, Aug. 7.
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021
ARTree Community Arts Center is offering virtual classes that you can share with family and friends, not just around the country, but around the world.
Friday, Jan 15, 2021
The MAIN is set to host eight weeks of free virtual productions from around the world from Jan. 22 through March 12 via Zoom for the Stage on Screen Theatre Fest's International Edition of online theatre.
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Join the Santa Clarita Artists Association's first meeting of 2021, which will take place virtually Monday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m.
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