Friday is opening night for the award-winning “Rent: The Musical” at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons. The dramatic play’s become a pop culture phenomenon, with a modern-day love story set in New York City’s grungy East Village and soundtrack that rocks. Tickets are just $10 or $5 for students or seniors. Call the box office at 661-362-5304 or visit canyonspac.com.
Saturday night, The Snareheads bring their rock ’n’ soul revue back to Valencia Wine Company on Town Center Drive. Joe Bertalli, Mike Fitzgerald, Joe Fuoco, Steve Sadd and Billy Davis will bring the house down, even if they have to drop trou to get your attention. Showtime’s at 9 p.m. and there’s no cover. Visit The Snareheads’ Facebook page for more info about the group and the gig.
If you want to hang out at home or you’ll be on the road instead on Saturday night, be sure to catch SCVTV’s “House Blend” hosted by yours truly. In a special encore edition, singer, songwriter and guitarist Nikhil Korula plays four songs unplugged. It’s one of our most-watched shows from Season 3. Tune in or log on to “House Blend” for Nikhil Korula at 10 on Saturday night, right here on SCVTV and streaming online wherever you are at scvtv.com.
You’ll find lots more local entertainment news 24/7 at HometownStation.com, SCVNews.com and my blog, www.stephenkpeeples.com. That’s what’s bumpin’ on the SCV Entertainment Beat.
The Los Angeles County Arts Education Collective, coordinated by the Department of Arts and Culture, and KCET have joined forces to create a new documentary that explores the value of arts education for the youth, communities, and creative economy of L.A. County.
California Institute of the Arts, or CalArts, is leasing space at Newhall Crossings in Downtown Newhall to put its students’ artwork on display, officials with the Valencia arts college announced recently.
If you watched NASA’s exciting Mars Perseverance rover landing on Feb. 18, you definitely won’t want to miss the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus spring 2021 virtual Star Party on Friday, April 23.
The William S. Hart Union High School District was named one of 19 school districts and one county office of education for school attendance review board as a model program for its attendance strategies during distance learning.
The Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families during National Foster Parent Appreciation Month and is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
To provide a framework to guide the future of residential development locally, the city of Santa Clarita is embarking on a public process to update the Housing Element of the Santa Clarita General Plan.
California Senate Bill 545, a measure to provide additional resources to struggling students, has received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee, announced Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).