The city of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, continues in December with free artistic events in Old Town Newhall. Popular events 10 By 10, Note By Note and an artist reception at The MAIN make up the calendar for Thursday nights through the end of the month.
Thursdays@Newhall is an ongoing opportunity for residents of Santa Clarita to attend free shows and concerts on Thursdays in Old Town Newhall.
The schedule begins on Dec. 7 at The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street, when 10 performers will take the stage for 10 minutes each and share their comedy, storytelling, short films and/or music at the monthly 10 By 10 show from 7-9 p.m.
Performances this month include music by The New Mexican, Steven Kai van Betten and Steve Messick, comedy by Steve Saracino, magic with Brian Hoffman, ventriloquism by Dan Sachoff, a screening of the short film “Helpless,” written by Zac Titus and directed by Brent Huff, and storytelling with Kat High, Isadora O’Boto, and Vicki Juditz.
Juditz has performed stories from New York to Hong Kong and everywhere in between. She has won Moth StorySLAMs and GrandSLAMS and her story “Boca” aired on NPR’s UnFictional. No stranger to TV, she has had comic roles on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Yes, Dear,” “My Name is Earl” and played countless hapless housewives in commercials.
On Dec. 14, local musicians will take the stage at Note By Note inside The MAIN. Note By Note is a music showcase presenting audiences with a variety of genres at a free evening of fun. Bands, duos and soloists will play their blend of music for the audience’s listening pleasure. Come enjoy a wide range of music styles including rock, folk, Celtic, Americana, blues, jazz, country, experimental, western and more. Featured performers include Ted Case, Tom Renaud, Ross Altman and the Sassy Grandmas–Mildred, Naomi, Gayle and Matilda–four sultry-toned seniors with angelic harmonies
Performers interested in Note By Note can learn more at OldTownNewhall.com/NotebyNote.
Thursdays@Newhall’s December slate finishes with an art reception on Dec. 21 from 7-10 p.m. for this month’s featured exhibit, “Headspace,” by Tyler Scully. Scully demonstrates the growing disconnection of the hyper connected digital world. “Headspace” allows the audience to experience portraits through the disjointed lens of internet culture. Guests attending this free reception will enjoy light appetizers, entertainment and a chance to meet Scully.
In addition to the series itself, Old Town Newhall is an eclectic shopping, dining and entertainment destination that mixes rustic charm with cosmopolitan appeal every day of the week. Old Town Newhall is Santa Clarita’s premier arts and entertainment district, home to The MAIN, Canyon Theatre Guild, the William S. Hart Museum and the distinctive Old Town Newhall branch of the Santa Clarita Public Library.
For more information about Santa Clarita’s 2017 Thursdays@Newhall events, visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com or contact the Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.