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Live Music

| Entertainment | October 25, 2018

Oct 26, Fri
6:30–10p Wolf Creek Brewery Future X Husbands Halloween party
7–9pm Alchemy Sean Wiggins duo Covers & orig
7–10pm Route 66 Classic Grill Double Play Acoustic duo
8–11pm Wine 661 Bill Cinque & friends Classic covers
8–12m Vincent Hill Station The Fulcos on patio Live music
9–11pm The Local Pub & Grill Max Esparazza Live music
9–12m Salt Creek Grille Lawrence Tamez Saxy music
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Oct 27, Sat
6–10pm Vincent Hill Station Siren Valley Acoustic orig
6–9pm Back Porch Music Dole-Humphries, Grizwalds Folk rk & orig
8–11pm Wine 661 Miles 2 Go CR with violin
8–12m VFW 6885 LA Fender Benders CR & country
9–12m Salt Creek Grille Lance Allyn Classic covers
9–1a Rock Inn (Lake Hughes) Freddy’s Bomb Factory Halloween party
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10a–2p Saugus Swap meet Abrakadabra Live music
1–5pm Rock Inn (Lake Hughes) Lance Allyn Classic covers
3–7pm Vincent Hill Moldy Marvin’s open mic Various
5–8pm Salt Creek Grille Jim Gustin & Truth Jones Blues mix
5–8pm Vincenzo’s Newhall Tangent Rough Around Edges Rock
5–9pm VFW 6885 Magnolia Drawl Country
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Oct 30, Tues
6–8:30p Wolf Creek Brewery Community Pints night Dan Kirkpatrick
7–10p Bergie’s steakhouse Chris Cardenas guest Blues mix
Oct 31, Wed
6–10pm Route 66 Classic Grill Bike Night & Live Music various
6:30–8:30p Alchemy Dole-Humphries Folk rk & orig
Nov 1, Thur
7–10pm Brewery Draconum Eye 5 R&B, soul&jazz
7–10pm Bergie’s steakhouse Sean Wiggins band Covers & orig
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

| Entertainment | October 19, 2018

by Michelle Sandoval

I cannot think of a better way to usher in the spooky month of October than with one of Victorian literature’s most enchanting Gothic figures. Perhaps one of Oscar Wilde’s most beloved characters, Dorian Gray, has mesmerized readers and viewers alike for decades. Playing now through November 16 at the charming A Noise Within Repertory Theatre, “The Picture of Dorian Gray” will capture audiences with Director Michael Michetti’s beautiful and diabolical portrayal of this seductive masterpiece.

“Dorian Gray” is unmistakably Wilde’s most daring work – causing quite a scandal when it was first published in 1890. Wilde’s personal life was scandalous as well, being the most infamous homosexual in the nineteenth century, he was known as much for his lifestyle, as for his wit and creativity as a playwright and author.

The story follows a young man, who becomes so obsessed with youth and beauty, that it eventually becomes his demise. This particular adaption made its debut at Pasadena’s Boston Court 12 years ago, where Michetti served as Artistic Director. Now, he presents the darkly beautiful show once again, stirring Dorian to life with a show full of decadent debauchery.

Colin Bates (Dorian Gray), Amin El Gamal (Basil Hallward) and Frederick Stuart (Lord Henry Wotton) are at the center of this production, weaving the intricate storyline with tremendous emotion. Bates paints such a passionate character in Dorian and delivers a performance that is nothing short of masterful. Much like Dorian is able to seduce everyone he meets, so can Bates with his character. He will cast a spell on you that will haunt you long after the curtain drops.

El Gamal and Stuart both deliver remarkable portrayals of those closest to Dorian. As the painter who created the devilish portrait, and the socialite who will negatively influence young Dorian, the two talented actors manage to shine bright in the shadow of the star. Memorable performances by both, they play an essential part in the rise and fall of Dorian Gray.

I have been to numerous shows at A Noise Within, and one thing I have always admired about them is how they manage to embrace minimalism when it comes to their sets. In a show like “The Picture of Dorian Grey,” which is itself dripping with extravagance, Michetti and James Maloof serve as Co-Scenic Designers, along with Props Master, Erin Walley, and offer us a simple stage adorned with empty frames. They give us a ghostly atmosphere with the lingering sense of foreboding that never goes away.

The set is bare bones, but what it lacks in vibrancy and color, the gorgeous costumes more than make up for. They are the vision of Costume Designer Garry Lennon, and each and every character is dressed in such magnificent attire that they almost tell a story of their own. It is a beautiful contrast, and much-needed splash of color to elevate the dark elegance of the set.

The show is simply poetry on stage. It has a dark energy that will consume you. Michetti and his team give us the seven deadly sins and then some, wrapped up in a show that will leave you feeling wonderfully naughty.

“The Picture of Dorian Gray” is playing through November 16 at A Noise Within Theatre, located at 3352 E. Foothill Blvd in Pasadena. For tickets and information call (626) 356-3100 or visit www.anoisewithin.org.

Community Invited to Celebrate ECE with Movie Under the Stars

| Community, Entertainment | October 19, 2018

In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Canyon Country Campus Center for Early Childhood Education, the public is invited to an outdoor movie night and open house.

This free event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the Canyon Country campus’ Carl A. Rasmussen Amphitheater.

“We always enjoy the opportunity to showcase the Canyon Country campus to our community,” said Dr. Ryan Theule, Vice President, Canyon Country Campus & Grants Development. “This event is particularly special as we celebrate 10 years of operation of the Center for Early Childhood Education at CCC.”

Starting at 5 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy a presentation on the Center for Early Childhood Education, located in Room 200.

“Over the past 10 years, our Center team has served over 215 children and families and provided essential quality workforce skills for approximately 150 Early Childhood Education Students,” said Monica Marshall, Program Director of the college’s Center for Early Childhood Education. “We provide the connection between theory, child growth and development, and best practices.”
“This will be a very special evening in honor of our Canyon Country Center’s 10-year anniversary,” added Marshall. “We hope you will join us in celebration of our program and this important milestone.”

Following the ECE Open House, families can enjoy a variety of children’s activities beginning at 6 p.m., along with a live performance from the COC dance group Ballet Folklórico Tesoro Mestizo. The group seeks to honor Mexican Folk dance, promote diversity and contribute to the understanding of Mexican culture.

A screening of the feature film, “Coco” will begin at 7 p.m.

The movie, free snacks and free raffle are presented by the COC Canyon Country Campus, the Center for Early Childhood Education and the Associated Student Government. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase at the event from Keep on Grubbin’ food truck.

The Canyon Country campus is located at 17200 Sierra Highway. For more information, visit the Canyon Country campus web page.

In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Canyon Country Campus Center for Early Childhood Education, the public is invited to an outdoor movie night and open house.

This free event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the Canyon Country campus’ Carl A. Rasmussen Amphitheater.

“We always enjoy the opportunity to showcase the Canyon Country campus to our community,” said Dr. Ryan Theule, Vice Precisdent, Canyon Country Campus & Grants Development. “This event is particularly special as we celebrate 10 years of operation of the Center for Early Childhood Education at CCC.”

Starting at 5 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy a presentation on the Center for Early Childhood Education, located in Room 200.

“Over the past 10 years our Center team has served over 215 children and families and provided essential quality workforce skills for approximately 150 Early Childhood Education Students,” said Monica Marshall, Program Director of the college’s Center for Early Childhood Education. “We provide the connection between theory, child growth and development, and best practices.”

“This will be a very special evening in honor of our Canyon Country Center’s 10-year anniversary,” added Marshall. “We hope you will join us in celebration of our program and this important milestone.”

Following the ECE Open House, families can enjoy a variety of children’s activities beginning at 6 p.m., along with a live performance from the COC dance group Ballet Folklórico Tesoro Mestizo. The group seeks to honor Mexican Folk dance, promote diversity and contribute to the understanding of Mexican culture.

A screening of the feature film, “Coco” will begin at 7 p.m.

The movie, free snacks and free raffle are presented by the COC Canyon Country Campus, the Center for Early Childhood Education and the Associated Student Government.

Food and beverages will also be available for purchase at the event from Keep on Grubbin food truck.

The Canyon Country campus is located at 17200 Sierra Highway.

For more information, visit the Canyon Country campus web page at www.canyons.edu/Offices/CCC.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

| Entertainment | October 18, 2018

by Michelle Sandoval

Every October Griffith Park transforms into a place of nightmares as it becomes home to the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, one of the most popular Halloween attractions in Southern California. The masterminds behind the haunt, Ten Thirty One Productions, led by Melissa Carbone, live and breathe horror 365 days a year. This month they are celebrating ten years of horrific hayrides, and are not holding back on the horror during this anniversary milestone. You must check your fear at the door.

When you make your way onto the hay-strewn grounds, into the eerie orange glow of hundreds of ghostly jack-o-lanterns, you will find yourself in Purgatory, a haunted village overrun with demons and monsters who just can’t wait to torment you. Here you will find psychics scattered around in their own private tents if you wish to know your (un)fortune. There are a few Carn“Evil” games you can play, and at the center of it all is a Scary-Go-Round, with skeletal creatures you can ride backwards into the night.

Purgatory is also where you can experience one of my favorite things at the Haunted Hayride: Theatre Macabre. The talented (and hilarious) hosts will invite members of the audience up on stage to recreate scenes from classic horror movies. This short show not only offers you the chance to step into your favorite horror scene, but is also a nice change of pace from all the panic and terror around you. Do not leave Griffith Park without checking them out.

Back this year are the delightfully demonic Trick-or-Treat tents, where you will come face to face with creepy creatures as you knock on their doors in search of sweets. This will make you rethink the good memories you have of going door to door as a child. Don’t expect to come away with too many treats though, as the tricks are the star of the show in this experience.

There is also the House of Shadows, also known as the Dark Maze, and boasts to be Southern California’s only true labyrinth maze. This one takes a lot of courage, especially if you’re afraid of the dark as it will leave you lost in the blackness trying to find your way out. This particular maze is easily one of the scariest you will find in Los Angeles and one of the only ones I can honestly say I’m truly afraid of.

All of these scary adventures should lead you to the Haunted Hayride, which this year takes fans down memory lane, whether or not we want to relive those memories. Bringing back fearful favorites from the past ten years, expect to encounter every demon, monster, ghost, clown, and terror you can imagine. You and a small group will be escorted onto a hay-packed tractor trailer and taken through the abandoned zoo that once called Griffith Park home, a lonely and desolate place, especially by the light of the moon. During your ride, you will come face to face with creepy inhabitants waiting around every dark corner, and they are not afraid to get up close and personal with the riders. For returning fans, some favorites to look for are last year’s popular “Through the Eyes of a Child,” “The Rift,” and my personal favorite, “The Congregation.” There will also be plenty of new scary surprises, making the ride one of the best yet.

Carbone and her team know how to do horror right, and this year invite us all to embrace this frightening celebration of madness and chaos. So, if you haven’t done so yet, make your way over to the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride and let it become a Halloween tradition.

The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride runs through Oct. 31 at Griffith Park, located at 4730 Crystal Springs Ave in Los Angeles. For tickets and information visit www.losangeleshauntedhayride.com

What is the Difference Between Cooking Wine and Wine You Drink?

| Entertainment | October 18, 2018

by Beth Heiserman, Reyes Winery

This week, I had a customer ask is there a difference between a cooking a wine and wine that is called for in a recipe. The answer is yes and no. It depends upon the wine that is part of the recipe. But, for the most part, the main difference is the quality of wine.

Drinking wine is a much better quality. Cooking with a drinking wine will give you a better dish, because the wine contributes its quality and complexity to create a masterpiece versus an everyday dish. I only use what I would drink.

Now, if the wine is a few days old, it is still okay to cook with it. I would use corked wine for cooking because the wine fault will lead to a strange taste. If the wine tastes like a wet dog, do you really want your meal to taste like a wet dog? Keep that in mind for the quality, as well.
Sometimes in recipes (depending on the cuisine), you will see different types of wine as an ingredient. Asian will ask for Mirin (Japanese rice wine), Sake or rice wine (Chinese). Yet, rice wine really isn’t wine. It really calls for rice wine vinegar. It’s to add acidity to a dish.

Some recipes mention Marsala, Sherry, Sauternes too! Marsala, Madeira, sherry and vermouth and dry oxidized wines that are perfect for gravies or sauces, like a Marsala cream sauce on top of chicken. Sauternes are sweeter wines like Riesling or Muscat. Here is a recipe for my Quinoa salad that is always requested. It uses Muscat, a semi-sweet wine to compliment this tasty salad.

This is a great gluten free and vegan option. I have prepared it in place of oatmeal to rice pudding. You can serve this salad either warm or cold.

Ingredients
1¼ cup vegetable broth
¾ cup Reyes 2011 Muscat
1 cup quinoa
2 cups broccoli, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups red and yellow teardrop tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved
1 red onion, chopped into 1” chunks
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp salt, kosher
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp parsley, dried

Vinaigrette ingredients
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
¼ cup Reyes 2011 Muscat
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Juice of 1 lemon
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
2 cloves of garlic

Directions
In medium sauce pan, sauté red onions, garlic with olive oil. Sprinkle half the salt and pepper on the onions. This will help to sweat the onions.
Combine broccoli, broth, 2011 Reyes Muscat and quinoa in a saucepan; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium-low, place a cover on the saucepan, and cook at a simmer until the broth has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
While quinoa is cooking, prepare the vinaigrette. In a blender add vinaigrette ingredients and blend.
Stir in tomatoes and parsley with the vinaigrette into the quinoa, replace the lid, 2 to 3 minutes; season with remaining red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
Serve. Bon Appétit!

‘Hand Held’ Solo Exhibit Explores Mental Health with Art

| Community, Entertainment | October 18, 2018

In her new exhibit entitled “Hand Held,” local artist Gabriella Lago takes on the topic of mental health with acrylic paintings. The exhibition is free to view and will be on display starting Tuesday, October 16, at The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street. The public is invited to view the gallery, enjoy light refreshments and meet the artist at a reception on Thursday, October 18, from 7-10 p.m. “Hand Held” will be on display until Friday, November 9.

Finding inspiration from the surrealist movement, which celebrated the liberation of thought, language and human experience from the boundaries of rationalism, Gabriella uses acrylic painting to share her view on mental illness. Nearly one in five U.S. adults experience mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

“This work is an exploration of mental health. It is emotive and seeks to create a connection between the artist and the viewer. Through the many facets of mental health, I focus on finding strength within a struggle. To play upon that dynamic, I use a darker, cool color palette then inject bright, warm colors for balance. Anyone can be affected by mental health. I portray that by using anonymity and obscuring the facial features of those in my paintings,” said Gabriella.

Gabriella is a painter currently residing in Santa Clarita. She has exhibited in various group shows. More information on Gabriella can be found at her website at GLagoArts.com.

The gallery at The MAIN is open for viewing during all events at The MAIN, as well as Tuesdays through Fridays, from 1 – 5 p.m. The MAIN is located at 24266 Main Street, Newhall, CA 91321. For more information, contact Pablo Cevallos at pcevallos@santa-clarita.com or visit AtTheMain.org. For information regarding all City art happenings, visit SantaClaritaArts.com.

Live Music

| Entertainment | October 18, 2018

Oct 19, Fri
6–9pm Wolf Creek Brewery Oktoberfest weekend Live music
7–10pm Route 66 Classic Grill Double Play Acoustic duo
8–11pm Wine 661 Sean Wiggins duo Classic & orig
8–12m Vincent Hill Station Runaway Train on patio Country
8–12m Rock Inn (Lake Hughes) Gil Karson Classic rock
9–11pm The Local (Valencia) Future X Husbands Classic rock
9–12m Salt Creek Grille Jay Bolan Classic rock
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Oct 20, Sat
6–10pm Vincent Hill Station Crystal Whiskey Country
6:30–8:30p Alchemy Dole-Humphries Folk rk & orig
7–10pm Vincenzo’s Newhall Catch 22 band Rock mix
7:30–10:30p Sweetwater Cafe Debbi Lee band Blues mix
8–11pm Wine 661 Sean Hughes Covers & orig
8–12m VFW 6885 Pam Loe & Chad Watson Country
9–12m Salt Creek Grille Jay Bolan Classic rock
9–12m Eigth and Rail Snareheads Dance rock
9–1a Rock Inn (Lake Hughes) Robert Heft band Blues mix
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Oct 21, Sun
10a–2p Saugus Swap meet Midnite Crisis Live music
1–5pm Rock Inn (Lake Hughes) Alan Wright & Rob’t Heft Blues mix
3–7pm Vincent Hill Moldy Marvin’s open mic Various
5–8pm Salt Creek Grille Dole – Humphries trio Folk rk & orig
5–9pm VFW 6885 Sue Rey & Runarounds Classic oldies
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Oct 23, Tues
6–8:30p Wolf Creek Brewery Community Pints night Jackie Beckwith
7–10p Bergie’s steakhouse Phil n the Blanks Blues mix
Oct 24, Wed
6–10pm Route 66 Classic Grill Bike Night & Live Music various
7–8:30p Vincenzo’s Newhall Skip Spiro 10pc band Jazz & blues
7–9pm Alchemy Dole-Humphries Folk rk & orig
Oct 25, Thur
7–10pm Brewery Draconum Tommy Peacock & Feathers Rock mix
7–10pm Bergie’s steakhouse Sue Rey & Runarounds Classic oldies
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Oct 26, Fri
6:30–10p Wolf Creek Brewery Future X Husbands Halloween party
7–9pm Alchemy Sean Wiggins duo Covers & orig
7–10pm Route 66 Classic Grill Double Play Acoustic duo
8–11pm Wine 661 Bill Cinque & friends Classic covers
8–12m Vincent Hill Station The Fulcos on patio Live music
9–11pm The Local (Valencia) Max Esparazza Live music
9–12m Salt Creek Grille Lawrence Tamez Saxy music

Vertical Merlot Tasting

| Entertainment | October 11, 2018

by Beth Heiserman, Reyes Winery

This coming Saturday, October 13, Reyes Winery will be hosting a Merlot Vertical. Attendees will get to pair our award-winning Merlot with a tasty treat, along with education about Merlot and our wines. I will be pouring from the 2009 vintage through the 2012, in addition to the newly released 2013, the unreleased 2015 and finishing with the 2015 Rose of Merlot.

The 2009 vintage has sold out of the tasting room, but I saved two cases for this special day. It has won a gold medal at the 2011 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition, a Silver medal at the 2011 Los Angeles International Wine Competition and received 86 points from the Wine Enthusiast Magazine (March 2018 Edition). Blueberries, Cocoa and a hint of mint round out the flavors of this exceptional fruit-forward varietal. It pairs with a Porterhouse steak with a wild mushroom demi-glace sauce, mushroom brie, or blueberry cheesecake.

Each wine can pair with a cheese, a savory dish and a dessert. The 2010 vintage has amazing notes of black cherries, blueberries and cinnamon. Pumpkin spice pairs perfectly with this smooth estate Merlot. Also, I will be featuring a very small batch of “unfiltered” 2011 Renaissance by Reyes Merlot. It matches with espresso dishes like coffee-crusted tri tip, or a scrumptious mocha Merlot cake with an espresso mascarpone frosting.

The 2012 and 2013 vintages are a bit more tannic compared to previous years. Water wasn’t as abundant; therefore, the wine is a bit bolder. 2015 Merlot has already won a gold medal and 91 points in the 2018 Toast of the Coast Competition. This estate Merlot has bold aromas of plum, blackberry and notes of toasted oak, followed by juicy flavors of Satsuma plums with a hint of spice rounding out the finish. Supple, velvety tannins and lush fruit make this wine an ideal match for grilled pork chops, Port Salut cheese or roasted plums and vanilla ice cream.

Lastly, to finish the vertical tasting, I will be pouring the 2016 Merlot of Rose. It received 83 points from the Wine Enthusiast Magazine (December 2017 Edition). This special wine is a skin-contact Rose Merlot and Viognier. It has light tannins and medium acidity. It’s bursting with young, vibrant fruit. It has notes of blueberries, anise, peach and orange peel, which compliment a slight sweetness for perfect balance. Upside peach cake and brie cheese with a blueberry honey drizzle make a great accompaniment.

All Wines get a holiday … and Merlot gets a month! Come celebrate Merlot Month with our Merlot Vertical! Social media has a hashtag for it, #MerlotMe. Join the movement and drink lots of Reyes Winery Merlot. Take a photo of you, your wine and your wine glass; #MerlotMe and #ReyesWinery.

Hart Regiment Hosts the 35th Rampage

| Entertainment | October 11, 2018

Rampage is coming to town on November 3. This year marks the 35th year that the Hart Regiment from William S. Hart High School will be hosting the event.

The Regiment is composed of the top Marching Band and Color Guard teams that have been recognized for excellent musicianship and showmanship throughout the years. In fact, under the direction of Band Director Anthony Bailey, the Regiment has won the SCSBOA (Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association) state championship in its category 13 times since 2002. This achievement is unmatched by any other. On and off the field, the students are an example of hard work, dedication, determination and teamwork.

Rampage is one of the largest Marching Band and Field Show Tournaments that is a part of the SCSBOA. It typically attracts 35 marching band and color guard teams from all over Southern California who come to compete and put on their best performances.

Being held at the College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium provides seating for the 5,000-6,000 friends and families who come to support their teams, as well as enjoy all the other performances. All of the local Santa Clarita High Schools are anticipated to be present at Rampage this year.

It begins approximately at 10 a.m. and lasts until 9 p.m., ending with a mass drum line and awards ceremony. Cougar Stadium is located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon, Valencia. Parking is free and tickets can be purchased at the gate, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and children under 5 are always free. There will be refreshments as well as opportunities to buy Rampage products and raffle tickets for great prizes and gifts.

Rampage is the Hart Regiments top fundraiser, so come out and support the program and enjoy a great day filled with great music and wonderful entertainment.

For further information or to make a donation, check out the Hart Regiment Facebook Page, visit www.hartregiment.com, email them at rampagechair@gmail.com, or call (661) 347-8461.

Live Music

| Entertainment | October 11, 2018

Oct 12, Fri
6–9pm Wolf Creek Brewery Right Side Up Classic rock
7–10pm Wm S Hart Park Magnolia Drawl band Country
7–10pm Route 66 Classic Grill Double Play Acoustic duo
7–10:30p Vincenzo’s Newhall Cover Charge band Rock (no cover)
8–11pm Wine 661 Bill Cinque & Dave B Classic covers
8–12m Vincent Hill Station Runaway Train on patio Country rock
8–12m Rock Inn (Lake Hughes) Steve Jones Acoustic blues
9–11p The Local (Valencia) Max Esparazza Live music
9–12m Salt Creek Grille Sean Hughes Covers & orig
9–1pm Doc’s Inn Frankly Speaking Rock covers
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Oct 13, Sat
1–7pm Amer Legion Newhall Battle of the Blues Bands – 8 bands!
6–10p Vincent Hill Station Lance Allyn Classic covers
7–10m Backyard Grub n Brews Mod-U-Lates Classic rock
8–11pm Wine 661 All Access band Rock covers
8–12m VFW 6885 Morgan Ridge Country
9–12m Salt Creek Grille Lawrence Tamez Saxy music
9–1a Rock Inn (Lake Hughes) Bad Traffic band Rock
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Oct 14, Sun
10a–2p Saugus Swap meet Lee & the Real Deal Live music
1–5pm Rock Inn (Lake Hughes) Natalie Wattre Folk rock
3–7pm Vincent Hill Moldy Marvin’s open mic Various
5–8pm Salt Creek Grille G – 3 Classic rock
5–9pm VFW 6885 Big Coyote Country
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Oct 16, Tues
6–8:30p Wolf Creek Brewery Community Pints night Dos Locos
7–10p Bergie’s steakhouse Dallas Hodge band Blues mix
Oct 17, Wed
6–10pm Route 66 Classic Grill Bike Night & Live Music various
7–9pm Alchemy Dole-Humphries Folk rk & orig
7–9pm Paseo Club Lance Allyn Classic covers
Oct 18, Thur
7–10pm Brewery Draconum SRBQ Blues mix
7–10pm Bergie’s steakhouse Stunt Road Blues CR mix
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SCAA Awards Artists at 29th Annual Art Classic

| Entertainment | October 4, 2018

And the Winners Are…

Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) held its 29th Annual Art Classic fine arts competition at Hart Hall, William S. Hart Park in Newhall on Sept. 29, 2018.

Best of Show: Gary Friedman for watercolor,“Take Me Home, Skippy”
1st place (Gold) was awarded to the following categories:
Oil: Nickalena Miller for “Barnyard Royalty”
Acrylics: Christine Dickerson for “The Observatory”
Watercolor: Ron Soto for “Watermelon Eating Contest”
Dry Media: Mike Farrell for “Away”
Sculpture: Bill Duquette for “The Secret Spot”
Mixed media: Bonny Butler for “Passionate Joy”
Masters: Jane Mick for “Reverie”
Photography: Joseph Jasik-Drdol for “9th Street”
City Award of Excellence: Christopher Darga for oil painting “Red”
Service Award: Jane Mick

Judges, Frank Lennartz and David Deyell, reviewed 110 pieces of art in all categories.  Second place [silver] and merit winners were also awarded.

“Again this year, we will grant three scholarships to local high school seniors who are majoring in art,” said Dody Rogers, event coordinator.

Winners will be posted at www.santaclaritaartists.org in the near future.

Are Wines Spicy?

| Entertainment | October 4, 2018

This past weekend, someone ask if we had spicy wines. Generally, when describing the aromas or flavors of a wine, spicy isn’t one. When someone says spicy, I think if chilis. Now, peppercorns, cinnamon, cloves and my favorite, ginger, are spices that can be called spicy. Mostly when someone thinks of a wine that has “spice” as the descriptive notes, those wines are Syrah, Zinfandel, Petit Sirah and sometimes Malbec, but usually not Merlot.

Spicy notes can originate from the grape variety or from barrel aging in oak. When wines are aging in barrels, the oak interacts with the wine and develops spice, which would taste and smell like cinnamon and other spices in our estate Merlots. When wines have notes of cinnamon, they tend to be a fruitier and less bold of a wine than a peppery Syrah.

Wines often associated with peppery notes are found from the region of Rhone, France. It is a distinguishing characteristic that is derived from the aromas and flavors for Syrah and Zinfandel. Peppery notes can be a naturally occurring trait that comes from the terroir. Terroir is the soil composition in which the vines are grown, and the maturity level of the fruit. Our estate-grown Merlots tend to have spicy notes of cinnamon and an abundance of berry fruit notes, while our Syrahs are much bolder with peppercorn notes and bright stone fruit.

Last week, I mentioned my story about the difference between cassia and cinnamon. Ceylon Cinnamon is mellow, while Saigon Cinnamon is intense and spicy. The one thing our Merlots have in common is the note of cinnamon and its fruitiness. Every year, the notes will vary from mellow to intense, depending upon the weather. 2010 Reyes Merlot has the spiciest of notes compared to other years. It has notes of black cherries, blueberries and cinnamon. It has won many awards, silver medals at the 2012 O.C. Fair Commercial Wine Competition and the 2012 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition. Plus, bronze medals at the 2012 Los Angeles International Wine Competition, 2013 Sunset International Wine Competition and the 2013 San Diego County Fair Commercial Wine Competition. This 2010 Merlot pairs well with pork chops with a cinnamon jerk rub, Toscano cheese dusted in cinnamon and flourless chocolate cake.

On Saturday, October 20 from 2-5 p.m., Reyes Winery is hosting our annual Pig Roast. The cost is $49 per person, and includes two glasses of wine. Enjoy the Pig Roast while listening to live music and drinking award-winning wines. Come and taste the 2018 Harvest with us. Roast chicken will also be served along with other side dishes. We will be featuring our 2010 Merlot that pairs perfectly with our Pig Roast. The Still Moving Project will be performing live. Those interested can purchase tickets online at at https://squareup.com/store/reyes-winery/

For the month of October, the tasting room sheet will focus on our Merlots. From our award-winning Merlots to our Merlot blends, Merlot of Rose and our dessert wine, Agua Dulce Delight. October is International Merlot Month. Social media has a hashtag for it, #MerlotMe. Join the movement and drink lots of Reyes Winery Merlot. Take a photo of you, your wine and your wine glass using #MerlotMe and #Reyeswinery.

Live Music

| Entertainment | October 4, 2018

Live Music this week in SCV! 

Oct 5, Fri

6–9pm              Wolf Creek Brewery       Drop Zone                    Classic rock

7–?pm              Amer Legion Newhall     Lee Lowe Drum Clinic/Benefit, for all ages

7–10p               Route 66 Classic Grill    Double Play                  Acoustic duo

8–11pm                        Wine 661                       Bill Cinque & Jeff Ross Classic covers

8–12m              Vincent Hill Station        Bennie Thomas band     Country

8–12m              Rock Inn (Lake Hughes)   Jimmy White                     Covers & orig

9–11p               The Local (Valencia)      Some Other Loco          Live music

9–12m              Salt Creek Grille                        Lance Allyn                   Classic covers

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Oct 6, Sat

6–9pm              Wolf Creek Brewery       Kelly’s Lot                     Trike Derby nt

6–9pm              Brewery Draconum        Tommy Peacock & Feathers  Oktoberfest

6–10p               Vincent Hill Station        Tony Capko & Herbie Kae  Jazz

7–10m              Backyard Grub n Brews Saloonatics                   Cover rock

7:30–10:30p      Vincenzo’s Newhall        The Grateful Dudes       Bluegrass

8–11pm                        Wine 661                       Bill Horn & Gerry Rothschild  Classics

8–12m              VFW 6885                     Lynn Rutherford                   Country

9–12m              Salt Creek Grille                        Tewks & Beans             Classic covers

9–1a                 Rock Inn (Lake Hughes)   Right Side Up               Classic rock

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Oct 7, Sun

10a–2p             Saugus Swap meet       Emerald City                 Live music

1–?pm              Brewery Draconum        Steve Jones acoustic    Oktoberfest

1–5pm              Rock Inn (Lake Hughes)   Roby Duron & Walker Gibson  Classics

3–7pm              Vincent Hill                    Moldy Marvin’s open mic       Various

5–8pm              Salt Creek Grille                        Traxx                            Classic rock

5–9pm              VFW 6885                     Nomad                         Classic rock

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Oct 9, Tues

6–8:30p                        Wolf Creek Brewery       Community Pints night   Michael Ruiz

7–10p               Bergie’s steakhouse      Michael Be Holden & Guitar Jack Wargo

Oct 10, Wed

6–10pm                        Route 66 Classic Grill    Bike Night & Live Music    various

7–9pm              Alchemy                       Dole-Humphries                        Folk rk & orig

7–9pm              Paseo Club                   Lance Allyn                   Classic covers

Oct 11, Thur

7–10pm                Brewery Draconum         Drop 3                                   Live music

7–10pm                        Bergie’s steakhouse      Deep Fried Daddys       Blues CR mix

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Oct 12, Fri

6–9pm              Wolf Creek Brewery       Live music every Friday Right Side Up

7–10pm                        Wm S Hart Park                        Magnolia Drawl band     Country

7–10pm                        Route 66 Classic Grill    Double Play                  Acoustic duo

8–11pm                        Wine 661                       Bill Cinque & Dave B     Classic covers

8–12m              Vincent Hill Station        Runaway Train on patio  Country rk

8–12m              Rock Inn (Lake Hughes)   Steve Jones                      Acoustic blues

9–11p               The Local (Valencia)      Max Esparazza              Live music

9–12m              Salt Creek Grille                        Galo Pacheco               Classic rock

9–1pm              Doc’s Inn                      Frankly Speaking          Rock covers

 

Theatre Shows at The MAIN in October

| Entertainment | October 4, 2018

The City of Santa Clarita invites the community to attend upcoming shows at The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street, in Old Town Newhall. Tickets are now on sale for a variety of shows taking place in October.

Comedy Mashup is a group of working comedians and improvisers from all over Los Angeles who come together once a month to put on a show that is half stand-up comedy and half improv. Headliner Eliot Chang has appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Half Hour” and E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” as well as on Showtime, HBO and YouTube, with over 18 million views. The show is Friday, October 5, at 8 p.m., and is geared towards an adult audience. Tickets are $12 presale and $18 on the day of the show.

The Society Comedy Troupe is bringing hilarious and energetic team improv to The MAIN. Similar to the TV show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” they ask for audience participation while creating improvised music, comedy and scenes. The show is Saturday, October 6, at 8 p.m., and is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $12 for seniors and students, and $15 for all others.

Olive Branch Theatricals presents a fun-filled, interactive new twist on one of your fairy tale favorites, “Little Red Riding Hood,” as she skips through the dark and dingy forest followed by….well you will have to wait and see! This show is appropriate for all ages and a howling good time will be had by all. Performance dates and times are October 6 and 27, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and October 28 at 2 p.m. A sensory sensitive performance is scheduled for Sunday, October 7, at 2 p.m. and will be brighter and quieter, to better accommodate families with special needs. Tickets are $12.

Eclipse Theatre Company presents “And Then There Were None,” a play based on the book of the same name, written by crime writer Agatha Christie. It’s 1939, and a group of unlikely guests are invited to a house on an island off the coast of Massachusetts by a mysterious host. They all have dark secrets to hide. As they start dying off in ways reflected by a nursery rhyme, suspicions grow, alliances are made and survival is the name of the game. The performance runs October 12-21 at the following times: Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for seniors and students, and $20 for adults.

Kickoff your Halloween festivities with the 1975 cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show!” Sweethearts Brad and Janet are stuck with a flat tire during a storm and discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Dr. Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” Dress in costume and let’s do the time warp again at two screenings on October 26 and 27, at 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Learn more about these shows and purchase tickets by visiting AtTheMain.org/tickets.

It’s a Graveyard Smash at Thursdays@Newhall in October

| Entertainment | October 4, 2018

The party has just begun, and the guests include Wolf Man, Dracula and his son, at the City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series, presented by Valencia Auto Center, all October in Old Town Newhall. Thursdays@Newhall is an ongoing opportunity for residents of Santa Clarita to attend free shows, concerts and special events on Thursdays throughout the year. Outdoor events, including JAM Sessions, Variety Night and the SENSES Block Party, will be staged for a final time in October, before going on hiatus until March 2019.

Start the month off by busting a move at JAM Sessions on October 4, from 7 to 9 p.m., with an evening of hip hop dancing. The GR818ers, a group of world-renowned dancers that has turned hip hop into more than a dance, use their moves to creatively connect communities and will teach attendees on various hip hop steps. You will have the opportunity to try out your new moves while listening to beats spun by DJ Roxswift. JAM Sessions is hosted in conjunction with the Ford Theatre Foundation, bringing dance and original live performances to the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street.

Also on October 4, at The MAIN (24266 Main Street), 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 show from 7 to 9 p.m. Performances this month include storytelling by Judith Shelton, Dennis Garcia, Stan Sellars and Ruby Cooper; magic and mentalism with Allen Gittelson; comedy from Kazu Kusano and Jim Coughlin; music by Pat Nason and The New Mexican; and a screening of short film “Your Date Is Here?” by Zak White and Todd Spence.

Movies on Main closes out this year’s Variety Night, and will take place on October 11, at 7 p.m. Join your friends for a family friendly evening featuring a classic film, movie-inspired activities and food trucks. Don’t forget to bring your blanket or chair. The featured movie for October is “The Book of Life.” Visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com/VarietyNight for more information.

The same night, local musicians will take the stage for Note by Note, inside The MAIN, from 7 to 9 p.m. Note by Note is a free musical showcase 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 October include Ryan McAnanay, Vox Cordis, Ronee Martin and Dan Kirkpatrick. Artists interested in performing at Note by Note can learn more at ThursdaysAtNewhall.com/NotebyNote.

You’ll catch on in a flash when the Monster Mash takes over this month’s SENSES Block Party, on October 18, from 7 to 10 p.m. Whether you come dressed in your spooky best or transform yourself into a monster onsite, be sure to participate in the annual Halloween costume contest for a chance to win ghoulish prizes. Enjoy live music, gourmet food trucks and drinks from the on-street bar, hosted by El Trocadero.

Starting Tuesday, October 15, the art gallery at The MAIN will feature a collection of work by artist Gabriella Lago. The exhibit is titled “Hand Held” and is an exploration of mental health. It is emotive and seeks to create a connection between the artist and the viewer. The community is invited to a free art reception on Thursday, October 18, from 7 to 10 p.m., at The MAIN. Guests will enjoy light snacks and music, and have a chance to meet the artist.

Thursdays@Newhall wraps up the month on October 25, with the New Heights Artist Development Series. This free panel discussion, titled “So, You Want To Be a Public Artist,” will discuss various aspects of public arts projects, including how each panelist achieved a career in the field. Panelists include Beau K. Basse, founder of arts consultancy LeBasse Projects, and public artists MB Hanrahan and Alison Saar. Learn more about the speaker series by visiting ThursdaysAtNewhall.com/NewHeights.

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.

Laemmle Theatres to Break Ground in Newhall October 17

| Entertainment | October 4, 2018

Those fixing for a Wednesday morning trip to Newhall should get ready to head over to the Old Town Newhall Redevelopment Block on October 17 at 10 a.m., when Laemmle Newhall officially breaks ground as the next phase in the Old Town Newhall Redevelopment Block construction project.

The ceremony will be located at the corner of Main Street and Lyons Avenue. The new Laemmle location will be located at the northeast corner of the site, on the corner of Railroad Avenue and Lyons Avenue, north of the city-owned parking structure. City Council members will be joined by representatives from Laemmle Theatres and Serrano Development Group, to speak about the positive cultural impact the theatre will have on residents in Santa Clarita.

The Laemmle Newhall will include seven screens with approximately 500 total seats for moviegoers. The chain of theatres is known for showcasing independent, foreign and art house cinema. The Newhall location is scheduled to open by the end of 2019.

Learn more about Laemmle Theatres by visiting Laemmle.com. Residents can also find information about the entire Old Town Newhall Redevelopment Block by clicking the “Mixed Use Project” tab at OldTownNewhall.com.

Live Music

| Entertainment | September 27, 2018

Sept 28, Fri
6–9pm Wolf Creek Brewery Future X Husbands Classic rock
7–10p Route 66 Classic Grill Double Play Acoustic duo
8–11pm Wine 661 D. Blasucci & B. Cinque Toto & Diamond
8–11pm Double Trouble Wines PULP Rock classics
8–12m Vincent Hill Station Wildside on patio Cover rock
8–12m Rock Inn (Lake Hughes) Walt & Pam Country
9–11p The Local (Valencia) Karli Webster Folk/pop & orig
9–12m Salt Creek Grille Galo Pacheco Classic rock
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Sept 29, Sat
6–10p Vincent Hill Station Z – Band Classic rock
7:30–10:30p Vincenzo’s Newhall The Others Live music
8–11pm Wine 661 Lance Allyn Classic covers
8–12m VFW 6885 Right Side Up Classic rock
9–12m Salt Creek Grille Sean Wiggins Covers & orig
9–1a Rock Inn (Lake Hughes) Robert Heft band Blues mix
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Sept 30, Sun
10a–2p Saugus Swap meet Vendo 81 Live music
1–5pm Rock Inn (Lake Hughes) Daphne & Rick Berthod Blues & rock
3–7pm Vincent Hill Moldy Marvin’s open mic Various
5–8pm Salt Creek Grille Splash Mob Reggae
5–9pm VFW 6885 Emerald City Rock covers
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Oct 2, Tues
6–8:30p Wolf Creek Brewery Community Pints night Live music
7–10p Bergie’s steakhouse Danny Diaz guest artist Blues mix
Oct 3, Wed
6–10pm Route 66 Classic Grill Bike Night & Live Music various
7–9pm Alchemy Dole-Humphries Folk rk & orig
Oct 4, Thur
7 – 10pm Brewery Draconum Eye 5 R+B, soul, jaz
7–10pm Bergie’s steakhouse S R B Q Blues
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Oct 5, Fri
6–9pm Wolf Creek Brewery Live music every Friday Various bands
7–10pm Route 66 Classic Grill Double Play Acoustic duo
7–?pm Amer Legion Newhall Lee Lowe Drum Clinic/Benefit, for all ages
8–11pm Wine 661 Bill Cinque & friends Classic covers

Come Enjoy Our Newest Release in October – 2013 Merlot

| Entertainment | September 27, 2018

by Beth Heiserman, Reyes Winery

I went to a wine and spirit tasting where they had a cinnamon vodka. So, my inquisitive nature prompts me to ask, “What kind of cinnamon did they use?” I did ask before I tried it. The response I got was, “Uh…there are different types?”

Yes, there are many different types of cinnamon. Not all cinnamon is the same, just like grapes. There are so many varietals of grapes.

True cinnamon comes from India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka (Ceylon). It is often confused with its relative, cassia. Cassia, or sometimes known as Chinese or Saigon cinnamon, has a much bolder, spicier aroma and a bitter taste than Ceylon cinnamon.

While writing the label for the 2013 Merlot, I first smell the wine. I smell the wine for about a few minutes, put it down and do it again. One of the first aromas I smelled was Ceylon cinnamon. I remember Robert asked me why I would say “Ceylon cinnamon” and not just “cinnamon.” They are very different to the nose.

I went out and bought both, so he could smell what I did. He was amazed at the difference. The 2013 Merlot will be released in October for #MerlotMe month. This fruity Merlot exhibits a delightful fragrance of ripe blueberries and cassis, complemented by Ceylon cinnamon and toasted oak. We aged this wine in French oak for 23 months. On the palate you will perceive black plums, mixed berries and Ceylon cinnamon.

Our 2013 Merlot won a silver medal at the 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition. Savor this estate-produced gem with a skirt steak, a juicy hamburger or zucchini bread.

Zucchini Bread

This is one of my recipes that my grandmother had passed down to me. I have changed a few things to make it my own, like adding cardamom and vanilla bean paste instead of vanilla. My grandmother inspired me to be creative as a child.  When she would bake, she would let me help her. I remember standing on a step stool, so I could reach the counter. Her recipes were on index cards or scraps of paper, which I still have today.
Ingredients
½ cup Buttermilk
½ cup Oil
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
2 zucchinis, grated
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt, kosher
1 tsp cardamom
1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup walnuts (optional)

Directions
In a mixing bowl, sift together dry ingredients.
In another mixing bowl, combine buttermilk, zucchini, vanilla paste, eggs, oil, and sugar.
Slowly add dry ingredients to wet. Don’t over-mix.
Add walnuts to mixture.
Add mixture to greased 9×9 baking pan.
Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 35 minutes.
Serve

Upcoming Events at Hart Park

| Entertainment | September 27, 2018

This fall, the Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation brings art, music, and pets to Santa Clarita’s William S. Hart Park.

On Sept. 29, the Santa Clarita Artists Association will be hosting its 29th annual SCAA Art Classic in Hart Hall. The Fine Art Juried Show and Gala will be held from 1:30 – 5 p.m., featuring live music, refreshments, and an awards ceremony. On Sept. 30, a Fine Arts Exhibition will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The 25th Annual Native American Pow Wow and Craft Fair will be held on Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the picnic areas of Hart park. During the event, guests will enjoy Native American performance groups, arts and crafts, and food vendors. Admission is free.

The Country Music series “Goin’ Country at Hart” will be held at Hart Hall on Friday nights throughout October from 7 – 10 p.m. On Oct. 12, Mary White & Magnolia Drawl will be performing, followed by Moldy Marvin & Hwy 138 on Oct. 19 and DJ Al Ewing on Oct. 26. Each concert will have fine arts & crafts, food from Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co., food trucks, and two dance floors with line dance instructors. Admission to the event is a $10 donation.

Finally, on Sunday Oct. 14, Hart Park will host the Bow Wow & Meows Pet Fair at 11 a.m. There will be a dog show, vendor fair, pet adoptions, a raffle, and several food options. Admission is free.

Harvest Harmony Show at the SCV Senior Center

| Entertainment | September 21, 2018

The happy men of the SCV Men of Harmony Chorus are now preparing for their 42nd annual a capella show and Ice Cream Social.

Many familiar tunes will be dusted off and presented in the unique style of the Barbershop Quartet. In addition to the four-person quartet, the singers will also showcase the 18-man Barbershop Chorus, all singing together for harmonic entertainment found nowhere else in the area. Under the musical direction of “Prof.” Ray Johnson, several musical eras will be visited along the way.

The show will once again be held at the SCV Senior Center at 22900 Market Street in Newhall. Unlike past performances, this year will be on Saturday, October 13, at 3 p.m. Ice Cream will be served as part of the admission price, and participants have the choice of lots of toppings or plain vanilla. The show will feature one intermission, just in case you didn’t get enough ice cream at the beginning. It’s a show for the whole family.

Tickets are available online at www.SCMenOfHarmony.com. For more information, call 661-297-2130.

What Creates the Color in a Wine?

| Entertainment | September 20, 2018

by Beth Heiserman, Reyes Winery

Every weekend in the tasting room we have guests from all over, and I am asked an array of questions. This past weekend someone asked me, “What makes red wine … red?” They asked if all wine starts out white, and we add food coloring.

No, we don’t add anything. The coloring comes from the skin of the grape that is a red; like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon or Grenache. Each variety of grapes has a different shade of red. Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby, Merlot has more of crimson, Syrah is closer to a velvety plum and Grenache reminds me of a raspberry red. But then again, I guess you can call it food coloring, since grapes are food. In this case, it’s all natural and it all comes from the grapes.

Also, the length of time can create how rich in color the wine will be. During the process of maceration, while the skin and seeds are still with the juice, this can create a more intense color. We leave the skin on for approximately 8 -14 days. Red grapes can produce white wine if they are pressed immediately after picking them. The color is essentially from the pigments in the skin of the grape. Our 2015 Grenache has been given 89 points and Editor’s Choice from the Wine Enthusiast Magazine (03/2018 edition). This is a limited edition “member only” wine, which has been aged in French oak for 18 months. It has aromas of strawberries, ruby-red grapefruit and raspberries. On the palate you will get raspberry, honey, white pepper and a bit of anise. Only 56 cases were produced. This jammy wine can be enjoyed with Pollo al Chilindron, Manchego cheese or chocolate covered strawberries.

In 2010, the Grenache Symposium created International Grenache Day, which is the third Friday of September. Their mission is to promote Grenache; the unsung hero of the red wine world. We are one of three places in Southern California that is celebrating this day. To celebrate this day, we are featuring Reyes 2015 Grenache and 2011 Alonso Family Vineyards’ Juan’s Red (Grenache Blend). Come join us this Friday September 21 for Ladies’ Night at Reyes Winery. It’s from 5-8 p.m. and its $35 per person which includes one glass of wine of your choice, and hors d’ouevres and a light dinner on our north terrace.

Come mingle with other ladies and enjoy some delicious appetizers and talk about wine, weather, or anything wonderful! The menu is available on the website.

#grenacheday

-Olive tapenade with goat cheese on crackers
-spinach and quinoa salad with apples, red onion and pecans served with a champagne vinaigrette
-Chicken sausage meatballs with a pumpkin tomato sauce and farfalle
-Broccoli
-Orange blossom cheesecake

29th SCAA Art Classic at Hart Park

| Entertainment | September 20, 2018

The Santa Clarita Artists Association and County of Los Angeles will be hosting the 29th Annual Art Classic fine arts competition on Saturday, September 29.

The Gala event will be held from 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Hart Hall at the historic William S. Hart Park in Newhall. The art exhibit, which will be open free to the public on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. is to be held in Hart Hall.

“This is the largest competitive fine art show in Santa Clarita. This event showcases local artists, an awards ceremony, live music, refreshments, and spectacular silent auction opportunities,” said Chairperson Dody Rogers.

Cheri Marcovitch is the recipient of the 2017 First Place Watercolor award for her Kiss of Spring painting. A long-time member, Marcovitch wears many hats. As the Historian, she keeps photo albums of SCAA activities, and as Hospitality Chair, she orchestrates the food at all SCAA functions. She is also Sunshine Chair, sending out cards and flowers to ailing SCAA members.

Her dedication, along with her husband, Howard, earned them the “Service Award” for 2017. Her impressionist watercolor studies reflect her love for flowers. Her hand-painted furniture is carried in several high-end designer shops and she creates custom designs for private clients.

Tickets for the Gala on Saturday afternoon are $25 each. For information or for tickets, call 661-252-7639 or visit www.santaclaritaartists.org.

Live Music This Week in SCV

| Entertainment | September 20, 2018

Sept 21, Fri

6–9pm              Wolf Creek Brewery       Traxx band                    Classic rock

7–10p               Route 66 Classic Grill    Double Play                  Acoustic duo

7–10pm           Amer Legion Newhall     Heavy Metal Rock nite   4 bands

8–11pm           Wine 661                            Jeff Ross & Bill Cinque Classic covers

8–12m              Vincent Hill Station        Morgan Ridge on patio  Country

8–12m              Rock Inn (Lake Hughes)   The New Mexican      Live music

9–12m              Salt Creek Grille                Jay Bolan                     Classic rock

Not music, but don’t miss the 3 day Chalk Art Festival – Fri 9/21 10a – Sun 9/23 4p in Old Town Newhall

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Sept 22, Sat

6–10p               Vincent Hill Station        Siren Valley                   Acoustic orig

7–10pm               Backyard Grub n Brews Mojo Filter                    Blues

7:30–10:30p      Vincenzo’s Newhall        Monkey Bump               Rock covers

8–11pm              Wine 661                         Bill Horn & Gerry Rothschild  CR & blues

8–12m              VFW 6885                        Nomad                                  Classic rock

9–12m               Eighth & Rail                         Snareheads                          Dance rock

9–12m              Salt Creek Grille                        Jay Bolan                     Classic rock

9–1a                 Rock Inn (Lake Hughes)   Sean Hughes band        Covers & orig

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Sept 23, Sun

10a–2p             Saugus Swap meet              Brothers & Others          Live music

1–5pm              Rock Inn (Lake Hughes)   Breakfast with Barbie     Classic rock

3–7pm              Vincent Hill                          Moldy Marvin’s open mic       Various

5–8pm              Salt Creek Grille                  Drunken Monkeys         Classic rock

5–9pm              VFW 6885                            Pam & Chad Watson     Country

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Sept 25, Tues

6–8:30p           Wolf Creek Brewery       Community Pints night   Creekside Guitar

7–10p               Bergie’s steakhouse      Jim Gustin & Truth Jones           Blues mix

Sept 26, Wed

6–10pm            Route 66 Classic Grill    Bike Night & Live Music    various

7–9pm              Alchemy                       Dole-Humphries                        Folk rk & orig

Sept 27, Thur

7 – 10pm              Brewery Draconum         Deep Fried Daddys          Classic rock

7–10pm                 Bergie’s steakhouse      Teresa James & Rhythm Tramps            Blues

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Sept 28, Fri

6–9pm              Wolf Creek Brewery       Live music every Friday Future X Husbands

7–10pm             Route 66 Classic Grill    Double Play                  Acoustic duo

8–11pm             Wine 661                       D. Blasucci & B. Cinque            Toto & Diamond

8–12m              Vincent Hill Station        Wildside on patio             Cover rock

8–12m              Rock Inn (Lake Hughes)   Walt & Pam                       Country

9–11p               The Local (Valencia)      Karli Webster                Folk/pop & orig

9–12m              Salt Creek Grille                        Galo Pacheco               Classic rock

‘You Did What to My Comics?!?’ Solo Exhibit to Showcase Comic Book-Inspired Paper Art in Newhall

| Entertainment | September 14, 2018

Mixed media artwork incorporating pages from comic books will decorate the walls of The MAIN starting Tuesday, September 18 as part of the newest solo exhibit, “You Did WHAT To My Comics?!?” by Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik. The exhibition will be on display through Friday, October 12. The public is invited to view the gallery, enjoy light refreshments and meet the artist at a reception on Thursday, September 20, from 7 – 10 p.m. at The MAIN.

The exhibition comprises works in paper made from cut-up comic books, in which local artist Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik explores the dreams, prophecies, and visions of traditional cultural narratives. He positions Superman as an American immigrant dreamer, the Invisible Woman as a protective whirlwind of cloud and fire, and wraps the Sandman up with the Oak of the Golden Dream.

“My work explores the role of narrative in the development and expression of identity. I work in paper because I like its fragility and its place as our primary medium for telling and sharing stories across generations,” says artist Brynjegard-Bialik.

The gallery at The MAIN is open for viewing during all events at The MAIN, as well as Tuesdays through Fridays, from 1 – 5 p.m. The MAIN is located at 24266 Main Street, Newhall, CA 91321. For more information, contact Pablo Cevallos at pcevallos@santa-clarita.com or visit AtTheMain.org. For information regarding all city art happenings, visit SantaClaritaArts.com.

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