School may be back in session, but the fun doesn’t stop for Thursdays@Newhall in September. Featured events in Old Town Newhall this month include a variety show, salsa dancing lessons, a “Pirates of Santa Clarita” SENSES Block party and more – all for free! Thursdays@Newhall is an ongoing opportunity for residents of Santa Clarita to attend shows, concerts and special events on Thursday nights from March through October.
Ten performers will take to the stage on Thursday, September 5, at The MAIN (24266 Main Street) for 10 minutes each and dazzle the audience with music, comedy, storytelling and more at the monthly 10 by 10 Variety Show, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Performers in September include magic from Glenndalf; storytelling with Oscar Sagastume and Pablo Marz; music with Janine Cooper Ayres and Jim Jeffrey; comedy from Chris Cope, Samantha Hale and Julia Pels; dance by Kalakeke Pacific Island Dance Company; and a screening of the short film “ALOHA.”
Join D’Wilfri Dance Art and Entertainment for JAM Sessions at the Newhall Community Center (22421 Market Street) on September 12, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to learn to Salsa. Attendees will engage in an exciting exploration of this fun, social dance with local dance instructor Ingrid Blanco, and then put their moves to the test while enjoying live music. JAM Sessions are hosted in conjunction with the Ford Theatre Foundation, bringing dance and original live performances to Old Town Newhall.
Explore 20,000 leagues under the sea but be sure not to walk the plank at the Pirates of Santa Clarita SENSES Block Party on September 19, starting at 7:00 p.m. Celebrate National Speak Like a Pirate Day in true Davy Jones style and follow your treasure map down Main Street for the grandest party on the high seas. Leave the landlubbers at home and sail in early for dinner at the event or from restaurants in Newhall. Eighth & Rail will host the on-street bar at this month’s SENSES.
Also on September 19, The MAIN will host an artist reception for its Second Annual Photo Competition by the Community Hiking Club. In the last few years, California has been hit with several destructive wildfires, including the Sand, Station, Woolsey, Thomas and Camp Fires. Most people know fire by the destruction left in its wake. But fire can have a different side as well. In the photo exhibition, you will see the starkness of the devastation, the beauty of the recovery and a few of the magnificent fire followers. Guests attending the free reception will enjoy light refreshments and have an opportunity to meet the photographers from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Note by Note music night on September 26, wraps up the month’s schedule and will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The MAIN. Note by Note is a free night of music that delights 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 September include The Los Angeles Fifes and Drums, Heather Lockie, Melonie Carroll Dolci and Lilia Bogoeva. 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.