Tickets are on sale now for a variety of film, theatre, comedy and music shows at The MAIN during the month of December. The MAIN, located at 24266 Main St. in Old Town Newhall, is Santa Clarita’s newest multi-use arts center.
The 10 by 10 Variety Night occurs on the first Thursday of the month and features music, film, storytelling, magic, comedy and more. Ten performers, from a variety of genres, are selected to perform a 10-minute piece of their choosing. Comedian Mary Gallager will perform this month. The show is on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. and is free to attend.
Comedy Mashup returns to The MAIN on Friday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. This monthly show is half stand-up comedy and half improv, featuring comedians and improvisers from all over Los Angeles. Performing this month is a cast of local up-and-coming comedians. There will also be improv and games from “Your Favorite Cast.” Tickets are $10 presale and $15 on the day of the show.
The Society Comedy Troupe will bring its hilarious and energetic team improv show to The MAIN on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. Similar to the TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” the performers ask for audience participation while creating improvised music, comedy and scenes. Grab your friends for an evening of laughs at this show that’s appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $15.
Olive Branch Theatricals is back with its production of “A Cowboy Christmas Carol.” This show is a rip-roarin’ twist on the classic Dickens tale, offering music, dancing and lots of holiday spirit. Shows are on Dec. 13, 14 and 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 15, 21, and 22 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15.
On Dec. 19, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., enjoy a free art reception featuring the newest exhibition at The MAIN, titled “It’s All in Your Head,” by artist Christopher Flores. “It’s All In Your Head” is a phrase that serves as a reminder that individuals in our contemporary society are often disregarded for the sake of the greater good — a false attempt at utilitarianism. When we belittle the experiences of the individual and tell them, “It’s all in your head,” their complex thoughts and emotions are not acknowledged as important and are instead treated as a self-serving indulgence that retains little value in an increasingly materialistic world. Attendees at this reception will enjoy light refreshments and have a chance to meet the artist.
The MAIN’s monthly Note by Note live music night is back. This is a free music event 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. This month, check out Wardencliff Jazz Quartet, a group of talented young musicians. The show is on Thursday, Dec. 26, at 7 p.m. and is free to attend.
Adult beverages will be available for purchase at select shows, in addition to concessions. Learn more about these events and purchase tickets to shows by visiting AtTheMain.org/tickets.