The city of Santa Clarita announced its May schedule for Thursdays@Newhall, which includes a Super Nintendo-themed block party.
Throughout the year, residents have the opportunity to attend free shows, concerts and special events on Thursdays.
The month kicks off Thursday, May 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Main, located at 24266 Main St., when 10 performers take the stage for 10 minutes each and share their comedy, storytelling, short films and music at the monthly 10 by 10 Variety Show.
Lang Parker, a winner of California’s Funniest Female contest, is set to share stories of her experiences as a television, film and commercial actress. Additional performers include storytelling by Mary Margaret Martinez, Dylan Brody and Vicki Juditz; music by Robert Matter and Mark Christian; magic by Glendalf; comedy by Copper Spaniel Improv and Jeff Johnson; and a screening of the short film “PETA PAN,” written and directed by Mathilde Dratwa.
JAM Sessions will follow on May 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Newhall Community Center. The local dance company, D’Wilfri Dance Art and Entertainment, is set to teach participants the steps of the Cha-Cha, a Latin dance, followed by live music from the Bobby Cuba Band.
The SENSES Block Party takes on a Super Nintendo theme on May 16 starting at 7 p.m. Attendees will have a chance to race through Main Street and are encouraged to dress as their favorite Nintendo character. A gaming truck and a selection of virtual reality games from the Old Town Newhall Library will also be available, as well as sights and sounds of iconic video games.
The same night, The Main will host a free artist reception for its newest exhibit, “Unstill Life,” from artist Ralph Massey. Massey has been creating art for more than six decades and his pieces have been widely collected by celebrities such as Barbara Streisand, Julie Andrews and Queen Elizabeth II. Light refreshments and an opportunity to meet Massey from 7 to 10 p.m. are also set. The exhibit will be on display from May 15 to June 14.
Note by Note, a free music night, wraps up the month at The Main from 7 to 9 p.m. on May 23. Featured performers in May include Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra-Guitar Orchestra, Christopher Ramirez, and Austin Jons and the Immortals. Artists interested in performing at Note by Note can learn more at ThursdaysAtNewhall.com/NotebyNote.
For more information about Thursdays@Newhall, visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com or contact the city’s Arts and Events Office at 661-250-3787.