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Old Town Newhall Kicks Off May With Variety Of Events

newhallstreetlightsIn the month of May, Old Town Newhall will be the place for a slate of community events offering something for everyone, including the weekly Farmers Market, Taste of Cinco de Mayo, Santa Clarita’s very own Cupcake Wars, interactive music performances and show-stopping entertainment at the local theaters.

To kick off the events, the City of Santa Clarita in conjunction with the Old Town Newhall Association and the Santa Clarita Valley Latino Chamber of Commerce, will host a celebration of Latino Culture with the Taste of Cinco de Mayo from 4 to 9 p.m. May 5. Along with the First Thursday food trucks, there will be displays of visual art, the award-winning Folklorico Dancers, authentic music and much more on Main Street between 6th and 8th Streets.


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On Thursday, May 12, the battle for cupcake supremacy is on as Santa Clarita bakeries frost it out to create a delicious cupcake that reflects the theme of the Amgen Tour of California. Santa Clarita’s very own Cupcake Wars start at 5 p.m. on Main Street. The winner of Santa Clarita Cupcake Wars will be served in the VIP tent for the Amgen Tour of California event on Sunday, May 22.

The Western Music Association proudly presents their bi-monthly Jam Session at El Trocadero Restaurant from 7 to 9 p.m. on May 4 and 18. If your tastes turn more towards rock ‘n’ roll, the Canyon Guild Theatre will be presenting “In My Life,” a musical tribute to the Beatles, featuring the cover band Abbey Road. This is a one-night-only engagement on Friday, May 6. For more information, call (661) 799-2720 or visit canyontheatre.org.

Both Old Town theaters will be presenting musicals that open in May; the Repertory East Playhouse will open its engagement of “Cabaret” on Friday, May 13; for more information, call (661) 288-0000 or visit repeastplayhouse.org. The Canyon Theatre Guild is pleased to introduce the stage version of the popular 1984 film “Footloose,” opening Saturday, May 28. Performances are scheduled Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; call the box office at (661) 799-2702 or visit canyontheatre.org for times and ticket information.

For additional information on Old Town Newhall’s events, call (661) 284-1411 or visit Santa-Clarita.com.