New Wave LA is a multi-date, multi-venue event that encompasses four original works. Pick up a ticket to each of the performances to experience the whole kit and caboodle. The tickets will be in the D-level seating area of each venue and will be issued in e-ticket fashion prior to the show. The Los Angeles Ballet is a group of two dozen gazelle-esque dancers who fling themselves across genres and around the stage like marionettes controlled by heartstrings. See this renowned company move to the body music of the latest, greatest, and most unexpected choreography from LA's own Josie Walsh, plus Sonya Tayeh, Travis Wall, and Mandy Moore of So You Think You Can Dance fame.
In the early 1990s, Santa Clarita's city officials set out to establish a one-of-a-kind celebration of the area's cowboy roots in art, music, film, and beyond. The Cowboy Festival was unveiled in 1994 and every year since has showcased the city's rugged Old West heritage. These days, the annual weekend-long event draws more than 10,000 visitors through the doors at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio where Western fans young and old revel in the sights, sounds, and scenery of life decades ago, all without the risk of getting caught between two dueling horses.
Of course, for most of the year the City of Santa Clarita is as modern as any Los Angeles suburb. Civic leaders take advantage of the region's plentiful, free sunshine to stage a variety of outdoor gatherings for residents and visitors, including concerts and public art projects the whole community can get involved in.
There are five seasons at Pierce College Farm Center: spring, summer, fall, winter, and strawberry. From March through November, the farm grows and harvests a multitude of crops?corn, tomatoes, avocados, cucumbers, and more?but Albion strawberries reign supreme. Each year, families flock to the farm to stock up on the juicy berries and other home-grown edibles, and also to take part in a multitude of family-friendly activities. Kids can tour the grounds on a tractor-drawn wagon, and also interact with the animals that live on the farm, learning important lessons about feeding, such as what really happens when you give a mouse a cookie. To enlighten young minds, the farm also has a real gem mine on site where kids can collect minerals to mix with compost, which will be used to nourish a tomato plant that they may bring home with them. These fun, family-focused activities and more take place at the farm throughout the year, along with special holiday events, including a Halloween Harvest festival.
Just before Halloween, Theatricum BOO-tanicum stocks its wooded grounds in the heart of Topanga Canyon with ghosties friendly to all ages. Throughout the evening, spooky guides weave stories about things that go bump or hiss in the night while teaching the basics of carving pumpkins and how to avoid accidentally granting them consciousness. Costumed thespians, many of whom can be seen on stage in less ghastly roles during the Theatricum Botanicum's regular season, staff a haunted house and game booths, and live musicians including Tommy Santee Klaws, Peter Alsop, and the Matt Van Winkle Band perform ghoulish hits. Guests can attempt to outscare the pros at a costume contest, and for an additional $10, help themselves to a portion of chicken and waffles from Bon Mélange Catering.
Boots, brews, and barbecues unite at the first annual Smoke & Saddles Festival. Guests don their rodeo finest to sample eclectic dishes from eateries including the Blue Table, The Latigo Kid, and Hugo's Restaurante, and partake of sips from the likes of Dirty Tequila and The Lab Brewing Company. Live music ensures a night of rootin', tootin', and perfectly timed boot-scootin'. And the party is for a good cause—proceeds benefit Free Arts for Abused Children.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking garage
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Good for Kids: No
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What sets your business apart from your competition?
We are a Festival in Los Angeles that is going to have Tesla Motors appearing at our event with a show-car and test drives. Some of the 30 wineries in attendance will be high-scoring, including Achaval-Ferrer, LeSaffre Wines, Gauchezco. Premium spirits brands, such as Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, and Tallarico Vodka will also pour. VIP admission includes an engraved wine glass, private seating, gift bag, tasting of higher-end libations, plus a test-drive of a new Tesla, and more.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
To help the Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties fulfill the dream of at least one child.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
"What an impressive lineup of wineries!"