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Escape Events Calendar (April 27, 2012)

Posted: April 27, 2012 6:00 a.m.
Updated: April 27, 2012 6:00 a.m.

By Jim Walker
Escape Editor

Astronomy Day
Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall, CA 91321
Phone: (661) 259-7721
Saturday, April 28, 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: The Local Group Astronomy Club of Santa Clarita will host this in preparation for a last-in-our-lifetime astronomy event, the transit of Venus (June 5). You will be able to observe the sun safely through a telescope, learn how to use a telescope, view the moon, Venus, Mars, Saturn and much more. The guest speaker will be Mark Wallace of NASA/JPL.

Shakespeare Festival
Email: for details
Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival is holding auditions for its summer production of "Macbeth." All roles are available and casting is race and gender blind. Actors are expected to prepare a two-minute classical monologue and be familiar with the play.

Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 Main St., Newhall, CA 91321
Box Office Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday noon - 7 p.m.
Phone: (661) 799-2702
Friday, April 27, 8 p.m.: "Barefoot in the Park"
Saturday, April 28, 2 p.m.: "Anne of Green Gables"
Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m.: "Barefoot in the Park"
Sunday, April 29, 2 p.m.: "Anne of Green Gables"

Santa Clarita Performing
Arts Center at College
of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Phone: (661) 362-5304
Saturday, April 28, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Wartime Romance

Vino 100
28112 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia, CA 91355
Phone: (661) 294-6886
Fridays, April 27 and May 4, 11, 18 and 25, 6-9 p.m., Wine and Jazz; Listen to the smooth jazz sounds of local artist Harry Orlove, composer, arranger, and accomplished guitarist.
Tuesday, May 15, 6-8 p.m., Black Bag Wine Club Tasting Night; no cost for members; $15/visitors
Tasty Tuesdays, enjoy a $5 tasting flight with the purchase of a bottle of wine.
Every Friday and Saturday evening, jump start your weekend enjoying fine wines and Vino 100's small plate bar menu; $15 three-flight tasting, $25 five-flight tasting, or order by the glass or by the bottle.

Bianchi Planetarium
CSUN Campus, 18111 Nordoff St., Northridge, CA 91330
Phone: info (818) 677-5601, tickets (818) 677-2488
During the spring 2012 semester, planetarium programs will be given every other Friday evening at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Weather permitting, telescope viewing of celestial objects, using CSUN's campus observatory, will follow each program.
Friday,April 27, 7:30 p.m.: Spring Sky Show.
Friday, April 27, 8:30 p.m.: Chasing Shadows: The Kepler Mission and the Impending Revolution in How we View Our Earth.
Thursday, May 10, 7:30 p.m.: Spring Sky Show.
Thursday, May 10, 8:30 p.m.: Venus in Transit.

Fishin' & Fun for Kids Day
Castaic Lake, upper lake main launch ramp
Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m. to noon: Kids 15 and under fish in the Net Containment Area, limit five fish per child. There will be raffles and prizes, tackle giveaways and a free hot dog lunch. Rods, reels and bait provided.



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