If you spent the past weekend lying out in the sun and working on your tan, it might be hard to believe that ski season is upon us.
The fifth annual Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival will be held tonight, Saturday and Sunday at the Repertory East Playhouse in Old Town Newhall. This year the festival continues to focus on films appropriate for all ages, but will be showing feature-length films in addition to short films. The feature-length film competition is highly competitive, but accepted films will have the opportunity to be considered for distribution.
This year offers entertainment opportunities in and around the SCV that run the gamut from family fun to top-shelf concert acts and Broadway shows. Parades, taste-a-thons, art festivals and theater, theater, theater await. Here are just a few choices.
If you're going to watch Ohio State play Oregon in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day, you probably already have tickets - but if you want to watch the Rose Parade, take an icy plunge on the day or party the old year away the evening before, here are the happenings in the Santa Clarita Valley and nearby.
If you were clever enough to be a Signal subscriber in 2009 you benefitted from Escape's weekly coverage of what was happening in the Santa Clarita Valley and beyond.
Last Saturday night eight Signal newsfolk crammed into a Chevrolet Suburban and ventured out on the streets and byways of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Last year, when the economy drove off the cliff and took the American auto industry with it, the Los Angeles Auto Show carried on bravely in spite of the economic climate.
Community Tree Lighting
Is there anything in the world more beautiful than the look of a child on Christmas morning? Is there a moment more magical than when a child sits on Santa's lap and whispers his or her deepest wish into his waiting ear?
You've got your performing arts and you've got your "visual arts," and the yearly highlight of visual art activity in the SCV is the annual Street Art Festival in Old Town Newhall (was Oct. 3 and 4 this year). But year-round there is top quality art on display in our valley from international artists, local artists and student artists. Here's where to see it and buy it.
It's fall and winter is approaching, but at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, having fun with the more than 11,000 fish, marine animals and sea birds that live there is a year-around affair.
Part of the charm of Halloween has always been the neighborhood haunt - and the SCV has some very good ones. While Heritage Haunt is still happening, you might also check out the free scares your friends have on hand for you. Here are those that Escape has exhumed.
There is a lot of Halloween happening before Halloween - in the SCV and around Southern California. From underwater pumpkin carving to theme park scares, these last two October weekends offer something for every age group. So let the boos begin.
If all you are looking for this Halloween is a drive-by pumpkin-picking, there are plenty of "patches" around town to accommodate you. But if you are looking for a seasonal "experience" the choices narrow rapidly. Yet, even with these pumpkin patches there is a wide variety of activities to select from.
Beginning Oct. 17 and running through the end of the month on Friday and Saturday nights, Heritage Haunt represents the best in local spookum. With something for everyone, from young children to gore-crazed teenagers, this year's haunt is an incredible undertaking of hard work, ingenious engineering - and good natured coercion. You see, the event's organizers are not above absorbing the best of local neighborhood haunts into Heritage Haunt when they can.