“Black Comedy” and “The Real Inspector Hound” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 2 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Verizon-USA Luge Slider Search will seek kids aged 11-14 who want to experience the thrill of luge and train with the USA Luge national team, 9 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Centre Pointe Parkway near Ferry Court, Santa Clarita. Cost: $15. Call (800) 872-5843 to register. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Film historian Marc Wanamaker will speak on the history of movie making in the Santa Clarita Valley, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction, 24101 San Fernando Road, Newhall. A membership ice cream social will precede Wanamaker’s presentation at 1 p.m. Admission is free. Call Pat Salatore at (661) 254-1275. Gospel Gumbo Family Fest will feature Crystal Lewis and selected local talent, 6 p.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Visit TIX.com for tickets. Call (661) 775-2775. Spazmatics will perform 1980s pop songs as part of the city’s free Concerts in the Park series, 7 p.m. Saturday at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Grateful Dudes will perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Star Party will feature telescopes set up for public viewing of the summer night sky, sunset Saturday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call Steve Petzold of the Local Group Astronomy Club at (661) 609-1739 or visit www.LGSCV.org. Campfire program, 8-9 p.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Sierra Club fundraiser, 2-6 p.m. at the home of Henry Schultz in Santa Clarita. Suggested donation: $20 or $30 per family. Call (661) 254-6750. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262 or e-mail her at [email protected], write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA, 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Santa Clarita Pop Star competition, 6 p.m. Thursday at Panera Bread, 24133 Baywood Lane, Valencia. Visit www.santaclaritapopstar.com. Tom Nolan Band will perform as part of the Jazz & Blues Concert Series, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday outside the Hyatt Valencia on the corner of Town Center Drive and McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 290-2911. Hot Nights, Cool Tunes dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. “Meshuggah-Nuns” will be presented, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $11-$17. Call (661) 799-2702.