It's hard to have an event in October without a little Halloween creeping in, but for something like Hart Park After Dark, it works spookily well.
Last week I was at a national planetarium conference in St. Louis. One of the invited talks was about the New Horizon mission to Pluto (and beyond!) by one of the scientists involved in mapping the minerals and ices on Pluto and Charon one of its moons. He shared many amazing pictures. Putti…
Morgan Burnard requests the honor of your presence at the marriage of her daughter Lemon to Lincoln, the son of Vaun Thygerson, Saturday, the twenty-first of October, two thousand seventeen at 11 o'clock in the morning.
Did you missed the fun and culture of the Greek Food Festival last weekend? Well, here's your second chance: This weekend St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church presents its annual Coptic Festival. The event offers two days of authentic Middle Eastern food along with church tours and an informat…
Valley Plaza has a few tasty addition coming its way with a still-unnamed restaurant going up where the Sears Auto Center was and a Five Guys set to open inside the mall. Meanwhile something sweet is cooking near center court.
The California Living Museum announced Wednesday that it has released a new mobile app to help visitors plan their trips to the zoo and stay informed about CALM's upcoming events.
As hockey fans gear up for the Condors' home opener Thursday, there will be something even more exciting than what's on the ice (no offense to the team) going on at Rabobank Arena. The venue will debut its upgraded video board, new lounge, craft beer bar and new concessions featuring Chinese…
The labradoodle, the Maltipoo, the pomapoos — how can one keep them straight? As "designer" dogs give purebreds a run for their money, the poodle seems to be top dog when it comes to these fancy cross-breeds. One local boy with a fondness for the formal breed hopes to sort things out with hi…
This is a banner weekend for the arts at Bakersfield's foundations of higher education. As Bakersfield College holds its first Panorama Creative Music Summit, Cal State Bakersfield is celebrating its own music program as well as art and theater at the annual Taste of the Arts on Sunday.
An appropriate question as we approach Friday the 13th: Is machete-wielding, hockey mask-wearing Jason Voorhees a misunderstood miscreant, tragic figure, or just a really evil dude?
If you've ever passed the St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church on White Lane and marveled at the beauty of its exterior, just wait until you get a look inside. This weekend, you can.
If someone tells you they saw a work of art in a bar, it's more likely the start of a story about a night of partying hard than an actual bonafide painting. But that's about to change Sunday after Pyrenees Cafe hosts the first Artist Connection show.
In its third year, the BYP Street Party sounds like any young professional's dream: a chance to socialize with like-minded individuals in a spruced-up alley with arcade games, music, food and adult beverages.
Photographer Rob Perez was in the crowd Friday for Smash Mouth's show at the Kern County Fair. Along with some of his photos, he offered his take on the performance:
With valley fever already on our minds after Monday's windy weather, we can look to the Bakersfield Condors to keep the conversation going. For the team's second game of the new season on Saturday, it is partnering with the Valley Fever Americas Foundation for a themed night.
If the best way to learn something is to do it, then Bakersfield College music students are going to get quite an education this weekend at the first Panorama Creative Music Summit.
No one is happier than the trees when it rains in Bakersfield, but it's safe to say that the folks at the Tree Foundation of Kern are a close second.
First Friday may be the best-known gathering for art downtown, but the Arts Council of Kern keeps the culture flowing through the month with its own exhibitions. Thursday marks the opening of a new show with work by artist Alex Gallardo (who is known as Alex G) and graphic artist Jesse Moreno.
Cooler weather makes for optimal festival weather and for two church communities, St. George's Greek Orthodox Church and Sacred Heart Church, Sunday was a day full of festival fun.
What's the best way to pay tribute to a train depot that's endured 100 years? If it's located in Shafter, you'll send a train to stop by.
Whatever the cause, Bakersfield businesses are creative about finding ways to help out. Here are the latest do-gooding spots to support this month.
KC Steakhouse has been a downtown institution since 1939, but in recent years the kitchen has taken it up a notch in ways that are pretty impressive.
Pumpkins might get all the attention in the fall, but apples are just as worthy of produce fame, even if they can't be carved up into jack-o-lanterns as easily. In Tehachapi, though, the apples get their due.
Maybe it's a good thing dogs can't read, because if they found out about an upcoming event at Central Park at Mill Creek, you can bet they'd be impatiently waiting by the door, whining and ready to go hours before it starts.
Just when you thought the good folks at St. George Greek Orthodox Church were ready to rest on their well-earned laurels for the annual Greek Food Festival, they decide to spice it up.
Every musician dreams of playing Carnegie Hall, and plenty do, after decades of dedicated training, and possibly some good luck. It's the pinnacle of any musician's career and a sure sign that one has made it.
The latest releases by The Bakersfield New Music Collective and San Fransisco-based, but Bakersfield-bred Conrad The Band couldn’t be more different stylistically, but their roots and spirits — and sometimes instrumentation — are deeply entrenched in Bakersfield’s fertile creative soil. Each…
From coven meetings to cookie-baking, the bounty of fall and Halloween events abounds this month. Revelers of all ages have plenty to choose from — after planning their costume and hitting the school carnival. We highlighted a couple of new events and round up the rest so you plan your fun-p…
Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014? It's OK if you forgot that viral phenomenon, but hopefully you didn't forget what it was all about: raising awareness for ALS.
Before you diss teens as technophiles glued to their iPhones, consider the fact that the Harry Potter series is still sold in stores long after its original readers have grown up. There's a reason, too, why the young adult fiction market continues to produce thousands of new books each year,…
It has been four years since volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Center in east Bakersfield cooked up the idea to take the already highly successful barbecue fundraising model and use it to generate funds for the facility. That first year, no one knew what to expect.
Is vanilla too plain for you? Do you want more rocks in your rocky road? Then Moo Creamery has just the thing at its ninth annual Flavor Awards on Sunday. For the annual contest, the restaurant takes customer suggestions for new and unique flavors, which it narrows down to eight finalists. A…
Editor's note: During the summer of 1965, the Bakersfield College choir toured through nine countries in six weeks, becoming the first American choir to triumph at the Llangollen Eisteddfod International Musical Festival. Reuniting in 2015 for the 50th anniversary, former members drew the at…
When a Christian event is held on a Sunday, you know it's not starting until the afternoon, so there will be no need to decide between it and church.
Eureka! is not a restaurant that rests. It seems every few months they adapt to current food trends, change the menu, cut loose some items, embrace the new and different. Sure, there’s always excellent craft beers, whiskey, burgers and sandwiches — those never go away — but you never know wh…