Shakespeare might have mused "what's in a name?" but when it comes to taglines, Papa Murphy's Take 'n’ Bake Pizza has the answer.
It was a sad day in February when David Dobbs, owner of Imbibe Wine & Spirits Merchant, said that the Bakersfield Craft Beer Festival, which he helped found, was not coming back as it had been.
Heading down a row of books to meet nine like-minded souls to discuss travel or criminal endeavors sounds like the start of a great novel. That's appropriate for fundraiser both benefitting and taking place in a library.
For the record, vinyl is alive and well, in part thanks to events like Record Store Day. In its 11th year, the annual event is celebrated by stores around the world including our two local record stores, Going Underground and World Records.
Ronnie Milsap, along with fellow artists Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton, was one of the biggest crossover acts of the late 1970s and 1980s.
Those headed to Ridgeview High School this week should prepare to buckle up, straighten their seat, and get ready for take-off as the theater department takes you on the ride of your life with "Catch Me If You Can."
Folks, we are in the midst of an explosion of moderately priced Asian fusion cuisine restaurants in Bakersfield, and the best of the bunch overall could be the humble ReMix Asian Kitchen in the River Walk Medical Plaza.
Saturday is the first of 2018 free public star parties hosted by the Kern Astronomical Society. This year, KAS will “spread the wealth” for its star party experiences, hosting the public parties at three different locations through the summer. Saturday's star party will be at the Park at Riv…
Carbs plus carbs divided by an 80-plus-degree afternoon seems like an equation for disaster. But never underestimate the power of the mac. The Mac and Cheese Festival returns for the fifth year to Cal State Bakersfield, promising a day of pasta and generous pours of beer and wine.
When the Escuelas Unidas dancers learn a routine from a region of Mexico, they go all in from head to toe, both in movement and in dress.
This Saturday marks the 11th annual international Record Store Day and our two prominent record stores, Going Underground and World Records, will offer their own perks to get music lovers out of bed that morning.
If you need a furry best friend, there are plenty of places in Kern County to find one. But this weekend, you can check out adoptable pets from dozens of area agencies and rescues all in one place.
With the motto "setting theater free," The Empty Space has set the bar high. So "Caligari," a new late-night show playing this weekend, should be no surprise for local audiences. But this immersive theater experience is unlike anything the Oak Street playhouse has put on the stage.
Although it's been just a year since Merle Haggard’s passing and the inaugural Haggard Boxcar Music Festival debuted, it's clear that the Kern County Museum event has taken root.
Bakersfield, get ready to dine and donate again. Buffalo Wild Wings is hosting its Community Day on Wednesday, partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County to aid its sports programs
Country's hitmakers won't be the only award winners KUZZ listeners hear on the radio today. Two of the station's DJs took home an award at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards over the weekend.
The absence of warmer nights delayed the blueberry festival this weekend, but Murray Family Farms still has plenty of fun to dish out during its BerryFest season.
Bakersfield is thousands of miles away from Tennessee, but local curiosity about whiskey is starting to rival that Southern stronghold of spirits.
Looking for a fresh opportunity to dine and donate to a good cause? Bakersfield diners will have a chance this Saturday during the grand opening at a new Bakersfield Panda Express.
Theatrically, there is an embarrassment of riches this weekend in Bakersfield. Three shows are opening at community theaters and Cal State Bakersfield is presenting its showcase of student playwrights and directors. That's in addition to two other shows already playing.
It's not just the weather that's heating up. Second Saturday, the monthly gathering promoting businesses and activities downtown, is bringing a fresh lineup of fun, from blowouts to free yoga, movie screening and discounts galore.
Finalists are one step closer to the stage of the Haggard Boxcar Festival but there's one more show before the winner can open the big event later this month.
The dance shoes have been put on the shelf and the total is in for this year's Dancing at the Stars. The annual fundraiser for the downtown theater grossed about $51,000 this year.
Anticipation is already high for the opening of Studio Movie Grill on Thursday. But for the chain offering a first-run, in-theater dining experience, they had to up the ante.
Jazz music, one of America’s greatest creations, will be on full display in all its many melodic and rhythmic forms during Thursday’s KCMEA Jazz Day at Bakersfield College.
Bakersfield will have to wait a little longer to "Get Down" with comedy at Rabobank. "The Comedy Get Down" tour, featuring Cedric "The Entertainer," Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley and George Lopez, set to happen Friday has been pushed back to July 7.
For this year's final lecture in its Distinguished Speaker Series, Bakersfield College will host a filmmaker and screen a movie on Thursday evening.
As the Kern River Blue Star Moms often say, their children volunteered for military service, but their families back home were drafted. Though they didn't sign up for the military life themselves, the women have accepted the duty of supporting the troops — and each other.
Those who think writing children's books is a walk in the park should take a page from Barney Saltzberg. Just because the stories aren't complicated doesn't mean the process isn't sophisticated. The picture book author/illustrator will discuss his work with the Writers of Kern on Saturday.
After about a year of planning and construction, new entertainment venue The BLVD is just about ready to open its doors and welcome the public. But there's just one more thing it needs to do first.
We're not immune to Kern County's natural beauty but when it comes to depicting it we're not experts. That's why we call in the big artistic guns — whose tools are actually paintbrushes and pastels — for the annual Kern County Plein Air Festival.
Prom, an unforgettable night for many teens, is around the corner. Prom isn't just another school dance. It's considered a rite of passage for teenagers on the verge of adulthood.
Move over, Uber Eats: Grubhub is grabbing a piece of the local food delivery scene. After operating in Bakersfield on the system requiring restaurants to provide their own drivers, the delivery service has rolled out its own couriers in an expansion to 34 markets.
Who you gonna call this First Friday? If you're headed to Bubble Pop Gallery, one of the locations offering new exhibitions downtown, you might want to bust some ghosts. That's just some of the fun set for Friday.