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Saturday is the free public star party at the Park at River Walk hosted by the Kern Astronomical Society. Observing will begin a little before sunset with looking at the waxing gibbous moon. As the sky darkens, take a look at Venus and Jupiter and then Saturn. Toward the end of the star part…

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Born of the local grape industry, Tlo Wines has only grown since 2008. Founded by Andy Zaninovich, whose family runs Jasmine Vineyards in Delano, the wine business has become a popular choice among local oenophiles. Come this fall, they'll have a new place to congregate when Tlo opens a tast…

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Sometimes you connect with the world created by a fictional work, relating to the characters or their story in a way that makes you want to linger there. And while we might not want to perform a number in the rain (especially after gentlemanly relinquishing our umbrella to a passerby), there…

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If you checked your patriotic spirit after your last errant firework scared dogs through the neighborhood, it's time for a new proposal. Rather than "piddle, twiddle, and resolve," solve the problem of what to do this weekend by heading to Ovation to catch "1776" before its run ends.

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What is art? The answers are myriad, never more so than when the show in question is called "Art." The play, opening Friday for a four-show run at The Empty Space, is going to give it a go.

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This Friday, Bakersfield College is hosting — drumroll, please — the fourth annual "Resound" Drum Corps International competition. 

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While the word "cowboy" might conjure up a specific image for some, one rodeo is about to ride into town and defy expectations, all while entertaining and educating the crowd.

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For author Sheryl Giesbrecht, her support of women in need runs deep. That effort continues this Saturday with her book signing at Barnes & Noble, which will support those she's been working with at the Mission at Kern County.

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The publication journey is filled with obstacles. Among them is “the pitch.” At Saturday's Writers of Kern meeting, Clarissa Kae will present a workshop that will demystify the art of the pitch. Writers will discover what a pitch is and what it isn’t — and why authors need one.

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Most people know where to go to find a new dog or cat to add to the family, since local shelters are regularly full of sweet, furry friends to adopt. But where exactly does one find a pet chameleon?

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While most Wednesdays are relegated to being hump day, that midweek point of survival, next week's is a bit different. National Hot Dog Day falls on Wednesday, bringing with it a few deals you're sure to relish. 

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Do these 100-plus-degree days have you down? Are you looking for some cool activities to help beat the heat? Then the Tehachapi Mountain Beer and Wine Fest is waiting to lower your core temperature and raise your spirits.

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Longtime residents will remember all the drama associated with the Lamont restaurant El Jacalito. Luis Aquilar took what was a shack and built such a following that people from Bakersfield would drive there and wait quietly, patiently, for an hour or more just to get fed on a weekend night. …

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Of all the great pairs, kids and dogs is one of the sweetest. At one local summer day camp, there are plenty of both, but the partnership is more than just cute.

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Picking the right seat at a movie theater is crucial to a great moviegoing experience. Some attendees prefer to be right in the middle, while frequent bathroom-goers or popcorn re-fillers opt for aisle seats. And making that crucial selection has gotten even easier with the rise of assigned …

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It's been hot and sunny for days now but there's rain in the forecast for downtown Bakersfield this week. At least by way of Chester Avenue, where Stars Theatre Restaurant debuts its production of "Singin' in the Rain."

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The members of Mariachi Mestizo are still glowing after landing a performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., last month.

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It's not uncommon for actors to bond during a show's run, forging friendships that last beyond the final curtain call. But it's not often that the performers get a chance to get the band back together for another show. Luckily, Ovation Theatre is all about making dreams happen this Friday wi…

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In another production, the role of Pajamas might not sound like a big break for an actor. But on "Summer Camp Island," a cartoon where seemingly every object can come to life, the sleepwear is a regular supporting character that just might steal the show, thanks to a local voice actor.

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July 2018 is prime time for Mars. Those of you who stay up past 11 p.m. will see a bright orange-red “star” rising that is even brighter than the king planet, Jupiter, you see in the south at sunset. That star is actually Mars on its way to its closest approach to Earth since 2003. Mars has …

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Those feeling patriotic are already sporting red, white and blue, but if you want your food to match your fashion this Fourth of July, here are some ideas.

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Bakersfield is ready to give Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room a run for its money this First Friday. Although there will be no animatronic birds, Bubble Pop Gallery will host its own epic “Tiki Bubble Beach Party” art show.