When monsters take the stage at Gaslight Melodrama this weekend, there’s no need to fear — they’re bringing the laughs. Just in time for the Halloween season, the theater presents “The Mummy Knows Best,” a comedic adventure of classic Universal monsters.

If anyone can find beauty and meaning in a time of uncertainty, it would surely be artists. Along with guiding burgeoning artists, instructors at Bakersfield College have found time to create their own works, which are on display now at the Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery.

If you were a child growing up during the 1960s and a fan of sci-fi television of the day, the nostalgic value of shows like "Lost in Space" can't be overstated. Cast members Bill Mumy and Angela Cartwright recognize the connection many seniors may have to the series and have updated and exp…

It was a culinary tragedy when the Noriega Hotel had to close, the only restaurant in town to ever win a James Beard national award and a distinctive place open since 1893 that was one of those fascinating, unusual restaurants that drew visitors.

If you're not feeling OK these days, that's perfectly OK. And there are people and local programs ready to help. That's part of the message that Kern Behavioral Health & Recovery Services is sharing through its everGREEN mural project, which will have its first unveiling on Friday.

Comedian W.C. Fields once quipped, "Never work with children or animals." Whether it was due to their unpredictability or their ability to steal a scene, while some may agree with that adage, that's not the case at Ovation Theatre, which opens its production of "The Sound of Music" on Friday…

Not since "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" has the Fox Theater combined such comedy and live stage antics as it will Sept. 24. That's when it will take viewers to the "silly place" of Camelot for a screening of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," which will also feature a brief performance fro…

Big-time boxing is back in town as Premier Boxing Champions brings back-to-back fights next week to Mechanics Bank Arena.

In our evening sky, the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, reside on opposite sides of the sky. Venus is the brilliant "evening star" in the west after sunset. Tonight, Venus will be just above the bright star, Spica, on the left side of Virgo.

For more than 80 years, the Count Basie Orchestra has brought jazz lovers quality music that draws them in even in an age of digital downloads. The extremely talented ensemble returns to the Fox Theater for a performance on Nov. 18.

You may have stayed home this holiday weekend, but that doesn't mean you don't have big travel plans in mind. If you're headed to Las Vegas this fall and you like to eat (and doesn't everyone), here are some new options to explore.

Both love and art have a transformative power, allowing the opportunity to connect and to change. Whether that's for the better or the worse is explored in "The Shape of Things," which opens today at Stars Playhouse.

Nothing says fall in Bakersfield quite like the reopening of the Guild House for the season.

It seems laughable to describe 90-degree days as a relief, but we're beating the heat however we can as summer wanes. That includes some cool activities like First Friday, which will feature art throughout downtown.

For its return to main-stage shows, The Empty Space decided to bare all — literally. "The Full Monty," which opens Friday, is the Oak Street theater’s first indoor production in 18 months.

On social media, a friend was asking for Mexican restaurant recommendations, and the usual flurry of great places were offered, with someone chiming in again how Bakersfield residents are spoiled by the quality of what is offered here compared to many U.S. cities (I’ve believed that for year…

It's a good time to be a fan of Filipino treats in Bakersfield.  This summer we've seen the opening of Umaga Cafe and the city's first Jollibee. On Saturday, another business adds to the options with the opening of Red Ribbon Bakeshop. 

Editor's note: This article was updated on Sept. 10 to reflect that the show has been rescheduled from its original Oct. 9 date "due to the COVID-19 mandates currently in place," according to a statement by the Hodgetwins.

Vehicle consignment and public art don’t seem like a natural pairing but don’t tell that to CarLotz, which just opened its Bakersfield hub with a beautiful new mural on the side of its building.

If everything had gone as planned, the Bakersfield Sound exhibit at the Bakersfield Museum of Art would have been celebrated with months of live music and performances in recognition of the community's rich musical history.

I haven't written about Buffalo Wild Wings since they came to town 10 years ago, but I have admired the way this chain has stayed current with food trends, long ago going past just offering chicken wings, and the way they are pretty much the ultimate in sports bars. Watching events at a plac…

Interest continues to grow in plant-based options at both restaurants and fast-food spots. Whatever the reason for embracing vegetarian or vegan cuisine, here are some new items for diners to try.