Four-time Grammy winner Ramon Ayala y Sus Broncos del Norte have been announced as the headliners for the 21st annual Latino Food Festival Menudo and Pozole Cook-Off.
Get in on the Sisters act when James Charles heads to town on July 24. The makeup artist and social media influencer will bring his first-ever Sisters Tour to Rabobank Theater.
Comedian/actor Aziz Ansari is showing Bakersfield that there is "Nowhere" he'd rather return than the Fox Theater with a stop announced for June 27.
Easter is on its way and along with that Easter bunny, you're on the hunt for a place for you and the loved ones to dine. Luckily there are plenty of local restaurants and businesses ready to feed everyone ... who has reservations.
We live in a society that spends a lot of time, money and imagination creating and idolizing superheroes. Three or four blockbuster movies a year thrill us with the exploits of characters with superpowers fighting supervillains tearing through cities and countryside and, in some cases, destr…
Those who think Bakersfield is just another meat-and-potatoes town ought to think again. Along with all those omnivores, we have a growing number of people following a plant-based diet. Most of those folks are likely to show up hungry for the first-ever Vegan Fest, promising an assortment of…
For many of us, innocence is a lack of guilt or sin that we’d probably agree is most sweetly expressed in the lives of newborns, children and even young adults. Too soon, though, this innocence seems to fade away in sensuality or victimization, and become further diluted in forms of naiveté,…
You never know where you might find an egg this Easter weekend. One might be hiding somewhere on the farm, another could be discovered among books and some might even be spotted underwater.
Although many entertainment events promise to have something for everyone, not all can deliver. When it comes to theater, it's hard to beat Shakespeare, and "As You Like It," which opens this weekend at The Empty Space, is at the top of the list.
If you'd rather be hunting for a good time than eggs this weekend, check out the sixth annual Macaroni & Cheese Festival. It’s got all you want in a food event: plenty of vendors dishing gourmet samples, free-flowing beer, wine tasting and live music.
In between all of the Easter, Earth Day and 420 celebrations, there are a variety of shows that are all vying for some spring break attention. Most can be found in The Californian, on Facebook or at kernevents.com. Our busy winter is over everywhere but HBO. The touring season has begun.
After you've collected the recycling, picked up some litter on the side of the road or, maybe, planted a tree, you can finish your early Earth Day weekend with a comedy show.
Want to dine out for a good cause? You can wing on Wednesday as Buffalo Wild Wings partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County for Community Day.
Just in time for spring cleaning, Strata Credit Union is hosting an Earth Day Extravaganza, where people can recycle all kinds of items that might be sitting around the house.
In another great confirmation of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, the first real image (not simulation) of a black hole was released on April 10. The discovery even made the front page of The Californian (well, the image did with details inside).
The battle for the Iron Throne and, more importantly, for the fate of Westeros is upon us. "Game of Thrones" returns to HBO Sunday for its final season. Helping fuel you through the super-sized episodes, which will reach 80 minutes before the May 19 series finale, are some drinks and snacks …
The epic 1843 journey to California of the Williams brothers, my pioneer ancestors, has always fascinated me. Why, I have asked, did the four siblings leave their “safe” Missouri homes to undertake such a hazardous trip?
Bakersfield has many claims to fame, but certainly one of the most unusual is that we have the only surviving Hungry Hunter Steakhouse in the United States.
Saturday's MuscleKingz Car Show & Concert ticks off a lot of items on the must-attend list for Bakersfield fun. A day of live music, cars on display and stars from classic TV stars that's appropriate for the whole family? Get your tickets now.
Opened this week, Dot x Ott is a story about passion homegrown in Bakersfield soil. Combine a couple who saw a need for a grocery option downtown with a farmer thrilled to bring her locally grown produce to a receptive audience through a seasonally driven menu for a recipe for success.
Take Back the Mic is all about giving a platform to and lifting up the voices of sexual assault survivors to empower them and help fight back against rape culture and sexual violence.
It's that time of year again when a few notable local folks put on their dancing shoes for a good cause. Dancing at the Stars returns to the downtown theater this weekend with a new crop of performers and a brand-new alumni dance in celebration of its fifth year.
Eagle-eyed residents may have spotted artists in our midst this week as they worked around the county for the Kern County Plein Air Painting Festival. If you haven't seen anyone, you'll have a chance Thursday in downtown Bakersfield.
Shawn James feels it’s his duty to leave everything he has on the stage when he performs. A few years ago at a festival in Germany in front of 3,000 people, James outdid himself in the leaving category.
There's nothing terrible about the twos when it comes to Second Saturday. Celebrating its second anniversary, the movement has plenty on its plate for this weekend.
This year’s Record Store Day in Bakersfield is looking to be one of the best yet with both Going Underground Records and World Records hosting a full day of festivities.
Eating at the Guild House doesn’t just mean a good meal, though that is all but guaranteed. It's also about giving back to the community through the restaurant's dedicated support for the Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic & Adult Behavioral Health.
Local filmmakers Bobby Cloud and John F. Uranday have made an exorcism film that is unlike any audiences have seen before. But because they don't want to spoil their movie by sharing those specific details, you'll have to take their word for it — for now.
Chain businesses pop up all the time but it's a sweet deal when they hit a milestone. In honor of opening its 300th bakery, Nothing Bundt Cakes plans to celebrate with a giveaway next week.
In case you haven't noticed, Walmart has been making magic happen in its bakery department, serving a veritable “unicornucopia” of sweets.
All we are is dust in the wind, but until that fateful day comes, it's best to make the most of this life with some fun, like seeing rock band Kansas perform in Bakersfield.
Hundreds of dogs and cats found their way into new homes on Sunday at the third annual Mega Adoption Event at the Kern County Fairgrounds.
The two asteroid missions — NASA’s OSIRIS-REx exploring Bennu and JAXA’s (Japan) Hayabusa 2 exploring Ryugu — have both found their asteroid subject has a lot more boulders on its surface than were planned for by mission designers. Both missions will be bringing samples of their asteroid bac…
Around this time of the year, Bakersfield weather hits its sweet spot. The cold is over, as is most of the rain, and the triple-digit heat we're dreading is, mercifully, not yet upon us.