What's new at restaurants? Here's a roundup of fresh items to try at local spots.
It looks like the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter gets to tag along with the Perseverance rover for a while longer. All of the engineering flight tests turned out successfully, so the team is going to try out how to use Ingenuity for some scouting of the terrain up to 10 meters above the surface.
I’m often telling people here that they need to appreciate the interesting, locally owned restaurants we’re blessed with in Bakersfield, as those who leave town do miss our especially great Mexican restaurants and flourishing barbecue scene.
We've all had a lot to process over the last year and, for some, that effort has been a creative one. That's certainly the case for the graduating seniors from Cal State Bakersfield's Department of Art and Art History, whose work is currently on display in an exhibition at the Bakersfield Mu…
CALM is ready to get the party started later this month with its inaugural Summer Shindig, an adults-only fundraiser being held on four different nights.
This summer, the Outlets at Tejon will welcome new tenant Bird Dog Arts, a new art space and gallery. In anticipation of that opening, the shopping center will host "Art at OAT," a series of interactive art walls.
Kern Dance Alliance is calling on all high school seniors to get up and dance for Seniors MOVE, a montage music video featuring teens moving and grooving across Kern County.
Drunken noodles fans can delight in the news that Chef’s Choice Noodle Bar is back. Opening for dinner service Friday, the restaurant has already launched its Noodle Bar Express service at its new location at The Marketplace.
Art is a way for creatives to share their passions, which can include their memories and the causes they support. This month's exhibits and activities run the gamut with plenty to interest viewers.
The Padre Hotel has been the subject of many haunted Bakersfield stories. For the first time, it is being investigated for national television in an episode of the "Portals to Hell," which begins streaming on discovery+ on Saturday.
It won't be another pandemic birthday for the California Living Museum, which is celebrating its 38th Birthday Bash on May 22, with festivities for all ages.
Just named best local band in The Californian’s Best of Readers’ Choice Poll, Mento Buru is not resting on its laurels. The group has released “Renegade Sounds,” a three-song EP featuring new recordings of Bakersfield College’s iconic “Renegade Fight Song.”
The music Scott Roberts is creating as his alter ego Indigo Hush is quite different from the indie-rock escapades that he accomplished with his previous band, The Nature.
For diners who require a soft drink with every meal, Pep's is the place. Pepsi has launched the first ever fast-beverage restaurant where your cola order informs the best pairing for your meal.
I’ve been a big fan of both Bootleggers, the original on Oak Street and the offspring that opened in the northwest over a year ago. Now a third restaurant from those owners, quite different, has opened in the southwest and it’s just as solid, although not the same type of place at all.
Although the city's slogan is "the sound of something better," what sounds more like Bakersfield is "good times for a good cause." That's certainly the case with the upcoming Thirsty for a River campaign from Bring Back the Kern.
School’s still in session but many parents are already looking for how to occupy their children this summer. For budding artists, MAKE Bakersfield has just the thing: summer workshops exploring different methods of art for two different age groups.
You’ve still got some wiggle room, but the clock is counting down to Mother’s Day next weekend. If you want to show the mom on your list that you love her and the community, consider some of the ideas and events.
It's been one year since Jehovah's Witnesses worldwide adjusted their hallmark methods of sharing comfort and hope from the Scriptures due to the pandemic.
Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio is already quite a draw in Paso Robles. The colorful outdoor art exhibition has drawn thousands to view its unique beauty. Now Kern residents have another reason to visit the Central Coast: a fundraiser for two local organizations.
Christmas has come early this year for fans of circus-style acts of daring. Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular will bring its high-flying theatrics to Mechanics Bank Theater on Nov. 14.
Looking for a berry good way to help a local organization? Then we’ve got the food fundraiser for you. Kern County Teen Challenge is back with a Spring Eats Curbside Drive-Thru featuring new items made with strawberries.
It’s clear that one day isn’t enough to focus on helping the planet and our community so Earth Day, which is Thursday, has become more of an Earth Week. Here are a few ways to get involved and celebrate locally.
Love comes in many forms and Shakespeare had a take on all of them. Bakersfield Community Theatre's upcoming virtual production "Crazy Love from Shakespeare" explores those fictional relationships.
Every pandemic birthday celebration hits a little bit different and such is the case for Shakespeare. The Empty Space, which plans a Shakespeare production each April in honor of the famed playwright, had to get more creative this year, launching "Bard in Your Yard."
Anyone who frequented downtown in the last 40 years or so might have been privy to the sight of an older man, usually wearing his wool-lined sherpa denim jacket, going from one bar to another through the entirety of the night. As far as I can tell, he did so every night. That was “Walking Ma…
The creators behind the successful Bakersfield children’s book series “Indy, Oh Indy” have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their sixth upcoming book, titled “The Mighty Kern River.”
Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is heading back to Bakersfield, bringing his "Beyond The Fluffy World Tour: Go Big or Go Home" to Mechanics Bank Arena on Nov. 28.