If understanding the biases and expectations of identity in modern life is complicated for adults, it’s even more so for teenagers. Some creative students put pen (or brush or other tools) to their chosen medium to interpret those ideas for “Deconstructing the Lens: Selections from the Stude…

A play about robots presented on Zoom? We are definitely in the modern age, and you have a chance to take part. Auditions for Bakersfield College's production of "R.U.R." will take place on Aug. 5 and 6.

Feed me, Seymour! The hardworking team at East Bakersfield High School is ready to plant you in your seat for its production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” the school’s first live theatrical production since the shutdown.

Many in Bakersfield are flocking to movie theaters to enjoy some entertainment but live theater is offering the big screen a run for its money. After a 16-month break from mainstage shows, Stars Theatre Restaurant returns this weekend with Rodgers and Hammerstein's "A Grand Night for Singing."

The story of a group of impoverished artists struggling to find love and acceptance while in the midst of a pandemic could be ripped from the headlines today. It's also the premise of the wildly popular musical that will mark Ovation Theatre's return to live performances after shuttering las…

We're still a few weeks away from the official start of summer but as far as our weather is concerned, the heat is on. Of course, that means it's the season in which we find ourselves looking for fun activities that allow us to stay inside with the AC on. Luckily art lovers still have a chan…

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…

Good news for local theaters fans: The show is going on. Most of the community theaters have announced their plans for their latest seasons on the stage.

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.

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.

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."

Simply coming out of a trying year like 2020 may feel like accomplishment enough, but leave it to artists to go a step further. The Bakersfield Museum of Art's Visual Arts Festival, which debuts online Friday, highlights some of the creativity that sprung over the last year.

Based on the positive response to its Drive-In Live! last month, The Empty Space will host another socially distant outdoor performance in May. To fill out its roster, the show's coordinators are seeking performers of all kinds for the show.

The Hub of Bakersfield has certainly been busy the past few weeks. It has artists hard at work in Old Town Kern, just named other artists selected for another project and announced an upcoming virtual historical happy hour.

Over the past year, we've all learned to connect remotely with the wonders of technology. But in the mid-20th century, good old-fashioned snail mail was still keeping people in touch. That low-tech relationship is at the heart of "Dear Anne, From Nina," being presented on Zoom through Bakers…

No dust has settled on the pointe shoes of Bakersfield-born ballerina Tiler Peck during this pandemic. Still, this week may be a record for the renowned dancer who has two projects launching online, including a livestream performance at the Fox Theater on Friday.

While many of us are well-acquainted with battling Zoom fatigue and other work-at-home technical issues, there's a more thrilling fight brewing in the digital realm. Cal State Bakersfield's is bringing "She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms" to your screens this weekend with battles, dancing an…

Although its doors are still closed to the public, the Bakersfield Museum of Art remains fully engaged with the community. It will participate in Second Saturday this weekend, opening its sculpture garden to visitors and releasing the latest episode of its podcast.

If you've maxed out on streaming programming and aren't ready to pick up another book, take heart. Stories on the Sidewalk, a walking tour bringing Kern County's history to life, returns this month for two days of entertaining local tales in downtown Bakersfield.

The Empty Space is inviting you to its drive-in but there’s no movie on the schedule. Instead the Oak Street theater is setting up an outdoor stage for a variety performance that people can enjoy from the comfort of their vehicle.

As we're all still processing life in a pandemic, leave it to the artists to create something beautiful as a result. The Bakersfield Art Association is featuring two artists who offer creative respites from the current day to day.

Coming off a year of Zoom meetings and constant digital updates, people may not want to turn to a screen to experience art. Yet it’s that inundation of information in a year packed with a pandemic, politics and protest that makes "Safetyfirst&Fantasies_BLOCKCHAIN" such a timely piece. Th…