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Cool, CALM and collected at annual Ice Cream Zoofari

Almost everybody likes a frozen treat on a hot summer day, and the animals at the California Living Museum are no different. But you won't find the kind of "zoocicles" these animals eat on any ice cream truck.

At CALM's Ice Cream Zoofari on Saturday, the bears, donkeys, condors and a pony will all enjoy a special snack made just for them, and when they get to eating, guests will want to find a place to watch.

The humans who join them at the zoo that day will also get an ice cream treat and an afternoon of music, train rides and games.

Out & about

Comedy, camaraderie at first-ever improv reunion

All current or former improv performers and comedy fans are invited to the First Annual Bakersfield Improv Reunion and Bake Sale at The Empty Space on Friday and Saturday. The theater will host the two-day event of workshops, shows and, yes, a bake sale.

A weekend of music

Music lovers have a lot of options this weekend — but they may have to make some hard choices. On Saturday, Ziggy Marley with Steel Pulse will perform at the Spectrum Amphitheatre, while Jack White takes the stage at Rabobank Theater. Over at Noriega House, 12 local bands will rock all day at Noriega Palooza, also on Saturday. Luckily, music fans won't need to be pulled in three different directions on Sunday, with just one concert that day: the "Friends in Low Places" show, featuring local performers covering classic country songs at Ovation Theatre.

Tehachapi Mountain Festival

Summer is winding down but tell that to those triple-digit temperatures. Beat the heat this weekend at the 55th annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival. The three-day event includes a carnival, rodeo, pancake breakfast, car show, arts and crafts fair, a run and more. Fun is just a 45-minute drive away.