1330 Truxtun Ave. Suite B
Bakersfield CA 93301
|There are so many scheduled events this weekend that we felt the need to remind you of all the great options! Ranging from Theatre to Music to Festivals, the next 4 days have more than enough activities to appeal to anyone. Enjoy!|
|CSUB Graduating Senior Art Show|
Thursday, May 23rd @ 6 - 8 PM
CSUB Todd Madigan Gallery
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA. 93311
Thursday May 23rd - 25th @ 8 PM
Dore Theatre, CSUB http://www.csub.edu/ah/documents/aha_newsletter/AHA040813.pdf
The play concerns an aristocratic Russian woman and her family as they return to the family's estate
(which includes a large and well-known cherry orchard) just before it is auctioned to pay the mortgage. While presented with options to save the estate, the family essentially does nothing and the play ends with the estate being sold to the son of a former serf
, and the family leaving to the sound of the cherry orchard being cut down.
Admission is $10/adults; $8 seniors/CSUB faculty/staff; $5 students w/ID.
|17th Annual Standing Bear |
Friday, May 24th - 26th @ 10 AMKern County Fairgrounds
The Standing Bear Powwow celebrates the culture, and history of Native Americans. Attendees will get a chance to learn about Native American history through Native American dancing presentations, drumming, arts and crafts, food, and other various demonstrations.
Attendees will use Gate #28 to enter the event (parking is free). Tickets for the event cost $6, and it is free for children 10 and under.
If you have any questions about the 17th Annual Standing Bear Powwow, contact Gene Albitre at (661) 589-3181
Friday May 24th - 25th @ 7 PM
May 26th @ 2:00 PM
The Gaslight Melodrama
The 1950's in Bakersfield, California were a different time. Fast cars and fun times ruled the main drag, Chester Avenue, and rock and roll was pumping across the airwaves on KAFY, The BIG 55! And no one was enjoying themselves more than The Jets and The Sweet Ladies, Bakersfield's coolest of cool cats. But when evil businessman, Jack Fleming, walks into their favorite hangout, Andres, and threatens to buy it up and put in a dry cleaners to anticipate the onslaught of new developement coming with the construction of the Westside Parkway, the coolest kids in town will have to find a way to save their spot and their streets for all future cruisers to come. Dust off your old leather jacket and get on your poodle skirts because this is one journey the whole family will want to see. This brand new, melodrama musical was written and directed by our very own, Michael Prince
Friday May 24th - 25th @ 8 PMEmpty Space Theatre
One of the funniest plays ever written, this extraordinarily inventive, side-splitting comedy was first presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, then produced in Great Britain, then went on to Broadway. The action centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he's never met but who saved his life in Vietnam-the visitor turning out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid "nerd" who outstays his welcome with a vengeance. "Shue delivers a neatly crafted package that uses some classic comic forms to bring the audience to its knees, laughing." -The Milwaukee Journal. "...the audience almost never stops laughing-handkerchiefs wiping away tears of merriment..." -Variety. "...a spring tonic of side-bruising laughter..."
Free admission with suggested donations of $15 general and $10 students/seniors.
|The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday 24th & 25th @ 12 Midnight (Doors at 11 PM)
The Empty Space Theatre
It's the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the 'Time Warp', Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.
Friday May 24th @ 7:00 PM
Bethany Lutheran Church
900 Day Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Free; refreshments following concert.
|An Evening of Art Song & Aria Voice Recital|
Friday May 24th @ 7:30 PM
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
1900 Baker St., Bakersfield, CA 93305
$10 adults; $5 seniors and students; CSUB students w/ID are free.
Steve Woods Memorial Day Dance
Friday May 24th @ 7 PM
Kern City Town Hall
1003 Pebble Beach Drive, Bakersfield,CA 93309
DANCING FROM MANY DIFFERENT ERAS
$7 Members, $9 Guests
|Reception for Carol Bradshaw|
Friday May 24th @ 6 - 8 PM
BAA Art Center
Carol Bradshaw's botanical art is a dual focus of science and art and ranges from paintings that are a botanical portrait to a scientific illustration. Bradshaw works in watercolor, graphite, colored pencil and pen and ink. Her paintings range from very realistic, detailed renderings in the botanicals to a more loose, and sometimes very moody landscape or abstract or impressionistic floral.
|3rd Anniversary Chatterbox Cafe
Saturday, May 25th @ 4 - 10 PM
6629 Wofford Blvd. Wofford Heights, California 93285
Celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of the Chatterbox Cafe in Wofford Heights! With great food, live music, and good fun!
Saturday, May 25th, Elaine will be serving a wild game BBQ and cajun buffet including South Texas Antelope, Wild Boar, BBQ Quail, Venison Bratwurst, Alligator, Frog Legs, and fresh seafood and sushi.
The Chatterbox will also be featuring live music from 6 - 9 PM with the Sounds of Bakersfield's own roots duo; Garrison-Kennedy and their brand of Bak-O-Blues-A-Billy!
Enjoy a great buffet, cajun and New England seafood. Pair you dinners with our new selections of craft beers from Tioga-Sequoia Brewery or a great glass of wine!
Don't forget to finish your meal with one of our homemade desserts!
|Publish & Promote Your Written Work
Saturday May 25th @ 11 AM
Beale Memorial Library
David Moton will provide tips, resources, and insights on how to get your book or e-book published. This event will take place in the Tejon Room.
|41st Annual Basque Festival
Saturday May 25th @ 8 AM - 5 PM
Kern County Basque Club
2301 South Union near Planz Road
The Bakersfield Basque festival will feature several traditional Basque dances. There are over 100 Basque dancers ranging from ages 5 to 30 from Bakersfield that will perform at the festival. Many Basque Country natives who live in Bakersfield perform in the dances and some teach dance lessons to prepare the dancers for the performances at the festival. For example, Stephanie Duhart performed for 25 years and taught the dances for 15.
|Sierra Arts and Crafts Festival|
Saturday May 25th - 27th @ 10 AM
Circle Park Blue Rd and Kernville Rd Kernville
, CA 93238
Join fifty talented fine arts and crafts artists in a beautiful park setting nearby mountain, river and lake adventures. A great family event. Great weather, fresh air setting. Many regionally favorite artists and craftsmen. Children's activities. Free to the public.
3,500 attendees expected.
|Ridge Route Car Show|
Saturday May 25th @ Frazier Park 7 AM
* Frazier Mountain Club "Ridge Route Run" Downtown Frazier Park
Old Tin Car Club
Sunday May 26th @ California City 11 AM
* Old Tin Car Club "14th Annual Memorial Day Car Show" City Park
|Paso Robles Festival of Arts|
Friday May 24th - 26th @ 9 AM - 4 PM
Paso Robles Downtown City Park
12th and Spring Streets
The Paso Robles Festival of the Arts was born of a need to raise awareness of the Salinas River Corridor Project at the same time that Studios on the Park was preparing to open its doors to the public for the first time. After the resounding success of the inaugural Festival, its mission was written to reflect the intention to continue to support the arts and the environment in Paso Robles. A portion of proceeds raised through the Festival go to support the Salinas River Corridor Project and Studios on the Park
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|Art In Touch|
Friday May 10th - June 10th, 2013
Beale Memorial Library
The Arts Council of Kern has put together a traveling exhibition which will provide a high-quality art experience to you and to our blind and visually impaired community members. In addition, the Arts Council will provide resources for each hosting venue to develop programs in their own community during the exhibition that foster arts-based blind/seeing discussions and experiences. The exhibition will travel for one year among the various communities of Kern County.
The exhibition includes tactile and interactive art works by Eileen Ettinger, Iva Fendrick, Enemerio Galvan, Justin Jennings, David Leitch, Marcy Holbrook, Bill Malis, Brian Stanton, Dan Slayton, Marlene Tatsuno, and Hank Washington.
If you know of any art related events coming up in June please contact us! We would love to include them in our next Newsletter.
Arts Council of Kern