May 2013
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Happening Events
Weekend of May 24th - 27th
In This Issue
Cherry Orchard
Standing Bear Pow Wow
Cruisin Chester
The Nerd
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Goldenaires Choir
Evening of Art Song
Steve Woods Memorial Dance
Reception for Carol Bradshaw
3rd Anniversary @ Chatterbox
Beale Book Workshop
41st Annual Basque Festival
Sierra Arts and Crafts Festival
Ridge Route Car Show
Paso Robles Festival of Arts
Art in Touch
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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



Cherry Orchard
Thursday May 23rd - 25th @ 8 PM
Dore Theatre, CSUB

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.
Call: 654-3093.
17th Annual Standing Bear
Pow Wow

Friday, May 24th - 26th @ 10 AM
Kern 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 


Cruisin' Chester
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

Reservations- 661-587-3377


The Nerd
Friday May 24th - 25th @ 8 PM
Empty 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.


Admission $10. 

Call: 327-PLAY 

Goldenaires Choir
Friday May 24th @ 7:00 PM 
Bethany Lutheran Church
900 Day AveBakersfieldCA 93308

Free; refreshments following concert. 
Call: 871-0927

An Evening of Art Song & Aria Voice Recital
Friday May 24th @ 7:30 PM
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
1900 Baker St.BakersfieldCA 93305

$10 adults; $5 seniors and students; CSUB students w/ID are free. 
Call: 654-3093.
Steve Woods Memorial Day Dance
Friday May 24th @ 7 PM
Kern City Town Hall
1003 Pebble Beach DriveBakersfield,CA 93309


$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.

Free Admission
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.

Free Admission
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 
KernvilleCA 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 
Main Event
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.


888-988-PASO (7276) |

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