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Movie, milkshake and more Couple return to Bakersfield with cinema tour BY MATT MUNOZ Bakotopia.com editor mmunoz@bakersfield.com

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ilm fans are in for a real milkshake of a treat as the 2009 oil epic “There Will Be Blood” will be screened for free Sunday at the Kern County Museum. Sponsored by Levi’s and the Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse, the Bakersfield date is the third of eight stops from L.A. to New York in the Rolling Roadshow tour. “We’re excited about the Bakersfield stop,” said Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League. “The location we scouted out couldn’t be better.” The League name might ring a bell. Tim and his wife, Karrie, ran the historic Tejon Theater on Baker Street in Old Town Kern from 1994 to 1996. Now a converted church, it was the Leagues’ first foray into the cinema/concert business before moving to Austin, Texas, to build the successful Alamo Drafthouse franchise. Both Rice University alumni, Tim arrived in Bakersfield in 1992, taking a job with Shell Oil, while Karrie landed a microbiology job in San Francisco. With no plans of entering the entertainment business, life in east Bakersfield helped give way to League’s sudden career change. “I was 22 when I arrived in Bakersfield and moved into a studio above the old Murphy’s Tavern on Monterey Street. I used to drive by the Tejon on the way to work, and one day there was a ‘For Lease’ sign posted. After a night out with friends I said, ‘Wouldn’t it be awesome to open a movie theater?’ I signed the building lease right away.”

Living their art Bankrolling the theater’s opening with money from his two years of employment with Shell, he first set off making a series of renovations with some help from thengirlfriend Karrie and friends. “We put in some new plumbing for the bathrooms, and handupholstered all the seats. Then I bought an old movie projector from (former Bakersfield club owner) John Bentley. The deal was he had to help me install it and show me how to run it,” remem-

bered League. “Everything imploded after two weeks, and I begged Karrie to quit her job and move to Bakersfield to help save everything.” The new Tejon Theater opened for business in 1994, introducing Bakersfield to the world of hip indie filmmaking — including the local premiere of director Kevin Smith’s “Clerks.” In addition to movie theme nights, The Tejon also hosted regular rock concerts featuring everyone from The Ramones to War to a newly signed Korn. “Our bedroom there served as the greenroom for the bands. We didn’t have a staff, so we’d finish cleaning the theater at 3 a.m. and the bands would have just finished trashing our bedroom. Afterwards they’d apologize with, ‘Oh man, I’m sorry I didn’t know this was your bedroom!’” After two years of steady business and a new marriage, the Leagues decided to make their exit after a drive-by shooting outside the Tejon during a concert by R&B singer Montell Jordan. “That was such a horrible moment for us that afterwards we plotted to make a change. I think if we would have been gotten somehow associated with the Fox, or in a more of a nightlife center I think we would’ve been OK. Things weren’t really going that bad business-wise. The incident just enhanced the perception/problem of that space.”

It comes together in Austin Searching for a new beginning, they settled in Austin and began to rethink their Bakersfield business experience. Starting out on a much smaller scale, they stuck with their movie house plans, opening the first Alamo Drafthouse inside a parking garage in 1997. The Leagues’ combination of second-run films, plus food and adult beverages was an instant hit. “All the pieces fell into place in Austin. The opening night was sold out because of all the buzz leading up to the opening, but once word of mouth and the media caught on, things really began taking off.” Always aiming for something fresh, the idea for the Rolling Roadshow was an extension of the Alamo’s special movie nights held throughout the area, including “The Ultimate Deliverance Experience” that required attendees to

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Daniel Day-Lewis plays oil man Daniel Plainview in “There Will Be Blood.”

Rolling Roadshow screening of ‘There Will Be Blood’ When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Ave. Admission: Free What to bring: Blanket, lawn chair, small picnic baskets allowed. No alcohol permitted. Information: 852-5000 or rollingroadshow.com

canoe down the local river to a designated stop. Once they arrived, they were greeted by a roast-pig feast and giant portable movie screening of the 1972 thriller “Deliverance.” Since then, the Leagues successfully expanded the Alamo Drafthouse franchise to nine locations across Texas, as well as Winchester, Va.

Back where it started The Leagues chose to sell a portion of The Alamo Drafthouse company in 2004 while retaining ownership of a few locations and rights to the Rolling Roadshow. Now in its seventh year, their lat-

est tour makes its long-awaited return to Kern County following 2004’s showing of “North by Northwest” at Shafter’s Minter Field. And once again, there’s a cool back story not far behind. “We hosted the world premiere of ‘There Will Be Blood’ back in Austin, but I became friends with Paul Thomas Anderson after we had a screening of ‘Boogie Nights’ about three prior. He came down for the ‘Blood’ screening, and I asked him about locations they used for the film. I told him about my time at Shell, and that I was really into the birth of oil and had gone to the museums in Taft and Bakersfield. I could speak eloquently about oil and oil history. I was apparently the first person that had any film/world ties that: A) gave a damn about the accuracy of oil in his movie, and B) could talk semi-intelligently about oil history. That’s how we randomly bonded — because of my time at Shell in Bakersfield.” While it’s no guarantee the film’s director will show, League and his Roadshow team promise plenty of fun Sunday, including a presentation taken from the museum’s “Oil Experience” tour, plus an “I drink your milkshake contest,” inspired

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Tim and Karrie League will host a free screening of “There Will Be Blood” Sunday at the Kern County Museum as part of their Rolling Roadshow.

by a famous line from the film. “We may actually have to do a little more beta testing, because it’s actually pretty difficult with 27inch straws. We might make a thinner milkshake.”


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Are you a great cook? Prove it The Californian’s annual contest needs your recipe BY STEFANI DIAS Californian assistant lifestyles editor sdias@bakersfield.com

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s your pineapple upside-down cake cookbook-worthy? Do you earn raves for your ribs? Then it’s time to put your recipe to the test with the 2010 Eye Cook competition. Now in its fourth year, Eye Cook challenges local amateur chefs to offer their best recipe in one of three categories: main dish, appetizer/side dish and dessert. Finalists will compete at Urner’s on Oct. 30 for a slew of prizes — and bragging rights. Now you may remember in years past that this has been a summer competition. This year we’ve pushed it back to the fall, setting the semifinals on Sept. 25 and the finals Oct. 30, both dates that contestants must be available to participate. (Those of you wishing to enter cool desserts can thank us later.)

We’re looking for original dishes that combine creativity, presentation and taste. It’s OK to enter the family’s prized crab puffs, but not if you got them from “Joy of Cooking.” For those looking for a little more guidance in what to enter, consider the winners of previous years, when main dishes and a remarkable cheesecake took top honors: roasted potato gnocchi with wild mushrooms and truffle oil, Beth Ramone (2009); grilled halibut with lobster and coriander sauce, Emily Falke (2008); and caramel apple cheesecake, Sue Portwood (2007). For those thinking it’s about fancy ingredients, it often boils down to taste, presentation and a bit of hard work. Of Ramone’s winning gnocchi, Eye Cook judge (and previous contest winner) Emily Falke said, “What I love about that is she mashed her own potatoes.” Speaking of potatoes, maybe this is the year that an appetizer or side dish will reign supreme. Last year, Debra Elliot’s unique Asian nachos, with Ahi tuna, impressed judges at both the semifinals and finals, where she won in her category. Of course,

Eye Cook 2010 What: The Bakersfield Californian’s annual competition for local amateur chefs How to enter: Send us your original recipes (preferably typed) in one of three categories: main dish, appetizer/side dish or dessert. E-mail recipes to eyecook@bakersfield.com or mail them to Eye Cook 2010 attn: Stefani Dias, P.O. Bin 440, Bakersfield CA 93302. When: Recipes being accepted now through Sept. 3. Dates to remember: You must be available for the semifinals on Sept. 25 and the finals on Oct. 30 to qualify to compete.

it’s been appetizers that have been the best contenders, so consider that when you’re planning what to send us. Once you’ve picked what you know will be this year’s winning recipe, send it to us before Sept. 3, either via e-mail to eyecook@bakersfield.com, or mail it to Eye Cook 2010 attn: Stefani Dias, P.O. Bin 440, Bakersfield CA 93302.

ROASTED POTATO GNOCCHI WITH WILD MUSHROOMS AND TRUFFLE OIL 2009 Eye Cook winning recipe from Beth Ramone Gnocchi 3 pounds russet potatoes 3 eggs, at room temperature 3 cups flour (plus 1/2 cup more if needed) 3 tsp. kosher salt 2 tsp. fresh cracked pepper pinch fresh grated nutmeg Placed washed potatoes on a roasting pan and roast in 400° oven for about an hour or until potatoes are tender throughout. Peel each potato as soon as possible after removing from the oven, so you can mash them when they are hot. To do this you can either push the potatoes through a ricer or use a box grater. Don’t overwork — you are simply after an even consistency with no noticeable lumps. Let the potatoes cool spread out across the cutting board for 10 or 15 minutes. When you are ready, pull the potatoes into a soft mound. Drizzle with the beaten egg and sprinkle 23⁄4 cups of the flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg across the top. A metal spatula or large pastry scraper are both great utensils to use to incorporate the flour and eggs into the potatoes with the egg incorporated throughout. Scrape underneath and fold, scrape and fold until the mixture is a light crumble. Very gently knead the dough. This is also the point you can add more flour (a sprinkle at a time) if the dough is too tacky. The dough should be moist but not sticky. Cut the dough into eight pieces. Now gently roll each portion into a snakeshaped log, roughly the thickness of your thumb. Use a knife to cut pieces every three-quarters of an inch. Dust with a bit

platter. Continue until all are cooked. Gently toss the cooked gnocchi in mushroom sauce, and serve immediately, family-style with a drizzle of truffle oil and truffle shavings and remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano and fresh thyme. Mushroom sauce 1 yellow onion, diced 2 large cloves garlic, minced 1 large portabello, chopped 8 to 10 oz. fresh chanterelles, chopped 8 oz fresh trumpets, chopped .75 oz. dried porcini and .75 oz. morels, reconstituted in warm water, chopped (save water) Beth Ramone’s Roasted Potato Gnocchi 1/2 cup good port wine with Wild Mushrooms and Truffle Oil. 11⁄2 cups cream more flour. 11⁄2 cup mascarpone cheese To shape the gnocchi hold a fork in one 6 sprigs of fresh thyme hand and place a gnocchi pillow against the tines of the fork, cut ends out. With a 1/2 cup olive oil 11⁄2 cups Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated light touch, use your thumb and press in kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to and down the length of the fork. The taste gnocchi should curl into a slight “C” shape, their backs will capture the Heat olive oil in large pan. Add onion and impression of the tines as tiny ridges cook until tender. Add garlic and all (good for catching sauce later). Set each mushrooms. (Depending on pan size you gnocchi aside, dust with a bit more flour might have to do thin in two batches.) if needed, until you are ready to boil Cook until mushrooms are almost tender. them. (You can now freeze on a single Add port and mushroom water, reduce layer covered if necessary, until ready to liquid by half. Add cream and reduce cook.) until sauce coats the back of a spoon. Turn heat down to warm. Add Start with a fresh pot (salted), and bring to a boil. Cook the gnocchi in batches by mascarpone, 3/4 cup ParmigianoReggiano and 4 sprigs of thyme pulled dropping them into the boiling water from stems. Toss lightly. Add gnocchi roughly 20 at a time. They will let you know when they are cooked because they and toss lightly. You can add some of the will pop back up to the top. Fish them out pasta water to make more saucy. Place on large warmed platter. Top with of the water a few at a time with a remaining Parmigiano. Drizzle lightly with slotted spoon 10 seconds or so after truffle oil, some truffle shavings and they’ve surfaced. Have a large warmed remaining fresh thyme. platter ready with a generous swirl of olive oil. Place the cooked gnocchi on the


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xotic dishes like Argentinean tritip may be among the unusual foods you can sample at Tehachapi’s annual Food and Wine Festival on Saturday. Or who knows? You might even talk a cook out of his favorite recipe for hot sauce. One thing is sure — you’ll get to see professional chefs in action along with sampling an impressive list of fine wines. “This year, instead of having (the chefs) behind the tent where nobody can see them, we’re putting them right up front,” said Anthony McDemos, coordinator of the event. “They’ll be talking about what they do and how to do it.” The two performing cuisine artists are Juan Acevedo of Don Juan’s Latin Fusion, who specializes in Latin American dishes, and Mano Lujan, of Red House Barbecue who’ll serve up hot links and a variety of hot sauces. “What Mano does isn’t anything like regular hot dogs and hamburgers,” said McDemos. “He’s classically trained and at his restaurant he does everything from bison to quail.”

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday Where: F Street in downtown Tehachapi Admission: $25 to $30 in advance, $40 at the gate Information: 972-9007

In all, 20 restaurants — including bakeries and a deli — and 10 regional wineries are participating in the event, McDemos said. For those who prefer beer, there’s a beer garden where premium Stella Artois beers will be poured for sampling. As for entertainment, Jessi Lynn, a guitarist and singer from Tehachapi, will be the festival’s opening attraction. The Modern Jazz Trio, a popular group of Bakersfield musicians, also will play during the evening. The work of five local artists will be featured: Painters Pat James, Frances Carter, Ardean Rudolph and Tina Dilley; metal sculptor Leon Leigh; and photographer Gail Martin. James’ original painting used for this year’s festival poster will be auctioned at the event.

Several community organizations benefit from the event’s proceeds, McDemos said, including the Tehachapi Mountain Birding Club, Tehachapi Heritage League and Family Life Pregnancy Center. A total of about $7,000 was raised during the festival’s first three year. About 600 attended the festival in 2009 but it was so successful McDemos is planning for a bigger crowd this year. “We sold out last year,” he said. “We expect 1,000 this time but we’ll close the gate at 1,200. With an event like this, you don’t want it to get too crowded.” All activities take place on F Street in the heart of the mountain town southeast of Bakersfield. The festival itself lasts only three hours on Saturday evening. However, something new has been added this year. It’s called the “Discover Tehachapi Weekend” — one- and two-night hotel packages with passes and free shuttle service to the festival. It also includes open houses at the Souza Family Vineyard, Triassic Legacy Vineyard, Indian Point Ostrich Ranch, Field of Dreams Alpacas, free concerts and visits to area wind farms and museums.

COMING IN EYE STREET Coming Sunday We knew him as Buck Owens, champion of his adopted hometown of Bakersfield and the music style he made famous. But what gave this son of a Texas sharecropper his legendary drive and ambition? A new biography attempts to answer that question (and throws in a lot of dirt along the way). Read the review and previews of Buck’s annual birthday bash and the unveiling of his star on the Fox Theater’s Walk of Stars. ••• The Fox Theater is, hands down, one of Bakersfield’s most significant buildings and source of a lot of childhood memories for folks who saw their first movie there. And, considering that the downtown landmark is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, that is a lot of folks. Herb Benham checks in with the committee coordinating the festivities.

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A turkey wrap, background, a chicken pan club, left, and chicken penne with garlic bread are among the menu items at The Links at Riverlakes. ••• Money’s tight, a new school year is just around the corner and you never did find the time to get away this summer. No worries. A stop at the café at The Links at Riverlakes Ranch makes you feel like you’ve stolen away for a weekend. But how’s the food? Pete Tittl dined al fresco on a recent July afternoon and writes about the experience.

Next Thursday The Californian presents Eye Gallery 2010, starting next week and running every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 9. Eye Gallery is one of the best things we do (if we do say so ourselves — and we do) because it allows us to turn the spotlight on talented artists in Kern County, who share artwork created especially for the series.


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Find great baubles at great prices One-day boutique benefits program BY HILLARY HAENES Californian staff writer hhaenes@bakersfield.com

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iamonds are a girl’s best friend, but so are purses, shoes and sales. The Kern County Volunteer Center is banking on that adage with a one-day boutique sale Saturday to benefit the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Awaiting do-good shoppers will be tables upon tables of vintage, gently used and practically new accessories, all priced in the very reasonable $1-to-$5 range. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is seeking a way to stay afloat after losing a portion of its funding to budget cuts. Although there have been other fundraising events, the program hasn’t been able to come up with the $3,000 it needs to hold its annual volunteer recognition event, which is held at the Bakersfield Museum of Art. There are currently 600 local volunteers, ages 55 and over, who are part of this national program. “Our event usually costs quite a bit and we’ve even cut back on what we’re doing. Each year it just keeps getting slimmer and slimmer,” Heiter said. “In the past we used to put a plaque in the hands of volunteers who spent 1,000

Gently used jewelry, handbags and accessories boutique When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Where: 1412 17th St., ground floor of the Haberfelde Building Admission: Free; prices for merchandise will range from $1 to $5 Information: Marni Heiter, 395-9787

hours. “We’re trying to find a way to keep the program going. We’re helping so many agencies do what they do and we love that — that’s why we’re here,” said Marni Heiter, retired and senior volunteer program director. This is the program’s first jewelry sale and Heiter hopes it will be a success. Since June, the volunteers have either donated or collected accessories from friends and family to cover the cost of the recognition event. With a wide variety of items, there will be something for all ages, including many vintage pins. For people who aren’t into wearing brooches, pins can adorn a purse or coat, and can double as a pendant to layer a long pearl necklace. “The quality of it is so different than what we’re used to. Just the detail of them, the design, rhine-

This bracelet and brooches will be part of the sale.

stones and colors are different,” Heiter said. An abundance of necklaces have also been collected and multiple displays are being designed so most of the necklaces can hang. Rings, watches, earrings, bracelets, belts and silk scarves will also be sold. “I donated a lot of handbags, just extra ones I had around the house that I never used. A lot of them are like brand new — some of them still have the price tags. It’s one of those things that when you go into a store and you see something and you get it,” said Linda Phillips, who has been with the volunteer center for 14 years, while three and a half of those years have been with the retired and senior program.

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These are among the items to be sold by the Kern County Volunteer Center to raise funds for an annual recognition luncheon.

Phillips said the 20 purses she donated range anywhere from teddy bears and leopard prints to pink, white and black. There are also classic black purses with silver buckles, wild animal prints, faux leather handbags, colorful straw numbers and small evening clutches. “You can accumulate a lot of stuff that you don’t use, so you might as well donate it to a good cause. A lot of people brought in lovely things,” said Frances Green, another longtime volunteer who donated quality costume jewelry. There will be a table of information if people are interested in

finding out more about the program or joining the group of volunteers to get involved in the community. Women can work up an appetite after a day of shopping, so when people make a purchase, they have a chance to win anything from a drink to a sandwich from the Sandwich Shack and Grill. Food will also be available to purchase. “Our goal is to help everyone take their life experience skills, passion and help them find that preferred niche so they can get out in our community and make a difference,” Heiter said.

State’s finest young women compete tonight BY AMANDA C. HELVIE Contributing writer

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or fans of “American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent,” California’s Junior Miss threenight show may just be the hot ticket in Bakersfield this summer. The high-energy, three-day production kicks off tonight at Harvey Auditorium with nightly dance routines and 90-second talent performances that range from an ethnic dance routine to a karate exhibition, an instrumental arrangement on the harp to individual monologues. Five young women from Kern County will be participating in the program: Lenea Lara of Shafter; Brittany Chiapa and Stephanie Caudle, both from Bakersfield; Morgan Reimer of Tehachapi; and Priscilla Limcaco of Delano. The event wraps up Saturday when the first Distinguished Young Woman of California will be chosen. America’s Junior Miss recently announced program updates, most notably the name change to

California’s Junior Miss When: 8 p.m. tonight through Saturday Where: Harvey Auditorium, 1241 G St. Admission: $15 to $25; tickets available at the door or on the website Information: cajrmiss.org or ajm.org

Distinguished Young Women, to better reflect the organization and its efforts to move past pageant stereotypes. The program is not a beauty pageant but rather an opportunity for eligible incoming high school seniors to develop their potential through a fun experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments. The scholarship program rewards the teens for their leadership, integrity, talent, scholastic achievement and community service. Beginning tonight, 40 women

from across the state will be competing for $30,000 in college scholarships. The winner will represent the state of California at the 2011 national finals in Mobile, Ala., where $150,000 in college scholarships will be awarded. As “host city,” Bakersfield benefits from the tourism dollars generated from the hundreds of out-of-town guests that come to see the show. Some impressive volunteers — such as Jim Bates, event choreographer, director and producer — arrived in Bakersfield earlier this week and have been preparing the finalists for the show. Bates has worked alongside Hollywood greats such as Fred Astaire, Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster, emerging as an award-winning producer and director of The Emmy Awards, The American Music Awards and The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parades. Currently, he produces concerts for entertainers such as Kenny Chesney, Usher, Vanessa Hudgens and Brandi.

PHOTO COURTESY OF JACKIE WOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

The 2011 Junior Miss contestants: Lenea Lara of Shafter, Brittany Chiapa of greater Bakersfield, Morgan Reimer of Tehachapi, Stephanie Caudle of Bakersfield and Priscilla Limcaco of Delano.

So, when making your plans this weekend, treat your family to the feel-good entertainment of this scholarship program’s showcase of California’s most extraordinary young women, who serve as role

models for young girls everywhere. Amanda C. Helvie is the public relations chair for California’s Junior Miss and founder of Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Expertise (PRIME).


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’m impressed with the fine cast director Sheila McClure has gathered for Bakersfield Community Theatre’s “Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical,” which opens Aug. 13. A majority of the 30 actors usually can be seen only at Spotlight Theatre, Stars or The Empty Space. I’m guessing that some have never before appeared at BCT. To me, that’s a good thing. It shows a spirit of cooperation among the theater community that has been growing in the past year or two. A prime example is goldenvoiced Anne Marie O’Reilly, who appears as Jekyll’s fiancée in the BCT show. Not only has she had lead roles in recent Spotlight productions, she’s also the president of its board of directors. David Lollar, who has the challenge of transforming himself onstage from the good doctor to his evil alter-ego, started out at Spotlight when he first came to town six or seven years ago and was in “Parade” last March at the downtown theater. True, he’s been active at BCT in the past year but I suspect that may have something to do with the fact he’s married to McClure. Joe Cannon, another popular Spotlight regular, appears as Jekyll’s close friend. Alyssa Bonanno, who’s cast as Lucy Harris, a prostitute, has performed at Empty Space. And Kim Whitney along with both Cherylanne and Mickey Farley are often seen on the stages of Stars and Bakersfield Music Theater.

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Main stage series “Bordertown,” by Culture Clash —Sept. 10 to 25 “Taming of the Shrew,” by William Shakespeare — Oct. 8 to 23 “Gem of the Ocean,” by August Wilson — Feb.11 to 26 “The 24th annual One Act Festival,” June 3 to 12 “The Who’s Tommy,” by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff — July 8 to 23 Single ticket prices: $15 general admission; $12 students, seniors, active military

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Auditions for ‘Taming of the Shrew’ When: Noon Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Bakersfield Community Theatre, 2400 S. Chester Ave. Information: 831-8114

McClure, who teaches at Golden Valley High, seems to be well aware that “Jekyll & Hyde” is an enormous undertaking so she’s enlisted plenty of helpers. Her production crew includes two assistant directors, Bethany Lahammer and Jessica Burzlaff, and as stage manager, Araceli Aguilar. Costumer Arin Babbick did the 1880s-style costumes; Gabriel Urena is scenic designer and technical director. “This is the biggest musical BCT has done in years,” McClure said. “I think people are surprised that BCT would take on something this big and maybe there was a time when it might not have been possible.”

Camille Gavin’s “Arts Alive!” column appears on Thursday. Write to her via e-mail at gavinarts@aol.com

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A cello table made by Kathleen Wolf.

During its long history BCT has done many musicals, according to information provided by theater historian Steven Bradshaw. The last major musical at the playhouse was “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” which Roger Mathey directed in 2006. As its 84th season approaches, however, McClure feels the little theater has entered a new era. “Things are changing and the theater has experienced amazing growth over the past year; BCT is in the midst of a renaissance,” she said, indicating that a show like “Jekyll & Hyde” is an example of that rebirth. The musical, by Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn, is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novel “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Performances continue through Aug. 28.

Art Walk in Tehachapi Musical art could mean a lot of things, but in the case of Kathleen Wolf it’s instruments that have

turned into functional pieces. Her work, including a table made from a cello, is part of the First Friday Art Walk in Tehachapi. Wolf’s pieces, along with leather art by Alisa Clapp and watercolors and acrylics by Kathleen Levenson, will be featured at Crossroads Gallery. Several other businesses will be open for the event, local arts and crafts can be seen at Gallery and Gifts, and Oak Tree Arts and Antiques. Both art and music will be featured at Back Street Gallery as a fundraiser for the proposed Tehachapi Performing Arts Center. Photography by Bill Kinsella will be exhibited at Kohnen’s Bakery; Petra’s Mediterranean Deli will feature belly-dancing demonstrations and lessons.

‘Shrew’ auditions I’m glad to see that Porter Jamison, who hasn’t been too active in the past few years, will be in the director’s chair for Bakersfield Community Theatre’s upcoming

“Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures,” by Kent R. Brown, based on the book by Lois Lowry, Nov. 12 to 21 “Bang, Bang You’re Dead,” by William Mastrosimone — March 25 to April 3 “Alice in Wonderland,” by Lewis Carroll, adapted for stage by Jeannette Jaquish — May 13 to 22 “Seussical, Jr.,” by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens — Aug. 19 to 27 Single ticket prices: $12 general admission; $10, children, seniors, active military

production of “Taming of the Shrew,” one of Shakespeare’s liveliest comedies. He’s holding auditions this weekend at BCT. In announcing the tryouts on Facebook, Jamison said, “Comedic skills (are) highly desirable, as are such additional talents as juggling, unicycle riding, singing (and) banjo playing.” Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?


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entertainment is on the bill, including log sawing, pie-eating contests and three-legged races. Fair and carnival-style food will be found throughout the event along with booths of artisan crafts, clothing and decor. A beer garden will be available for adults. Proceeds from Fiesta Days will benefit the Mountain Memories Association, which was founded in 1968 to help Frazier Park residents afford ambulance services. For more than four decades, the association has been raising money and donating it back to the community to help fund organizations and events they deem to be beneficial to the town. “We are here to help any program that promotes the health and welfare of Frazier Park and the mountain communities.” Says Stoltling: “That is what Fiesta Days is all about. It’s our biggest fundraiser and does the most for our area.” Stoltling has been attending Fiesta Days since she was born and has sat on the Mountain Memories board of directors for the past four years. Despite now living in Bakersfield, Stoltling is dedicated to the event and dedicated to her hometown. “Frazier Parkians, we love our town, we love our community. “As a kid you may want to go out and experience something bigger, but you always go home. Especially for Fiesta Days.”

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Big names headline at B Ryder’s Strange Noize Tour drops in Friday

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ust looking at the lineup for Friday’s Strange Noize Tour stop at B Ryder’s makes me dizzy. Headlining the big outdoorindoor music fest is Huntington Beach rap rock vets, Hed PE. Blending elements of metal, hiphop and reggae, these headliners are following some pretty big openers with Kottonmouth Kings’ Johnny Richter, Kutt Calhoun, rapper Big B and Blestenation. All artists are members of the Southern Californian-based Subnoize Records and SRH Clothing family. Formed in 1991 by Kottomouth Kings manager Kevin Zinger, SRH has become the official clothier for not only bands on the Subnoize label, but also their loyal fanbase. Specializing in male and female fashions and accessories with tattoo-inspired artwork, the style is especially popular among the extreme-sport scene. “We just started out as a small company with the Kottonmouth Kings at the forefront of the whole thing,” said rapper Bryan “Big B” Mahoney via telephone. “It just became this movement of music, skate, moto-cross, and everything mixed in with this underground lifestyle.” The name SRH, an acronym standing for everything from “Support Radical Habits,” to “Stoners Reeking Habit” depending on who you ask in the scene, is often dismissed as just another fratboy fashion trend. But for Mahoney, the compa-

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Rapper Big B will perform at B Ryder's on Friday.

ny prides itself in the spirit of other music-related fashion companies — namely Def Jam’s Records hugely successful Phat Farm brand, and others. “It’s getting like that all across the U.S., and really the world. Subnoize and SRH put something together that just became this movement, more than just a couple brands out there. We have a hand in everything from fashion — all the way down to the music. I think people realized that it’s not just about going to the store and buying a T-shirt.” The Friday all-ages event begins as 3 p.m. at B Ryder’s with a bikini contest, free giveaways including tickets to the even-bigger SRH Fest happening the following day in San Bernardino, and plenty of “bros.” Tickets are $20 and available at the venue. For more info visit: timgardeapresents.com.

Surviving Circa Survive show Last Friday’s Circa Survive concert at Jerry’s was a truly sweaty

affair. Believe it or not, the venue managed to safely accommodate as many local fans as it could hold. Seen trying to catch a glimpse of the actions were members of The Hollow and photographer Jeremy Gonzalez, who was kind enough to snap up a load of photos that really make you feel like you were there. Preferring to be in the heat of the action instead of behind the barricades, Gonzalez’s plan to capture the moment isn’t for the weak. “I try to get a good spot, then wrap my camera strap around me as tight as possible, keep my arm as high as I can, balancing myself. I wait until the crowd gets really pumped up to get the shots. It’s cool to be right in the middle of it all, getting pushed around and feeling it all, even the pain. The energy for this show was amazing.” To see Gonzalez’s full photo report from deep in the Jerry’s Pizza basement, visit the bakotopia.com homepage.

Cutting to The Core You should also check out new local hip-hop Internet radio site: thecorelive.com. The site features live video and music streaming presented by some resident DJs and personalities. I recently tuned in to “The Inconvenient Truth,” the site’s morning talk and music show hosted by T.D. and CUTM Dave. I’m still not sure what’s going on, but I did get to watch CUTM Dave enjoy a Corona camera at 9 a.m.

Matt’s picks Nappy Roots with The Dirty Politicians and DJ Mikey at Fishlips, 1517 18th St., 9 p.m., Thursday, $12, 324-2557. Hailing from Bowling Green, Ky., The Nappy Roots 2002 debut, "Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz,” had one of the best jams of the year with “Po’ Folks.” After a fol-

Matt Munoz is editor of Bakotopia.com, a sister website of The Californian that devotes itself to promoting Bakersfield’s art scene. Matt’s column appears every Thursday in Eye Street.

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Circa Survive vocalist Anthony Green greets the audience at Jerry's Pizza last week.

Bakotopia Radio 9 to 10 p.m. Sundays on 106.1 FM. KRAB Radio Hosts: Matt Munoz and Miranda Whitworth This Sunday: Preview of The Ataris show, Aug. 14 at B Ryder’s Comedy by Morgan Roy of The Future Has-Beens live at Fishlips, Aug. 12 Bakersfield MMA fighter Brian Cobb

low-up release, they all but disappeared into the shadows of the “dirty dirty” South. Now, the group is back with a new CD, “The Pursuit of Nappyness,” and ready to rejuvenate the state of the genre. Opening the show is Bako’s DJ Mikey and The Dirty Politicians, who every time I’ve seen live add another member or two, or three. The Hollow with Switchboard of Souls at The Gate, 2010 O St.,

7 p.m. Friday, $7, 324-2557. Electro-rockers The Hollow have one of the most polishedsounding local demos in circulation. Fronted by lead vocalist known simply as “Tink” who resembles a sexy version of Tinkerbell, their song “The Key” made its debut on Bakotopia Radio last week to rave reviews. The group’s other members — “The Jerm” and “JR” — sport some crazy masks, but don’t expect any Slipknot foolery. You’ll be hearing more about this band soon. KC Rollergirls Benefit Luau at The Dome, 2201 V St., noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, $10, 327-0190. Local tough chicks on skates show off their tender sides to help out Centennial High junior Taryne Hallford, who suffers from a rare disease known as dysautonomia. There will an outdoor car show and concert with local bands all afternoon, then things will get loud inside into the evening. Donations will be accepted and all funds will go toward helping Taryne’s medical costs.


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Kids get in the swim of things at the 2009 Splish Splash Summer Fun Day at the Kern County Museum.

End-of-summer splash Bring out kids to some wet fun at museum BY HILLARY HAENES Californian staff writer hhaenes@bakersfield.com

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f you’re tired of trying to find inexpensive ways to beat the heat and entertain the kids before school starts, head to the Kern County Museum for a day of water-filled fun. Pack the sunscreen and towels, a picnic lunch and be sure to wear your swimsuit because the museum is prepared to keep visitors cool with an assortment of water activities and games. “The museum has been doing this for 15 years. It was started to give day cares and families an opportunity to get out here at a reduced rate,” said Sarah Woodman, public program manager at the museum. This low-budget event introduced the water element about five years ago to give the young ones a final “hoorah” before they head back to school. With admission, kids ages 12 and under will be given six tickets to make a splash on the water rides. If kids want to ride the paddle boats and water slides more than six times, additional tickets can be purchased for 50 cents each. “Water has been important historically to Kern County with agriculture and the river. It’s also a fun way to spend the day and to cool off,” Woodman said. There will be free carnival games

Splish Splash Summer Fun Day When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 12 Where: Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Ave. Cost: Admission $3 per person; museum members and children under 3 get in free Information: 852-5000 or kcmuseum.org

like treasure hunts, ring toss and bowling to keep kids occupied. A new game introduced earlier this summer for June’s Carnival Summer Fun Day was popular among both adults and kids. Woodman created a game involving plastic purple pigs. “I hid them in the buildings. They were on this big hunt for these purple pigs. I was so happy hearing the kids running around saying, ‘I got one. I got one,’” Woodman said. Hiding the piggies throughout the museum’s buildings, the kids got to learn a little bit about history without having it forced on them, Woodman said. By searching the buildings and reading signs, visitors get to experience the museum. If kids find three pigs, they will win a prize. Several local vendors will have booths scattered throughout the grounds and there will be activities planned for children. Vendors like the Bakersfield Blaze, the Condors, Mineral Mites Club, Halle Rose’s Fantasy Tea Parties and the Bakersfield Fire Department will have a fire

A girl takes part in Splish Splash Summer Fun Day in June at the Kern County Museum.

truck for kids to see up close, according to Woodman. The health department also will be administering free whooping cough vaccinations. “I’m excited to see the Omnipresent Puppet Theater. Don Kruska will have two performances, at 10 a.m. and noon, so that will be fun,” Woodman said. Food vendors will sell affordable hot dog or pizza meals and there will also be Italian ice for a cold treat. Visitors are welcome to bring lunches and coolers filled with drinks. According to Woodman, the June summer fun days usually average 600 people, but this year, it attracted more than 1,000 visitors to the 16acre grounds. “We were kind of shocked. Historically, the water fun day has brought in more people, so it should be a fun day, but I’m hoping for about 1,400,” Woodman said.


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“I’m very happy that she’s pursuing her dream. This has been her passion for many years, even when she was a little girl she’d act out scenes with friends or even alone,” Mrs. Haeberman said. Since age 8, Haeberman performed in various plays at the Barn Theatre and at Porterville College. She also worked for a Porterville movie theatre. “She’s not just talented in acting, she does oil painting, sketching, she always loved to sing and took dance lessons from Dance Horizons. She’s very artistic ... but her one true passion is acting,” Mrs. Haeberman said.

Haeberman attended the University of Redlands and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in studio art and a minor in theater. Following college, Haeberman moved to Berkeley for two years, where she worked in local community theaters and decided that to make it in the film industry she had to move to Los Angeles. She currently lives in Los Angeles with boyfriend Justin Fields, a USC graduate and aspiring screenwriter. “I moved to L.A. five years ago to diligently pursue acting,” she said. “(Being an actress) has its up and downs. Some days I want to quit and feel like I should be like everybody else and get a real job,” she said. Haeberman’s most recent work involves a sci-fi film titled “The Millenium Bug,” to debut this fall, and an independent horror film titled “Murder Loves Killers Too,” available on DVD. Since her appearance on the show, Haeberman said she has learned to gain more confidence in her performance. “I admire that she doesn’t like to be a star, she doesn’t care about being famous — she sincerely loves acting. It just makes her literally glow from the inside out,” Haeberman’s mom said.


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Eye Street GO&DO Today Concerts by The Fountain, dixieland jazz with Southside Chicago Seven, 7 to 9 p.m., The Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave. The Nappy Roots, 9 p.m., Fishlips Bar & Grill, 1517 18th St. $12 plus fee; 21 and over only. vallitix.com or 322-5200. Third annual Hot August Nights, hosted by The Bakersfield Association of Realtors; fundraiser to benefit the hungry in Bakersfield, with food, fun, raffles, live music by Radio Silence, 5:30 to 9 p.m., B Ryders, 7401 White Lane. Two cans of food or $2. All proceeds to benefit the Golden Empire Gleaners. 324-2427. Networking Mixer, hosted by the CSUB Young Alumni Program, with appetizers, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Lengthwise Brewery, 6720 Schirra Court. First 50 people in attendance will get a free beer ticket and a Lengthwise pint glass. 654-2726. Bookseller’s Book Group, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, in the cafe, 4001 California Ave. 631-2575. Hooters “Summer Car Nights,� open to all car and truck enthusiasts, 6 to 8 p.m., now until Aug. 26, Hooters, 4208 Rosedale Highway. 327-9711 ext. 242. Improv Comedy Show, with Center For Improv Attitude group, 7 to 9 p.m., Rocket Shop Cafe, 2000 S. Union Ave. $3 adults; $1 for children under 13. 832-4800. Submissions being accepted for “Vessels� Visual Arts Small Works Festival, California artists are encouraged to enter their pieces in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography or other media. Deadline for pieces is Tuesday and can be brought to Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 R St., or mailed. $35 for up to three entries. The opening reception with awards for “Vessels� is Sept. 9. bmoa.org or call 3237219. YMCA is now accepting registration, for boys and girls basketball, soccer, volleybal, flag football. Call for prices. 8379622.

Friday Darren Gholston, with special guest L. Young, 7:30 p.m., Nile Theater, 1721 19th St. $22 plus fee; 21 and over only. vallitix.com or 322-5200. Monty Byrom & the Buckaroos, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Buck Owens Crystal Palace, 2800 Buck Owens Blvd. $5. buckowens.com or call 328-7560. Bakersfield Blaze vs. San Jose Giants, 7:15 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sam Lynn Ball Park, 4009 Chester Ave. $5 to $9. 716HITS or bakersfieldblaze.com. First Friday Downtown, featuring live music, specialty shops, galleries and boutiques, 5 to 9 p.m., Downtown Arts District. 634-9598. Wine Bar Flight, featuring the wines of DuMOL, 2008 Russian River Syrah, 2007 Isobel Chardonnay and more, 4 p.m., Imbibe Wine & Spirits Merchant, 4140 Truxtun Ave. Tastes, $5 to $7. 633-WINE.

Saturday 5K Memorial Run/1 Mile Walk/Run, hosted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, 7:30 a.m., Beach Park, 3400 21st St. $20 advance entry fee; $25 late entry fee. bakersfieldtrackclub.com or 665-9503. Fourth annual Tehachapi Food & Wine Festival, featuring gourmet dining, wines

and beers, chef demonstrations, wine art gallery, music by The Modern Jazz Trio, gates open at 6:30 p.m., event from 7 to 10 p.m., at F St. and South Green St. $30 presale online; $40 day of event. tehachapifoodandwine.com or 972-9007. Kern River Valley Hiking Club, trip to Lakes Trail, Watchtower and Alta Peak, Sequoia National Park, leave at 6 a.m., from Hodel’s Country Dining parking lot, 5917 Knudsen Drive. Bring lunch and 2 quarts of water. Dress appropriately. For directions, visit lakeisabella.net/hiking or 747-5065 or 778-3453. Twilight at CALM, with a wildlife presentation, scavenger hunt, 5:30 to 8 p.m., CALM, 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway. Regular admission prices apply; CALM members are free. calmzoo.org or 8722256. Book signing, with author Kirk C. Gallenkamp of “Pages in Tyme The River’s Journey,� 1 to 3 p.m., Russo’s, 9000 Ming Ave. 665-4686. Farmers markets: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Caffeine Supreme, on the lawn, corner of F and 20th streets. caffeinesupreme.com; 8 a.m. to noon, next to Golden State Mall, 3201 F St.; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Brimhall Square, 9500 Brimhall Road; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., “Nuui Cunni� Native American Cultural Center, 2600 Highway 155, Lake Isabella. 760-5490800. Free How-to-Work Workshops, Saturday classes: 10 to 11 a.m. “Decorative Painting Solutions,�; 11 a.m. to noon “Do It Yourself Flooring Made Easy,�; 1 to 2 p.m. “Small Bath Updates,�; and Sunday class: 1 to 2 p.m. “Storage & Closet Organization Solutions,� Home Depot. homedepot.com or call 800-430-3376. Gently Used Jewelry, Handbag & Accessories Boutique, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, sponsored by Kern County Volunteer Center; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Haberfelde Building, ground floor, 1412 17th St. 395-9787. Girly Boutique with Perfectly Charming, featuring designer-inspired handbags, wallets, jewelry, sunglasses, handmade aprons, and other accessories, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Villas at Scenic River, 4015 Scenic River Lane. 871-4903 or 3301892. “School Bus Pencil Holder� Kids Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, Home Depot. Free. homedepot.com or call 800-430-3376. Family Skate Night, 7 to 10 p.m., Rollerama West, 7850 Brimhall Road. $30 includes admission for four (two adults/two children), skate rental, one pizza and pitcher of soda. 589-7555. Bakersfield Rescue Mission Back to School Supply Drive, donations of school supplies can be brought to seven different locations, now through Tuesday: KAXL 88.3 FM, 110 S. Montclair St., Suite 205; Hope Christian Store (two locations), 7850 White Lane or 3000 Mall View Road (East Hills Mall); Kern Security Systems, 2701 Fruitvale Ave.; Dream Maker Bath & Kitchen, 5880 District Blvd.; Marcy Parmley Farmers Insurance Agency, 3612 Coffee Road; Bakersfield Rescue Mission, 816 E. 21st St.; Color Me Mine, 9000 Ming Ave. and Account Control Technology Inc., 5531 Business Park South. 325-0863, ext. 219.

Sunday “There Will Be Blood,� movie begins at sunset or around 8 p.m., Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Ave. Free. Ages 6 to 17 will only be allowed with a parent or guardian. No one admitted under age 6. 852-5000.

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The Bakersfield Californian Thursday, August 5, 2010

Eye Street Bear Valley Springs Horse Show, classes in halter, mule, showmanship, English and Western, jumping, reining and trail, 8 a.m., Bear Valley Springs Equestrian Center, 25101 Bear Valley Road, Tehachapi. Free for spectators. Bear Valley Springs is a gated community; call for a gate pass. 821-3911, 821-3960 or 9726617. Latino Bridal & Quinceanera Expo, noon to 5 p.m., Kern County Fairgrounds, Building #2, 1142 P St. Free. 637-2323.

THEATER “A Voice of our Own,” 7 p.m. today and Friday, Shafter High School, Auditorium, 526 Mannel Ave., Shafter. $10 at the door. 4281517. “25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, The Empty Space, 706 Oak St. 327-PLAY. “Harvest Moon,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Spotlight Theatre, 1622 19th St. 634-0692 or thespotlighttheatre.com. “The Night Time Show with Michael Armendariz,” variety show featuring guests from local places in theater, music and comedy, 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, The Empty Space, 706 Oak St. $5. 327-7529. “The Villain of Mystery Island,” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Gaslight Melodrama Theatre & Music Hall, 12748 Jomani Drive. $20 adults; $18 seniors; $9 children ages 12 and under Friday and Saturday; $18 adults; $9 students with ID on Sunday. 587-3377. Major League Improv, improvisational comedy show, appropriate for families, 6 p.m. Saturdays, The Empty Space, 706 Oak St. Free but donations are accepted. 327-PLAY.

ART “Beyond the Valley” Art Show, featuring artists Beverly Carrick, Elaine Collins, Sherry Dolan, Norma Eaton, Floyd Dillon, Lila Martin, Phyllis Oliver, Shirley Rowles and many more, now through Aug. 14, Bakersfield Art Association Art Center, 1817 Eye St. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 869-2320. Exhibit on Display, “The Masterworks of Western Paintings,” “Best of the West: Bakersfield Collects,” and paintings by Aron Wiesenfeld, now on display until Aug. 22, Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 R St. bmoa.org or 323-7219. “On the Road Again,” group art show on display through August, Bakersfield Mazda, 3201 Cattle Drive. 328-8000. Shirley Rowles, featured artist for August, Russo’s, 9000 Ming Ave. russosbooks.com or 6654686. “Fashion Forward” Art Exhibit, by appointment only, on display

until Aug. 5, The Micro Gallery, 6300 Coffee Road. 301-3283. All Media Class, by instructor Phyllis Oliver, all media welcome, with color theory stressed. For more information or to register, email pegolivert@ix.netcom.com or call 348-4717. Art classes, beginning watercolor, beginning drawing, advanced drawing and watercolor painters’ group, taught by Carol Bradshaw. Call or e-mail for details and enrollment. bradshawartist@earthlink.net or 760-376-6604. Basic Beading & Wire Wrapping Workshop, with Susi Klassen, private instruction or by appointment, The Bead Hut, 610 18th St. To schedule an appt., call 324-0975 or 706-6490. Beginning Oil Painting, with instructor Glen Jelletich, classes held 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays. Call 3993707 for more information or to register. Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Drawing, by instructor Nina Landgraff, series of five twohour classes. Call for more information or to register. 3047002. “Creative Clay,” 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Mercy Hospital, Truxtun Campus, Truxtun and A streets. Free. 324-7070 or mercybakersfield.org/art. Framing Clinic, with Toni Lott, for artists who want to frame their work, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 205-3488 for more information or to register. Native American Arts Association, meets to learn basketry, beadwork and more, 9 a.m. to noon each Thursday, The Stockdale Moose Lodge, 905 Stine Road. 852-5050. Summer Art Workshops, call Ron at 588-7769 or 837-1037. The Art Center, 1817 Eye St., 8692320; offers a variety of painting and drawing classes. Call for details. The Art Shop Club, 9 a.m. to noon each Thursday, Friday and Saturday, The Art Shop, 1221 20th St. All mediums. 322-0544, 5897463 or 496-5153. Beginning Pottery Wheel, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, The Ceramic Shop, 2550 E. Belle Terrace, Suite 300. $28 includes clay. 834-1000. Free art classes, for home-school parents, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Call to reserve your spot. Moore’s Art Studio, 10205 Hurlingham Drive. 588-7769.

MUSIC Alternative Fishlips Bar & Grill, 1517 18th St., 324-2557; Joey Romley & Friends, 9 p.m. Tuesdays.

Blues Vinny’s Bar & Grill, 2700 S. Union Ave., jam session, 2 p.m. Sundays. 21 and over. myspace.com/vinnys_bar.

Classic Rock Lone Oak Lounge, 10612 Rosedale Highway, 589-0412; The Rockaholics, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Kern River Saloon, 20 Tobias St., Kernville, 760-376-4786; Left Coast Groovies, 8:30 p.m. Friday. The Monte Carlo, 9750 Taft Highway, 837-0250; No Limit, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Country Pyrenees Cafe, 601 Sumner, 3230053; Twang Bangers, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Trouts & the Blackboard Stages, 805 N. Chester Ave., 399-6700:, offers karaoke, line dancing, West Coast Swing among other various activities. Call for times and days. Ethel’s Old Corral Cafe, 4310 Alfred Harrell Highway, 873-7613; Honky Tonk Truckers, 7 to 11 p.m. Friday; Road Dawgs, 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday; Token Okies, 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Iron Horse Saloon, 1821 S. Chester Ave., 831-1315; Big Dawg, 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday; Two Timers, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

Dancing Joaquin Squares, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Rasmussen Center, 115 E. Roberts Lane. $5. 324-1390, 325-3086 or 399-3658. Folklorico Classes, advance dancers/performing group 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays; and beginners, all ages, 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Fruitvale-Norris Park, 6221 Norris Road. $22 per month for beginners; $25 per month for advance dancers. 833-8790. Pairs and Spares Dance, 7:30 p.m. each Friday, Rasmussen Senior Center, 115 E. Roberts Lane. $5; $7 nonmembers. 399-3575 or 332-153. Country Dance, with music provided Jerri Arnold & Stars & Guitars, jam session, all artists welcome, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Le Corusse Rouge, 4647 White Lane. Tejon Club, 117 El Tejon Ave., 3921747; Crossroads, 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Dance classes, beginning west coast swing, intermediate/advanced west coast swing with instructor Mimi Johanson, at 8214 Mossrock Drive. Call 330-9616 for details. Scottish Country Dancing, with the Kern County Scottish Society, beginners welcome, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Norris Road Veterans Hall, upstairs, 400 W. Norris Road. 822-3998. Whirlaways Square Dance Club, with caller Rick Hampton, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Veteran’s Hall, 400 W. Norris Road. whirlaways.org or 398-3394. Dance Drill Classes, beginning belly dancing, 8 p.m. every Tuesday; advanced belly dancing, 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday, Centre

Stage Studio, 1710 Chester Ave. $5 drop in fee for beginning belly dancing; $15 for advanced belly dancing. Bring knee pads and yoga mat to advanced class. 323-5215.

DJ B. Ryder’s Sports Bar & Grill, 7401 White Lane, 397-7304; 8 p.m. today. Iron Horse Saloon, 1821 S. Chester Ave., 831-1315; 7 p.m. Thursdays. Le Corusse Rouge, 4647 White Lane, 834-1611; with DJ Chill in the Mixx, 5 p.m. every Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday. Rockstarz Party Bar, 7737 Meany Ave., Suite B5, 589-6749; 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Free. Tam O’Shanter, 2345 Alta Vista, 324-6774: with DJ Escandalosa in the Mixx, 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. B. Ryder’s Sports Bar & Grill, 7401 White Lane, 397-7304; 8 p.m. Thursday.

Jazz B. Ryder’s Sports Bar & Grill, 7401 White Lane, 397-7304; Jazz, R&B, Funk with Groove Factor, 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday. Cafe Med, 4809 Stockdale Highway., 834-4433; Richie Perez, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Thursdays. Live Jazz & Wine Bar, featuring Jazz Connection with Mark Meyer, Bob Beadling, Rick Lincoln, along with 24 wines, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Imbibe Wine & Spirits Merchant, 4140 Truxtun Ave. 633WINE. Wine & Cheese Cellar, 695 Tucker Road., Ste. C, Tehachapi, 822-6300; Richie Perez, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Live Jazz & Wine Bar, featuring Jazz Connection with guitarist Paul Cierley and bassist Rick Lincoln, along with 24 wines, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Imbibe Wine & Spirits Merchant, 4140 Truxtun Ave. 633-WINE Le Corusse Rouge, 4647 White Lane, 834-1611; Bakersfield Jazz Workshop, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

Karaoke Bellvedere Cocktail Lounge, 3090 Brundage Lane, 325-2139; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursdays and Sundays. Cactus Valley Mexican Restaurant, 4215 Rosedale Highway, 633-1948; 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday; beer pong and happy hour all day with karaoke 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Crossroads Pizzeria, 4200 New Stine Road, 397-5000; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Don Perico Restaurant, 2660 Oswell St., Suite 133, 871-2001; 7 to 11 p.m. Thursdays. Pour House, 4041 Fruitvale Ave., 589-9300; 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Que Pasa Mexican Cafe, 9000 Ming Ave., 664-1400; 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursdays.

The Old River Monte Carlo, 9750 Taft Highway, 837-0250; 8 p.m. every Thursday. The Wright Place, 2695-G Mount Vernon Ave., 872-8831, 8 p.m. every Thursday. Tomi’s Cowgirl Cafe, 1440 Weedpatch Highway, 633-1949; Karaoke King Show, all ages, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Vinny’s Bar & Grill, 2700 S. Union Ave., 7 p.m. Thursdays. 21 and over. myspace.com/vinnys_bar. Banacek’s Lounge, 4601 State Road, 387-9224; 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Casa Lopez, 8001 Panama Road, Lamont, 845-1000; 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Julie’s The Branding Iron Saloon, 1807 N. Chester Ave., 6 to 10 p.m. every Friday. Maria Bonita Mexican Restaurant, 10701 Highway 178, 366-3261, 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays. All ages. The Prime Cut, 9500 Brimhall Road, 831-1413; hosted by Ed Loverr, 9 p.m. to midnight Friday. Del Rio Cocktail Lounge, 5840 State Road, 393-0262; every other Saturday. Del Rio Cocktail Lounge, 5840 State Road, 393-0262; every other Saturday. Pyrenees Cafe, 601 Sumner, 323-0053; 8 p.m. to midnight Saturdays. Rocket Shop Cafe, 2000 S. Union Ave., 832-4800; 8:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Sports & Spirits, 6633 Ming Ave., 398-7077; 9 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. Tejon Club, 117 El Tejon Ave., 3921747; 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Camino Real Restaurant, 3500 Truxtun Ave., 852-0493; 9:30 p.m. Sundays. The Playhouse, 2915 Taft Highway; 397-3599; 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays. Schweitzer’s Pit Stop, 10807 Rosedale Highway, 587-8888; 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. The Wrecking Yard, 9817 S. Union Ave., 827-9192; 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. B. Ryder’s Sports Bar & Grill, 7401 White Lane, 397-7304; 8 p.m. Tuesday. Buck Owens Crystal Palace, 2800 Buck Owens Blvd., 3287560; 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays. Caltado’s Pizzeria, 6111 Niles St., 363-7200; 6:15 to 10:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Le Corusse Rouge, 4647 White Lane, 834-1611; Wild West Entertainment, 8 p.m. to midnight Tuesdays. Lone Oak Inn, 10612 Rosedale Highway, 589-0412; 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Magoo’s Pizza, 1129 Olive Drive, 399-7800; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. McMurphy’s Irish Pub & Sports Bar, 14 Monterey St., 869-1451; 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesdays.


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Thursday, August 5, 2010 The Bakersfield Californian

Eye Street Round Table Pizza, 2060 White Lane, 836-2700; 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The Prime Cut, 9500 Brimhall Road, 831-1413; karaoke with host Ben Lara, 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Trouts & The Blackboard Stages, 805 N. Chester Ave., 3996700; 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. karaoke.

Ethel’s Old Corral, 4310 Alfred Harrell Highway, 873-7613; 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday. Rockstarz Party Bar, 7737 Meany Ave., Suite B5, 589-6749; 9 p.m. every Wednesday.

Latin/Salsa Latin Salsa Dancing, 8 p.m. Thursdays, DoubleTree Hotel, Club Odyssey, 3100 Camino Del Rio Court. 323-7111. Que Pasa Mexican Cafe, 2701 Ming Ave., 832-5011; Al Garcia & the Rhythm Kings, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. every Thursday. Camino Real Restaurant, 3500 Truxtun Ave., 852-0493; Son Tropical, 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays. Tam O’Shanter, 2345 Alta Vista, 324-6774: Salsa dancing, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Chencho’s Bar & Grill, 2201 V St., 327-0190; Salsa Sundays, with a DJ, 3 to 10 p.m., salsa lessons are offered at 6 p.m. Sundays. $5 after 6 p.m.

Mariachi Camino Real Restaurant, 3500 Truxtun Ave., 852-0493; Mariachi Imperial, 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays.

Oldies KC Steakhouse, 2515 F St., 3229910; Jimmy Gaines, Bobby O and Mike Halls, 6:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Old School Tam O’Shanter, 2345 Alta Vista, 324-6774; The Press featuring Benny and the Bunch, 8:30 p.m. Friday; The Press featuring Larry V., 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The Bistro After Dark, 5105 California Ave., 323-3905; Old School Saturdays with Noe G, 10 p.m. every Saturday. Ladies free/$10 cover.

Open Mic Vinny’s Bar & Grill, 2700 S. Union Ave., hosted by Robert Spalding, 7 to 11 p.m. Thursdays. myspace.com/vinnys_bar.

Rock Rockstarz Party Bar, 7737 Meany Ave., Suite B5, 589-6749; live bands, 9 p.m. every Thursday. Sandrini’s, 1918 Eye St., 3228900; The People’s Band, 9:30 p.m. Thursday; Hero’s for Ghosts, 9:30 p.m. Friday; The Architecture, 9:30 p.m. Saturday; County Club and Members Only, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. B. Ryder’s Sports Bar & Grill, 7401 White Lane, 397-7304; Hed P.E. and Big B, 3 p.m. Friday.

Elevation Lounge, 818 Real Road, 325-6864; Elevation 406, 9 p.m. Friday. Rockstarz Party Bar, 7737 Meany Ave., Suite B5, 589-6749; R.A.O. with The Aviators, 9 p.m. Saturday. No cover.

“Rock It Fridays,” 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. every Friday, DoubleTree Hotel, Club Odyssey, 3100 Camino Del Rio Court. 323-7111.

Farmers market, 4 to 7 p.m. Central Park at Mill Creek, 21st and R streets. Oildale Farmers Market, 3 to 6 p.m., northeast corner of N. Chester Ave. and Norris Road, Oildale. 868-0328. Treasure Hunters Roadshow, bring your collectibles, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Four Points Sheraton, 5101 California Ave. Free. 217-241-3170.

633-WINE. “Off the Hook,” musical drama about life in prison, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, The Empty Space, 706 Oak St. $20, buy tickets at brownpapertickets.com. The Band of Heathens, with special guests, 9 p.m., Fishlips Bar & Grill, 1517 18th St. $10 plus fee; 21 & over only. vallitix.com or 3225200.

Ska/reggae

Wednesday 8/11

B. Ryder’s Sports Bar & Grill, 7401 White Lane, 397-7304; Mento Buru and DJ Mikey, 9 p.m. Saturday. $5; 21 & over only.

Buck Owens Birthday Bash, featuring Darryl Worley, 6:30 p.m., Buck Owens Crystal Palace, 2800 Buck Owens Blvd. $71.50 to $101.50 plus fee, includes dinner. vallitix.com or call 3225200. Farmers Market, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Kern County Department of Public Health, 1800 Mt. Vernon Ave. 868-0328. Food & Wine Pairing Seminars, featuring 6 six wines paired with a plate of small bites, learn how food interacts with wine, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Imbibe Wine & Spirits Merchant, 4140 Truxtun Ave. $25 per person, per seminar. 633WINE. Gift & Home Decor Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brookside Senior Apartments, Clubhouse, 2605 Brookside Drive. 871-3340 or 6194153. Ladies Night, learn about stretching, bike fit, bike repair, nutrition and more, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Action Sports, 9500 Brimhall Road, Suite 400. 833-4000. Songwriters’ Showcase, hosted by Chuck Seaton and Billy Russell, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, The Prime Cut, 9500 Brimhall Road. 8311413.

Creative Corner Bazaar, featuring handmade items such as fabric art, kitchen accessories, quilts, children’s items and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Villas at Scenic River, 4015 Scenic River Lane. 871-3340 or 619-4153. Fight for Wrestling, with Brian “The Bandit: Cobb, Jon “The King of Late Night” Carson and many more, doors open at 5 p.m., fights begin at 6:30 p.m., CSUB, Icardo Center, 9001 Stockdale Highway. $35 to $150. All proceeds benefit CSUB wrestling. vallitix.com, vbotickets.com. Free How-to-Work Workshops, Saturday classes: 10 to 11 a.m. “Decorative Painting Solutions,”; 11 a.m. to noon “Do It Yourself Flooring Made Easy,”; 1 to 2 p.m. “Small Bath Updates,”; and Sunday class: 1 to 2 p.m. “Storage & Closet Organization Solutions,” Home Depot. homedepot.com or call 800-430-3376. Kern County European Travel Club, will have a sign-up meeting at 10 a.m., for the Tulip Time River Cruise in Holland and Belgium to take place on April 16, 2011, call Jim Engel at 399-6507. KRV Rotary Golf Tournament, 4-man scramble, prizes, sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m., shotgun at 9 a.m., Kern River Valley Golf Course, 9472 Burlando Road, Kernville. $20 members; $50 nonmembers. Includes lunch. Email pauljc1@mchsi.com or 760417-1008. “Off the Hook,” musical drama about life in prison, 2 p.m., Beekay Theatre, 110 S. Green St., Tehachapi. $20, buy tickets at brownpapertickets.com. Roller Skate for Ronald, fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Rollerama West, 7850 Brimhall Road. $10, includes admission, skate rental, one door prize ticket. 589-7555. Spanish Storytime, with Clara Castillo, 3 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 4001 California Ave. 6312575. Street Teams, opportunity to reach the hurting and needy parts of our community with food, love and prayer, 10:30 a.m., Jesus Shack, 1326 30th St. jesusshack.com or call 324-0638. Twilight at CALM, with a wildlife presentation, scavenger hunt, 5:30 to 8 p.m., CALM, 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway. Regular admission prices apply; CALM members are free. calmzoo.org or 872-2256.

Rock remixes

Trivia night Sandrini’s, 1918 Eye St., 3228900; Trivia Night with Dave Rezac, 10 p.m. Tuesdays.

Variety Cafe Med, 4809 Stockdale Highway., 834-4433; John Ranger & the Cougar Town Band, 8 p.m. Friday; Shades of Gray, 8 p.m. Saturday. Marriott Hotel at the Convention Center, 801 Truxtun Ave., 323-1900: In the Mixx with DJ Noe G, every Friday. 21 & over only. Golden State Mall, 3201 F St., Dance to Joe Loco, duet every Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS Monday 8/9 Kids Culinary Summer Camps with Chef Linda, for ages 7 to 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and ages 10 to 13, 2 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Urner’s Appliance Center, 4110 Wible Road. 396-8400. Senior Discovery Days, each Monday for seniors 60 and older receive 50 percent off admission, 10 percent discount in the gift store, CALM, 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway. 872-2256. Summer Camp, “Hmmm ... That’s Weird!” 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Ave. Half day: $115; $90, members. Full day: $200; $160 members. kcmuseum.org or 852-5050. Summer Camp at the YMCA, for ages 4 to 12, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. $25 per child, per day. 837-9622. Summer Day Camp, for ages 4 to 12, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, now until Aug. 20, Suburu School, 7315 Harris Road. $25 per day/per child. ymcaofkern.org or 837-9622.

Tuesday 8/10 Creative Corner Bazaar, featuring handmade items such as fabric art, kitchen accessories, quilts, children’s items and more, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Villas at Scenic River, 4015 Scenic River Lane. 871-3340 or 619-4153.

Thursday 8/12 Concerts by The Fountain, blues, rock and oldies with the Mike Montano Band, 7 to 9 p.m., The Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave. Mystery & Adventure Book Group, with host Marcia Stephens, 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, in the cafe, 4001 California Ave. 631-2575. Splish Splash Summer Fun Day, learn about and play in water (wear your bathing suit), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Ave. $2; members free. Additional game/ride tickets, 50 cents; $3 hot dog lunch. Reservations requested. Web site kcmuseum.org or call 852-5050.

Friday 8/13 Bakersfield Blaze vs. Visalia Rawhide, 7:15 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sam Lynn Ball Park, 4009 Chester Ave. $5 to $9. bakersfieldblaze.com or 716HITS. Wine Bar Flight, featuring 2007 Big Dog Cab — Flight I, Flora Springs Wild Boar Vineyard, Casa Piena and more, 4 p.m., Imbibe Wine & Spirits Merchant, 4140 Truxtun Ave. Tastes, $5 to $15.

Saturday 8/14

Yokuts Park Fun Run, practice racing and earn points, 7 a.m., Yokuts Park, Empire Drive off Truxtun Avenue. No fee. bakersfieldtrackclub.com or 2034196 or 391-7080.

Sunday 8/15 Eagles Fun Fair Membership & Car Show, for members, nonmembers and guests, 2 to 5 p.m., Eagles Hall, 1718 17th St. Free. Vendors welcome, 747-1628 or 324-9684. Fair Trade Store, with jewelry, baskets, gift items from Third World countries; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays; and 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, First Congregational Church, 5 Real Road. 327-1609. River Rafting for M.A.R.E., fundraising event, departure time 10 a.m. (more runs as needed), River’s End Rafting & Adventure Co., 15701 Highway 178. $25 per person (must mention M.A.R.E. to get rate), children ages 6 and up encouraged to attend. 866-3607238.

Monday 8/16 Summer Camp, “2010: A Space Odyssey,” 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Ave. Half day: $115; $90, members. Full day: $200; $160 members. kcmuseum.org or 852-5050. Summer Camp at the YMCA, for ages 4 to 12, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. $25 per child, per day. 837-9622.

Tuesday 8/17 WWE Smackdown Live, with The Undertaker, Rey Mysterio, Jack Swagger, Matt Hardy, Kofi Kingston and more, 6:45 p.m., Rabobank Convention Center, 1001 Truxtun Ave. $15 to $60. ticketmaster.com or call 800-7453000. Faire in the Park, with food booths, arts and crafts, entertainment, peddler's faire, children's corner and more, 6 to 9 p.m., Central Park at Mill Creek, 21st and R streets. 325-5892.

Thursday 8/19 Concerts by The Fountain, old school and funk with Truce, 7 to 9 p.m., The Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave.

Friday 8/13 Bakersfield Blaze vs. Visalia Rawhide, 7:15 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sam Lynn Ball Park, 4009 Chester Ave. $5-$9. bakersfieldblaze.com or 716-HITS. “Off the Hook,” musical drama about life in prison, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, The Empty Space, 706 Oak St. $20, buy tickets at brownpapertickets.com. The Band of Heathens, with special guests, 9 p.m. Friday, Fishlips Bar & Grill, 1517 18th St. $10 plus fee; 21 & over only. vallitix.com or 322-5200.


Bakersfield Californian 'Eye St.' Entertainment / 8-5-10