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The Bakersfield Californian Thursday, February 14, 2013

Eye Street Editor Jennifer Self | Phone 395-7434 | e-mail jself@bakersfield.com

Index Houston Jones .......................................... 18 Ticket Roundup ........................................ 19 Arts Alive.................................................. 20 Furry Paws and Foggy Nights .................. 21 The Lowdown with Matt Munoz.............. 22 Help Cupid Shoot Out Cancer dance ...... 23 Annual Citrus Tasting ............................ 24 Calendar .............................................. 26-29

Need a shot of Whiskey? Sure you do, and Kernville is happy to oblige with festival BY STEFANI DIAS Californian assistant lifestyles editor sdias@bakersfield.com

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ohn Wayne, Roy Rogers, Humphrey Bogart and countless others have walked the trails of the Kern River Valley, but the real star of the area is Kernville itself. Thousands will flock there this weekend for Whiskey Flat Days, which will pay tribute to the area’s cinematic and musical past and present. This year’s theme — “Music on Movie Street” — tips its 10-gallon hat to the dozens of westerns filmed on an actual stretch of road (dubbed “movie street”) and beyond, starting with “The Forbidden Trail” in 1923. “There were so many westerns filmed here in the old days,” said Cheryl Borthick, president of the Kernville Chamber of Commerce, which puts on the festival. “They’re pretty ancient. We were talking about old Kernville.” Plans to screen some of the old films over the holiday weekend fell through, but guests can set the scene by visiting the Whiskey Flat Encampment, which celebrates a decade in operation. Re-enactors depict 1800s life for townfolk, mountain men and American Indians, from “horse doctor’n” to hut building. Speaking of horses, many will put their skills to the test, along with cowboys and cowgirls, at the popular Whiskey Flat Days Rodeo. The event runs Saturday and Sunday, but the fun starts today at 5 p.m. with the cowboy auction. “Everybody goes out to dinner. It’s a good night out,” said auction organizer Tony Cain. “When people get to the rodeo, they have something involved in it.” Gathering at the Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights, community members will support valley roping and barrel racing teams by bidding on pairs to win this weekend. Bidders collect 50 percent, 30 percent or 20 percent of the pool if their team places first, second or third, respectively. The auction has been around more than 30 years, with Cain in charge for about half that time. Along with organizing, he’s up for auction as one of the ropers. And

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Julie Porter, left, and her daughter, Jessica James Porter, lead their pack mules, loaded with supplies, through the Whiskey Flat Days encampment in Kernville at last year’s event. This is a re-enactment of the 1800s Old West Day.

he said picking teams can be serious business. “I pick my two partners. They rope quite a bit. They (other cowboys) know who they want. There are husbands and wives, but they don’t usually rope together. If he misses, she’ll yell at him.” Cain anticipates there will be 15 to 25 roping teams and about a dozen barrel racers up for auction. Along with team roping and barrel racing, the rodeo, put on by Cotton Rosser’s Flying U Rodeo Co. out of Marysville, offers a variety of contests that draw competitors from across the West. “For cowboy races, they come from Idaho, Montana. In the wild horse race, it’s a four-man team. They are trying to saddle the horse. Guys get pretty banged up.” Other events include bull and sheep riding, calf scramble and junior barrel racing. Although the weather is expected to be calm, Cain said even in adverse conditions everyone has a good time.

“Whiskey Flat is just a muddy mess. It’s a lot of fun. ... Cotton Rosser, they put on a great event. People who have been here have always come back. They put on a heck of a show.”

Music and more Although music has always been a part of Whiskey Flat Days, it takes a bigger role to play up this year’s “Music on Movie Street” theme. The highest position of honor is during Saturday’s parade. “For our grand marshals, we have Out of the Blue, featuring mandolin player and Kern Valley High graduate Mike Gallagher; and the Sweet Adelines. ... We’ve been here 40 years in the Kern Valley,” Borthick said of the female singing group’s local chapter, of which she is co-director. Organizers selected those groups “because both of those genres of music (bluegrass and barbershop harmony) are American art forms.” “Down in Riverside Park, there Please see FLATS / 23

WHISKEY FLAT DAYS When: Friday through Monday; hours vary

1 p.m.: Rodeo, open team roping, calf scramble and more; continues 1 p.m. Sunday Where: Kernville; locations 2 p.m.: First heat of the frog vary jumpin’ contest held at Piute Admission: Free Drive by center stage; finals at 11:30 a.m. Sunday Information: 760-376-2629 Full calendar of events: 7 p.m.: Street dance on Piute kernvillechamber.org Drive with music by Obsidian; Whiskey Flat melodrama Partial list of events (“The Rat-Catcher’s DaughSaturday ter” or “Kern Valley Daze”) at Kernville Elementary School 7 to 10 a.m.: Breakfast, $7 a plate, tickets at the door. Kern Sunday River Masonic Lodge, 562 11:30 a.m.: Final heat of the James Road. Turn uphill past frog jumpin’ contest, Piute James Store. Drive by center stage 11 a.m.: Whiskey Flat Days 12:30 p.m.: Old-fashioned parade, with grand marshals 1860s costume contest Out of the Blue bluegrass band and the Sweet Adelines 2 p.m.: Old-fashioned whiskerino contest; pet Kern River Valley chapter; parade (sign up at noon) Sierra Way and Kernville Road; awards at 2:30 p.m. at 3 p.m.: Honorary Whiskey Flat mayor announced Circle Park Center Stage.


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Eye Street Jason Kotowski CALIFORNIAN STAFF WRITER

Dates that will live in infamy W

hen dabbling in Bakersfield’s dating scene, it helps to have an escape

plan. Seriously, arrive early and take special note of where the exits are. You never know when you’ll have to make a quick getaway. I’ve spent some time in the city’s watering holes recently, and I think the search for someone special often results in meeting someone ... interesting. Part of it probably is my fault. Despite the presence of beer and music, maybe bars aren’t the best place to meet the opposite sex. Or maybe it’s just that the bars I choose to hang out at aren’t the best place to meet women. I should branch out to places where my shoes don’t stick to the floor and the house special is something other than

$2 mugs of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Whatever the reason, I’ve had a few close calls. More than once I’ve been grateful that the girl I just dropped off doesn’t know where I live. So what better day than Valentine’s Day to celebrate the beauty of love or, failing that, a few hours spent getting to know someone followed by the solemn resolve to never call that person again? Without mentioning names or locations, I’m going to provide a few tips, some telltale signs that scream “danger ahead.” While I usually don’t advocate lying, in these circumstances it’s often necessary. To end a night heading toward disaster, you might have to fib a little and say you suddenly

remembered you were supposed to help a friend move, or you left the dog outside, or Friday evenings are your designated time to commune with an entity known as Bazelzog the Righteous. No excuse is too pathetic. And let me address any charges of sexism right up front: The red flags listed below certainly are not gender specific. ■ If you’re a young professional, chances are you’re looking to meet another young professional. What you don’t want to hear when you ask your date what she does for a living is: “My job is trying to regain custody of my four kids.” While a noble undertaking, that response leads to about a dozen followup questions, the answers to which proba-

bly aren’t pretty. ■ If you’re halfway done with your first beer and she’s finished her third, either you’re an exceptionally slow drinker or she’s a lush. If you’re five minutes into the date, it’s the latter. ■ A first date is a time when two people should be getting to know each other’s interests and background. A background involving five arrests is a strong indication she may not be right for you. ■ Getting inundated with nearly a dozen texts the day after a first date may sound romantic. It’s not. End it before full-blown stalking ensues. ■ There’s nothing wrong with your date taking a minute to say “hi” to someone she knows. But she’s probably not interested if she walks out of the room with

that person, doesn’t return until 15 minutes later, and then says she was just catching up with her ex-boyfriend. ■ It’s usually a good sign if your date invites you inside. Walking into her living room and being greeted by her mother and five dogs makes it a slightly worse sign. Said mother then offering her daughter a not-legal-withouta-prescription mood-altering drug — followed by a white pill — is a sign to leave. And quickly. Nothing can be more fun than getting to know someone. Or more terrifying. So, buy some flowers, slap on a little cologne and hope for the best. And make sure you have a clear path to the nearest exit. These are Jason Kotowski’s opinions, not necessarily those of The Californian.

Let them sing your sweetie’s praises Still time to book chorus for public serenade THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

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quick phone call to have your sweetheart serenaded in four-part harmony today may be your ticket to a little two-part harmony tonight. And procrastinators can relax, just not too much: There’s still time to book this unique public declaration of Inside love, as long as More Valentine’s you call soon. events, Page 23 “We provide two songs, a gift and a card,” said Tamara Shimmin, team coordinator of South Valley Sound Chorus, which is affiliated with Sweet Adelines, an international organization of women singers who perform barbershop harmony. The chorus has been using Valentine’s Day as a clever way to raise funds for several years, Shimmin said. The ladies will go to businesses, homes, restaurants — basically anyplace they’re asked to, within reason. The fee is $35, the repertoire consists of barbershop standards like “Let Me Call you Sweetheart,” and the performance lasts five to seven minutes (as an added inducement, the client gets a brownie pop). “Usually if we get a big group, we embarrass them pretty well,” Shimmin said. “Most of them love it. They get really, really embarrassed. But then we hear later from people who bought it for them that they loved it. We get people who order it every year.”

THE SOUTH VALLEY SOUND CHORUS

The Singing Valentines South Valley Sound Chorus is available to serenade your loved one.

The chorus will get started at the exceedingly unromantic hour of 7:30 a.m. this morning, when the ladies perform at the “State of Downtown Breakfast” at the Bakersfield Marriott downtown. After that, the schedule is pretty flexible. “Last year was probably our lowest because of the economy,” Shimmin

said. “We had about 40, but in years past, we did 150. This year we lowered the price to help people out.” If clients really love the experience, Shimmin noted the 19-strong chorus is always looking for new members. “You don’t have to have a lot of experience or even talent. People can sing — it’s just a matter of learning how.”

Singing Valentines by South Valley Sound Chorus When: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Appointments still available, but call soon, 346-6190 Cost: $35, which includes two songs, a card and a brownie pop


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s the popularity of Americana music surges, so does the possibility for diluting some of its most sacred musical concepts. For Castro Valley-based quintet Houston Jones, which returns to Bakersfield on Sunday, straying from a path of musical purity for mainstream success has never been an option. After nearly a decade of alchemizing American folk music, bluegrass, country, jazz — along with some seriously fiery pickin’ and humor-filled lived shows — they continue recruiting new fans, one stomp at a time. “We love to record, but the live show is what we live for,” said Houston Jones’ bassist Chris Kee during a recent phone interview. “We’re a very high-energy band. The thing that is the clincher is the ability to interact with an audience and sharing that experience. That’s what we love and what we value the most.” Coming together as mutual fans of acoustic jamming and improvisation, the group began as a

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duo featuring guitarists Glenn “Houston” Pomianek and Travis Jones. Together they took their act around the flourishing San Francisco Bay-area roots music scene, where they crossed paths with percussionist Peter Tucker, keyboardist Henry Salvia and Kee. “The Bay Area music scene is made up of a large metropolitan area, but the music scene is very incestuous. You kind of need a flow chart and Excel spreadsheet to follow it,” Kee said. All five members of Houston Jones have logged many miles performing with a variety of other projects, including Large and In the Way, The Waybacks and others. “We bring a lot of influences to the mix because of our experience. I have a classical music background, Glenn is just a great blues player, Travis has got a background in gospel and country music, Henry is from Detroit. He brings a lot of that sensibility with him, R&B and pop. Those types of fingerprints end up on everything we do, like a sort of alchemy.” Houston Jones’ latest CD, “Queen of Yesterday,” epitomizes the sound their live shows have helped hone. From the mid-tempo blues

Houston Jones When: 4 p.m. Sunday Where: Metro Galleries, 2001 H St. Admission: $25. Wine and light appetizers will also be served during the show. Information: 6349598 or email hbenham@bakersfield.com

of opening track, “Angels on the Ridgepole,” to the quiet beauty of “I Found a Heart,” and sweet shuffle of “Lone Star Smile,” the album is a nice slice of Americana pie. The rest of the world seems to think so, too. Since its release in 2011, the CD has become an indie global success story of sorts. In the process, the group’s back catalog has also been rediscovered. “We’ve had people listening and reaching out to us in places like Prague, where we were getting airplay. I’d already written some songs with a Middle Eastern feel about the conflict in the Middle East, so we were getting airplay on this station on the border of Israel and Lebanon. There’s been some of that happening. The web has opened up the world to us. It’s just remarkable how that’s worked for a group

like us. You never know who’s listening.” Kee also said the new world of music delivery — which skews younger — has delivered new ears. “I think it’s great. What I think it speaks to is a core power and truth and honesty to the American roots music where that comes from. It has a sort of universal power and authority to it, and I think it’s great that there’s a new, younger generation that is picking that up and appreciating it.” It’s also required a more intense marketing plan as live bills have started becoming cramped. “A lot of young groups popping up are beginning to elbow us out from festival appearances that we otherwise make. But I think in the larger scheme of things it’s a great development. No hard feelings.” Despite the risk of overexposure and becoming too gimmicky, bands will always have room for a banjo, accordion or mandolin, Kee said, ensuring the genre will continue to flourish. “There’s a lot of young bluegrass geniuses coming to the scene and that promises that this music is going to continue coming out rather than become a historical document.”


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Tracy Lawrence, shown in a concert at the Santa Barbara County Fair in 2011, appears at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace on April 10.

March 10: New Directions Veterans Choir, presented by Bakersfield Community Concert Association, 3 to 5 p.m. $60 for three remaining concerts. bakersfieldcca.org or 205-8522 or 589-2478. March 23: Jeff Dunham, 5 p.m. $42.50. April 4: “West Side Story,” 7:30 p.m. $37.50-$60. April 14: Jim Whitter starring in “Feeling Groovy,” presented by Bakersfield Community Concert Association, 3 p.m. $40 for two remaining concerts. bakersfieldcca.org or 2058522 or 589-2478. May 17: Juanes, 8 p.m. $27.50 to $73. June 4-5: Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing, 7 p.m. Tuesday; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday. $10 to $33. June 26: Victoria Justice “Here’s 2 Us Summer Tour,” 7 p.m. $17.50-$53.

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Art all around; seeing it is the key CSUB project opens students’ eyes

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When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. today Where: Russo’s Books, 9000 Ming Ave. Admission: Free Information: 665-4686

aking an abstract idea and turning it into a tangible object you can see, touch — and, in some cases, even hear — is a challenging task. Yet that’s what visiting artist Adria Julia asked seven Cal State Bakersfield students to do six weeks ago when he posed the question: What is a campus? Their responses — in photos, descriptive text and 60-second videos — will be presented as an artistic installation Saturday at CSUB’s Todd Madigan Gallery. In an age when getting an instant digital picture with your cellphone or a point-and-shoot camera is literally a snap, Julia introduced another technique: a camera with film that had to be developed. “None of them had used a 35mm camera before,” Julia said. “The students are used to immediately seeing the image — with this they had to wait to see the images and this gave them time to think about it and to work on the narrative.” At the start of the winter quarter the 38-year-old Julia, a native of Barcelona, Spain, and the students toured the campus. He asked each one to show him their favorite building on campus, and then to think about the structure’s history as well as its form and function. “Mine was Donahoe Hall because most of my classes are there,” said Karen Dever, an art major who plans to graduate in June. Like many others, Dever had walked through the doors of DDH, as it’s often referred to, hundreds of times but never noticed a large portrait of its namesake that hangs on one wall. “So I asked myself, who was Dorothy Donahoe and why is that portrait there?” she said. “Then I started doing research and learned how involved she was in the community, and then I found out that the California Education Act is named for her and that was fantastic.” Doing research is part of the project.

‘Adria Julia: Campus’ Opening reception: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday Where: CSUB, Todd Madigan Gallery, 9001 Stockdale Hwy. Admission: Free Information: 654-2238

Oral History Workshop When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Beale Memorial Library,Tejon Room, 701 Truxtun Ave. Admission: Free Information: 868-0745 PHOTO COURTESY OF CSUB

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Adria Julia is the innovative artist behind the installation going up in the Madigan Gallery. The show is called “Campus,” and features a concept he created: a camera with film that had to be developed.

When: 7 p.m. today Where: First Congregational Church/UCC, 5 Real Road. Admission: Free Information: 327-1609

Between Saturday and March 9, when the exhibition ends, the students will act as docents in the gallery, explaining the work to visitors and answering questions. Julia also will be on hand to greet and converse with visitors at the opening reception. During a phone conversation with the artist, who lives in Los Angeles, I asked what surprised him most about the project. “I liked the interaction with the students; they are involved in every stage of the process,” he said. “And I worked a lot in the archives at the library,” learning about the history of CSUB. In a collaborative press release, the students said Julia’s personal work is focused on three major areas: travel and experience, observing regulated behavior, and how the individual interacts with the collective. In “Campus,” the release continues, “we see these tropes at work, giving new meaning to our campus seen through the eyes of the artist and the students — an interaction has taken place and new revelations shown.” Madigan curator Joey Kotting emphasized the value of the students’ opportunity to assist an artist of Julia’s stature, noting that he has had solo shows in Dublin, London, South Korea and Madrid, as well as in Los Angeles and the Orange County Museum in Newport Beach. “To be an artist’s assistant you get a better education,” the curator said. “It’s almost like being an

Information gleaned from the archives at the Walter Stiern Library was the basis for the text several students wrote to accompany their photos. Another student, Mariah Sherman Graham, found that working with Julia helped her to look at the campus in a different way. “Every student has a different perspective about their experience here,” she said. “Everybody has their own little bubble they live in.” Ken Taylor, on the other hand, took photos of inanimate objects as if they were “seeing” the campus. For one shot he placed the camera inside an open locker with the lens looking outward. In another, he perched the camera on top of an orange construction cone and got a picture of people walking by with only their feet and lower legs showing. He used the camera’s timing device to snap the shutter. This week, the whole class, which includes Elizabeth Crum, Steve Garcia, Brandon Landers and Ana Sianez, is involved with installing the exhibit.

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

apprentice.” “Campus” is the fourth exhibition created at the Madigan Gallery by an artist invited to work with art students. Its purpose is to give them first-hand experience on what it is like to develop a show from conception to completion. “We’re not here just to make pretty pictures,” Kotting said. “The whole idea is to get students to really think for themselves.”

Dead Poets event This evening at Russo’s Books, about 10 local poets and writers will read selections from their favorite poets of the past. It’s the second annual event of “Dead Poets Live,” which grew out of last year’s observance of National Poetry Month. The readers will also honor Kevin Shah, coordinator of the group, who is scheduled to receive an award this afternoon for two projects he organized in October 2012: Mango Street Poetry Slam and Mango Monologues. Both were performed at The Empty Space and were related to the First Book, First Bakersfield selection for that year. Teresa Twisselman of the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office notified Shah of the honor. “The award is the Celebrate Literacy Award given by the International Reading Association,” Twisselman said. “You were nominated by our local chapter, the Kern Reading Association.”

Oral history tips If you have thought about doing a family history but aren’t sure how to go about it, a free workshop Saturday at the Beale Memorial Library may be just what you need to get started. Local history librarian Chris Livingston will talk about techniques for making oral as well as written histories. He will also provide information about preserving tapes, videos and digital recordings to share with future generations. Incidentally, the Beale also has a Genealogy Room, which has numerous research documents such as lists of passengers on ships that arrived in New York, San Francisco and other American ports in the 19th century. It is staffed by volunteers who can help you with your search. In addition, official census documents as well as birth, death and marriage records can be retrieved via databases available on the library’s public computers.

Jason and deMarco If you’re looking for a special Valentine evening, the pop duo Jason and deMarco will give a concert — on their southwest U.S. tour titled “Celebrating Families of Diversity” — from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at First Congregational Church, 5 Real Road. Along with their music, the singers will share their journey to fatherhood. Admission is free, but offerings will be accepted.


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Sheet music autographed by Taylor Swift is among the items available at the Furry Paws and Foggy Nights fundraiser.

Celebs give star power for SPCA’s pet cause Auction items appeal to music lovers, but animals real stars BY MIRANDA WHITWORTH Contributing writer

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f a love for animals isn’t enough to make folks sit up and take notice of the Furry Paws and Foggy Nights event Friday, how about Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift? No, the biggest names in pop haven’t signed on to walk the red carpet. But they have contributed autographed materials for an enticing auction that includes a guitar autographed by a slew of country stars, a NASCARthemed holiday and a serene getaway to Costa Rica. Tantalizing This acoustic guitar is packages like signed by 15 country those — and the artists including Sha- chance to help nia Twain, Garth reduce Kern’s pet Brooks, Kenny Ches- overpopulation — ney and Willie Nelson. have made the annual event, now in its fourth year, a hot ticket. “Last year on the final day before the party we were calling the Petroleum Club begging for more food because people were calling in asking if they could still come,” said organizer Chuck Nordstrom, who has been in charge of the event since its inception. “It’s really grown into such a nice event.” Attendees will enjoy a gourmet steak dinner and music from members of the Bakersfield Jazz Workshop, but the live and

Furry Paws and Foggy Nights When: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday Where: The Petroleum Club, 5060 California Ave. Admission: $100; $750 for a table of eight. Information: 323-8353 ext. 2

silent auctions are the main attraction. A sampling of what to expect: • Signature Dooney & Bourke purses. • A “custom-designed Victorian-style dog house built by a local contractor. It’s over the top when it comes to dog houses.” • The NASCAR Experience package, which includes airfare and accommodations for two and the chance to take one of the fast cars out for a spin. • A week in a condo in Costa Rica. • An acoustic guitar “signed by 15 country-western artists. People like Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson.” • Sheet music autographed by Taylor Swift and an autographed picture of Justin Bieber Nordstrom is banking on the wide range of options to help push this year’s fundraising totals over the top. Proceeds from Furry Paws and Foggy Nights will go to the Bakersfield SPCA to help with everything from day-to-day operations to specific programs, including low-cost spay and neuter clinics (the next clinic will take place March 2 and will spay or neuter 20 small dogs and 100 cats). Nordstrom is looking forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces and some new ones Friday night. “People who joined us in years past and have just kept coming, and new people who will be there for the first time — it’s been just great to watch this event grow year after year. And we will definitely try to squeeze anyone in at the last minute if we can.”

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Owens’ legacy still holds sway Production company nominated for awards

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Roy Clark and his band play in front of a packed house at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in May. Buck Owens Productions has received three nominations for the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, announced Wednesday.

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Bakersfield Sound pioneer Red Simpson will be saluted at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville on Feb. 23.

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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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drummer Dave Wulfekuehler and vocalist Kim McAbee. Monty Byrom and Buddy Alan Owens, who rotate as lead singer at the Palace most weekends, will not be performing but will return to their regular schedules in March. The Crystal Palace concert schedule is looking impressive, with upcoming shows by Austin Americana quintet Reckless Kelly on Feb. 23, former Staind rock vocalist-gone-country Aaron Lewis on March 5, “American Idol” season 9 finalist Casey James on March 14, the newly reunited Mavericks on March 25, and Tracy Lawrence on April 10. Tickets for all shows are on sale. Friday’s show with the Buckaroos begins at 7:30 p.m. Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace is located at 2800 Buck Owens Blvd. For information call 328-7560 or visit buckowens.com.

Bill Cosby sold out Ticketless fans with late plans to attend Friday’s appearance by comedy legend Bill Cosby at the Fox are out of luck. According to Fox Theater representatives, the show sold out two weeks ago; however, there is a remote chance that a few seats may be released for purchase before the show. Those feeling lucky can call the box office at 324-1369 or stake out the ticket office in your loudest Cosby sweater.

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t’s been a big week for Buck Owens Productions. Nominations for the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced Wednesday, and Owens Productions garnered three nod, including Nightclub of the Year, medium market Radio Station of the Year for KUZZ, and the Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year for Crystal Palace staffer Jerry Hufford, his first such nomination. The Crystal Palace previously won the ACM nightclub honor in 1997, 2004 and 2006. KUZZ won the ACM medium market award in 1999 and 2009, and KUZZ onair personalities Steve Gradowitz and Geoff Emery won last year for medium market on-air personality of the year (tying with a duo from back East). The Academy of Country Music Awards will be held April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and broadcast that evening at 8 p.m. on Bakersfield CBS affiliate KBAK-TV, Channel 29. Another milestone will be marked at the Crystal Palace on Friday with a special one-nightonly reunion for the Buckaroos, with the return of guitarist Terry Christoffersen to the stage. This is Christofferson’s first official appearance with Buckaroo keyboardist Jim Shaw and bassist Doyle Curtsinger since he took a break from the group for health reasons in 2011. Christoffersen, Shaw and Curtsinger will be joined onstage by guitarist Chuck Seaton,

son will be saluted at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville on Feb. 23. According to a press release, Simpson, 78, will be the subject of the museum’s quarterly programming series “Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters.” The program will feature an in-depth live interview and performance by Simpson inside the museum’s Ford Theater. The “Poets and Prophets” series honors songwriters who have made significant contributions to country music history. Other honorees include country music icons Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, Hank Cochran and others. The program is presented in support of the museum’s exhibition “The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and California Country,” which runs through 2013. The show will stream live at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23 at countrymusichalloffame.org. Last year a mammoth five-disc box set of Simpson’s recorded works, titled “Hello, I’m Red Simpson,” was released by Germany’s Bear Family Records just before his 78th birthday. Simpson still performs weekly at Trout’s honky-tonk as he’s done for nearly 20 years.

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Cupid aims arrows at cancer with benefit BY MIRANDA WHITWORTH Contributing writer

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he Help Cupid Shoot Out Cancer dinner Friday is a postValentine’s Day celebration that’s giving attendees a chance to prolong the romance while helping one family in their fight against cancer. Proceeds from the event will benefit a Relay for Life group —Team Hope — in their efforts to raise money for the May event. The team, made up of a closeknit group of friends and family, has participated in Relay for Life off and on for several years, but efforts kicked into high gear in 2010 when three family members were diagnosed with cancer in a six-month period. Teresa Martinez was the first member of the team to receive devastating news when her daughter Madelyn — 13 months old at the time — was experiencing chronic ear pain. A subsequent seizure required a trip to the emergency room. “We found out she didn’t have an ear infection and that there was something going on neurologically. We had to take her to Children’s Hospital in Madera, and within five days we found out she had cancer.” Madelyn was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a condition that attacks the nervous system and most often occurs in infants. Two month later,

Help Cupid Shoot Out Cancer When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: The Nile Night Club, 1721 19th St. Admission: $25 Information: 859-8452

Martinez’s cousin Jorge Montes was diagnosed with testicular cancer and that summer, Martinez’s aunt, Judy Colbert, received word that she had breast cancer. The domino effect was devastating for relatives, Martinez said, but it also served to galvanize them. “We had been taking part in Relay for Life but not that consistently. After all of that we decided that we really needed to do something. So ever since 2010, we have been really hitting it hard to raise as much money as we can to help find a cure.” Madelyn, Jorge and Judy are now cancer free, but that good news hasn’t put Team Hope’s efforts on the back burner. Though the Valentine’s dance is a first for Team Hope, the family is experienced at turning parties into major fundraisers. The group hosts a pub crawl every March, bringing hundreds together for a good time

and a good cause, and members sell candy and other items throughout the year. Martinez said the hard work really adds up. “Last year with the pub crawl and all of the other stuff we did we were able to raise about $9,000 and this year, because of the dance, we really want to raise about $15,000. That’s our goal.” Martinez added that Team Hope will donate a portion of the proceeds raised to local radio personality and breast cancer survivor Nikki Reyes. “We heard about her condition last fall and we just really wanted to help her pay her medical bills. So we are going to give some of the money we raise at the dance and our upcoming pub crawl to her.” With their eyes on Friday and their Relay for Life efforts, Team Hope has a new reason to target cancer: a fourth member of the family has been diagnosed. “This year my grandmother was diagnosed with stage four cancer and it has been super hard on all of us. But we are such a closeknit family we know that we can get through this and we want to be able to help other families that are going through this as well.” The Nile has donated the use of the venue and the dinner, a traditional meal of enchiladas, rice and beans.

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will be local bands all weekend long playing. And most of it (music) is in the parade, other than what is in the park.” Along with Out of the Blue, other groups performing in Riverside Park are Another Roadside Attraction, Wonderland Soup Kitchen, Jest Reason, Downfinger, Allasso and Fight Like This. Also on the roster are the usual activities, such as the children’s carnival; pet, costume, whiskerino and frogjumping contests; and the results of the race for Whiskey Flat honorary mayor. The race is between Sharp Shootin Jami (Jami Ward) and Tee Totalin’ Tony (Tony Julio) who, like all Whiskey Flat mayoral candidates, are raising funds in part to benefit a nonprofit. Ward selected Kern Valley Youth Football & Cheer while Julio is supporting Southern Sierra Council Boy Scout Troop 690 and Small Miracles, which assists families of children with cancer. Forty percent of what the candidates earn goes to their respective charities, Borthick said. Putting money and resources back into the community helps drive the annual event, but it’s all possible because of support from local businesses and residents.

“Without volunteers, we couldn’t do it. They have been astounding this year. I’m just blown away by it, when you think about what the chamber has done for the community. With all the help we get, we’ve given more than $150,000 back to the community to nonprofit organizations. People don’t know all the good we do.” Borthick, who spends much of the weekend busy serving customers at her namesake diner, said that it’s the passion to build a better community for generations to come that keeps her involved. “In November, I’m 70. I have six grandchildren and a seventh on the way in July. That’s why I try to make this a good community. It’s kept me going.” With clear skies predicted, Borthick is optimistic the valley will see the 50,000 visitors it has enjoyed the past few years. “The better the weather is the more people come, and the weather is promising. We could sure use the people. It’s been so slow. I’m not depressed, but the valley has been depressed. ... (Whiskey Flat Days) lets people know we’re here, we’re alive.” Cain also expects it to be a lively event. “It’s a good weekend. Especially if you want to get out of Bakersfield. And everyone wants to get out of Bakersfield.”

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itrus sales rep Bill Heisey has heard every conceivable lament from home gardeners, including: “How come I don’t get any oranges off my lemon tree?” Though he admits he can’t help with that particular complaint, everything else citrusrelated will be on the table Saturday at White Forest Nursery, where Heisey will conduct tastings, demonstrations and other presentations intended to help the home grower succeed. “Nothing smells better than an orange blossom,” said Heisey, who sells citrus on behalf of California-based nursery Four Winds Growers. And this is a man who knows his product. “I have about 19 varieties (of citrus) in my own yard,” said the Bakersfield resident. “The only way you can sell something is by knowing what you’re selling. I have a lemon tree that’s 35 years old.” Heisey will offer 16 or 17 types of citrus to taste, including five varieties of oranges, three or four Mandarin tangerines, three varieties of grapefruit, a tangelo, lime and possibly a kumquat. The tast-

Annual Citrus Tasting When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Where: White Forest Nursery, 300 Morning Drive Information: 366-6291 or whiteforestnursery.com

ings provide food for thought for people who aren’t sure of the fine distinctions in a class of fruit. Take the lemon, for example: “Most people buy the Eureka, the traditional lemon you buy in the grocery stores. But we’ll also have a Meyer lemon, which you rarely find in a grocery store. It’s a cross between a lemon and an orange. It’s sweeter than a lemon, but it’s not as versatile. There’s very little zest in the peel. “Also in the lemon category is the Buddha’s hand, which is a citron variety that dates back several thousand years to India. It’s not really something to eat. It’s all rind. But people into flavored vodkas use it for that.” The biggest trend in citrus — thanks to the genius Cuties ad campaign orchestrated by Paramount Farms — is the Mandarin orange. But why pay more at checkout for expensive marketing

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when you can grow a Mandarin and call it any clever nickname you choose? “Cuties are $2 a pound, where regular Mandarins are 79 cents a pound,” Heisey said. “With our navel orange varieties, we can give customers eight months of fresh navel oranges off of there trees, starting in October and ending about mid-June.” Heisey noted that, thanks to the Internet, most people are pretty up on their citrus when they go to buy their trees. But that doesn’t mean they don’t need help. The expert identified several potential traps that could sour even the most devoted citrus grower:

Dwarf vs. standard “One of the biggest misconceptions is that people think that a dwarf will get only 3 or 4 feet tall, but they can get 7 to 12 feet. Standard citrus trees get 15 to 35 feet. For residential, a standard tree is entirely too big. What good is it if it’s 25 feet tall and you can’t reach the fruit?”

Where to plant “Plant it in an area where water can be controlled. Don’t plant in a lawn area. People in our area

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Cara Cara oranges, a type of navel orange grown in California’s San Joaquin Valley, are available December through April.

really overwater. Because it’s 105 out there, they think everything needs to be watered every day, and not necessarily everything needs to be watered every day. “Planting it in the front yard, it can be an attractive nuisance — attracting kids to come steal it. A stolen orange tastes much better than a given one.”

Don’t get frozen out “One of the most important things about a freeze is when it happens: If it’s 25 degrees at 3:30 or 4 in the morning and then starts warming up, as opposed to 25 degrees at 9 or 10 at night and it stays cold for hours. Anything below 28 degrees is not a nice

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Feed me “Millions of people live here and there’s plenty of agriculture, but we’re essentially a desert. Citrus is not native to our area, so we have to bring up the soil. “Lack of a feeding program is another problem. People will come in with a whole bag of yellowed leaves and wonder what’s going on with the tree and it turns out they didn’t feed it last fall and, basically, it ran out of lunch.”

Best time to plant “From sunup to sundown — unless you’ve got a big flashlight.”

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Union, 9 p.m., Saturday $5. This triple bill of heavy rock and punk has weekend riot warrior written all over it. Bakersfield’s alternative trio Stockz and Blondz are a name to keep an eye out for this year, along with local punk veterans Hossbruten, who are bound to be as lovingly obnoxious as always. Ridgecrest’s the Barstool Saints have been regular visitors for a few years now and always pack a musical punch. Shout out some requests for Danzig on my behalf and see what happens. ’90s Music Tribute at Sandrini’s, 1918 Eye St., 9 p.m., Sunday, free, 322-8900. With songs from the decade that brought us grunge, flannel, nu metal, emo and Kenny G, every hipster hitting their 30s can join hands and sing along to a guaranteed blast from the past. Bust out your British Knights and LA Gear kicks for extra credit or, if you really feel brave, bring your Pog collection. Del the Funky Homosapien at B Ryder’s, 7401 White Lane, 8 p.m., Tuesday, $10, all ages, 397-7304. He may be the cousin of rapper Ice Cube, but Oakland hip-hop misfit Teren Delvon Jones, aka Del the Funky Homosapien, is one of the most revered names in hip-hop. After making his debut in 1991 with the album “I Wish My Brother George Was Here,” featuring the song “Mistadobalina,” Del rode a nice wave of popularity until hitting some temporary skids and disappearing from the stage. Today he’s back making the rounds and collaborating with some of rap and pop’s

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Healthcare Sue asked, “I am really confused about how to go about getting help for my Mom. Could you explain it to me?” Sue, it can be very confusing. Our Personal Care Assistants provide help with every day activities (bathing, meal prep, medication reminders, shopping, etc.). Our nurses and physical therapists provide care, directed by a physician, for any medical need. When a parent cannot safely continue to live at home, our Senior Placement service assists families with choices available in our community. What is nice is that we would assist you in making any change in the level of care your Mom may need by staying with the same company. Thanks for your question Sue.

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“Paint by Candlelight,” includes chocolates, strawberries and sparking cider, 6 to 10 p.m., Color Me Mine at The Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave. $20 per couple. bakersfield.colormemine.com or 664-7366. Guild House Valentine’s Day Dinner, five-course, 6 p.m., The Guild House, 1905 18th St. $65. Reservations, 325-5478. Harlem Globetrotters, 7 p.m., Rabobank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave. $21-$103 plus fee. ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. Red Cross New Volunteer Orientation, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., American Red Cross, Kern Chapter, 5035 Gilmore Ave. 324-6427. Singing Valentines by South Valley Sound Chorus, will perform for your valentine, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. $35. To schedule a performance, call 346-6190. Sixth annual Good for the Heart Singles Dinner, with raffles, prizes, mini speed dating session, mingling, dinner at 6 p.m., activities at 6:30 p.m., The Garden Spot, 3320 Truxtun Ave. Free but you need a ticket to attend. Tickets may be picked up from the Garden Spot from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. 323-3236. Valentine’s Day Comedy Show, hosted by Tyson Paul, Ernesto “E-Go” Gomez, with comedian James Davis, 7:30 p.m., On the Rocks, 1517 18th St. $10; $25 dinner/show packages for two. Visit facebook.com/ontherocksbakersfield. Jason & DeMarco Concert, 7 p.m., First Congregational Church/UCC, 5 Real Road. Free. 327-1609. Bingo, warm ups start at 5 p.m., with early birds at 6 p.m., regular games at 6:30 p.m., Volunteer Center of Kern County, 2801 F St. From $20 buy-in to “the works.” 395-9787.

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Bill Cosby, 7:30 p.m., Fox Theater, 2001 H St. $44-84 plus fee. vallitix.com or 3225200. Condors vs. Colorado Eagles. First 2,000 children 12 and under receive a Condors rope necklace Friday. The Dark Knight will sign autographs and pose for pictures Saturday. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Rabobank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave. $8 to $30. Tickets: Rabobank box office, bakersfieldcondors.com or 324-7825. Designer Good Stuff, featuring purses, shoes, accessories and clothing, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Bakersfield Discovery Shop, 5420 California Ave. 324-1359. Fish Fry for Life, 4 to 8 p.m., St. Francis Church, 900 H St. $10. Dine-in, drivethrough or take-out available. Proceeds benefit Right to Life of Kern County. Email marylee@rtlkc.org or 864-7508. Furry Paws & Foggy Nights, fine dining, music, live and silent auctions, 6 to 10 p.m., The Petroleum Club, 5060 California Ave. $100; $750 table of 8. 323-8353 ext. 2. Paleo Digs at the Ernst Quarries, 8 hours of hunting per day, keep all teeth and fossils (some exceptions apply), Friday through Sunday, Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, 2018 Chester Ave. $85 single day; $160 two-day; $225 three-day. Attendees must be members of the museum. 324 Valentine’s Celebration, dinner and dance, music by Prisoners of Love, DJ Joe Sanchez, 5 p.m. to midnight, Eagles Hall, 1718 17th St. Free. 324-9684. Whiskey Flat Days, Wild West encampment, carnival rides, frog jumping contest, food and crafts booths, gold panning, music,

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Tyson Paul hosts the Valentine’s Day Comedy Show at 7:30 tonight at On the Rocks. Valentine’s Day Comedy Show, hosted by Tyson Paul, Ernesto “E-Go” Gomez, with comedian James Davis, 7:30 p.m. this evening, On the Rocks, 1517 18th St. $10; $25 dinner/show packages for two. Visit facebook.com/ontherocksbakersfield. games, noon to sundown Friday; 9 a.m. to sundown Saturday; 9 a.m. to sundown Sunday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Kernville. Free. 760-376-2629.

Saturday “How to Keep & Preserve Oral History” Workshop, for ages 12 and up, presented by Kern County Library historian Chris Livingston, 11 a.m., Beale Memorial Library, 701 Truxtun Ave. Free. “Our Words, Our Books,” guests Pat Tucker, ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Richard Jeanty, Kennedee Devoe, Lolita Files, Victoria Christopher Murray, 6 to 9 p.m., Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 R Street. $10, tickets at Russo’s, Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce. Eighth annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, honoring the 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees; 5 p.m.; 6 p.m. dinner; 7 p.m. raffle, Sycamore Canyon Golf Course, 500 Kenmar Lane, Arvin. $25; $30 at the door. 979-3103. A Celebration of African American Music, Michael Raney and Lawanda Smith of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra will musically trace the development of black music in the United States from early church and field songs to contemporary jazz, 11 a.m., Russo’s, 9000 Ming Ave. Free. Annual Citrus Tasting, demonstrations, learn the health benefits of citrus, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, White Forest Nursery, 300 Morning Drive. Free. Visit WhiteForestNursery.com or 366-6291. Assisteens’ 50th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration, 11 a.m., The Petroleum Club, 5060 California Ave. $35. Email assisteensofbakersfield@gmail.com or 323-0838 or 323-1317. Bakersfield Garden Club Meeting, discussing “Horticulture Hints,” a question and answer session by members, 9 to 11 a.m., Church of the Brethren, 327 A St. Free. Please see GO & DO / 27


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Bakersfield Speedway Awards Dinner & Ceremony, cocktails 6 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m., awards 8:30 p.m., inside Bakersfield RV Resort, 5025 Wible Road. $30. Reservations deadline is Feb. 11. Tickets must be pre-paid. No tickets will be sold at the door. 3933373. Color Me Rad 5K, Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 S P St. $45 by Jan. 25; $50 by Feb. 13. Visit colormerad.com/races/bakersfield.ht ml or 833-4917. East Bakersfield High School Hall-of-Fame, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Mariott Hotel, 801 Truxtun Ave. $85. 871-7221 or 565-7185. Electronic & Bulk Waste Recycling Event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Taft College, 29 Emmons Park Drive, Taft. Free. Email nlagness@yahoo.com or 8734011.

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This free Valentine’s dinner and singles event at The Garden Spot restaurant brought in 160 singles. Sixth annual Good for the Heart Singles Dinner, with raffles, prizes, mini speed-dating session, mingling, dinner at 6 p.m. this evening, activities at 6:30 p.m., The Garden Spot, 3320 Truxtun Ave. Free, but you need a ticket to attend. Tickets may be picked up from the Garden Spot. 323-3236.

Free Home Improvement Workshops, “Bath Updates: Decorative Tile Stripe Install,� 10 a.m., Home Depot locations. homedepot.com or call 800-430-3376. Help Cupid Shoot Out Cancer, 8 p.m., The Nile Theater, 1721 19th St. $25. vallitix.com or 322-5200.

4706; pets from the Shafter Animal Shelter; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., PetSmart, 4100 Ming Ave. $75, includes spay/neuter and vaccines. 746-2140. Seventh annual CSUB Alumni Hall of Fame Dinner, 6 to 9 p.m., The Petroleum Club, 5060 Califor-

Pet Adoptions, cats from The Cat People, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Petco, 8220 Rosedale Highway. $65 includes spay/neuter, vaccines and leukemia testing. 327-

nia Ave. $100; $700 per table.

Sunday Houston Jones, includes wine and hors d’oeuvres, 4 p.m., Metro Galleries, 1604 19th St. $25 at the door. Email hbenham@bakersfield.com.

“Spring Awakening� A New Musical, 8 p.m. today through Saturday, The Empty Space, 706 Oak St. $15; $10 students/seniors. 327-PLAY. “The Fisherman’s Wife,� presented by the Omnipresent Puppet Theater; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Gaslight Melodrama Theatre & Music Hall, 12748 Jomani Drive. $6. 587-3377. “The Good, The Bad & The Funny,� 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Gaslight Melodrama Theatre & Music Hall, 12748 Jomani Drive. $12 to $23. 587-3377. Improv Comedy Show, with Center For Improv Advancement, 8 p.m. Fridays, JC’s Place, 1901 Chester Ave. $5. 322-8209. Major League Improv, improvisational comedy show, appropriate for families, 6 p.m. Saturdays, The Empty Space, 706 Oak St. $10. 327-PLAY.

ART Artwork on Display, by Christina Sweet of “Curiouser and curiouser,� now through February, The Empty Space, 706 Oak St. 327PLAY. Art Classes, in drawing, watercolor, oils, color theory, for beginners and advanced, Bakersfield Art Association Art Center, 1817 Eye

St. 869-2320. Art for Healing program, classes that alleviate stress, resulting from illness, or grief. All classes are free but some suggest a donation and are held at Mercy Hospital, Truxtun Campus, Truxtun and A St. Visit mercybakersfield.org/ art or to register, 632-5357. Artwork on Display, for “Deliverance� by Christine McBride, now through February, nXcafee CoffeeClub & ArtHouse, 2995 N. Baker St. 303-4601 or 301-1362. Exhibits on Display, “Embracing Diverse Voices: 80 years of African American Art,� “You, Me, Them,� and “Texture of Place,� now through March 10, Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 R St. bmoa.org or 323-7219. Patti Doolittle, featured artist for the month of February, Dagny’s Coffee Co., 1600 20th St. 6340806. Stained Glass Classes, six-week class, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Juliana’s Art Studio & Gallery, 501 18th St. 327-7507. The Art Shop Club, a quiet place to paint, 9 a.m. to noon each Thursday, Friday and Saturday, The Art Shop, 1221 20th St. All mediums. New members and guests welcome. Visit facebook.com/pages/art-shop-club or 322-0544, 832-8845. Please see GO & DO / 28

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Youth Art Contest, for all Kern County students, ages 5 to 18, one entry per student. Entries must be filled out and emailed to Schillingartstudio@sbcglobal.net by Friday.

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MUSIC ’80s dance On the Rocks, 1517 18th St., 3277625; Members Only, 9 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday. $5. Best ’80s dressed couple wins free Rick Springfield tickets.

Blues Kern River Blues Society Jam, 2 to 8 p.m. every third Saturday, Trout’s, 805 N. Chester Ave. 8727517.

Classic rock Bellvedere Cocktail Lounge, 3090 Brundage Lane, 325-2139; Mystic Red, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. La Mina Cantina, 8020 District Blvd., 831-2777; Mugs Buzzler and Bill Pay, 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday; Elevation 406, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday; The John Hollins Band, 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday. classic rock. Long Branch Saloon, Long Branch Saloon, 907 N Chester Ave, 661-399-8494, Elevation 406, 9 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday. The Lone Oak, 10612 Rosedale Highway, 589-0412; Diver Down, 9 p.m. Friday; Really Big Midgets, 9 p.m. Saturday. The Old River Monte Carlo, 9750 Taft Highway, 837-0250; No Limit, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Comedy Elevation Lounge, 818 Real Road, 325-6864; Improv Tuesday - Live comedy with DJ after party, 9 p.m. Tuesdays. On the Rocks, 1517 18th St., 3277625; 7:45 p.m. Thursday. $5. Visit facebook.com/ontherocksbakersfield.

Country Ethel’s Old Corral, 4310 Alfred Harrell Highway, 873-7613; The Bluetooth Cowboys, 7 to 11 p.m. Friday; Nightlife, 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Trout’s & The Blackboard Stages, 805 N. Chester Ave., 3996700; Red Simpson, 7 p.m. Monday. Free. On the Rocks, 1517 18th St., 3277626; Vince Galindo, 7:45 p.m. Monday. Free. Visit facebook.com/ontherocksbakersfield. Sandrini’s, 1918 Eye St., 3228900; Vince Galindo, 9 p.m. Wednesdays.

Dancing Beginner Belly Dance Lessons, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays, Centre Stage Studio, 1710 Chester Ave. 323-5215. $45 regular session; $65 combo session. bakersfieldbellydance.biz.

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Harlem Globetrotter Flight Time Lang leads a group of visitors on a “Smile Patrol” around Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Monday. The Globetrotters will play tonight at Rabobank Arena. Harlem Globetrotters, 7 p.m. today, Rabobank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave. $21-$103 plus fee. ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. DoubleTree Hotel, Club Odyssey, 3100 Camino Del Rio Court, 323-7111; learn Salsa, Cumbia,  or West Coast Swing, 4 to 7 p.m. every Sunday. $5 per person, per lesson. 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. Greenacres Community Center, 2014 Calloway Dr., offers ballroom dance, East Coast swing (jitterbug) and Argentine Tango dance classes; $35, $45 for non-members. 322-5765 or 201-2105. Joaquin Squares, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Rasmussen Center, 115 E. Roberts Lane. $5. 324-1390, 325-3086 or 399-3658. Pairs and Spares Dance, with CRS Riders, 7 p.m. Friday, Rasmussen Senior Center, 115 E. Roberts Lane. $7; $9 nonmembers. 399-3575.

DJ Bellvedere Cocktail Lounge, 3090 Brundage Lane, 325-2139; DJ Brian, 7 to 11 p.m. Tuesday. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 3100 Camino Del Rio Court. 3237111; live in the mix: old school, ’80s ’90s music, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. every Saturday. Le Corusse Rouge, 4647 White Lane, 834-1611; with DJ Chill in the Mixx, 5 p.m. every Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday. On the Rocks, 1517 18th St., 3277625; DJ Oso, 9 pm. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday. Free. Visit facebook.com/ontherocksbakersfield. Rockstarz Party Bar, 7737 Meany Ave., Suite B5, 589-6749; DJ James, 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Free. The Bull Shed Bar & Grill, at Hotel Rosedale, 2400 Camino

Del Rio Court, 327-0681; with Meg, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Jazz Cafe Med, 4809 Stockdale Highway., 834-4433; Richie Perez, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Thursdays. Imbibe Wine & Spirits Merchant, 4140 Truxtun Ave., 633WINE; Mike Montano, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. King Tut, 10606 Hageman Road; live instrumental and vocal jazz, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Friday and Saturday. Free. Le Corusse Rouge, 4647 White Lane, 834-1611; Bakersfield Jazz Workshop, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Que Pasa Mexican Cafe, 2701 Ming Ave., 832-5011; Jazz Invasion, 9 to 10 p.m. every Saturday. The Nile, Jazz Music, 6 p.m. every Sunday. Cost $10 at 1721 19th St. 364-2620. Wine Me Up, 3900 Coffee Road, 588-8556, Mauro with Rico Velazquez and Jamie, 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Free.

Karaoke Banacek’s Lounge, 4601 State Road, 387-9224; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays. Bellvedere Cocktail Lounge, 3090 Brundage Lane, 325-2139; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursdays and Sundays. Best Western, 2620 Buck Owens Blvd., 327-9651; The Junction with host Mac Clanahan, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Big Daddy Pizza, 6417 Ming Ave., 396-7499; 7 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday; 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday. Cataldo’s Pizzeria, 4200 New Stine Road, 397-5000; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Cataldo’s Pizzeria, 6111 Niles St., 363-7200; 6:15 to 10:15 p.m. Tuesdays.

Chateau Lounge, 2100 S. Chester Ave., 835-1550; 9 p.m. every Saturday. City Slickers, 1001 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-4939; 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Don Perico Restaurant, 2660 Oswell St., Suite 133, 871-2001; 7 to 11 p.m. Thursdays. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 3100 Camino Del Rio Court; 3237111, 8 p.m. to midnight Tuesdays. El Torito Restaurant, 4646 California Ave., 395-3035, Karaoke with Irish Monkey Entertainment, 8 p.m. Saturdays. Elevation Lounge, 818 Real Road, 325-6864; 9 p.m. Wednesday. Ethel’s Old Corral, 4310 Alfred Harrell Highway, 873-7613; 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday. Iron Horse Saloon, 1821 S. Chester Ave., 831-1315; 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Julie’s The Branding Iron Saloon, 1807 N. Chester Ave., 6 to 10 p.m. every Friday. Le Corusse Rouge, 4647 White Lane, 834-1611; A to Z Karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Tuesdays. Lone Oak Inn, 8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at 10612 Rosedale Hwy. 589-0412. Long Branch Saloon, 907 N. Chester Ave., 399-8484; 8 p.m. every Wednesday. Magoo’s Pizza, 1129 Olive Drive, 399-7800; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Maria Bonita Mexican Restaurant, 10701 Highway 178, 3663261, 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays. All ages. McMurphy’s Irish Pub & Sports Bar, 14 Monterey St., 869-1451; 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesdays. Pour House, 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 4041 Fruitvale Ave. 589-9300. Pyrenees Cafe, 601 Sumner, 3230053; 8 p.m. to midnight Saturdays. Replay Sports Lounge & Grill, 4500 Buck Owens Blvd., 3243300; 8 p.m. every Wednesday. Rocket Shop Cafe, 2000 S. Union Ave., 832-4800; 8:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Rockstarz Party Bar, 7737 Meany Ave., Suite B5, 589-6749; 8 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays. Rocky’s Pizza & Arcade, 2858 Niles St., 873-1900; Joey Zaza’s Karaoke and Stuff, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Round Table Pizza, 2060 White Lane, 836-2700; 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Round Table Pizza, 4200 Gosford Road, 397-1111; 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Rusty’s Pizza, 5430 Olive Drive, 392-1482; 6:30 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday. Sky Bar and Lounge, 4208 Rosedale Highway, 633-1116, Karaoke with Ben Lara, 7 to 11 p.m. Tuesdays. Sports & Spirits, 6633 Ming Ave., 398-7077; 9 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays.

Syndicate Lounge, 1818 Eye St., 327-0070; with Alisa Spencer, 9 p.m. every Wednesday. Tejon Club, 6 to 10 p.m. every Saturday at 117 El Tejon Ave. 3921747. The Bull Shed Bar & Grill, at Hotel Rosedale, 2400 Camino Del Rio Court, 327-0681; 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. k The Junction Lounge, 2620 Buck Owens Blvd., 327-9651; 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The Old River Monte Carlo, 9750 Taft Highway, 837-0250; 8:30 p.m. every Thursday. The Playhouse Lounge, 2915 Taft Highway; 397-3599; 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays. The Prime Cut, 9500 Brimhall Road, 831-1413; hosted by Ed Loverr, 9 p.m. to midnight Friday. The Regent, 2814 Niles St., 8714140; 8:30 p.m. Fridays. The Wright Place, 2695-G Mount Vernon Ave., 872-8831, 8 p.m. every Thursday. Tomi’s Cowgirl Cafe, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, 1440 Weedpatch Highway. 363-5102. Trout’s & The Blackboard Stages, 805 N. Chester Ave., 3996700; 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Mariachi Camino Real Restaurant, 6 to 9 p.m. every Sunday at 3500 Truxtun Ave. 852-0493.

Open mic Fiddlers Crossing, 206 East F St., Tehachapi, 823-9994; 7 p.m. Wednesdays. $5. Juliana’s Art Cafe, listen to local performing artists, guitar and saxophone players, 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 501 18th St. 327-7507. Free. On the Rocks, 1517 18th St., 3277625; musicians, spoken word, poets, comedians, 8 p.m. every Wednesday, On the Rocks, 1517 18th St. Free.

Ska/Reggae B. Ryder’s Sports Bar & Grill, 7401 White Lane, 397-7304; Dub Seeds, Amity Flow, 9 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday. $5; Mento Buru, 9 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday. $5.

R&B Señor Pepe, 8450 Granite Falls Dr., 661-588-0385, Rebecca Aguilar and Lost Vinyl, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday. The Prime Cut, 9500 Brimhall Road, 831-1413; Rebecca Aguilar, Lost Vinyl, 9:30 p.m. Saturday. $5.

Rock B. Ryder’s Sports Bar & Grill, 7401 White Lane, 397-7304; Stockz and Blondz, Crooked Folk, Alone & Forsaken, 9 p.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. Friday. $5. 21 & over only; Del The Funky Homosapian, 8 p.m. Tuesday. $20; $22 at the door. All ages. Please see GO & DO / 29


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KC Steakhouse, 2515 F St., 322-9910; Jimmy Gaines, 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; Jimmy Gaines, Bobby O and Mike Hall, 6:30 to 11:30 p.m., featuring Glenda Robles, 8 to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Rockstarz Party Bar, 7737 Meany Ave., Suite B5, 589-6749; live bands, 9 p.m. every Thursday.

Soft rock Steak and Grape, 4420 Coffee Road, 5889463; 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Free.

Songwriters The Bistro, 5105 California Ave., 323-3905; Brent Brown, 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays. The Prime Cut, 9500 Brimhall Road, 8311413; Left Coast Groovies, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Trivia night Bellvedere Cocktail Lounge, 3090 Brundage Lane, 325-2139; 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Chuy’s, 2500 New Stine Road, 833-3469; 7 p.m. every Tuesday. On the Rocks, 1517 18th St., 327-7625; 8 to 10 p.m. Monday. Sandrini’s, 1918 Eye St., 322-8900; Trivia Night with Dave Rezac, 10 p.m. Tuesdays.

Variety Crest Bar & Grill, inside Bakersfield RV Resort, 5025 Wible Road, 833-9998; Steve Woods, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Golden State Mall, 3201 F St., 872-2037, Joe Loco Duet, 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

UPCOMING EVENTS Wednesday 2/20 CSUB Men’s Basketball, vs. South Dakota State, 7 p.m., Rabobank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave. $5-$50. gorunners.com or 654-BLUE. Kern Audubon Society, bird walk at Truxtun Lake, 8:30 a.m., meet at the Kern River Parkway parking lot (near water tank) on Truxtun extension, just west of Mohawk St. Visit kernaudubonsociety.org or 805-0232. League of Women Voters, meeting, with speaker Nora Dediod of the Bureau of Land Management discussing gas and oil in Kern County, 5:45 p.m., The Petroleum Club, 5060 California Ave. $25. Email patti.jepsen.ak8b@statefarm.com or 6343773.

Thursday 2/21 “Bag It” Documentary Film, about environmental and health problems caused by plastics, discussion and refreshments to follow, 6 to 8 p.m., CSUB, Student Union, Multipurpose Room, 9001 Stockdale Highway. Free. “Ice Worlds,” 7:30 p.m., Bakersfield College, Planetarium, Math and Science Building, room 112, 1801 Panorama Drive. $6.50 adults; $4.50 students/seniors. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time, they will not be sold at the door. 395-4326. Condors vs. Stockton Thunder, $1 hot dogs and half price beer served through the end of the first intermission, 7 p.m., Rabobank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave. $8 to $30. Tickets: Rabobank box office, bakersfieldcondors.com or 324-7825. Free Admission Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, 2018 Chester Ave. 324-6350. Free Organ Recital, with Jim Page, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., St. Paul’s Anglican Parish,

2216 17th Street. You may purchase a lunch from the church or you may bring your own. 861-6020.

Friday 2/22 “Herstory II,” 11 p.m., The Empty Space, 706 Oak St. $5. 327-PLAY. “The Good, The Bad & The Funny,” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Gaslight Melodrama Theatre & Music Hall, 12748 Jomani Drive. $12 to $23. 587-3377. “The Slave Narratives,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Bakersfield Community Theatre, 2400 S. Chester Ave. $10. 831-8114. “The Vagina Monologues,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, The Empty Space, 706 Oak St. $25. 327-PLAY. 27th annual Bakersfield Home & Garden Show, noon to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 S. P St. $7 adults; $4 seniors; 12 and under free. From 4 to 7 p.m. Friday only, all attendees pay $4. ggshows.com or 800-655-0655. CSUB Guitar Arts, 7:30 p.m., CSUB, Music Building, Room 127, 9001 Stockdale Highway. $12; $8 seniors/alumni; $5 students. 654-3093. FLICS International Cinema Society, presents “Shun Li and the Poet,” 7:30 p.m., Bakersfield Fox Theater, 2001 H St. $5. flics.org or call 428-0354. Voice Recital, 7:30 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1900 Baker St. $10; $5 seniors/students; free for CSUB students with ID. 654-3093.

Saturday 2/23 “The Fisherman’s Wife,” presented by the Omnipresent Puppet Theater; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Gaslight Melodrama Theatre & Music Hall, 12748 Jomani Drive. $6. 5873377. Beginner DSLR Digital Camera Photo Class, with Kevin Brian Toohey, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Hart Park. $89. Limited space. Visit learnyourcamera.com/ workshops/2.htm. Condors vs. Ontario Reign, first 2,000 fans 5 and older, will receive a Condors cap, 7 p.m., Rabobank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave. $8 to $30. Tickets: Rabobank box office, bakersfieldcondors.com or 324-7825. CSUB Men’s Basketball, vs. Pacifica College, 7 p.m., CSUB, Icardo Center, 9001 Stockdale Highway. $5-$50. gorunners.com or 654-BLUE. Electronic Waste Recycling Event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bakersfield Homeless Center, 1600 E. Truxtun Ave. Free. Email nlagness@yahoo.com or 873-4011. Electronic Waste recycling Fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Alliance Outreach Office, 1921 19th St. Free. Email nlagness@yahoo.com or 873-4011. Jeanette Rogers-Erickson Heart Walk 2013, registration 7 to 8:30 a.m., walk 9 a.m., Kern Valley Hospital Foundation, 3340 Erskine Creek Road, Lake Isabella. $10 includes lunch. 978-8712. Jr. Roller Derby Scrimmage Fundraiser, carnival games, food, live band, prizes, scrimmage 10 a.m. to noon, carnival noon to 4 p.m., Rollerama, 1004 34th St. $5; 50 cents each for carnival tickets. Search Facebook Jr. Skaters for Life. Kids Free Day, CALM, 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway. 872-2256. Monthly Writing Workshops, join writers and college instructors for a series of workshops, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Beale Memorial Library, Tejon Room, 701 Truxtun Ave. Free. 868-0701.

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