BAKERSFIELD - 'What's Happening' Kern County? Here's a list of fun events happening in Bakersfield and Kern County on Saturday, May 24, Sunday, May 25 and Memorial Day, Monday, May 26.
To find out 'What's Happening' on weekends, watch 23ABC's weekend morning show with Lindsey Adams on Saturdays and Sundays at 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.
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Saturday, May 24, 2014
In honor of Memorial Day, Kern County residents will be honoring American heroes by placing 1,000 flags to remember military men and women. Volunteers will start setting up the flags at 7 a.m. at the Park at River Walk. The display opens for the public at 11:30 p.m., followed by a program that begins with the national anthem at noon and a special ceremony with area organizations and military families.
Enjoy the critically acclaimed romantic comedy "Le Week-End" today at the Maya Cinemas as part of the Theater's Indie Film Festival. The movie tells the story of British coupl who return to Paris many years after their honeymooon in an attempt to revitalize their marriage. The film starts at 10 a.m. Tickets are just $6. The Maya is located at 1000 California Ave.
GOLDENT STATE FARMERS MARKET
If you're looking for locally grown fruits and veggies, check out the Farmer's Market today at the Golden State Mall on F Street. They have a variety of farm fresh items, jams, jellies and baked goods. There's even a swap meet with arts and crafts, too. It runs from 8 a.m. until noon.
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
Stars Theater Restaurants presents "Kiss of the Spider Woman" starting this weekend. There are performances on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday's performance is at 6 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.
It's another Saturday night of races at the Bakersfield Speedway. Tonight's races include street stocks, hobby stocks, hard tops and more. Gates open at 4:00 am. and the races start at 6:00 a.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and military and $5 for kids ages six through 12. The Bakersfield Speedway is located at 5001 North Chester Ave.
FIRST ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY 5K
The Recreation Department in the city of Delano is holding its first annual Memorial Day 5K run. The run will start at 8 a.m. and registration is $30 and free for veterans with proof of service.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
If you're a fan of orchestra or classical music, then come check out the final performance of the season by the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra. The free concert starts at 4 p.m. at the Country Oaks Baptist Church. The event will feature the young artist concert winner and the Tehachapi Symphonic Chorus. The music selection includes Brahm's Symphony no. 4 and Brahm's Love Song waltzes.
HAGGIN OAKS FARMERS MARKET
Looking for fresh and tasty seasonal fruits and vegetables? Then check out the Haggin Oaks Farmers Market today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors there have a selection of items including fruits, veggies, local honey, hummus, artisan breads and juices, too. The market is located in the parking lot of the Kaiser Permanenete on Ming Ave.
'BACK TO THE FUTURE'
You can also enjoy a special showing of the Oscar-winning film "Back to the Future" today at the Edwards Stadium 14. Michael J. Fox stars in the film about a teenage who is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean inventend by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown and must make sure his high-school-age parents united in order to save his own existence. The film starts at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $7 for kids and seniors.
BUENA VISTA MUSEUM PALEO DIG
You have the chance to be a paleontologist for a day with the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science. If you're a member or become a member, you can join the museum filed guides on an adventure to the quarries near Shark Tooth Hill. The cost is $85 for the day. To reserve a spot, click here .
Man convicted of second degree murder sentenced
A man convicted of choking his wife who later died in the hospital has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Reminder: Don't drink & drive
The Kern Avoid DUI Task Force will be conducting a DUI and driver's license checkpoint in the greater Bakersfield area on Saturday, March 7.
BPD: Woman wanted for forgery at Bank of America
The Bakersfield Police Department is asking the community for help in identifying and locating a woman wanted for forgery.
Junior League celebrates 50 years of service
The Junior League of Bakersfield is celebrating their 50th anniversary by donating a $50,000 grant to a local nonprofit.