Nothing to Do? Bakersfield Has PLENTY Going On This Weekend!

I seriously doubt this is everything, but there is a TON of stuff happening in Bakersfield this weekend! 


Friday, 4/20, Truxton Mile will be hitting B Ryders! Get more info HERE!

Saturday 4/21 is Record Store Day! This year, you can expect releases from AWOLNATION, David Bowie, a new single from Florence and the Machine, and stuff from The Cure! You can check out the special releases list for this year HERE!

Local places participating in Record Store Day include World Records and Going Underground! Going Underground will team up with Tiki-Ko for drink specials and World Records will have live music featuring Hate Drugs, Crimson Skye and more! Check out the article from The Bakersfield Californian for more about what local places are doing to celebrate HERE! 

Record Store Day

Also on Saturday, you’ve got:

The  7th Annual Relay For Life Benefit Tribute To The Ramones at Riley’s Tavern! More info can be found HERE!

Jay Smith Group and Marlon Mackey at Sandrini’s at 9! More info HERE!

Something super cool combining music and nerd culture is The Watchtower: Comic Book/Anime Con Hip Hop Concert on Saturday! This is something that is TOTALLY up Ruben from Nerd is the Word’s alley! Check out the schedule and info on how to get tickets HERE!

Charity and Community

Friday night at the Icardo Center at CSUB, it’s the 24th Annual Battle of the Badges! This yearly event benefits all of the amazing things that Bakersfield Police Activities League gets to do for kids at their after school program. Get more info on the event HERE! And learn more about all of the cool stuff BPAL does HERE!  

You can help clean up Bakersfield with the annual Great American Cleanup event! Keep Bakersfield Beautiful and volunteers can help clean up areas of town in honor of Earth Month. Get more info HERE!

On Sunday, 4/22, you have the Kern County Mega Adoption Event at Kern County Fairgrounds. Rescue organizations and shelters from all over Kern County are getting together and helping pets find homes…and you find a new family member. The event will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and you can get more info HERE!

Kern Mega Adoption


Yaaaay, the Mac and Cheese Fest is back on Saturday 4/22 at CSUB! Sample some of the best mac and cheese from Bakersfield, vote for your favorites, take in some beer and cider, and have a fantastic time! Get more info HERE! 

On Sunday, 4/22, Chabad of Bakersfield is presenting another Pop Up Jewish Deli! You best BELIEVE I am all about those kosher dogs, corn beef sandwiches, and pastrami. So, so, so good! Get more info HERE!


You can check out Ominipresent Puppet Theater’s production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears this weekend at the Gaslight Melodrama! Fun for all ages, hilarious, and fast paced! Get more info HERE! 

Caligari at The Empty Space opens this weekend! “Adapted and reinvented from the 1920 silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the stage production follows Francis, her quixotic betrothal to the beautiful Jane, the horrifying mystery of Dr. Caligari, and the subsequent murders that precede his path. In his fervor to learn and reveal the nature of the doctor and his somnambulist Cesare, Francis risks her life, her lover—and her mind.” Get all the info you need HERE or online at

Also continuing theatre-wise:

Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Stars West Comedy Theater! Info can be found HERE! 

Godspell at Bakersfield Community Theater! Get your info HERE! 

Anything else going on? Lemme know at! 


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