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California Keyboards Music Center has sharpened the ears and tamed the wandering digits of the Southern Valley for more than 35 years. Each weekly 30-minute lesson is taught by instructors whose performance resumés include enlivening Carnegie Hall, marching in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and treading alongside jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald.
100 Oak St
Bakersfield,
CA
US
Trout's proudly and strongly retains the music traditions that were imported to Bakersfield via underground honky-tonk pipelines in the 1940s. The nightclub/dance hall/saloon offers up live music nightly ($5 cover charge), with area instrumentalists, karaoke aces, and mysterious, guitar-slinging drifters with hat brims pulled over their eyes taking to the Trout's Legends or Blackboard stages. Toast the sound of house band the Blackboard Playboys with a drink ($2.50–$8), or train your heels to boot, scoot, and boogie with Trout's line dance classes ($5), offered throughout the week. Trout's also houses an extensive collection of authentic memorabilia ($5–$2,000), with signed celebrity guitars and artifacts from the "Bakersfield sound" era of country music, made famous by belt-buckled Bakersfield residents Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.
805 N Chester Ave
Bakersfield,
CA
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A local institution for more than 40 years, Bakersfield Music Theatre pulls in patrons with a schedule of major Broadway musicals and other songful spectacles. Stop by on October 8 for a one-night-only performance of Direct from Vegas: Frank Sinatra, featuring Gary Corsello crooning un-remixed versions of Sinatra classics such as “Luck Be a Lady” and “Come Fly With Me” to the orchestral accompaniment of five full-sized musicians. The hit musical Chicago (November 13, 14, and 20) follows the exploits of a pair of femme fatales driven to murder by the stiff breezes of the Windy City, while "This and That: A Night of Song and Dance" (February 26) combines the mouth-powered melodies of Bakersfield Music Theatre with the legendary leggery of the Civic Dance Center. Hairspray (April 30, May 1, and May 7) caps the season with the tuneful tale of a teenage dance queen whose fancy footwork and well-kempt coiffure help her to defeat her enemies, the Philadelphia Eagles.
1931 Chester Ave
Bakersfield,
CA
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Founded to stage bold new theatrical works, Spotlight Theatre presents classics, dramas, comedies, and musicals. The theater boasts high-caliber production quality, homegrown talent, and a suspended net of tapioca-filled balloons to be dropped on audience members that linger too long after the show. The 2010–2011 season (the theater's eleventh) features nine works, including adaptations of Hamlet, The Producers, and Dreamgirls. The Drowsy Chaperone offers the whimsical tale of a diehard musical-theater fan that plays his favorite cast album and then watches in awe as the music literally bursts into life. The Great American Trailer Park Musical tells the story of a ménage à trois involving Pippi (a stripper on the run) and a married couple living in a trailer park in Florida, with a special appearance by a chorus line of trained tap-dancing alligators during intermission.
1622 19th St
Bakersfield,
CA
US
A hot plate of Spanish rice and other dishes can be found at Noriega Restaurant and Hotel. For those tired of trendy diets, Noriega Restaurant and Hotel s lack of low-fat food is sure to make your stomach smile. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Noriega Restaurant and Hotel offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. The whole family can enjoy a meal at Noriega Restaurant and Hotel with its kid-friendly fare. Noriega Restaurant and Hotel will be able to accommodate your large party. Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the restaurant on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend. The dress code is strictly casual at Noriega Restaurant and Hotel, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). Those driving to Noriega Restaurant and Hotel can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot. No matter what you choose off the menu at Noriega Restaurant and Hotel, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
525 Sumner St
Bakersfield,
CA
US
Kick back with your friends and enjoy an American meal at Hooters. Plan to indulge a bit at Hooters, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Complement your meal with a beer or wine from Hooters' delightful drink menu. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Hooters, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight. Hooters is a prime location to dine with a group. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant. It can be a bit of a mob scene on the weekends, so don't take a chance on getting seated — best to call ahead and make a reservation. Getting your food to go is also an option. At Hooters, you can easily find parking in the lot next door. The menu at Hooters is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30. At Hooters, you can quickly and safely pay with any major credit card.
4208 Rosedale Hwy
Bakersfield,
CA
US
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