Those looking for something to do this weekend can explore Bakersfield town center for the second Saturday.
A number of downtown businesses and restaurants participate each month, offering specials, discounts or activities in an effort to attract visitors to the area.
The effort continues thanks to The Hub of Bakersfield, which publishes a map of the second Saturday on bakersfieldsecondsaturday.com with all participants.
Celebrate Oktoberfest at BottleShock Wine + Brew (1002 19th St.), which will sell 1 liter Paulaner beers in a mug that you can take home (while supplies last). It will also serve other German beers as well as Rieslings and Spatburgunders (German Pinot Noirs).
The visit of the food vendors will also enter the mind. Zepeda’s Stone Fire Pizza will sell a classic German pizza ($ 15) with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese topped with roasted zucchini, roasted peppers, roasted onions, roasted kids, sauerkraut and an over-medium egg. It will also offer kids cooked in beer ($ 15), with a sample of mustards as well as kids, roasted onions and a garnish of sauerkraut, bacon and green apple, served on its pizza bun. For those who want to stick to the classics, margherita and pepperoni pizzas ($ 12 each) will also be available.
Radio Sandwich is also making an appearance, offering brats two ways: whole meat or vegan. Each hand-stuffed sausage will be served in a pretzel bun with farm-fresh pickles and sauces.
The Groove Empire group will perform from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Wine lovers can also visit Tlo wine tasting room (1212 18th St.), which is open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. He recently started offering his Fall Wine and Bites Pairing ($ 35) including a 2019 Roussanne accompanied by a bell pepper stuffed with soppressatta and ricotta; pinot noir 2017 with a baked apple with mushrooms, spinach and feta; Tempranillo 2019 with honey roasted rosemary almonds; Dobro 2018 mix paired with a fall explosion cake; and cabernet sauvignon 2018 accompanied by an Oreo cookie with double chocolate chips.
Visit Ice coffee (909 18th St.) in the morning for a reading of the new children’s book “Indy, Oh Indy Presents: The Mighty Kern River”. Author Teresa Adamo and illustrator Jennifer Williams-Cordova will be on hand for the reading, which begins around 9.45am in front of the large blue wall of the cafe. The duo will then sign copies of the book for families to purchase.
If you haven’t been to the new fall exhibit at Bakersfield Art Museum (1930 R St.), get your fix of art and culture this Saturday. Check out the expansive “On the Edge: Los Angeles Art, 1970s-1990s, from the Joan and Jack Quinn Family Collection,” which features over 150 works by nearly 70 artists who represent some of the best creators of the southern art scene. California .
Guests can also enjoy a family art project, inspired by exhibiting artist Joe Fay, as well as live music with BC Jazz in the Garden, which begins in the Tejon Sculpture Garden at 11 a.m. This collaboration between the museum and The Hub features Bakersfield College students, alumni and jazz teachers, including Kyle Burnham, Paul Cierley, Paul Perez, Miller Wrenn and Kris Tiner.
A new episode of the museum’s podcast will also air on Saturday.
Charlotte White returns to offer a free art class at Bakersfield Art Association Art Center (1609 19th street). The subject is still lifes with scarecrows and pumpkins with a session for children at 1 p.m. and one for adults at 2:30 p.m. The art center, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., exhibits many works by artists including those of the star painter Deborah Cooper.
In your wildest dreams Consignment and antiques (716 19th St.), which is preparing to move to the old Beverly apartment building on F Street, will host a huge moving sale as well as a pop-up market (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) with more than 18 vendors, including Bird of Clay and Quartz Trading Co. The store will remain open until 5 p.m.
Bakersfield bike runs an 8:30 am bike ride from Dagny’s Coffee Co., 1600 20th St. Later he will host a basic roadside workshop at 11:00 am at his shop, 1708 Chester Ave. Call 661-321-9247 for more information.
Stefani Dias can be reached at 661-395-7488. Follow her on Twitter: @realstefanidias.