’Mutiny on the Sea Witch’ continues this weekend

’Mutiny on the Sea Witch’ continues this weekend

Captain Cutlass Kate (played by Devanne Fredette) passionately describes the wonders of the Loot of a Thousand Ports to Moll Flint (Heather McGaha) while Polly the Parrot (Janis Kunz) looks on in “Mutiny on the Sea Witch,” a family-friendly mystery. Performances continue this weekend, Nov. . . . Read Full Story >>

Local author to host reminiscence

Local author to host reminiscence

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will host local author-historian Liz Babcock, who will present “Fond Memories of Work and Play at China Lake,” a photo-illustrated discussion of historical vignettes in honor of the Navy’s 75th anniversary celebration. The program will be held . . . Read Full Story >>

Local author to host reminiscence

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will host local author-historian Liz Babcock, who will present “Fond Memories of Work and Play at China Lake,” a photo-illustrated discussion of historical vignettes in honor of the Navy’s 75th anniversary celebration. The program will be held . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Andrew Jackson’ opens tonight at Burroughs

‘Andrew Jackson’ opens tonight at Burroughs

Rebecca Neipp

Lilly Johnson as Andrew Jackson with the ensemble and band members during a scene from punk-rock historical musical “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson" — Photo by Laura Austin ------ The Burroughs High School Performing Arts Department opens “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson” tonight, drawing audiences into an . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Mutiny’ opens Nov. 9

‘Mutiny’ opens Nov. 9

“Yo-ho! From Master Mystery Productions, in partnership with Ridgecrest Community Theater Troupe, comes our first ever family-friendly interactive mystery play — a swashbuckling high sea adventure titled ‘Mutiny on the Sea Witch,’ a pirate’s treasure mystery,” said Director-Playwright Daniel Stallings. The production opens Friday, Nov. . . . Read Full Story >>

Desert Artists’ League to hold sketch demo Nov. 5

Desert Artists’ League will host a sketchbook-journal demonstration by Sally Valiton on Monday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Nazarene Church. According to a DAL spokesperson, upcoming programs include local and visiting artists giving demonstrations in print making, pastel/watercolor and figures in watercolor, with . . . Read Full Story >>

Steele cleans house at photography contest

Steele cleans house at photography contest

Local amateur photographer Chet Steele (“Chet Steele Photography” on Facebook) earned 20 ribbons with his 22 submissions into the photography contest held in conjunction with the Desert Empire Fairgrounds. His honors earned “Best of Division” and “Viewers Choice.” — Courtesy photo . . . Read Full Story >>

Halloween horror at Historic USO

Halloween horror at Historic USO

The Historic USO Building will host a horror film from Hollywood’s Golden Age on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. The Halloween favorite will be screened as part of the Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert’s ongoing “Classic Movie Night” series. The license agreement . . . Read Full Story >>

Walmart to host book signing

Walmart to host book signing

Our local Walmart will host its first local-author book signing event when Daniel Stallings signs copies of his debut mystery novel, “Sunny Side Up,” on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 2-4 p.m. “Sunny Side Up,” a mystery set on a luxury cruise to Mexico, has received . . . Read Full Story >>

Felici Trio  to return  Nov. 4

Felici Trio to return Nov. 4

The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society will bring the Felici Piano Trio back to Ridgecrest for a performance Sunday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The concert will include music by Lili Boulanger, Two Pieces for Violin and Piano; Gaspar Cassadó, Piano . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Ghoulswriter’ workshop is Oct. 4

Getting into the holiday “spirit” assumes new meaning as Ridge Writers prepare two Halloween-themed programs on Thursday, Oct. 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church Led by Ridge Writers President Daniel Stallings, participants will gather around flickering candlelight to tell their spookiest, silliest . . . Read Full Story >>

RCMS brings piano-clarinet duo to IWV

RCMS brings piano-clarinet duo to IWV

The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society will host the Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo Sunday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The concert will include music by Prokofiev, Piano Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op.14 (1912), Prokofiev, Sonata for Clarinet & Piano, Op. 94 . . . Read Full Story >>

Multi-talented musician performs Oct. 12

Multi-talented musician performs Oct. 12

Jessica Fichot (center) pictured with members of her ensemble (from left) Ippei Ichimaru, Mike Bjella and Adrien Prévost. — Courtesy photo ------ Maturango Museum will host Los Angeles-based Chanteus-songwriter Jessica Fichot on Friday, Oct. 12, from 7-9 p.m. She will be performing vocals, accordion and . . . Read Full Story >>

Library to screen film series Saturday

KERN COUNTY LIBRARY — Every year, the Kern County Library branches participate in the One Book Project, tackling a topic designed to get our communities to discuss. The themes revolve around prison systems, incarceration, the effects of family and the community, prevention, and more. There . . . Read Full Story >>

Find out ‘What Happens at Sundown’

Find out ‘What Happens at Sundown’

“What Happens at Sundown” opens next Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. “Welcome back to Hollywood!” said writer-director Daniel Stallings, who is bringing the newest chapter in the Tinseltown Saga to local audiences with the 20th offering from . . . Read Full Story >>

CLOTA announces auditions

The Community Light Opera and Theatre Association announced auditions for “The Game’s Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays,” which will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15, from 6-8 p.m. at the CLOTA Center Stage. Production director Jenna Tamblyn has previously brought to local audiences . . . Read Full Story >>

DAL to host oil demo

Desert Artists’ League will meet Monday, Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Church of the Nazarene. Howard Rees will present an oil-painting demonstration. Rees will also present a workshop Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1 at Lois Himan Studio. The fee is $90 per member . . . Read Full Story >>

Studio to present ‘Marriage of Figaro’

Studio to present ‘Marriage of Figaro’

Rebecca Neipp

Kevin La Brie, Britney Brown and David Hodgson (from left) rehearse a scene from “Marriage of Figaro,” which opens tomorrow — Photo by Laura Austin ------ One of Mozart’s most enduring operas will be brought to local audiences this weekend with the Ridgecrest Opera Workshop . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Love and War’ goes to Bakersfield

‘Love and War’ goes to Bakersfield

Bobby Steele, Zach Schiavone, Matt Kirk, Anthony Agostinacci, and Ryan Ines of “Love and War” perform at the Ridgecrest Music Festival earlier this year — Courtesy photo ------ By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Platinum-certified rock band Alien Ant Farm can expect a healthy . . . Read Full Story >>

Alas de Liona performs here, Tehachapi

Alas de Liona performs here, Tehachapi

Home-grown singer-songwriter Alas de Liona will be making two regional appearances next week, starting with a performance on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 6-9 p.m. at Xin Bowl Asian Bistro. “Xin Bowl is a great venue,” said De Liona. “There is such a supportive community in . . . Read Full Story >>