5 events worth checking out in Bakersfield this week

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Looking for something to do this week? From live music to a play, here are some solid options to help you get social around town.

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Rockin' Holiday

From the event description:

This holiday season let Ovation rock! Our holiday extravaganza will give you all the classic rock n roll songs you love, in the style of the singers you crave, but with the holiday spirit that will bring our audiences joy and happiness! Get your tickets now and be transported into the past for a star studded Christmas concert to remember. Celebrating the holidays with classic rock n roll and classic holiday songs, A Rockin’ Holiday will have you tapping your feet and smiling the whole way through.

When: Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: The Ovation Theatre, 1622 19th St.
Admission: $15-$35

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An Evening of Opera Scenes

From the event description:

CSUB Opera Theatre presents a fully staged and costumed scenes program, featuring an exciting and wide-ranging selection of excerpts from grand opera to musical theatre. Featuring scenes from The Marriage of Figaro, Into the Woods, Werther and A Little Night Music.

When: Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Doré Theatre, 9001 Stockdale Highway
Admission: $7-$12

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Pink Martini: Holiday Show Featuring China Forbes

From the event description:

Pink Martini featuring China Forbes performing a very special holiday show. Featuring a dozen musicians with songs in 25 languages, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and North America. 

When: Friday, Dec. 6, 8-11 p.m.
Where: The Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater, 2001 H St.
Admission: $35-$75

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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE 

From the event description:

The American holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life" makes its way to the stage of The Empty Space. It's the moving story of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been diverted by family obligation and the trying times of the 1930s & 40s. When George believes his life is in ruins, his guardian angel Clarence appears to save him from despair and remind him that it is, after all, a wonderful life.

When: Friday, Dec. 6, 8-10 p.m.
Where: The Empty Space, 706 Oak St.
Admission: $10 (Student/Senior Admission); $15 (General Admission); $20 (Preferred Admission)

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Kern Freedom Fund Benefit Concert

From the event description:

Come out to enjoy an evening of music, dancing and food to support immigrants in the Mesa Verde ICE detention center. Join Kern Welcoming and Extending Solidarity to Immigrants, the ACLU, Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, United Farm Workers, Community Partners and Kern Sol in raising money for the Kern Freedom Fund.

When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 5-10 p.m.
Where: Mill Creek Christian Chuch, 1660 S St.
Admission: $10 (General Admission)

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