Jan. 1

Annual Polar Bear Plunge at McMurtrey Aquatic Center, 1325 Q St., from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., ages 7 and up. $5 just to plunge or $25 for sweatshirt and plunge. Swimsuits only. 

For more information call 852-7430. 

Jan. 1-7

Holiday Skate Ice Skating at Adventist Health Ice Sports Center, 1325 Q St. #100, from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $10 which includes skate rentals.

For more information visit www.bakersfieldicesports.com

Jan. 5 

Iceberg's First Friday Comedy Show, The Green Room Bar 1718 Chester Ave., from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Tickets are $7.25 in advance and $10 at the door. 

Jan. 6

Kern River Blues Society's Open Jam at Kernville Saloon, starting at 2 p.m.

Free, open jam session full of singing, playing instruments and grooving to the music. Beginners and non-musicians are welcome. 

For more information visit: facebook.com/Kern-River-Blues-Society.

Jan. 6 

Christmas Re-Gift Party at the Bakersfield Karting Experience from 6 to 10 p.m. Cost to participate is $50. 

For more information visit socialgription.com

Jan. 13

Rio Bravo Rumble 5K, 10K, Ultra half marathon and mountain bike race, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Registration is required. Price to register is $20 for children and $40-50 for adults. All mail-in registration forms must be postmarked by Jan. 5. Registration the day of the race will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. 

For more information and to register online visit www.ggphysicaltherapy.com/rio-bravo-rumble 

Sesame St. Live!, Rabobank Theater, 1001 Truxtun Ave., 2 p.m. Tickets range from $34-67. 

Jan. 18 

Iration, alternative reggae group, performs at the Fox Theatre from 7:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. 

General admission ranges from $25-30, VIP tickets are $100. 

Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, at the Buck Owens Crystal Palace, 2800 Buck Owens Blvd. at 7 p.m. 

Admission ranges from $32-39 for general admission and $149 for VIP. Tickets are available on vallitix.com

Jan. 19

The Music Man opening night at Stars Theatre, 1931 Chester Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner served at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. For adults tickets are 63-69$ with dinner, $44 without. For those 18 years old and younger tickets are $40 with dinner, $20 without.

Jan. 20

Pizza and Beer Festival at the Kern County Museum from 1 to 4 p.m.

Admission ranges from $39 to $49.

For more information visit: www.pizzabeerfest.com. Must be 21 and over to attend this event. No babies or children. No strollers. No Pets. Must show valid ID upon entry.

Jan. 26

Bonnie and Clyde opening night at the Ovation Theatre, 1622 19th St., 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $35 online at theovationtheatre.com. Shows run every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and every Sunday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. until Feb. 18.

Jan. 27

Golden Dragon Acrobats at the Fox Theatre from 7 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. 

Tickets range from $12-35. To purchase tickets, call 324-1369, or visit the Box Office.

A Riverbed Runs Through It Half Marathon, 5K, at the Park at Riverwalk, 11298 Stockdale Highway. Registration is $25-50.

Race starts at 6:30 a.m. for half marathon walkers, 8.am. for half marathon and 5K runners. There is an 11 a.m. course cutoff time. Raceday registration is from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. 

Sign up online at runsignup.com.

Jan. 28

Pavlo, "Greek god of the guitar," at the Harvey Auditorium, 1241 G. St. 

Show starts at 2:30. Tickets are $35. 

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