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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Doin's, Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

If you're sufficiently recovered from "OIFS" -- Over Intensive Festiveness Syndrome -- then we've gotcha covered.

Here are TODAY'S EVENTS -- with one that runs all week -- followed by LINKS to two news stories, published this morning.


On TV today...

12:30-1:30 pm - "WOODSONGS" re-airs a recent 2018 episode with THE MAMMALS and DUSTBOWL REVIVAL. On RFD-TV.


Wednesday, January 2

Wed, Jan 2:
10 am-5 pm - "ROSE PARADE FLOAT VIEWING" in Pasadena. Last chance to see all the floral-covered engineering wonders before they're hauled-off tonight to the float-breakers.

Wed, Jan 2, FREE:
Noon - ARTHUR OMURA plays CLASSICAL BAROQUE at the FREE concert series at Glendale City Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 610 E California Av, Glendale, CA  91206; 818-244-7241
*  Organist-pianist-keyboardist Omura presents a repertoire of organ works by French baroque composers Titelouze, Du Caurroy, Roberday, Gigault, Couperin, D'Aquin and Guilment.
* HE ALSO PERFORMS JAN 5, in Echo Park, at the Edendale Library, 2011 W Sunset Bl, Los Angeles, CA  90026; 213-207-3000; that program is works by the same French baroque composers.
*  Both these concerts are FREE.

Wed,  Jan 2:
7 pm - JOE IADANZA plus MAYBERRY play The Blue Guitar, 1055 Lohman Ln, South Pasadena, CA 91030.
* Musician, recording artist, and series host Brad Colerick always brings good entertainment; the same will hold with tonight's guest host, Bliss Bowen.
*  Series & venue info, and tix, at:
*  More: Check-out singer-songwriter JOE IADANZA at:
*  Check-out MAYBERRY duo Max Schwartz and Abbi Berry, who explore the sounds of American folk, country, bluegrass and pop, at:


Daily, through Jan. 13 (except Jan. 1st):
10 am-6:30 pm -- "KING TUT: TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH" at The California Science Center in Exposition Park, 39th and Figueroa, L.A., CA.
*  Okay, the Science Center is CLOSED New Year’s Day. NEVERTHELESS, this needs to be number-one on your list for 2019.
*  This is THE GUIDE'S TOP PICK FOR HOW TO START THE NEW YEAR. And you've got until JANUARY 13th to do it. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition!
*  It's been extended from the scheduled closing date (Jan. 6th) through a final day of January 13, 2019, along with extended closing hours. 
*  NON-FLASH personal use PHOTOGRAPHY is allowed.; videography is not allowed inside of the exhibit, and selfie sticks, tripods, and monopods are not permitted inside the exhibit.
*  Now through the final day (Jan. 13), the last ticket time is 5 pm, and the exhibition closes 90 minutes after that. All other Science Center exhibits also close at 5 pm. But seriously, go in the morning and make no other plans for the rest of the day.
*  Space Shuttle Endeavour admission is included with your KING TUT or IMAX ticket (Endeavour closes at 5 pm). Take your ticket to the Endeavour queue on the 2nd floor for that admission.
*  To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, the California Science Center proudly presents the world premiere of "KING TUT: TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH" – the largest King Tut exhibition ever toured.
*  You won't simply see what's there. You'll find yourself incapable of suppressing the stream of "WOWS!" As you discover over 150 authentic artifacts from King Tut’s celebrated tomb. Sixty of them have never traveled outside of Egypt, until now.
*  It's not just a "come-and-see" "lookey here what we brung you" series of displays. This is a thoroughly interpretive, often interactive dramatic new presentation. 
*  There are dazzling multimedia aspects, lighting, backgrounds, and extensive backlit labels you can't stop yourself from reading. 
*  It all complements rare and utterly unique artifacts  to take guests on an immersive journey of the pharaoh’s quest for immortality. 
*  You can examine the things you've seen Zahi Hawass describe on TV. Things like the exquisite rings found on King Tut’s fingers, opulent jewelry that adorned his body, and the gold sandals placed on his feet upon burial. 
*  Discover how the scientific analysis of King Tut’s 3,300-year-old mummy has revealed new information about his health and lineage, and how cutting-edge technologies have played a role in discovering new tombs and analyzing existing ones in ways never before imagined. 
*  Audio Guide rentals are offered in English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin, and worth the extra cost.
*  The Imax theatre film, "Mysteries of Egypt," is also a fine addition. But the must-do is simply to allow yourself as many hours as it takes to savor your face-to-face encounters, examinations, and contemplations with the artifacts.
*  NOTE there is NO re-entry into the KING TUT exhibit after leaving, so visit the restroom and don't start out hungry. In your favor? The exhibit is divided into two parts, and you do exit the first part (which is probably 80% of the exhibition) before you enter the second part. That's when to eat lunch and/or see "Endeavor" or find "the facilities."
*  The California Science Center does not provide personal property storage, holding, or check in, and backpacks must be small and worn in-front. You'll appreciate that you don't get clobbered when somebody else turns around.
*  Parking and traffic? Skip traffic and Go Metro. Take the Expo Line directly to Expo Park/USC Station and walk less than five minutes through the Rose Garden. 
*  GET TICKETS IN ADVANCE (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, to be sure you'll get in, and to avoid a long line at the box office):
*  More info, including late additions:


Two stories published this morning

LA Progressive, Jan 2, 2019:

"The Green New Deal Promises Peace and Progress. Will Nuclear Advocates Undermine It?"

by Harvey “Sluggo” Wasserman; at:

Washington Post , Jan 2, 2019

"How we can combat climate change? The world has until 2030 to drastically cut our emissions. Where do we begin?"

A forum of short treatises -- some controversial -- by recognized experts; at:


That's all
for this edition.

Stay tuneful!


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