What You're Doing Today and Tonight: January 1

DIVINE PERFORMING ARTS WORLD TOUR: Costumes, dance, traditional instruments and inventive interpretations of historic Chinese tales are some hallmarks of this celebrated troupe. Very classic, most breathtaking, a spectacular start to a new year... Thursday, January 1, 8PM. Pasadena Civic Center, 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena. 800-817-7116

ICY '09: While most of the town is shuttered for the day, a few spots keep it going, especially around Pasadena (well, when there are a million people in town for a certain event, you stay on the busy side). One spot that's open? Pasadena Ice Skating Center. If you've put on five pounds in the last five days -- or six pounds, or seven -- today's the day for those resolutions to kick in... Thursday, January 1, 1-8PM. 310 E. Green Street, Pasadena. 626-578-0801

TWO MARX MASTERPIECES: The holidays, though joyful, sometimes have a touch of ennui. One sure bet to shake it off (if only for a few hours)? Anything -- anything -- with Groucho Marx. Man's a genius, zingy and a master of the quip. "A Night at the Opera" and "Animal Crackers" screen at The Aero. Groucho, please dear man, make us less grouchy. Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica. 5:30PM. 310-260-1528

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