GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC: We've all been looking for a big start to '09, and we couldn't think of a better way than at a rocking P-Funk show led by an icon who's brought joyous, deeply funky goodness to worshipful fans for over four decades (and counting). The Greyboy Allstars join. Friday, January 2, 7PM. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles.
ANIME LOS ANGELES: Anime aficionados gather for a major, weekend-long extravaganza complete with video game tournaments, an artists' alley, anime celebs, contests, karaoke, screenings and other insider-y stuff that are musts for the anime buff. January 2-4. Los Angeles Airport Marriott, 5855 W. Century Boulevard, Los Angeles.
POST-PARADE SHOWCASE OF FLOATS: Find extra batteries for the camera and head for Sierra Madre Boulevard, where the floats of the Rose Parade are now on display. Can you walk up and take a closer look at the intricate work that went into creating these famous artworks that were seen around the world on New Year's Day? Definitely. January 2-3, Pasadena (see site for map/shuttle information)