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You can see the floats up close and personal all day today | Photo by Peggy Archer/LAist

You can see the floats up close and personal all day today | Photo by Peggy Archer/LAist
...Okay, if you have a Bank of America Card. The banking behemoth is sponsoring a year of free weekends at museums all around the US, including local stops like LACMA, the Autry, and the Museum of Latin American Art. The promotion ends the first weekend in April, but, hey, it's the first weekend in January, so let that B of A debit card work for you this time!

If you want to take a gander at the 46 glorious flora-bedecked floats from this week's 120th Tournament of Roses Parade, head over to Sierra Madre Boulevard near Pasadena High School, where from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. they are viewable to the public. Admission is $7 for adults, and kids 5 and younger are free. Because parking is limited, you can take shuttle buses from lots set up at the Rose Bowl at Seco Street and North Arroyo Seco Boulevard, at Pasdena City College at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. and at the Community Education Center at 3035 E. Foothill Blvd. Round-trip shuttle tickets are $3. You can also catch a shuttle at the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line station.

It's been described as "part French vaudeville and part British Punch and Judy show"--but it's really a party and creepy french puppet show rolled into one. A Grand Guignol Children's Show* (*not for children) is at the Art/Works Theatre (6569 Santa Monica Blvd, L.A.) at 8:30 tonight. Come a half hour early to see the Pre-Show Absinthe Demo, and do try to wear your Cocktail, Birthday Party and/or 1920s-30s attire for the evening. Tickets run $20-$30 and can be purchased online.

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Head over to the Rosso Wine Shop for a tasting tonight from 5-8 p.m. It's $10 to try out a 2005 Roessler Chardonnay Brosseau, a 2005 Eric Ross Old Vine Carignane, and a 2006 Ridge Three Valleys red.

Other Things to Do: Do something in honor of LA Arts Month, grab a wallet-friendly bite in Thai Town, pick up some music selected by LAist's staff as their faves of '08--but do try to support your local indie music store in the process, or get your funny on at one of our comedy picks for tonight.

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