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Best Bets: Sunday 11/29

November 26, 1998

3 pm: Music

Now a full-fledged, critically acclaimed adult virtuoso, violinist Leila Josefowicz returns to her alma mater, the Colburn School of Performing Arts, to appear on the Alumni Series this week. Assisted by her longtime partner, pianist John Novacek, Josefowicz will play music by Schubert, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin and Vieuxtemps.

* Leila Josefowicz and John Novacek play in the Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., 3 p.m. $10-$20. (213) 621-2200.

6 pm: Parade

It seems perfect that the Hollywood Christmas Parade should start at Paramount Studios and end up near Gower Gulch. Marching bands, equestrian teams, classic cars and stars, stars, stars! Grand Marshal Robert Urich of "Love Boat: The Next Wave" heads it all up.

* Hollywood Christmas Parade, 6 p.m. Route: west on Melrose Avenue from Bronson Avenue to Vine Street; north on Vine to Sunset Boulevard; west on Sunset to Highland; north on Highland to Hollywood Boulevard; east down Hollywood to Gower Street. (323) 469-2337. Grandstand seats $18 and $25. (626) 795-0896.

Noon: Music

The 28th edition of the annual Orange County Musicians' Assn. Bash boasts six bandstands and 10 hours of big bands and dancing, jazz combos and vocalists, Dixieland bands, country western bands and classical ensembles. Grand Marshal Kay Starr gets the spotlight when she sings with the Frank Amoss Orchestra. This is a great place for kids to see music of all types being performed live.

* Orange County Musicians Assn. Bash '98, Doubletree Hotel, 3050 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. $25. (714) 546-8166.

All day: Video

Director Gus Van Sant's much talked about scene-by-scene remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 horror classic "Psycho" opens in theaters next Friday. Why not rent the original so you'll be ready for the inevitable water-cooler debates on how the new kids (Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore and William H. Macy) stack up against the cast that created the archetypes (Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles and Martin Balsam)?

* Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" is available at video stores everywhere. Gus Van Sant's "Psycho" opens in theaters on Dec. 4.

4 pm: Family/Theater

Along with set designers Siri-Kartar K. Khalsa and Alessandra Madau, noted storyteller and puppeteerPaul Hansen present "The Real Nut: The True Story of the Nutcracker," a new version of E.T.A. Hoffmann's "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King."

* "The Real Nut: The True Story of the Nutcracker," Milk and Cookies Theater, 110 Martin Alley, Old Town Pasadena, Sunday, 4 p.m. Regular schedule: Saturdays-Sundays, 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. through Dec. 27. Children should be ages 5 and up. $8-$12. (323) 660-8587.

4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.: Theater

The Crystal Cathedral's traditional holiday extravaganza, "Glory of Christmas," opening Friday, features more than 200 performers, flying angels and a menagerie of live animals, including camels for the Wise Men.

* "Glory of Christmas," Crystal Cathedral, 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove, nightly, 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., except Friday opening, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Ends Dec. 30. $20-$30, except Family Nights, Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, $15. (714) 54-GLORY.

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FREEBIE: Latino authors including Mandalit del Barco, Gioconda Belli and Estela Herrera read holiday stories in English and Spanish from the new book "Las Christmas" at 2 p.m. at the Los Angeles Public Library, 650 W. 5th St., downtown L.A. (213) 228-7225.

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Chamber music by cellist Stephen Erdody and pianist Armen Guzelimian, Bing Theater at LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 485-6873.

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