Towering, glistening skyline? Check. Outdoor skating rink? Check. A revolving lineup of wildly eclectic entertainment provided free of charge? Check. What city is this, anyway? The Free Winter Music Series at Pershing Square is in full bloom, and there's something for everyone. Today, it's the Jumbo Shrimp Circus , which can only mean magic, juggling, mime and puppetry by clowns you'll want to run away with. Promises Jumbo clown and chief goofball Philip Briggs: “We celebrate Boxing Day with Philip Solomon's wild variety show! A supercharged show that will include dangerous audience-participation routines, it will knock you out of your holiday blues!” Upcoming nighttime acts include Spaceland-approved rock acts, Zoot Suit Review, '80s tribute by M-80s, Wacko's Magic and Balloons and much more. It's all free, and ice skating is a superreasonable $8. Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., dwntwn.; Sat., Dec. 26, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m.; free; series through Jan. 18. (213) 847-4970; laparks.org/pershingsquare/ . –L.M.

Saturdays, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. Starts: Dec. 26. Continues through Jan. 16, 2009

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