Making a list, checking it twice

Anton Barbeau, whose new <i>Guladong</i> is pretty darned groovy.

Anton Barbeau, whose new Guladong is pretty darned groovy.

Things to do to kick off the holiday season: (1) Remember to wear “Santa” hat into Starbucks, to commemorate that chain’s early jump on yuletide merchandising. (2) Check out Anton Barbeau’s release party for his exquisite new CD Guladong, at The True Love Coffeehouse, 2406 J Street, at 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 29, with Scott Miller of Game Theory and Loud Family fame (call club for cover). (3) Take a Hummer-load of revelers to Arco Arena for the big Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas show, where, for a mere $27.75-$47.75 at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2, you can witness the orgasmic collision of Christmas music, 1970s “album-oriented rock,” fusion jazz and new-age noodling into a grandiose rock-opera spectacle worthy of Liberace jamming with the dudes in Night Ranger. Yowzah!