What’s there to do in L.A. this week?

Tenacious D is onstage at the Gibson, John Leguizamo signs his new book 'Hollywood Friends,' Barbra Streisand is at Staples, Run for the Hungry on Thanksgiving, more

FRI 17: “Hollywood Over the White House: The Oval Office in Film and Television” displays photographs, memorabilia and scripts from pics on the American presidency, David L. Wolper Center, USC. Free, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through April 27.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Jon Stewart talk it out, with audience Q & A, Geffen Playhouse. $250 – $500, 8 p.m.

Sankai Juko, Japan’s famed Butoh dance troupe, gives Ushio Amagatsu‘s “Kagemi – Beyond the Metaphors of Mirrors” its Los Angeles premiere, Royce Hall. $26-$48, 8 p.m. Through Sat.

Tenacious D hits the stage with Neil Hamburger and Daphne Aguilera, Gibson Amphitheater. $45-$50, 8:15 p.m.

SAT 18: The 23rd annual Beaujolais & Beyond World Wine and Food Festival serves up the 2006 Beaujolais Nouveau (and other wines) along with gourmet goodies, art displays and live music, Hollywood Palladium. $45-$120, 6:30-11:30 p.m.

Jaime Pressly, Carol Burnett and Muriel Siebert are honored by the Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer, to benefit the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Beverly Hilton. $300-$25,000, 7 p.m.

John Leguizamo signs his latest creation, “Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends,” Borders in Century City. Free, 7 p.m.

SUN 19: The Los Angeles Opera debuts “Hansel and Gretel,” Dorothy Chandler Pavillion. $35-$220, 2 p.m.

Monte Hellman and Jack Nicholson double feature in “Back Door to Hell” and “Flight to Fury,” Egyptian Theater. $10, 6:30 p.m.

Brenda Hampton and Bianca Jagger receive tribute at Operation of Hope‘s “A Night of Smiles;” Latin music star Susana Baca and Kevin Sasaki & The Martini Jazz Trio play, W Hotel. $150, 7-10 p.m.

MON 20: Gore Vidal chats with KCRW’s BookWorm host Michael Silverblatt for ALOUD at Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium. Free, reservations required, 7 p.m.

Barbra Streisand serenades the Staples Center. $100-$750, 7:30 p.m.

TUES 21: Mary Hart emcees An Evening with Larry King and Friends; Il Divo and Ozomatli perform; Eva Longoria, Mayor Villaraigosa, Claude and Alfred Mann and Dr. Enrique Ostrzega are feted to benefit Larry King Cardiac Foundation and other local healthcare orgs, Beverly Hilton. $500, 6 p.m.

Director and co-writer Alfonso Cuaron and thesp Clive Owen discuss “Children of Men” after a Variety Screening Series showing, ArcLight Cinema. Free, reservations required, 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Ivo Pogorelich woos the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa. $25-$200, 8 p.m.

WED 22: The Lemonheads close out a two-night stand at the Troubadour. $20-$22, 10:15 p.m.

THURS 23: Happy Thanksgiving! Burn off dinner and do good at Run for the Hungry 5K and a Kids Mile run; Memorial Park, La Canada-Flintridge. $25- $30, 8 a.m.

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