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TODAY: CBS’ John Nogawski will be feted at the Help Group’s 15th annual Teddy Bear Ball benefiting the org’s work on behalf of children with special needs. Beverly Hilton.

WEDNESDAY: The Junior HRTS’ ninth annual Young Hollywood holiday party to benefit the Seany Foundation, which funds pediatric cancer research. Eden nightclub in Hollywood.

FRIDAY: Andrea Bocelli and David Foster are among the performers at the gala launch of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Grammy Museum Foundation. Beverly Hilton.

Filmmaker Edgar Wright opens his Wright Stuff III film fest with a triple bill of “The Girl Can’t Help It,” “Get Crazy” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.” Through Dec. 16 at New Beverly Cinema.

Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr. and composer-arranger Ron Abel take part in a salute to the music of “I Love Lucy.” Paley Center for Media in BevHills.

Gotham’s Shakespeare Society fetes Ralph Fiennes. Rubin Museum of Art.

SATURDAY: A special perf of the Off Broadway musical “Freckleface Strawberry,” based on the book by Julianne Moore, will benefit the Save the Children disaster relief org. MMAC Theater.

Composer A.R. Rahman is among the honorees at the American India Foundation’s 10th anniversary gala dinner. Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar Hotel.

Peter Gallagher, Annette Bening, Bryan Cranston and others stage a reading of “It’s a Wonderful Life” to benefit the Geffen Playhouse and the Actors Fund.

DEC. 13: Paley Center for Media salutes Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll. Paley Center in BevHills.

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