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What's there to do in L.A. this weekend? Liz Phair plays the Global Green Oscar Party, Jack Klugman signs "Tony," Photographs of and by James Dean, last day, are at the Lowe Gallery, more

FRI 3/3: The 2006 Glitter Awards honor gay-themed films, Ivar Theater. $25-$75, 6 p.m.

Liz Phair plays the Global Green Oscar Party; the Fugees’ Pras Michel emcees, Henry Fonda Theater. $50-$2,500, 8 p.m.

SAT 3/4: “March of the Penguins,” “Murderball” and other Oscar-nominated docs screen, Writers Guild of America Theater. $11 per screening, $55 for all-day pass, 10 a.m.-midnight

Silent shorts by Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd screened with live accompaniment, UCLA’s Royce Hall. $25, $15 for kids 12 and under, 2 p.m.

Ed Moses, Roy Thurston and others on display as part of “Minimalism — Then, Now and In Between,” I-5 Gallery. Free, 7-10 p.m.

Frank 151 Far Eastern Conference Exhibition features the work of 10 Japanese urban artists, Scion Installation L.A., Culver City. Free, 7-10 p.m.

SUN 3/5: John Swope’s photographs of post-war Japan and letters on display at the Hammer Museum. $5, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Mira Sorvino and “Crash” honored at West Hollywood’s Celebration of Artistic Freedom dinner and Oscar-viewing party, Pearl (afterparty and awards at the Factory). $250 for dinner, $125 for awards, 4:30 p.m.

MON 3/6: Dan Glickman, chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, talks about the state of the film industry, Central Library. Free, 7 p.m.

TUES 3/7: Jack Klugman signs “Tony and Me: A Story of Friendship,” Book Soup. Free, 7 p.m.

“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Jarhead” and “Howl’s Moving Castle” on DVD

Neko Case’s “Fox Confessor Brings the Flood” and Kris Kristofferson’s “This Old Road” on CD

WED 3/8: “Swan Lake,” choreographed with a modern twist by Matthew Bourne, previews, Ahmanson Theater. $30-$75, 8 p.m.

Photographs of and by James Dean, last day, the Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica. Free, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jessica Abel, “Artbabe” illustrator, talks with pop-culture aficionado Trina Robbins about women’s history and comics, Hammer Museum. Free, 7 p.m.

“Hope Runs Eternal” by Richard Brooks begins previews, Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. $33, 8 p.m.

THURS 3/9: New York International Independent Film and Video Festival kicks off with a party at the Wyndham Bel Age Hotel. $20, 7 p.m. Screenings at Laemmle Fairfax run through March 16.