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.