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Women Hold Up Half the Sky: This special exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center is inspired by the critically acclaimed book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Featuring documentary photographs, visual art, innovative sound installations, and interactive opportunities for visitors to get involved, Women Hold Up Half the Sky addresses gender equality as the human rights cause of our time. On Select Saturdays and every Sunday, 2:30 p.m., join representatives from humanitarian organizations as they provide first-hand accounts of the work they do to help improve conditions for women locally and worldwide. Through May 20, Skirball. Special exhibit is included with Museum admission: $10 General, $7 Seniors and Full-Time Students, $5 Children 2–12, FREE to Members and Children under 2; FREE to all on Thursdays

Photo: (l to r) Matt Walker, Brandon Breault and Suzanne Jolie Narbonne. Credit: Chelsea Sutton

A Christmas Westside Story at the Falcon Theatre: Get a last hit of the holiday season with the Troubies as they bring together two classic tales, A Christmas Story and West Side Story. Somewhere in America, Ralphie wants to be Cool and get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. Will his parents ever believe A Boy Like That can handle a Red Ryder? Or will Santa use One Hand, One Heart to ignore Ralphie and give a BB gun to Maria instead? Tell yourself “I Feel Pretty“, hop on a Jet and dance your way to the show Tonight! Through January 15, Falcon Theatre, 4252 West Riverside Dr., Burbank. $27-$42.

The Baked Potato All Stars Band: This Saturday, guitarist Jeff Richman brings together an all-star group Brandon Fields (ex-Rippingtons) on sax, 2011 Grammy nominee Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets) on bass and  long-time Frank Zappa drummer Chad Wackerman. Shows are at 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m., $21-$26. 3787 Cahuenga Blvd., Studio City.

Boogie Knights at the Canyon Club: As seen on national television, this wacky group diligently defends the kingdom of disco, while wearing bell bottoms, platform shoes, polyester shirts and frizzy retro wigs. See them Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner; show starts at 10 p.m. 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills.

Franklin’s Movie Magic: Go on an easy two hour hike  this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Franklin Canyon Park, known for movie and television locations since the 1930s, including It Happened One Night, The Silence of the Lambs, The Andy Griffith Show and more were filmed in this park.Franklin Canyon Park, Sooky Goldman Nature  Center, 2600 Franklin Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills (off of Mulholland). FREE.

Giggle Gaggle Kids Comedy Theatre: Kids ages 4 – 11 perform all things comedy: sketch, stand-up, characters, improv and music. A fun afternoon for kids of all levels to get up on stage and build confidence for the future while entertaining and bringing laughter to others. Kids in the audience can help on stage too! 25% percent of the door goes back to all the performers. They are available for parties! Saturday and Sundays 2 p.m. -3 p.m. (ongoing with performance every week), Joy Theatre @ the Raven Playhouse, 5233 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood. $8 each admission 1-5 people; $7 each admission for 6-11 people; $6 each admission over 12 people.

Birds of Winter: Come out to  King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas  this Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and find out why there are so many birds in the area during the winter months. Bring binoculars and join a 1-mile accessible walk. Beginners are welcome.  King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Free programs; parking $7 inside park

Just "over-the-hill"— a Parisian Flea Market at Hollywood High School on Saturday.

HUGE PAPER GOOSE SALE: 50% off all holiday items, 50% off everyday imprintable invitations, 50% chandeliers, stationary and more! 4383 Tujunga Avenue, Suite O, Studio City.

JUST OVER THE HILL: The Hollywood High School parking lot will be transformed into a Parisian Inspired Artist, Designer and Vintage Market this Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Peruse nearly 100 vendors selling everything from vintage and fashion designer clothing, antiques and collectibles, handmade goods, arts and crafts. Gourmet food trucks will be also be on hand.

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