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This weekend, say hello, dolly! The Japanese American Museum wants families to check out the dolls in their collection and join them for a tea party from 10:30-11:00AM Saturday. Children are encouraged to bring a doll -- or action figure -- of their own for storytelling.

Don't miss the "Hey Doll" show, a collaboration of 13 women artists that's been more than a year in the making. Each artist constructed a doll-like art object and gave it a diary, then released it into the hands of the next artist, and so on, until each woman had added her touch to each doll. As the changes were documented in the diaries, the dolls evolved into strange and beautiful creatures. See what happens when a razor scooter doll meets a glassblower at the opening Saturday night.

If the threatened rain strikes, you may want to stay home and catch a glimpse of the LA Derby Dolls -- as in roller derby, for reals -- by watching video clips on their web site. Sign up for their e-mail to ensure you don't miss the next throw-down at their Chinatown digs. Sassy ladies who aren't afraid to fall on their a** or have a good time are invited to see if they've got what it takes to play.

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And if you're too bruised from St. Patty's ongoing celebrations for the above, lie down on the couch and watch Guys and Dolls on Turner Classic Movies starting 12:15PM Sunday, with Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. Sigh. Can men be called dolls, too?