WEDNESDAY: Thesp Holland Taylor and Barbara Lazaroff are among the honorees at a fundraiser for the Serra Project AIDS service org. Beverly Hills Hotel. Serraproject.org

Band members from 3 Doors Down kick off the Home Depot Foundation’s Celebration of Service initiative with a volunteer effort to refurbish the grounds of West L.A.’s New Directions veterans support org. Newdirectionsinc.org

THURSDAY: AMPAS hosts a screening and Q&A to mark the 20th anniversary of “Thelma and Louise.” Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Oscars.org

FRIDAY: Snoop Dogg is among the honorees at the BMI Urban Awards. Pantages Theater. BMI.com

SATURDAY: Harry Shearer, Carl Reiner, Merrill Markoe, Bob Odenkirk and others take part in a tribute to Ernie Kovacs. Egyptian Theater. AmericanCinematheque.com

SUNDAY: Lady Gaga opens MTV’s Video Music Awards. Nokia Theater. MTV.com

AUG. 29: Diahann Carroll receives a lifetime achievement kudo at the 21st annual NAACP Theater Awards. DGA Theater. Bhwdnaacptheatreawards.com

AUG. 30: Annette Bening and Warren Beatty are among the honorees at the Eagle & Badge Foundation gala supporting assistance programs for LAPD officers and their families. JW Marriott at LA Live. Eagle-andBadgeFoundation.com

SEPT. 1: Downtown Independent launches its Film Finds series at its downtown L.A. facility with a screening of animated pic “Mars” and toon short “Field Notes From Dimension X: Oasis.” DowntownIndependent.com

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