Events for week of May 21

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TODAY: United Friends of the Children fetes Shonda Rhimes with its Brass Ring Award. Beverly Hilton.

TUESDAY: Burt Bacharach, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, JD Souther and others take part in the Songs of Our Lives benefit for the Fulfillment Fund. Geffen Playhouse.

WEDNESDAY: Jerry Bruckheimer will be honored by the Simon Wiesenthal Center at its National Tribute dinner emceed by Jeffrey Katzenberg. Beverly Hilton.

THURSDAY: Bernadette Peters receives lifetime achievement honors from the New Dramatists at its 63rd annual Spring Luncheon. New York Marriott Marquis.

Sharon Stone hosts the 12th annual Lupus LA Orange Ball featuring a perf by Natasha Bedingfield. Beverly Wilshire.

MAY 29: The Paley Center for Media in Gotham hosts an Evening with Christopher Plummer.

MAY 30: Jon Stewart and Elmo host Sesame Workshop’s 10th annual benefit dinner saluting Bill Clinton and United Healthcare.

Cipriani 42nd Street.

MAY 31: Kirk Douglas joins actor Liam McIntyre and “Spartacus: Vengeance” creator Steven S. DeKnight to discuss the legend of the Greek warrior and Douglas’ upcoming e-book “I Am Spartacus! Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist.” ATAS’ Leonard Goldenson Theater.

Seth MacFarlane and Leslie Gilbert-Lurie will be feted by the Heart Project, a stay-in-school initiative. Wallis Annenberg Building at the California Science Center.

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