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TODAY: The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hosts a fall preview sesh with Variety ‘s Brian Lowry, USA Today’s Robert Bianco and other top critics. Leonard Goldenson Theater.

WEDNESDAY: The Big Easy Juke Joint, hosted by Aid Still Required and sponsored by Variety , holds an event featuring silent and live auctions and music by Overstreets’ New Orleans Jazz Band to benefit org’s New Orleans Project. Buggata Restaurant and Bar, Los Angeles, from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Champions Committee hosts its summer party benefit, featuring musical guest Harley Viera-Newton. Gotham’s No. 8 nightclub.

Shonda Rhimes is among the honorees at the Voice Awards presented by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Paramount Studios.

USA Network’s Bill McGoldrick, Fox’s Dan Harrison, HBO’s David Levine and others take part in the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors fall season preview sesh. IO/LA.

THURSDAY: Because of Erza, a non-profit org dedicated to pediatric cancer research, hosts its inaugural Karaoke for Kids fundraiser. SLS Hotel.

AUG. 28: The Writers Guild Foundation hosts a staging of Mike Birbiglia’s one-man show “Sleepwalk With Me,” followed by a Q&A with Birbiglia and “This American Life” host Ira Glass. Writers Guild Theater.

SEPT. 2: Jason Alexander hosts “The Big Picture: Paramount’s 100th Anniversary” musical tribute with guests Michael Giacchino, Lalo Schifrin and Alan Silvestri. Hollywood Bowl.

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