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. Emmys.tvWEDNESDAY: 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. Aidstillrequired.org The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Champions Committee hosts its summer party benefit, featuring musical guest Harley Viera-Newton. Gotham’s No. 8 nightclub. Christopherreeve.org Shonda Rhimes is among the honorees at the Voice Awards presented by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Paramount Studios. Samhsa.gov./voiceawards 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. Caucus.org THURSDAY: Because of Erza, a non-profit org dedicated to pediatric cancer research, hosts its inaugural Karaoke for Kids fundraiser. SLS Hotel. Becauseofezra.org 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. WGFoundation.org 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. HollywoodBowl.com
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