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TODAY: Jay Roach and Jane Lynch are among the honorees at the ACLU of Southern California’s Bill of Rights dinner. Beverly Wilshire.

Blythe Danner, Annie Potts and Margo Martindale topline a staged reading of “Steel Magnolias” to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Lucille Lortel Theater.

Bryce Dallas Howard’s “When You Find Me” opens the ninth annual Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, which will screen more than 70 films and New Beverly Cinema and other venues through Dec. 12.

TUESDAY: Jack Nicholson and Quincy Jones co-host the Celebration of Carole King and her Music fundraiser featuring Alicia Keys, Herb Alpert, John Legend, Katy Perry and Vince Gill. Concert will benefit Paul Newman’s Painted Turtle camp for children. Dolby Theater.

WEDNESDAY: Thesp Nick Cannon is feted by the youth services org A Place Called Home at its Gala for the Children. Beverly Wilshire.

Michele Lee, George Schlatter, Carl Reiner and others take part in a tribute to Danny Kaye. Paley Center for Media in BevHills.

THURSDAY: Thesp Demian Bichir is among the honorees at the National Center for Immigration Law’s Courageous Luminaries awards. Westin Bonaventura Hotel.

SATURDAY: Joel McHale hosts the second annual American Giving Awards honoring philanthropy, service orgs and community leaders. Pasadena Civic Auditorium. www.

DEC. 10: Current TV host Joy Behar hosts the Comics with Benefits fundraiser to aid Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. 92nd Street Y.

DEC. 13: Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding and Corinne Bailey Rae perform at a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation’s meditation outreach programs. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Theater.

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