TODAY: Sony Corp.’s Howard Stringer will be feted at the American Theater Wing’s annual gala. Plaza Hotel. AmericanTheatreWing.org

Billy Gardell, Steven Weber, and others perform at the Broadway & Beyond fundraiser for cancer services org WeSpark. Honorees include Marc Cherry and “So You Think You Can Dance’s” Mary Murphy. Glendale’s Alex Theater. WeSpark.org

Gotham’s Center for Communications launches its film fest with screenings of newspaper-themed pics, including docu “Page One: Inside the New York Times.” Through Friday at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. Cencom.org

TUESDAY: Ryan Seacrest and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are honored at a fundraiser for youth services org L.A.’s Promise. Kodak Theater. LasPromise.org

THURSDAY: Palo Alto Intl. Film Festival screens 30 features and 74 shorts, along with workshops and filmmaker Q&As including a sesh with Variety’s Steven Gaydos on writing Monte Hellman’s “Road to Nowhere.” Through Sunday at various venues. Paiff.net

SATURDAY: Diane Lane and Josh Brolin are among the guests at the SeaChange Summer Party hosted by environmental org Oceana. Villa di Songi in Laguna Beach. SeaChangeSummerParty.org

OCT. 4: Scripps Networks’ John Lansing and NBCU’s Lauren Zalaznick chair the National Assn. for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications’ annual two-day confab. Hilton New York. Namic.com/annual-conferenceHelmer Roland Emmerich and attorney Bert Fields are feted at the Crystal Quill Awards benefit for the Shakespeare Center of L.A., including an advance screening of Emmerich’s “Anonymous.” Sony Studios. ShakespeareCenter.org