Monday, November 26: Head to the Corcoran for a discussion of the late artist Jeremy Blake’s works. Blake, who committed suicide earlier this year, pushed the boundaries of digital and video art. The Corcoran is now showing the exhibit “Wild Choir: Cinematic Portraits by Jeremy Blake.” Free for Corcoran members, $10 for the general public; 7 pm. Tickets are available here.
Tuesday, November 27: You know I love happy hours for good causes. You can’t do much better than the DC Habitat for Humanity Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction at this evening at 5:30 pm. It’s at O Street Mansion, off Dupont Circle, where cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction will mark the beginning of the holiday season. All proceeds from the auction benefit DC Habitat for Humanity’s mission. 2020 O Street NW; $20 per person (includes food). Tickets available here.
Wednesday, November 28: If you’re a broadcast-media fan, head to the Borders at 18th and L streets, Northwest, today. Cokie Roberts, Lynn Sherr, Sam Donaldson, and Kayce Jennings will be discussing the late ABC anchor Peter Jennings and sign copies of the book Peter Jennings: A Reporter’s Life, which includes their reminiscences. Free; 7 pm.
Thursday, November 29: The Washington Jewish Film Festival opens tonight at the AFI Silver Theatre and the Washington, DC, Jewish Community Center. The schedule, other details, and ticket information can be found at the festival’s Web site. http://www.wjff.org.
Another happy hour for a good cause! (’Tis the season . . . .) Urbana (2121 P St., NW) hosts a “Red Hot Night” of appetizers and cocktails benefiting the Whitman-Walker Clinic. The $10 admission at the door gets you two specialty-cocktail tickets and hors d’oeuvres. 6 to 8:30 pm.
The hilarious comedian, writer, and actress Amy Sedaris will be at DC’s Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 I St., NW) at 8 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $25 at door, and are available here.