Best Friends Animal Society runs pet-adoption festivals, spay/neuter programs and campaigns to reduce the number of homeless pets. It also knows how to throw a great fund-raiser masquerading as a party. Or is that the other way around? This year’s Lint Roller Party features a buffet dinner, silent auction, live entertainment and Charlize Theron. Smashbox Studios, 8549 Higuera St., Culver City; Thurs., Sept. 14, 7-11 p.m.; $175 (yeah, but you get to breathe the same air as Charlize Theron). (323) 934-6655.?