September 6, dinner 6pm, awards ceremony 7:30pm
$25-$60, no one turned away for lack of funds
Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.
This annual award honors Santa Monica residents who have contributed to the community with their work, activism, and creativity. The 2008 honorees are singer/songwriter Ross Altman, artist Bruria Finkel, former judge, Rent Control Board member and SMC trustee David Finkel, and environmental activist Herley Jim Bowling. A dinner will precede the ceremony.
Wine and Dine Month, September 7-21, DineLA.com.Over 40 LA area restaurants are offering multi-course menus to celebrate California Wine Month. In Santa Monica, participating restaurants include Jiraffe (pictured), Catch, Chinois on Main, Michael’s, The Penthouse, Valentino, and Wilshire.