PERFORMANCE: Help save the Rhino Theatre at The 2009 Rhino Benefit Spectacular. Performers include Leanne Borghesi, Laurie Bushman, Mike Finn, Scott Gessford, David Goodwin, Jordan LaMoore, Kim Larsen, Matthew Martin, Sara Moore, Tom Orr, Dan Sandjoet, and SF Boylesque. The ticket price includes drinks, treats, and the big party before, afterwards and during. Plus there’s a raffle!

7 p.m. // Rhino Theatre (2926 16th St) // $20

FOOD: Taste some fine Asian cuisine at East West Eats: An Evening with the Bay Area’s Best Chefs. The event, which is a fundraiser for student journalism scholarships, features Master Chef and food consultant Martin Yan, a spectacular menu with cuisine from Betelnut, Butterfly, Crustacean, Le Colonial, Living Room Events, Maharani, Namu, Napa Silverado, Poleng Lounge, Ponzu, Shanghai 1930, Hilton San Francisco, Slanted Door, and Urban Tavern, plus wine, entertainment and a silent auction.

6 p.m. // San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center (401 Van Ness Ave, Green Room) // $65-68