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Pencil This In: Meatball Mondays, Sacred Fools Open Mic, Santa Monica Wine Tasting and Ranting & Raving

Bacon-Wrapped Matzoh Ball debuts at Central SAPC in Santa Monica beer and 'balls pairing tonight.
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Central SAPC (Social Aid and Pleasure Club)
inaugurates Meatball Mondays tonight beginning at 5 pm. Each week, they’re pairing gourmet meatballs from the Great Balls On Tires Food Truck with craft beer. There will also be a guest chef every month, starting with Bravo’s Top Chef (Season 2) Ilan Hall who’s debuting a Bacon-Wrapped Matzoh Ball tonight. Here’s another sample pairing: The Incredi Ball (2 balls) of ground Kobe beef, applewood smoked bacon, gruyere, wild arugula, garlic aioli and toasted brioche with the suggested beer of Lagunitas IPA. The pairing price: $10 with beer/ $6.50 without.

Rogue Machine @ Theatre/Theater hosts the latest edition of Rant & Rave--where LA writers step behind the mic and get a chance to rant or rave on a particular topic. Tonight’s topic is Hunger. Tonight’s writers/speakers include: Bill Brochtrup, Tracie Lockwood, Stephen O'Connor, Penny Orloff, Ian Reichbach, Clarissa Romano, Kevin Van and Chase Winton. 8 pm. Tickets: $15 (but get $5 off if you bring a past due bill from the last two months.) Or reserve your spot and pay at the door: