Here's an event we hope inspires more of the same: The First Annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl . Designed as a fund-raiser for the Westside Food Bank, the event brings together local bars and the drinking and noshing public (although teetotaling designated drivers are welcome). Bring food donations, which will be dropped off along the route, and enjoy food and drink specials at a list of spots that is too long to note here but includes the Yard, Ye Olde Kings Head and Dakota Lounge. Begins 5 p.m. For a complete list of bars, pub-crawl maps and updates: santamonicapubcrawl.com.

Sat., Dec. 19, 5 p.m., 2009

LA Weekly