• President Obama's promised overhaul of our national health-care system can't come a moment too soon for our uninsured friends and colleagues in the arts and the restaurant business, judging by the increasing frequency of fundraisers. Friends and former fellow Mezzaluna employees encourage everyone to come out in support of Russell Boyer, who is fighting cancer without insurance. The benefit will be held at the Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen (6317 Bee Caves Rd., 327-8822, www.grovewinebar.com). Monday, June 15, 6pm.
• Chefs Jack Gilmore and Santos Garcia-Hernandez invite guests to enjoy a five-course wine dinner at Z'Tejas Grill (1110 W. Sixth, 478-5355, www.ztejas.com) with wine specialist Jerome Chladil. The cost is $65 all-inclusive; make reservations at 970-3834 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuesday, June 16, 7pm.