* Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation gala dinner event Wednesday at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel will benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Chrysalis. Tickets $200. Call (323) 525-1275.
* Cars and guitars of rock 'n' roll will be the theme of Petersen Automotive Museum's fourth annual "Cars & Stars Gala" on Thursday. Tickets are $200. Call (213) 964-6366.
* The first Tahara Project benefit to support efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation worldwide will be held Thursday at El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles. Tickets are $50. Call (800) 965-4827.
* The Beastly Ball to benefit the Los Angeles Zoo is set for Saturday. Tickets $350. Call (323) 644-4771.
* The vocal group the Bobs will perform to benefit Santa Monica's Upward Bound House, Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Santa Monica. Tickets $15, $30 and $55. Call (310) 458-7779.
* The Aquarium of the Pacific's second annual Ocean Conservation Awards Gala will take place June 23 at the aquarium in Long Beach. Tickets $500. Call (562) 951-1676.
* Opera Pacific honors Jeanette Segerstrom at the "Aegean Odyssey" gala on June 23 at Pelican Hill country club in Newport Coast. Tickets are $175. (714) 830-6320.
* Marilyn Horne and Stevie Wonder will be honored at the second annual Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame induction ceremony on June 29. Tickets for the gala and concert $200-$1,250. Call (213) 972-3051.
Information for Social Circuits can be directed to Patt Diroll in Los Angeles or Ann Conway in Orange County. Diroll is at firstname.lastname@example.org; Conway at (714) 966-5952 or, by fax, (714) 966-7790.