Bourbon, Banter, and Texas Hold 'Em with Aisha Tyler and Chuck Klosterman
Pair sexy comedy queen Aisha Tyler with pop culture guru Chuck Klosterman in a booze distillery, and you get something like a modern-day literary salon of sorts. Class up your Friday night at this benefit for ScholarMatch—the Dave Eggers organization that connects Bay Area students with donors to make higher education a reality. Appropriately named Bourbon & Banter, you'll be privy to a live taping of Tyler's hit podcast, "Girl on Guy," accompanied by off-the-cuff commentary by Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs author Chuck Klosterman. Oh, and did we mention the plentifully flowing St. George Spirits cocktails? Stick around after the taping, and you could win fourth row tickets to a Giants or Dodgers game in the live auction. Or take on the celebrity hosts in a raucous game of Texas Hold 'Em. Tickets are going fast—VIP passes are already sold-out—and the even organizers are offering a special 25% discount for 7x7 readers using the code "7x7". Get on it.
8 p.m., Fri. 6/22; St. George Spirits, 2601 Monarch St., Alameda, scholarmatch.org