BENEFIT: Bring an unwrapped gift or canned food item to The Web 2.0 Holiday Bailout Party, which will go to Glide Church, and get a free drink ticket in return. Bring two gifts, and you'll get two drink tickets. Bring three, and you'll...well, you get the idea.

6 p.m.-9 p.m. // Harlot (46 Minna) // free

CLUB/DIY: Tiara Sensation at the is pretty goddamn remarkable. It's part DIY craft fair and part homosexually-inclined dance party. Last week participants had to make dresses -- like, gorgeous dresses -- out of stolen alt weeklies. This week? You'll have to go to find out.

10 p.m. // The Stud (399 Ninth Street) // free

LECTURE: Novelist Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) talks to Andrew Sean Greer (The Story of a Marriage, The Confessions of Max Tivoli) about winning esteemed awards, how to look your most insouciant while scratching your chin, and the woes of being a physically attractive writer.

8 p.m. // Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness)