Explore the science of getting schnockered at this classy annual fête, hosted at and benefitting the wonderful Exploratorium museum. This is a formal affair with open bar and gourmet hors d'oeuvres, but don’t let your black tie deter you from getting your hands on all the exhibits, many of which will offer tantalizing insights into our favorite boozy beverages, from distillation and brewing to (hopefully) how to cure a hangover.
The Exploratorium’s eighth annual Science of Cocktails returns Friday, February 9. General admission tickets are $150 and VIP are $250 (prices increase to $175 and $275 respectively on January 29). Tickets can be purchased at the Science of Cocktails page. Don't hesitate—this fun event sells out every year.