Ping-Pong Benefit Tournement

Jillian’s, the Sunset Tavern, ping-pong, Doctors Without Borders, and hairstylists are not often ingredients found in the same event-planning stew. But allow us to explain: Nasrin Shir is a hairstylist at Soci Hair Studio, where she cuts Sunset Tavern owner Max Genereaux’s gorgeous blonde locks on a regular basis. When last he visited Shir, she told him of her desire to put on a fund-raiser for Doctors Without Borders, and Genereaux volunteered to help. Enter Jillian’s, the South Lake Union billiards hall known for being a favorite hangout of former Sonic Gary Payton, whose yacht, The Glove, was once moored nearby. While it’s best recognized for pool, Jillian’s has a pair of ping-pong tables tucked away on its upper level. Tonight and Tuesday, all of the above forces will collide, as Jillian’s hosts a pool and ping-pong tournament to benefit Doctors Without Borders. (When you make your donation, think of the injured kids they treat in Iraq and Afghanistan.) Thanks to Genereaux, there will be live music. Karmic bandwagons like this don’t come by too often. Hop on. MIKE SEELY

Mon., April 6, 4 p.m.; Tue., April 7, 4 p.m., 2009

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