"Friday night is kind of like party night," explains Cain. "We've got the Denver Jazz Quartet playing all evening. And then Saturday is more like family day: The bar goes away, and in come the Bounce House and face painting." Events range from chocolate-and-wine pairings to no-hands pudding eating, chocolate martinis, chocolate vendors (with free samples!), a Chocolate Queen competition, live cooking demos, a state-fair-style "Fudge Off!" and presentations by special guests such as chocolate therapist Julie Pech.
Tickets are $10 on Friday and $5 on Saturday ($2 for kids twelve and under). For details, call 303-347-8252 or go to www.chocolate-festival.org.
Fri., May 9, 7-10 p.m.; Sat., May 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2008