Artopia, Westword's eighteenth annual celebration of Denver's arts and culture scene, takes place this Saturday in the Golden Triangle. The event features live music and DJs, fine artists, poets, culinary artists and cocktail creatives at City Hall, the Living Room, Salty Dog and Bar Standard. Visit the Artopia website for more information and to purchase tickets.
Here's a taste of what else is on the culinary calendar for the week.
Monday, February 18:
Parallel Seventeen, 1600 East 17th Avenue, is hosting a screening party of the restaurant's appearance on the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods this evening at 6 p.m. There will be a special "bizarre" menu available as well; call 303-399-0988 for reservations.
Tuesday, February 19:
Parallel Seventeen is also hosting a four-course wine dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. tonight. Seats are $35; purchase them here.
Wednesday, February 20:
Flagstaff House Restaurant, 1138 Flagstaff Road in Boulder, presents a special three-course menu paired with wines from family-owned Hartford Court winery in California. Seats are $105 and space is limited; call 303-442-4640 to check availability.
Wednesday, February 20 (continued):
Cafe Options, 1650 Curtis Street, welcomes Leigh Jones and chef Alex White of Jonesy's for a cooking class that will focus on solving "Food & Drink Mysteries." Call the non-profit restaurant at 303-573-0733 for more details.
Pizza Fusion, 571 East Colfax Avenue, continues its monthly buy-one-get-one deal today. This month's offer will promote the importance of social justice; call 303-830-0223 for more information.
Lucky Pie Pizza & Taphouse, 1610 16th Street, is featuring California's Lagunitas Brewery for its Wednesday Night Showcase; call 303-825-1021 for details.
Friday, February 22:
Saturday, February 23:
Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th Street, is hosting its annual Beer Drinker of the Year finalist competition at 2 p.m. today. The event is free and open to the public; call 303-297-2700 for more information.
Bristol Brewing, 1647 South Tejon Street in Colorado Springs, presents its ninth annual Firkin Rendezvous fundraiser today from 2 to 5 p.m. The festival features over 25 local breweries pouring "cask-conditioned" ales; check the website for more information.
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