The Colorado Chocolate Festival returns to the Denver Merchandise Mart this weekend, starting with a Friday Night Gala from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight; the regular show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets to the gala are $12, regular admission is $7 adults, kids 5-12 are $3, and under 5 are free. For more information, go to www.chocolate-festival.org or read our calendar story.
At 4 p.m. tonight, the Tasty Weasel, the new Oskar Blues tasting room at 1800 Pike Road in Longmont, will introduce "Hot Mama" Pils -- infused with 5 chile peppers. Sounds like a hot time! Find out more at www.oskarblues.com.