Fourteen Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar, March 18-20

The gang's all beer this weekend.
The gang's all beer this weekend.
Danielle Lirette

March Madness is in full swing, and now there is "Beer Madness." Starting today, all three locations of the Kitchen Next Door (Boulder, Union Station and Glendale) are offering beer enthusiasts a chance to get in on the madness as sixteen Colorado breweries compete for the top spot in the restaurant group's Beer Madness bracket.  All you have to do is head to the Kitchen Next Door nearest you and enjoy a $3 pint of one of the beers in that day’s bracket; the brewery with the most pours each weekend wins. The tournament of the taps will run through the finals on April 4; for more information, visit
But that's just an appetizer for the tasty events happening over the next few days; keep reading for all the details.

Friday, March 18 

RNDZVS, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art's new 21+ pop-up party concept, will brighten up Boulder with immersive art experiences that take art, culture and music outside the museum walls. The first one-night-only pop-up party will be at 1420 Pearl Street, a currently vacant property on the Pearl Street Mall, from 9 p.m. to midnight today. RNDZVS will feature a glam-rock theme and include a makeup and hair-coloring station, live screen-printing of "band" T-shirts, a DJ and dance floor, specialty cocktails, a beer garden, a photo booth, and curated glam-rock video works. Tickets to the party are $8 per person; for more information, check out

Get weird at MCA Denver's Black Sheep Fridays. From 6 to 8 p.m. most Fridays, the museum will be serving up beverages and "sophisticated nonsense" that ranges from lip-syncing competitions to bingo with go-go dancers to this week's Poetry Spam, with poetic readings of your spam e-mails. You can join in on the fun for $5; the weirdness changes every week, so check out to see the full schedule of shenanigans.

Extreme Community Makeover, a movement of volunteers working in partnership with residents of specific Denver neighborhoods to complete home and local improvement projects, is holding its annual Spring Kick-Off at 6 p.m. today at Converge Denver. The event will get started with a happy hour featuring margaritas from Coyote Gold, followed by dinner from Jim 'N Nick's BBQ and desserts provided by Extreme Community Makeover. For more information, visit

The third annual Northwest Beer Fest pours into the Oriental Theater tonight. From 7:30 p.m. until midnight, beer enthusiasts can sample beers from over fifteen local breweries and wineries and enjoy a live battle of the bands. The winning band will earn a spot performing at this summer's Highlands Street Fair. Tickets are $30 per person; get all the details here. Proceeds will benefit North High School and Skinner Middle School, both DPS schools located in northwest Denver. 

Keep reading for more events on Saturday and Sunday.

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