Katie Mullen's, the Irish restaurant and bar at 1550 Court Place, opened two months ago, but it's hosting a grand-opening party from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 that's a benefit for Friends of the Denver Fire Department. Tickets are $25, and include cocktails and appetizers; for more information, go to www.fdfd.org or call 303-594-6567.
And from 6 to 9 p.m. April 23 at the Cable Center on the University of Denver campus, SOUP! (Shots Offer Unrivaled Production) will raise funds for the Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition. Restaurants providing the culinary concoctions this year include Strings, Table 6, Vesta Dipping Grill, Coral Room, Dazzle, Il Posto, Lola, Red Tango, Satchel's Market and Abrusci's; Great Divide Brewing, City Bakery, Mondo Vino and Café Europa are also helping out. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple; get them at www.childrensimmunization.org/soup.