Things to Do

Parties, dinners and desserts tonight

Feel like a road trip tonight? Head to A Grande Finale Patisserie, 489 North Highway 287, Suite 100, in Lafayette, at 6:30 p.m. for a Dessert & Beer Pairing. Pastry chef Nicole Hedlund and New Belgium Brewery's Matt Furlong will satisfy your sweet tooth and your inner barfly simultaneously for a mere $20 per person; RSVP at 720-890-4906 or [email protected]

Closer to home, both Mezcal (3230 East Colfax Avenue) and Tambien (250 Steele Street) are celebrating El Grito, Mexican Independence Day, on September 16 with mariachis, a taco stand and drink specials; for details, call 303-322-5219 or 303-333-1763.

And Maggiano's Little Italy is hosting a gluten-free wine dinner at the Denver Pavilions location at 6 p.m. tonight; call 303-260-7708 for reservations.