The Rockies swing into action at Coors Field today for the team's home opening, an event that's practically a local holiday; see our list of ten places to celebrate Opening Day. But there's much more to Denver than the Rockies (which you'll appreciate in a few months of baseball games), and the weekend's culinary calendar is full of wine tastings, festivals and more. Keep reading for the tasty details.
Friday, April 8
The Denver Art Museum pops the cork on a weekend of fun with the museum's spring fundraiser, Uncorked. From 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, the museum will host a tasting featuring more than 300 wines from Colorado and beyond, spread through three tasting areas manned by winemakers and winery representatives, as well as food from Kevin Taylor Catering, a silent auction and more. Tickets are $100 for museum members, $135 for non-members and $55 for designated drivers. First Taste tickets will also be offered for an additional $45, allowing guests to enter the Uncorked Wine Tasting an hour early at 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for an additional $10, subject to availability. Get all the details at denverartmuseum.org. The museum will also hold Uncorked Reserve and the brand-new Uncorked AFTERGLO this weekend.
You Are What You Eat, a show of food-centric collages and photography by Barbara Gal, opens at NEXT Gallery with a reception from 5 to 10 p.m. today with food samples and a wine tasting by One Hope Wines. The show will be on display through April 24; for more information, check out nextgallerydenver.com.
Spangalang Brewery is celebrating its first year in business with a three-day birthday bash today through Sunday, April 10. The brewery will be opening a pop-up patio for the weekend, and pouring a lineup of limited releases each day. There will also be live music, a beer brunch, and more. For all the details, call Spangalang at 303-297-1276.
Denver Beer Co. is releasing its Cocoa Cream Graham Cracker Porter today at noon. The first 100 guests to buy a bomber of the beer will get a seat around Denver Beer Co.'s campfire, where they can make their own smores (supplies provided). For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.
Keep reading for more events this weekend.