A birthday bash at Vesta, beer and wine and more on this week's calendar

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Vesta Dipping Grill turns fifteen this month, and owner Josh Wolkon and crew have invited former Vesta chefs Tyler Skrivanek of Duo, James Rugile of Mizuna, Wade Kirwan of Adrift, Dillon Maddox of Solera, Drew Hardin of Lola and Brandon Biederman of Steuben's to cook at a six-course feast and fundraiser for LoDo Cares on Thursday.

And here's what else is on tap this week:

Tuesday, July 17:

Every third Tuesday of the month, The Kitchen [Upstairs], 1039 Pearl Street in Boulder, presents an interactive beer and wine class that includes a four-course dinner paired with both beverages. Call 303-544-0092 for details.

Whole Foods Cherry Creek, 2375 East First Avenue, is hosting a local cheese class from 6:30 to 8 p.m., featuring cheeses from Avalanche in Basalt, Haystack in Longmont and MuCo in Fort Collins. Attendees will also receive a $5 gift card to help throw their own cheese party. Call 720-941-4100 to reserve a spot.Wednesday, July 18:

Boulder Wine Merchant, 2690 Broadway Street in Boulder, is hosting a free beer-tasting featuring beers from Oskar Blues Brewing from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 303-443-6761 for more information.

This month's Work Options for Women cooking class at Cafe Options, 1650 Curtis Street, will be for the kids. WOW's Jessica Berry will lead the class, which will focus on breakfast for dinner. Tickets costs $50 and can be purchased here.

Freshcraft, 1530 Blake Street, presents its annual summer beer and food pairing tonight at 6 p.m. View the four-course menu and purchase tickets -- which cost $45 -- here.Thursday, July 19:

Wine of the Americas takes place tonight at Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy Latin American wines while viewing art from the Americas. The event costs $20, which will benefit the museum; call 303-571-4401 for more information.

The popular monthly beer dinner at Jonesy's EatBar, 400 East 20th Avenue, will feature beers from Dry Dock Brewery -- seats go fast; call 303-863-7473 to grab one.

Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake Street, is celebrating fifteen years in LoDo by inviting former chefs and bartenders to create a six-course meal paired with special drinks. All donated proceeds will benefit the nonprofit LoDo Cares. Call 303-296-1970 to RSVP.Saturday, July 21:

Unwined -- a two-day alternative wine-tasting geared towards a younger scene -- begins tonight at the EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th Street. In addition to unlimited samples of wine, there will be a variety of food trucks and DJs spinning tunes. The party starts at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $60; purchase them here.

And more than two dozen local wineries will showcase their wines at the ninth annual Castle Rock Winefest, which takes place from noon to 6 p.m. in downtown Castle Rock. Visit the website for more information and to purchase tickets.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.

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