A pop-up dinner with the Denver Five, a sweet sixteen at Vesta and more on the calendar

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Chef Ian Kleinman of the Inventing Room is spearheading a Willy Wonka-themed dinner at Roth Distributing, 17801 East 40th Avenue in Aurora, this evening at 6:30 p.m. The seven-course dinner is the latest collaboration from the Denver Five (Matt Selby, Brian Laird, Ian Kleinman, Sean Yontz and Jorel Pierce) and costs $75; visit the website to view the menu and to purchase tickets. And keep reading for a taste of what else is on the culinary calendar this week.

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Monday, July 15:

Jax, 650 South Colorado Boulevard, is hosting its first wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. tonight, featuring Sineann Winery of Oregon. The four-course dinner -- courtesy of chefs Duane Walker and Sheila Lucero -- costs $55 per person; call 303.756.6449 to RSVP.

Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street Boulder, has invited Winemaker Louisa Lindquist of Qupe Vineyards in Santa Barbara, California, for its Monday wine dinner series. The four-course dinner costs $50, with additional charges for pairings; call 303-442-6966 for reservations.

Tuesday, July 16:

Coohills, 1400 Wewatta Street, begins its Beats on the Creek summer concert series this evening with a performance by Under the Blood Red Sky. The music will sound off every Tuesday on the restaurant's patio -- and the adjacent bridge over Cherry Creek -- at 6 p.m. through August. Food, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase during the concerts; for more information, visit the Coohills Facebook page.

Trillium, 2134 Larimer Street, continues its monthly, Scandinavian-themed dinner series. Tonight's four-course, paired menu is inspired by the cuisine of Denmark. Admission is $65, and there will rolling seatings, but space is limited; call 303.379.9759 to check availability.

Civic Center Eats rolls on at Civic Center Park. The food-truck fest lands at the park at lunchtime on Tuesdays and Thursdays through September 26 (with the exception of August 29 and September 3). The movable feast, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., features live music in addition to food and other vendors; check the website for the full schedule of both trucks and entertainment.

Wednesday, July 17:

Bin 1884 Cheese Bar, 1886 S. Pearl Street, is hosting the first in a series of beer and cheese pairings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tonight's event will feature beers from Renegade Brewing: Afternoon Ale, Redacted Rye and Elevation Triple IPA. The tasting is free, but reservations are required; grab a spot here.

The new Broadway Farmers' Market continues this evening from 5 to 9 p.m. The gathering take place every Wednesday through September 11 at the South Broadway Christian Church, 23 Lincoln Street, and features organic produce, flowers, Colorado goods and local live music in the street. Check the Facebook page for more details.

Thursday, July 18:

Freshcraft, 1530 Blake Street, is welcoming Templeton Rye for a special dinner paired with cocktails made with the small batch whiskey at 7 p.m. tonight. The party will be family-style and costs $40; visit the website to purchase tickets.

Friday, July 19:

Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake Street, is celebrating its sixteenth anniversary this evening by bringing back former menu items and pairing them with cocktails to commemorate the occasion. On the menu: Spicy Malted Lamb Ribs, Carolina BBQ Grilled Hangar Steak Skewers and Ice Cream Sandwiches. Call 303-296-1970 to make a reservation.

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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