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Burger Night Fundraiser, Latke Love, Tails and Ales, Fantasy Football on This Weekend's Calendar

Two beer festivals and a boozy dog wash with the Rollergirls are just the start of the fun this weekend. Marczyk Fine Foods is hosting its second Burger Night fundraiser, The Viewhouse is throwing a fantasy football party, Latke Love is popping up again...and there's plenty more. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar this weekend.

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Friday, August 22

Head to either Marczyk Fine Foods location from 5 to 7:30 p.m. tonight, when you can "eat a burger and fund a farmer." The stores have been collecting donations all week for the Niman Ranch Next Generation Scholarship Fund, and all proceeds from tonight's Burger Night -- $8.99 for a Niman Ranch burger -- will go directly to the fund.

Joe & Debbie Sakic Bringing Hope to the Table at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center is a benefit dinner, held in conjunction with the Joe Sakic Celebrity Classic, that benefits Food Bank of the Rockies and its children's programs. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.; tickets are $250. Learn more and here.

Trinity Grille is hosting a Texas-style BBQ today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch is $5; call 303-293-2288 for more information.

Saturday, August 23

The ViewHouse is holding a Fantasy Football Draft Party today. The pigskin party will feature sixty kinds of beers, forty flatscreen TVs, free wings, beers and giveaways. There is a $100 minimum per twelve-person reservation; call 720-878-2015 and go to for more information.

Latke Love's pop-up restaurant will be popping up at the Denver Urban Homestead today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today; the owners are raising funds to open a permanent place.

The Boulder Craft Beer Festival will pour into Boulder today starting at noon. This beer fest will highlight twenty of Boulder County's thirty craft breweries. There will be plenty of beer, food, live music and games. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door; click here for info.

Global Fest 2014 will celebrate the diverse cultures across the globe and features performances from around the world, a colorful parade of national flags, cultural exchanges through food and drink and much more. The festival will run from noon to 10 p.m. today at the Aurora Municipal Center. Learn more at

Rendezvous At The Rock, Rockyard Brewing Company's own beer festival, will feature over thirty of Colorado breweries showcasing more than ninety beers. There will also be food trucks and live music. Beer will be flowing from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Rockyard; tickets are $10 for non-drinkers; $35 in advance; $40 day of and $50 for VIP. For tickets and additional information click here.

Krewe Crescent City BBQ is holding a Gumbo Threaux Down, Gumbo competition today starting at 4 p.m. Entrance in the competition is free; learn more at

Sunday, August 24

Benefiting the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls and Max Fund, Denver's no-kill animal shelter, Tails and Ales is a dog wash that is just as fun for the dog owners. Station 26 Brewing is crafting a special Tails and Ales brew just for the event and, in addition to dog washes by the fierce Rollergirls, there will be a vendor fair, music, outdoor games, mobile adoption van, food trucks and ice cream! Head on down to Station 26 Brewing between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to get your pooch polished. Click here to learn more.

The Cherokee Ranch and Castle will be cooking up a farm-to-table dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Reservations are $100 and you can make yours here.

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 [email protected].

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