Things to Do

Civic Center Eats, wine tastings, cooking classes and more on the calendar this week

Cafe Max, 2412 East Colfax Avenue, has introduced a wine-tasting and education program that takes place at 6 p.m. every other Monday -- including tonight. The course is led by certified sommelier Chade Pare and costs $20; call the cafe at 303-333-0003 for more details.

It's Colorado Wine Week, which culminates in the Colorado Urban Wine Fest on Saturday, June 8 at Infinity Park. Find a full schedule of Wine Week events here, and keep reading for a taste of what else is on the culinary calendar this week.

See also: - Photos: Cafe Max is now open on East Colfax - Tovar Cerulli on the ethics of eating and his journey from vegan to hunter - News, brews, reviews: A second helping of this week's Cafe Society

Monday, June 3:

Frasca Food & Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, is welcoming six Italian winemakers to discuss their wine during the restaurant's weekly Monday night wine dinner. The four-course meal costs $50, and guests can try all six wines for an additional $45. Call 303-442-6966 for reservations.

"Taste on the Terrance" has begun at Flagstaff House, 1138 Flagstaff Road in Boulder. Every evening until September, the restaurant will host a happy hour on the patio from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring small plates and summer cocktails. Call 303-442-4640 for more information.

The Original Pancake House is celebrating its seventeenth anniversary in Denver with a half-off pancake deal that begins today and runs through Sunday, June 9. The chain has two metro locations: 8000 East Belleview Avenue in Englewood, and 5900 South University Boulevard in Greenwood Village. Visit the website for more details.

Tovar Cerulli, author of The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian's Hunt for Sustenance, will read from and sign his book at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Tattered Cover LoDo as part of the Rocky Mountain Land Series. Read our interview with Tovar Cerulli here.

Tuesday, June 4:

The Squeaky Bean, 1500 Wynkoop Street, will introduce a new cocktail happy hour today. From 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, the spot will offer deals on bites, adult punch, cocktails, wine and craft beer. Call 303-623-2665 to learn more.

Green Russell, 1422 Larimer Street, has invited six of the city's top bartenders to compete in a cocktail competition that features Colorado wine this evening. The event is inspired by Colorado Wine Week; admission is $12 in advance and $15 at the door, which opens at 4:30 p.m.

Civic Center Eats kicks off today at Colfax Avenue and Bannock Street in Civic Center Park, and continues from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. most Tuesdays and Thursdays through September 26. The movable feast also features live music in addition to food trucks and other vendors; check the website for the full schedule of vendors.

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Patrick Langlois
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