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Cocktail culture, BBQ in Frisco and a 1940s ball on this week's calendar

The

Denver FIVE dinner

at the

Village Cork

, 1300 South Pearl Street, sold out over the weekend and there's no waiting list, but there are many other events on the culinary calendar this week, including a visit from a

legendary barman

tonight.

Here's a taste of what's on the menu. (If you know of an item we missed, share it in the comments section below):

Monday, June 11:

The Bitter Bar, 835 Walnut Street in Boulder, is hosting "On the Town" at 8 p.m. tonight. Join award-winning mixologist and author Dale DeGroff for an evening of storytelling, cocktails and music from the Gypsy Swing Revue. Tickets are $40 online and $45 at the door; call 303-442-3050 for more information.

Tuesday, June 12:

The Taste of Elegance Food and Beer Competition takes place this evening from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Omni Interlocken Resort, 500 Interlocken Boulevard in Broomfield. Local chefs will create dishes inspired by the the gold and silver medal-winning beers from the Denver International Beer Fest. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased here.Tuesday, June 12 (continued):

Cholon Modern Asian Bistro, 1555 Blake Street, will welcome celebrity chef Angelo Sosa for a special four-course dinner followed by a signing of Sosa's new book, Flavor Exposed, tonight. Check out the menu here and call 303-353-5223 to RSVP.

Wednesday, June 13:

Hump Day Cafe sets up at Civic Center Park, Broadway and Colfax Avenue, most Wednesdays until September 26. The smaller sibling to Civic Center Eats features food from a handful of mobile vendors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check the Facebook page for updates.Thursday, June 14:

The 19th Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge kicks off today in downtown Frisco. The three-day event features more than sixty barbecue teams competing for top honors as the best in Rockies. There will also be a tour of the Breckenridge Distillery tomorrow and a live demo with Jenna Johansen from Bravo's Around the World in 80 Plates on Saturday; go to the website for more details.

Friday, June 15:

Fleming's Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 191 Inverness Drive in Englewood, has teamed up with renowned wine artist Thomas Arvid to host a private dinner showcasing premium wines from Napa Valley. The pairing costs $98; call 303-768-0827 to reserve a seat.

Saturday, June 16:

The 1940s World War II Era Ball takes off at the Boulder Municipal Airport, 3327 Airport Road in Boulder, at 6 p.m. today, with food and drinks, live music, swing dancing and more. Admission is $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Check the website for more information.

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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