Things to Do

Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Beer, food drives and a new film series

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Tuesday, September 14:

The City of Aurora presents a wine tasting, Grenache Syrah Mourvedre, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Summer Valley Recreation Center, 17400 East Lehigh Place in Aurora. Admission is $22 to $29; call 303-326-8630.

The Denver Botanic Gardens harvests its fresh herbs to be used in cooking demonstrations, How to Cook With Aromatic Herbs, at Le Central, 112 East Eighth Avenue, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $38 for DBG members and $43 for the general public, and includes a three-course meal with dessert, tax and tip, plus a small donation to the gardens. Visit

Lola, 1575 Boulder Street, presents an Evening of Decadent Delights, featuring plates by Matt Selby, Tyler Wiard, Sean Yontz, Alex Seidel, Keegan Gerhard, Brian Laird, Goose Sorensen and Jamey Fader. Admission is $95; call 720-985-6947.

Cook Street School of Fine Cooking, 1937 Market Street, offers a Light& Healthy cooking class from 6 to 9:30 p.m. for $79. Call 303-308-9300 or visit

Mizuna, 225 East 7th Avenue, presents a Beer Dinner, five courses paired with brews from Great Divide, Stone, the Bruery and Moylan's. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $105; call 303-832-4778 or visit

The 23rd annual Uptown Sampler features walking and bus tours of some of the area's top eateries between 5 and 8:30 p.m. for just $20. Visit

Gordon Biersch, 1 West Flatiron Circle in Broomfield, is offering a limited-time German-Themed Menu to complement their latest brew, Festbier, through Sunday, October 24. Call 720-887-2991 or visit

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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