Things to Do

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

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Thursday, September 16:

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, 8100 East Union Avenue, presents the Wild Horse Vineyards Wine Dinner, five courses paired with Wild Horse wines. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $60; visit or call 720-200-9339.

The City of Aurora presents a wine tasting, Grenache Syrah Mourvedre, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora. Admission is $22 to $29; call 303-326-8630.

The Feed Denver Market at 42nd Avenue and Steele Street is open for fresh-produce business on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit

The Great American Beer Festival lands at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, through Saturday, September 18. Visit

Grand Junction is the site of the annual Colorado Mountain Winefest through Sunday, September 19, the state's oldest, largest and most-anticipated wine festival which offers a collective toast to the grape harvest and vintages; activities include wine-and-food pairing events, chef demos, grape stomps, winery tours and more. 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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