Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Breakfast benefits, Sizzle at Stir! and Taste of Pearl

Along with recurring last-week-of-the-month events, like Great Divide's ever-popular Beer & Cheese Pairing, and weekly events, like Uptown Brothers' Medicinal Mondays, this week's calendar is packed with benefit breakfasts, a new cooking class for singles, and Boulder's Taste of Pearl. Here's what's on the menu:

Monday, April 25:

Interstate Kitchen & Bar, 901 West 10th Avenue, presents the Rock 'n' Roll Spelling Bee, where you can eat, drink and win prizes starting at 10 p.m. Call 720-479-8829 or visit www.interstaterestaurant.com.

Uptown Brothers Brewing Co., 320 East Colfax Avenue, offers Medicinal Mondays: Show the something identifying yourself as a medical professional (doctor, nurse, X-ray technician, chiropractor, acupuncturist, aromatherapist and even dispensary employees) and get 25 percent off your drinks. Call 303-839-8000, www.uptownbrothers.com.

Tuesday, April 26:

Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe Street, presents its Monthly Beer and Cheese Pairing, five artisan cheeses paired with five Great Divide beers. Admission is $18; RSVP to info@greatdivide.com. Visit www.greatdivide.com or call 303-296-9460 for details.

City, O' City, 206 East 13th Avenue, hosts a Firkin & Food event, featuring Wynkoop's Vanilla Oaked ESB. It starts at 7 p.m.; call 303-831-6443 or visit cityocitydenver.com.

Local author Elana Amsterdam's latest cookbook, Gluten-Free Cupcakes, will be released.

The Park Hill Golf Club, 4141 East 35th Avenue, hosts an Argonaut Wine Tasting in conjunction with Argonaut Wine & Liquors; this round features the wines of Chile, Argentina and Spain, and proceeds will benefit the Pozitive Project. It runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and costs $30 to $35; call 303-333-5411.

RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe Street, hosts a breakfast with Governor Hickenlooper to launch Design for the Other 90%, a summer exhibition. It runs from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. and is free to attend; call 303-296-4448 or visit www.redlineart.org.

Wednesday, April 27:

The Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, hosts a Wine of the Americas fundraiser; executive director Maruca Salazar will discuss the art of the Americas while wine experts serve up sips from the soils of New Mexico, Argentina and Chile. It runs from 5 to 7 p.m., and admission is a $20 suggested donation. Call 303-571-4401 or visit www.museo.org.

Elway's, 2500 East First Avenue, presents the Jordan Wine Dinner, featuring wines from Jordan Winery paired with Tyler Wiard's menu over five courses. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $100; call 303-399-7616 or visit www.elways.com.

Baskin-Robbins, 815 17th Avenue in Longmont, presents a Firefighters 31 Cent Scoop Night, offering single-scoop ice-cream cones for 31 cents to benefit the Longmont Fire Department. It runs from 5 to 9 p.m.; call 303-774-0310.

Tapas de Espana, 2301 7th Street, screens soccer games on the large screen with food and drink specials. Today's game is at 12:45 p.m.; call 303-455-2500.

Thursday, April 28:

Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West Sixth Avenue in Golden, hosts Taste of the West: Sample food from 25 West Chamber culinary members; there will also be wine and beer tastings and live music. It runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and costs $25 to $35; visit www.westchamber.org or call 303-233-5555.

Cooking for Hungry Singles lands at Stir! Cooking School, 3215 Zuni Street. It's a singles' night taking place the fourth Thursday of every month and featuring food, cocktails and an interactive cooking lesson with Michelle Baldwin and Jake Norris. Class begins at 6:30 p.m.; call 720-287-4823 or visit www.stirtolearn.com.

Dining Out for Life is one of Project Angel Heart's biggest annual fundraisers; more than 300 restaurants will participate and donate a portion of their proceeds to the non-profit organization. Visit www.projectangelheart.org.

Suite Two Hundred, 1427 Larimer Street, is the site of the Ms. Hooters Colorado Pageant starting at 7 p.m.; general admission is $15 and VIP admission is $30. Call 303-782-0232.

Strings, 1700 Humboldt Street, hosts D.I.NE. (Dinner, Ideas 'N Exchange), a new dinner program; the inaugural event will feature Eleanor Roosevelt dropping by to discuss her post-war campaign for a Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and costs $35; call 303-831-7310 or visit www.stringsrestaurant.com.

Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th Street, hosts a Tag-Team Beer Dinner, a double-collaboration beer dinner between Bart Proffitt and Mike Bickelhaupt. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $40; e-mail banquets@wynkoop.com to sign up.

The Seawell Ballroom, 1050 13th Street, presents the All Star Breakfast, the annual Warren Village fundraiser; this year, former NFL coach Dick Vermeil is the guest speaker. It runs from 7:30 to 9 a.m., and tickets are $80; call 720-435-6642.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, hosts Glass Half Full; the annual Greenhouse Scholars fundraiser features wine tastings, food, an auction, live music and more. It starts at 6 p.m. and costs $100; visit www.greenhousescholars.org/glasshalffull.

Friday, April 29:

Randolph's Restaurant and Bar, 1776 Grant Street, presents Hot Off the Press Paninis, $10 California-style paninis with a glass of wine to celebrate William Randolph Hearst, the namesake of Randolph's. Call 303-318-7272 or visit www.randolphsdenver.com.

Saturday, April 30:

The Nomad Theatre, 1410 Quince Street in Boulder, is the site of mmmmm Boulder!, a show with short films by Boulder filmmakers, modern art and local food and beverages for sale. It starts at 6 p.m. and cost $15; call 303-684-3140.

Cook Street School of Fine Cooking, 1937 Market Street, presents a Gastro Tour covering the region of Piedmont. Dive into one region's food and wine with an evening that incorporates a lecture on food, wine pairings and a hands-on cooking class. It runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and costs $89; call 303-308-9300 or visit www.cookstreet.com.

OiNKs! BBQ, 6110 East Colfax Avenue, presents one-year anniversary celebrations with food specials, a pinata (at 2 p.m.), birthday cake and giveaways. Call 303-355-7900 or visit www.oinksbbq.com.

Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, 772 Santa Fe Drive, presents King of the Kitchen cooking classes, monthly last-Saturday cultural cooking workshops with Tony Vecchio for all skill levels. They take place from 5 to 8 p.m.; call 303-571-0440 or visit www.chacweb.org.

Chefs Jessica Gaydos and Juan Carlos Huerta demonstrate and discuss producing luxurious food on the cheap at "Cooking in the Depression With Savoir-Faire: Hand Pies for the New Poor," at the Denver Central Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway. It runs from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and is free; call 720-865-111 or visit www.denverlibrary.org/fresh.

The Colorado Wine Train starts serving multi-course, locally inspired lunchtime meals at 12:30 p.m. today at the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, 401 Water Street, Canon City. Admission is $45 to $95 and up; call 888-724-5748 or visit www.royalgorgereservations.com.

Sunday, May 1:

Downtown Boulder hosts the Taste of Pearl, a food festival showcasing local chefs and Boulder's best restaurants. Admission is $52.80; call 303-449-3774 or visit www.tasteofpearl.com.

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