The City of Aurora presents a cooking class, Holiday Small Plate Buffet. It runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, and costs $43-$56; call 303-326-8630 or visit http://auroragov.org/recreation.
Frasca Food & Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, offers a guest chef four-course dinner with Michael Chiarello, the chef/owner of Bottego restaurant in Napa Valley and author of seven cookbooks. It costs $160 to attend; call 303-442-6966 or visit www.frascafoodandwine.com.
Seven Cups, 1882 South Pearl Street, presents Cooking With Tea with Suzanne Klein, owner of Zanitea Organic Tea Blends. It starts at 7 p.m., and admission is free; call 303-777-2877 or visit www.sevencupsdenver.com.
The Historic D&F Clocktower, 1601 Arapahoe Street, is the site of the Tequila & Wine Tasting, featuring wine, tequila and Mexican cuisine to benefit the Historic Elitch Theatre. It runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $75 to $250; call 303-623-0216.