Things to Do

Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Valentine's Day fills the menu

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Saturday, February 12:

Leadville hosts the Miner's Ball and Annual Wine Tasting, a celebration of Leadville's mining history. Victorian or miner garb is encouraged, and attendees must register by Monday, February 7. Admission is $75 to $80; call 719-486-1229.

The Winter BierFest lands at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 East Midland Avenue in Woodland Park, offering dozens of brews from Colorado breweries from 2 to 6 p.m. Call 719-687-5284.

Rialto Cafe, 934 16th Street, hosts a Mystery Dinner with Adams Mystery Playhouse, "Who wants to murder a millionaire ...?" The evening offers both dinner and murder mystery and starts at 6 p.m.; e-mail [email protected] or call 303-260-4723.

Heritage Eagle Bend Golf and Country Club, 23155 East Heritage Parkway in Aurora presents the Dessert Dance; order two entrees and receive a free bottle of house wine. There will be live music. It starts at 6 p.m.; call 303-400-6700.

8 Rivers Cafe, 1550 Blake Street, presents Creative Cooking With Cannabis: Cooking for Couples, wherein the chefs of Simply Pure will show how to medicate a meal for the patient in your life. It runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costs $35 to $60; call 303-623-3422 or visit

Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th Street in Boulder, hosts the Boulder Blind Cafe Valentine's Dinner, a multi-course dinner served family-style in the dark starting at 6 p.m. Visit for information.

UCAR Center Green Laboratory, 3080 Center Green Drive in Boulder, hosts the Chocolate Lovers' Fling, chocolate creations, auction items and a buffet dinner, plus live music and dancing. It runs from 5:30 to 11 p.m.; call 303-449-8623 or visit

The PPA Events Center, 2105 Decatur Street, presents the Shaken, Not Stirred Martini Party, where mixologists will create signature martinis; there will be unlimited tastes of vodka and gin cocktails, a silent auction and more. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $45 to $55.

Find dozens more culinary events taking place Saturday, February 12.

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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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