Things to Do

Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Vine Street anniversary and Earth Day

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Tuesday, April 19:

Luca d'Italia, 711 Grant Street, presents An Evening of Beautiful Italian Food and Wine, a four-course wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $85; call 303-832-6600 or visit

Parallel 17, 1600 East 17th Avenue, hosts the Wines of Bordeaux Dinner, offering five wines from the Bordeaux region paired with French-cuisine-inspired small-plates. It starts at 6 p.m. and costs $35; call 303-399-0988 or visit

Simms Steakhouse, 11911 West Sixth Avenue in Golden, is the next stop for the Signature Chefs Series, offering a five-course meal with the executive chef. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $150; visit

Gaetano's, 3760 Tejon Street, presents free garlic bread and amaretto drink specials for National Garlic Day/National Amaretto Day. Call 303-433-3172 or visit

Taste three to four wines paired with small plate appetizers at the Lobby American Grille's Wine Happy Hour. It starts at 6 p.m. and costs $15; the Lobby is at 2191 Arapahoe Street. Call 303-997-9911 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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