Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Wine dinners, Breckenridge Beer Festival and more

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There are dozens of wine events taking place this week -- which you can finish off with a brewski at Breckenridge's annual Beer Festival. Here's a taste of what's ahead:

Monday, April 4:

Morton's, 1710 Wynkoop Street, presents L'Amore di Vino, with wine-tasting and food to benefit Tennyson Center for Children. It runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and costs $150; call 303-825-3353 or visit www.mortons.com.

Jax Fish House, 1539 17th Street, presents the Renegade Genius Wine Dinner, where Abe Schoener joins forces with Sheila Lucero for a three-course wine dinner with six selections from the Scholium Project. It starts at 7:30 p.m. and costs $65; call 303-292-5767 or visit www.jaxfishhousedenver.com.

Tuesday, April 5:

The Signature Chefs Series stops at Chart House Restaurant, 25908 Genesee Trail Road in Golden, featuring a five-course meal with the executive chef for $85. Reservations are required; call 303-526-9813 or visit www.chart-house.com.

Highland Tap and Burger, 2223 West 32nd Avenue, hosts the Crafty Ladies Beer Club; topics include beer styles, flavor evaluation and food-and-beer pairing. It runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and reservations are required; RSVP to amyp@highlandtapdenver.com.

Gordon Biersch, 1 West Flatiron Circle in Broomfield, presents the Maibock Menu, a limited-time menu through May 15. Call 720-887-2991 or visit www.gordonbiersch.com.

Wednesday, April 6: Green Spaces Colorado, 1368 26th Street, hosts the CHOMP Vegan Supper Club. BYO plate and utensils. It runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and admission is a suggested donation of $6 to $10; visit www.plantsanimals.org. Thursday, April 7:

Randolph's Restaurant and Bar, 1776 Grant Street, presents its Choose Our Menu event: Enjoy a gourmet meal, interaction with Randolph's chef and the chance to cast your vote for the spring and summer menu at Randolph's. It runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and costs $38 ($15 extra for wine pairings). Call 303-318-7272 or visit www.randolphsdenver.com.

Frasca Food & Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, hosts John Mariani and a four-course dinner with wine pairings to celebrate his book, How Italian Food Conquered the world. It costs $100.

Gaetano's, 3760 Tejon Street, presents a special for Francis Ford Coppola's birthday: half-price bottles of Coppola pinot noir and $2 "Godfather" cocktails. Call 303-433-3172 or visit www.gaetanositalian.com.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, hosts Herbcraft I: Tea Blending, Syrups and the Immune System, where you can learn about five top herbs to nourish and heal the body and how to prepare them. It runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and costs $53; call 720-865-3500 or visit www.botanicgardens.org.

Friday, April 8: Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe Street, presents a release party featuring Colette, Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti and 17th Anniversary brews from 6 to 9 p.m. Call 303-296-9460 or visit www.greatdivide.com.

CostCo, 7900 West Quincy Avenue in Littleton, hosts Scott Thomasen with Lamadrid, who will feature three wines from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday, April 9. Call 303-932-1817 or visit www.costco.com.

Saturday, April 9:

Bread Winners, 7311 Grandview Avenue in Arvada, presents the Whiskey Tasting, part of the Colorado Tartan Day festivities, starting at 1:15 p.m.; admission is $20. Arvada Elks Club, 5700 Yukon Street in Arvada, is the site of Dinner and Ceilidh; it starts at 5 p.m. and is $10 to $20. And visit www.coloradotartanday.com. The Breckenridge Beer Festival hits the mountain town; sample beers from more than 25 breweries, listen to live music and more. Visit www.breckenridgebeerfestival.com.

Q's, 2115 13th Street in Boulder, hosts a Left Hand Brewery Dinner, five courses paired with craft beers. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $50; call 303-442-4880 or visit www.qsboulder.com. 910 Arts, 910 Santa Fe Drive, hosts a Chakra Rainbow: Ayurvedic Foods workshop with Ayurvedic consultant Beth Sanchez and vegan chef Vicki Johnson discussing the relationship between food and physical well-being. It runs from 2 to 4 p.m. and costs $15 for adults and $13 for students and seniors; call 303-815-1779.

Sunday, April 10: Wystone's World Teas, 7323 West Alaska Drive in Lakewood, hosts a Dolly Tea Party to benefit Dolls for Daughters, a nonprofit that gives toys to girls in low-income families. It runs from 2 to 4 p.m. and costs $25 for two people; call 303-663-5775 or visit www.wysteonestea.com. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place in Englewood, presents the Gospel Brunch, featuring Tyree Morris and Hearts of Worship, a concert and a meal. Call 720-274-6800 or visit www.comedyworks.com.

Encore, 2550 East Colfax Avenue, presents Eat, Drink, Give, featuring passed bites and cocktails from some of Denver's favorite chefs and mixologists; proceeds will benefit the "Treilly" team at the April 30 March for the Babies. It runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and costs $35; visit www.eventbrite.com/event/1391643443.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.

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