Things to Do

Denver Beer Fest, 25 years of Paris on the Platte and more on this week's culinary calendar

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Tuesday, September 20:

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, hosts the Sustainable Food Film Series, with post-film panel discussions and free sustainable snacks from Chipotle. This month's film: Ingredients. It starts at 7 p.m., and admission is a suggested $10 donation; call 720-865-3500 or visit

Four Seasons Hotel Denver, 1111 14th Street, hosts the Flavors of Denver Culinary Gala; proceeds will benefit the Rocky Mountain chapter of the American Liver Foundation. Call 303-988-4388.

The annual Uptown Sampler will take place in Uptown; enjoy samples from popular neighborhood cafes and gourmet fine dining, plus live entertainment, wine tasting, book signings and more. It starts at 5 p.m, and admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Visit

Sushi Den, 1487 South Pearl Street, offers a Sake Special; each guest gets a complimentary glass of sake during dinner. Call 303-777-0826 or visit

Denver FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, presents FilmFeast, a new annual film series catering to foodies; each screening includes tastings from local restaurants. This week: Blood Into Wine. It starts at 7 p.m.; call 303-595-3456 or visit

Mezcal, 3230 East Colfax Avenue, hosts an All-Girls Taco-Eating Contest. Fifteen contestants will compete for a grand prize; registration starts at 5:30 p.m., and the contest is scheduled to begin at 7. Call 303-322-5219 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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