The Kitchen Table, 5375 Landmark Place, Suite 105 in Englewood, presents an American Regional Cuisine: Celebrate John Besh's New Orleans class from 6 to 9 p.m.; admission is $95. Call 303-220-9769 or visit www.kitchentablegv.com.
Saturday, September 24:
The Ritz-Carlton, 1880 Curtis Street, hosts SeptFest 2011, kicking off the Denver Beer Fest with brews paired with food, plus live music. It runs from 3 to 6 p.m., and admission is $45; call 303-312-3800.
Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th Street, hosts the Great COntenders, a pre-GABF showcase of Colorado's beer heavyweights, featuring more than twenty breweries and more than fifty beers. It runs from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and costs $25 to $30; call 303-297-2700 or visit www.wynkoop.com.