Things to Do

Denver Food & Wine Classic, take five

The fifth annual Denver Food & Wine Classic kicks off at 6 p.m. tonight with "Art of the Cocktail and a Movie," which will pour on the drinks before an outdoor screening of Pressure Cooker, in which documentarians Jennifer Grausman and Mark Becker follow three inner-city culinary students through a citywide cooking competition. Tickets for tonight's event, which takes place on the Quad on the Auraria Campus, are $29; you can also get an $80 movie/grand-tasting package, which includes signature movies cocktails and movie food.

The Classic continues tomorrow with wine dinners at several restaurants, and culminates on Saturday with the grand tasting that runs from noon to 4 p.m., also on the Auraria Campus. For complete details, go to

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
Contact: Patricia Calhoun