Enjoy the start of summer with film screenings, pop-up dinners and more this week

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There are plenty of dates to mark on the culinary calendar this week -- including a free, independent film screening sponsored by New Belgium Brewing in Boulder.

Here's a taste of what's on the menu:

Monday, June 25:

Zolo Southwestern Grill, 2525 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, is partnering with Isabelle Farms, 10029 Isabelle Road in Lafayette, for a pop-up outdoor dinner at the farm. For $85, guests get a five-course dinner from chefs Brett Smith and Jed Bednarski and a tour of the farm. The tour starts at 4 p.m., with dinner following at 5 p.m.; the event is BYOB (no corkage fee).

Black Cat, 1964 13th Street in Boulder, is celebrating the art of gardening with a cocktail party tonight. The $20 admission fee buys you a signed copy of the new DIY gardening book, Homesweet, Homegrown, seed packets, a garden-inspired cocktail and bar snacks previewing Black Cat's soon-to-be-open sister restaurant Bramble & Hare. Call 303-444-5500 for more information. Tuesday, June 26:

Elway's Downtown, 1881 Curtis Street, will present a five-course dinner paired with spirits and bitters from Breckenridge Distillery -- reportedly the highest distillery in the world. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $65; call 303-312-3107 to reserve a seat.

Great Divide's monthly beer and cheese pairing takes place tonight at the brewery's tap room, 2201 Arapahoe Street. The cost is $24 and includes five cheeses matched with five sample-sized beers and a view of the brewhouse; call 303-296-9460 to grab a spot.Wednesday, June 27:

Every Wednesday from June to August, Elway's Cherry Creek, 2500 East First Avenue, hosts live music on the patio. Tonight's performance will be from Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band; call 303-399-5353 for details.

Thursday, June 28:

And every Thursday, the Banjo Billy Bus provides a three-hour brewery tour for $34, inclusive of visits to Wynkoop Brewing Co., Strange Brewing, Breckenridge and Denver Beer Co. Tickets include three pints and a designated driver; go to the website for more information.Friday, June 29:

New Belgium's third annual Clips of Faith takes place tonight at 29th Street and Canyon Boulevard in Boulder. The free outdoor film festival features independent short films submitted by fans of the brewery. Attendees are encouraged to bring food to share and blankets. Proceeds from beer sales will benefit Community Cycles, a Boulder nonprofit that supports safe and healthy cycling. Go to the website for more information.

Saturday, June 30:

The Ritz-Carlton Denver, 1880 Curtis Street, presents dinner and a movie on the outdoor terrace this evening, both of which will be inspired by Italy. Executive chef Justin Fields has created a four-course Italian menu to go with a screening of the 1960 Fellini film La Dolce Vita. Call 303-312-3800 for details.

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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