Enjoy Vinyasa, Violins and Vino at Botanic Gardens, or Indulge at Balistreri Vineyards tonight

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The Denver Botanic Gardens will host an evening of yoga, food, drinks and music in an idyllic setting tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. The Botanic Garden's own yoga instructor, Blake Burger, will be leading an hour-long yoga class, followed by a BYOB picnic in the gardens. See also: Denver Botanic Gardens 2014 summer lineup: St. Vincent, Sheryl Crow and more

Burger, who is also a horticulturist at the DBG, will lead you through yoga and breathing techniques to relax your body and mind; afterwards you can enjoy food, drinks and live music to relax your soul. The Gardens will provide the music, but you'll need to bring your own yoga mat, water, picnic and a beverage (adult is okay if you're of age -- but you'll need to have a valid ID.) Vinyasa, Violins and Vino tickets are $18; learn more by visiting the Denver Botanic Gardens Facebook page.

For a completely different experience, head to Indulge at Balistreri Vineyards, a benefit for CASA, which provides child victims with specially-trained Volunteer CASA Child Advocates who will help provide a voice for them in court. The evening promises wine from Balistreri (there's a discount if you buy bottles to take home tonight, too); beer from Broomfield-based Wonderland Brewing Beer; live music by the PJ Zahn Band; pizza, sandwiches and salumi from the Balistreri crew with an assist from Hosea Rosenberg of Blackbelly Catering; desserts from Blue Point Bakery, as well as cookies, ice cream sundaes and a chocolate dipping station -- accompanied by coffee from Coda Coffee. There's more, including a silent auction that benefits CASA. Tickets are $60 at the door; find out more here.

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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