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Fiestas at Rio Grande, a pop-up beer dinner and more on this week's calendar

It'll be a busy week for the Rio Grande chain. The Fort Collins location has collaborated with Odell's Brewery and is hosting a release party for Chueco Mexican Lager, a 9 percent agave amaranth beer brewed especially for Rio. The event begins this Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.; visit the Facebook page for more information.

And, of course, the Cinco de Mayo celebrations will be in full swing at the Blake Street spot this Sunday, when the restaurant will offering $2 Cuervo shots, $5 Patron shots, door prizes and more. Call the Rio at 303-623-5432 to learn more.

In the meantime, here's a taste of what else is on the culinary calendar this week:

See also: - Rio Grande puts the spotlight on its kitchen - Photos: Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - Cinco de Mayo at Civic Center Park

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Monday, April 29:

Local author Irene Rawlings, a member of Sisters on the Fly -- a nationwide group of women who share old-fashioned traditions -- is signing copies of Cast-Iron Cooking With Sisters on the Fly at Tattered Cover Lodo, 1628 16th Street, tonight at 7:30 p.m. Her fellow sisters will park their trailers in a caravan outside for meeting and greeting. Admission is free; for more information, call 303-436-1070.

Tuesday, April 30:

Prost Brewing, 2540 19th Street, is hosting a pop-up beer dinner this evening to celebrate Walpurgis -- a traditional German holiday that toasts the end of winter. The four-course dinner costs $49 and begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.

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Patrick Langlois
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