From Wine to Witticisms, Eight Tasty Events on the Culinary Calendar This Weekend

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It's opening day, but you don't need a ticket to Coors Field to root for the home team. Throw on your purple gear and head downtown for a sixpack of winning events. And if you're not in the mood to fight the crowds, there are plenty of other events around town. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar.

Friday, April 10 

The Denver Art Museum will hold its annual fundraising event, DAM Uncorked, today and tomorrow. The Uncorked Wine Tasting, which takes place tonight from 6 to 9 p.m., is a unique opportunity to taste more than 300 wines from all over the world while supporting the Denver Art Museum; there will be food from Kevin Taylor Catering and a silent auction. The Uncorked Reserve dinner and a live auction will take place tomorrow from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $125 or $45 for designated drivers; for more information click here

Wee Katie's in the Highlands will be celebrating opening day by giving guests happy-hour prices all day long, and will even be offering free valet parking starting at 5 p.m. For more information, call Katie's at 303-455-9709. 

Saturday, April 11

Breckenridge will be bringing Belgium to you this weekend during its Spring Beer Festival. The festival will offer free live music, karaoke, food, retail vendors and, of course, the chance to sample beers from over thirty breweries. Festivities begin at noon and will continue until 5 p.m. Tickets start at $27.50 with VIP packages starting at $70; to purchase yours, click here

Citron Bistro is turning seven today and celebrating with food and drink specials all day as well as a special three-course dinner for $20.15. For reservations or more information call 303-771-5800. 

Sunday, April 12

Our own writer and funnyman, Byron Graham, will be performing stand-up alongside Jim Hickox and Sam Tallent tonight at The Savoy at Curtis Park, for Amuse-Booze. Three local bartenders will compete to make their own variations of the three comics' favorite cocktails — but just one will be named victorious and move forward in the competition. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $10, which includes one cocktail.  

Today is National Grilled Cheese Day. Head down to the nearest Panera Bread to celebrate with a little gooey goodness and save some green. The chain is offering $3 off any of three (classic, fontina and kid) varieties of grilled cheese. For more information, visit panera-colorado.com

Linger will be hosting Dine Out for Earth Colorado, to benefit Rock the Earth, a nonprofit organization that partners with the music industry to protect and defend natural resources, tonight from 6 to 9:30 p.m. This culinary event will celebrate the local food movement the best way possible, with a six-course meal of local fare, paired with local beer, wine and cocktails all whipped up by top local chefs. The evening will also feature music from DJ Russo, a silent auction and celebrity chef and Rock the Earth Advisory Board member Chef Charlie Ayers. Tickets are $110 per person. Grab your ticket and learn more here

In the Bluebird District you can grab dinner and support a good cause at Trattoria Stella tonight from 5 to 9 p.m. The restaurant will be donating 10 percent of the evening's sales to Colorado Youth At Risk, and its efforts to empower teenage students to make life choices that positively impact their future through community-based mentoring and intensive training. For reservations, call 303-320-8635. 

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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