Things to Do

Gluten-Free Food Fair, Shroomfest and much more on this week's culinary calendar

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Thursday, August 18:

The Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 East First Avenue, will present Around the World in 80 Wines, a buffet with a silent auction and live music; proceeds benefit Gateway Battered Women's Services. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $65; call 303-366-0007 or visit

The Saddlery, 1500 Wynkoop Street, is the site of One Past 5: Young Professional Happy Hour, featuring beer, wine, hors d'ouevre, live bluegrass and tours of the historic building; vintage Western wear is encouraged. It starts at 5:01 p.m. and costs $25.01; call 303-534-5288.

Telluride will host its annual Shroomfest through Sunday, August 21, with workshops, panels, lectures, movies, cooking demonstrations, forays and much more. Visit

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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