Tonight, dig into the Grub Party & Panel, a "multi-media soulfood dinner and discussion on environmental justice, artist activism and the green economy" at the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library, 2410 Welton Street. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. (bring your own place setting), with the panel starting at 7 p.m.; speakers include Bryant Terry, author of The Vegan Soul Kitchen, and Afya Ibomu, author of Vegan Soulfood Guide to the Galaxy. Donations are welcome; for details, go to www.soul-droots.org or www.greenfestivals.org/denver.
Up in Broomfield, the Aloft Hotel, which just opened at 8300 Arista Place, will host the Aloft Wxyz tWist Off Party at 5 p.m. May 1. Admission is free, and there will be drink specials, prize give-aways and a DJ; for information, go to 303-635-2000. Down in Lone Tree, Drew Estate hosts Stogies & Bogeys from 7 p.m. until midnight May 1 at the Robusto Room, 9535 Park Meadows Drive. Ladies get a free Acid Blondie cigar; everyone gets free apps and $4 Acid martinis, and DJ Mada will be spin until 2 a.m. Fired up to learn more? Go to www.therobustoroom.com.
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