Parade of Darks, Food from the Fort and more on this week's culinary calendar

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There are quite a few wine events on the calendar this week -- but there's also a Bubbles Dinner and the Parade of Darks if wine's not quite your thing. Here's a taste of what else is on the menu:

Monday, November 28:

Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street, hosts a Monday Night Wine Dinner; this week, Steve Humble presents the wines of 32 Winds. Admission is $50 and up, and reservations are required; call 303-442-6966 or visit www.frascafoodandwine.com.

Tuesday, November 29:

Amaro Drinkery Italia, 2785 Iris Avenue in Boulder, hosts the Marchesi di Gresy Wine Dinner, a five-course menu paired with wine. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $79; call 303-443-5100 or visit www.facebook.com/amarodrinkery.

Wednesday, November 30:

Izakaya Den, 1518 South Pearl Street, presents Sliced!, a sushi-making class featuring chefs from Sushi Den, Izakaya Den and Ototo; after class, sit for a meal that includes sushi, miso soup and green tea. Call 303-777-0691 or visit www.izakayaden.net.

TAG, 1441 Larimer Street, presents the Thomas Fogarty Vineyards Dinner, six courses paired with wines from Thomas Fogarty. It starts at 7 p.m. and costs $68; reservations are required. Call 303-996-9985 or visit www.tag-restaurant.com.

Nothing Bundt Cakes, 10449 Town Center Drive in Westminster, hosts its Grand Opening Celebrations, including a ribbon cutting and more. Visit www.nothingbundtcakes.com.

Greenbriar Inn, 8735 North Foothills in Boulder, launches its new Open Cellar Night series, where all bottles from the wine cellar are 20 percent off each Wednesday; there's also a multi-course menu with wine flights, plus bottle specials and tours of the cellar. Reservations are encouraged; call 303-440-7979 or visit www.greenbriarinn.com.

Thursday, December 1:

Park Hill Golf Course, 4141 East 35th Avenue, hosts a Holiday Wine Tasting in conjunction with Argonaut Liquors to benefit the Arapahoe House. Admission is $30 to $35; call 303-831-7788.

Friday, December 2:

Infinite Monkey Theorem, 931 West Fifth Avenue, hosts a wine tasting featuring Latin-inspired wines to benefit SELF, which provides scholarships for bilingual learning. It runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and costs $20; call 303-200-0622 or visit http://selfmismo.org.

Saturday, December 3:

Q's, 2115 13th Street in Boulder, hosts a Bubbles Dinner, five courses paired with wine. It costs $90; call 303-442-4880 or visit www.qsboulder.com.

Rocky Mountain PBS Studios will host Holly Arnold Kinney sharing her favorite Fort recipes and more on Food from the Fort: Sam Arnold's Legacy. It'll run from 3 to 4:30 p.m.; call 303-892-6666 or visit www.rmpbs.org.

Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th Street, hosts the Parade of Darks, amber-to-opaque beers galore at this fundraiser for Metro CareRing. It starts at 4:30 p.m. and costs $25 in advance and $30 at the door; call 303-297-2700 or visit www.wynkoop.com.

Wingstop, 1255 East First Avenue in Broomfield, celebrates its grand opening. Call 303-456-9464.

Fort Collins Country Club, 1920 Country Club Road in Fort Collins, hosts Dickens Dinners through Sunday, December 4, four-course Victorian feasts with entertainment by elegantly costumed Dickens Carolers of the Larimer Chorale. Admission is $65, and it starts at 6 p.m.; visit www.larimerchorale.org.

Sunday, December 4:

The third annual Holiday Chocolate Festival kicks off at the Broadmoor, 1 Lake Circle in Colorado Springs, at 11 a.m.; the festival offers booths, live music, public competitions and more. Visit www.chocolate-festival.org.

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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