Patio parties, Boulder SourFest, tea and chocolate and more on this week's culinary calendar

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The second annual Boulder SourFest is sold out (again), but there's plenty more taking place this week, including Triple Crown festivities, Pints for Pussycats and much more. Here's a taste of what's ahead:

Monday, June 6:

Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, hosts its Monday Night Wine Dinner; this week's guest: David Gates presenting the wines of Ridge. Admission is $45 and up; visit www.frascafoodandwine.com or call 303-442-6966.

Tuesday, June 7:

The King Center is the site of Creating Healthy Change, a discussion of the current food system, how it's affecting our health and what to do about it with Robyn O'Brien. It starts at 6 p.m. and costs $15; visit www.regonline.com/creatinghealthychange.

Omni Interlocken Hotel, 500 Interlocken Boulevard in Broomfield, hosts the Taste of Elegance Chefs Food & Beer Competition at 6 p.m. Admission is $60 to $75; call 303-438-6600.

Elway's, 2500 East First Avenue, presents a Pink Patio Party; Elway's sommeliers need your help choosing pink wines for the summer. It runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $30; call 303-399-5353 or visit www.elways.com.

Visit Civic Center Park between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Civic Center Eats, lunchtime food and live music every Tuesday and Thursday through September 29. Visit www.civiccenterconservancy.org.

Wednesday, June 8:

Second Home, 150 Clayton Lane, hosts Pinots & Prevention, a wine and heart-healthy educational seminar at 6 p.m. Admission is free; visit womenheart.org.

Colterra, 210 Franklin Street in Niwot, hosts a Great Divide Beer Dinner starting at 6 p.m.; visit www.colterra.com or call 303-652-0777.

Thursday, June 9:

The Cable Center, 2000 Buchtel Boulevard, is the site of Music and Martinis, a fundraiser for Central City Opera featuring signature martinis, a sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions and more. It starts at 6 p.m.; call 303-292-6500 or visit www.centralcityopera.org.

Mile High Station, 2027 West Colfax Avenue, hosts Taste of the Nation Denver, featuring more than thirty of Colorado's best restaurants, food trucks, cocktail artists, local wineries and microbreweries. Visit www.strength.org/denver.

Bosworth House, 1400 Josephine Street, is the site of the Tea and Treasures at Tablescapes 2011 event; view unusual table settings, enjoy tea, shopping and more. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday, June 11, and admission is $16 to $22 daily; call 303-355-2470.

Colorado Winefest Denver lands on Northfield Stapleton; a sister event of the Colorado Mountain Winefest, it will feature tastes from Colorado wineries and local restaurants, plus wine seminars, dinners and chef dinners, through Saturday, June 11. Visit www.coloradowinefest.com.

Friday, June 10:

RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe Street, presents the Country Club Classic, a beer tasting with a golf theme running from 7 to 11 p.m. It costs $30 to $60; visit www.countryclubclassic.org.

Fleming's Steakhouse, 191 Inverness Drive West in Englewood, presents An Evening with Wine Artist Thomas Arvid, a reception and dinner with the artist who creates photo-realistic paintings, featuring several courses paired with the artist's favorite Napa Valley wines. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $125; call 303-768-0827 or visit www.flemingssteakhouse.com.

Golf Club at Bear Dance, 6630 Bear Dance Road, hosts Wines of the Pines, featuring wines paired with appetizers, live music and a silent auction. It runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $49; e-mail winesofthepines@comcast.net or visit winesofthepines.org.

Hammond's Candies, 5735 North Washington Street, is teaming up with Tea Talks for Tea and Chocolate Pairings from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11. Admission is $35 for one person, $40 for two; call 303-333-5588 or visit www.hammondscandies.com.

Saturday, June 11:

LuLu's Frozen Yogurt, 9475 Briar Village Point, Suite 152 in Colorado Springs, hosts a Free Dish Day; proceeds will benefit March of Dimes. The promotion runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 719-371-7457.

Avery Tap Room, 5757 Arapahoe Avenue Unit B1 in Boulder, presents the Boulder SourFest, the second annual festival featuring exclusively sour beers. Admission is $45; call 303-440-4324 or visit www.averybrewing.com.

Second Home, 150 Clayton Lane, hosts parties for the Triple Crown races. Call 303-253-3000 or visit www.secondhomedenver.com.

Lowry Town Center, 200 Quebec Street, is the site of the Lowry Wine Walk and Concert, which includes a free concert with the Atomic Brass Project. Admission is $15, and it runs from 6 to 10 p.m.; call 303-366-1755.

West End Tavern, 926 Pearl Street in Boulder, presents Triple Crown Triple Fun: hermit-crab races, drink specials, big hats and more. It starts at 2 p.m.; call 303-444-3535 or visit www.thewestendtavern.com.

Scruffy Murphy's, 2030 Larimer Street, hosts Pints for Pussycats; a portion of all sales will benefit the Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue. Admission (which includes specials, a silent auction and more) is $20, and it starts at 8 p.m.; call 303-291-6992 or visit www.scruffymurphysdenver.com.

Sunday, June 12:

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place in Englewood, hosts Gospel Brunch, homemade Southern cooking and inspiring, uplifting music. It starts at 11:45 a.m. and costs $14 to $28; call 720-274-6800 or visit www.comedyworks.com.

Isabelle Farms in Lafayette hosts the Mile High Swappers Homemade/Homegrown Food Swap from 2 to 4 p.m.; visit http://milehighswappersjune.eventbrite.com.

J.W. Marriott Denver, 150 Clayton Lane, presents a Gauchezco Vineyards Wine Pairing, a social mixer with uncorkeddenver.com.

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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