The Apres Ski Cocktail Classic, sweet photography and more on the calendar this week

St. Patrick's Day is upon us, and there will be plenty of Irish-themed events -- watch for a rundown later this week. In the meantime, here's a taste of what else is on the culinary menu.

See also: - Andrew Novick remembers five desserts featured in Sweet Tooth - Denver 2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade - Live blogging St. Patrick's Day from the Fainting Goat: Happy Birthday to me!

Monday, March 11:

Andrew Novick's Sweet Tooth: 1000 Photographs of Desserts (that I ate) is now on display at The Shoppe, 3103 East Colfax Avenue. Novick has been shooting pictures of desserts for at least twenty years, and many of them decorate a twenty-by-eighteen-foot wall at the cupcake shop in conjunction with Month of Photography. Call 303-322-3969 for more information.

Great Divide is March's featured brewery at Bridgewater Grill, 800 11th Street in Golden; the restaurant is offering a paired beer dinner with the brewery's beers for $40 throughout the month. Call 303-279-2010 for reservations.

Wednesday, March 13:

Local folk quintet Monocle is playing at The Kitchen [Next Door], 1035 Pearl Street in Boulder, this evening from 7 to 10 p.m; call 720-542-8159 to learn more.

Thursday, March 14:

The Apres Ski Cocktail Classic begins today and runs through Sunday, March 17 in Aspen. The celebration of mixology includes seminars and tastings; visit the website for a full schedule and to purchase tickets.

Friday, March 15:

Fado Irish Pub, 1735 19th Street, is hosting charity event benefiting the St. Baldrick's Foundation today; thousands of volunteers will have their heads shaved in solidarity with children with cancer; donation will be accepted and the pub will also donate 20 percent of all food sales during the event. Call 303-297-0066 for more information.

Saturday, March 16:

Mizuna, 225 East Seventh Avenue, is offering a blind wine-tasting today from noon to 2 p.m. Call the restaurant at 303-832-4778 for details on pricing and seating availability.

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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