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The Eighteen Tastiest Events on the Culinary Calendar in Denver, June 10-12

The weather's not the only thing heating up: Denver's culinary calendar will be sizzling with tasty events all weekend long, including bar crawls, farmers' markets, charity events, cooking demos, anniversaries and more. Keep reading for all the details. 

Friday, June 10 

Globe Hall will host Saucy: An Evening of Burlesque and Barbecue starting at 7:30 p.m. today. Set to blues, jazz, soul, funk and ’60s rock, Saucy will feature sultry acts by some of Denver's top burlesque stars, as well as a card-throwing demonstration by world-record card-throwing champion Roger Lopez. General-admission tickets are $10, VIP are $25 and include a pre-show barbecue dinner. Get tickets and more information here.  

In honor of the year it first opened as a butcher shop (1979), Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille is offering a 79-cent Pork Chop Friday lunch to the first 100 people in line today (21+ only). The restaurant opens at 11 a.m.; for more information, contact Perry's at 303-792-2571. 

Culinary experts Adrian Miller, Rob Corbari and Shauna Lott will lead a food­-focused presentation and tasting during the Making the Mountain program at Lighthouse Writers Workshop from 8 to 9:30 p.m. today. Making the Mountain is a quarterly artist talk that features Colorado creatives speaking about their work; tickets to this round are $10. Get yours and learn more here

LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails) are hosting the Amazing Traveling Silent Auction to benefit the Prom Dress Exchange every Friday through June at a different Denver location. Today it will make a stop at The Good Son from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.

MCA Denver's Lookout Club debuts from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight on the rooftop patio. Every Friday through the summer, the museum will feature a unique mash-up of drinks and DJs with a theme; tonight's is "beer cocktails." Admission is $5 after 5 p.m.; visit for more information. 

The Underwearness: Drop your Drawers and Run Wild, a 3K and obstacle course, will take place at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds from 6:30 to 10 p.m. today. All registered participants will have access to the after-party — complete with drinks, food vendors, live music by Boogie Mammoth, and an underwear toss with special prizes. Registration fees vary; you can register here. For more information, visit

Carolla Drinks, founded by comedian Adam Carolla, is putting on a Mangria bar crawl in Denver today. From 6 to 9 p.m. you can join hosts Lynette Carolla, Ray Oldhafer and the Carolla Lackeys at a brawl crawl, with three stops and a live performance by Chris Laxamama. The crawl gets under way at 6 p.m. at the Next Door Lounge. Tickets are $30 and include a Mangria toast beverage, transportation throughout the event, and drink and food specials. For tickets and more information, visit

CU South Denver will bring whiskey and Westerns to the big screen today. Guests at Whiskey and a Western: High Noon, will enjoy a screening of High Noon, two drinks, popcorn and more. Tickets are $28 for adults, $23 for CU faculty and staff, and $18 for designated drivers. Get tickets and more information here.  

Restaurants and bars around the world have been celebrating Negroni Week all week, but if you haven't had a chance to partake, the event runs through June 12. Many restaurants in Denver will be serving up the gin, Campari and vermouth drink, and donating $1 or more from each sale to charity. For more information, visit

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