The World's Your Oyster at High West Oyster Fest Tonight

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Sip, slurp and shuck your way through the third annual High West Oyster Fest today from 6 to 9 p.m. at eTown Hall in Boulder. Presented by Jax Fish House with help from Burgermeister and Tebo, the third year of the popular festival promises to be a decadent ode to our slimy friends from the sea. Guests can indulge in Jax food and drink favorites, including oysters on the half shell, peel-and-eat shrimp, chicken and crawfish gumbo and more as they watch the best oyster-eating and -shucking competitions this side of the Mississippi.

There will be live music from Denver's DJ Styles Davis, and a special guest appearance from Louis Psihoyos, founder of the Oceanic Preservation Society and Oscar-winning director of The Cove. Tickets are $50 per person and include four drink and four food tickets. All proceeds and donations from the evening will directly benefit the Colorado non-profit There With Care, which provides support to hundreds of families of children being treated at hospitals and medical facilities across Colorado for critical illnesses. For tickets and more information, click here or head to any of Jax's Front Range locations. 

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