Things to Do

Today: Benefits with tortillas, wines, auctions and more

Whatever your passion or palate, there's a culinary benefit for you today.

First up is Tortillas for Tepeyac, a tortilla-making contest in which twenty local leaders will test their skills in a benefit for Clinica Tepeyac. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Stapleton Recreation Center, 5090 Broadway. Tickets to view the showdown are sold out, but you can still make donations at

Lodo's Bar & Grill, 1946 Market Street, hosts the Base Camp Bash, the Cottonwood Institute's annual fundraiser, with appetizers, an auction, a snowboarding Wii competition and much more. It runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and admission is $30 to $35; visit

At the Denver Art Museum, 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, you can raise a glass at the annual DAM Uncorked fundraiser. Sample wines from around the world; tickets include general admission to the museum for the whole day. DAM Uncorked runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and costs $70 to $90 to taste, $35 for designated drivers, and you can pay an additional $35 to start sampling early at 5 p.m. Call 720-865-5000 or visit

And Marczyk Fine Foods presents wine from around the world, beers and Leopold Bros. liquors at the Taste for Teller Wine Tasting at the Tears-McFarlane House, 1290 Williams Street. Admission is $35 and the tasting runs from 6 to 8 p.m.; visit

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings.

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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