Thursday, January 29, 2015

Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux Wine Tasting

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:17pm

Helping Denver Public Schools never tasted so good. Guests at this inaugural event will taste 60 different Grands Crus Bordeaux Wines, poured and presented by their owners and winemakers. Learn about this classification, which was established at the request of Emperor Napoleon III in 1855, and support a good cause as a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Denver Public Schools Foundation. Thu 6:30 p.m.

—Photo Courtesy of Denver Public Schools Foundation 

Beer Dinner: Django Unchained with Avery Brewing CO

Submitted by Callie Sumlin on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:08pm

What's better than dinner and a movie? Dinner and a movie plus beer. Watch Quentin Tarantino’s version of the Spaghetti Western, Django Unchained, as you make your way through a five-course meal. Beers from Avery Brewing Company will be paired with each dish, all of which are based on the movie (like the white cake with “raspberry blood splatter"). Thu 7 p.m.


Submitted by Camilla Sterne on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:27pm

For a play that is one-third silence, Aliens certainly says a lot. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker, this show takes place in a small coffee shop in Vermont, where two 30-year-old college dropouts discuss literature, music, and the ups and downs of life. When a high school student enters the shop, the two men become his unlikely mentors, each united in their shared alienation. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 4 p.m.

UllrGrass Music Festival

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:11pm

Toes are sure to tap at this inaugural festival, which aims to make winter a bit more bearable with top bluegrass and folk bands from Colorado and beyond. Named for the Norse god of snow, the bash brings together acts including Head for the Hills (pictured), the Drunken Hearts, and Peter Rowan & the UllrGrass All-Stars, a mini-supergroup of members of local favorites Leftover Salmon and the Infamous Stringdusters. Bonus: Saturday doubles as a beer festival featuring brews from Fiction Beer Company, Mountain Toad Brewing, and more. Thu-Sun, times vary.