Winter Brew Fest 
If you're planning to spend the weekend listening to music and drinking beer anyway, this festival is the perfect chance to indulge in your pastimes and give back to a good cause. Taste new brews from more than 60 different breweries, including Oskar Blues Brewery and Mockery Brewing, and jam along to live performances by the ’90s tribute band Gin Doctors as well as roots rock group Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene. Bonus: Beat the crowds and pair your favorite beers with local cheese at the VIP pre-party. Proceeds benefit Swallow Hill Music, a local nonprofit that provides music lessons to Mile High residents of all ages. Fri-Sat 6-10 p.m.
Visit denverbrewfest.com .