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Pitching a Show July 8-9
Denver theater just got democratic. The Buntport Theater will pitch three partially developed plays to you, the discerning audience. Then you get to vote on which one will be developed into a full-length production next year. Fun for theater lovers and naysayers alike. Fri-Sat 8 p.m. Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St. $12. For more info, call 720-946-1388 or visit www.buntport.com.
Toast of Breckenridge July 8-10
Head up to the mountains this weekend for one of the summer’s most decadent (dare we say gluttonous?) festivals. From the wines of Argentina to high-altitude cooking, the weekend celebration of food and libations will feature celebrity chefs and tantalizing seminars. Be sure to check out the Sunday morning Champagne and Jazz Brunch. Fri-Sun. $90-$245. To purchase tickets, call 877-359-5606. For more information, visit www.toastofbreckenridge.com.
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The Aesthetic Picnic: Defining Vision July 9
The Museum of Contemporary Art invites Colorado’s prominent curators and art dealers to talk about the “museum in their mind.” Panel participants will take you on a tour of the collections of ideas, objects, images, films, readings, and writings that influence them most. Followed by a community picnic in Sakura Square. Sat 10 a.m.- noon. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1275 19th St. $6. For more information, call 303-298-7554 or visit www.mcartdenver.org.
Big Wheel Rally July 9
It’s time to celebrate everyone’s favorite vintage riding toy. Ride, rumble, and power slide your plastic chariot along Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall for an evening of elementary school-style fun. Proceeds from the 24th annual event will benefit the Saint Joseph Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Sat 7 p.m. Republic of Boulder, 1095 Canyon, Boulder. $5. For more information, call 888-252-6279 or visit www.BigWheelRally.com.
Handlebar and Grill Tour de France Party July 12
Here’s your chance to watch Lance’s tour de force in the Tour de France with other cycling-obsessed Denverites. Denver’s premier bicycle bar is hosting Tour parties all month long-complete with two big-screen televisions and limited-edition t-shirts. Tue 5:30-9 p.m. Other parties July 19 and 23. Handlebar and Grill, 305 S. Downing. Free. For more information, call 303-778-6761 or visit www.handlebarandgrill.com.