Espresso Time Cocktail Class
If your homemade espresso martinis taste like a shot of vodka dropped in burnt coffee, it’s time to head to this cocktail-making class at Poka Lola Social Club. The Dairy Block bar’s award-winning bartenders will school amateur mixologists on how to make the beloved late-night libation. Afterward, toast to your hard work with an espresso martini of your own. April 24; 6:30–8 p.m.; $20

The Big Stir Festival
The macho male chef stereotype is so last century. And to prove it, nonprofit Les Dames d’Escoffier Colorado will celebrate more than two dozen female culinary leaders in Denver this week—including our very own 5280 food editor Patricia Kaowthumrong. After the awards ceremony, sample small bites from women-owned local haunts including Full Stop Bakery, Bibamba Chocolate, and Applejack Wines & Spirits; attend seminars on topics such as grain-to-bottle distilling; and sit in on a drag queen comedy set or tai chi demonstration. April 27; 1–5 p.m.; $65–$95

Your shopping habit doesn’t have to come with a hefty credit card bill. This enormous convention focuses on vintage and thrifted clothing, meaning it’ll go easy on the earth and your wallet. Fill your cart to the brim with items from 140-plus vendors, including collectible T-shirts, one-of-a-kind accessories, and even throwback physical media such as cassette tapes and trading cards. Yu-Gi-Oh duel, anyone? April 27–28; 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; $14–$65

The Show Boulder
The University of Colorado football team has plenty of star power already with Coach Prime at the helm, but it’s getting a little more this weekend when Lil Wayne, rapper YG, and Bossman Dlow descend on the People’s Republic of Boulder to celebrate the Buffs’ annual Black & Gold spring exhibition. After seeing the pigskin game, the musicians will put on a can’t-miss show. (Psst: Enter this giveaway to win two tickets to the game, concert, and a VIP meet-and-greet session.) April 27; 6:30 p.m.; $48–$170

Mile High Asian Food Week

Photo courtesy of Milk Roll Creamery

If you need a reason to partake in this annual culinary celebration, look no further than its menu: mango sticky rice rolled ice cream, garlic lemongrass chicken wings, and pad thai with crispy pork. The best part is your indulgence supports Denver’s booming Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) food scene. Dozens of Mile High City restaurants will offer secret menus, special discounts, and gifts-with-purchase all week, so you have plenty of time to taste your way through the list. April 28–May 4; times vary; menu prices vary

Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra Presents: Hitmakers of the ’60s and ’70s
Where you lead, we will follow, but we sure hope it’s to the Aurora Fox Arts Theatre to see this tribute to Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, and more. Fans of the singer-songwriter legends of the ’60s and ’70s rarely have an opportunity to see their faves live these days. Luckily, the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, along with vocalist Marion Powers, is hosting this ensemble-led concert, so old souls can hear masterpieces from the era live. April 28; 3–6 p.m.; $15–$29