Grand Coffee Bazaar, BigWonderful Closing Party & 5 Others Things to Do This Week

This week is all about being bazaar! The Grand Coffee Bazaar returns to Denver for the second time, along with The Friday Night Bazaar. Films about food are also popular this week. Go to the Flatirons Food Film Festival to watch a movie while enjoying film inspired treats, or the Just Eat it Denver: Fundraiser to Feature to learn how to reduce food waste. Finally, don’t miss out on Bubbles & Bliss seafood celebration or the first ever, Uniquely Colorado.

Bubbles & Bliss: An Extravagant Seafood Celebration!

When: October 15, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Baur’s Restaurant and Listening Lounge, 1512 Curtis St., Denver

Cost: $50

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: Baur’s Restaurant and Listening Lounge is hosting a series of sustainable seafood events. Join this seafood celebration in its second series, for it has teamed up with Ocean to Plate and LobsterBliss, so that you can enjoy mouth-watering and fresh Alaskan king crab, Maine lobster, and Canadian hardshell lobster. Accompanied with the lobster and crab will be oysters, caviar, and a variety of sparkling wines. There will be limited space for this event, so sign up soon to reserve your spot!

Friday Night Bazaar

New location of Night Bazaar. Photo courtesy of Night Bazaar's Facebook.
New location of Night Bazaar. Photo courtesy of Night Bazaar’s Facebook.

When: October 16 and 17

Where: 2450 Larimer St, Denver

The Low Down: TheBigWonderful is excited to present the return of Friday Night Bazaar Denver! But this season it won’t just being happening on Fridays since the event has expanded to Saturday, too. Now, with a new location at 25th and Larimer, the popular weekly occurrence goes by just “Night Bazaar.” Come check it out and experience live music, vintage crafts, and unique food and booze. From farm fresh food, to local jazz rock bands, it is the perfect way to kickstart your weekend.

The Grand Coffee Bazaar

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The Grand Coffee Bazaar. Photo by Roman Tafoya

When: October 17, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: Our Mutual Friend Parking Lot, 2810 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: $20

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: The coffee festival, The Grand Coffee Bazaar, returns to Denver for the second time. This is a chance for roasters, brewers, importers, and coffee lovers to gather together to showcase and try new coffees. “Coffee is a big deal. Last year at the first Grand Coffee Bazaar local roasters and coffee shops came together and put a spotlight on our growing craft coffee scene in Denver,” said Katie Schulze of Imbibe Events. “We are fortunate to have a rich community of small batch coffee roasters who are creating wonderful products and experiences.”  The event will feature 15 different Colorado roasters, along with breakfast food trucks. There will also be stations, including History & Origin, Processing, Regions, Roasting and Brewing to help further your knowledge on the craft of coffee brewing. Denver is known for its craft beverages, and coffee is no exception.

TheBigWonderful Closing Celebration

Photo by Camille Breslin
Photo by Camille Breslin

When: October 17, 10 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: TheBigWonderful, 2500 Lawrence St., Denver

The Low Down: After a successful season, TheBigWonderful is finally coming to an end. Before it completely shuts down, it is having one last hurrah. This is the last chance to check out the live music, as well as the sustainable market that includes a beer garden built out of a storage container, an urban farm, and the many vendors and small businesses that show up to join in on the fun.

Flatirons Food Film Festival

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When: October 19-15

Where: Most films screen on the CU-Boulder campus, 640 South 41st St., Boulder

The Low Down: The third annual flatirons film festival will highlight several feature-length films and short films, including East Side Sushi, Farang, The search for General Tso, Deli Man, Inhabit, and Lunch Love Community. Each feature will include film inspired h’orderves and food samples, along with sparkling wine. Following some films will be question and answer sessions with expert speakers, including an appearance from James Beard Award-winning chef Andy Ricker. So, be sure to come prepared with questions and and a big appetite.

Just Eat it Denver: Fundraiser to Feature

When: October 20, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Exdo Center, 1399 35th St. Denver

Cost: $15

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: Just Eat it Denver, is a fundraiser benefiting We Don’t Waste. “[Its] mission is to reduce food waste and insecurity by serving as a link between food sources and the underserved,” said Arlan Preblud, executive director of We Don’t Waste. “Unfortunately, nearly one million Colorado residents struggle every day to put food on the table.” The event will be featuring “Just Eat It, A Food Waste Story,” the award winning indie film, along with the film, will be live music, a question and answer session with a panel of food experts, and delicious food.

Uniquely Colorado

When: October 20, 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Oxford Hotel, 1600 17th St., Denver

Cost: $50

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: Uniquely Colorado is a first time event, hosted by Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. Luis Benitez, a world renowned mountaineer and the head of the new Colorado Recreation Office and Melissa McQueen, the coauthor of Exposed: Tragedy and Triumph in Mountain Climbing will be in attendance. Stop by to enjoy the live music, wine, craft beer, and McCormick’s Fish House & Bar’s top chef Steve Vices delicious Colorado inspired dinner.

Mark Your Calendar

Downtown Boulder Sushi Crawl

When: October 21, 3 – 5 p.m.

Where: Meet in front of The Peppercorn; 1235 Pearl Street, Boulder

Cost: $35

Tickets: Available here

Boulder Burgundy Festival

When: October 22-25

Where: St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut Street, Boulder

Cost: $85

Tickets: Available here

Cherry Arts Festival

When: October 23-25

Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 N. Dallas Street, Aurora

Cost: Opening Night Grand Tasting (ticketed) $65, the festival is free

Tickets: Available here

Dry Dock 10th Anniversary Party

When: October 24, 2 – 6 p.m.

Where: Dry Dock Brewing Company – North Dock, 2801 Tower Rd., Aurora

Cost: $35

Tickets: Available here

Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest

When: October 25, 2 p.m.

Where: Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St., Denver

Oceanaire Oyster Bash

When: October 25, 3 p.m.

Where: 1400 Arapahoe St., Denver

Cost: VIP $75, GA $20

Tickets:Available here

2015 Denver International Wine Festival

When: October 28-30

Where: Omni Hotel at Interlocken, 500 Interlocken Blvd., Broomfield

Cost: Connoisseur 2-Day VIP Pass $340, Pairsine Chefs Fine Food & Wine Pairing- Thursday (October 29) $100, Grand Tasting of International Wine- General Admission- (Friday October 30) $75, Grand Tasting VIP Ticket-Friday (October 30) $165

Tickets: Available here

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