Though Daylight Saving Time is turning the evenings dark around six p.m. there is still plenty of reason to venture out this week. Celebrate or mourn the election at the Oriental Theater then soak up the politically charged aftermath with free barbecue at GQue. Even with shorter days and presidential turbulence this week has a great deal to offer across the front range. Check out below for the full list of the most exciting happenings in the Mile High this week, including Denver Fashion Weekend.

Monday, November 7

Frasca Food and Wine’s Monday Night Dinner Series

Photo Courtesy of Frasca Food and Wine

Photo Courtesy of Frasca Food and Wine

When: Monday, November 7

Where: Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl St, Boulder

Cost: $50 per person for four courses (not including the optional wine pairings, which range from $40 – $50 per person)

The Lowdown: This weekly series provides the opportunity for renowned grape experts to pair wines with a seasonal four-course menu, while working side-by-side with co-owner and master sommelier, Bobby Stuckey. The first evening covers the wines of Burgundy With Eddie Gilbert of North Berkeley Imports. Reservations begin at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 8

Election Night Party

Photo courtesy of Thinkstock

Photo courtesy of Thinkstock

When: Tuesday, November 8

Where: Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Ave, Denver

Cost: Free!

The Lowdown: Election coverage is shown on the big screen all night long. If you figure this year’s election may warrant a drink the Oriental Theater has got you covered. The politically minded will come together to celebrate, commiserate, cheer, brawl, cry and provide much-needed comfort.

Wednesday, November 9

Free BBQ Sandwiches at GQue Championship BBQ

Photo Courtesy of Adam Larkey

Photo Courtesy of Adam Larkey

When: Wednesday, November 9. Restaurant opens at 11 a.m.

Where: GQue BBQ Restaurant 5160 West 120th Ave, Westminster

Cost: Free!

The Lowdown: GQue Championship BBQ is celebrating their one year anniversary on Wednesday, November 9 with free pork sandwiches. The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. and has 250 sandwiches to give away, so the earlier the better if you want to guarantee yourself a piece of the action. The restaurant will also be giving away free samples of sausage bites, wings, kettle chips, cookies, and other menu items all day to patrons who missed the earlier excitement.

Thursday, November 10

Gears & Grub Trivia

Denver Food Rescue. Photo by Kyle Cooper

Denver Food Rescue. Photo by Kyle Cooper

When: Thursday, November 10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Great Divide Brewing Company, 3403 Brighton Blvd, Denver

Cost: Free!

The Lowdown: Put on by the Denver Food Rescue this event is free bike and food themed trivia. There will be free food including gluten free options. Also, there will be free beer and prizes. The event is a chance to learn about the impact of Denver Food Rescue and see where they are going in 2017. A good time for all the right reasons.

Friday, November 11

Green Chili Extravaganza

Photo Courtesy of Uncorked Kitchen

Photo Courtesy of Uncorked Kitchen

When: Friday, November 11 from 6-9 p.m..

Where: Uncorked Kitchen. 8171 S Chester St, Centennial

Cost: $89 per adult.

The Lowdown: Join Uncorked Kitchen in this unique event that focuses on one of the world’s finest peppers. The event will highlight the versatility that can come from green chilies in both savory and sweet dishes.


Night One of First Bite’s Boulder Restaurant Week

Photo Courtesy of Adam Larkey Photography

Photo Courtesy of Adam Larkey Photography

When: Friday November 11 – Saturday November 19

Where: 40 of Boulder’s Top Restaurants

Cost: $29 prix-fixe dinner menu

The Lowdown: Beginning Friday First Bite will be curating Boulder Restaurant Week in which 40 of the areas top restaurants will be serving a special three-course meal. Participating restaurants include Arugala, The Dushanbe Teahouse, FATE, Cafe Aion and Shine.

Saturday, November 12

Chocolate, A Curated Event


Photo Courtesy of Tilfelle

When: Saturday, November 12, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Red Wolf Gallery & Boxcar Studios, 554 Santa Fe Dr, Denver

Cost: $50 per adult, 21+ only.

The Lowdown: Enjoy local art, small bites, tasty chocolate and creative beverages.  Chocolatiers include Stachi Fudge, Antelope Trading Company, Chocolate Lab, Truffles in Paradise, Goufrais German Chocolate, Robin Chocolates, Stargazer and Truffnies. With special guest Kingman Estates Winery. This is an obvious choice for any and all chocolate lovers.

Sunday, November 13

2016 Kegs for a Cause


Photo Courtesy of YNPN

When: Sunday, November 13, 2016, 12 – 3 p.m.

Where: Black Shirt Brewing Company, 3719 Walnut St, Denver

Cost: $30 – $60

The Lowdown: Join YNPN Denver for their annual fundraiser, Kegs for a Cause! Taking place at Black Shirt Brewing has for a second year in a row, your ticket will include a tasting of four different six-ounce pours of delicious brews. Snacks, a brewery tour, cool swag, networking, and the opportunity to bid on silent auction items will also be on the docket.

Mark Your Calendars…


Shop The Dock – Holiday Shopping and Food Drive

When: Saturday, November 19

Where: Dry Dock Brewing Company, 15120 East Hampden Avenue, Aurora

Cost: Free!