Ready your taste buds for some flavorful events happening in Denver. Kick off your week by imbibing on cool sips at Cocktails: A Competition and end it by learning how to pickle at a Study Workshop. Whatever you end up eating, make sure to take a look at this roundup of food and drink events in Denver.

Monday, August 13

Cocktails: A Competition

Photo Courtesy of Avanti F&B, a collective eatery on Facebook

When: Monday, August 13, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Avanti F&B, a collective eatery, 3200 N. Pecos St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Avanti partners with New Belgium Brewing and Shinola to host Cocktails: A Competition. The event features a chill contest where you can sip and vote for the best cocktail in the room. When you arrive you will receive a free New Belgium brew and have the chance to sample cocktails from 10 different creators and determine which competitor is the winner.

August Craft Beer, Cheese and Charcuterie Pairing

Photo Courtesy of Alpine Dog Brewing Company‎ on Facebook

When: Monday, August 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Alpine Dog Brewing Company, 1505 Ogden St., Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alpine Dog Brewing Company presents an August Craft Beer, Cheese and Charcuteries Pairing. The event consists of four cool brews from Alpine Dog paired with four combinations of cheese and charcuterie from The Truffle Cheese Shop to compliment the ales. The tasting is led by the bar staff of Alpine Dog and a cheese monger from The Truffle.

Colorado Peach Week

Photo Courtesy of Denver Milk Market on Facebook

When: Monday, August 13 – 19

Where: Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. Suite 100, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Denver Milk Market celebrates the bounty of Colorado peaches during Colorado Peach Week. Throughout the week you can taste peaches in specialty cocktails, delightful menu items at different locations along the Milk Market and even have a chance to win some free peaches.

Tuesday, August 14

Shack Track and Field

Photo Courtesy of Shake Shack on Facebook

When: Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 p.m. 

Where: RiNo Shake Shack, 2995 Larimer St, Denver

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Shake Shack partners with Boulder Running Company for a Shack Track and Field night. You can lace up your sneakers and run in three to four-mile loops with others and end at RiNo Shake Shack for a free drink to refuel.

Build N’ Brews

Photo Courtesy of Kitables on Facebook

When: Tuesday, August 14, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Diebolt Brewing Company, 3855 Mariposa St., Denver

Cost: $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Diebolt Brewing Company has teamed up with Kitables for a night of crafting at Build N’ Brews. The event features a night to build a mini Lego drone with a complimentary brew from Diebolt to get your creative juices flowing. The ticket price includes all of the materials needed.

The Modern Eater’s Summer Dinner Series

Photo Courtesy of Arcana on Facebook

When: Tuesday, August 14, 5:30  9 p.m. 

Where: BBQ Supply Co., 2180 S Delaware St., Denver 

Cost: $100 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Ready yourself for a five-course meal at The Modern Eater’s Summer Dinner Series. This week the series continues with a dinner prepared by chef Kyle Mendenhall of Arcana and one of the founders of Kitchen’s national restaurant group. Mendenhall creates a menu using Colorado-sourced ingredients and pairs each course with a Colorado craft brew.

Wednesday, August 15

Scoop of Jazz

Photo Courtesy of Little Man Ice Cream on Facebook

When: Wednesday, August 15, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Little Man Ice Cream hosts another Scoop of Jazz. The night features smooth jazz from Alejandro Castaño and company. You can sway to the music in the warmth of the summer evening and cool down with a delightful scoop of Little Man ice cream.

Skyline Beer Running Series

Photo Courtesy of bRUNch Running on Facebook

When: Wednesday, August 15, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Skyline Beer Garden, 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Lace up your shoes for the Skyline Running Series. The series continues with a 5k run around Denver ending at Skyline Beer Garden. You can work up a sweat and grab a free brew to refuel and later peruse from vendors, see demos and more.

LOW Country Crawfish Boil

Photo Courtesy of LOW Country Kitchen – LoHi, Denver on Facebook

When: Wednesday, August 15, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: LOW Country Kitchen, 1575 Boulder St. Ste A, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: LOW Country Kitchen celebrates summer with a LOW Country Crawfish Boil. You can crack open one pound of fresh crawfish with clams, potatoes, corn and house-made andouille sausage for only $25. Create your reservations here.

Impact Dinner

Photo Courtesy of Comal Heritage Food Incubator on Facebook

When: Wednesday, August 15, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Comal Heritage Food Incubator, 3455 Ringsby Ct. #105, Denver

Cost: $60 – $125 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Comal Heritage Food Incubator hosts an Impact Dinner. The event features a four-course meal created by chef Tim Bender, chef Walaa Almohamd and chef Omaima Diyab concentrating on a Middle Eastern fare. The dinner raises funds for Focus Points Family Resource Center.

Thursday, August 16

Red Wine & Seafood Cocktail Party

Photo Courtesy of The Oxford Hotel on Facebook

When: Thursday, August 16, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Grand Ballroom at the Oxford Hotel, 1600 17th St., Denver

Cost: $75 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Sip on the best wine and dine on delightful bites at a Red Wine & Seafood Cocktail Party. The event features seafood and dessert from Urban Farmer Denver paired with complementing wines. You can also participate in a silent auction to raise funds for Volunteers of America Irving Street Women’s Residence.

Korean BarbieQ

Photo courtesy of Thrice Pop-up on Facebook

When: August 16 – 18, 7 p.m.  

Where: Thrice Pop Up, 1414 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $75 get tickets here

The Lowdown: If you love your kimchi you need to attend the Korean BarbieQ. The event features an array of Korean-inspired bites created by Smōk, four complimentary drinks paired with the food and it all takes place inside an interactive art installation. Since it’s a pop-up, no one but the organizers know exactly what to expect with the food and the art, so you’ll have to go see for yourself.

Friday, August 17

Flick Fridays

Little Man Ice Cream via Facebook.

When: Friday, August 17, 8:45 – 10:45 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Little Man Ice Cream teams up with Alamo Drafthouse to host Flick Fridays. You can grab a scoop of chilly ice cream and relax during a warm summer evening for an outdoor movie night. This Friday you can see a screening of the classic musical hit Annie.

RYC After Hours

Photo Courtesy of The Source on Facebook

When: Friday, August 17, 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: The Source Hotel and Market Hall, 3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Source presents RYC After Hours. The event features a night of live music, cocktails and more. You can sip on beverages from RYC’s menu and celebrate the opening of the Source Hotel + Market Hall.

Saturday, August 18

Cereal Party

Photo Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Denver‎ on Facebook

When: Saturday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $12.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Grab a spoon to dig into your breakfast during a Cereal Party. Alamo Drafthouse presents a morning of cereal and a screening of the hit ’90s film Space Jam. The film follows a wacky story of the evil Nerdlucks stealing the powers of skilled basketball players to play against Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes.

Après Yoga

Photo Courtesy of Après Yoga on Facebook

When: Saturday, August 18, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Where: Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, 471 Kalamath St., Denver 

Cost: $17 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Crazy Mountain Brewing Company presents Après Yoga. You can stretch out in the summer sun during a yoga flow in the taproom guided by Caitlin Anderson Scolari from Après Yoga. After class, you can grab a cold beer to refresh and ride those yoga highs.

Sunday, August 19

Red Rocks Beerfest

Red Rocks Parks Amphitheater via Thinkstock.

When: Sunday, August 19, 3 p.m. 

Where: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 Alameda Pkwy, Morrison

Cost: $50 – $250 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Jam out to music and sip on a cool brew at Red Rocks Beerfest. The event features a concert with performances from The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots and Bush. The ticket price includes entrance to the beer festival and entrance to the concert.

Impact Sack Lunches for the Homeless

Photo Courtesy of Impact on Facebook

When: Sunday, August 19, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 

Where: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2635 Welton St., Denver 

Cost: $10 donation register here

The Lowdown: Help reduce hunger in Denver by volunteering at Impact Sack Lunches for the Homeless. You can help put together sack lunches and later distribute them to those in need around our city. Every donation and helping hand makes a difference.

Westword Tacolandia

Photo by Danielle Lirette

When: August 19, 4 – 7 p.m.

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock St., Denver 

Cost: $35 – $65 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Dig into the best tacos at Tacolandia. The third annual event features a day of street style tacos from more than 40 restaurants and taquerias including Chuey FUs, Los Chingones and Lola Coastal Mexican.

Study Workshop

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When: Sunday, August 19, 1 – 3 p.m. 

Where: Hotel Teatro, 1100 14th St., Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Hotel Teatro hosts a Study Workshop. The event features a class dedicated to pickling. You can learn how to pickle your favorite vegetables and sample bites that are commonly used in charcuteries. You can also sip on bottomless bloodies and get the scoop on the recipe that The Nickel uses.

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Mark Your Calendars

Pinot in the City Denver

When: August 21, 6:30 – 9 p.m. 

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $70 tickets available here

Korean BarbieQ

When: August 23 – 25 

Where: Thrice Pop Up, 1414 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: $75 get tickets here

Pit-to-Plate Dinner

When: August 24, 7 p.m. 

Where: BBQ Supply Co., 2180 South Delaware St., Denver

Cost: $40 tickets available here

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