Weekend off the Wagon – April 6-8

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First Fridays are back.

Ski season is… almost done.

Time for festivals.

See below for a detailed list for weekend events. Check out our full calendar to plan your events well into the future.

 

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Friday, April 6

 
 
Taste of Vail

Vail Village, Eagle’s Nest, Vail Marriott Grand Ballroom

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First Friday Art Walk–Old South Pearl

South Pearl Street between Evans and Buchtel in Denver

Stroll galleries, sip wine, and hang in a lovely spot of Denver.

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SAiSON Man Release Party

5pm – 10pm

TRiNiTY Brewing Co.

This long anticipated golden Belgian Ale is a ‘Post Industrial Session Saison,’ brewed with weyerman pilsen, rye, flaked wheat, flaked oats, spelt, and grains of paradise. We hopped this beer with Styrian Goldings and Czech Saaz to create a bitter and dry profile, then fermented this recipe with 2 farmhouse yeast strains and Drie Bretta to create spicy and light barnyard notes.

 
 
Crazy Mountain Fun

6pm – Close

Star Bar

We’ll be pouring:

  • Old Soul Belgian Golden Strong
  • Cara de Luna BlackAle
  • Hookiebobb IPA

Brewery reps will be on hand to talk about the beers.

Live music with Patti Fiasco at 9:00.

 
 
Mmmmmboulder

6:30pm – 11pm

The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO

This special evening of everything local centers around a show combining short films by Boulder County filmmakers, alternating thematically with live music from singer-songwriters Lisa Bell, Rebecca Folsom and Ash Ganley. The show’s theme is Transition, Transformation & Empowerment.

Local films include the Boulder debut of The Necklace by MaryLee Herrmann and Magnetic Squirrel MotorHome Mayhem! by Mighty Fudge Studios. Other films include The Back Tenant by Kenneth Wajda, Packed by Mary Ann Williamson, Passing Time by Larissa Rhodes, Shit Foodies Say by Jon Glassberg and Bienvenudos/Welcome by Danny Beard.

One-of-a-kind modern art by Pamela Olson and Kelly Shanefelt, along with jewelry by Linda Parks and Carlentini Jewelry will be presented in the lobby before the show and during intermission.

Local food & beverages will be available for sale in and outside the lobby prior to the show and during intermission by our food partners: Meat & vegetarian BBQ by Top of the Hill Grill West; beverages by beverages by Boulder Creek Winery, Upslope and Avery Brewing Companies; and desserts by Shamane’s Bake Shoppe.

Some of the best of Boulder County’s natural products companies will be sampling their finest in the lobby including All Things Vegan, Bella Gluten Free, Boulder Granola, Dressed Up, MMLocal Foods, Organilicious Foods, Pangea Organics and Rudi’s Organic Bakery.

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Mile High Sci-Fi: The Sandlot

9:30pm – 11:30pm

Take you out to the ball game!!!

The Rockies open at home on April 9th, and since you don’t have tickets we’re going to give you the next best thing: a special Opening Day edition of Mile High Sci-Fi!

To celebrate the return of America’s Pastime to our fair city we’re showing a classic film about a bunch of rag tag baseball players who play on the crappiest field you can imagine and whose talent is pretty much derived from one player. No, not the Chicago Cubs – we’re talking about The Sandlot! Babe Ruth ball over the fence. Gigantic Cujo dog. Effeminate kid who cant throw and lives in a pink house – you know what we’re talking about.

Being a baseball movie we’re pulling out all the stops and creating a true baseball atmosphere – from beer vendors to a seventh inning stretch – you won’t want to miss this one. Anyone in baseball garb gets FREE POPCORN!

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MHSF’s cool kick-ass sponsors:
Dale’s Pale Ale, Peach Street Distillers, Comedy Works
 
 

Saturday Apr 7, 2012

 
 
Avery Brewing Co. Releases 2nd in its Annual Barrel Series: Uncle Jacob’s Stout

5:00pm – 7:30pm

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Taste of Vail

Vail Village, Eagle’s Nest, Vail Marriott Grand Ballroom

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International Wine Guild: Wine Components

9am – 4pm

International Wine Guild National Training Center, Denver, CO

This short-course presents an overview of basic wine evaluation concepts through a series of lectures, wine evaluation exercises and actual wine evaluation. It is not a course for certification; there is not an exam.

There are no prerequisites in terms of education or experience to take this short-course. You may bypass this short-course and begin your education with the Level I Wine Certification Seminar if you feel you do not need a basic introductory course on wine components.

In this one-day short course you will:

Learn basic wine evaluation techniques
Learn wine visual evaluation
Learn about wine smell evaluation via a smell exercise of the 30 most common smells in wine
Learn about wine taste evaluation via a taste exercise to learn how to distinguish tannins, acids, sugars and alcohol in wine
Taste at least 8 wines
Receive 30 pages of handout material
Lunch is provided as part of your tuition.

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West Bound Braggot Release

12pm – 8pm

Twisted Pine Brewing Co.

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3rd Annual Govnr’s Park Beer Fest

2pm – 5pm

Govnr’s Park

Its that time of the year again folks! G.B.F.- Capitol Hills ORIGINAL Beer Fest. April 7th from 2-5pm. Lotsa breweries and prizes being raffled out for a great cause. Get your tickets early , as they will go fast. Its gonna be a good one this year, dont moss out! $15 tickets

 
 
Old World vs. New World Wines: A Food Pairing War

6pm – 8pm

A Bottled Affair, Denver, CO

Have you ever been curious about the difference between ‘Old World’ and ‘New World’ wines? Are the distinctions real and do they even matter? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, you’ll not want to miss this lively and engaging food pairing war at A Bottled Affai! Sommelier led and with perfect small plate pairings, we’ll pit select varietals from Spain, Italy and France against their New World counterparts from Australia, Oregon, New Zealand and California. Limited to 30 seats. Please email info@abottledaffair.com for reservations.

First Course – Butterleaf Salad with Alpine Avocado Vinaigrette
Second Course – Roasted Chicken Mini Tacos with Mango and Avocado Salsa
Third Course – Four Cheese Stuffed Baby Bella Mushrooms
Fourth Course – Pizza with Mozzarella, Parmesan and Italian Sausage

Port & Chocolate Closer

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The Art of Mixology

7:30pm – 11pm

Artwork Network, 878 Santa Fe Drive, Suite 2, Denver, CO 80204

The Art of Mixology will highlight all things mixed, including mixed drinks, mixed-media art and mixed beats. Enjoy signature cocktails from a group of Denver’s most talented mixologists. Guests will learn more about the fine art of mixology and vote for their favorite concoction. Plus, enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres; browse a gallery of mixed-media art; peruse the silent auction; and dance to mixed beats from talented local DJs. This is going to be another fantastic, “can’t miss” CultureHaus event.

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Mile High Sci-Fi: The Sandlot

9:30pm – 11:30pm

Take you out to the ball game!!!

The Rockies open at home on April 9th, and since you don’t have tickets we’re going to give you the next best thing: a special Opening Day edition of Mile High Sci-Fi!

To celebrate the return of America’s Pastime to our fair city we’re showing a classic film about a bunch of rag tag baseball players who play on the crappiest field you can imagine and whose talent is pretty much derived from one player. No, not the Chicago Cubs – we’re talking about The Sandlot! Babe Ruth ball over the fence. Gigantic Cujo dog. Effeminate kid who cant throw and lives in a pink house – you know what we’re talking about.

Being a baseball movie we’re pulling out all the stops and creating a true baseball atmosphere – from beer vendors to a seventh inning stretch – you won’t want to miss this one. Anyone in baseball garb gets FREE POPCORN!

More information
More information

MHSF’s cool kick-ass sponsors:
Dale’s Pale Ale, Peach Street Distillers, Comedy Works
 
 

Sunday, April 8

 
 
2012 Keystone Slush Cup

12pm – 3pm

Keystone

Compete in the Keystone Slush Cup for your chance to win one of three Summit Passes! Award categories include: Best Costume, Best Crash, and Best Overall. This contest is a qualifier for the World Championships at Vail on April 15th, 2012. Space is limited. Entry fee to compete is $35.

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Bela Fleck & The Flecktones

8pm – 11pm

Ogden Theatre

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About PJ Hoberman


PJ likes beer. A lot. And whiskey. Gin. Wine. Cocktails. Um.. what were we talking about?