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Hot Weekend, Cool Parties: Illegal Pete's Grand Opening; Bastille Day, More

Illegal Pete's
Illegal Pete's
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RINOOur Mutual Friend, a small RiNo brewery located at 2810 Larimer Street, is hosting the Denver Passport Pop-Up Party tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature tables from local boutiques, including the Small Room Collective, Hazel & Dewey, and Coast to Coast Vintage, food from the Waffleganger food truck, and craft beers from the brewery. For more information, visit the brewery's Facebook page.

CRESTED BUTTE – The Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival and Celebrity Chef Tour will take place this weekend between July 11 and 13. The festival includes two James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour dinners- one tonight and another one on Saturday. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

GLENDALE– On Saturday, July 13, the eve of Bastille Day, the French National Day, the Alliance Française will host its annual Summer Soiree from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Four Mile Historic Park (715 South Forest Street). What to expect? Live music and French cuisine from Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, Ami Cuisine, Crepes 'n Crepes, Le Central, and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Alliance Française website.

SOUTH BROADWAY — The newest location of Illegal Pete's celebrates its grand opening with two days of music and festivities on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. From 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, watch Yellow Designs Stunt Team and APEX Movement demos and enjoy FREE New Belgium Brewing drafts (with a donation to Wish for Wheels). Tequila tastings are offered courtesy of Dulce Vida. At 9 p.m., the Mile High Soul Club will perform. On Sunday, starting at 7 p.m., guests are invited to dance to the live beats of the Parlor Pickers. Entry is free.

LOHI— On Sunday, July 14 from 5 to 8 p.m., Central Bistro & Bar is launching its summer live music series with the Mike Maurer Band. Every Sunday, the restaurant will host a different band and will have some HOT drink deals that are sure to cool you off. Call 303.447.4582 for more information.

GOLDEN TRIANGLE — On Sunday, Le Central, a staple French restaurant located at 112 E. 8th Avenue, will host a three course celebratory Bastille Day dinner. The dinner is served from 5 to 9 p.m. and guests have a couple of choices from traditional French dishes for each course. The regular menu will also be available. For more information and reservations, call 303.863.8094.

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