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Burger Throw-Down; Pasta Making Demo; Kombucha Brewing; & More

Don't miss what's happening around Denver this weekend.

Chef Matt Vawter at Mercantile Dining & Provision
Chef Matt Vawter at Mercantile Dining & Provision

From pasta demos to brewing your own kombucha - Denver has a few things going down that'll be sure to keep you from boredom.

Start off your weekend with RiNo Arts District First Friday at Proof from 4 to 7 p.m. Owner Liz Batkin is offering Giuliana wine, olive oils, and bread from Babette's. The 2014 Oro Bailen Picual and 2013 Isole e Olena olive oils will be available to purchase at a special price.

Cherry Creek North is throwing it down at the Celebrity Chef Cook-Off from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday at Beacons Community Space (2630 E. 3rd Ave.). Chef Nikki Shaw and Bad Daddy's Burger Bar executive corporate chef, Tim Kast, will go head-to-head for the best "heart healthy menu." Cherry Creek North partnered with Denver's American Heart Association to put together the heart disease awareness event. Samples from the chefs will be provided. The event is open to the public and free.

Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha is hosting Brewing 101 on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Everything needed to brew your own kombucha will be provided: organic teas and sugar, starter liquid, a half-gallon jar, basic flavor recipes and more. The class will be led by brewmaster LeoDavid and costs $45/person. It's limited to 12 people so register now!

Mercantile Dining & Provision will host free pasta demos every Sunday at 2 p.m. Beginning this Sunday, chef Matt Vawter will show off his pasta-making skills in the market. The market offers sandwhiches, soups, salads, and sweets - as well as seasonal good from spices to meats, cheeses and mustards. To close out the weekend, To The Wind Bistro is hosting a five course Laws Whiskey House dinner on Sunday. The dinner is $68/person and seating begins at 6:30 p.m. Reservations only, call 303.316.3333.

On Sunday, Williams & Graham will offer its famed crafted cocktails for $6. That kind of a special comes courtesy of the "graduation/final test' of Nicole Laurita from barback to bartender. Laurita will have to make every drink on the menu at the LoHi speakeasy.

Williams & Graham

3160 Tejon Street, , CO 80211 (303) 997-8886 Visit Website

Mercantile Dining and Provision

1701 Wynkoop Street, , CO 80202 (720) 460-3733 Visit Website