RINO — Stop by the heart of RiNo this Saturday for a Del Maguey pop-up featuring Single Village Mezcal cocktails concocted at the RiNo Yacht Club. Tickets to the event are $30 and include cocktails, tastings, a variety of Oaxacan plates, and fresh oysters. The tasting starts at at 7 p.m. in the center of The Source.
COPPER MOUNTAIN — If you need another excuse to go up to the mountains this weekend, stop by Copper Mountain for the second year of the Colorado Cider and Beer Circus. Tickets to the Friday and Saturday event are available online for $40-$55. For more information on featured breweries, sponsors, and more, visit the festival's website.
SOUTHEAST — Denver friends: Come celebrate Inga's Alpine Tavern's second birthday at the tavern on Saturday, August 27 with an all-out luau and pig roast. Featuring live Polynesian dancers and music from DJ Frank Bell, the event also boasts a photo booth, drink specials, and a lot of PBR. Stick around after the roast to watch the Broncos play the Rams on the outdoor patio. The party starts at 4 p.m.
VAIL — On Saturday, August 27, Oktoberfest comes back to the Sonnelap Hotel for a Bavarian extravaganza complete with live music, food, and Hofbrau brews. The free, family-friendly event is open to the public. For more information, visit the event page or call 970.479.5429.
BOULDER — Fresh Thymes Eatery hosts a third anniversary pig roast dinner complete with bluegrass, wine, beer, cocktails, and farm-fresh ingredients. The celebrations start on Saturday, August 27 at 6 p.m. at the restaurant. Check out the event page for more information.
CAPITOL HILL — The Vesper Lounge laments the impending end of the summer season the only way the bar knows how - with a blowout party. The team at the Cap Hill spot will be roasting not one but two pigs. Plates with coconut rice and slaw are available to guests for $10. The event will also feature live music and specialty cocktails made with Parce Rum. For more information, visit the event's page.
CAPITOL HILL — Andrew Novick takes over Clyde, an upcoming restaurant, bar, and design space housed in the former Le Central spot, on Sunday, August 28 for a ramen pop-up shop experience. For $10, try both original ramen recipes: green chile ramen and peach cobbler dessert ramen. Get a chance to meet the new proprietors of the Cap Hill space and make sure to bring cash for the bar. Advanced tickets are available online; the event kicks off at 5 p.m..
BERKELEY — Learn everything about butchering a chicken at lI Porcellino Salumi on August 28 at a hands-on butchery class. All butchery tools will be provided. Tickets are available online for $65 each. Call the Berkeley eatery at 303.477.3206 to reserve your spot.
LONGMONT — Chef Paul Reilly of Uptown's Beast + Bottle and Coperta will prepare another farm dinner under the stars this Sunday, August 28. Starting at 6 p.m., sit down to a five-course meal complete with beer and wine pairings at Oxford Gardens. Featured courses include a whole roasted "lamcetta" and a mokum carrot cake. Tickets to the paired dinner are available online for $125 per person.
Disclosure: The editor is married to one of the developers behind The Source, the development in which the RiNo Yacht Club resides.