Beer dinners, sparkling wine and more on this week's culinary calendar
Q's, 2115 13th Street in Boulder, hosts the North American Whiskey & Game Dinner, with guest Robert Sickler hosting this multi-course meal paired with whiskey. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $65; call 303-442-4880 or visit www.qsboulder.com.
TAG, 1441 Larimer Street, hosts TAG U, where Troy Guard offers an intimate cooking class, including cocktails and a three-course meal with pairings to follow. This round: Valentine's Chocolate and Wine. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and costs $75; call 303-996-9985 or visit www.tag-restaurant.com.
Leadville's Mining Musuem, 117 West 10th Street, hosts the Miner's Ball and Annual Wine Tasting. Tour the museum in your Victorian finest, sample wines and enjoy a three-course meal; there will also be dancing and card games. It runs from 4 to 11 p.m. and costs $80 and up; call 719-486-1229.
UCAR Center Green Laboratory, 3080 Center Green in Boulder, hosts the Chocolate Lovers' Fling, with cakes, candies, sauces, wine, beer, appetizers, live music, auctions and more; proceeds will benefit Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence. It runs from 7 to 11 p.m. and costs $125 to $200; call 303-449-8623.
Backcountry Pizza and Tap House, 2319 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, hosts the Danny Williams Silent Auction and Fundraiser, with a beer garden and more. It runs from 6 to 10 p.m.; call 303-449-4285 or visit www.backcountrypizzaandtaphouse.com.