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This weekend, I get to experience one of my favorite events in the valley for the second time.

The Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest, a fundraiser for the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, takes place from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday at the Hotel Colorado.

Last year, I went into the brewfest having made up my mind that I didn’t like wine.

Oh, what a difference a year can make.

But in addition to the virtually endless supply of food and drink, the brewfest offers a cooking demonstration, silent auction and live music. Maybe the best thing of all, though, is that it gives me an excuse to get a little dressed up and mingle with some fabulous community art supporters.

Those are my favorite people.

And it’s all for a good cause. The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts offers incredible art programming both in its building and out in the community. Children and adults alike are able to take classes ranging from dance to pottery to jewelry making, and that’s not at all ordinary for a city the size of Glenwood Springs.

We’re lucky to have the Center for the Arts. Consider supporting it by attending the Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest.

Friday

Hit up the Bluebird Cafe in Glenwood at 7 p.m. to sip some delicious coffee and listen to some great live music. This free, family-friendly event is a great way to kick off your Friday night.

Saturday

The Vaudeville’s summer show run is over, but the fun hasn’t stopped. Come by at 7 p.m. for a stand-up comedy night with Hippieman. The psychedelic comedian recently graced the stage at the New Ute Events Center in Rifle, and now he’s back in the valley at the Vaudeville. A regular at Denver’s Comedy Works, he has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in comedy, including Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr, Lewis Black and Kevin Nealon, among many others. Doors open at 7 p.m. for dinner and drinks, with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person, and there will be adult content, so attendees must be 18 or older.

Sunday

Visit Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park for its first Mountain Fall Festival. Daily through October, enjoy fall decorations, a pumpkin patch, Oktoberfest food and drink specials and “freakie fudge.”

Jessica Cabe hopes to see a huge turnout at the Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest. She can be reached at jcabe@postindependent.com.


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