Events: 291 anniversary parties, Chile & Frijoles Festival, Sour Night and more

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A round-up of can’t miss events this month:

Rocky Mountain Food Report is Turning 1!: Come celebrate the website’s first year with Furious Food artwork by Liese Chavez, food from Brother Luck Street Eats and Rocky Mountain BBQ Truck, as well as Cottonwood First Friday open studios and exhibits. Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave. Friday, Sept. 2, 5-8 p.m.

Sour Night: A salute to summer with an extended collection of sours on tap and in the bottle, including sips from Crooked Stave, Almanac and others. Find the whole list online. Friday, Sept. 2, 5-10 p.m. Brewer’s Republic, 112 N. Nevada Ave.

Cripple Creek District Museum’s Inaugural Chili Cookoff: A contest for best chili with tastings for the public, as well as a chili pepper eating contest, live music and more. Saturday, Sept. 10, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cripple Creek District Museum, 510 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek.

Bruja Brew Fest: A benefit for the El Pueblo History Museum’s programming featuring Colorado craft breweries and cider makers (go online for a full list), along with live music from Beyond Bridges and food from VORE Grilled Cheese Gastro-Truck, Smokin’ D’s Barbecue and others. $30-$35. Saturday, Sept. 10, 5-9 p.m. El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo.

Fifth Anniversary:  A week of celebrating at 291 with a variety of tastings and events. Watch for updates. Whiskarita Wednesday ($5 whiskaritas and ceviche from TILL, RSVPs requested), Wednesday, Sept. 7, 5-11 p.m. Western Whiskey Night (specialty drinks; Western attire requested), Thursday, Sept. 8, 5-11 p.m. Decc Party (food and drink specials, plus the opening of 291’s back patio), Friday, Sept. 9, 5-11 p.m. Fancy as F*ck Party (specialty cocktails, food and festivities), Saturday, Sept. 10, 5 p.m. to midnight. Distillery 291, 1647 S. Tejon St.

Garlic & Harvest Symposium: A day of vendors and classes from Pikes Peak Urban Gardens devoted to this year’s harvest and garlic. The morning session ($10) runs 10-11:30 a.m. and covers how to prepare your garden beds for fall and how to grow garlic. The afternoon session ($25, lunch included), runs 12:40-3:30 p.m. and will offer two tracks of classes backyard farming, beekeeping and more. Go online for details; RSVPS required. Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Galileo School of Math and Science, 1600 N. Union Blvd.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s-Themed Pop-Up Dinner feat. Chef Lyn Harwell of Seeds: A paired dinner and screening of the classic film from Colorado Collective featuring cuisine by Chef Harwell and cocktail and coffee drinks from Fifty Fifty. Find the full menu online. $65. Fifty Fifty Coffee House, 330 N. Institute St.

Harvest Week at the Margarita: A week of dinners featuring food and drink from all Colorado farmers, producers, wineries and distilleries. Call for reservations. Lunch: $13-$14 per person. Dinner: $37 (three courses), $43 (five courses) — plus tax and tip. September 20-24. Margarita at PineCreek, 7350 Pine Creek Road, 598-8667.

Loaf ‘N Jug 22nd Annual Chile & Frijoles Festival: A Pueblo tradition mixing the annual harvest of the Pueblo chile and pinto bean with live music, family activities and food, both prepared and take-home. Be sure to grab a bag of fire-roasted chiles at the end of the day.  $3 daily admission, kids 12 and under, free. Sept. 23-25. Union Avenue Historic District, Pueblo.

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