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Tidbites | Week of July 18, 2013

By Boulder Weekly Staff

The Sink celebrates its 90th birthday on July 20

The self-proclaimed oldest bar and restaurant in Boulder will reach a new milestone when The Sink celebrates turning 90 years old with a birthday bash on July 20 at the Fox Theatre, featuring Funkopolis and Paa Kow’s By All Means Band.

The Sink originally planned to do a block party on the Hill, but chose the Fox as a suitable alternative for the festivities.

Tickets to get into the Fox show are $17, while the VIP ticket, which includes a Fox ticket, dinner, drinks and a 90-year T-shirt, is $60. The VIP pre-game party starts at 5:30 p.m. at The Sink and the show at the Fox starts at 7:30 p.m. and goes until midnight. Tickets can be purchased in person at The Sink, at the Fox or online at foxtheatre.com.

Odd13 Brewing opens Aug. 3

Old-town Lafayette will get a brand-new brewery on Aug. 3 when Odd13 Brewing puts on a full weekend party to celebrate its grand opening at 301 East Simpson St. The new brewery also plans to host an exclusive party on July 27 to its loyal Facebook fans who were selected to be on a VIP list.

The event will feature several food trucks, including Bon Appetit Mobile Bistro, a Savour Affair and Orange Crunch. Live music will be playing on Saturday and Sunday, and the brewery will hold raffles of free gifts for the party guests as well.

Odd13 already has several artists lined up to play at the brewery through December, and owners Ryan and Kristin Scott have high hopes for the company’s future.

Ryan Scott started brewing from home in 2009 and won two medals in the 2010 Drunk Monk Challenge for his specialty beer, The Self Righteous Black IPA, and for his Belgian Dark Strong Ale.

According to Odd13’s website, the rest was history — or is it the future?

Longmont farm to hold afternoon party

McCauley Family Farms is putting on an afternoon of fun for all ages from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21 at its location at 9421 N. 63rd St. in Longmont.

The price of admission for an adult is $18 and features a farm tour that includes lectures about planting, harvesting and farm animals, as well as grilled food and farm vegetables. The admission price for kids is $8, and children age 2 and under get in free.

There will be creative art projects, a sheep-naming contest, a family earth circle, magical surprises for the little ones, face painting, organic snow cones and a lot more activities for kids and their parents.

To learn more about the event, contact McCauley Family Farms at 303-485- 7688 or at mccauleyfamilyfarms@gmail.com.

Auguste Escoffier’s ‘Sugar Rush Challenge’ planned for July 20

The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder is hosting an event in which a select group of six students will perform its first ever Sugar Rush Challenge. The students will be responsible for bringing their high-level pastry baking skills to be tested by three judges: Christina Hong of the Four Seasons Denver, Lauren Siebert of Linger and Nina Acosta of the Hyatt Regency in Denver.

All are welcome to attend the event as the six participants compete for bragging rights, prizes and pastry-baking glory. The Sugar Rush Challenge will be held at Escoffier Boulder at 637 S. Broadway, Suite H. For more information about the event, call 720-220-2789.

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