The Restaurant and Food Expo
In its seventh year, this tried-and-true event features more than 30 local and chain restaurants. Among them, enjoy samples from Paravicini’s Italian Bistro, The Airplane Restaurant, Mason Jar and more. However, the standout is TILL, which won two awards in the Indy
’s Best Of 2016: Best New Restaurant and Best Overall Restaurant. 5-8 p.m., Best Western Academy Hotel, 8110 N. Academy Blvd., $10-$20 includes food samples and non-alcoholic beverages, restaurantandfoodexpo.com.
Just Be Colorado Fashion Show
Hosted by Just Be, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering and improving quality of life for cancer patients. Proceeds from this celebration go directly toward “honorary angels,” local young women battling cancer. New this year, there will be a special tribute section in the show to honor Springs Equality and the LGBTQ community. 8-11 p.m., The Mansion, 20 N. Tejon St., $30-$50, justbecolorado.org.
Polynesian Lu’au by Manava O Polynesia
Celebrate the vibrant and diverse culture of the Polynesian islands with a feast of traditional food and live entertainment. Dance and entertainment originates from Tahiti, Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand and Tonga. Also enjoy raffles, candy leis, and crafts/goods originating from the islands, available for purchase throughout the evening. Doors at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., Beckett Event Center, 6436 S. U.S. Hwy. 85, Fountain, facebook.com/manavaopolynesia.
Unless you went to bed this morning in your coffin and have trouble looking at crosses, you have no reason to miss a garlic party. Enjoy garlic-growing classes by Pikes Peak Urban Gardens’ botanist, Larry Stebbins, plus recipes provided by local celebrity chef Brother Luck. Also enjoy food trucks, Pikes Peak Lemonade Co., garlic for sale, vendors peddling kitchen supplies, and much more. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Woodmen Heights Campus of Woodmen Valley Chapel, 8292 Woodmen Valley View, $10, registration requested, ppugardens.org.
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