Colorado Springs Chorale's Chef's Gala. $90, proceeds benefit the Colorado Springs Chorale. Taste culinary treats prepared by chefs from more than two dozen leading regional restaurants as they compete for honors in several categories. Also includes live music and a silent auction. Sun., Feb. 19, 5-8:30 p.m. Call 634-3737 for more.
Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off, Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. Fabulous chefs compete with their secret recipes. Gumbo cooking begins at 8 a.m. with public tasting from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Two tastings cost $1. Sat., Feb. 25. Call 685-5089 for more.
Friendly Introduction to Wine, Mimis Caf, 7133 N. Academy Blvd. Learn about white wines on Sun., February 26, $45-$80. Pick up general wine knowledge on Sun., March 5, $30-$50. Both classes run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 282-8688 to make reservations and visit experience.net for more information.
Fine Arts Center's 15th Annual Wine Festival, $60 and up. Grand Tasting at the Broadmoor on Fri., March 10, 7 p.m. Dinner and Auction at the Garden of the Gods Club on Sat., March 11, 6:30 p.m. Call 477-4371 for more.
Beatles Brunches, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. Beatles Brunch on Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 9, $18-$20. Special brunch and tour with Peter Max on Sun., April 9, 9 a.m., $35-$45. Call 634-5583 to make reservations.
Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. Free. Featuring Spanish wine on Sat., Feb. 18, 1 and 2:30 p.m. Reservations required at 596-4700.
The Warehouse Restaurant Wine Dinners, 25 W. Cimarron St., call 475-8880 to RSVP. $50 per person. Saturdays at 7 p.m. Dinners include five courses and five wines. Aphrodisiacs on Feb. 18; New Orleans/Cajun on March 18; Spain on April 15; Southwest on May 20; Asian Fusion on June 17; Traditional American on July 15; Italy on Aug. 19; Pacific Northwest on Sept. 16; France on Oct. 21; Germany on Nov. 18.
The Warehouse Restaurant Wine Tastings, 25 W. Cimarron St., call 475-8880 to RSVP. $25 per person. Tuesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Tastings include six wines and appetizers. The Rhone France on March 7; South Africa on April 4; Argentina/Chile on May 2; Greece on June 6; New York State on July 11; Austria on Aug. 1; New Zealand on Sept. 5; Australia on Oct. 3; Spain/Portugal on Nov. 7; Martinis on Dec. 5.
Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, 3180 New Center Point, 622-1099. Featuring Gluten-Free Baking on Mon., Feb. 20, 6-7 p.m. Superfoods Natural Weight Loss and Nutrition on Tues., Feb. 21, 6-7 p.m. Register at 622-1099.