Ikebana Flower Show with haiku interpretation at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. in the El Pomar corridor, 30 W. Dale St. For details, call 634-5583. Through May 5.
14th Annual Taste of the Nation, a gourmet extravaganza benefiting Care & Share, featuring 30 of the region's finest restaurants and wine and beverage distributors at the Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr. $60, 389-0973. Sun., May 5, 5:30 p.m.
Wines of Greece, Jake and Telly's five-year anniversary tasting and dinner featuring dancers and more at 2616 W. Colorado Ave. $55, 633-0406. Thurs., May 9, 7 p.m.
Paws in the Park, fun activities for dogs and their human pals hosted by Dreampower Animal Rescue at Bear Creek Park, 21st Street and Argus. $20-$22, 390-7838. Sat., May 11, 9:30 a.m.
Cinco de Mayo events
Celebracion 2002, El Primer Festival Latino de Denver, a job/health/information fair and soiree featuring art, food and entertainment for the Latino Spanish speaking community at Palabras Con Sabor, 617 22nd St., Denver. 303/556-3124. Fri., May 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
El Cinco De Mayo Inc. Banquet, Dance And Fiesta at the Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr. Featuring music by Tobia Rene, Gonzalo and The D Girls. $10-$45, 520-2416. Fri., May 3, 6 p.m.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in Memorial Park. Featuring entertainment from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 520-2416 or 450-0863. Sun., May 5.
Japanese Children's Day Festival featuring arts and crafts, music, cartoons and more in Colorado College's Palmer Hall. Free. For reservations, call Paul Maruyama, 266-5625. Sat., May 4, 10 a.m. to noon.
Jack and the Beanstalk, a participation musical by the Encore! Children's Cabaret at Encore! Theater, 10 Old Man's Trail. $5, 471-PLAY. Saturdays at 1 p.m., through May 18.
Buell Children's Museum at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo. $3-$4, 719/295-7200. Featuring the Crayola Dream-Makers Exhibition, through May 31.