Things to do in Denver today, Dec. 14: A holiday fun run, cheese and chocolate pairing and “dream-psych”

The Denver City and County Building lit up for the holidays. 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Denver City and County Building lit up for the holidays. 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Take a magical, seasonal run through Denver this evening at the 14th annual Runner’s Edge Holiday Lights Fun Run.

The easy 4.5-mile loop will pass downtown Denver’s light displays, starting and ending at Amato’s Ale House, 2501 16th St.

The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. and hang around Amato’s for dinner and drinks afterward.


It’s Chocolate and Cheese Night at Sugarmill, but if they were being totally accurate, they’d call it Chocolate and Cheese and Fruit and Charcuterie and Wine and Champagne Night.

For $53, you’ll get all of those things (and the drinks are unlimited). For $38, you can get everything but the booze. It’ll all be expertly paired by executive chef Ryan Witcher.

The event is happening from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and from 8 t0 10 p.m. at the restaurant, 2461 Larimer St.


If you want to find out what “sugar-crash dream-psych popsicle punch” sounds like, head over to the Hi-Dive and catch Austin band Tele Novella.

The show starts at 8:30 p.m. with Cheap Perfume and local band Roommates. Tickets are $10.

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.