Until recently, I never paid much attention to events I saw posted on Facebook. That all changed when I saw the invite for the Thornton District 2nd Thursday Wine and Art Walk. After all, what’s not to like about wine and art?
According to the Facebook invite, “$10 gets you a wristband, a wine glass, and a map of all the locations where you will be greeted with a complimentary pour of wine, beer, or cocktail!” When I saw there were 25 participating locations, I did the math and was sold.
Upon arriving in the district on Thursday, just shy of 7 PM, I found the wine glass pickup station without too much trouble, thanks to obliging Wine Walk participants. I was a bit disappointed to see that the wine glasses weren’t glasses at all, just small plastic cups, but I soon moved past my dismay. In the typical style, pours were on the miniscule side. Was it worth my ten dollars? Certainly, though I think next time, I will know not to drink the wine pours as shots – pacing at this event is key.
Every venue was different. but I’d say most memorable was at a Salon serving spritzers . The spritzers weren’t as memorable as the male strippers who were serving them, pushing an agenda to get patrons to their event called, if I’m not mistaken, “The Rock Hard Review”. One stripper poured drinks, while the other stood shirtless handing out fliers for their show.
I plan to go again next month. If you’re of legal drinking age, I highly recommend it. It’s a great chance to run into a lot of people you know, and see all kinds of local art on display. I’d recommend walking to and from the event or cabbing it though. Don’t be fooled by the seemingly small wine pours.