Nosh, network with the `Divas'

Column by Penny Parker


I'm all about supporting women's groups, and this Douglas County Divas networking organization sounds like a hoot.

Plus, I love everything “Diva,” from “Double Divas” to “Drop Dead Diva.”

The Douglas County Divas normally meet the third Tuesday of every month, giving women a chance to network and increase business contacts.

But on Oct. 15, the group will be holding a special co-ed event from 6-8 p.m. at The Fowl Line at 774 Maleta Lane in Castle Rock. Attendees are asked to bring “plenty of business cards.”

For more information, contact Pam Anderson at 303-596-8075 or or Theresa Buckley at 720-280-2910 or

For more details about the group, visit

In theaters now

Denver bigwig and deep-pocket giver Larry Mizel is proud to announce that “Jewtopia,” a movie written by daughter Courtney Mizel, is out in theaters.

If you are thinking about a date night with your significant other, this is the one to see, so I'm told.

Courtney sent this email missive about her project:

Dear Friends,

“As many of you know, I have spent the past couple of years working on `Jewtopia.' First the play at the Greenway Court Theater, and then, the movie! I am very excited to announce that the movie will be out (today) in theaters around the country as well as on VOD on most cable carriers as well as on iTunes, XBox and a number of other online platforms.

“Needless to say I am very excited about this release and I would greatly appreciate your support!”

The film's cast includes Ivan Sergei, Joel David Moore, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Rita Wilson and Jon Lovitz.

To see the trailer go to:

“Jewtopia” opened on Sept. 20 at the AMC Cherry Creek 8 in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.

Blast from the past

Colorado Neurological Institute's 25th anniversary will celebrate the 1940s at Wings Over the Rockies featuring music, dancing, vintage dress and decor and dining from 6-10 p.m. on Oct. 12.

The event's emcee is 9News meteorologist and traffic tracker Amelia Earhart.

Tickets are $250 each. “Early career” tickets are $175. To purchase your tickets, go to and enter event code: CNI1012 (All one word, not case sensitive). Sponsorship and donation opportunities are also available. For details, contact Nancy Miller at 303-806-7415, 303-806-7415 or email

The Sink sticks out

Boulder's The Sink restaurant (1164 13th St.), perhaps best known for a visit from President Barack Obama during one of his Colorado whistlestops, has been named No. 3 on The 25 Best College Campus Bars list, according to Complex City Guide. Here's the blurb:

“Come for the best burger in Boulder and stay for the Beatnik wall art. True to the green culture of Colorado, the Sink is run by 100 percent wind power and only serves Angus and grass-fed beef. If you aren't down with the Sink Burger, they offer a full and varied menu that includes brisket, the Cowboy Reuben, and tilapia. If you're tall, watch out for the low ceilings, but otherwise, there is absolutely nothing to complain about at The Sink.”


Around Arvada

The amazing “Around the World in 80 Days” is coming to Arvada Center on Oct. 1-27.

This incredible show based on the Jules Verne book is brought to Arvada by the famed Creede Repertory Theatre group.

The play features just five actors who play 39 different characters as the story traverses all seven continents.

Previews are Sept. 27-29 and tickets are available at

The seen

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who was the second person to walk on the moon, was spotted having dinner on Monday and lunch on Tuesday at Panzano, the charming Italian eatery inside The Hotel Monaco.

According to my spy, however, Aldrin wasn't wearing a space suit.

Also spotted around town: Fox 31 meteorologist Nick Carter eating lunch with a friend at south Denver restaurant Piccolo's, a former frequent and favorite haunt of the On The Town family when we stayed at Marriott's TownePlace Suites for four months five years ago while waiting for our Capitol Hill condo to be completed.

A personal note

Please give the Colorado flood victims a helping hand and give to the Red Cross. Go to to help.

Penny Parker's “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at She can be reached at or at 303-619-5209.


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