Few women need an excuse to shop, but just in case, the August 20th Cherry Creek North Chick Crawl is providing alibis aplenty. The ever-popular shopping tour is hitting the stately streets of Denver’s most renowned shopping district for an afternoon of bargain hunting, cocktailing, and girl talk. Revelers will receive special incentives at more than a dozen neighborhood boutiques (think Skinny Girl Margs and 20% off at Blues Jean Bar), plus a gift bag full of girly surprises. Other stores in on the fun include SOL, Elizabeth Lindsay, Coquette and Outdoor Divas among others. What’s more, your $50 admission fee also buys you a ticket to the Cherry Creek North Food and Wine Festival Grand Tasting, where you’ll nosh and sip with the likes of Earl’s, Hapa, Machete and Ondo’s. Afterward, take in the sounds of live bands as you sip on fab wines, artisan beers and local craft spirits. Chick Crawl, August 20th from 2-5, www.chickcrawl.com. Cherry Creek North Food & Wine, August 20th from 5-9, www.cherrycreeknorth.com/food-and-wine.