Mixed Taste: Still At Home

February 17, February 24, & March 3

The off-beat series you’ve loved in person for nearly 18 years can still be enjoyed without having to put pants on. That’s right — Mixed Taste is back for a winter edition! And it's still virtual because we're still at home.

Two speakers get 20 minutes each to enlighten you on unrelated topics, selected by a guest curator for the first time: Mixed Taste fan-favorite lecturer Adrian Miller. After the speaking portion, ideas start to blend when audience members ask questions and anything goes.

This is our second edition of Mixed Taste presented virtually, so you can tune in from any device anywhere in the world. Mixed Taste: Still At Home will only be a three-part series, so don't miss out on this wildly popular program. 

Each evening will conclude with an original poem inspired by the topics performed by some of Denver’s best poets.

How to Watch

Tickets to each event are $10, or get a bundle of all three events for $25. Bundle buyers will also receive a free bonus event: a virtual Friday Fish Fry with curator Adrian Miller at 12PM on March 5! (Please note: 3-event series bundles are no longer available.)

A streaming link will be sent to buyers via the email on your DCPA account 24 hours prior to the event. A final reminder with the link will also be sent at 6PM MST the day of each event, one hour prior to the 7PM MT start.

Can’t watch night-of? No problem!

Ticket purchasers will be able to use the streaming details provided to watch through Apr 3, 2021 — one month after the final event.

Can you help us out?

You can choose a higher-priced ticket or add on a donation to help support both the DCPA and MCA Denver. 

Please consider the number of people that may stream this project with you and select the price that works best for you. Previous in-person Mixed Taste events were $20 per person.


  • 2/17/2021: Machine Theology & Empanadas  |  Featuring Philip Reed-Butler and Ted Vial & Sandra Gutierrez
  • 2/24/2021: Monoliths & Colonial Cartography  |  Featuring Miranda Lash & Apoorva Tadepalli
  • 3/3/202: 100 Year Starship & Cattle Breeding  |  Featuring Alires Almon & Mark Enns

BONUS free event for series bundle buyers Virtual Friday fish fry with guest curator Adrian Miller
Fri, March 5 at 12PM MST

Join Mixed Taste: Still At Home guest curator and soul food expert Adrian Miller for a casual lunchtime chat with Charlie Miller, DCPA Off-Center founder, and Sarah Kate Baie, MCA Denver Director of Programming. Learn more about how Mixed Taste is produced and Adrian’s new book Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, and enjoy the company and conversation of a good old Friday fish fry. BYO lunch!

Meet Guest Curator Adrian Miller

Adrian Miller is a food writer, attorney and certified barbecue judge who lives in Denver, CO. He is the executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches. Miller previously served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton and a senior policy analyst for Colorado governor Bill Ritter Jr. Miller’s first book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time, won the James Beard Foundation Award for Scholarship and Reference in 2014. His second book is The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas. Adrian's third book, Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, will be published this April. Previous Mixed Taste lecture topics: Soul Food in 2007, 2014, and 2020; Soda Pop in 2008; Hot Sauce in 2009; Chicken & Waffles in 2011; Kool-Aid Pickles in 2012; and Presidential Drinking in 2018.