Austin Veg Event Roundup – May 2012

Here’s the Veg Event Roundup for May 2012.

I’ll be adding to it as I learn of more events, but I’ll likely overlook some things. Do you know of other events I should add to this list? Please post a comment below to make this a more comprehensive list. Thanks!


Friday, May 4

ATX Vegan Drinks at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Whether you’re a long-time vegan or just veg-curious, make new friends and meet up with old ones at ATX Vegan Drinks!

Cheer Up Charlie’s will be offering a selection of wine, beer, and cocktails, including a vegan White Russian!  Pop-up shop from Rabbit Food Grocery and baked goods from Capital City Bakery. You can grab food from Arlo’s, Me So Hungry Austin, Fire & Soul, Via 313 Pizza, COOLHAUS Ice Cream Sandwiches and more!


Saturday, May 5

Yard Sale/Stuff Swap/Vegan Potluck at My House!

We’re having a Yard Sale on May 5th and everyone is welcome to join us!

Feel free to bring your own stuff to sell, swap some of your stuff for our stuff, or just sit around and drink coffee/tea while we sell stuff.

Immediately after the yard sale, we’ll have a potluck (which will be vegan of course and will start around 1:00pm).

If you aren’t sure where our house is (aka “The Compound”) or if you have any questions….message me for directions.


May 6th at 2pm

It’s All About Thyme’s Spring 2012 Speaker Series – Three Composting Alternatives: Bokashi, Black Soldier Fly and Worm Composting Presented By Patrick Van Haren (Microbial Earth Farms)

11726 Manachaca Road, Austin, TX 78748   tel 512. 280.1192

These informal talks happen at the nursery at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoons in our garden auditorium by the side of the gift shop.  All events are free, and everyone is welcome!


May 6th at 2pm

Ready Set Green Plant-Based Diet Support Group

Daily Juice

A professionally facilitated group for people following a plant-based diet. They will talk about the benefits and future topics.


Wednesday, May 9th

Workshop with Kate Brodsky - Eating for Exercise at Castle Hill Fitness

Are you supplying your body with the right nutrients to meet your fitness goals? Whether you’re trying to lose weight, gain muscle, train for an event or simply feel better, what and when you eat is critical to performing your best and getting the results you want. In this class, you will learn: What and when to eat before you work out for maximum energy; What and when to eat after exercise for optimal recovery and results; What and when to eat during extended training/events for peak performance; Beneficial meal and snack choices; Important nutrients for fitness; Specific tips for getting the most out of your workout. Learn more about Kate at


Saturday, May 12, 10am-noon

Sumptuous Vegan Desserts

The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts

Do you need more sweetness in your life? In this lively cooking demonstration, you will learn how to make a variety of delectable desserts using a variety of fresh fruits and natural sweeteners and without eggs or dairy! Recipes include fresh fruit tart with almond cookie crust and cashew cream, lemon tofu cheesecake with fruit topping, gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate coco truffles. Perfect for entertaining! Get more details here!


Saturday, May 12, 6:30pm

Vegetarian Network of Austin – Potluck with Special Speaker

Please join us for our regular monthly potluck for May. Pete Latkovich with Stellar Health will speak about health with superfoods!

We’re very relaxed and informal, and we welcome everyone, including families, children, new vegetarians and vegans, and the “veg-curious”. Our potlucks are free for anyone to attend, you don’t have to be a VNA member.

Please bring a VEGAN dish that can serve 8 plus a serving utensil, as well as your own plate, utensils, and beverage. Also bring your recipe or a list of ingredients to help those with food sensitivities.

More details here.


Friday, May 18

Capital City Bakery Grand Opening Party

Come out to celebrate the official opening of the Capital City Bakery trailer. There will be free drinks (BYOB), samples, and good music! Not to mention we’ll have the bakery case fully stocked with a selection of our goods! Support small vegan business with something sweet! PLEASE RSVP AND INVITE FRIENDS!


May 18, 6:30-8:30pm

Greens and Grains of Summer Demo Class taught by Christy Morgan, the Blissful Chef – $50

Austin Whole Foods Market Culinary Center

Enjoy a menu inspired by recipes in Blissful Bites. Learn the importance of seasonal eating and warm weather cooking methods with a focus on whole grains and vegetables. A book signing will immediately follow class.

Menu: Deconstructed Sushi Rice Bowl; Fiesta Quinoa Salad; Massaged Kale Salad with Sweet Miso Dressing; Braised Mixed Greens with Cilantro Pesto.

Register here.


May 19, 3:00-5:30pm

I Think I’m Turning Japanese Hands-on Class taught by Christy Morgan, the Blissful Chef - $70

Austin Whole Foods Market Culinary Center

Join us for a sushi-making party and learn how to make healthy versions of Japanese favorites. The recipes are all inspired by Chef Christy’s travels in Asia and her new cookbook Blissful Bites.

Menu: Not Your Usual Miso Soup; Spicy “Tuna” Roll; Veggie Inside Out Roll; Pumpkin and Azuki Beans with Apricot Glaze; Green Tea Shortcake.

Register here.


Sunday, May 20 at 7pm

Author Event and Potluck: Doron Petersan’s Sticky Fingers Book Release

Monkeywrench Books

Please join us for some tasty, vegan fun! We’ll have a vegan dessert
potluck at 6pm and Doron Petersan, the two time winner of Cupcake Wars,
will talk about her new book “Sticky Fingers’ Sweets: 100 Super-Secret
Vegan Recipes” at 7pm. The Vegan Nom trailer will stay open late to offset
your sugar rush.


Wednesday, May 23 at 7pm

Vegetarian Network of Austin - Vegan Dinner at Counter Culture

2337 E. Cesar Chavez St.


May 24 at 6pm

Engine 2 Potluck

E2 Headquarters (Rip and Jill’s house)
608 Academy Drive
Austin, TX 78704

BRING: Plant-Strong dish to share.
REMEMBER: Plant-Strong means NO OIL.
BE GREEN: bring your own plate and flatware.



Friday, May 25, 7:30-9pm & Saturday, May 26, 9:30am – 5pm

Finding that Natural Balance with Warren Kramer

The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts

Gain a better understanding of the nature of balance in your life with Warren Kramer. Join us for a Friday night lecture or for both Friday and Saturday’s events, which includes a full macrobiotic lunch and afternoon. Get more details here!


Wednesday, May 30, , 6-9pm

Come celebrate Counter Culture’s Grand Opening
2 Rad Surf Bands- the Thunderchiefs and the Saucerians
Lone Star Tall Boys and more specials!


May 31, 6:30 – 9:00pm

Girls’ Night Out: Gluten-Free* Vegetarian taught by Whole Foods Culinary Center Staff – $70

Gather up a group of friends to share the kitchen and a meal that’s full of fresh flavor everyone can enjoy. Menu: Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with Parmesan Crisps; Herbed Green Bean Salad with Vinaigrette; Ratatouille and Polenta Pot Pie; Sautéed Spinach with Garlic Chips; Champagne Granita. $70

*The Lamar Culinary Center is not a gluten-free facility.  Please be aware that your food items will be produced in a kitchen where gluten products are prepared.  Trace elements of these ingredients may exist.

Register here.

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