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Austin Veg Event Roundup – March 2012

Here’s the Veg Event Roundup for March 2012.

I’ll be adding to it as I learn of more events, but since March is coming up soon…I figured I’d just go ahead and post it now.

I’m actually going to be in Mexico for a large part of March, so will likely overlook quite a few things this month. 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!


Saturday, March 3,  9am – 6pm

Indigenous Healing Foods of Mexico

Natural Epicurean School of Culinary Arts

Class will be taught by Dr. Leslie Korn and Chef Ken Rubin and will be featuring recipes from their forthcoming book Chocolate, Chilies, and Coconuts. This intensive, full-day, hands-on workshop includes light lunch and multi-course tasting dinner (all vegetarian). Class is limited to 16 participants.

• Introduction to indigenous worldviews in health and wellness
• Healing foods of Mexico: identification, overview of Nutritional and medicinal uses, tasting
• Public health, food access, sovereignty, and changing food systems
• Contextualizing everyday foods and celebratory foods
• Food, memory, identity and developing your culinary voice

Dr. Korn will also discuss and sign her full color, bi-lingual medicinal plants book developed with indigenous women in the jungle as part of a traditional foods nutrition and plants revitalization project she has directed for many years.

Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes and bring a chef’s knife. The Natural Epicurean will supply aprons.

Cost: $220

Sign up here.


Monday, March 5, 7pm

Early St. Patrick’s Day Political Film Screening

Film screening of “The Wind That Shakes the Barley.” Come celebrate St.
Patrick’s Day early (before all those out-of-towners get here) at
Monkeywrench Books. Vegan Irish food will be served along with a fun and
moving film on the Irish Civil War which led to the “Irish Troubles” later
in the 20th Century. $5 suggested donation for the food to support
MonkeyWrench Books. BYOG (Bring your own Guinness. Guinness Extra Stout is

“The Wind That Shakes the Barley” – “As political tensions brew in early
1920s Ireland, brothers Damien and Teddy (Cillian Murphy and Padraic
Delaney) abandon their civilian lives and take up arms to liberate their
country from the oppressive “Black and Tan” squads of Britain. Winner of
the Palme d’Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, Ken Loach’s provocative
drama examines a microcosm of civil war in Cork, Ireland.”


Saturday, March 10, 2012
7:00 PM

The Austin Progressive Vegetarian Meetup Group – Maoz

4601 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756


Saturday, March 10, 2012
6:30 PM

Vegetarian Network of Austin Potluck


4 Performances: March 3rd, March 4th, March 10th, March 11th

Ghostbusters: The Play!

Free Event at Metz Park

From the people who brought you ‘The Princess Bride: The Play!’ comes another loose adaptation involving paper mache, rookie actors, and a lot of heart. With stunts spectacular and paranormal excitement, ‘Ghostbusters: The Play’ will be just what you subcreatures have been waiting for!

*Note by Cristen: This isn’t food related at all (though you could certainly bring a vegan picnic with you). My friend is in this play and I expect it to be thoroughly entertaining, so thought I’d share by including it in this event list.


Wednesday, March 14th, 6-7 pm

“Eating to Increase Energy” class by Kate of Discover Optimal Health

Castle Hill Fitness, 1112 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX

Do you lack the energy you need to meet your health and fitness goals? Would you like to increase your energy levels in healthy ways?

In this class, you’ll discover:

– How everyday choices can impact your energy levels
– Why some common approaches to increasing energy can actually drain you of energy
– Important foods and nutrients for energy and vitality
– Simple and effective ways to have lasting energy throughout the day

Cost: $25. Bring a friend and you’ll each save $5 upon sign up!

To register: Call Castle Hill Fitness at (512) 478-4567 or sign up online here.


Thursday, March 15th, 6pm

Engine 2 Potluck

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


RSVP and find more details here.


Saturday, March 31, 2012, 11am – 6pm

Texas VegFest
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Fiesta Gardens West End
2101 Jesse E. Segovia St.

Austin is hosting it’s first annual Texas VegFest promoting and celebrating plant-based diets for a healthier, more sustainable future. The event will host a variety of different sponsors and vendors, and will include activities such as:

  • Live Music & Dynamic Speakers
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Kids’ Activities
  • Good Food & Cold Beer!
  • Free Samples & Prizes
  • Local & National Vendors

For more details, check out the Texas Veg Fest Web site.

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