Meatless Monday Means Unicorns and Free Movies

It’s Meatless Monday!  And in honor of this happy day, here’s a message from the Meatless Monday unicorn.

 {here’s where I spend the next 15 minutes wondering where the insert photo button went, give up, and send you to a magical page full of Meatless Monday unicorns…you’re welcome}

Much love to the folks at Vegansaurus for the awesomeness that is the MM unicorn.  And let’s make it a total Meatless Monday lovefest with a shout out to the folks at COK, who recently brought Meatless Mondays to Montgomery County!  You can check out the proclamation here.

Since this is clearly the Greatest Monday Since At Least Last Monday, you’re going to want to celebrate with a free movie and snacks.  Luckily for you, tonight, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., there’s a free screening of Vegucated at the schmancy new Shaw Library at 1630 7th St. NW — just steps from the Shaw metro.  The event features free bites from Everlasting Life.  Get there early cuz you know how those crazy vegans love to eat…

Happy MM!

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DC Vegan Drinks Heads to EGR Thursday

DC Vegan Drinks Heads to EGR Thursday

Next Drink: Thursday, June 27th from 5:30pm – 9pm
Where: Elizabeth’s Gone Raw 1341 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005
Metro: McPherson Square Metro Station
Are you coming? Please R.S.V.P. via Facebook so Elizabeth’s knows how many of your gorgeous faces will be there!

DC Vegan Drinks is a monthly social networking event for people interested in sharing veganism and advocating for animal rights. Our mission is to bring together people from all walks of life (lawyers, students, small business owners, etc…) to build a stronger community and promote the sharing of resources. There is no requirement except for an interest in veganism, animal rights, and to have a little after-work fun.

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Kick Off Your Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program with PCRM’s VegRUN!

For the second year, PCRM is offering their VegRUN program!

The VegRUN Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program is a great way to get ready for your fall races and help support PCRM’s lifesaving work. VegRUN runners will have access to Matt Frazier’s No Meat Athlete Marathon or Half Marathon Roadmap and will receive helpful training tips, favorite plant-based training recipes, and advice from celebrity coaches such as Scott Jurek, Brendan Brazier, Rich Roll, Rip Esselstyn and MacKenzie Green.

Participants can also share their training stories, questions and pictures with our online community in an exclusive facebook group monitored by running experts, nutritionists and your fellow VegRUN runners. Athletes will have the opportunity to earn several prizes such as a VegRUN technical t-shirt, a selection of books and products from our celebrity coaches and other running gear and products.

Train for your fall race helping support PCRM’s lifesaving work – everybody wins!

Sign up for VegRUN here.

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Join PCRM in Welcoming Rory Freedman to DC!

Join PCRM in Welcoming Rory Freedman to DC!

Join author Rory Freedman and PCRM director of government affairs Elizabeth Kucinich as they celebrate the launch of Freedman’s Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals. This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Books will be for sale that evening.

When: Friday, May 3 at 6 p.m.
Where: Books-A-Million , 11 Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, DC 20036
Contact: 202-319-1374

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Whole Foods Foggy Bottom Offers Slew of Veg Events

Since its opening, Whole Foods Foggy Bottom has been my vegan port in the storm that is the West End.  And they keep finding new ways to impress me.  The latest?  A nearly constant stream of  awesome in-store veg happenings.

This Saturday from 3-5pm,  Whole Foods Foggy Bottom will host a kale-themed “Brews and Bites.”  Attendees will enjoy 5 beers and 5 food pairings for just $5.   The menu includes vegan items like garlicky kale salad, kale soup, and kale pesto pasta.  Also on offer will be a vegetarian kale and artichoke dip, and a vegetarian strudel.

During US VegWeek, Whole Foods Foggy Bottom will host even more veg-friendly events, including a vegan cooking class and another all-vegan edition of  “Wine Down Wednesday.” Don’t miss out!

Saturday, April 13 — 3-5pm, $5, kale-themed Brew & Bites

Monday, April 22 — 6-7pm, Free, Vegan cooking class (R.S.V.P. to rachel.morris@wholefoods.com)

Wednesday, April 24 — 5-7pm, $5, all-vegan Wine Down Wednesday (5 wines and 5 vegan bites!)

Friday, April 26 — 6-8pm, $5, coconut-themed Brew and Bites with vegan coconut rice, vegan coconut chicken, vegan coconut fruit salad, and vegetarian macaroons

Saturday, April 27 — 3-5pm, Free, Store-wide sampling of favorite vegan products

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Take the VegPledge, win awesome stuff

Take the VegPledge, win awesome stuff

Sure, most of you are probably already vegan, but did you know you can also be a vegan who wins prizesCompassion Over Killing and its US VegWeek is making it happen for you.

Now in its fifth year, US VegWeek (April 22-28) is a fun way to promote veg foods and enjoy the benefits of vegetarian and vegan eating!  Compassion Over Killing launched VegWeek in 2009 in Takoma Park, Maryland.

You can sign up to join thousands of people taking the 7-day VegPledge during VegWeek and get daily emails all week, sharing COK’s favorite recipes and tips.   And — super kickass bonus alert — if you sign up by tomorrow and choose to receive a free starter pack loaded with coupons, you could also win one of hundreds of prizes!  The only rule is: if you win that lunchbox, you have to give it to me.

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