To do this weekend: SF SPCA Homecoming Adoptathon! »
We love the SF SPCA and we love adopted animals,* which makes this weekend’s Homecoming Adoptathon an ideal even for those of us—you, me, everyone else—without a companion animal to find one, already, and fill that hole our hearts we are currently stuffing artisan vegan cheese into with a furry creature who really will love us back. Fuck a human friend, what you want is an animal. Dogs don’t think you drink too much! Cats maybe are a little concerned with your “professional” wardrobe but they would never say so. And bunnies are never too tired to greet after another endless workday with a full minute of I-love-you hops.
The SF SPCA is ready to help you remedy that forever alone situation this weekend, with two days of adoptathon fun. On Friday, Sept. 14, get down with free booze and free adoptions, plus food from Voodoo Van, which appears to have one vegan option (though you’ll be in the Mission, legit snacks won’t be far off); adoptions are on from 1 to 8 p.m., reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Then on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., continue wooing the animal companion of your dreams with free adoptions, plus a foster care bake sale, and Q&A with a trainer. You know you have to train your dog if you adopt one, right? An untrained dog is an unhappy dog! Plus you can’t take it to the park to play with the other dogs if s/he never learned to socialize. The adoptathon continues on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with more free adoptions and more bake sale.
Are you ready for a furry best friend of your very own? Maybe a dog small enough to put in a large bag, who loves to catch (soft!) frisbees and curl up behind your knees for an afternoon nap? Or someone with big paws and jaws to wrestle with? Someone to call your “four-legged child” because you and your partner aren’t into human kids? The SF SPCA wants to make those dreams come true this weekend. So get over there and make yourself and a lonely animal happy.
For more information, visit the SF SPCA online.
*Yes, Vegansaurus is built on relentless, hyperbolic enthusiasm, but we really do love you.
East Bay vegans! Come out to the Berkeley Dish Crawl! »
Dishcrawl, the eating event for people who mean Serious Business about their food intake, is doing an all-vegan event in Berkeley next week! They’re keeping the restaurants secret, but tickets are $39, there are eight left, and do you have a better way to spend a weeknight than with a bunch of hungry East Bay vegans? Don’t even act like you’re popular; what you want to do is attend this Dishcrawl and make some friends on your side of the bay!
This Berkeley vegan Dishcrawl starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Contact the organizer, Sarah, with questions, and get ready to get down. Will it be all Ethiopian and Flacos and spicy legumes? Or maybe it’ll be a pizza-and-cinnamon-roll extravaganza! You know we love Berkeley and its many vegan options; the only question is how you will get home after devouring the neighborhood. Is there a special taxi for vegans too full of food to walk? Probably there should be.
[photo by selena hoy via Flickr]
Bay Area: Bunny adoption event this Saturday! »
Saturday, also known as the day after tomorrow, you should go check out these cute buns! Info:
A Rabbit Education and Adoption Event!
Saturday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tri-Valley East Bay SPCA, 4651 Gleason Dr. in Dublin.
Join us at our rabbit adoption event with 20+ rabbits and bunnies from six different rescue groups from all over the Bay Area. Rabbit experts will be on hand!
- Bring your family to pet the rabbits and enjoy interacting with them
- Learn about rabbits, what they eat, and how to take care of them
- Get answers to your rabbit questions
- Bring your spayed/neutered bunny to find him/her a bunny friend (bunny speed dating!)
- Free nail trims for visiting rabbits
- Meet and adopt the rabbit of your dreams
- Check out our great bunny blankets & bunny toys for sale!
Sounds like my kind of party! Hope you can all make it!
SF Vegan Drinks is tomorrow night! It’s your monthly chance to meet your fellow Bay Area vegans in the (cruelty-free) flesh. Check out that menu! Are fried beets any good? I mean, duh, what fried food isn’t good, but still! Beets!
SF Vegan Drinks happens from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, 2323 Mission (at 19th Street) in S.F. Check out Facebook for more info! Be there, or be sober and poorly fed!
And, of course, the original Vegan Drinks takes place tomorrow as well at Fontana’s Bar on the Lower East Side in New York. For more info (and there is a lot of info), visit the website.
SF vegan drinks is tonight! »
It’s the last Thursday of the month, and you know what that means? SF Vegan Drinks!
Our peeps from Mission Mission went last time and the strawberry basil caipirinha looked super refreshing! Plus, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem has a back deck — that’s always fun in warm weather! Go get your vegan network on, with sweet potato tots and sliders.
SF Vegan Drinks is tonight, Thursday June 28th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, 2323 Mission St. at 19th.
What are you doing tonight, San Franciscans? Have I got the night out planned for you! Soko, my fave french-indie-rocker-vegan is playing at Bottom of the Hill. Super exciting right? I’ll be there, probably solo, so come on out and we’ll hang! It’ll be like an unofficial vegan drinks, WITH a vegan rock star on stage! I saw Soko at SXSW a couple years ago, she’s the cutest!
(The video I posted is so old, and she probably won’t play it tonight, but it’s the song that got me hooked. What can I say, it’s the story of my life. Dude starts dating a girl from Cannes? I don’t know, it could happen. All I can say is that when I dated my co-worker at the Chicago Diner and he started not being as interested in me as I wanted, I listened to this song a lot. TMI? TOO BAD, that’s what happens when we’re friends. Come to think of it, if you ever bought a baked good from the Chicago Diner, summer of 2007, we were listening to this song while baking/decorating/yearning for air conditioning in that restaurant second story.)
Meet the love of your life on Saturday at the Walk of Love Scavenger Hunt for vegan singles! »
Are you lonely? Are you single? Do you enjoy doing stuff during the daylight hours? Guess what! There’s a vegan singles scavenger hunt in San Francisco on Saturday! You have to go and then tell me everything, because I will be at work, swimming in pools of vegan buttercream, trying not to die of a diabetic coma (frosting is soooo good).
It’s like Hunger Games for singles right? Except not at all? (I just imagine the adults who went to see Hunger Games also like scavenger hunts.) You’ll meet another vegan who likes sci-fi, group activities, talking to strangers, and playing Apples to Apples during parties! I prefer to show off my interpretive dances to pop songs at parties, but maybe that’s why I’m so very single all of the time.
Go ahead. Go meet your soulmate on Saturday, but make sure to invite me to the wedding as thanks for filling you in about this event! It’s like I so often say, “Always a wedding guest, never even a bridesmaid!” Let me tell you, this is a shame; I look amazing in bridesmaid dresses!
Hey Bay Area chihuahua-owners and admirers! Get to Dolores Park on Saturday, June 2, for an awareness event all about your favorite tiny dog! The SF SPCA and 7x7 magazine are hosting The Whole Enchihuahua, a fun-times outdoor event for you and your titchy canine!
There’ll be a costume contest (exclusively for dogs who enjoy dressing up), food trucks, a prize wheel, a mariachi band, a vet to answer your burning (not literally) (we hope) pet-health questions, and an adoption event! You could meet the chihuahua of your dreams—or some other animal, they’re flexible.
Check out the details at 7x7, including the giant prize package for the costume contest winner. Whether you love those little buggers up close or from afar, this is the event for you.
Sunday: Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary Barn Bash! Help the Turlock hens! »
We know how much you love the Turlock hens. That’s how we know you’ll be at Harvest Home on Sunday, June 3, for a barn dedication celebration! The Turlock hens got an entirely new barn to live in following their rescue this spring, where they cohabitate with other rescued birds.
Harvest Home wants to thank you for your support in the construction of the barn, as well as show it off, so they’re throwing a little party from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. You’ll eat and drink (vegan-ly, of course), and meet the birds as well as the amazing Harvest Home workers. All ticket sales directly benefit Harvest Home, and this event marks the beginning of the organization’s fundraising campaign for the future “Sanctuary Avian Medical Barn.” Awesome, right? Right!
Buy tickets here, and go party with the birds in their new, wonderful home on Sunday!
[photo courtesy Harvest Home]
Bust Magazine Craftacular, at the Seed in New York! June! Go there! »
Aw, remember the early 2000s, when I was a budding feminist at Humboldt State, taking my women’s studies classes and reading Bust magazine? No? I loved Bust’s feminist/pop culture flair, and if you’ve ever been to Arcata, you’d know why it’s referred to as “behind the redwood curtain;” things like technology and pop culture do not easily get through. It was like living in the ’70s! It took four days to get a Netflix DVD in the mail! I didn’t know how an iPod worked until late 2006! Man, I miss that place.*
I still pick up the odd copy of Bust, usually when I’m in Rainbow, reliving my hippie college days (being in Rainbow IS the Arcata experience, right here in SF). Except now I know how to use an iPod! And I listen to pop music!
Bust is hosting a Vegan Craftacular in New York this summer! They are teaming up with The Seed to bring you a two-day expo of food, art, crafts, demos, and speakers! How fun! Go to it, and then tell me everything!
Bust Magazine Craftacular at the Seed: A vegan experience
82 Mercer St., between Broome and Spring, New York City
Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m to 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Buy your tickets here!
*Sounds a lot like my experience at Davis in the early ’00s, says the editor who did not own an iPod or a cell phone until 2006.