• Vegan on Tap: Goose Island's Fulton Street Brewery & Tap Room
    You know the beer, but have you been to the tap room? Join us at Goose Island's Fulton Street Tap Room! Famous local beer plus other drinks. The tap room is BYOF (bring your own food). We will bring some vegan snacks to share. Feel free to do the same. Fulton Street Tap Room is about a ten minute walk from the Ashland Green Line stop. On-street parking is readily available. The agenda is simple: drinks and socializing. Vegan, vegetarian, and veg-curious folks are welcome. • Please bring your ID. This is a 21+ establishment. • Vegan Chicago does not pay for drinks and there will not be a group tab. Everyone is responsible for paying separately. • Come and go as you please anytime between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Note the Tap Room closes at 8:00 PM. • Please register by the morning-off. Check out Goose Island's website and be sure navigate to the Fulton Street Taproom info: https://www.gooseisland.com/ Thanks and see you at Goose Island's Fulton Street Tap Room!

    Goose Island Beer Company

    1800 West Fulton Street · Chicago, IL

  • Vegan Chicago at Midwest March for Animals 2018
    Activists from across the midwest will be converging on Chicago for the first Midwest March for Animals! Vegan Chicago Organizer, Mauricio is taking a lead role in this coalition effort. We, as vegans, are allies in the political struggle for those who are oppressed by human supremacy. In this spirit we will show up and take the streets to bring attention to their plight. If this is your first or 100th march please consider joining Vegan Chicago as we march! ✊ "Join activists from across the Midwest and beyond to march for the rights and liberation of animals! Be a part of history in Chicago as we march, rally, and speak out against speciesism. We will also be discussing the intersections of human oppression including farm and slaughterhouse workers rights, as well food justice and access issues in Chicago. This space welcomes all friends of animals." – Midwest March for Animals https://www.facebook.com/events/670406463369685/

    Federal Center and Plaza

    219 S. Dearborn · Chicago, IL

  • Chicago VeganMania After Party & Activist Social
    Part of the Midwest March for Animals (midwestmarchforanimals.org) weekend of events, and in collaboration with Chicago VeganMania, Native Foods, and Chicago Animal Save, please join Vegan Chicago as we host the official 2018 VeganMania after party and activist social! After VeganMania, join us at the Loop Native Foods for a social where you can meet and mingle with vegans who have traveled from all over for this incredible weekend of events. Native Foods will be graciously hosting and staying open an extra hour later than usual in order to accommodate us. The event will be a loose social where guests are free to join us any time between 6-10pm. In addition, members from various animal justice activist groups will be in attendance giving you the opportunity to meet them face to face and learn more about what they do and how you can get involved. Hope you can join us and celebrate our growing vegan and activist community in at this fun, social event! ----------------------------------------------------------- SCHEDULE: - 6:00 -7:00 PM: Open Social - 7:00 - 7:15 PM: Introductions, Event Info and Upcoming Events - 7:15 - 8:30 PM: Open Social - 8:30 - 9:00 PM: Participating Groups Info Session - 9:00 - 9:45 PM: Open Social - 9:45 - 10:00 PM: Wrap Up and End ---------------------------------------------------------- PARTICIPATING GROUPS (in alphabetical order): - Chicago Animal Save: https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoAnimalSave/ - Midwest March for Animals: https://www.facebook.com/MidwestMarchForAnimals/ - Sanctuary Moon: https://www.facebook.com/SanctuaryMoon.org/ - Species Revolution: https://www.facebook.com/speciesrevolution/ - Vegan Chicago: https://www.facebook.com/VeganChicago/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/VeganChicagoLiving/ ---------------------------------------------------------- Also, please make sure to join Midwest March for Animals at their other activist events before and throughout the weekend of VeganMania: Tabling at Chicago VeganMania 2018 Saturday 10/13, 10am - 5pm @ Broadway Armory Midwest March for Animals 2018 (Rally and March) Sunday 10/14, 12-3pm @ Federal Plaza October Vigil for Animals Monday 10/15, 4-7am (see event info for location)

    Native Foods Cafe - Loop

    218 South Clark Street · Chicago, IL

  • Vegan Chicago @ Chicago VeganMania
    Hello! In lieu of an October dine-out, Vegan Chicago will be tabling at the 10th annual Chicago VeganMania festival (https://newleafalliance.org/), at Broadway Armory. If you attend the event, please consider stopping by booth #50 to say hello… we’d love to see you! Debra and the Vegan Chicago Organizer Team

    Broadway Armory

    5917 North Broadway · Chicago, IL

  • Vegan on Tap: Off Color Brewing's Taproom
    Sorry for the short notice on this meetup. Please join us at Off Color Brewing's Taproom, called "The Mousetrap," on Friday! There are no actual mouse traps. Instead, there is terrific local beer, plus wine and a full bar. It's BYOF (bring your own food) - so feel free to do so. The Mouse Trap is close to the North/Clybourn red line station. Off street parking is also available. The agenda is simple: drinks and socializing. Like all Vegan Chicago events, vegan, vegetarian, and veg-curious folks are welcome. • Please bring your ID. This is a 21+ establishment. • Vegan Chicago does not pay for drinks and there will not be a group tab. Everyone is responsible for paying separately. • Come and go as you please anytime between 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. • Please register by Friday afternoon. • Weather permitting, we'll be at outside tables. I suggest wearing layers in case it is cool. Check out Off Color Brewing's website at: http://www.offcolorbrewing.com/ Read more about the nice dog in that photo: https://www.facebook.com/OffColorBrewing/photos/a.455693294537950/2150427481731181/?type=3&theater Thanks and see you at The Mousetrap on the 14th!

    Off Color Brewing Taproom The Mousetrap

    1460 North Kingsbury Street · Chicago

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  • Casa Yari Dine-Out
    Greetings! For the month of September, we’ll be visiting Casa Yari! This BYOB Latin fusion restaurant in Logan Square offers a number of vegan options, including flan! Each guest will order directly from the menu, which can be viewed here: https://www.allmenus.com/il/chicago/373872-casa-yari/menu/ If interested, you can find out more about Yari via a January 2018 interview with Voyage Chicago: http://voyagechicago.com/interview/meet-yari-vargas-casa-yari-logan-square/ As seating is limited, please only reply if you know you’re able to attend. Alternatively, if you sign up and if you find out thereafter that you can’t go, please change your reply so that someone else can attend and so that Casa Yari can be provided with an accurate head count. Hope to see you there! Debra

    Casa Yari

    3268 West Fullerton Avenue · Chicago

  • Community Forum: What does the vegan community need?
    Vegan Chicago's mission is to help connect vegans and provide them resources to be the best they can be. However in researching on how to best accomplish this, we realized service groups are most effective when they continually allow for community feedback and engagement. We want to recognize the role our members/community plays in the work we do and use this as an opportunity to improve and include all of you in the conversation. As part of a few changes you will be seeing with how Vegan Chicago operates, we would like to invite our members to an open forum to have a discussion including (but not limited to) the following questions: * What can the vegan community do better to help you as a vegan? * Where do you struggle as a vegan? What things are difficult? * What makes it enjoyable/encourages you to continue? * What inspire you to get active in the community? * What has Vegan Chicago been doing well? What could we do better? * Are there any events/activities/initiatives you'd like to see us do in the future? Similar to our past discussion events, we want to make this an intimate conversation to make sure those in attendance are heard. But if you cannot attend, fret not, we will be offering additional options for members to contribute their voice in the near future, including a poll that will be released in collaboration with this event. We also want to note, this will be our last event at Delicious, who will be having their final day on Sept. 22nd. If you are interested, you can help celebrate this great cafe that has been so generous to us over the past 5 years during their Final Day event (hosted separately via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/668192863564828/). Hope you can join us and looking forward in hearing your feedback so we can continue to make Vegan Chicago a resource for the Chicago vegan community!

    Delicious Cafe

    3827 N Lincoln Ave · Chicago, IL

  • Millennium Park Vegan Finger Food Potluck and Free Concert
    Greetings! It’s time for one of our favorite events of the year; our annual visit to the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park to partake in a vegan finger food potluck and free concert! https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park.html The schedule is as follows: 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. - Space claim at the very back of the Great Lawn at Pritzker Pavilion. You may want to consider arriving earlier to enjoy a stroll through the nearby and very beautiful Lurie Garden: https://www.luriegarden.org/. 6:30 p.m. – Finger-food potluck on the lawn (no utentils required). 7:30 p.m. – Concert begins As part of the Grant Park Music Festival, we will be enjoying Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante, featuring cellist Pablo Ferrandez, Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 4 and Ives’ The Unanswered Question performed by the Grant Park Orchestra. Additional details can be found here: https://www.grantparkmusicfestival.com/2018season/prokofievwilliams. Important: Security measures have been expanded upon this year and the full list of restrictions can be found here: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/mp0.html. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with them, as well as all other policies and regulations, prior to your arrival. What to bring: 1. Blanket or towel to sit on or a folding chair if you have one. 2. Vegan finger food (Suggestions: sandwiches/wraps, raw vegetables & dip, spring rolls, sushi, cookies, cupcakes). Please include an ingredients list with your contribution, as well as any utensils required for serving. Store bought food is fine as long as the ingredients are readily available. 3. Plate & napkin 4. Beverages – Your choice of beverage, which can include alcohol, as it is permitted in the park during the concert. There will also be beverages, both alcohol and non-alcohol, for sale on the premises. In the event it’s a particularly warm day, it's recommended that you bring water, even if you're also bringing other beverages. When you RVSP, please note in the event comment box what you plan to bring for the potluck. Upon each guest’s departure at the end of the evening, we ask that everything brought to the park be disposed of and/or taken away, including leftover food. Millennium Park is easily accessible via public transportation, which is recommended. For those driving, parking is available in a number of parking garages in the area. Please consider joining us for an evening of wonderful company, food, and music! Hope to see you there! Debra

    Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park

    N Michigan Ave & E Washington St · Chicago, IL

  • VC Social - Chicago Premiere of Dominion
    Vegan Chicago is pleased to be a part of the Official Chicago Premier of the animal rights documentary film Dominion! This highly anticipated documentary explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom. The film is brought to you by the writer & director of Lucent (2014) in collaboration with the producer of Earthlings (2005). The film provides a comprehensive look at what modern animal agriculture doesn’t want us to see via drones, hidden and handheld cameras. In the words of Robert Grillo, founder of Free from Harm, “Dominion is about speaking truth to power for other species and helping us see how all forms of oppression are connected.” After the screening, we will discuss the film with Grillo, whole-life wellness author and speaker Diane Randall and Eva Hammer, activist, open rescue investigator, and organizer with the grassroots animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE). Due to the unique nature of this event, it will be a bit different than our usual meetups, so please read all the details: TICKETS: This is a private event that requires tickets for entry. All members are responsible for purchasing their own tickets prior to the event. Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dominion-premier-chicago-tickets-47451933009. PLEASE do not delay in purchasing your tickets! If we can sell enough advance tickets, we will be moving to the larger theater at the Music Box! Please be aware that the film contains graphic content of animals being exploited in different ways, on farms, slaughterhouses and for entertainment. We understand that if you have already been exposed to this type of imagery before, you may be reluctant to see it again. However, we feel that the truth needs to be seen. And we encourage as many people that can, to bear witness to the unnecessary suffering that humans put animals through every day! We also feel that non-vegans need to see this reality. Our goal is to get as many non-vegans to this screening as possible. We challenge each of you to please try to bring a non-vegan friend or two to see the film. If you are unable to go, please help spread the word. You can share our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/265235027563397/ MEETING UP: We will be bringing a sign with our VC logo (red star bunny) and stake out a spot in the theater for us to meet. The screening starts at 7:00 PM. So, if we all get there a little early (I'm suggesting 6:30 pm), hopefully we can find seats to sit near each other in the theater. We can also meet in the lounge area at the Music Box for drinks after the film to socialize, network and discuss the film. Hope to see you there!

    The Music Box Theatre

    3733 N Southport Ave · Chicago

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  • "If We Could Find Another Way" children's book reading w/ author Hélène Defossez
    ATTENTION: Location and Time have changed!! Date is the same. Vegan author Hélène Defossez will be reading from her new (released 2 July 2018) children's book "If We Could Find Another Way." The story is about a young elf named Tim who just wants to bring back some game for his mom for dinner, but the animals start talking to him. Tim has to start thinking about his choices. I read this to my 4 year old and had my 7 year old read it to me and both loved it. This book would also be good for nonveg cousins and friends to help explain things to them. This event is free. Lincoln Belmont Public Library (https://www.chipublib.org/locations/43/) is in Roscoe Village on West Melrose Street near the intersection of Belmont, Ashland, and Lincoln. The nearest El stop is Paulina on the Brown line. They have a bike rack. There is also a parking lot on Melrose just east of the library. This event is being organized by the National Vegetarian Museum (https://www.vegmuse.org/events), whose traveling exhibition is being hosted at Legler Public Library in West Garfield Park in July until it moves on to Coleman Public Library. It is worth checking out the displays while you're there. They are also providing vegan snacks. You can see some of the pages on illustrator Tris Bain's site: http://mendingwillows.com/blog/2018/6/9/if-we-could-find-another-way-book-release Author Hélène Defossez's site is here: https://www.helenedefossez.com/2018/07/06/see-you-in-chicago/

    Chicago Public Library - Lincoln-Belmont Branch

    1659 West Melrose Street · Chicago, IL