Compassion Over Killing Competes at the Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational
The Rose Bowl | 1001 Rose Bowl Dr Lot K, Pasadena, CA 91103 | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Join COK to cheer on LA Outreach Director, Chef Gwendolyn Mathers, as she goes up against the cheesiest competitors ever with some amazing vegan sammichs at the annual Grilled Cheese Invitational (GCI).
GCI is the largest, craziest, and most exciting Grilled Cheese cooking contest in the country, drawing nearly 10,000 people. Add to all this some cheese-themed poetry, stand-up comics, bands and exhibition cheese grilling demonstrations by professional chefs and you have one of the more unique, entertaining events you could ever be a part of.
Tickets for this all-ages event are available online.
Pro-Vegetarian Leafleting at the Doo Dah Parade
Colorado Blvd between Altadena Dr and San Gabriel Blvd, East Pasadena, CA 91107 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join COK during VegWeek at the Doo Dah Parade and hand out pro-veg literature to this fun-loving crowd. Promote the many benefits of animal-friendly eating with Easy Vegan Recipes booklets and Vegetarian Guides to Los Angeles.
Known as the twisted sister of the conventional Rose Parade, the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade began in 1978 to gain national attention for its eccentric and, often, irreverent satire. The parade route runs along Colorado Blvd in East Pasadena, between Altadena Dr and San Gabriel Blvd.
Please RSVP online if you want to join in on the fun!
Connecticut Vegetarian & Healthy Living Festival
Connecticut Convention Center | 100 Columbus Blvd # 400 Hartford, CT 06103 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
There are so many reasons to choose vegetarian foods: for our health, the planet, and animals, and CT VegFest offers wonderful opportunities to explore a healthy vegetarian lifestyle. This festival has something for everyone to enjoy, so bring along your family and friends!
Vegan Bake Sale & Benefit for Compassion Over Killing
Boca Raton Green Market | 400 S Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33432 | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Volunteer bakers will also be distributing literature about the many benefits of choosing animal friendly foods.
Have an irresistible vegan recipe? Volunteers are needed to donate delicious vegan baked goods and help table at the event- and don’t forget to stop by to satisfy your sweet tooth and help animals at the same time!
Dinner at Naral's with the Meatless Mainers
Naral's | 34 Court St, Auburn, ME 04210 | 5:30 p.m.
Join the Meatless Mainers Meetup for dinner at Naral’s, a new restaurant getting great buzz in the twin cities. Featuring Arabic, Greek and western cuisines, Naral’s will be dishing out a special meatless menu on Saturday (details to be shared soon).
RSVP on Facebook (not required)
Meet and Greet with Doron Petersan of Sticky Fingers Bakery
Clarendon Whole Foods | 2700 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201 | 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Doron’s accolades include being voted “Washington City Paper Best of DC” bakery and vegan restaurant for the past three years, and winner of the Food Networks’ Cupcake Wars.
Vegan Products Week at Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's | 1109 N Highland St, Arlington, VA 22201
So, stop by this new TJ’s location any (or every!) day this week, and try some of their MANY great meat-free items.
Limited Release VegWeek Benefit Cupcake at Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats
Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats | 1370 Park Rd NW, Washington, DC 20010
Sticky Fingers’ specialty cupcakes are pretty legendary, but this one is even more special because one dollar from each “Compassion Cupcake” sold will go toward Compassion Over Killing’s work to help farmed animals.
Can’t make it on Saturday? No problem—the “Compassion Cupcake” will be available every day during VegWeek!
Specialty Vegan Prix Fixe Benefit Dinner at Ezme
Ezme Restaurant & Wine Bar | 2016 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Ezme will be offering a four-course vegan prix fixe menu all week, with 5% of the proceeds going to Compassion Over Killing’s work for farmed animals. $35, plus tax and tip.
A variety of vegan wines are available at Ezme, or for a corkage fee of $15, guests can bring their own wine. On Monday night all bottles of wine will be 1/2 off.
Can’t make it on Saturday? Don’t worry—this menu and benefit will continue through close of business Sunday!
Benefit Day at Bread & Brew
Bread & Brew | 1247 20th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Can’t make it on Saturday? Don’t worry—this menu and benefit will continue throughout VegWeek!