the vegan prom of tomorrow: the slideshow from last weekend

warning: the future may be considered NSFW.

Welcome to distant future, where everyone at least looks like they intend to do the robot.

Here we have a few photos and a big, shiny slideshow documenting the third annual Try Vegan PDX Vegan Prom: The Vegan Prom of Tomorrow. This futuristic dance night naturally included a dance off, a best dressed catwalk, the crowning of Prom Royalty for 2010  and an infinite amount of glitter and glow in the dark necklaces.

Dancing into the Freaking Future.

The Awarding of Best Dressed & Crown Royalty Approaches.... Val took 2nd place in her homemade duct tape dress, The Robot Box & Future Cat were crowned King & Queen for 2010 - Best Dressed below...

Neal was awarded Best Dressed for his I-Tux, complete with functional shoes.

The Dance Off Finals. Lindsay (left) took the honors! Lady on the left took 2nd. Much robot, much awesome.

The Freaking Future.

The return of DJs Honest John and Vitamin G

Glimpse into the future…

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big shout outs!

  • the glorious return of DJs Honest John and Vitamin G
  • Try Vegan PDX and all its organizers & attendees of the 3rd Annual Try Vegan Week – the biggest yet.
  • always-awesome co-planner Deanna
  • Michele for her now revolution- & evolution-ary decor skills
  • Melissa for stealing my camera and getting all the shots I never would (followed by a slightly less mischievous Shelley)
  • Portland vegans for being my favorite vegans
  • Glow in the Dark necklaces, for existing

Try Vegan Week 2010: starting this weekend!!!

Do you have vegan-curious friends? Do you want your pescetarian friends to know just why they should go veg? Do you simply want to meet more vegan-minded folks in Portland area?

The 3rd Annual Try Vegan Week kicks off this Saturday with a Bike Rally starting at the Mini Mall with the Radical Cheerleaders for Animal Rights and concludes with the Vegan Prom of Tomorrow on Saturday, the 21st. Tickets are still available!

The week includes many classes, workshops, and talks: all about going vegan!

To name a few:

Check out the full schedule here – many more events and location/time info for the above~

Vegan Prom Poster by John Vincent Lovell

Check out Try Vegan PDX for more information. Consider having a week in your area. We’re all activists, folks.

Hey Portland! Come to Cruelty-Free Trivia with Isa 8/2

Putting a baby inside a piece of pizza may not be cruelty-free, but come next Monday, August 2nd, trivia totally is.

Are Skittles vegan? Who is the richest vegan in the world? What doesn’t belong in hummus? Which vegan cheese company had a tie to the television series Home Improvement? You know you know.

What’s Going On: A Vegan-Themed, Multi-Round Trivia Night, hosted by cookbook author Isa Chandra Moskowitz of the Post Punk Kitchen and special guest Quiz Masters.

But Why? This event is a fundraiser for THE VEGAN PROM OF TOMORROW: The Try Vegan Week’s Third Annual Vegan Prom on 8/21 at Crush Bar, and House of Dreams Cat Shelter. Music by DJ Jet Boat Adventurer.

Vegan Prom tickets will be for sale at the event ($12 in advance, includes one complimentary raffle ticket).

Eat Pizza:

Mississippi Pizza will have vegan pizza & beverages for sale, including our special vegan pizza offerings. They offer Follow Your Heart vegan cheese, and all of their sauces are vegan.

Brains:

Show off your vegan knowledge, support great causes & events, and win PRIZES! (and eat pizza).

Sign Up & Pricing:

You are encouraged, but not required, to form small teams with amusing names in advance. The price is $5 per person.

Grand Prize!!

The winning team wins a prize basket with contributions, courtesy of Herbivore Clothing, Hopworks Urban Brewery (now has daiya for their vegan pizzas, for those who swing that way), Lion’s Share Industries, Blacksheep Bakery, Mighty-O Donuts, Post Punk Kitchen, Petunia’s Pastries, Southeast Grind, Wingnut Confections, free tickets to Vegan Prom, and more.


The Vegan Prom

is the finale celebration to Try Vegan Week, organized by Try Vegan PDX. Try Vegan PDX is a non-profit, volunteer run, vegan outreach program. It provides year long mentoring and special events.

Facebook Event for Vegan Prom

Facebook Event for Cruelty-Free Trivia – RSVP!

Mississippi Pizza - Pizza, beer and wine in Portland's Mississippi Neighborhood

World Wide Vegan Bake Sales, Approaching!

Update: Back to Eden Bakery will be donating, as well! Thank you, guys!

4/29/2010

What vegan doesn’t love a vegan bake sale?  I would say the gluten-free, but as Portland is getting glutey-free friendlier, there’s usually *something* GF at vegan bake sales now, right? At least a nice attempt!

This is the second year of World Wide Vegan Bakes Sales, which brings about vegan awareness, vegan treats, and community.  They’re a new tradition on an international scale – independently run, vegan, happy, and were recognized as the VegNews “Veg Event of the Year” in 2009.  There’s a snippet of the article on Bjorked Off!, featuring Evan’s picture of Mint Chocolate Oreo Cake and I do believe, famous danishes in the corner.

Portland!

When: Try Vegan PDX is hosting the only bake sale listed in Portland during Last Thursday on Alberta on Thursday, April 29th.  It will be between 4pm-9pm in front of Green Microgym on 12th and Alberta.

What: Vegan Baked Goods! Sweet, and possibly, savoury.

If you’re interested in donating, please drop off baked goods between 4-4:30pm.  If you’re interested in baked goods, please stop by! Sweetpea Baking Co. will be donating, as well!

Why: This bake sale is a fundraiser for our upcoming Inaugural Vegan Iron Chef Competition in June (it quickly sold out! but you can still come to the free after-party at Backspace, and watch it online later!) and our 3rd Annual Try Vegan Week in late August (ending with the 3rd Annual Vegan Prom! Stay tuned for details).

Facebook Event for the Bake Sale

International WWVBS Listing

Facebook Event for Vegan Iron Chef After-Party, featuring Camping Party!