By LUCY GUANUNA
This weekend, indulge in the best vegan eats the Eastside has to offer. Lay down a good base layer of food before drinks with one of Veggie Fam’s fried chick’n sandwiches at their Highland Park pop-up and finish off the weekend with mimosas and a vegan brunch at Just What I Kneaded’s future brick and mortar bakery. The calories don’t count if it’s vegan, right?
Read on for our top 10 events and things-to-do this weekend.
FRIDAY, January 25
Vegan Eats Pop-Up at Block Party HLP: Get your cheezeburger and fried chik’n sandwich fix courtesy of Veggie Fam as Block Party HLP goes vegan. Free. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Details.
Trybvl (DanceAfrica + Afro House) Dance Party at Los Globos: Blaq Pages, B-Wade and Jeremy Sole will be bringing the best in Afro house and African dance music. $10. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Details.
SATURDAY, January 26
Modern Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners at Makers Mess: Learn the basics of calligraphy and add your own flair to the place cards at your next dinner party. $110. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Details.
Date Night Couples Pasta Class at the King’s Roost: Bring your partner and your own wine and learn to make your own pasta with freshly-milled flour in this workshop. Vegan and vegetarian options available! $85-$150. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Details.
“Journey for Justice: The Life of Harry Itliong” Book Signing at The Park’s Finest: You and your little one can learn more about the co-founder of the United Farm Workers, Harry Itliong, with this richly illustrated children’s book. Free. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details.
Goat Yoga at Indie Brewing Company: Put your yoga skills to the test and try holding downward dog or bridge pose while a goat walks under you or climbs on top of you. Don’t miss out on the prime photo op and beer after your practice.
Seed Banking Workshop at Edendale Branch Library: Learn the modern applications of the ancient practice of seed banking from experienced horticulturalists and botanists with the Theodore Payne Foundation. Free. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Details.
SUNDAY, January 27
Sitcom Trivia at Golden Road Brewing: King Trivia is hosting a Sitcom Trivia night at the Eastside’s biggest brewery. Turns out the knowledge you gained after watching all those Seinfeld and Friends reruns isn’t so useless after all. $1. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Details.
Just What I Kneaded Vegan Brunch & Fundraiser in Elysian Valley: Join local vegan baker Justine Hernandez as she hosts a vegan brunch at the future brick and mortar location of Just What I Kneaded. Chow down on french toast, pozole and mimosas while helping bring a vegan bakery to Frogtown. Suggested donation $20. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details.
Into the Void Comedy Show at Oeno Vino: See comedians Fabricio Capano, Thomas Dale and Bianca Cristavao as you take advantage of $4 drink deals all night. Free. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Details.
That’s It For This Weekend!
As always, it’s a good idea to check with event organizers about any changes.
Thanks for reading. Until next Thursday, stay on top of the rest of the week’s goings-on by visiting the Eastside Events Calendar.
— Lucy Guanuna