DFW: The Happy Poet

There’s an adorable-sounding movie called The Happy Poet that premiered at the most recent SXSW. The movie is a comedy about an idealistic young man who wants to open an organic mostly-vegetarian food cart in Austin, Texas, and the struggles he goes through trying to open his business.

It’s playing briefly at a few theaters in DFW, including The Texas Theater, where Spiral Diner will be selling food in the lobby before the movie this Saturday and Sunday.

Chow Down Showing in El Paso

The Vegetarian Society of El Paso is screening Chow Down on July 8 at 7:30 at Chamizal. The movie is a documentary that looks at reversing heart disease with a vegan diet. Sound familiar? Like Forks Over Knives, Chow Down features Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, father of Austin plant celebrity Rip Esselstyn. I haven’t seen Chow Down yet, but the positive health effects of a plant-based diet are getting a lot of deserved attention lately.

Check out a trailer before, and see more trailers on the movie’s website.

If you’re not in El Paso, check out the video on Hulu, where the whole thing can be seen for free.

Austin: VRA Picnic – The Music Man

Vegans, oh we got vegans,
Right here in River City!
With a capital “V”
That rhymes with “P”
And that stands for Potluck!

Come on out and enjoy the classic musical The Music Man along with some dandy folks and food this Friday night.

Bring a vegan dish large enough for 8, a blanket, drinks, and plates/utensils. We’ll convene on the hill facing the Zilker Hillside theatre, which is in Zilker Park across from Barton Springs.

Admission to the play is FREE but parking in Zilker will costs $3.00 per car – so carpool for goodness sake!

Potluck begins at 7:30pm and musical begins at 8:30, for those who want to stay around and watch.

RSVP here.