SoCal VegFest

As much as we adore some gluttonous pizza and burgers every now and then, its important to get our daily dose of greens, veggies and vitamins. So mind your peas and cucumbers, it's the first annual SoCal Veg Fest, an event aimed at promoting healthy living through exposure to food vendors and local growers who'll present an array of samples, cooking demonstrations from venerated chefs Susan Asato, Jenny Ross from Costa Mesa's 118 Degrees restaurant, Joni Marie Newman, and more. There'll also be some live entertainment in the form of Long Beach Michael Jackson tribute singer RemJ, guest speakers discussing vegan options and animal advocacy, and a yoga class. Live installations and keynote speaker Dr. Michael Klaper round out this engaging and enriching event.

Sun., Nov. 1, 10 a.m., 2015

Aimee Murillo is calendar editor and frequently covers the Orange County DIY music scene, film, arts, Latino culture and currently pens the long-running column Trendzilla. Born, raised, and based in Santa Ana, she loves bad movies, punk shows, raising her plants, eating tacos, Selena, and puns.

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