Triangle Vegetarian Society

2017 Calendar - Archived Events

Sunday, February 19 - 1-4 PM

Triangle Vegfest Monthly Market (TVS is a sponsor)

Fullsteam Brewery

726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

Triangle VegFest's markets are back! Join them at Fullsteam Brewery for their one year anniversary! Learn more: Triangle Vegfest Monthly Market.

Wednesday, March 1 - 7-9:30 PM

Irregardless Vegan Food Adventure (non-TVS event)

The Irregardless Cafe

901 W Morgan St, Raleigh, 27603

From the event post: "Join us March 1 at 7pm for an Irregardless Cafe Vegan Food Adventure. Early bird tickets are $44.99 for this six course vegan dinner with an alcoholic beverage.... Tickets are limited for this one night seating, so make sure you grab yours before they're gone!" See the Facebook event.

Saturday, March 4 - 3-5:00 PM

Celebration of Life for Tom Regan

Tir Na Nog Irish Pub

108 Hargett Street, downtown Raleigh, NC

Tom Regan, well-known philosopher and a founder of Triangle Vegetarian Society, passed away on February 17, 2017. There will be a celebration of his life on March 4, 2017 from 3-5 pm at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub, 108 Hargett Street, downtown Raleigh, NC.

Thursday, March 30 - 7:30 PM

"What The Health" - New Movie Screening (non-TVS event)

Carmike 15 Theatre

5501 Atlantic Springs Rd, Raleigh, NC

Vegans for Peace is excited to announce they'll be hosting a screening for this new film. They've heard it's excellent.

What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick. Order tickets and watch the trailer.

Sunday, April 23

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge 6th Annual Vegan Bake Sale (non-TVS event)

Southern Village Green

620 Market St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge is having our 6th Annual Vegan Bake Sale and we are calling all volunteers to help contribute and make this our biggest sale yet! If you can contribute a vegan baked good (or two!) to benefit the animals of the Refuge we would be eternally grateful! Sign up.

Thursday, May 18-Saturday, May 20

4th Annual National Plant-based Prevention Of Disease (P-POD) conference (non-TVS event)

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

The 4th annual national Plant-based Prevention Of Disease (P-POD) conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. TVS has helped with the event when it was in Raleigh. As a national conference, P-POD is now beginning to rotate through different locations around the country. The event will run Thursday afternoon through Saturday lunch, followed by various optional recreational / exploratory activities in Santa Fe. In late summer 2016, the Albuquerque program and speaker roster, as well as online early bird registration, is expected to be posted.

Sunday, June 25 - 8 am-1 pm

Triangle Vegfest Fun 5K! (non-TVS event)

Southern Village Green

400 Market St, Chapel Hill, 27516

Save the date for the inaugural Triangle Vegfest Fun 5K Run/Walk. See all details on the Facebook event page.

Tuesday, July 4 - 6:00 pm

Fourth of July Potluck (vegan food only, please) (Potluck FAQ)

Jody's House

7337 Fontana Ridge Lane, Raleigh (see a map - note that Norman Ridge Lane is the street off of Leesville Road, and Fontana Ridge Lane is off of Norman Ridge Lane)

The Fourth of July Potluck will be at Jody's house in Raleigh. Vegan food only, please. We can meet around 6:00 to socialize, and have dinner at around 7:00 so people can make the fireworks at the State Fair site in Raleigh, if they wish. There is a grill that has always been used for vegan food, so please feel free to bring something to be grilled if you like. If anyone has games they want to bring, feel free, maybe we can play some. Please park along the curb taking care not to block the neighbors' driveways. I would very much appreciate it if you would avoid pulling your car up on the grass, as this can damage the sprinkler heads. There is also parking on Leesville Road when you turn right out of my development. Thanks.

Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21

Camp Compassion at Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge (This is a joint event with TVS)

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

7236 US Highway 87 N, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge in Pittsboro, NC is again having a summer "Camp Compassion", which includes time with their animals and a Food for Life Kids ( food class during July 17-21. More information plus registration details are available at

Saturday, August 5 - 8 pm

Potluck at the NC Museum of Art

NC Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

We'll eat at 8 pm and then at 9 pm, for those interested, we'll watch Hidden Figures at their outdoor screening. RSVP to

Saturday, August 26 (10 am-5 pm) - Sunday, August 27 (11 am-5 pm)

Triangle Vegfest

Two locations: August 26 (Durham Arts Council PSI Theater) and August 27 (Durham Armory)

Celebrate healthy, veg lifestyles with us at the fourth annual Triangle Vegfest! TVS is a sponsor of this event. You'll enjoy local food, NC vendors, area non-profits, yoga, and expert speakers. Suggested $5 donation to support Triangle Vegfest. See the event website for more info!

Saturday, September 9 - 7 pm

Potluck Dinner (Potluck FAQ)

Rua and Kat Mordecai's home

104 Culcross Court, Cary, NC 27153 (see a map)


Join us in Cary for a potluck!

Saturday, September 23 - 6-10 pm

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge Annual Benefit for the Animals (non-TVS event)

American Institute of Architecture

14 E. Peace St, Raleigh

Join us for a magical evening to benefit the animals of Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge! Held at the American Institute of Architecture in downtown Raleigh, the evening will feature live jazz from The Minor Swing Band, vegan beer from Sanctuary Brewing Company, delicious vegan appetizers featuring Chef Caroline Morrison of The Fiction Kitchen, and a diverse silent auction with something for everybody. This year we are excited to also have special Guest Speaker Ren Hurst, founder of the New World Sanctuary Foundation. Don’t miss out on this fun and fancy night for the animals! Get tickets.

Thursday, October 19 - 7:00 pm

Meet Your Neighbors: Seeing The Pig Picture in North Carolina (non-TVS event)

Carolina Theatre of Durham

309 West Morgan St, Durham

There are nearly 9 million pigs in North Carolina, and most of these animals live their short lives in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Human neighbors of these CAFOs face the reality of factory farming every day – the smell, the flies, the foul brown water all seep through the land they call home. This isn't just an animal rights issue; it's a human rights issue, too. It's social injustice, plain and simple. What's bad for the animals is bad for public health and for the environment.

Join us for a solutions-oriented conversation with Gene Baur and other speakers about the pork industry's impact on North Carolina. The event will be co-hosted by Farm Sanctuary and Indy Week, publisher of the recent highly acclaimed three-part in-depth series "Hogwashed: A Powerful Special Interest. Shameless Politicians. Failed Regulations. An In-Depth Look at Big Pork in North Carolina." Moderated by Indy Week. Learn more and buy tickets.

Saturday, October 21 - 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Vegan Dessert Class at Southern Season Cooking School (non-TVS event)

Southern Season Cooking School in Chapel Hill

201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Internationally known chef, culinary educator, cookbook author, and long-time TVS friend Fran Costigan offers a vegan dessert class at Southern Season Cooking School in Chapel Hill, NC on October 21, 2017. Her latest book, "Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts", has been translated into German, French, and Italian and continues to rank high on Amazon's list of all - vegan or not - chocolate cookbooks. Fran has been teaching vegan cooking for over 20 years and has appeared in a wide variety of media, such as "Nightline", "VegNews Magazine", "The New Yorker", "New York Magazine", "Vegetarian Journal", "Desserts Professional", "Cafe Sweets Japan", and "Organic Spa Magazine". The class fee is $55 but current TVS members who register will enjoy a $5 rebate (contact TVS with rebate requests). Learn more and buy tickets.

Saturday, October 21 - 7:00 pm

Potluck Dinner

Shreya and Kartik Patel's home

2500 Bryarton Woods Dr, Raleigh (see a map)


There will be a touch of Diwali at this potluck, perhaps sharing of the background of the holiday and stories; you are encouraged to dress festively!

Directions: take I-40 East or West to exit 293 A (US 1 South), bear to the Right to Walnut St exit; turn Left onto Walnut St, pass several lights then turn Left at Dillard Rd light; at the 1st light turn Right onto Jones Franklin Rd. Take the 1st Left onto Southern Cross ("Bryarton Woods" neighborhood). At the T, turn Right onto Bryarton Woods Dr; their house is #2500, the 3rd house from the end.

Thursday, November 2 - 7:00-10:00 pm

Screening of "The Last Pig" and Q&A (co-sponsored by TVS)

Durham Arts Council - PSI Theater

120 Morris Street, Durham, 27701

Vegans For Peace, Triangle VegFest, and Triangle Vegetarian Society present a viewing of "The Last Pig". Q&A with Director Allison Argo, Vegan Food Samples, Literature table. $15/person. Learn more and buy tickets.

Sunday, November 12 - 5:30 pm

November Plant-Based for the Planet Potluck (non-TVS event)

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

135 Dauer Dr, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599

The purpose of this event is to make (or purchase) a new or favorite dish to share with others, get together and socialize with other like-minded folks, and enjoy small samples of the yummy vegan dishes everyone else brings. See the event description.

Thursday, November 23 - 11:30 am-5:00 pm

Annual Vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast at Cafe Parizade

For the 19th year in a row, we are returning to Cafe Parizade in Durham for our Vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast and Raffle.

Saturday, December 16 - 6:00 pm

Annual TVS Holiday Party potluck and white elephant gift exchange (Potluck FAQ)

Barry Nakell's home

149 Dixie Drive, Chapel Hill (see a map)


After we eat, we will, as has become tradition, have a low-/no-cost simple gift exchange – please bring something, wrapped, from around the house that you no longer use that others may find valuable; please bring one present per person. (If you decide to purchase a gift, please do not exceed $10.)