Events, we’ve got events:
• Chicago VeganMania takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse. It’s a free, daylong celebration of vegan culture, couture, community and commerce with speakers, bands (on hemp instruments— just kidding), cooking demos and an all-vegan food court. Participating food vendors include Chicago Diner, Upton’s Naturals, Urban Vegan and more; check out more information here.
• Trade up your electric percolator coffeemaker for a way cooler pourover brewer, 4-cup glass server and natural paper filters at the Counter Culture Chicago Training Center, 177 N. Ada #106, from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday. It’s better for the environment and it makes better coffee, too! Get more info here.
• Geja’s Cafe, the venerable fondue place routinely described as one of the most romantic restaurants in the city (hey, it was the 70s), holds the 38th edition of what it claims to be the longest-running wine tasting contest in the country. It’s the 38th Annual Pro/Am Contest, on Sunday at 1 p.m. To RSVP, call 773-281-9101.
• Enjoy a French feast with author and cooking instructor, Kathleen Flinn at Bistro Voltaire Sunday evening, with book signing reception at 5:30p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The book is “Kitchen Counter Cooking School,” and the feast is here.