Be an Animal's Sweetheart at MFA's Chicago Vegetarian Valentine's Party!

vegvalentines08_logo.jpgWant to spend this Valentine's Day savoring the flavor of local vegetarian culture while also making a difference for animals? Chicagoland is teeming with anticipation for Mercy For Animals' 5th annual Vegetarian Valentine's Party, which takes place this Saturday, February 13. Make this holiday about more than cheesy cards and instead celebrate your love for all creatures and a more compassionate world!

Enjoy the company of like-minded compassionate people--this event will be the perfect place to meet new people, mingle with old friends, or bring your special someone for a romantic night out. Experience the sumptuous variety of the best vegetarian fare Chicago (and the country) has to offer. The event's all-vegan spread includes appetizers from Veggie Bite, Dharma Garden Thai Cuisine, Upton's Naturals, Ste Martaen cheese and premium vegan Match Meats; pizzas featuring the new delicious Daiya vegan cheese; desserts from The Chicago Diner, Farmacy Foods, NibMor Chocolates and Raw Creations.

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2010
Time: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Place: Black Walnut Gallery, 220 North Aberdeen Street, Chicago, IL
Tickets: $35 in advance ($40 at the door)

And breaking news: Enjoy an exclusive performance by none other than Lord of the Yum-Yum! Hilarity is sure to ensue when this unique performer helps us relive our feelings of yesteryear, our innocence, and childhood memories through song and dance. Lord of the Yum-Yum sings ridiculous grind/scat vocal versions of familiar classical pieces, remixes them up with beat-boxing and live electronic loop techniques, all while wearing his signature old-school ruffle tuxedos. Don't miss this unforgettably entertaining performance!

Guest can also treat themselves to our open bar, featuring vegan and organic wine, as well as non-alcoholic drinks and tea from Chicago's own Argo Tea.

And if that weren't enough, guests will enjoy a fabulous silent auction that includes spa and relaxation packages, museum passes, gifts for your favorite companion animals, and gifts for your special sweetheart. In addition, our raffle will feature a weekend getaway to Wisconsin, wine-tastings, and local handmade jewelry.

Get your tickets now before they all sell out! Go to for more details.