Dance Plants Revolution

Every year after the Vegan Prom has ended, attendees ask organizer Joshua LaBure about the next year’s event. “We’ve had numerous people say it’s their favorite night of the year,” LaBure says.

And even though this particular fancy-dress dance party has the word “vegan” in the name, LaBure assures potential guests that it’s not an exclusive event: “People always ask what makes it a vegan prom, and it’s the fact that a vegan grocery store, Nooch, organizes it, and that the money goes to a vegan cause, and there’s vegan food. But beyond that, it’s just a dance party.”

An increase in sponsors this year means even more snack food — and more money that can benefit Peaceful Prairie animal sanctuary, which rescues and shelters abused farm animals. “It’s kind of cool for vegans to have these events that are fun but still supporting a cause,” LaBure notes. “They get to come and dance, and they’re also supporting Peaceful Prairie, which is saving animals directly and educating people about why veganism is a good choice.”

Deck yourself out in your finest and head to the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, at 8 p.m.; there will be a prom photographer, booze, live music and lots of dancing. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door; visit
Sat., March 29, 8 p.m.-midnight, 2014

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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