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Weekend Eats: Vegan Food Fest, DIY Chocolate Wrappers, and Father's Day Dude Food

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The weekend is so close you can practically taste it. Here are the edible events going on in the next few days to keep you occupied -- and sated, for that matter.

Chocolate Wrapper Making with Compartes: Here's a great idea for a DIY prezzie for pops. On Saturday, Printmaker Christina Carroll will teach students the fundamentals of the monotype printing process, which chocolatier Jonathan Grahm uses on his stylish artisanal bars. Grahm will discuss the artistry of chocolate and lead a tasting so that you have some more fun facts to impress dad, just in case that degree you just earned didn't do the trick. There's a $45 fee, which includes materials, tasting and one chocolate bar. Sessions will be held on Saturday, June 15 at 12 pm and 3 pm. Limited space available. You can make your reservations here.

Veg Appetit Tasting by the Humane Society: Conscious foodies of the animal-free ilk can indulge their appetites and help raise money for animals at the Humane Society's Veg Appetit event this Sunday at SmogShoppe in Culver City. The event, hosted by actress Emily Deschanel, goes from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. It'll be a celebration of the delicious diversity of plant-based foods, with special appearances from the city's chefs including Tal Roonen and Yves Fournier. You can find out more info and purchase tickets here. Note: they're not cheap at $200 a pop, but proceeds will benefit the Farm Animal Protection Campaign and Hollywood Outreach program.

Father's Day Dude Food: Yesterday we wrote up 5 of the coolest guy-friendly activities for your dad. Check it out, and please steer clear of the froofy brunches.