Full Spectrum | A Benefit for the Portland Winter Light Festival
Nov
16
10:00 PM22:00

Full Spectrum | A Benefit for the Portland Winter Light Festival

Please join us for Full Spectrum: A Benefit for the Portland Winter Light Festival. This evening, in true PDXWLF form, will be a spectacle for the senses! It will feature incredible art, a delicious dinner with live fire performative BBQ, guest speakers, a special appeal, and will be held at the brand new Jupiter NEXT hotel. All proceeds from the event will directly support the 2019 Portland Winter Light Festival which promises to be more stunning than ever! We intend to change the way that people engage with Portland during the winter by using the power of light art to transform the cityscape, and we need your help!

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Portland Culinary Alliance's "Behind the Brand: A Maker's Journey"
Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

Portland Culinary Alliance's "Behind the Brand: A Maker's Journey"

The Portland Culinary Alliance is bringing together some of Portland’s most innovative culinary entrepreneurs to share a behind-the-scenes look at how they launched their business and the challenges and rewards along the way. If you’re thinking of starting a food or beverage business, or just curious how one of your favorite brands got started, please join us for our annual educational event!  Learn more here.

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Culinaria Dinner @ Camp Colton | Jodie Cavalier, MK Guth, and Jason French (Ned Ludd)
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

Culinaria Dinner @ Camp Colton | Jodie Cavalier, MK Guth, and Jason French (Ned Ludd)

Vicarious Events is working with Disjecta Contemporary Art Center on Culinaria (Art + Food + Communty), which pairs artists and chefs to create unique community events, providing opportunities for collaboration, creative risk-taking, and the exchange of new ideas between two very different creative realms. Using the natural surroundings at Camp Colton as a stage for dinners, Jodie Cavalier and MK Guth will connect food with nature and community. Combining the dinners with hikes and plant identification demonstrations, the artists will bring together guests in conversation around how nature and well being can affect a worldview. Guth and Cavalier are spending time in the area studying plant life and history. They will use this research to construct menus and art objects. Jason French, head chef and owner at Ned Ludd, will prepare a meal at Camp Colton related to the artists’ concepts and the environment of the land surrounding the camp. French and his team believe that great food requires passion for the harmony of provenance, preparation, and presentation.

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Culinaria Dinner @ Disjecta | Culinaria: Fernanda D’Agostino and Carlo LaMagna (Magna)
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Culinaria Dinner @ Disjecta | Culinaria: Fernanda D’Agostino and Carlo LaMagna (Magna)

Vicarious Events is working with Disjecta Contemporary Art Center on Culinaria (Art + Food + Communty), which pairs artists and chefs to create unique community events, providing opportunities for collaboration, creative risk-taking, and the exchange of new ideas between two very different creative realms. Fernanda D’Agostino’s Decameron (Borderline) takes its inspiration from Boccaccio’s medieval novella, in which a group of ten young people leave the terrors of plague-ravaged Florence for an escape to the countryside. Each night, every member of the party told a story centered around a chosen theme. The video installation sets a dark, but dreamlike stage for a dinner where guests will be led in an evening of feasting, storytelling, and questioning. Inspired by her grandmother’s weekly lunches open to all, D’Agostino hopes to create an environment for radical sharing around food and the pleasures of the table. Chef Carlo LaMagna, of Clyde Common and the soon to open Magna, will prepare a meal for diners inside the installation to share as they share stories. LaMagna is known for his Filipino fusion meals. His inspiration comes from his professional culinary experiences, but more so from his father and mother who raised him to be in touch with their culture and to learn to farm, cook, and eat holistically.

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Culinaria Dinner @ Disjecta | Julie Green and Johanna Ware (Smallwares)
Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

Culinaria Dinner @ Disjecta | Julie Green and Johanna Ware (Smallwares)

Vicarious Events is working with Disjecta Contemporary Art Center on Culinaria (Art + Food + Communty), which pairs artists and chefs to create unique community events, providing opportunities for collaboration, creative risk-taking, and the exchange of new ideas between two very different creative realms. Artist Julie Green’s handmade Wallpaper will be installed inside Disjecta, to create an intimate dining room. Wallpaper features repeating shells, a pattern inspired by Zen calligraphy and the Pattern and Decoration movement, as a meditation of the health of our oceans and unsustainable consumption. The translucent handmade paper produces a stained glass effect when lit from within. Johanna Ware of Smallwares will create a dinner held within the room on October 6th. Ware is known for her eclectic and refined “inauthentic Asian” meals that span many influences.

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Culinaria exhibition opening at Disjecta
Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Culinaria exhibition opening at Disjecta

Vicarious Events is working with Disjecta Contemporary Art Center on Culinaria (Art + Food + Communty), which pairs artists and chefs to create unique community events, providing opportunities for collaboration, creative risk-taking, and the exchange of new ideas between two very different creative realms. A multi-colored circular art bar designed by Ben Sanders will open during the exhibition reception. Sanders is a multi-disciplinary artist who was a co-founder of Happy Hour Agency, a Los Angeles based collective, which built interactive installations that came to life as fully functioning secret cocktail bars. Leah Brown from Angel Face, one of Portland’s finest cocktail bars, will serve as the bartender in residence for Culinaria 2018-19. Brown will craft unique cocktails to be served during the opening reception as well as at future Culinaria dinners and happy hours.

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On Common Ground class at Feast Portland
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

On Common Ground class at Feast Portland

Vicarious Events is working with Feast Portland to produce On Common Ground: Exploring Oregon/Washington Cross-Border AVAs. Is your favorite wine region in Washington? Or is it in Oregon? Lucky for you there’s no need to pick sides. This class will explore the wines of the Walla Walla Valley and the Columbia Gorge, two AVAs that have a foot in both Oregon and Washington. Dive deep into the wines of the region with Sean Sullivan (Wine Enthusiast, Seattle), Luke Bradford (Cor Cellars, Lyle) and Rick Small (Woodward Canyon, Lowden). Plus, the lead cheesemonger from New Seasons Market will curate cheese pairings featuring selections from both sides of the border, so you can snack and sip your way through a stunning collection of wines, and discover how terroir unite the two great states of the Pacific Northwest.

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Pie Goals at Feast Portland
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Pie Goals at Feast Portland

Vicarious Events is working with Feast Portland to produce Pie Goals! In this hands-on class, pie gurus Lauren Ko (Loko Kitchen, Seattle) and Michelle Lopez (Hummingbird High, Portland) will share the tips and tricks behind their pie creations. You’ll get creative with fillings while you roll, weave, crimp, crisscross and braid your way to badass crust designs that go beyond the basic lattice. The class takes place in the R&D kitchen at Tillamook’s new Portland Outpost where you’ll also go behind-the-scenes and get the scoop on the science behind ice cream making. After feasting on pie and ice cream, you’ll go home with your pie creation and fresh ice cream masterfully paired by the experts at Tillamook.

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Family Foodie Fare
Feb
26
12:30 PM12:30

Family Foodie Fare

Jacksonville Moms BlogJacksonville Magazine, and Vicarious Events are thrilled to bring you our 2nd Annual Family Foodie Fare on Sunday, February 26 at Engine 15 Downtown Taproom! We will have some of the top restaurants in Jacksonville competing Top Chef-style for the best adult and kid food pairing. Come enjoy a family day out, sample some of the best food and drink Jax has to offer, enjoy music from Mere Woodard, snap some silly family pics in the Tin Can Photo Lounge, fun family activities and more! 

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Valentines in Verona
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Valentines in Verona

We are excited to help bring the Jacksonville Symphony's 2017 Valentines in Verona gala to life on Friday, February 17th. The gala features superstar pianist Lang Lang and Music Director Courtney Lewis and is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Jacoby Symphony Hall, all on Valentine's Day weekend! We are proud to produce the Symphony's gala event for the second year in a row. Learn more here.

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VICARIOUS Kitchen: Puerto Rican holiday fare
Dec
11
2:00 PM14:00

VICARIOUS Kitchen: Puerto Rican holiday fare

SOLD OUT! Cari Sanchez-Potter and Sabeen Perwaiz have partnered with Edible Northeast Florida magazine to bring you VICARIOUS Kitchen, an immersive culinary adventure where local cooks from different cultural backgrounds teach intimate cooking classes in private homes around Jacksonville. The workshops offer an opportunity to share the rich cultural diversity of Jacksonville and learn about the many people and cuisines that make up the fabric of our region's culinary identity.

We have partnered with TEDxJacksonville to bring you an Adventure on Sunday, December 11th featuring Puerto Rican holiday fare with Leslie Rios Wilkins!

Leslie and Cari will demonstrate how to make sofrito and arroz con gandules, as well as teach guests how to assemble pastelillos. Dinner will also feature pernil, ajilimojili, pasteles and of course, coquito!

Each ticket includes a welcome drink, the hands-on cooking demonstration, a seated meal with wine and beer, and recipes and shopping tips for you to take home.

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Ramenfest
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Ramenfest

VICARIOUS Events brings you Northeast Florida's first Ramenfest on Friday, December 2nd! Tickets on sale now at this link

Join us as 8 of Northeast Florida's best chefs serve their take on this Japanese classic. Featuring 29 South | Black Sheep Restaurant | BREW Five Points | CRANE RAMEN | IL DESCO | Kazu Sushi Burrito | Restaurant Orsay | Salt @ The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island | Taverna San Marco   

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VICARIOUS Kitchen: Filipino cooking workshop
Aug
28
2:00 PM14:00

VICARIOUS Kitchen: Filipino cooking workshop

SOLD OUT! Cari Sanchez-Potter and Sabeen Perwaiz have partnered with Edible Northeast Florida magazine to bring you VICARIOUS Kitchen, an immersive culinary adventure where local cooks from different cultural backgrounds teach intimate cooking classes in private homes around Jacksonville. The workshops offer an opportunity to share the rich cultural diversity of Jacksonville and learn about the many people and cuisines that make up the fabric of our region's culinary identity.

Join us on Sunday, August 28th for a workshop featuring Filipino cuisine from the owners of Cely's Filipino Food! Mother/son chefs Araceli and Jaycel Adkins will demonstrate some of their favorite Filipino dishes and we'll walk away with recipes, shopping tips, stories and new friends. 

Join us on this culinary cultural exchange! Tickets are available here.

Each ticket includes a welcome snack and drink, the hands-on cooking demonstration, a seated meal with wine and beer, and recipes and shopping tips for you to take home.

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Love Feast
Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

Love Feast

SKYY Vodka and VICARIOUS present: Love Feast

Join us on Thursday, August 11th for an evening of solidarity through community, art, and food in support of the Better Together Fund in memory of the Pulse nightclub victims.

VICARIOUS will create a pop-up food fair in a secret location with live entertainment, an interactive art installation and portrait project and more.

100% of ticket sales and bar sales will go to the Better Together Fund, which is focused on tackling some of the root causes of the tragedy that occurred in Orlando earlier this summer. Learn more at www.cffound.org.

Learn more and get tickets on Eventbrite at this link.

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VICARIOUS Kitchen: Mexican cooking workshop
Jul
17
2:00 PM14:00

VICARIOUS Kitchen: Mexican cooking workshop

SOLD OUT! Cari Sanchez-Potter and Sabeen Perwaiz have partnered with Edible Northeast Florida magazine to bring you VICARIOUS Kitchen, an immersive culinary adventure where local cooks from different cultural backgrounds teach intimate cooking classes in private homes around Jacksonville. The workshops offer an opportunity to share the rich cultural diversity of Jacksonville and learn about the many people and cuisines that make up the fabric of our region's culinary identity.

Join us on Sunday, July 17th for a workshop featuring regional Mexican cuisine by Chef Jose "Frankie" Salome!

Frankie will demonstrate some of his family recipes from his home state of Guerrero and we'll walk away with recipes, shopping tips, stories and new friends. 

Join us on this culinary cultural exchange! Tickets available at this link.

Each ticket includes a welcome drink, the hands-on cooking demonstration, a seated meal with wine and beer, and recipes and shopping tips for you to take home.

Chef Jose Salome grew up in the town of San Marcos which is near Acapulco in the Mexican state of Guerrero. He is now a professional chef and will be showing us how to make a nopales and avocado salad, a tostada featuring a picadillo recipe native to Guerrero, and how to de-bone a chicken for his family mole recipe!

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VICARIOUS Kitchen: Ethiopian cooking workshop
Jun
12
2:00 PM14:00

VICARIOUS Kitchen: Ethiopian cooking workshop

SOLD OUT! Cari Sanchez-Potter and Sabeen Perwaiz have partnered with Edible Northeast Florida magazine to bring you VICARIOUS Kitchen, an immersive culinary adventure where local cooks from different cultural backgrounds teach intimate cooking classes in private homes around Jacksonville. The workshops offer an opportunity to share the rich cultural diversity of Jacksonville and learn about the many people and cuisines that make up the fabric of our region's culinary identity.

Join us for the very first Vicarious Kitchen cooking class on Sunday, June 12th featuring Ethiopian cuisine from the owners of Ibex Ethiopian Kitchen! Tsione Chiksemo and Teddy Aboye will demonstrate some of their favorite Ethiopian dishes and we'll walk away with recipes, shopping tips, stories and new friends. 

Join us on this culinary cultural exchange! Tickets available at this link.

Each ticket includes a welcome drink, the hands-on cooking demonstration, a seated meal with craft honey wine and Ethiopian beer, and recipes and shopping tips for you to take home.

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