The Vegan Lunch Box Cookbook signing, Herbivore, 5519 NE 30th, Sat Nov 11, 4 pm

Jennifer McCann is the author of the world's cutest blog, Vegan Lunch Box (, which documents the clever and adorable vegan lunches she prepares daily for her kid. McCann will be on hand to do a little meeting and greeting, and to sign copies of The Vegan Lunch Box Cookbook. AH

Pix Patisserie's Dim Sum Yum Yum, 3402 SE Division, Mon-Tues Nov 13-14, 7 pm, $15 (includes six desserts)

It's that time again! We all know that Pix Patisserie features some of the yummiest, most creative desserts around. If you haven't yet experienced the deliciousity firsthand, now's your chance. Sample bite-size desserts and chocolate from Pix's dim sum-style rolling cart, and familiarize yourself with Pix's tantalizing array of sugary delights. AH

Djembes & Jambalaya, Screen Door, 2337 E Burnside, Mon Nov 13, 7-9:30 pm, $25 individual/$40 for two, tickets at or call 508-8899

Join Bola Moyo, a nonprofit with community development offices in Malawi, Africa, for a benefit dinner at the Screen Door Restaurant. The night will feature music, an auction of photography and "global goods," a no-host bar, and scrumptious Southern cooking.