Santa Rosa’s win-win fest-fest

Illustration by SERENE LUSANO

The International Moustache Film Festival is on hiatus this year, but before any tears hit your Fu Manchu, consider celebrating a new film festival, the North Bay Vegan FilmFest. There’s bound to be someone in the featured documentaries, Food Choices, Unlocking the Cage and Vegan: Everyday Stories, who sports facial hair—maybe not a petit handlebar, but it’ll be a win-win in general. The festival is on Saturday, August 20, in Santa Rosa at the Luther Burbank Center (50 Mark West Springs Road) and coincides with the Sonoma County VegFest, with free product samples and music at the same location. Plus, catch speakers with catchy lecture titles such as “Would Buddha Eat a Burger? Would Krishna Eat a Quiche?” Tickets to each film are $10, and entrance to VegFest is $5 and free for people under 13. The VegFest is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and screen times are at