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The Lean Shebeen

The Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant and Coffeehouse, located at 1209 W. Oregon in Urbana in the basement of the Channing-Murray Foundation, has taken a brief break for the summer. The Lean Shebeen, however, is a community space that hosts vegetarian African cuisine, music, dance and films while creating an open and artistic environment is now currently residing on Thursdays and Sundays from 7 p.m.–11 p.m. in the downstairs space of the Channing-Murray Foundation. Created by current community members of the Champaign-Urbana area, Marisa Manríquez, Nick Pelafas and Treva Ellison have worked hard to put together a list of amazing events and delicious menus. Even better, all the dinner’s proceeds go towards Camp Uhuru 2008, a summer camp for Champaign-Urbana youth from ages 6–13. So, if you don’t have plans for Thursday or Sunday, bring a group of friends, a date or family members to enjoy a healthy vegetarian meal, a community environment and great entertainment. Make sure to hit it up tomorrow night.

For more information or for their menu call: 217-367-2340 and for more of The Lean Shebeen’s upcoming events and schedule, click the jump.

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