Behold the amazing power of the legume next weekend at the fifth annual Craig Murphey Fellowship Event, a giant party/ fundraiser for the New York City Coalition Against Hunger at Public Assembly that will feature karaoke, culinary prizes, and, most importantly, a hummus cook-off. Because hummus is delicious and nutritious!

Murphey was a 26-year-old who worked at the West Harlem Action Network Against Poverty before being killed in a cycling accident in Williamsburg in 2007. The Fellowship was created after his death to "honor Craig's one-of-a kind, fervent commitment to grass-roots organizing that achieves social progress from the ground up,” said NYCCAH president Joel Berg.

Sad history aside, the October 16 event sounds like a hoot: In honor of Murphey, who was apparently a "hummus aficionado," participants are being asked to whip up their very finest dip ("hummus can be made with any type of bean, not just chickpeas... be creative!") for judgement; the winner will receive kitchen-centric prizes donated by nearby culinary shop Whisk. After the winner is crowned, the party continues with the Kings of Karaoke until 2 a.m., and there's also a raffle with prizes from local bars and bands. To register your hummus, email hummuscookoff@gmail.com by Monday, October 10.

Oh, and one final thing from the event's organizers: "NO STORE-BOUGHT HUMMUS. There's really no way to tell, but if you do this you are totally lame," which is totally true.