Lowdown: LoCO's Favorite Past Sand Sculpture Festival Entries
Here's an easy call: Go to the beach this weekend, Humboldt. Duh.
That would be a good idea any summer day, right? But this Saturday you have extra incentive since the landscape will be artistically manipulated by humans (in a non-permanent way) for the 18th Annual Friends of the Dunes Sand Sculpture Festival held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Manila Dunes Recreation Area. Get some sand down your pants (for a good cause)!
If you just want to look at the brilliance, the best time to go is after noon. But if you've been jonesin' to sculpt some earth, sign up at the FOD website where you'll also find countless of well organized (who does that? Yay!) photos from past years goin' all the way back to 2001. Do yourself a favor and get some inspiration, sculptors.
Now, your Lost Coast Outpost isn't claiming to be sand sculpture experts or anything, but these are our favorite past entries:
2012: "Some Faces" by Blake.
2011: "Educate One Self" by Scott Martin.
2010: "Castle" by Grumpy Stout.
2009: "Friend of Foe" by Team Catfish.
2008: "Hooey" by Carole Morgal.
The Lowdown Fun Committee
Author Emily Brady
Northtown Books / 7 p.m.
Author signs and reads from her new book Humboldt: Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier. Brady spent a year in Humboldt investigating the semi-underground pot industry, and the characters that make it happen.
Blue Lake's Blues Blowout
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8-11 p.m. / $20 / 21+
Little Walter tribute with Corky Siegel, Mark Hummel, James Harman, Little Charlie, plus special guest Buddy Reed and the Rip it Ups.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments
The Comedy of Errors
Dell'Arte / 8 p.m. / $18
Set in a place much like the Arcata Plaza, at an event much like the Farmers Market, Dell’Arte puts an original twist on Shakespeare’s outrageous farce.
Lost Coast Kennel Club Dog Show
Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free
All breed dog conformation show plus rally and obedience trials. No unentered dogs allowed please.
407-5253 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site / View Comments
Mac Dre Day
Mateel Community Center / 7 p.m. / $30 / $25 adv. / 21+
Celebrate the life of Bay Area rap legend Mac Dre with his friends and label mates Husalah, Mac Mall, Mistah FAB, Rydah J Clyde, and Coolio Da Unda Dog.
923-3368 / Web site / View Comments
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