More Almost Fringe Festival events for the North Coast Weekend include The North Coast Artists Gallery’s 28th annual Guest Artist Show, featuring 17 guest artists this weekend through April 30. Edgewater Gallery will present World Stories by Storyteller Richard Standard on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday April 15 at 3:30 p.m.
Fringe-y Times in Mendocino, Caspar and Albion
Fort Bragg’s southern neighbors in Caspar and Mendocino have a bunch of cool events going on this weekend, including a four-course Dystopian Banquet and Topless Tapas Dinner with chef Nicholas Petti, featuring scantily clad, scintillating performers from the Flynn Creek Circus and Circus Mecca at Crown Hall Saturday April 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m. After the dinner show the 2nd Annual Dystopian Prom gets started. Get your tickets here.
Ford House will feature Mushrooms for Color: A Dye Workshop on Saturday, April 14th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The Mendocino Coast Mushroom Club exhibit of the dye process and the history of local mushroom dyes will include a display of hand dyed yarn and cloth to show the “Mendocino Rainbow” of colors. Other Mendocino, Caspar, and Albion events over the weekend include Pickles and Limericks on the Lawn, The Unusual World of Jason Clapp, Stone SculPointing, Bridging the Gap (a film about the Albion Bridge), a Fringe Treasure Hunt, The Artist in Residence (Air) Show at Mendocino Art Center, and the Alexander String Quartet at Preston Hall.
Music Abounds on the Coast: events later this month include the Laurie Morvan Band at Caspar Community Center April 21, The Foolish Fringe of Folk Music at the Caspar Schul April 28, and the Symphony of the Redwoods Spring Concert April 29 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Cotton Auditorium featuring virtuoso violinist and recording artist Annelle Kazumi Gregory. Get tickets.
Retro Sunday April 22 at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Every year, the Garden by the Sea takes a step back in time and opens its doors with the admission price they charged in the 1960s. Enjoy the beauty and bounty of the gardens all day for just one dollar! Tour the expanded organic vegetable garden, delight in rhododendrons at season’s peak, smell the roses, ramble among the coastal wildflowers, and bring your favorite dog (on a leash) or friend to spend a day, and enjoy Rhody’s Cafe where you can feast on grilled paninis, fresh garden salads, homemade soups, Thanksgiving coffee and Cowlick’s ice cream. Organic dining overlooking the gardens from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you’d like to adopt a furry friend, the Mendocino Coast Humane Society mobile van will be at the gardens every third Saturday of the month from May to October.
If that’s not enough to entice you to visit us on the coast, how about the Noyo Headlands Coastal Trail, all along the headlands on the western edge of Fort Bragg. The middle section of the trail has just been completed, so you can walk or bike for miles from the Cypress Street entrance all the way to the foot of Elm Street and Glass Beach. Admire our ocean views, wildflowers, flora and fauna, breathe the invigorating fresh sea air, and you’ll come away relaxed, renewed and inspired!