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The Lady Is For Burning 

The stars have aligned at last, and once again Artica manifests on the riverfront near the intersection of Lewis and Dickson streets. Often compared to Burning Man, the two day fantastical Dionysian soiree consists of inter-disciplinary art installations and performances, plus spontaneous creating, mingling and some extreme sporting. Officially titled Artica 2011: Sign In Space, this year's celebration takes place from noon to midnight Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday (October 8 and 9), with the Boat of Dreams Parade signaling the onset of the festivities. Attendees are encouraged to MacGyver-up their own biodegradable float piece that represents their dream -- whatever it may be -- and release it into the river. Also on the slate is the Artica Family Portrait (2:30 p.m.), and if you're present you're family; the traditional Our Lady of Artica effigy burning takes place at 8 p.m., with this year's Lady the largest one yet. Sunday is given over to Extreme Croquet at 3 p.m., which requires you to construct your own mallet (best mallet gets a prize) and features the most challenging course yet designed. Information and last minute adjustments are updated at www.facebook.com/articafest). Admission to Artica is free, but donations are definitely in the spirit of the event. No vending is available at Artica, so bring your own food and drink, and remember to wear comfortable and strong footwear -- the Artica site is pretty primal.
Sat., Oct. 8; Sun., Oct. 9, 2011

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