There’s a lot to do this coming weekend on the Outer Banks. We’ve already mentioned OBX Brewtäg coming up on Saturday, but just in case the weather doesn’t cooperate, there’s still a some great activities to check out.

The Coastal Studies Institute in cooperation with the Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) is hosting an extraordinary DASH (Design Arts Science Humanities) festival.

Thursday through Saturday the Surfalorus Film Festival will be showing at the CSI on Roanoke Island or Thursday and at the DCAC Gallery in Manteo Friday and Saturday. 

Surfalorus is an eclectic blending of surf shorts, feature length films and experimental imagery. Also at the DCAC Gallery, local surf film guru Mickey McCarthy will have his first gallery showing of his photography. It’s remarkable that Mickey has been shooting surfers for so many years and so well, yet this is the first show in which he has been featured.

DASH is more than just surf. Reuben Margolin, a kinetic sculpture is the keynote speaker, and there will be an exhibit of kinetic sculpture based on the wave data collected by CSI over the past year. The artwork has been created by College of the Albemarle students.

And that’s just a small part of everything that will be happening.

So rain or shine, there will be something to do on the Outer Banks this weekend.

Check out the full DASH schedule here.