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Get Out: Free the Dune Beach Party, Flea Market, Living History, Sushi Eating Contest

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Free the Dune Beach Party
We mentioned it earlier this week, and today is the day: The Free the Dune rally and beach party in support of re-opening Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach. There will be healthy refreshments, activities and games, and the opportunity to be a part of a festive, peaceful community rally aimed at showing the officials in Manhattan Beach that the public wants the park to be open. 2 p.m. Free.

Space 15 Twenty's Monthly Flea Market
This month, the Hollywood retail and art space's Flea Market is featuring their favorite Los Angeles Etsy sellers. You'll find all sorts of cool handcrafted and vintage items all from local sellers at this free event at Space 15 Twenty. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Living History @Los Encinos State Historic Park
Once a month Los Encinos State Historic Parkputs on a family-oriented festival that includes traditional children's games, music, a blacksmith, and their docents dressed in 1870s attire. But you don't have to be a kid, or a parent, to head over to the historic site in Encino to enjoy this event that happens from 1-3 this afternoon; those docents are also there to offer tours of the historic buildings, and it's going to be a beautiful day to be out enjoying our city's lesser-known treasures. Free.

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Sushi Eating Contest in Huntington Beach
RA Sushi is partnering with CASA of Orange County and the OC Weekly to host an inaugural Maki Madness Sushi Eating Contest to coincide with the NCAA March Madness. "Whether you're a professional food eater or just like a little competition, you'll definitely enjoy this sushi throw-down. One participant will be named Surf City's 2010 Maki Madness Champion -winning sushi for a year, which is equivalent to 12 $50 RA gift certificates. Registration is closed, but if you're in the area and like to watch some wacky gluttony, stop by and watch the sushi madness. 4 p.m.