When Wavy Gravy took the mike in 1969 and told Woodstockers to beware of the brown stuff, he was talking about a particularly intense strain of acid. But this Thursday, when folks tell you not to trip on the brown stuff, theyll be referring to doggie droppings. Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort is hosting Woofstock: a Festival for Dogs. Instead of The Who performing an epic 25-song set or Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band wailing at a field of dancing mud-people, there will be cocktails, hors doeuvres, and a red carpet for sashaying canines dressed in doggie couture. There will also be an award for best dog and owner hippie costume, and pet communicator Cynthia Segal will be on-site to explain what your dog is thinking. Were guessing Fido will want you to lay off the mojitos, get him out of bell bottoms, and realize how depressing it is that Woodstock is now a party theme used to drum up business. So much for peace and music. Tickets include a free cocktail, valet parking, and a raffle ticket.
Thu., Jan. 27, 7 p.m., 2011