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Artwalk, folk music by a famous Seeger, family dance and more in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

April 13th, 2012 · Comments

There’s a lot going on in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend. Here are a few; check our Events calendar any time for more.

Three dozen art galleries and businesses are participating in Friday night’s monthly Art Up Artwalk. The Artwalk officially runs from 6-9 p.m., but many galleries stay open until 10. Check the Artwalk website for a full list of participating businesses and artists. Here are a few highlights.

All Aboard 2nd Hand Furniture at 6500 3rd Ave. NW joins the monthly Artwalk with paintings by illustrator and graphic designer Levi Hastings (photo at left). “From tattooed brawlers to wigged aristocrats, foreign street food to fashion footwear, my paintings reflect a lifelong obsession with high and low culture, tied together with fine lines and loose watercolor. Raised on farm in the mountains of Idaho, I grew up on a steady diet of dinosaurs, comic books and National Geographic, which developed my desire to draw everything.”

Umpqua Bank, 7120 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting a free concert by Ayron Jones & The Way from 7-8:30 p.m. They are 1 of 86 bands from around the world competing in a contest to open up for Bruce Springsteen in London.

Tasty art gallery at 7513 Greenwood Ave. N. celebrates the return of “Heroes Vixens & Villians,” a comic tribute featuring 18 artists from Washington, Oregon and California. Costumes highly encouraged for tonight’s opening party.

A-1 Piano, at 7020 Greenwood Ave. N., presents some really “bad” art (photo below). “The ‘April Fool’s Bad Art Show’…features paintings by various artists that are tasteless, trashy, questionable, kitschy, tacky, corny, campy or just plain bad. Bring your own bad art submission for the contest for “baddest” art entry!”

And Cooper the Cat is back with a new photography show at The Chocolate Shoe Box, 7410 Greenwood Ave. N.

The Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., is hosting a shelter kitty adoption event from 12-3 p.m. on Saturday. See Seattle Animal Shelter’s website for more info and adoption fees.

“Freud’s Last Session” continues through April 28 at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St.

The Canote Brothers perform a Pacific NW Folklore Society concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. Jeremy Serwer, Justin Jude and Eric Miller perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Free; food and drink available.

Legendary folk singer Peggy Seeger (below) performs at the Phinney Center in the Brick Building at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. You can buy tickets online; $18 for adults ($3 off for PNA and SFS members, seniors and students); $9 for children. (As of press time, only a few tickets remained for this Seattle Folklore Society concert.)

MaMuse performs soul/folk revival at 8 p.m. Friday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. On Saturday, Eli Rosenblatt Trio and Correo Aereo perform at 8 p.m.. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.

The Democratic Precinct Caucuses start at 1 p.m. Sunday at various locations. Plug your address into the website to find your neighborhood caucus location.

Seattle Family Dance at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Phinney Center, in the Brick Building. Cost is $6 person ($1 off with PNA or Seattle Folklore Society membership), or $18 per family ($15 with PNA for SFS members).

Seattle World Chant at 6:30 p.m. Sunday Phinney Yoga House, 6615 Dayton Ave. N. (enter through the southeast corner of the lower level of the Phinney Center’s Brick Building.)

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