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Live music, farmers market, and road closures this weekend

August 3rd, 2012 · Comments

What a gorgeous day to start this Seafair weekend! Here’s a sampling of what’s happening in and around Greenwood and Phinney Ridge over the next few days. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

The Phinney Farmers Market is from 3-7 p.m. Friday in the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s lower parking lot. Fresh fruit, veggies, meat, eggs, cheese, flowers, ice cream, pizza, tamales and a lot more.

The annual Gumshoe 5K Walk scavenger hunt begins today and runs through Aug. 12. Purchase an entry form for $20 (or $15 each if you buy two) and follow the 30 clues around the neighborhood. Completed entry forms are entered to win gift certificates to local businesses. (Disclosure: The Gumshoe is a PhinneyWood sponsor.)

Woodland Park Zoo celebrates Snow Leopard Day on Saturday, with zookeepers and conservationists talking about about snow leopards, Asian elephants, tree kangaroos, orangutans, hornbills, tigers and other Asian wildlife. Keeper talks and kids crafts and other activities from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Included in zoo admission.

Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Jazz First Fridays with Ronin 3 and guests starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday it’s the Songwriters in Seattle Monthly Showcase with Steve Church, Christian Nelson, Cynthia Alexander and Adena Adkins. Both free with a pass of the hat; food and drink available for purchase.

Taproot Theatre,204 N. 85th St., continues its run of the hilarious British-cowboy mash-up “Chaps!”, which has been extended for one week, through Aug. 18.

Tim’s Tavern, 602 N. 105th St., has its weekly Open Mic and Jam Session starting at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Don’t forget that Seattle Department of Transportation has closed the on-ramps to I-5 from North 85th Street, while it repaves 85th from Aurora Avenue North to I-5.

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