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Final farmers market of the year, theater, and lots of concerts in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend

September 30th, 2016 · Comments

It’s the final Phinney Farmers Market of the season from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Stock up on frozen pasta and honey for the winter, while buying fresh fruits and veggies for the weekend. Several made-to-order dinner options, including pizza, tamales, savory sandwiches and more.

It’s the second week of Taproot Theatre’s “Joyful Noise” at 204 N. 85th St.

Soccer Saturdays presented by the English Premier Soccer Academy from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club, 8635 Fremont Ave. N.

“The Cup” open house from 2-5 p.m. Friday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St.

Luso Food & Wine, 8218 Greenwood Ave. N., is celebrating its fifth anniversary (it recently moved to Greenwood from White Center) with traditional music from Argentina, Mexico and Venezuela by Aereo Correo from 6:30-9 p.m. p.m. Saturday; and Portugese music by Caixa from 3-8 p.m. Sunday.

Couth Buzzard Books presents Jim Page & Orville Johnson in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Songwriter Showcase with Jake Pipinich, Chris Frick, Micaela Kinglight, and Roo & The Few at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and First Sundays Blues Open Jam from 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday.

Seattle Youth Climate Action Network’s 2nd annual Youth Climate Action Summit is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Woodland Park Zoo. Teens can attend this free workshop to discuss climate change. Lunch and snacks provided.
Intro to Digital Photography Class from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

Seattle School Boardmember Rick Burke is hosting a District II community meeting from 3:30-6 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

Seattle Folklore Society presents two shows at the Phinney Center this weekend: fiddle/banjo/guitar/songwriting master Bruce Molsky at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and legendary Scottish band Tannahill Weavers at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Both concerts are in the PNA’s Brick Building, in Community Hall. Tickets for Bruce Molsky are $18 general, $16 SFS/PNA members, seniors and students; kids half price. Tickets for Tannahill Weavers are $20 general, $18 SFS/PNA members, seniors and students; kids half price (all tickets for all concerts are $2 more day of the show.)

With guitar, fiddle, or banjo in hand, Bruce Molsky explores traditional music from an astonishingly broad range of cultures, synthesizing them and refracting them through his own evolving sensibilities to the point where the sources of his inspiration transform themselves into a sound that is uniquely his. While most identified with traditional American old-time music, Molsky’s influences range from the Appalachian soul of Tommy Jarrell to Delta blues; from the haunting modal strains of Irish music to the rhythmically nimble music of Eastern Europe.

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies, demonstrating to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t get better…yet continue to do just that.


Carkeek Park’s Piper’s Orchard is part of City Fruit‘s second annual Orchard & Harvest Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The self-guided tour of Seattle’s public orchards costs $10-$25 (buy tickets online), or it’s free with a membership to City Fruit. Tour-goers can sample apple varieties, learn the history behind some of Seattle’s oldest fruit trees, and speak with orchard advisers, volunteers, and staff to learn about gardening tips, orchard care, and see how all of the orchards maintain their trees year round.

If you’re heading out of the neighborhood, be aware:

  • Seattle Symphony is hosting Friday matinee concerts for students at Benaroya Hall. Expect a lot of school buses on surrounding streets until about 2:30 p.m.
  • The UW Huskies play the Stanford Cardinals at 6 p.m. Friday at Husky Stadium. Expect heavy congestion.
  • In Ballard, the Macefield Music Festival runs Friday through Sunday.
  • The Mariners play Oakland at Safeco Field at 7:10 p.m. Friday, 6:10 p.m. Saturday, and 12:10 p.m. Sunday.