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Theater, folk music, ghosts in Phinney Ridge-Greenwood this weekend

October 7th, 2016 · Comments

Here are some highlights of what’s happening in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

“Joyful Noise” continues at Taproot Theatre’s mainstage, 204 N. 85th St., through Oct. 22.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts Jazz First Fridays with Jump Ensemble & Tonal Vision at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Little Sara and the Night Owls in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell (all levels welcome) from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Soccer Saturdays presented by the English Premier Soccer Academy from 9-10:15 a.m. Saturday at North Seattle Boys & Girls Club, 8635 Fremont Ave. N.

Washington State Ghost Society Talk at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Nordic Fiddlers Bloc at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Tickets in advance are $16 general; $14 SFS/PNA/Skandia members, seniors and students; kids are half price (all tickets are $2 more at the door).

Seattle Folklore Society presents The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, an amazing trio of fiddlers from Norway, Sweden, and the Shetland Islands. Featuring Olav Mjelva (Norway), Kevin Henderson (Shetlands), and Anders Hall (Sweden), the trio is known for clever arrangements, using the fiddles to create bass lines and riffs, and leaving the listener wondering how three fiddles can generate such amazing sound. All of these fine fiddlers are known as leaders within their respective traditions.

The concert is a co-production with Skandia Folkdance Society (skandiafolkdance.org). The trio will also offer workshops through Skandia the following day (Oct. 9) at Cedar Valley Grange: All three fiddlers will teach two sessions each during the day.

The 6th annual Dick’s Drive-In Round Up for Charity Walk-a-Thon is Sunday. Join dozens of others to walk to all Dick’s locations to raise money for homeless nonprofits.


  • State Route 520 Bridge will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday for paving. Westbound SR520 will be closed between Bellevue and Montlake Blvd. Eastbound SR520 will be closed between I-5 and Bellevue.
  • The Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday between South Spokane Street and Denny Way for semi-annual inspection.