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Bluebird anniversary, theater, Celtic music, kids gear sale, PNA Village volunteer event in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

October 14th, 2016 · Comments

Bluebird Ice Cream is celebrating its fifth anniversary on Phinney Ridge with specials Friday from 5-10 p.m.

The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (the nonprofit writing and tutoring center in Greenwood) is hosting its annual Dance Your Cash Off fundraiser Friday at Hale’s Palladium, 4301 Leary Way NW in Fremont. Even if you’re not registered to dance for prizes, you can pay a $10 cover and get your groove on.

Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., presents “Joyful Noise” on the mainstage and “The God Game” in the Isaac Studio Theatre.

Seattle School Boardmember Scott Pinkham will meet with District I constituents from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N.

PNA Village Volunteer Recruitment and Fall Potluck Saturday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St. Volunteer event is from 3:30-4:45 p.m.; potluck is from 5-7 p.m.

Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op Gently Used Kids Clothing and Gear Sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, in the Brick Building.

The Find It, Fix Walk on Saturday through Crown Hill/Whittier Heights with Mayor Murray has been postponed due to the expected storm. We’ll let you know when it’s rescheduled.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Jamie Laval at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Phinney Center in the Brick Building. Tickets in advance are $18, $16 SFS/PNA members, seniors and students; kids half price (all tickets are $2 more day of the show.)

On the heels of his critically acclaimed ten-week tour throughout Scotland, France, and Iceland, Jamie Laval returns to his original home in the Pacific Northwest for a homecoming evening of Celtic music and stories, joined by Portland guitarist Dan Compton.

An evening concert experience with Laval combines toe-tapping melodies, amusing and informative stories, foot percussion, and an innovative arrangement style to create a beautiful atmosphere of the Scottish Highlands as he captures the audience with his passionate performances of traditional Celtic music, showcasing his stunning virtuosity, contemporary flair, and uncanny imitation of Highland bagpipes. “One of North America’s finest practitioners of traditional Scottish music,” is how the San Jose Mercury News describes him, while Press & Post hails him “the next Alasdair Fraser.”

If you’re heading downtown this weekend:

  • Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk will close streets around the Seattle Center Saturday morning. Check Metro’s Service Advisories page for bus reroute information.
  • Pike People Street – Daytime will close East Pike Street between 10th and 11th avenues from 12-4 p.m. Sunday to extend the pedestrian area across Pike Street.
  • Seattle Seahawks play the Atlanta Falcons at 1:25 p.m. Sunday.

Looking ahead to next week, the Greenwood Community Council is hosting an election forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St.