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Art walk and party in the streets Friday night

Don’t forget the monthly Art Up/Open Up art walk is coinciding with the new Seattle Summer Streets program Friday from 6-9 p.m. Greenwood Avenue will be closed from 65th to 87th streets (with major intersections left open for traffic) so people can party in the streets.
More than 30 businesses are turning into gallery and play spaces for the evening. Check out the official Art Up website for a complete list.
Angela Johnson, the owner of the late Twig Children’s Boutique at 8317 Greenwood Ave. N., tells us that Twig will reopen for the evening as a gallery space with original artist screens on childrens T-shirts and other items for little ones. (Twig also plans to reopen in May as an online-only boutique.)
And since the Summer Streets program is all about getting people out of their cars and using their feet or bikes for transportation, Viking Bank is operating a bike check in the 8500 block of Greenwood Ave N. from 6-9 PM. It’s a free service but any donations will go to a local charity.
Some neighbors are planning a wiffleball game near the intersection of Greenwood and 72nd St. Bherd Studios at 8537 Greenwood Ave. N. will have live painting in the street, and a number of businesses are planning live music.
Taproot Theatre is offering 2-for-1 tickets to that night’s 8 p.m. performance of “Tuesdays with Morrie” for anyone living in the 98103, 98107 and 98117 zip codes. Just ask for your “Art Walk 2-for-1” ticket when calling the box office at 206-781-9707.
Greenwood/Phinney’s Summer Streets event is the first of 12 planned for Seattle this year. The next is from 4-7 p.m. on May 15 in Ballard, on 22nd Street.